Fighting Negative Thinking

Remember that Negative Emotions are often the result of us ‘not wanting to cooperate with the inevitable’ and that ‘in the life, we have to LEARN TO COOPERATE WITH THE INEVITABLE’. And our mind does the same thing in order to justify its negative thinking, it tries to justify thinking a certain way even if it is completely against what is inevitably going to happen or what already is…

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Our Consciousness

“When we come into this world we all have 3% of consciousness and 97% which can be distributed among subconsciousness, infraconsciousness and unconsciousness. The 3% of awake consciousness can be increased as we work upon ourselves. It is not possible to increase consciousness by exclusively physical or mechanical procedures. Undoubtedly, the consciousness can only awaken through conscious works and voluntary suffering.

Various types of energy exist within us, we must understand:

1) mechanical energy.
2) vital energy.
3) psychic energy.
4) mental energy.
5) energy of the will.
6) energy of the consciousness.
7) energy of pure spirit.

No matter how much
• the mechanical energy,
• the vital forces within our own organism,
• the psychic energy,
• and the mental energy
is increased, these energies do not awaken the diverse functions of the consciousness.

The strength of will, even if multiplied infinitely, can never achieve the awakening of consciousness by itself. All these types of energy are graded into different levels and dimensions which have nothing to do with consciousness. The consciousness can only be awaken by conscious work and upright efforts. The small percentage of consciousness which humanity possesses, instead of being increased is usually foolishly wasted in life.

It is obvious that by identifying ourselves with all the events of our existence, we uselessly waste the energy of the consciousness. We should see life as a film, without ever identifying with any comedy, drama or tragedy, and in doing so we will save conscious energy.

Consciousness in itself is a type of energy with a very high vibratory affinity. We should not confuse consciousness with memory, since they are as different from each other as the light of the car’s head lights are with the road upon which we drive. Many acts take place within ourselves with no participation whatsoever of that which is called consciousness. Many adjustments and readjustments take place within our organism, without the consciousness taking part in them. The motor center of our body can drive a car or direct the fingers which play the piano keys, without even the most insignificant participation of the consciousness.

Consciousness is the light which the unconscious does not perceive. A blind person cannot perceive physical solar light either, however, it does exist in itself. We need to open ourselves up to the light of the consciousness to penetrate the terrible darkness of the myself, of the oneself. Now we will understand better the meaning of John’s words, when he said in the Gospel:

“The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness does not understand”.

It would be impossible, however, for the light of the consciousness to penetrate within the darkness of the self, if we do not use the marvelous sense of psychological self-observation. We need to make way for light to illuminate the tenebrous depths of the “I” of Psychology.

We would never self-observe ourselves if we did not have an interest in changing, and such interest is possible only when we truly love the esoteric teachings. Awakened consciousness allows us to experience reality directly. Unfortunately, the intellectual animal mistakenly called man or human being, fascinated by the path of subjective logic, has forgotten about the path of consciousness.

The Consciousness allows us to experience the reality of any phenomenon in itself and by itself.”

Reality as opposed to the Mental conception of the thing.

“Natural phenomena in no way coincide exactly with the concepts formulated by the mind. Life develops from instant to instant and when we capture it to analyise it, we cause its death.

When, observing this or that natural phenomenon, we try to infer concepts, in doing so, we stop perceiving the reality of the phenomenon and we only see in it the reflection of theories and stale concepts which have nothing at all to do with the observed fact. If intellectual hallucination fascinates us then we want all natural phenomena to coincide with our subjective concepts and understanding, with our subjective logic. The path of consciousness is based on lived experiences and not on mere subjective rationalism.

All of nature’s laws exist within ourselves and if we do not discover them in our interior, we will never discover them outside of ourselves. Man is contained in the Universe and the Universe is contained in man. What we experience within ourselves is real, because only the consciousness can experience reality.

The language of the consciousness is symbolic, intimate, profoundly significant and only those who are awake can understand it. Whoever wants to awaken the consciousness, must eliminate all the undesirable elements which constitute the Ego, the “I”, the Myself, from within; because the Essence is bottled therein.”

– Paraphrase from Ch.7 of The Great Rebellion

So now, lets take a look at the Mind and the problems it causes us.

Negative Thoughts

“To think deep and with full attention is unusual in our times. Different thoughts surge from the intellectual center, not from a permanent “I”, but from the different “I’s” in each of us. When a person is thinking, they firmly believe that they are the one who is thinking. But through self-observation, we can realize that the multiple thoughts that cross our mind have their origin in the different “I’s” which we carry within.

This signifies that we are not true thinking individuals. Indeed, we do not yet have an individual mind. What actually happens is that each one of the different “I’s” that we carry within utilizes our intellectual center. At any time, and as often as possible, each of them utilizes the intellectual center in order to think. Therefore, to identify ourselves with this or that negative and harmful thought, believing it to be our particular property, is absurd.

Obviously, this or that negative thought comes from any “I” that, in a given moment, has abusively used our Intellectual Center. Different types of negative thoughts exist, namely: suspicion, distrust, ill-will towards another person, passionate jealousy, religious jealousy, political jealousy, family or friendship jealousy, covetousness, lust, revenge, anger, pride, envy, hatred, resentment, theft, adultery, laziness, gluttony, etc.

Since it is impossible for an effect to exist without a cause, we can say that a thought could never exist by itself, by spontaneous generation… The relationship between the thinker and the thought is obvious. Each negative thought has its origin in a different thinker. Many negative thinkers exist within each one of us.

Examining this subject matter from the angle of “thinkers and thoughts,” it is understood then that each one of the “I’s” that we carry within is certainly a different thinker. Nonetheless, each one of these inner-thinkers believes itself to be the whole, at any given moment…

It may be difficult to accept the thesis of the “Plurality of Thinkers” because our perspective of ourselves would have to dramatically change. How can we accept the idea that we do not possess an individual mind? Through self-observation we can see this for ourselves.

The one who does not live in a state of alert novelty, alert perception, who thinks that they are thinking, easily becomes identified with any negative thought. And, as an outcome of this behavior, they strengthen the disastrous power of the “Negative I” who is the author of the corresponding thought in question.

The more we identify ourselves with a negative thought, the more we shall be slaves of the corresponding “I” that characterizes it. Those quarrelsome and negative “I’s” easily take control of certain mental films which are stored in our intellectual center,
and create harmful thoughts from them. If we accept those thoughts, those negative “I’s”, which at any given moment control our intellectual center, we will then be incapable of freeing ourselves from their influence.

We must never forget that every negative “I” deceives itself (it self-deceives) and betrays, in conclusion: it lies. The negative “I” of jealousy deceives those beings who adore each other and destroys their happiness. The negative “I” of mystical pride deceives the devotees of the Path. Thus, believing themselves to be wise, they walk away from the Esoteric Work…

The negative “I” appeals to
• our personal experiences,
• our memories,
• our best wishes,
• and our sincerity.

This negative “I” presents something under a false light, something that fascinates us and the outcome is failure… So, when one discovers that negative “I” in action, when one has learned to live in a state of alertness, then, such a deception becomes impossible…

– Paraphrase from Ch.14 of Revolutionary Psychology

The Need to Dominate the Mind

“It is clear that we need to become independent from the mind. Right now, the mind is certainly a prison where we are all prisoners. We need to break out of that prison if we really want to know what liberty is, that liberty which does not belong to time, that liberty which is not of the mind.

First, we should remember that the mind is something that is not of the Being. We need to learn how to dominate the mind, not others’ minds, but our own, if we want to become independent of it. To do so, it is indispensable to learn to see the mind as something that we should dominate, as something that we need to tame.

Let us remember the Divine Master Jesus entering Jerusalem on his donkey on Palm Sunday; that donkey is the mind which we need to subdue. We should ride the donkey, and not have the donkey ride us. Unfortunately, people are victims of the mind since they do not know how to ride it.”

– Paraphrase from Ch.3.05 (The Dominion of the Mind) of Revolution of the Dialectic

Working with the Mind: Doubts and Self-Criticism

“During meditation, we should talk with the mind. If a doubt crosses the mind, we should dissect the doubt.

When a doubt has been properly studied, when it has been dissected, it does not leave any trace whatsoever in the memory, it disappears. But when a doubt persists, when we want to incessantly combat it, then a conflict is formed.

Every doubt is an obstacle or impediment for meditation. But it is not by rejecting doubts that we are going to eliminate them, rather it is by dissecting them to see what they hide, what is real within them.

So, we need to analyze the doubt, tear it to pieces and reduce it to dust, not by fighting it, but by opening it up with the scalpel of self-criticism, by carrying out a rigorous dissection of it. It is only in this manner that we will come to discover what was important in the doubt, what was real and what was unreal in it.

Therefore, doubts sometimes serve to clarify concepts. When one eliminates a doubt through rigorous analysis, when one dissects it, one discovers a truth; and from that truth something more profound comes: more knowledge, more wisdom.

Wisdom comes from direct experience, from our own experimenting, and through profound meditation.”

– Paraphrase from Ch.3.05 (The Dominion of the Mind) of Revolution of the Dialectic

Working with the Mind: Talking to the Mind

“There are times that we need to talk with the mind, because many times, when we want the mind to be still, when we want the mind to be in silence, it persists in its stubbornness, in its useless chattering, in the struggle of the opposites.

Therefore it is necessary to interrogate the mind, to say to it:

“Well mind, what is it that you want? Well, answer me!”

If the meditation is profound, a representation can emerge within us; in that representation, in that figure, in that image, is the answer.

We should then converse with the mind and make it see the reality of things, until we make it realize that its answer is wrong. We must make it realize that its preoccupations are useless and the reason why these preoccupations are useless. And, in the end, the mind remains still, in silence.

But, if we notice that illumination does not emerge, that the chaotic state, the incoherent confusion with its struggle and incessant chattering still persists within us, then, we have to call the mind to order once again, interrogating it:

“What is it that you want? What are you looking for? Why do you not leave me in peace?”

One needs to speak clearly and converse with the mind as if it was a strange individual, because certainly it is a stranger, since it is not of the Being. We need to treat it like a strange subject, we may even need to recriminate it and scold it.”

– Paraphrase from Ch.3.05 (The Dominion of the Mind) of Revolution of the Dialectic

The Essence should Discipline the Mind

“When it is said that we should dominate the mind, the one who has to dominate the mind is the Essence, the Consciousness. By awakening Consciousness we have more power over the mind and thereby, we become conscious of what is unconscious in us. It is urgent and undelayable to dominate the mind, converse with it, recriminate it, beat it with the whip of willpower and make it obey. This belongs to the Second Jewel of the Yellow Dragon.

Before all else, we should not become identified with the mind if we truly wish to take the most advantage of the Second Jewel, because if we feel ourselves being the mind, if I say: “I am reasoning! I am thinking!”, then I am affirming an absurdity and I am not in agreement with the Doctrine of the Yellow Dragon, because the Being does not need to think.

The Being is the life which throbs in each atom just as it throbs in each Sun. What thinks is not the Being. We do not have the entire Being incarnated, but we have incarnated a part of the Being which is the Essence or Buddhata, that part of Soul which exists in us, the spiritual, the psychic material.

It is necessary for this living Essence to impose itself upon the mind. We need to subdue the mind and interrogate it. We do not need to subdue other people’s minds because that is black magic. What we need is to subdue our own mind and dominate it.”

– Paraphrase from Ch.3.05 (The Dominion of the Mind) of Revolution of the Dialectic

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