The Gentle Art of Making Things Happen or Not

By George A. Boyd © 2018

Q: Some people advocate we should attempt to change our life circumstances through using our will power and intention, and others say that we cannot change our fate and we should simply, radically accept who we are. How do you view this?

A: There are personal methods for change and acceptance; there are transpersonal ones. To understand these approaches, it will first be instructive to examine what they are.

Personal methods include:

  1. Goal setting (1st Ray) – This approach emphasizes that your Self, at the core of your personality, uses its faculty of volition to set and carry out goals. In this scenario, for example, you might decide that you need to take a course to augment your career, and you then sign up for an online class, and you study on a regular basis.
  2. Setting up the conditions to achieve something (2nd Ray) – This more intuitive method has you look at the context or environment in which you wish the action to take place, and set up the conditions so that you cannot fail to do it. This might involve you getting an accountability partner, whom you have to pay a fine, if you fail to do the action. Judges commonly use this approach. For example, if you have a first Driving While Under the Influence (DUI) conviction, if you drink while driving again, you lose your drivers license, you have to pay a large fine, and you will spend time in prison—if you must use your car to work and bring in money to support your family, these consequences may be sufficient to change your behavior.
  3. Problem solving (3rd Ray) – This frames the issues of your life and the things you want as problems that have a solution. This solution may have already been accomplished: certain people have done a system or program and it allowed them to achieve what you want or to overcome something that you consider a problem—you only have to copy what they did. In other cases, you may have to discover a way out through trial and error, and eventually stumble upon a successful resolution. For example, you may join a weight loss program that has already helped thousands of men and women lose weight.
  4. Going with the flow (4th Ray) – This view experiences that there is no Self, only the state of being, where life unfolds spontaneously in the moment. There is no doer, there is no Self, and there is no effort. Taoists call this “effortless action,” wu wei. The act of observing the situation creates the necessary adaption; no act of will is required in this perspective.
  5. Analysis and testing (5th Ray) – Scientists adopt this methodology. It begins with a hypothesis, which they test through an experiment. They may have to try different interventions until they arrive at a solution that works, and other researchers can replicate and validate your results. Analysis and testing is widely used to test the safety of medicines, consumer products, and clinical procedures. This approach typically requires significant funding and there may be regulatory hurdles that researchers must surmount before the product can reach the market.
  6. Asking for help – In this viewpoint, you may seek the advice, strength, protection, or guidance of someone who is stronger, more powerful, more experienced, or wiser than you. A child asks his father for advice. An employee solicits the guidance of a mentor, who can help her advance in the company, where she is working. A student queries his instructor on how to solve a problem that he doesn’t understand. An adherent of a religious group may seek counsel from the group’s minister, or she may pray and ask God to give her strength and wisdom to deal with a difficult situation in her life.
  7. Find a creative synthesis – In this systematic way of resolving a problem, you consider all of the elements that are needed to achieve the objective. This sees issues as whole systems, and designs interventions that take all factors into account, and provide dynamic, effective, efficient, and successful outcomes. For example, a businesswoman doing a product launch for a new cosmetic line pays attention to the details of manufacture, packaging, advertisement, placement with retailers, and customer support to provide a seamless experience for her employees, her vendors, and her customers.

Transpersonal methods operate beyond the zone of the personality: they channel through the personality or work on it from the standpoint of a detached witness. These include:

  1. Intentional creation – This occurs when your attentional principle anchors suggestion or affirmation to change behavior, belief, emotional reaction, or the conditions that operate in your life. You use a technique that works with your subconscious, unconscious, or Superconscious mind. [We teach these methods in our intermediate meditation classes, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation or the by-mail or online Accelerated Meditation Program.]
  2. Faith creation – This conative impulse arises from your spirit, which might act to reform your attitudes, your morals, and your character, and influence you to live a more loving and compassionate life.
  3. Soul creation – This awakens when you tap into the wave of the present time on the Akashic Ether, which New Age groups call the Eternal Now. At this junction point between your human life and your Soul, your Soul is able to release old patterns in your life and create something new. Methods like process meditation, contemplating the eternal now, and feeling emotions to their origin activate the Soul’s power of re-creation. [We teach a method to access this center in our intermediate courses.]
  4. Moral will overshadowing – Groups that activate the Moon Soul or Christ Child nucleus of identity activate this aspect of the higher will. This interfaces with the conscience, and may use different techniques for moral persuasion to induce you to live up to ideal religious norms for behavior and belief. It may use shame, guilt, or fear to enforce obedience; when these measures do not work, it may even resort to punishment or austerity to ensure compliance.
  5. Solar angelic overshadowing – Groups that activate the Mighty I AM Presence or Solar Angelic nucleus of identity open the verbal channel for this essence to “speak the Word” to manifest particular conditions in their lives and in the world. This can take the form of prophetic messages, declarations of creation (decrees), inspired oratory, or channeling messages from Ascended Masters. The personality experiences this as a Higher Self or Divinized Aspect of the Soul that speaks the Word with great power and authority that operates independently of its functions and capabilities.
  6. Transpersonal will overshadowing – This aspect of will, which typically begins to overshadow the personality during the Third Planetary Initiation, leads the personality to align with the Soul’s mission and purpose. It may guide the personality to have different types of life experiences, to learn about certain subjects, to undergo training to acquire select skills, or to become employed in specific careers to prepare to become the Soul’s instrument to carry out its purpose.
  7. Divine will overshadowing – This type of will appears in individuals who are Spiritual Masters and their advanced disciples. Here the Divine, through the intermediation of the Spiritual Master, actively overshadows the personality. It takes three forms: (1) Holy Yeah – also called Agya, this is a commandment to carry out a specific action, (2) Holy Nay – this stops an action and does not personality to carry out an action, or (3) Holy Wait – this postpones and action for a more appropriate time. Those under the aegis of the Divine Will report that this Great Force guides many aspects of their lives, though they retain liberty of functioning in some areas.

In some religious contexts, the Divine Will is believed to be synonymous with Fate. They construe that where you are born, who your parents and family are, and the fortunate or unfortunate circumstances of your life are preordained by some mysterious plan or Divine decree, and you are powerless to change what you are experiencing. You simply have to accept it that this is your lot in life and realize that nothing will improve—so you need to make the best of what you’ve got.

The going with the flow perspective also predicates that you must radically accept what is, and stop trying to resist the Tao. Those that adopt this perspective believe that this surrender to the flow or Way leads to peace and harmony.

These other viewpoints hold that your personal Self, or certain aspects of your spiritual nature, has the agency to create change in your life—and you don’t have to simply surrender to what is, but you can change what you experience in life.

We suggest you familiarize yourself with each of the personal methods that can initiate change or promote acceptance, and use those ones that are appropriate for your situation. So for example, if you are surfing, you might adopt the going with the flow approach. If you have a problem, you can utilize the problem solving approach. If you are aiming to achieve a specific objective, you might wish to employ the goal setting approach.

You will find some of these are easier for you to use; some are harder. By flexibly using these different approaches, however, you may find one that works for you, even if it is not your preferred method to promote change or spur achievement.

As you learn meditation and begin to advance on the spiritual Path, you may find that you begin to experience interface with different aspects of your spiritual nature, and they may start to overshadow your personality. As your spiritual evolution unfolds, you will progressively incarnate higher aspects of your transpersonal potential until you ultimately become a direct instrument of the Living God, an Initiate or Spiritual Master.


On Unlimited Spiritual Growth

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.


New Year’s Meditation

For our last post of 2017, I’d like to share New Year’s meditation I developed in 2016. This will help you complete your prior year, and get clarity on what you want to create for your new year.

By George A. Boyd ©2016

Look Back

  • What did you do? (What was your actual experience?)
  • What did you achieve? (What goals did you accomplish?)
  • What did you learn? (How did you expand your abilities and knowledge?)
  • Who did you love and serve? (How did you expand or sustain your circle of friendships?)
  • What did you create? (How did you express your Soul’s gifts?)
  • What did you discover? (What personal insights did you have? What key spiritual insights did you have?)
  • How did you grow and evolve? (What new personal milestones did you reach? What new nodal points did you open?)

Look Forward

  • In what ways will you improve yourself physically? (Health, home environment, acquisitions of things to enhance your productivity and enjoyment of your life?)
  • In what ways will you improve yourself emotionally? (Resolve emotional issues, care for your family, nurture your key relationships?)
  • In what ways will you improve yourself mentally? (Acquire new knowledge, learn new skills, enhance your professional confidence and expertise?)
  • In what ways will you improve yourself socially? (How will you involve yourself in the social, cultural, and civic life in the world around you?)
  • In what ways will you improve yourself personally? (How will you better live your values to achieve integrity? How will you enhance your productivity and effectiveness in your career and finances? How will you move closer to full personal actualization?)
  • In what ways will you improve yourself spiritually? (What spiritual progress do you intend to make? What new insights, new virtue and compassion, and spiritual abilities do you intend to actualize?
  • In what ways will you improve the world? (How will you make a difference in the lives of others? How will you serve others?)

Gratitude for What Is

  • Notice the good things about your body and your health.
  • Notice the good things about your circle of friends and your relationships.
  • Notice the good things you have learned and the positive career experiences you have had.
  • Notice what you have created and how your skills and abilities have grown.
  • Notice the insights and realizations you have had and how this has shaped you to become the person you are today.
  • Notice where you are today on the spiritual path.
  • Notice your gratitude for the good things that are with you now.

And What Will You Create?

  • Knowing all of this, what will you create for your year ahead?
  • How will you insure this is done?
  • What do you pray concerning these things? Pray it now.
  • What do you affirm concerning these things? Affirm it now.
  • And what will you resolve concerning these things, using the force of your will? Resolve it now.

Visualize what you aim to achieve in your personal life. See yourself achieve each goal.

Notice what you aspire to achieve in your spiritual life. Commit yourself to achieve this station on the Path.

Anchor this through a power affirmation:
And so may it be
And so it is.


Formative Experiences

By George A. Boyd ©2017

A formative experience is one that shapes identity, life narrative, and your sense of the world—whether it is safe or threatening; whether you are an effective change maker in your life or you are largely at effect of your circumstances. There are seven major types of formative experiences:

  1. Trauma – This is an event, or series of events, that take place where another person, or a catastrophic natural phenomenon, harms you, and teaches you that other people, or the world is not safe. The psychological repercussions of this event include lasting fear and vigilance towards any similar occurrence. You feel a need to protect your body, family and loved ones, and your possessions from a re-occurrence of this event. If another person has perpetrated this event, and you assess their motivation to be malevolent, trauma can also spur anger, rage, and a powerful drive for revenge.
  2. Acknowledgement – This is an experience when someone truly sees you, hears, you, and lets you know you are known. Acknowledgement is the key to you owning your authentic Self; it gives you permission to be who you are. When you are acknowledged, you feel loved and known—this can be a very healing experience, which can help you rebuild your self-esteem.
  3. Successful performance – This is the first time you do something on your own. Think back to when you first rode a bike or a car on your own, or first gave a public speech. Successful performance builds confidence, a sense of competence and efficacy, and expands your capability. Successful performance enhances your self-esteem and brings healthy personal pride.
  4. Spiritual awakening – This typically have this experience during a mystical or peak experience, or a near death experience, where you discover you are a conscious essence beyond the body, and you awaken as your attentional principle, your spirit, or your Soul. Spiritual awakening introduces you to the immortal principles within yourself—and if you do not slam the door shut out of fear—this deeper aspect of yourself will reveal its gifts, and bestow upon you an intuition of a greater purpose or mission.
  5. Academic or vocational calling – This occurs when you read something in a book, watch a video, hear a lecture or attend a class, or observe someone perform the actions of their career, and you realize that this topic or career you are encountering or witnessing is what you want to study and do in your life. This discovery of your academic or career track happens when you recognize this is what you genuinely want to do. Excitement and enthusiasm mark this discovery: it makes you want to learn all you can about this topic or this career.
  6. Awakening of faith in God – Faith arises when you encounter a universal or cosmic being that appears to you to be omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent, and you choose to establish a relationship with this being. Encountering this being awakens feels of reverence, devotion, awe, humility, and love for this being. Those who follow religions and spiritual groups in which there is a ritualized tradition of worship develop faith. Faith shapes their whole lives through inculcating moral values, encouraging specific prayers and meditations, and encouraging the practice of ceremonies or rituals that deepen identification as a member of that group.
  7. Transformation – There are two types of transformation: personal and spiritual.
    • Personal transformation is a radical change in your personal life or circumstances that you attribute to the guidance or coaching of another person or a miraculous, supernatural phenomenon. You can also initiate personal transformation through your choice to establish new habits, to operate from an alternative mindset, and to do things in a new and better way.
    • Spiritual transformation takes two major forms: rebirth and movement into a new state of being.
    • Rebirth is a change of perception of who you are. Rebirth occurs when you receive an attunement—receiving the Holy Spirit, Shaktipat, or Light Immersion—that brings your attention into union with a spiritual essence. Depending on the attunement you receive, this spiritual essence can be your spirit, a nucleus of identity, or an ensouling entity. In rebirth, you experience that this essence is your true nature. The rebirth experience can also be generated when you listen to the retelling of a mystery tale, or you receive formal diksha—the conveying of meditation instructions that enable you to gain union with a spiritual essence.
    • Movement of your spiritual essence to a new state of being, which is called Initiation or Samadhi, occurs when your Soul—or other spiritual essence—progresses along its track into a new nodal point. This unfolding bestows new knowledge; new love, understanding, and virtue; and awakens heretofore dormant abilities. [We teach you how to generate spiritual transformation in our intermediate courses, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation, or the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program.]

These formative experiences become a permanent part of your life story.

  • If you have one or more traumatic experiences in your life, your life story may have to do with how you are coping with the aftermath of that experience, or how you have learned to overcome it.
  • If it is acknowledgement that changes your life, you may be on a mission to acknowledge, validate, and empower others. Many therapists, counselors, healers, and coaches trace their choice to enter a helping profession to their own experience of being truly loved, known, and accepted.
  • If successful performance has changed your life, you may be an advocate of performing successful action and establishing a track record of success. You may believe that you can set goals and achieve whatever you visualize. You may have gone on to achieve career and life success and wealth through implementing this key life strategy.
  • If spiritual awakening has dawned in your life, you may have completely transformed how you live, how you see the world, and to what you now commit your life. Spiritual awakening may radically transform your priorities.
  • If you have had clear insight into your academic or career calling, you typically have followed that lead to gain the education and training that enables you to do that as your life’s work.
  • If you have had the awakening of faith, you may have felt led to join a religious or spiritual group, which has instilled new values and reformed your character, shaped your beliefs and behavior through adherence to the principles of your faith’s scriptures, and inspired you to attempt to commune with the spiritual being your worship through prayer and meditation.
  • If you have undergone personal transformation, you have undergone changes that have completely revolutionized your life.
  • If you have undergone spiritual transformation, your worldview, and every aspect of your Soul—or other spiritual essence you are transforming—has expanded into a deeper, wiser, and more loving state of being.

It is important to reflect upon what were your formative experiences, and how they have shaped who you are today. Some people have several formative experiences. Some have only one. A few people have never had one of these major formative experiences.

  • What formative experiences have you had?
  • How did this experience impact your life? Affect your spirituality? How is your life or spirituality different?
  • Have your formative experiences had negative consequences in your life? How?
  • Have your formative experiences produced positive outcomes in your life? In what ways has your life been improved or enhanced?
  • If you had not had this formative experience, how would your life be different?
  • What new strengths or abilities have come to you as the result of your formative experiences?
  • What new insights did your formative experiences provide for you?
  • How have your formative experiences influenced your relationships, your career, or your life direction?

Formative experiences can be a powerful catalyst for change and growth. However, in some cases, when these experiences are negative, they can cast a shadow upon everything in your life. How you use the opportunity a formative experience provides you can open your life to new possibilities that make all the difference in your life and spirituality.

May you be rightly guided to utilize these experiences to gain maximum benefit.


Awakening Inner Gifts

By George A. Boyd

Q: I was wondering if you would be able to tell me which abilities my Soul has on the Temple of Art Subplane? Also, you mentioned something in a previous talk about past-life abilities coming up. Do you have any idea what these could be, artistic or otherwise?

A: In one of the Mudrashram® Correspondence Course lessons, there is a listing of different art forms that are encountered in this Subplane of the Abstract Mind Plane. Perhaps even better than my doing a reading for you, however, would be for you to interface with your Soul and let it show you.

I would start by encountering each of these art forms. For example, you could go to a local museum to see paintings and sculptures, read a collection of poetry, listen to a variety of different types of music, or watch a show on dancing—or investigate these things through videos on the Internet. See if you experience a desire to express yourself in this way. The objective of this exercise is to trigger your native genius for art.

There are seven major ways you will uncover an artistic gift, or other ability your Soul has developed:

  1. Random or chance discovery – You discover the gift through coincidence or a serendipitous encounter. You stumble upon the gift. For example, I was talking to a friend in 1980, and our conversation turned to past lives. She asked me, “Who do you think I was in my past lives?” I responded, “you were this, you were this, and you were this…” I had this inner exact knowing that I had never realized I possessed. I have since concretized this gift as the ability to do past life readings for others, which I have done since 1983.
  2. Academic or vocational discovery – You take a class in school that lights you up inside, or you take a course at a vocational school or on the job training that makes you feel you were born to do this. I had this feeling when I took my first psychology class.
  3. Inquiry – You actively ask your Soul to show you its gifts and abilities. You establish a question and answer dialog with your Soul.
  4. Internal discovery – You meditate on the levels of your Superconscious mind and you encounter an archetypal form in the Temple of Art that represents your gift.
  5. Interest inventory – You take an interest and aptitude test to discover what interests you and what might be one of your strengths, where you might have existing skills and strengths. These tests are available online and at the counseling office of your local college.
  6. Asking for guidance and revelation – Here you might ask God to reveal your gifts. You could also go to a reader to tell you what these gifts are—someone who has the ability to recognize an archetypal form that represents a budding gift. I use this type of reading when I do my seed thoughts for meditation reading, for example.
  7. Spontaneous expression – Your Soul will just start doing the gift. For example, a visual artist will start obsessively doodling and drawing. A musician will start sounding out tunes on a piano or a guitar. A graphics artist will fool around with a graphics or paint program on their computer.

The sign you’ve kindled your artistic gift is that you’ll start imagining and thinking about what you want to create. You’ll find your unique artistic voice.

Past life abilities do not always have a place in your current life. Let’s say, for example, that you built outrigger canoes in a past life. You would have no place to use that skill in your current life. If you did go to the small island in Indonesia where you used this skill, the impressions of this skill might come back to you—you just wouldn’t have a use for it in modern Detroit, Michigan.

But other skills that you developed in past lives, you might continue to explore. For example, if you played a primitive three stringed instrument in a life you had in Africa, you might be attracted to play a guitar or vina in this life.

The Soul has a native genius. You bring out that genius through practicing the skill until you are proficient, and you develop a habit. Then you can innovate. Then you start gaining insights that enable you to do the skill at an advanced level. Finally, this gift becomes fully integrated into the Soul, and you can use this ability to express your Soul’s intent and vision fully.

There are many other areas that your Soul can express its gifts, in addition to artistic genres. Here are just a few examples:

  • Leadership
  • Military strategy
  • Public service
  • Diplomacy and negotiation
  • Teaching
  • Counseling
  • Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Business management, sales, and entrepreneurship
  • Meditation and stress reduction
  • Martial Arts
  • Yoga
  • Sports
  • Scientific disciplines
  • Research
  • Medical and Healing Arts professions
  • Philosophy
  • Psychic Intuitive Arts and Metaphysical Counseling
  • Ministry

Ask your Soul to show you its gifts and abilities in the area of art and each other area in which it has gained proficiency in this and other lifetimes. Examine the zone it has opened so far—so if your Soul has opened the Biophysical Universe, the Abstract Mind Plane, the Psychic Realm, and the Wisdom Plane in the Planetary Realm, you would inquire as to which of your gifts you have activated so far in each band of the Continuum that your Soul has brought into the sphere of its opened consciousness.

Realize that many of these gifts may be in a rudimentary or incipient stage of development. But once you realize that the gift is there, you can begin to actively develop it.

Gifts do not normally spring into full bloom like Venus rising from the foam, but if you have either started them in your current life or a past life, you may have already developed some proficiency with this ability, and you will develop it from there. But other gifts, once you discover them and become aware that this ability is part of the repertoire of skills your Soul must use to enact its Purpose, you will start from the beginning—and with much study and practice, you will hone this raw talent into an instrument through which your Soul brings forward its clearest vision and deepest passion.