By George A. Boyd © 2018
Q: What is unlimited spiritual growth? You use this term on your website, and I don’t understand it.
A: To understand this, you need to understand what essence inside of you evolves and moves towards its source.
One issue is that spiritual groups don’t use the same criteria to define what constitutes spiritual growth.
Another issue is that spiritual groups don’t transform the same spiritual essence, and so what you have is different groups will identify the true spiritual core inside of you as a selected nucleus of identity, the spirit, or an ensouling entity.
A nucleus of identity is aspect of you that is an integrating center of the Superconscious mind. This means you can identify with it, there is usually an aspect of will anchored in it, and it has some capacity to understand and retain spiritual teachings.
The spirit is a loving and devoted spiritual essence that many people will feel in their heart. It is the aspect that motivates us towards caring for others and doing selfless service, and it yearns to go back to its Source—it feels a separation from God.
The ensouling entity is the aspect of your spiritual nature that ultimately evolves, and it has the atom of the Divine Presence within it.
We list the different types of ensouling entities and the domains of the spirit in our article called The Great Continuum of Consciousness.
We also describe the different levels where people focus their attention in that article, so you should have some grasp of the different levels of this inner Continuum of Light to understand what we are talking about when we say that this group is anchored in the First Cosmic Initiation, or this group is anchored in the Supracosmic Sphere, and so on.
You should also familiarize yourself with the different types of nuclei of identity and where you encounter them.
Where Do Spiritual Groups Take You?
When you consider a spiritual group, one of the factors you can consider is upon what spiritual essence(s) does it have you focus your attention? Another thing we want to examine is what methods do they use to unfold that spiritual essence? And the third factor we want to check is what is the potential range of development for that essence?
If there is a limit on how far a spiritual essence can develop, then the Path can’t give you unlimited spiritual growth. Instead, you are going to specialize in one type of spiritual development that is limited to one band of the Continuum of Consciousness and the remainder of the Continuum remains unawakened.
So if you are looking for unlimited spiritual development, you need to ensure the system you are using doesn’t have a place where you can’t go any further. So let’s break this down.
We’ll start with groups that teach spiritual transformation in the Planetary Realm, and move up from there. You need to ask yourself, as we describe each type of spiritual development, is this unlimited spiritual growth? Here are some examples:
Some Psychic Realm groups have you identify with something they call the Star Seed. They teach you a method to unfold that Star Seed called the Merkaba method, and it moves this seed atom to the very top of the Psychic Realm, into the Jet of Divine Spirit at the top of it.
Jewish and Christian groups in the First Exoteric and Mesoteric Planetary Initiation look to the Holy Spirit to unfold the nucleus of identity at this level—which has been called the Christ Child, the Nephesh, or the Christ Consciousness. Some Christian monastic orders train their acolytes to use a mantra called the Jesus Prayer to unfold this nucleus of identity. This essence can only evolve to its origin in the First Esoteric Initiation.
The Church Universal and Triumphant and other I AM movement groups of the Second Planetary Initiation have you identify with a nucleus of identity called the Mighty I AM Presence, which dwells within a form that looks like an angel—this form has been called the Solar Angel. They use a method called a decree, which is like a mantra that unfolds the Mighty I AM presence and the form that encapsulates it. This essence originates in the Light at the very top of the Second Planetary Initiation, so that’s as far as this essence can develop.
Spiritual adepts from one of the nine orders of Yogi Preceptors, who dwell near the top of the First Cosmic Initiation, teach a wide variety of active methods that their followers can use to identify with and unfold the cosmic consciousness nucleus of identity. These teachers also have the ability to passively unfold this essence through sending the Light of Attunement, which is called Shaktipat. Cosmic consciousness originates at the top of the First Cosmic Initiation, so that’s as far as you can go with these methods.
Light Masters of the Second Cosmic Initiation have you identify with the nucleus of identity of the Second Cosmic Initiation, which we call the cosmic soul awareness. They also have you identify with the spirit on the inner stream of Light and Soul that starts in the Third Planetary Initiation and extends all the way to near the top of the Second Cosmic Initiation. They teach mantras to unfold the cosmic soul awareness and a way for the spirit to travel in the inner currents of this inner stream—we call these inner streams in which the spirit travels, the Nada—and ultimately open that channel to its origin where the Light Master dwells. The cosmic soul awareness comes from the top of the Second Cosmic Initiation, so that is the limit of development you can have from these methods.
Cosmic Masters of the Cosmic Hierarchy unfold the Astral Soul ensouling entity through Light Immersion. They can move it through all of the levels of the Cosmic Sphere, and ultimately liberate it in the Supreme Light from which it came forth—we call this Supreme Light, the Brahma Jyoti. But they don’t impact other ensouling entities at other bands of the Continuum.
Supracosmic Masters on one of the 64 active Paths of the Supracosmic Sphere unfold the Supracosmic seed atom—we classify this as a nucleus of identity—on their Path using a wide variety of methods. They teach active methods that their disciples use to unfold their Supracosmic seed atom; and passive methods, where the Supracosmic Master sends an attunement to unfold this essence. These Supracosmic seed atoms start on this track on a level that is directly above the beginning of the Cosmic Sphere and spans all the way to the top of that Path in the Supracosmic Sphere—that’s as far as you develop, one Path in the Supracosmic Sphere.
Transcendental Sphere Masters, or Sat Gurus, who have reached the highest stage on the First through Fifth Transcendental Paths, awaken the spirit and ensouling entity of their Path using meditation on the inner spiritual streams; some of these paths may also use other techniques. These methods unfold the ensouling entity on this path to the origin of the spirit.
So each of these programs of spiritual development has limits. But what does unlimited spiritual growth look like?
In distinction, Multiplane Masters of the Bridge Path, and the Sixth and Seventh Transcendental Paths unfold the ensouling entity concurrently with the spirit in the Subtle, Planetary, Transplanetary, Cosmic, Supracosmic, and aligned Transcendental Path, liberating the ensouling entity and the spirit at every level of the Continuum.
There is no aspect of your spiritual destiny that remains unfulfilled. You remove the karmic veil of the unconscious mind at all levels of the Continuum. You ultimately liberate the spirit in all twelve domains. You ultimately unfold all thirteen ensouling entities to Mastery and Liberation. You can drop each nucleus of identity into its origin. You complete every aspect of spiritual work.
That is unlimited spiritual growth. That’s what Mudrashram® teaches you—how to complete the whole work. Not just a piece of it… one Path… one segment… one section. No, we teach you to complete the entire work, so nothing is left undone.
You can learn these transformational methods in our intermediate courses, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program. We welcome you to join us on this greatest of all journeys.