How Thought Streams Affect Others

By George A. Boyd © 2021

Q: How do thought streams influence others?

A: Thought streams are at the body of the Occult Hierarchy’s influence on humanity and the activity of Occult initiates. Thought streams may play a role in the adoption of conspiracy theories, and the hypnotic influence of cultic groups and leaders.

Thought streams have three parts:

  1. Transmission
  2. Reception
  3. Implementation

Thought stream transmission occurs when it originates from a source; it becomes a field which others are immersed.

Thought stream reception takes three forms:

Ensouling entities are immersed in the field of the thought stream transmission; it surrounds them in the astral environment in which they dwell, which we call the Plenum.

The spirit or the attentional principle may receive a telepathic impress from the thought stream transmission; they may feel it is important enough to implement.

The ego receives the communication of the thought stream through a verbal or visual means; the content of the thought stream may contain material that activates the emotionalized contents of the personal unconscious and motivates fear, worry, or anger. This level of message may stir others to take action on the message.

Thought stream implementation is a spectrum ranging from no implementation to complete dedication of life and mind.

  1. Notices content of the thought stream message, but does not enact it
  2. Thinks about the ideas of the thought stream message, but does not enact them
  3. Forms an emotional reaction to the ideas conveyed in the thought steam message, and may communicate them to others; they may argue with others in an attempt to change their beliefs; judges others are wrong if they don’t believe the content of the thought stream message
  4. Changes behavior based on the ideas of the thought stream message; may make new choices
  5. Generates rules, policies, or laws based on the thought stream message
  6. May attempt to actively influence and convert others to believe in the ideas of the thought stream message through giving talks, interviews, writing articles and blog posts, authoring books, or disseminating these ideas through social media
  7. Dedicates one’s life and resources to living the ideas of the thought stream message and spreading this message to others

Sources of Thought Streams

In Advanced Webinar 28, we describe the role of the thought streams emerging from the Occult Hierarchy as follows:

“When we study the Occult Hierarchy, and look at the work of the Occult Adepts and higher Occult Initiates, we find that Occult Adepts of certain degrees upon each of the Seven Rays are responsible for certain “projects” that are carried out in humanity. Some of these projects seem relatively benign; some bring great evil in their wake.”

“Each of these projects engages groups of Soul Sparks, who are carried on its powerful magnetic thought forces to enact its commands and suggestions. In some of these projects, the aim is to empower and liberate the free will of Soul Sparks from the influences that attempt to restrain their pleasure and their freedom; in other projects, certain individuals may be raised to the heights of worldly power, and enabled to rule over others with an iron fist.”

Other sources of thought streams—as we described in the article, “Levels of Thought that Impact Human Life”—include:

  1. Intuitive impressions from the Psychic Realm
  2. The voice of Wisdom
  3. Revelation of truths from the Revelatory Mind of the Holy Spirit
  4. The voice of the Mighty I AM Presence
  5. Ministerial thought, reflection on seed thoughts
  6. Illumined Mind, downpour of knowledge
  7. Attunement – intention driven thought to produce purification, healing, emotional release, counsel, and guidance, illumination and revelation, and initiation, imbued with the Divine Light
  8. Soul Realization (Enlightenment) – the experience of the Soul beyond thought

While many thought streams are neutral or even positive—many thought streams that come from the Lower Astral Plane, that convey conspiracy theories, or that entrap people in the toxic belief systems of spiritual cults, hate groups, or terrorist bands—are not.

If a thought steam is negatively impacting you, and you are beginning to act under its influence, there are several things you can do.

What You Can Do

There are seven key steps for dealing with thought stream influences. These include:

  1. Become aware that the thought stream is influencing you.
  2. Notice specifically how the thought stream is affecting your choices, your thinking, your values, your beliefs, your emotions, and your actions.
  3. Decide if you want to continue to act under its spell. If you decide you want to free yourself from its influence, you need to make the choice to walk away.
  4. Actively inventory how the thought stream is affecting your choices, your thinking, your values, your beliefs, your emotions, and your actions—and explore your alternate options.

Draw a line on a sheet of paper to divide it into two columns.

On the left hand side, write down the verbatim content you have learned as part of the thought stream’s influence on your life and your mind.

On the right side, write down what you can choose, think, believe, feel, or do instead.

  1. Extract yourself from involvement with the group that disseminates this material:

  • Get off their mailing list or email list.
  • Cancel your account on the social media platform that distributes this material, or un-friend them on Facebook.
  • Stop listening to radio shows or podcasts that promulgate these messages. Stop watching television programs or Internet videos that spread these views.
  • Do not go to their lectures or meetings.
  • Avoid contact with the people in your life who share these distorted messages; if you cannot avoid contact, assertively tell them that you do not want to hear about these topics anymore
  1. Commit to the alternate options you identified in step four. Live intentionally, mindfully, and thoughtfully. Identify who you are and what is your purpose for living, and align your choices, thoughts, beliefs, and actions with your authentic Self.
  2. Continue to monitor whether you are still acting under the influence of the thought stream messages in some aspect of your life, and root out these beliefs, so you can free yourself from any residual impressions from this source.

Those of you who have been acting under the hypnotic spell of these thought streams for a long time are impacted in a similar manner to someone who has been involved in a religious cult. We invite you to explore our Cult Recovery Coaching Program if this immersion in these thought stream influences has adversely affected your life. You may learn more about the dynamics operating in cultic groups in our book, Religions, Cults, and Terrorism: What the Heck Are We Doing?

Concerning the Expressions of Realization

By George A. Boyd © 2021

Q: What are the ways we can know someone is a Realized Soul?

A: There are several expressions of a Realized Soul:

  1. Identity, declaring one is Realized
  2. Expression of Grace and Virtue (giving blessings)
  3. Using powers and Attunements to uplift, enlighten, and transform others; manifesting the inner guide form
  4. Giving teaching or Satsang
  5. Exemplifying service to others
  6. Sending love to awaken the spirit
  7. Giving Shaktipat to awaken other’s Kundalini

The presence of these expressions in an individual does not necessarily indicate that he or she is a Realized Soul, as those who are aspirants and disciples may have the ability to express in one or more of these capacities. Those who are genuinely Realized typically dwell in the Presence of the Divine, and have purified their nature to allow the presence of their spiritual essence to radiate out.

Stages of the Path where someone might experience Realization include:

  • Wave of consciousness on the Akashic Aether – you gain realization of the nature of the Soul
  • Fifth Planetary Initiation – the Soul realizes its nature above all coverings
  • Planetary Adept – the Soul is liberated in the Nirvanic Flame, and you awaken as the Monad
  • Brahman Realization – Cosmic consciousness opens the seven chakras of the Cosmic Man or Woman and realizes oneness with Brahman
  • Fifth Cosmic Initiation – the Astral Soul liberates each of its nuclei of identity of the Cosmic Sphere and realizes its own nature above all coverings
  • Supracosmic Path Realization – an individual transforms their Supracosmic Seed Atom to the level where it fuses with the Supracosmic Soul
  • Transcendental Path Realization – On the Bridge Path and T1 through T7, the spirit opens the Path to the stage where the ensouling entity awakens on its own Plane, above the worlds of mind, energy, and matter.
  • Brahma Vidya – When you experience liberation of an ensouling entity or the spirit, you glimpse the presence of Satchitananda, which is the source of the Alaya. In this experience of Nirbikalpa Samadhi, you realize this eternal and infinite consciousness within you.

You would need to ascertain that someone expressing these characteristics of a Realized Soul was in fact established in one of these states of Realization. This requires the ability to read the ensouling entities of others to identify where they are on the Path and whether they have attained one of these states of realization.

We teach the art of Soul Reading to our students who complete the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation. Those that master this skill can genuinely tell whether someone is truly Realized, or whether they may be deluding themselves into believing they are Realized, when they are not.

We suggest that among those who claim to be enlightened, all that glitters is not gold. You need to gain the inner discernment to recognize whether someone is Realized or not.

Types of Religious Expression

By George A. Boyd © 2021

Q: Where does Mudrashram® fall on the scale of religious expression?

A: If we examine the scale of religious expression, we discover seven major categories of religious expression. These include:

  1. Complete theocracy – religion dominates every aspect of life; complete control of behavior and belief by religion
  2. Religious fervor – religion seeks to gain political control of government to enact its religious agenda through laws and usurp the rights of non–believers
  3. Reflective religion – religion follows a set of moral principles or commandments scrupulously, but encourages reflection, meditation, and discussion of religious ideas and principles to promote understanding and insight
  4. Ecumenical religion – reaches out to other faiths in good will; promotes tolerance and understanding; attempts to live a life of love, virtue, and service
  5. Hypocritical religion – espouses values but does not live up to them; clergy may engage in sexual impropriety; may treat those of the same faith with favoritism, and discriminate against those of other faiths or sects; participates in political advocacy for candidates that espouse their values and beliefs
  6. Corrupt religion – religion engages in corrupt practices to become rich and powerful; may use public shaming or litigation to intimidate and suppress those who question its doctrine or practices; may use bribes of public officials, they solicit large donations for religious favors or purported heavenly rewards; money buys access to a spiritual leader
  7. Demonic religion – forces religion on others against their will, embracing an attitude of ‘convert or die’; uses terrorism, violence, torture, and criminal activities to gain power through any means; requires absolute obedience to its doctrine and beliefs, and allows no dissent; does not respect human rights or international laws or conventions; holds it alone is the one true religion

Mudrashram® most closely resembles the activities of category three, in that we encourage reflection, meditation, and discussion of religious ideas and principles to promote understanding and insight. The scrupulous moral observances characterize those students who ascend to the advanced disciple, accepted disciple, and Initiate stages of the Path, when they begin to become instruments of the Divine Will and Grace.

We suspect you can find examples of modern religious and spiritual groups that appear to fall into each of these categories. Of these expressions, perhaps reflective religion and ecumenical religion have fewer drawbacks than the others.

Those of you who wish to explore the dynamics of religions, cults, and terrorist groups may enjoy our book, Religions, Cults, and Terrorism: What the Heck Are We Doing?

Those of you who may have been traumatized from your involvement in religious groups of types one, two, five, six, or seven—and you seek to heal and find your serenity and sanity again— you may find our Cult Recovery Program will help you find your way out of the morass and get your bearings again.

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.