Identity Meditation in the Conscious Mind

By George A. Boyd © 2021

Q: You mention that when attention moves along the thread of consciousness, it is able to detect the identity state of each level of the mind. Could you shed some more light on this?

A: In addition to the subtle sensory faculties that you can access through the mind’s eye of the attention, it can also tap into the intuitive, discernment, volitional, and identity functions that can be detected in each vehicle of consciousness. For example:

Intuition reveals the content of the vehicle in a global sense. You put together the different streams of sensory information into the big picture of how the vehicle is operating and what it does.

Intuition also allows you to shift dimensions of how you perceive each vehicle of consciousness… from the single point of the attentional focus… to the line of the thread of consciousness that leads to the seed atom of that vehicle… to the field of perceptible content in that vehicle… to the sense of the form of the energetic vehicle as a shape or volume… to the present time experience in that vehicle… to the integration center that operates it [in the Conscious mind, this is the ego]… to the detached witnessing of the attentional principle that observes the activity of each of the centers of the Conscious mind from beyond it.

Discernment enables you to recognize where you are in your inner journey through the inner vehicles of consciousness. This function labels each level of the mind: this is my movement center… this is my sensory center… this is my deep body awareness… this is my feeling center… this is my mental center [the faculty of reason]… this is the volition of my Conscious mind… this is my ego… this is my preconscious…

Volition is the conative force that operates the vehicle of consciousness. In the Conscious mind, this aspect of volition is anchored in the ego. It enables you to perform selected activities through each of the vehicles of the Conscious mind. For example:

You can make movements with your body… you can voluntarily focus on a particular sensation… you can tense your muscles and slow down or speed up your heart rate and breathing with visualization… you can focus on a particular emotion or thread of experiences… you can apply your reasoning ability to analyze why something isn’t working… you can carry out discrete individual behavior you have learned… you can communicate from the different identity states of the ego… you can request specific memories from the Subconscious mnemonic temporal band…

Identity arises from you realization of the seed atom of each vehicle of consciousness. You typically experience this state of realization when you are in the state of Samadhi, and the seed atoms of each of your vehicles of consciousness in the Conscious, Subconscious, Metaconscious, and Superconscious mind declares itself. For the Conscious mind, these identity statements might take the following form:

  • I am the one who is aware of my body position and movement.
  • I am the sensorium: the switchboard of the senses.
  • I am the awareness of the deep body sensations and the activity of each of my organs and physiological rhythms.
  • I am the awareness of my feelings as they arise, and the attachment bonds of love and caring I form with other people.
  • I am my analytical mind, the faulty of reason.
  • I am the aspect of will that allows me to carry out individual units of behavior.
  • I am the ego, the one who lives the experience of my life.
  • I am the preconscious: I interface with the reservoir of memory of the Subconscious mind.

Once you have isolated attention and have been able to move it at will through each of the focal points of the Conscious mind, we encourage you to see if you can tease out these higher order functions at each focal point. In addition to noticing what visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile impressions arise at each focal point, you can also tap into the functions of intuition, discernment, volition, and identity.

We train you to access each major focal point of the Conscious, Subconscious, and Metaconscious mind in our Introduction to Meditation Course. This practice of focusing on each level of the mind improves your ability to concentrate and contemplate. It enables you to utilize the abilities in each vehicle of consciousness consciously. It leads to enhanced self-knowledge and insight.

Those of you who wish to gain a thorough grasp of the rudiments of meditation to prepare yourself for the more advanced work presented in our intermediate meditation courses—the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program—will benefit from taking this introductory meditation program.

The Gifts of the Masters to Humanity

By George A. Boyd ©2006, 2021

Q: What are the gifts, the Masters—the Planetary Adepts, Cosmic Masters, Supracosmic Masters, and Transcendental Masters (Sat Gurus)— have bestowed upon humanity?

A: They have given us the tools for transformation and enlightenment. The five great gifts of the Masters to humanity are:

  1. The Cosmic Fire – the Light of Translation; was first revealed by Zoroaster via myth to humanity. It has existed for millennia, known only to a few Initiates.
  2. The Transformational Mantra – this draws down the Light of Spirit to transform the ensouling entity and its vehicles of consciousness. It gave the power of self-initiation to humanity.
  3. The opening of the Nadamic Path – this taught humanity how to free the spirit from the clutches of matter and guide it back to liberation.
  4. The awakening of the Kundalini Shakti – this taught humanity how to open the full potential of the mind.
  5. The ability to assume karma on behalf of others – the crucifixion of Jesus Christ typified this ability of an Initiate to assume karma for others

Methods one through four are methods that aspirants and disciples can invoke and utilize to bring about unfolding of their spiritual potentials.

We teach you about Divine Gifts one through four in our intermediate classes, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program:

  • In Mudrashram®, you access the Light of Translation through our Light Sittings and in the sitting for Guru Kripa in our intermediate classes.
  • We teach the transformational mantra keyed to your cutting edge of spirituality in the Mantra Yoga portion of these classes.
  • We teach you how to awaken your spiritual heart and travel in the spirit’s Path in the Nada Yoga part of these classes.
  • We teach those who take the Master Course how to safely awaken their Kundalini; those taking the Accelerated Meditation Program may opt to learn this technique under direct supervision.

Those who become Multiplane Masters in our tradition are shown how to access the fifth gift—to assume karma for others as a part of their ministry.

Q: How do the Masters work with the karma of humanity?

A: The Masters work with your inner forms filled with karma and impact them through a variety of methods. In the form that Masters inhabit, they can send the Light through each of their chakras to work with karma and alter the awareness of those with whom they make attunement:

Through the brain chakra, they send the Cosmic Fire (Light of Translation), which directly burns the karma in disciples’ forms. They may also activate and bestow a transformational mantra to enable the disciple to “self-initiate”—to voluntarily unfold their spiritual potentials.

At the point between the eyebrows, the Masters can know the nature of the karma within the disciple. The Master may impart techniques of contemplation, process meditation or Vipassana to enable the disciple to know the nature of this karma and to process it.

In their throat center, the Masters give inspired speech or Satsang. This inspires disciples to reflect, to think through, and to discern the karmic patterns operating within them, which enables them to understand how karma operates and gain insight into its nature.

Through their heart center, the Masters imbue the disciple with love and devotion. This inspires introspection, daily review, repentance from evil actions, and sparks a request to be forgiven for past sinful behavior—with the resolve to not repeat former mistakes.

Through their solar plexus center, the Masters inspire work on the astral level of karma. Methods of dialogue, listening, reflection, self-questioning, and other methods of psychotherapy and emotional healing help the personality to integrate this material. These psychotherapeutic techniques promote insight, catharsis, emotional release, and re-choosing.

Through the navel center, they interface with disciples’ etheric body. This inspires healing modalities such as body work, massage, chiropractic, and acupuncture. Which aims to clear energetic blockages and bring about emotional and physical release.

Through the base of the spine center, they activate the Kundalini Shakti of the disciple. This brings awareness of the content of disciples’ inner forms; the abilities in these forms are activated; and the forms are purified of their dross.

As you grow spiritually, you can become more aware of the activities of the Masters behind the scenes, as they bless and support humanity move into their true potential. One of the first markers of this enhanced contact with the Masters is when you encounter their form within you in meditation. We teach about how to meditate on the guide form in the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation.

Perspectives on Judgment Revisited

By George A. Boyd © 2021

Q: What is judgment? Does it have different facets?

A: There are seven key facets of judgment:

  1. Critical judgment – When you operate in this posture of judgment, you find fault with others, blame them, and point out how they have made mistakes or failed.
  2. Self-judgment – This is you evaluate your own speech and behavior, and the outcomes of your efforts. When you do this, you attempt to be honest with yourself. You may use some type of inventory, assessment, or introspection method to arrive at a measure that is more objective than your own subjective impressions about how you are doing and how you are coming across to others.
  3. Evaluation of alternatives – Judgment at this level attempts to select the best option after gathering information about each option and weighing the pros and cons of each potential choice. This enables you to winnow your possible courses of action to what appears to be the optimal one; this process facilitates decision.
  4. Life evaluation – At this existential level of judgment, you are making decisions about what you want your life to be about and what you want your life to mean—what will you do with your unique human life.
  5. Next steps – When you operate from this platform of judgment, you identify the steps you must take to fulfill different threads of your purpose. You identify next steps for your personal and spiritual growth.
  6. The Silver Onion – This Superconscious level of judgment locates spiritual essences on the mandala-like, concentric circles of the Soul’s consciousness. The Soul is able to discern the content of each nodal point of its spiritual journey from this perspective. It judges where something dwells on the Great Continuum of Consciousness, up to its current level of spiritual development. This type of judgment operates using what we all mandalic reasoning.
  7. Multiple Mandalic Consciousness – As a Master reaches universal states of consciousness; he or she can access the Soul’s consciousness of many individuals. Those who become Multiplane Masters extend this ability even further, to interface with this mandalic wisdom through multiple perspectives.

Q: Is it wrong to judge? What was Jesus referring to when He said, “Thou shalt not judge?”

A: “Thou shalt not judge? This statement says that you should suspend critical judgment until you can understand others’ motivation for their behavior. The attitudes of prejudice, arrogance, and condescension come from making a premature negative judgment, without truly understanding the other person’s viewpoint and the needs they are trying to meet.

Some questions you can ask to probe beneath the surface and get closer to the truth about the other person:

  • Why they do what they do?
  • What are their beliefs that tell them to do this?
  • What lessons could you learn from the example of their behavior, good or bad?
  • Are you jumping to a premature conclusion about this other person without getting more complete information about the person and their situation?
  • Are you aware of their background, the beliefs they hold, and the mindset from which they operate that might influence them to act in this way?

You can also notice if you are distorting your perspective on the other person through projection of you own needs and wishes on them:

  • Are you criticizing others for something you are doing yourself?
  • Are you putting someone else down so you may feel superior?
  • Are you finding fault with them to express your unhappiness and frustration that they aren’t fulfilling your desires?

Instead of reflexive criticizing, self-evaluation allows you to learn and grow from your experience, and reform your character. Judging others is done from an egoic platform; when you stand back from striking out, you can gain insights, understanding, and wisdom.

Evaluating alternatives is a necessary activity for adult functioning in society—and certainly “thou shalt not judge” does not ask you to refrain from making important choices in your life.

Judgment assumes a revelatory, intuitive function when it reveals to you next steps in your life, and shows you the next stages on the Path beyond where you are right now. This insightive aspect of judgment was clearly not forbidden in the admonition, “thou shalt not judge.” Here judgment combines with the discernment function of intuition, and shows you the next layer on the mandala of your life experience and your station on the spiritual Path.

We encourage you to use judgment at the personal level to strengthen the ability to evaluate yourself honestly, to make optimal choices for your life, and to decide what you will do in your life. You may also apply it at the transpersonal level, which grants you the ability to behold the many dimensions of your Soul’s spiritual evolution, and to trace the stages that are to come.

Those of you who are working on the next step in your personal life may benefit from our Life Coaching Program. Those who feel ready to make your next step in spiritual evolution can learn the key transformational methods to journey to higher levels of the Great Continuum of Consciousness in our intermediate courses, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program.

Reflections on Dhana

By George A. Boyd ©2021

Q: You use a term, Dhana, in your writing. What does this mean?

A: Dhana refers to the activation of the attentional principle or the spirit to carry out spiritual ministry. This is primarily an attunement that comes from a spiritual Master to send the Light to selected individuals; in advanced disciples that reach the Cosmic Sphere and above, this beam of overshadowing can also come from their own ensouling entity.

In Planetary, Transplanetary, Cosmic, and Supracosmic levels, the Master makes this attunement with the attentional principle; in contrast, on Transcendental Paths, this attunement is commonly made with the spirit.

For the attentional principle, we begin the training process of making attunements with our Light Sittings. Those who choose the teaching empowerment track on the Bridge Path learn a series of other attunements that can be made with vehicles of the personality, vehicles of consciousness and nuclei of identity in the Superconscious mind, spirits in different domains, and with ensouling entities of different Octaves of Being.

While we tend to think of Dhana as activating the power of attunement and conveying the Light to grant initiation—unfolding the spiritual evolutionary potentials of the ensouling entity and its vehicles—it can empower the attentional principle though any of the Seven Rays. Across the Rays, this spiritual anointing of the attentional principle can emphasize:

First Ray – Attunement, Light Ministry, conveying Initiation

Second Ray – Teaching, inspired discourse (Satsang)

Third Ray – Counseling, practical guidance for life and living

Fourth Ray – Guiding the attentional principle or the spirit on the inner Planes

Fifth Ray – Contemplation of the vehicles of consciousness and the Planes of Light, doing spiritual readings

Sixth Ray – Healing and therapy, working with the core painful issues of the heart

Seventh Ray – Coaching, revealing the stages of the Path ahead and the next steps of personal growth

When this attunement is made with the spirit, it bestows the ability to convey attunements (First Ray), to teach and give Satsang (Second Ray), to guide others (Fourth Ray), and to heal others (Sixth Ray)—it does not typically activate the capabilities of the Third, Fifth, or Seventh Ray.

When the ensouling entity encounters a new ability on the inner Planes, it encounters an inner structure we call a Siddhi Yantra. This vortex of the octaves of volition in the Superconscious mind can express in five ways:

  1. The power or ability can be ignored and not activated
  2. The ensouling entity can use its octave of volition to activate the power directly
  3. The ensouling entity can send the power through the attentional principle or spirit—this is the attunement of Dhana
  4. The ensouling entity can anchor the ability in an inner center of the Subconscious or Superconscious mind; you must travel to this inner location to activate the power
  5. The ensouling entity can anchor the ability in the personality and the brain, so you only need to ask for the power to be activated.

Dhana is an element of the advanced practice of Agni Yoga, which trains you to draw down the inner Light from your Soul and from your Supervising Initiate. As you grow spiritually and activate more of your Soul’s abilities, you expand your scope of potential ministry and your capacity to operate in the posture of Dhana.

We teach the initial practices of Agni Yoga in our intermediate meditation classes, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program. We encourage to learn this ministry using the inner Light Fire, so you can begin to become a conscious co-worker with the Divine and work with the Masters to uplift humanity.

Reflections on Spiritual Powers

By George A. Boyd © 2021

Q: Can you also articulate the pathway by which a person manifests a situation or circumstance in physical reality? For example, Sai Baba was reputed to be able to manifest vibhuti and gold rings, objects of jewelry. Is there a specific process by which this is done?

Or if a meditation student is trying to manifest a certain thing, is there a way to start in the higher planes and add strength and density as it descends finally to the physical?

A: The powers that Sai Baba manifested are in the Siddhi Yantras [1] of the Vishnu 3 Path. Other so-called miraculous powers of the Yogis of the First Cosmic Initiation and high initiates on Supracosmic Paths are the operation of the Siddhi Yantras. We explore what are the Siddhis and where you access them in the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation.

Please note that these powers are under the control of the ensouling entity, and unless they are released by your ensouling entity, you will not have access to them. Whether your ego pleads, you anchor suggestion, you do chants and mantras, you visualize and intend—unless the Soul releases that power, they won’t manifest.

The ego craves powers. The ensouling entity only activates those powers which are germane to its ministry, so the ego is out of luck.

Rather than seek powers, seek to know the Will of God and how you may be of service. Work on meditation mastery and readying yourself to be an instrument of the Light.

Q: Thanks for explaining. I’m not seeking powers, I’m seeking understanding, to make sense of my own experience of why things happen and how. Sai Baba is just an example of a process I don’t understand. I want to understand how all the pieces fit together and interrelate.

A: Reflect on the existing abilities you have in the Superconscious mind. Select one.

Notice:

  • (a) What environmental cue triggers it to operate?
  • (b) What you do to activate it? [For example., do you give suggestion? Do you ask the power to come forward?]
  • (c) what is the posture of your Souls’ permission that allows you to use this power?

You don’t have to go to great heights to find this… draw this power from the Abstract Mind Plane or Psychic Realm to understand how powers work. It’s really not that different than your personal will activating your talents of your Metaconscious mind—it’s just a higher octave of the will at work, an octave controlled by your ensouling entity.

We discuss more about supernatural powers in an article, “Siddhis: The Anatomy of Miracles” from which we will excerpt to give you greater understanding of this phenomenon.

Siddhis: The Anatomy of Miracles

By George A. Boyd ©2004

This article will give a brief exposition about how miracles operate from the inner Planes. For miracles to manifest, the ensouling entity must gain union with the vortex of the spiritual power, which we term the Siddhi Yantra. There are three types of union through which the Soul interfaces with the Siddhi Yantra: (1) Noetic Union, (2) Psychological Union, and (3) Direct Union.

In Noetic Union, the Soul remains detached from the spiritual power, but can choose to activate it. In this case, the Soul’s Will is anchored in the vortex of the power, and it controls how and when the power will be manifest. Here, the Soul interfaces from the power from the Soul Plane, and either permits or denies access to the power.

The Soul can allow the power to operate either through the Superconscious mind via attunement with the attentional principle; through the Subconscious mind during trance, when attention is in the astral body; or as a gift, where the ability is anchored through the Self into the physical brain.

In Psychological Union, one of the Soul’s inner vehicles is attuned to the power. Through this inner vehicle, the Soul gains intuitive understanding of how the power operates, and anchors intelligence into the vortex of this power. In this alignment, the Soul operates from the Buddhic Plane, interfacing with the power through its Illumined Mind.

Intelligence functions to focalize that power onto certain Planes; it acts as a filter to modify the energy of the Will and direct it selectively. This type of alignment is commonly used when you are using the power to work out an issue in the unconscious mind in your karmic matrix, or when you are accessing the power through an evocative technique such as reflective meditation, Agni Yoga, or process meditation.[We teach these meditations in our intermediate classes, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program.]

In Direct Union, one of the Soul’s inner vehicles is attuned with the power through an octave of the will anchored in that vehicle and the vortex of power. Direct Union access to spiritual powers typically occurs when a nucleus of identity is unfolded out of alignment with the Soul’s axis of being. In this alignment, the power is encountered on the Causal or Mental Plane.

When you use the power in this scenario, you experience the ability to activate the power though your conscious wishes. This type of power is normally controlled by the Soul’s Will and guided by the Soul’s Intelligence; in balanced spiritual development, Noetic and Psychological Union precede and overshadow Direct Union to ensure the power is used appropriately and judiciously. If you split off a nucleus of identity from the Soul, however, you become identified with that nucleus of identity and directly access the power from the Plane on which it dwells, outside of your Soul’s control and guidance…

How Miracles Occur

The miracles that demonstrate powers over matter—such as levitation, materialization of objects from the ether, walking on water, flying, manifesting more than one body, and other superhuman feats described in the world’s scriptures—appear to arise from the interface between the Soul and the Subatomic matrix.

The miracles that demonstrate power over life—such as miraculous healing, rejuvenation, restoring sight or hearing, or resurrection of a dead body—appear to arise from the Soul’s abilities on the Lifetronic Ether.

Activation of either the Astral or the Imaginal Matrix can produce the fulfillment of prayers and dreams—and bring about the seemingly miraculous personal “transformations” to which the followers of sundry self-help, holistic healing, New Age, spiritualist, and religious sects attest and attribute to their belief system and practices.

Miracles over matter and life appear to be more common in those spiritual groups that activate a nucleus of identity, identify with it, and move it out of alignment with the axis of being, as there are more references to miracles in the scriptures and oral traditions of these groups. These groups typically produce the Direct Union type of alignment, which places fewer barriers or filters upon the activation of a spiritual power, as it is not overshadowed by the Soul’s will or modified by intelligence.

These types of miracles that arise from Direct Union initiate an impulse that activates the Subatomic or Lifetronic Matrix directly. The “miracle worker” of Direct Union sets up a resonance pattern, magnetizes a result through intention or visualization, and his results are immediately manifested in matter.

The miraculous powers of Direct Union can be awakened through using bija mantras that unfold nuclei of identity, through invocation of gods and goddesses that bestow powers, and through deep concentration that awakens nuclei of identity in the higher octaves of being in which these powers are imbedded. These levels of the mind are beyond or above the Soul’s station on the path, so the Soul’s will does not control these powers and its wisdom cannot modify or channel their use.

To control these powers, the ensouling must evolve to the stage on the Path where the power is embedded. Without bringing the Siddhi Yantra under the aegis of the Soul’s will, these powers may produce unintended consequences that can create entrapment for the “miracle worker.” We suggest it is better to focus on the spiritual evolution of the ensouling entity, and the powers that arise in its wake will be used for service and ministry to other living beings, in alignment with the Soul’s purpose, and guided by wisdom.


[1] A siddhi is a supernormal power that arises from the Superconscious mind. These siddhis operate from an inner vortex which we call a Siddhi Yantra. This vortex appears like a triangle, in which one of the higher octaves of volition either suspends or directs the use of that power. This power can be directed through either the spirit or the attentional principle; it can operate through suggestion from an inner center in the Subconscious or Superconscious mind; or it can be anchored in the personality, which allows you to voluntarily “ask” that the power be manifested. In certain cases, the ensouling entity or nucleus of identity that controls it can manifest it directly from the vortex where this power dwells.

[2] The ethers are finer levels of vibration that enable you to access aspects of Creation that exist beyond the confines of the physical universe. Beyond the substrate of the physical universe, the subatomic field, clairvoyants describe a series of finer strata that they describe as the informational ether, the resonance ether, the lifetronic or life force ether, the desire ether, the imaginal or the thought form ether, and recount yet higher levels of vibration beyond these. Through viewing these levels, clairvoyants can observe these subtle phenomena and report on what they see. Through advanced spiritual methods, meditators can access these levels using their higher octaves of volition—this appears to explain the extraordinary powers that some individuals are able to manifest.