With only a few exceptions, anyone who really strives for spiritual growth and self-improvement, in general, must invest a lot of serious and persistent efforts into that work. Typically, mindfulness, meditation, and inner reintegration (or psychological work of various kinds) are required.
All of this should be supported by having a higher purpose of this work and fueled by strong determination and desire for spiritual liberation. Without this, your meditation and mindfulness practice could easily be stalled or even completely ruined.
Also, we know that the subconscious mind plays an immensely important role in our lives and spiritual growth. We must somehow explore its depths and harness its power. But how?
We could say that the subconscious mind is part of our being which consists of everything we have forgotten or have not been aware of.
We can forget something intentionally, when we willingly put some experience behind us, forcing ourselves not to think of it.
Subconscious mind is part of our being which consists of everything we have forgotten or have not been aware of.
We may also forget unintentionally when we fall asleep, faint, dive into a dreamlike state, or discontinue our conscious experience in any other way, which sometimes leads to forgetting.
Nevertheless, all forgotten memories are still there, within you, although they are seemingly inaccessible to your conscious mind.
According to the Reintegration System’s view, these subconscious structures that you need to integrate might be:
Typically, these structures influence your everyday life from the subconscious level. They often lie deeply hidden in your subconscious mind and it might be incredibly difficult to recognize and reveal them.
Dealing with the Subconscious Mind
What to do with all these subconscious structures? There are two options:
The first option is the reintegration work. Of course, this implies not only the application of the Reintegration System’s methodology. It may also refer to any other psychological/spiritual work.
As we have already covered the first option in many of the previous articles, here we will focus more on the other one – changing the subconscious structures.
Reprogramming the Mind
Surely, one of the most important questions of personal development is how to access and influence the subconscious mind in a safe and effective way.
Some practitioners call this work reprogramming the mind. It is gentle and thorough transformation of some aspects of personality mentioned above. For example, beliefs, habits, traits, rules and even the general aspects can be transformed by this reprogramming work.
In the Reintegration System, there are some techniques for changing these subconscious structures. One of the very effective methods is, for example, the Replacing Beliefs technique. Essentially, this method will help you make a list of your negative core beliefs and to replace them with the opposite ones, consecutively.
Also, this work can be done through repetition. There are many different approaches to it, such as:
1) Repetition of actions (habitual behavior)
Through repetition of actions, we may form a new habit. We could simply repeat the wanted behavior, again and again, and sooner or later it will become rooted in your being. But for carrying out this, we must be really, really persistent and patient.
However, there is another, scientifically proven way of making desired habits or changing unwanted habits into beneficial ones. We have to add a trigger and reward to the wanted routine.
In his great book “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change,” Charles Duhigg reveals the details about the scientific research that has led to a very important discovery: the so-called Habit loop (see figure below).
You have probably heard of the so-called Fermi paradox. Namely, in 1950 Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi considered the intriguing question of why alien civilizations were not visiting Earth, or at least why we had no trace of their visits in the past, given the enormous time span since the birth of our galaxy to the present.
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute in Mountain View, California, said on its website: "Fermi realized that any civilization with a modest amount of rocket technology and an immodest amount of imperial incentive could rapidly colonize the entire galaxy. Within ten million years, every star system could be brought under the wing of empire. Ten million years may sound long, but in fact, it's quite short compared with the age of the galaxy, which is roughly ten thousand million years. Colonization of the Milky Way should be a quick exercise."
Where Are They?
So, at least officially, there have been no signs of any extraterrestrial civilizations yet, neither here on earth, nor in the outer space. Why? Is there anybody out there at all?
Given the huge number of potentially habitable planets in our Milky Way galaxy (at least 300 billion), and vast time spans from the probable emergence of intelligent civilizations in the galaxy to this day, various types of extraterrestrials have surely been visiting our planet.
Here are several possible answers to this conundrum:
Possible Alien Forms
Let us examine the intriguing question about probable forms of extraterrestrial intelligent life.
First, the idea of panspermia can give us some clues to this problem. If interstellar panspermia is real, then it is quite possible that there are many species out there similar to our own, with a humanoid shape, even human-like characteristics. If the life-coding molecule, the DNA, is common among many solar systems thanks to panspermia, then the similarities are possible, but still not certain.
Yet, a kind of humanoid shape of intelligent (self-conscious) alien beings may be quite expected or at least frequent among many types of extraterrestrials. If similar evolutionary forces are in place on other planets, then the being should have a vertically oriented shape of its body with eyes and other sensory receptors on its top, because this provides the advantage of spotting any danger in time. In order to quickly process all the data from the sensory inputs, the brain or its analogous data-processing center must be near these organs. Therefore, the creatures will probably have some sort of head with a brain, eyes, ears, and other sensory receptors. The entity also needs a few limbs to manipulate precisely the environment and legs to be mobile.
However, the size and physical appearance of extraterrestrials may still be completely different from ours, which depends on the gravity of the planet and many other factors. The lower the gravity, the taller the critters may be. For instance, if there were any intelligent life forms on Mars in ancient times, they could have been very tall and slim.
Holographic View on Reincarnation
The real process of reincarnation is far more complex than in the classical views of Hinduism or Buddhism.
For example, the terms “previous” or “future” life are far from being reliable for depicting the Truth. In a way, these “previous” or “future” lives are all simultaneous. Let me explain.
In accordance with the theory of relativity, time is interchangeable with space within the space-time continuum and, in a way, time is only the fourth (or first!) space dimension in that continuum. Our consciousness is moving steadily along that fourth axis of the space-time chart. This is actually giving us the impression that everything is changing. We are moving along that time axis and everything else around us seem to be moving as well. Nevertheless, the whole fourth-dimensional existence is fully stable in the 4D space-time continuum.
Therefore, our lives in the “past,” from the perspective “outside” of the space-time continuum, are actually simultaneous existences. It’s just a matter of point of view—from which coordinate of the space-time you are observing an event. You could even have some lives in the future that are your “previous” lives, meaning the roots of some events in this life stem from those lives. Or vice versa.
But that’s not all. Yes, there are many people being able to recall many various lives from their “past” or “future.” Yet, there were some accounts of different people remembering the same life! How’s that possible? The answer is fairly simple: we live in the holographic world.
Simply put, a holographic world’s view indicates that the Universe is a huge hologram, which is in line with some of the theoretical physics’ new approaches. In accordance with that, each phenomenon, thing, event or being within that hologram has all the information on the entire hologram.
This implies that information on the whole Universe, including its past and future, is embedded within each of us. That’s also applicable to the reincarnation. When one remembers a life, say, from the past, that same life could be “remembered” by another person, as that life is a part of that person’s embedded information as well. It’s just a matter of individual traits and subconscious structures of a person who remembers, which lives they will remember more probably. Each individual is more inclined to one or more “streams” of lives within the “past” or “future,” and those streams are usually considered as their real past or future lives.
Bizarre Entities of Time
But there could exist many forms of time itself.
Imagine that there are beings whose conscious focus is moving in the opposite direction along the fourth coordinate of this 4D continuum. To them, the reality would also be perfectly credible, otherwise, they wouldn’t be conscious at all. Although their reality would be completely different than ours, they would live their lives unaware of our “time” and perhaps of our existence, too.
Moreover, there could exist beings whose conscious focus is moving steadily (or unsteadily?) along one of the other three coordinates of our space-time continuum. Their existence would probably be completely unrecognizable to our minds. Yet, their lives would be absolutely plausible to them, as they would find their ways of connecting different things or events within their consciousness. Actually, that would be completely natural to them.
We can go even further on: the existence of entities whose “time” is two-dimensional or multidimensional is also possible. Their conscious focus would be moving not along one coordinate only, but two or more.
Theoretically, there could be an infinite number of dimensions, which implies the possibility of infinite “types” of conscious minds.
However, string theory envisions the existence of 10 or 11 dimensions in total, of which our familiar 4 space-time dimensions are fully “developed” or infinite, and the rest are infinitesimally small.
Are We Living in a ‘Block Universe’?
Yet, things are even more complicated than all of this. We are not only living in a “block universe” which is static from the 4D perspective; quantum physics tells us that in every single moment of our conscious existence we are “collapsing the quantum wave function” and choosing only one of the countless possible universes that lie ahead of us.
So, we are not some passive experiencers of reality, we are actively choosing our reality ahead and making it real. Still, all those possible lines of time are real in a sense, we could say, as “potential realities.” These potential realities are also part of the whole picture. Some other beings might be going along those potential timelines, but they are real to them, as our is potential to them.
Not only that, there are countless potential timelines behind us, as possible past events that could lead us to this here-and-now reality. And we are aware of one timeline only, to which our memory is tied (except in some cases of the so-called “false memories”). Therefore, the whole picture is far more complex than looking at “simple” 4D relativistic continuum.
Nevertheless, although we are still far from a final “theory of everything,” everything we have learned so far directs us toward a conclusion that the reality and consciousness within it are inseparable, both with potential to have endless manifestations. And consciousness plays a dynamic role in these manifestations – it actively chooses its path all the time.
Nevertheless, we are all one, at the deepest level. And all lives that “happened” in the past or “will happen” in the future, are the lives of the only one being – the Pure Consciousness, Underlying Perfect Reality, God, or whatever we call it. We are one.
When you find yourself in the middle of hardship, overwhelmed with fear, anger, sorrow, or any other painful emotion, there is always a way out. So, I would like to recommend that you pass through several well-defined steps which will bring you great relief.
Here are ten tips on getting through tough times in life:
1. Say to yourself: There is a feeling of ______in me.
Recognize a predominant feeling in you that is related to the hardship you are experiencing. Focus on this feeling. Name it with as few words as possible.
For example: There is a feeling of fear in me.
2. Accept this feeling completely.
At this stage, try to apply the Total Acceptance technique on this feeling.
So, if you are feeling fear, you will need to fully accept it. Embrace it, without any resistance.
3. Feel in which part of your body this feeling is expressed and in which way (pain, tension, discomfort…).
While sensing the unpleasant feeling, determine its location within your body. In most cases, emotions are expressed in the stomach.
In our example, perhaps you are sensing the fear in your upper stomach; this part of your body is full of tension and discomfort.
4. Accept totally this unpleasant sensation in your body.
Now, this is one of the most important steps. Again, use the Total Acceptance technique. You have to completely accept the unpleasant sensation itself. To do that, you must repeat the Total Acceptance procedure several times, until the uncomfortable physical sensation is gone.
So, in the current example, you are accepting over and over again the tension and discomfort in your upper stomach. The chances are that the sensation will fade away eventually.
5. Everything has its own good purpose. Life is a great show. Everything is transient. Happiness always comes back.
These statements will soothe you even more and may deliver you profound relief. You just have to repeat to yourself these affirmations several times, with the conviction that they are true.
At the very beginning, let me point out that this article mainly deals with ideas that are speculative in their nature, on the edge of the scientific domain. Nevertheless, these concepts are still in line with numerous scientific research which, in my opinion, are not only thought-provoking but can be of great benefit to the psychological and spiritual development of mankind.
I must say that in the case of mental and health problems, a professional medical engagement of an authorized specialist/doctor is necessary, while all of the following techniques and procedures can only be added to the medical treatment. In many cases, however, these techniques will serve as a protective measure and could prevent your need for visiting the doctor.
Modern physics is getting increasingly closer to the conclusion that parallel universes are real. A few decades ago, this idea existed only in the domain of science fiction and pure speculation. Meanwhile, emerging unexpectedly as an outcome of several serious theoretical approaches, it has become very close to being widely accepted among physicists. For example, string theory and theory of inflation predict the existence of other universes. Also, there is an increasing number of indirect experimental indicators that the parallel universes do exist.
On the other hand, there is clear scientific evidence that this material universe is not only of gargantuan size, but that visible matter and known forms of energy are only a small part of the total matter and energy present in the cosmos. Namely, in the standard Lambda-CDM model of cosmology, the total mass-energy of the universe contains 5% ordinary matter and energy, 27% so-called dark matter and 68% of a mysterious form of energy known as dark energy.
In other words, only about 5% of the matter in the cosmos is visible and detectable, while the remaining 95% falls within these invisible forms of matter and energy. Here, the word “dark” refers to being virtually invisible and unknown to us.
No one still has an answer as to what dark matter and dark energy are, but it is clear that they exist and that they permeate this reality in an invisible and subtle way.
Furthermore, an increasingly important question in science is human consciousness, which remains a complete mystery. Some research even says that consciousness survives the death of physical body and “goes somewhere.” If this is so, is it possible that our consciousness after physical death transitions to one of the parallel universes that the string theory is talking about? Or, maybe, dark matter and dark energy answer the question of the spiritual world’s existence, which may be made up of subtle and invisible particles and fields of these unknown types of matter and energy? In any case, even the most stubborn skeptics cannot refuse these possibilities.
Personally, even though I am by nature a skeptic, I have come to the definitive conclusion that consciousness survives the death of the physical body. Moreover, I believe that consciousness is immortal and ubiquitous and that the “world beyond” does exist.
So, if we truly believe that consciousness is immortal and omnipresent, that there are other dimensions, parallel universes, and other levels of reality, we must admit that there is a logical possibility that there also exist innumerable conscious beings of various kinds which are present in these worlds.
Also, this material universe is probably inhabited by many types of conscious entities – not only humans and other beings from this planet, but species on other planets, in other solar systems, and different cosmic environments, too. Moreover, there must exist countless beings invisible to us that live in the physical world as well as at all other levels of existence above this one in which we operate. Of course, there are entire groups and hierarchies of these invisible beings.
Quite logically, for some types of entities we could say that they are “neutral” from our perspective, some groups are “good,” others – “bad,” while there are beings so strange that we cannot classify them into any group or even comprehend by our minds.
Of course, the idea of invisible entities that are present here, alongside us or even within us, is very disturbing. And indeed, this is real, but only partially.
Yes, there are beings that we cannot see, hear, nor do we feel their presence in any way. Yet many of them are able to see us, and even have impacts on our lives to some extent. Some of these “Invisibles” are “neutral,” some are “bad” or unpleasant, but we should know that there are many “positive” beings that help us and inspire us on our life course. We will call them here the Beings of Light.
Although all this can be disturbing to someone who faces such ideas for the first time, we need to know that, still, all is up to us. Ultimately, we are in charge.
Every person is fundamentally responsible for their own life because all these “positive” or “negative” influences are only the result of our deepest inner decisions, thoughts, habits, or emotional turmoil.
Do you sometimes wonder why people have inexplicable outbursts of rage, uncontrolled fear, or eruptions of other negative emotions, which sometimes lead to horrifying situations and crime? Are the childhood traumas and the existence of various negative psychological aspects within a personality the only explanation for such phenomena?
In my opinion, they are not. There are many indications of various conscious entities that are attached to us, directly or indirectly affecting our behavior and state of consciousness.
A lot of literature describes research in this field. For example, in his excellent book “Healing Lost Souls,” William J. Baldwin depicts many cases of solving psychic problems and dysfunctional relationships by applying specific techniques for the release of so-called “attached entities.”
There is a vast range of beings and energies that can be “nested” in our aura or within our being, such as souls or energy remnants of deceased people, parts of personalities of living persons, or even the “classical” Beings of Darkness, i.e. demons. What is most interesting, sometimes the attached beings are not originating from this planet at all – they are extraterrestrial beings. But about all this in more detail later.
Symptoms of Attachments
It is not so easy to recognize that you have an attached entity. However, you can be pretty certain that this phenomenon has occurred if you identify the following symptoms:
However, for all this, you should be cautious and not to make premature conclusions. You should certainly work on yourself and try using some of the Reintegration Techniques or other proven methods.
Souls of the Dead
One type of the attached entities are the souls of the dead people who, for assorted reasons, remain tied with the physical world. The term “soul” here denotes the nucleus of an individual which is practically immortal, had existed before and will exist after the individual’s incarnation. In this sense, the nucleus has normally retained almost the whole personality of the deceased person, so the term “soul of the dead” in this text actually means “the nucleus plus its personality.”
These souls stay at the physical level typically due to strong attachment to a person or place, due to complete disorientation and lack of awareness that it is no longer among the living, or for various other reasons. Nevertheless, all these souls eventually find the way to the higher levels of reality, most often with the help and guidance of the Beings of Light.
Although the number of souls of deceased people who remain at the physical plane is relatively small compared to those who find their way to other levels of reality, it still seems that there are plenty of them. For example, many such souls float around sites of mass executions, natural disasters, and other places of unexpected deaths, because they are still in total confusion, unaware that they even died.
These souls sometimes tend to be near people to whom they used to be very emotionally tied in life. In some cases, such a soul “joins” the person to whom it was bound, simply by “entering” into her energy field or joining her aura. This process is often unconscious because these souls are mostly in a dull, semi-conscious state. However, this does not prevent them from exerting influence on the behavior of the “victim,” from the very moment of attaching.
Unfortunately, this influence is usually harmful, because the hooked beings through this person try to fulfill some of their selfish desires and goals, despite the free will of the “host.”
While it is clear that we need to get rid of these entities, which can be achieved through a process of "taking to the Light," I must emphasize that a genuine and lasting relief from such impacts is achieved only when a person heals and reintegrates their own parts of the personality that attract corresponding entities. Thus, again: Ultimately, each of us is completely responsible for their own life, which is excellent news.
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