Stages of Experience of Transformation

By George A. Boyd ©2021

Q: I have been doing a transformational technique, a mantra given me by my Guru. I’m not sure it is working. How can I tell whether I’m making progress or not?

A: The way we measure progress of a transformational technique is whether it moves a spiritual essence towards its source. Depending on the transformational technique you have received, it might move a nucleus of identity or an ensouling entity.

Your experience of opening to the next stable point along the Path of this spiritual essence may take a variety of forms:

  1. Muscle relaxation – one of the first things you may feel is your muscles let go of their tension.
  2. Emotional release – when this stage dawns, as your muscles release, you will also discharge emotions that were repressed into the unconscious mind. You may process and release old patterns of reacting.
  3. Revelation – when you open to this stage, you may receive intuitive guidance or revelation when your spiritual essence moves to a new nodal point.
  4. Kinesthesia – at this stage, you distinctly feel that something inside of you is moving. This leads you to surmise something is happening, but you can’t verify what is occurring.
  5. Downpour – when your meditation progresses to this stage, you will actually feel the downpour of the Spirit, which burns away your karma behind your spiritual essence and moves this essence to a successive nodal point. This is the level at which you are first able to verify whether transformation is taking place or not.
  6. Beholding the Light – when you reach this stage, you will behold the Light with your attentional principle. You will witness the Light burning karma and unfolding your spiritual essence as it occurs. At this level, you can confirm transformation is taking place.
  7. Sending the Light – at this deepest level, you are able to send an attunement and actively unfold the spiritual essence of your Path. This is called the Power of Translation. At this level, you can consciously generate transformation, so you know that it is taking place, because your attunement causes it.

As your meditation experience progresses through stages one to three—generating physical, emotional, or cognitive change—you cannot be certain your transformational method is genuinely moving your spiritual essence along its track, or whether these are just by-products of the relaxed, alert state of awareness native to meditation.

Stage four marks the level when you feel something is happening at a level deeper than your personality, but you can’t verify it.

Stages five through seven are where you actually can verify your transformational technique is working to move your spiritual essence along its track—you feel it, see it, and ultimately, are able to produce it.

In Mudrashram®, we include Raja Yoga meditation in our program, which enables you to go within to levels where you can feel and see the Light of the Spirit unfolding your spiritual evolutionary potentials. You learn these techniques in our intermediate meditation courses, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program.

In this same class, we teach a transformational mantra that unfolds your ensouling entity at the cutting edge of spirituality. We call this mantra, the Alayic Divine Name or the Quintessence Mantra.

We encourage you to commune with your spiritual essence while you are doing your transformational method. This will enable you to reach stages five and six, where you can feel and see transformation taking place in real time.

Changing Your Life and Spirituality though Transformation

By George A. Boyd © 2020

Q: How can I generate transformation personally and spiritually?

A: There are four pivots of transformation that you can use to implement personal change. These are:

  1. Education – Through gaining knowledge, you activate your intellect, which opens up better career opportunities
  2. Skills building – Though augmenting your abilities through training and practice, you gain the skills to do things independently and you become less dependent on others—plus you qualify for more lucrative and satisfying career options
  3. Character – Through living your values and acting in congruence with your integrity, you live authentically, and free yourself from the influence of other people and live in harmony with your Soul
  4. Life – When you make choices that align with your values, you gain the ability to actualize your dreams.

There are three transformative tools that can activate your spirituality:

  1. Opening the spiritual heart – Through awakening the spirit and opening the channels of the Nada, you awaken your innate love and devotion to God
  2. Awakening your Illumined Mind – Through tapping the intuitive stream that pours forth from your Soul, you can align with your Soul’s Purpose and obtain guidance and direction for your life.
  3. Soul Transformation – Through drawing down the Light of the Divine Spirit, you can unfold the Soul’s spiritual evolutionary potentials, and progressively move across the Great Continuum of Consciousness until you reach Liberation and Mastery.
    You can learn the transformational tools to activate your spirituality in our intermediate meditation classes, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program. We offer a several coaching programs to help you work on the Character and Life aspects of personal transformation.

Concerning Transformation on the Four Poles

By George A. Boyd © 2020

Q: I’m not clear about how transformation works in your Integral meditation system. I’m aware that if I do the mantra my Guru gave me, my cosmic consciousness moves closer to Brahman and God Realization every day. How is your approach different?

A: In our Integral meditation system, we recognize there are three distinct types of transformation: spiritual, perceptual, and personal.

Spiritual transformation includes:

  1. Pole One – Unfolding of your cutting edge ensouling entity from nodal point to nodal point along its spiritual evolutionary track. This is called Initiation.
  2. Pole Two – Your spirit opens the Nadamic channels and unites with the reflection of your ensouling entity in the Nada. [In the Transcendental Sphere, your spirit can unfold your ensouling entity through a meditation process we call shepherding.]
  3. Pole Three (A) – This is the track of balanced development. As the ensouling entity unfolds, each seed atom and nucleus of identity aligned with the ensouling entity unfolds in synchrony, in perfect correspondence to the ensouling entity on each Plane.
  4. Pole Three (B) – This is the track of imbalanced spiritual development. In this scenario, one or more seed atoms or nuclei of identity unfold outside of the axis of being, out of synchrony and alignment with the cutting edge ensouling entity.

Perceptual transformation includes:

  1. Upper Pole Four – Moving the attention and attentional principle to selected focal points in the Conscious, Subconscious, Metaconscious, or Superconscious mind awakens awareness, and opens a new perspective. The ability to reframe or revision life issues and personal problems is important for catalyzing the process of change.

Personal transformation includes:

  1. Lower Pole Four – This comprises the activity of your personal integration centers, your ego in the Conscious mind and the Self in the Metaconscious mind. Personal transformation comprises changes in your behavior and life.

Examples of personal transformation include:

  • You change your behavior and habits to improve your health and serenity
  • You learn methods to lower your stress
  • You change your emotional reactions, so don’t get upset as often and you are better able to cope with the challenges of life
  • You change your values and character, so you treat others with respect and kindness
  • You change your ability through acquiring new knowledge and skills
  • You change your ability to carry through on your objectives, so you are more effective at reaching your goals
  • You are able to better deal with anxiety, compulsions, and depression through gaining insight and moving forward in your life
  • You attain your personal dreams through persistent constructive action

We show you how to generate each of the balanced types of transformation in Mudrashram®.

In the Mudrashram® system of Integral meditation, we teach you spiritual transformation upon poles 1, 2, and 3a—and how to avoid the imbalanced approach of pole 3b.

We also show you how to bring about perceptual change through Raja Yoga, which operates on upper pole 4.

We give you tools to work on the issues of your personal life for lower pole 4, to help you generate personal transformation.

You learn these methods in our intermediate meditation classes, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program.

While the meditation you are doing to unfold your cosmic consciousness is blissful, and brings a downpour of revelation, immersion in Divine Love, and awakens your dormant powers in the First Cosmic Initiation, what you are actually doing is adopting strategy 3b, where you are unfolding a nucleus of identity outside of the cutting edge of spirituality.

In our Integral meditation system, we do not immediately begin unfolding your cosmic consciousness. Instead we unfold it in synchrony with your Astral Soul and its other centers, and with each other octave of being.

Rather than isolating your cosmic consciousness, and moving it along its track through the First Cosmic Initiation, out of alignment with the rest of your being, we unfold it concurrently. While our system is more complex, we work on all our poles—poles 1, 2, 3a, and upper and lower 4—so you avoid creating spiritual imbalances. And that, in a nutshell, is the difference between these approaches.

What Is Spiritual Transformation?

By George A. Boyd © 2020

Q: How does spiritual transformation come about?

A: Just like the Light descends from the highest Planes in a Light Sitting, when you activate what we call the Quintessence Mantra, it burns karma at each level of your mind. When you burn karma sufficiently to clear the track between two nodal points, your Soul, and each aligned center, above and below your Soul, move in synchrony. That’s how you generate spiritual transformation. You learn how to activate this mantra in our intermediate courses, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program.

Q: What is the Divine Light of Spirit?

A: There are many presentations of the Divine Light of Spirit. The ones that would interact with you if your Soul was taking the First Planetary Initiation would be:

  1. Light of the Holy Spirit, which comes to dwell upon the inner altar of the Moon Soul or Christ Child nucleus of identity, and lets you commune with God.
  2. Light of the Divine in the heart center of your Soul’s essential vehicle, in which your individual spirit encounters the presence of the Soul on its Path—you learn about this in the Nada Yoga portion of our intermediate class.
  3. Light of Spirit on the Plane above the Soul (Monadic Flame), which anchors eight core powers in the Soul—the eight “Shaktis” as they are called in the East.
  4. Light of the Origin of your individual spirit, which is at the end of the Nadamic channels in which your spirit travels.
  5. Nirvanic Flame, which is the Light from which your Soul emanated
  6. Animating force of the Alaya, which gives life to the Soul.
  7. Transforming force of the Alaya, which you activate through your transformational mantra, to unfold the spiritual evolutionary potentials of your Soul and unfold each aligned vehicle of consciousness in synchrony.

As you can see, discussing the Divine Spirit is a complex and deep topic. You may also realize that it is Ever-Present, dwelling within you where you are on the Path; beyond you as your origin; and as the animating and transforming power that leads you through all stages of your spiritual journey to Final Freedom, which we call the Infinite Stage or Param Moksha Desh.

Q: If you have been doing spiritual practices that may have created imbalances, how does using the transformational mantra impact this?

A: Those who receive a transformational mantra—you get this in our intermediate class—move their cutting-edge ensouling entity, and this allows them to recapture and reintegrate imbalances in the Cosmic, Supracosmic, and Transcendental bands of the Continuum. Light Sittings may also help with this.

You re-align these centers, and you rectify the imbalance. This may also help those who experience lingering Kundalini issues that came about from using transformational practices in higher levels of the Continuum.

Your cutting edge is based on where the Divine Light of Spirit animates your ensouling entity. We determine this when we do your initial reading—those who take either of our intermediate courses receive a customized reading that tells you where you are on the Great Continuum, what is your cutting edge of spirituality, what are the Rays that influence you, and what is your transformational mantra and what is the mantra to tune into your spiritual heart. We start with this reading so we know where to start you on your spiritual journey.

Jumping up into the Cosmic is outside your cutting edge, so you can generate imbalances if you start unfolding cosmic consciousness. The same thing happens if you start unfolding a seed atom on a Supracosmic Path or opening the channels in which your spirit travels on a Transcendental Path—each of these can lead to imbalances.

Criteria for Spiritual Advancement Revisited

By George A. Boyd © 2019

Q: What are the criteria for spiritual advancement? How will I know if I’m making spiritual progress?

A: There are a number of things that can be measured. One dimension of spiritual development we can say is the actual progress on the Path that transformation generates. This includes:

  1. Number of nodal points your Soul moves
  2. Number of Nadamic tones the spirit purifies on each track of the Nada
  3. Development of the seed atoms on the vehicles of consciousness on each Plane of Light; how many vehicles have been redeemed from the unconsciousness and the relative activation of each vehicle that has been awakened
  4. The track of the thread of consciousness, which reveals whether the attentional principle has opened this thread up to the Soul, where it can establish the state of enlightenment
  5. The relative depth to which attention can follow this thread, and whether it can gain union with the Soul, entering the state of Atma Samadhi.

Another dimension of spiritual progress are the outcomes spiritual transformation produces. Here you might look to:

  1. The development of holy virtues and improvement of character; the ability to use volition in positive ways
  2. The clearing of karmic issues, leading to greater serenity and positive relationships with others
  3. The enhancement of wisdom and discernment; the uprooting of ignorance and prejudice
  4. The ability to express the Soul’s gifts and creativity; the emergence of new abilities points to spiritual progress; the awakening of the inner sensory faculties
  5. The accession of new, previously veiled knowledge; the transformation of the unconscious permits awareness of that which was buried beneath the accretions of karma
  6. The increase of love and devotion to God; augmenting the drive to be of service to others and to assuage their suffering
  7. The creation of mental synthesis; the capacity to express the Soul’s service and to enact the Soul’s purpose

When we do a Soul Reading, we are looking at the measure of spiritual progress—the first five of these factors. However, to the degree that you are actually making progress, you should see changes in one or more of these additional seven by-products of spiritual unfoldment.

For example, your behavior, attitude, and character might change. Additionally:

  • You might be more serene and calm—less stressed out—as a result of your spiritual unfoldment.
  • You may have greater understanding of others and insight into your own motivations.
  • You may develop enhanced spiritual discernment.
  • You may discover new spiritual abilities that you didn’t have before.
  • You may gain penetrating knowledge about your personality and your higher mind.
  • You may experience enhanced devotion and love, or feel motivated to help others.
  • You may arrive at core insights that reveal your Soul as it is, and shows you its service and purpose.

You should be able to verify that you are progressing on the spiritual Path, and be able to notice that this new aspects of the Soul’s innate love, wisdom, and ability that emerge as this progress takes place. This is not something that you should take on faith, but learn how to detect these markers of change—and with gratitude, acknowledge the dynamic alchemical metamorphosis that is taking place within you.

If you wish to generate actual spiritual transformation you can measure, you can learn these methods in our in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program.