Our Sub-consciousness

Psychology and Sub-consciousness

All Researchers of the Truth should understand the triadic nature of sub-consciousness.

One chamber of the sub-conscious contains all the elementals composing our personality.

A second chamber is the storehouse of etheric vitality --sometimes called our "animal vitality"--.

The third and most valued chamber is that of the Logos and Holy Spirit, for it is through the subconscious that the Holy Spirit and the Logos impart Total Wisdom, Total Power and Total Love.

We, as human beings, possess what we have called Holy Spiritual sub-consciousness, which refines in our gross material body, the psychic and Spiritual bodies and empowers them with Total Wisdom. It is that part of Mind within our personality which we call the sub-conscious mind. Each cell and atom of our gross material body also possesses instinctual consciousness. And, the 'Holy Spirit, God', who is everywhere present within self, works from the center of each atom and cell, apparently beneath Self-consciousness, but in reality in a super-conscious way. It is from an infinite number of points that It simultaneously manifests its creative force. We have seen it as impersonal, though nevertheless omnipotent and totally loving, working together with the Christ Logos, within the universes - from the material to the mental and beyond - as provided for in the Divine Plan.

For most of us our sub-conscious, depending on its composition and quality, decides the circumstances in which we experience life.

The sub-conscious, primarily located in the area of the solar plexus, is divided into three chambers. The size of each chamber varies according to the psycho-spiritual development of the individual.

These three chambers of the sub-conscious are:

1)  One chamber is the storehouse of vital energy or, as others term it, our animal vitality. It is through this part of the sub-conscious that our source of life, our daily bread, is drawn in and stored for distribution within and without. Living a healthy, gentle life, having developed a proper understanding of the circumstances surrounding life, and being of service to others, we will gain control over this energy. Otherwise it is likely to gain control over us! Apart from maintaining our own full health --our psychic and physical well-being-- we will harness this etheric vitality, as the various forms of ether, for healing others. As Christ says, "He that believeth in me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water" (John7:38). Christ here speaks of etheric vitality as water.

2)  Another chamber, so often a dense jungle, is the body of elementals that we generate and regenerate within our personality. These elementals, largely the product of sub-conscious activity and belife patterns, are contained within this chamber where they stir about waiting for opportunities to express themselves. As we previously mentioned, although many, many elementals are working against us, we also benefit from healthy, life-giving elementals, stored within our sub-conscious. It is in this chamber where we must apply ourselves in sorting out the good from the bad, that is, clearing the brush from the jungle.

For this is the very seat of our egoism as a present personality. This chamber unless it is cleared and cleaned, will bind us - and make the others suffer - lifetime after life­time adding misery along the way. “He must increase, but I must decrease'' as it is beautifully stated by our beloved Yohannan (John3:30), here referring to the process of ridding ourselves of egoism - selfish elementals - and opening ourselves to the Love of Christ and God.

A common misperception prevails these days in popular psychology. Many psychotherapists believe that in order for a patient to recover he must relive certain emotions and events, venting memories and frustrations that have been plaguing the personality. In this process of "letting the steam out" more often then not the elementals surrounding a memory, rather then being weakened, are revitalized by the attention with which they are served. This method is counterproductive - except in a few rare cases - to the client's recovery as it lends only more energy to the problems.

3) The third chamber is where the Holy Spirit and the Christ Logos guide and influence us. Here we enjoy our Holy Spiritual super-conscious awareness, a type of instinctual awareness. We all marvel at the fact that we can drive a two ton automobile for miles and miles and not recall a single detail of the drive, as all along we were lost deep in thought. Other examples include our ability to act most swiftly and wisely when emergency situations arise. Moreover, it is from this holy chamber that each one of us knows intuitively the value of goodness and has the ability to discriminate between right and wrong. And should we transgress, from here spring the stings of conscience which move us to correct our thoughts and actions. We speak here of the Holy Spiritual and Logoic influences in our higher centers, yet here too, in the subconscious we are well guided in our development.

Three quarters of our personality is sub-conscious, or sub-conscious mind.  We will come to know 'Mind' in another form and will be surprised when we have established that Mind, even at its lowest degree of expression, holds within it the Total Wisdom, Total Power and Total Love of Absolute Beingness. The human personality is constructed both individually and in communities.

A person receives influences from within the personality and the environment around, to which the individual reacts with thoughts, desires and ambitions, which have their source largely in the subconscious.

In addition, both our sub-conscious and our personality are situated simultaneously in our three bodies –spiritual (noetical), psychic and gross material--. If this were not so, the personality would be annihilated upon the dissolution of the material body. In such a case, those who left the material body, whether at "death" or in exosomatosis, would lose their individuality. But this does not happen.

From The Esoteric Teachings by Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis (Daskalos)

The researchers of Truth


 

Elementals what are they?

Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis (Daskalos)

Every thought, emotion and desire creates and transmits an elemental - also called thought-form - these carry on an existence of its own.

We create and regenerate two types of elementals. When negative emotion prevails over thought, we have created emotional thought-forms, or desire-thoughts.

When our ideas, desires and emotions pass through reason and love, we create reasoned thought-forms, or thought-desires.

An elemental can never be destroyed, only disenergized (when no longer fed with etheric vitality).

Elementals of a kind collect to form powerful group elementals. If an individual, or a collection of individuals, are vibrating at the same frequency, they will attract such group elementals.

Archangels also create elementals (e.g. nature spirits and angels) in the service of the Divine Plan.

The subject of elementals cannot be exhausted.  There was hardly a public Lesson by Daskalos that did not at least touch on the subject of the elementals.  
He considered the study of our elementals as one of the most important for not just his students but for all human beings.

Researchers of Truth understand the triadic nature of their subconscious.

One chamber of the subconscious contains all the elementals composing our personality.

The second chamber is the storehouse of life-giving etheric vitality.

The third, and most valued chamber, is that of the Logos and the Holy Spirit.

With appropriate training, we can project and direct etheric vitality from the etheric doubles of the bodies and send it over vast distances, and perform so-called miracles. To do this we can take part of the Mind-substance of etheric vitality, give it form and project it as a mental image, outside both our gross material body and our etheric double.

This happens consciously when we form what we call "thought-desires", but unconsciously when we form "desire-thoughts". Jesus Christ called the latter "deaf and dumb spirits" (Mark9:25). These two types of thought forms, because they are both living forms, we call "elementals".

Etheric vitality is the "Bread" which comes to us from Heaven. It is the means by which we build, when rendered into elementals, the present day personality. It is also the means of cleansing and purifying the character, which ultimately serves to assimilate our personality into the Inner Self--our Self-aware Soul. Such images arise from the shaping of Mind into forms that we call "elementals".

Our present day personalities, that is to say the vehicle through which most of us experience and interpret the worlds, are compositions of various elementals born either sub-consciously, self-consciously or super-consciously. Elementals having once been created and projected, gain a material existence of their own. Upon still closer examination, we learn that each elemental owns a psychic and a Spiritual counterpart, which inherits the intentions of its creator.

Life as we know it in gross matter is how we ourselves fashion Mind super-substance coupled with the communal and global environments that have been pre-shaped around us.

In this way we create different conditions in and around us, which can approach the likeness of paradises or hells, or stand somewhere in between, which is what Catholics call purgatory. We each live in a shell, more or less permeable, of our own design.

Just as the material body consists of many cells, organized into a working whole, so our personality consists of a network of interdependent psycho-spiritual images. The cells of our personality, as we might call them, are precisely, one by one, the elementals which we create and project as a result of our desires and weaknesses, strengths and virtues.

With every thought, each glance, idea, distraction or feeling we create elementals. Even as we sleep, we are emitting elementals that will affect us and those around us.

The elementals are emitted with an intensity corresponding to the strength of the desires which gave birth to them. When they have reached their goal and served their purpose, they return to their creator to be projected once again with ever increasing power.

This procedure is repeated many times, creating within our personality, either a terrible environ­ment of darkness if the elementals are of low degree, or a strong atmosphere of love if they are good thought-desires

In the same way we can poison the material body by consuming harmful food, or can cleanse it by improving the way we care for it, so we poison or cleanse our personalities.  This is how human character evolves.

But what is character and what is its relationship with our personality?

We have said that our material body is some­thing which is in constant state of change. Substance enters it and other substance is discarded. Orthodox science tells us that with the passing of every seven years, not a single cell remains from the body of the seven years prior. We have the opportunity to shape our bodies and health in this con­stant process of renewal.

The same thing happens with our personality. Substance is taken in and substance is discarded. With the production and reproduction of elementals we build and rebuild our personality. Here, too, we create health or illness, contentment or dissatisfaction, and sow peace or unrest.

For most of us the construction of our personality is performed sub-consciously, as we let desires and emotions dictate the character of the personality.

Let us recognize the gift we have, to create and to form the holy super-substance Mind, into heavens and hells. In a manner not unrelated to the Archangels, we have been given the authority and the responsibility to shape Mind into form. They shape the heavens without, we the heavens within.

We can identify various types of elementals. Some spring from inside the personality, others are drawn from the out­side environment. We either create elementals with our desire-emotions and thought-emotions; or our personality vibrates at a frequency common to a collection of elementals of a like kind and then attracts these elementals.

The latter are the so-called "group elementals" that have been cultivated over the centuries by the perpetuation of common beliefs and actions. They can be either benign or malicious in intent. Our personality, whether weak and ill-natured or strong and compassionate, will activate these group elemen­tals.  Once activated they will cling to the host personali­ty, affecting emotions, thoughts and actions.

When such group elementals are particularly aggressive they can control our energy centers in a phenomenon similar to possession. Conversely, should they be benign and loving we might experience a sensation of great inspiration or even ecstasy.

The majority of the elementals we house are intelligent and demanding. They can force the personality to act in a cer­tain manner which creates the conditions for the elemental to be satisfied and renewed. If we are filled with elementals of greed, envy, anger, fear, shame and hatred, to name but a few, these elementals will dic­tate to our personality's actions and behaviors that will lead to great disagreements and brawls, not to mention hellish inner dissatisfaction.

If we are compassionate and peaceful in nature, our elementals will lead us into situa­tions where we can be of some help and service.

Consequently, in spite of it being accepted that, we do not always have always full control over the condition of our material body, in that case, with our personality the responsibility is ultimately exclusively our own.

If we have constructed a weak personality, we inevitably form centers of attraction which draw to us the corresponding elementals that others have created or are creating around us, which are hovering in the psycho-spiritual atmosphere. But, even in this case, it is we who have the responsibility, because we attract and assimilate only those vibrations which resonate with ourselves. We cannot accuse other people, or the conditions which prevail around us, because the acceptance and assimilation of these elementals is purely our own choice and responsibility.

All around us there are human beings who live in ignorance and darkness, as well as others who make sensible use of Mind at all levels. There are, then, in our communal psycho-Spiritual environment good and bad elementals. There are angels - and demons too! It is for us to create the magnetic pole which will attract the one and repel the other. No demon can bother any human being who does not resonate with it.

On the other hand, someone who is laboring under a particular guilt can temporarily be helped by an angelic being or through the meditation of other humans who pray for him, or by the expression of Divine Mercy.

Prayer is one process of shaping and emitting loving elementals.

This help, however, is relative, for if the person in ques­tion has not matured psycho-spiritual, the benefit derived will be temporarily. To be helped, the person must use this beneficial intervention as the starting point for right-thinking and development.

Let us not cast continually blame on our surroundings.

There are many elementals around us. There are elementals, for example, of those we call alcoholics, many of whom try to present themselves as victims of society. Such people are respon­sible for their sorry state, since they have created or drawn to themselves very strong elementals, which will take great will power to dis-energize. Yet the same elementals surround us all.

A common misperception prevails these days in popular psychology.

Many psychotherapists believe that in order for a patient to recover he must relive certain emotions and events, venting memories and frustrations that have been plaguing the personality. In this process of "letting the steam out" more often than not the elementals surrounding a memory, rather then being weakened, are revitalized by the attention with which they are served. This method is counterproductive - except in a limited few cases - to the client's recovery as it lends only more energy to the problems.

Elementals cannot be destroyed. Once an elemental has been created it will continue to exist in either an active state --when filled with etheric vitality from a personality-- or in a dormant state --deprived of thought power, lying in the waiting in the Cosmic Consciousness--. In as much as our personalities are composed both of quantitatively and qualitatively of these elementals, in order to rid ourselves of certain elementals we must be prepared to replace elementals which are a nuisance, with more beneficial ones. When one elemental is driven out a vacuum remains which can be occupied by a new elemental of any nature. It is vital, therefore, to fill such voids with elementals that serve a constructive purpose within the personality.

We see why it is difficult for personalities to change too much, too quickly as each personality is composed of a relatively balanced and interdependent network of elementals. Suddenly to remove either large elementals, or a collection of elementals of a like kind, can seriously de-stabilize an individual, leading even to madness. The work of dis-energizing elementals must be slow and steady with much resolve unless they are able to fill the void. 

Elementals can never be defeated in a direct struggle. We believe that in order to move beyond the chains of the past it is best to recognize their source - using reason - and then work to replace and transcend them. We need to let go of, and not dwell on, past events. In letting go of the past -- which is behind us and unchangeable --, we dis-energize the elementals that weigh us down, depriving them of their life-blood.

We can then live unfettered in the present.

Let today belong to today, and not the pull of yesterday, nor the push of tomorrow.

Daskalos

Researchers of Truth

 

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