Concerning the Shift of Spiritual Perspectives

By George A. Boyd © 2020

Q: Many people seem to be locked into particular spiritual perspectives? What holds them there?

A: It is important to understand seven major substrates of identity. These appear to nest in seven discrete layers. The first four are your embodied expressions of your innate spiritual makeup—they are the innate expressions of your ensouling entity that dwells at the cutting edge of spirituality. The last three appear in those who ascend to the Bridge Path in the seventh stage of spiritual development—these are stages of the advanced disciple and Initiate in Mudrashram®.

  1. Emotional identity – These are the issues of destiny karma. They are the expressions of the personal unconscious that appear as the patterns of everyday unresolved life problems, recalcitrant emotional issues, and out-of-control habits and addictions.
  2. Integrated ego – These are you identified roles and ambitions. At this layer, you organize your life, and create a personal narrative to describe what you are doing and give reasons why you are doing it.
  3. Self – This is the core of your personality, which controls the activity of your Metaconscious, Subconscious, and Conscious mind through volition. This makes choices between alternatives, and plans for your future. At this station, you take charge of the direction your life takes. Coaching intervention aims to empower this aspect in you.
  4. Soul – This is your spiritual core that has come into Creation to carry out a mission, and aligns you with a purpose for your life. It expresses its gifts and genius in your life.
  5. Form of Mastery – Those who elect the Teacher Empowerment track on the Bridge Path empower the Form of the Disciple, which enables them to teach the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation; and the Mahatma form, which allows them to teach the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation.
  6. Multiplane Master Development – Those on the Teacher Empowerment track develop a form of Multiplane Mastery on Adi Sat Guru Desh. They are able to send forth an ensouling entity and vehicles of consciousness appropriate to the Ray of Mastery that they are developing.
  7. Adi Sat Guru – Upon completion of the form of Multiplane Mastery, the essence of the Adi Sat Guru dwells in his or her true form on the highest levels of the Bridge Path, on T6, or on T7.

Between layer four and five, some spiritual practices create an intervening layer of identity. For example, certain groups may awaken a nucleus of identity, an ensouling entity outside the cutting edge of spirituality, or the spirit in a domain outside the current station of the ensouling entity on the Path.

This intervening layer introduces an alternate state of perception and identity outside the innate makeup of the cutting edge ensouling entity. These become an alternate fulcrum of expression in the world at layer four, and largely supplant your native spiritual essence. This identification can be anchored in a nucleus of identity, an ensouling entity, or a spirit.

The pathway to this perceptual re-identification appears to follow seven steps:

  1. Introduction to this alternate state of identification through exposure to media – You can learn about this state though reading, audio, video, or a public lecture or seminar.
  2. First internal encounter – Through a guided meditation, you unite your attention with this essence and recognize it within you.
  3. Creation of desire for further union and transformation – Those who advocate that you develop this spiritual essence attempt to convince you of the value of remaining in union with that essence, and developing it along its track towards its origin. They may attempt to proselytize you through inspired discourse, sermons, or preaching.
  4. Initiation (Diksha) – You learn techniques to enable you to voluntarily re-unite your attention with this essence. In traditions that advocate you transform this essence along this track, they also teach you transformational techniques.
  5. Perceptual change – Through using these techniques you experience movement of this essence along its track through transformation. This changes your perception of the world and your sense of identity. It heightens the perspective of this essence relative to your innate perception of layers one to four.
  6. Derealization – With further transformation, a shift takes place where only the viewpoint of this essence seems real, and the perceptions of layers one to four appear to be illusory.
  7. Emissary of the Path – With advanced development of this spiritual essence, you act to help others discover this essence, identify with it, and ultimately transform it along this track. You may advocate for this reunification, grant initiation, describe the path to others, lead others to perceive that this essence is the ultimate reality, and assist them to advance upon the Path. You may assume the role of teacher, guide, and initiator for those who come to the Path.

Turning this inner dial of perception through transformation places this intervening layer between the innate embodied expression of the Soul (layers one through four)—and for those who have ascended into the seventh stage of spirituality—the advanced disciple’s and Initiate’s ministry (layers five through seven).

There are two major ways that this imposition of an intervening layer can be rectified:

  1. Rebalancing – You bring the essence back into alignment with the axis of being and fill in karma behind it, so it is no longer out of alignment. We use this process called dynamic rebalancing to ameliorate the symptoms of Kundalini syndromes, when aspirants have unintentionally triggered a Kundalini emergency through moving an essence off of the axis of being.
  2. Liberation – In this scenario, we assist you to transform this essence to its origin, which dissolves this intervening layer. When this drops out, only your native embodied layers (one through four)—and the advanced layers (five through seven) that those who reach the seventh stage of spiritual development access and activate.

Those who have been initiated into more than one Cosmic, Supracosmic, or Transcendental Path may need rebalance or liberate more than one intervening layer. These would be done one at a time until there are no more intervening layers, and only the native constellation remains.

We note that imbalances can also be introduced in the Subtle and Planetary Realms through awakening selected seed atoms or nuclei of identity, and then moving that center along its track. These types of imbalances typically rectify if you are unfolding your Soul at the cutting edge of spirituality: at a certain level, these wayward centers are re-captured and re-integrated into the axis of being.

Recapture is an option for those who have misaligned nuclei of identity in the Cosmic Sphere—particularly cosmic consciousness in the First Cosmic Initiation and cosmic soul awareness in the Second Cosmic Initiation. Opening of seed atoms on Supracosmic and Transcendental Paths, however, will typically have to be liberated to remove the intervening perceptual layers they introduce.

Q: Could you describe what different methods are used to rectify these imbalances for those who are locked in these states of awareness?

A: These are specific methods that can be utilized to rectify these imbalances and to break the hypnotic identification with these levels:

  1. Dynamic rebalancing – This method, which Initiates operating at layers six and seven can employ, involves moving dormant karma from upstream of where the imbalance has been generated, and filling in behind it. This effectively places the wayward center back into alignment with the axis of being again. As we have described above, this is typically applied when working with those who have Kundalini syndromes that stem from vehicular imbalances.
  2. Voluntary transformation – This imparts a transformational technique that unfolds that essence to liberation. Initiates at the Mahatma level and above can identify and convey this method to the aspirant, who can then voluntarily unfold this essence until it is liberated.
  3. Bodhisattva Project – Those established at layer six, who are developing their form as a Multiplane Master, has the ability to progressively liberate the spiritual essence in conjunction with development of one of the Rays of their Form as a Multiplane Master.
  4. Re-anchoring into the Soul – This method entails disidentifying with this essence and re-identifying with the Soul and its innate embodied expression. When the imbalance is not too severe and there is no Kundalini activation that locks attention to into this altered state of awareness, this method can be utilized. This is one of the major strategies that exit counselors—those who work to bring people out of cults through psychotherapy or pastoral counseling—exercise to get people back into touch with their authentic spirituality again.
  5. Transcending the intervening layer – This method guides an individual’s attention to move beyond the identity state of the intervening layer of perception and lifts it into a higher octave of being, where this intervening layer can be viewed objectively. This is possible for those who have reached the sixth stage of spirituality, where their cutting edge is anchored in the Transcendental Sphere—or the seventh stage, where they dwell on the Bridge Path, T6, or T7. These advanced disciples can view these intervening layers that have been activated in the Subtle, Planetary, Cosmic, and Supracosmic bands of the Great Continuum with detachment—this transcendent viewpoint is called Vairagya.
  6. Personal confinement – This strategy stops all meditation and keeps your attention within the confines of the personality. Through keeping attention grounded in this fashion, these higher states of awareness are delegated to the background, and decrease in their relative influence. With sufficient time, these altered states become a distant memory, and no longer plays a role in influencing values, beliefs, or behavior. [The root teacher of the Mudrashram® lineage had me adopt this posture to enable me to normalize my personality functioning and reground in my innate spirituality. See the article, “My Spiritual Journey” for more information on how this strategy was implemented in my life.]
  7. Grace-Bestowing Liberation – This method uses Light Immersion with shepherding of the spirit to lead the misaligned spiritual essences of others to liberation. An Initiate established in layer six or seven typically directs this Light of Translation to the spirit on a Transcendental Path. This method is usually reserved for those who have attained advanced stations on a Transcendental Path—intervening layers embedded in the Transcendental Sphere can be especially tenacious without this intervention from those established in Adi Sat Guru Desh.

We suggest you study the first four layers that make up your innate spirituality that is embodied in your human life. It will be beneficial for you to seek to understand the perceptual shifts that using transformational meditation outside the cutting edge of spirituality can produce.

You may also wish to inquire, if you have been initiated into one or more spiritual groups—and you have experienced a perceptual and identity shift as a result—how this shift has affected your ability to embrace and embody your innate human and transpersonal experience, anchored in layers one through four.

Q: What changes might mark having a perceptual and identify shift?

A: There are several markers we could tease out that might suggest to you that this re-identification has occurred:

  • You regard your life and personality as unreal (depersonalization).
  • The world appears to be unreal or dream-like (derealization).
  • You no longer feel your feelings as a human being—they are numb or deadened (dissociation).
  • It appears that you no longer cause your behavior, emotions, and thoughts—they appear to arise independently—and you no longer sense you have a human personality integration center, either ego or Self, which directs them.
  • You experience that a universal Voidness or Ocean of Being is the One Reality, and anything other than this universal nexus appears to you as an illusion.
  • You perceive that you are a spiritual essence—nucleus of identity, spirit, or ensouling entity—upon a discrete track across the Continuum to an apparent origin from which this essence came forth. You no longer have desire for any personal achievement; attaining this spiritual objective is the only thing that matters to you.
  • You regard others in their spiritualized form, and your relationships with others are based on beholding them as the spiritual essence with which you identify. If you were identified with cosmic consciousness, for example, you might see cosmic consciousness in other people, as being their true spiritual essence—and you would relate to them on that platform.
  • You find it difficult to return to your waking state of consciousness. Your attention seems fixed or fused in the spiritual essence with which you identify.

If you recognize these markers in yourself, it may indicate that you have moved into steps five and six on the scale of perceptual re-identification. We suggest you read the article on our website, “The Cutting Edge of Spirituality,” which will explicate the progression of imbalance and the markers that arise at each stage.

Persistence of Elements of a Kundalini Syndrome

Persistence of Elements of a Kundalini Syndrome After Dynamic Rebalancing

By George A. Boyd © 2018

Since 2006, we have been offering Kundalini Syndrome Readings for members of the meditation community. Those of you who may be suffering from a Kundalini Emergency Syndrome can obtain our Kundalini Recovery Services through sending us an email with your picture, a description of the symptoms you are experiencing that you believe might arise from this energetic syndrome, and giving us some background of your condition.

When people have a Kundalini syndrome, one of the options we offer people is to have a dynamic rebalancing. This moves the seed atoms, nuclei of identity, or ensouling entities that have been moved off the axis of being from spiritual practice, which are producing the Kundalini syndrome, back into alignment with that axis again.

Dynamic rebalancing can sometimes dramatically improve the symptoms of a Kundalini syndrome. It does so through shifting several parameters that contribute to the symptoms the person is experiencing:

  1. Identity – The rebalancing shifts your identity from the essence activated via the imbalance to the essence on the cutting edge of spirituality, which is grounded in human life. This helps you overcome depersonalization.
  2. Perception – It moves you from the perception that you are above human life—where you view it from a detached perspective and view it as unreal or dream-like—to re-owning your life, as you re-identify with your Soul, your personality, and your unique human life. This combats derealization.
  3. Awareness – It lowers your awareness, backs it down from fixation in the essence that is awakened through the imbalance to returning it to the waking state of awareness, where you are fully grounded again. This may wean you from floating and spacing out.
  4. Volition – It changes you from passively witnessing the unfolding your life in the present time—the state of being—to again functioning as the actor in your life, where you have the capacity for choice, decision, and directing your life direction again. This empowers you to be able to make your own decisions again.
  5. Thinking – It alters your mindset from watching thoughts arise and pass away, as if they didn’t belong to you, to the capacity for directed thought, including: intelligent problem solving; analysis; using creative pathways of thinking, imagination, and visualization to look at problems in a new way; and tapping intuition and listening for its guidance. This enables you to think for yourself again, and not simply repeat the doctrine or teaching of the spiritual group to which you belong.
  6. Emotions – It changes your emotional set from dissociation from your emotions and regarding them with dispassion and detachment to ownership of your genuine feelings and rehabilitation of your ability to feel your emotions again. This overcomes dissociation and emotional numbness.
  7. Actions – It reorients you from trance-like and automatized behavior of doing religious rituals or pilgrimages; following an established schedule, like the daily schedule of an ashram or monastic community; and remaining fixed in somnolent altered states of awareness to self-initiated, goal-oriented, personally relevant purposive action again. This allows you to set the course of your own life again instead of acting on the agenda of your religious group.
  8. Energy – It brings the Kundalini energy down from remaining fixed in the essence of consciousness awakened through the imbalance to return to its fully grounded state. This stops the physical symptoms of your Kundalini syndrome.
  9. Experience – It modifies your experience from floating in an altered state of consciousness, detached from human life, to re-identifying with your life and the meanings you derive from your human experience. This lets you heal the split between your spiritual being and your ego [once you discover that your authentic cutting edge of spirituality expresses in your life and your ego plays a role in enacting the units of behavior that actualize your plans].
  10. Attention – It refocuses your attention from continual association with the essence of consciousness that has been awakened—or fixation and absorption in it—to returning to the waking state of awareness again, in its fully grounded state. This terminates living in a trance.
  11. Memory – It reorients you from the stage of union with the wave of the present time or the experience of eternity to reconnection with your lived human present, with access you your actual remembered life experience. This remediates memory blocking, problems with recalling what you did in the past
  12. Senses – It re-engages your sensory channels from union with the void with no mental content to full sensory contact with the environment and re-establishing relational connections to the people around you. This brings you back to the world instead of hanging out in oblivion.

When dynamic rebalancing is successful, there is little persistence of the symptoms of the Kundalini syndrome or of the consequences of moving selected essences of consciousness off the axis of being. However, we have noted in several instances, this full re-orientation does not occur. We speculate that that this may be linked to several discrete factors:

  1. There is more than one spiritual essence generating the imbalance – This occurs when someone has moved several spiritual essences off of the axis of the axis of being, so the non-rebalanced essences perpetuate the symptoms of the imbalance. This happens when, for example, a Yogi Preceptor has initiated someone and has moved cosmic consciousness off the axis of being; this person has also received initiation from two separate Supracosmic lineages and transferred both of these unique seed atoms off of the ground state. [Many seekers follow this pattern of taking multiple initiations in different spiritual traditions, leaving the spiritual essence of each tradition only partially developed—and each of these spiritual essences continues to subtly pull on consciousness.]
  2. There is a desire to continue to dissociate from painful feelings – Some aspirants continue to associate their attention with the essence that was moved out of alignment with the axis of being because they do not want to confront the pain, fear, and shame that awaits them, were they to return to full re-orientation with their human life and personality.
  3. There are various triggers that lock someone into continued identification – Aspirants may continue to follow the lifestyle that locks them into continued identification with that lifestyle. For example, they may have changed their name and their new spiritual name reminds them of the spiritual essence that was awakened. They may continue to have objects or pictures in their home that takes them back to the feelings they had being in the group that promulgated identification with this spiritual essence. They may continue doing meditations or practice hatha yoga that lifts their attention into that essence again.
  4. The karmic stream behind the essence has been activated – Once aspirants engage with the karmic stream behind a spiritual essence, it may continue to generate impressions, desires, and fantasies even when the essence has been returned to realignment with the axis of being. If these impressions that arise from this alternate karmic stream are of greater intensity than those arising from the spiritual essence at the cutting edge of spirituality, aspirants may continue to be locked in that focus. [The karmic stream behind the cutting edge of spirituality is connected with their unique spiritual destiny, which we call the intrinsic Soul Purpose. We can assist you identify your Intrinsic Soul Purpose with a Soul Purpose Reading.]
  5. Ongoing relationships with those who maintain that altered state of consciousness continue to exert influence – Many aspirants continue to have regular, ongoing relationships with those who continue to do the spiritual practices that have produced the imbalance, and they may place pressure on aspirants to continue the practices and “make progress on this Path.” Friends, relatives, romantic partners, or co-workers—people with whom aspirants have regular contact—can exert these continual demands upon aspirants to resume practice and return to the fold.
  6. Spiritual relationship with the aspects of the Divine that are part of the cosmology in which the spiritual essence dwells – Aspirants may have come to rely upon the aspects of the Divine, the spiritual Master, or other spiritual beings that inhabit the inner horizon in the worldview of the awakened spiritual essence to continue to help them, guide them, strengthen them, or comfort them. They may continue to invoke these beings through prayer, chanting, or mantras, and this lifts their attention to union and re-identification with that spiritual essence again, and to induces them to remain in that state of consciousness.
  7. Continued habits of thinking, relationships, and action – Extended relationships with members of groups that did spiritual practices that unfolded aspirants’ spiritual essence outside the axis of being and promoted attentional union and identification with that essence may have established habit patterns. These habits of thinking, emotional relating, and daily activities may continue to lock aspirants into that spiritualized perspective, and make it difficult for them for them to return their attention to waking awareness and to re-engage with their life again.

If you have recently left a religious or spiritual group, but you notice that you continue to float in the altered state of consciousness that you cultivated in it, there are several things you can do:

  1. Return your attention to the grounded state of awareness. Don’t continue to keep it in union with the spiritual essence you cultivated in the group.
  2. Invite your Soul and your Self to take dominion over your life again.
  3. Consider you are now an ex-member of that group. Remove objects or pictures that remind you of the altered state of consciousness you maintained while you were in the group.
  4. Re-identify with your Soul, your Self, and your life. Set active goals and make plans for your future.
  5. Stop practicing meditations that take you to that altered state of consciousness.
  6. Establish a connection to the forms of the Divine that operate at your cutting edge of spirituality.
  7. Consciously develop habit patterns that reinforce operating from your authentic Self. Take ownership of your life, thoughts, feelings and experience. Commune with the ensouling entity that is embodied and expresses through your personality.

Through using remedial strategies such as the ones we suggest here, we expect that in time—those who experience persistence of elements of their Kundalini syndrome or continued sequelae from spiritual imbalance—can experience normalization of their experience and re-identification with their authentic human nature and fully embody their genuine spiritual nature once again.