When You Break Out of the Bubble of Belief

By George A. Boyd ©2023

Editor’s note: Many people see the world through the prism of their religious or political belief system, and never transcend it. When you move beyond this constructed framework, you see the world anew. This poem speaks to this experience of going beyond belief.

When you break out of the bubble of belief, you see the world as it is.

You experience the levels of the mind as they are, and you witness the content there.

You directly experience your intentional consciousness, your spirit and your Soul, beyond concept or metaphor.

You touch your enlightened mind and you realize your Soul, beyond words and beyond descriptions.


When you break out of the bubble of belief, you transcend paradigm, doctrine, and credo.

You travel on the Continuum of Light as a conscious being, a traveler to Supernal Worlds.

You at once encounter the many wondrous forms of God on each successive Plane,

And you behold your forms on each Plane of Light—and witness the gifts each form contains.


When you break out of the bubble of belief, you travel on rivers of light and sound back to God.

You detach from the tethers that tie you to this world and journey through worlds of ineffable splendor.

You dissolve all hindrances and return to the fount from which you arose in the beginning,

And you unite with your Divine Beloved for all eternity.


When you break out of the bubble of belief, your Soul evolves.

You open and actualize each nodal point upon the Way, and grow in wisdom;

You grow in love and virtue; you bring out your dormant powers;

You fulfill the intrinsic purpose for which you were sent into Creation.


When you break out of the bubble of belief, those who remain within it, condemn you.

They cannot conceive anything exists beyond their scripture, their cosmology, and their mythos.

You become threatening to them because you are free,

And because, you have escaped from the ethereal cage that binds them.


When you break out of the bubble of belief, you can interface with the content of the mind.

You witness your thoughts and feelings and choices arise in the slipstream of your life:

Like an artist, you can change the picture that you see,

And write a brighter destiny—greater than any one you could ever conceive.


When you break out of the bubble of belief, the chains of karma no longer imprison you.

You bring down the beam of fiery, Divine Spirit to dissolve these karmic accretions,

You redeem the potentials hidden in your unconscious mind, turning its darkness into light;

Transforming its nescience and torpor into consciousness and new ability.


When you break out of the bubble of belief, you awaken to new possibilities.

The door of the sepulcher opens, and you walk out of the tomb.

You are resurrected into your immortality that has always dwelt within you.

You know the bliss of being and you repose in transcendent peace.


When you break out of the bubble of belief, you do not wish to return to this prison.

Though others may regard you as a madman, an apostate, or a traitor—someone whom the devil has deceived.

You regard them with the heart of compassion and with serene detachment,

And you hold out your hand to those who yearn to emerge from their suffering and bondage.


Breaking through the Bubble of Belief

By George A. Boyd © 2016

Q: How would you break out of the bubble of belief to directly experience the Soul and God?

A: Belief in God appears to pass through seven stages:

  1. Initial belief (faith) – At this stage, believers affirm the existence of God based on convincing personal criteria.
  2. Relational belief – At this stage, they affirm that they are related to God, e.g., a child of God, a disciple of Christ or other spiritual Master.
  3. Doctrinal belief – At this stage, they construct a belief system about God, the creation of the Universe, and humanity’s relationship with the Divine based on the study of scripture and the teachings of clergy. These may include beliefs about what will happen in the future of mankind, what will happen after death, and what God requires of humanity.
  4. Moral belief – At this stage, they construct a set of standards and values based on interpretation of scriptures and teaching and inculcation of clergy to guide their personal behavior.
  5. Authoritarian belief – At this stage, they hold a conviction that the truths espoused in the scriptures and religious organization to which they belong are true for everyone, and must be implemented in the family, the workplace, and the society in which they live.
  6. Missionary belief – At this stage, they gain a conviction that they must being the message to others to save their Souls and guide them to the one true Path. They may engage in active proselytization or evangelism at this stage.
  7. Integrated belief – After many years of professing the belief system and practicing its tenets, these beliefs remake their personality, and dictate their behavior, their values, their world view, and their relationships with those who are in the religious group and those who outside of it.

There are three barriers to move out of the bubble of belief into direct experience.

  1. Existential terror – Believers fear that if their beliefs are abandoned, their life would have no meaning; they would lose their sense of identity; and they would have an infinite number of other options for choosing their life anew once they let go of the certainty of their safe harbor of belief.
  2. Ontological terror – They fear they will lose their soul; they will go to hell or transmigration after death; and they will risk the opprobrium or censure of their religious group for their apostasy.
  3. Psychological terror – They fear having to face the deep-seated anxiety, shame, self-hatred, or inner conflicts for which the religious belief system provided a solution, and insulated them from facing these dysphoric emotions.

Once believers face and work their existential fear, they discover the attentional principle, the principle of immortal consciousness.

Once they resolve their ontological terror, they encounter the Soul—the principle of immortal being—as it is.

Once they penetrate and release their psychological terror, they uncover their spiritual heart, the principle of immortal love.

These three immortal principles comprise the “third eye,” “brain,” and “heart” paths of spiritual development. Raja Yoga activates the third eye path. Transformational mantra unfolds the Soul upon the brain path. Nada Yoga awakens the spiritual heart and frees it to open the inner channels through which the spirit travels back to God. [We teach all three methods in our intermediate meditation classes, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and on-line Accelerated Meditation Program.]

You can only consciously tread these three paths when you transcend the limitation of these environing structures of belief, which have their corresponding “eye,” “brain,” and “heart.”

The “eye” of belief is the perception that is created when belief filters reality. This must be transcended through awakening the third eye, the attentional principle.

The “brain” of belief constructs a theoretical story or rationale that explains human identity, the creation of the universe, and specifies how people should behave towards one another and the Divine. The here and now experience of eternity and the wordless presence of the Soul supplants this.

The “heart” of belief that imbues religious convictions with passion and urgency and that powerfully energizes the cord of faith must be relinquished to discover the pure and innocent spirit within.

Most never unlock this inner door that opens Pandora’s box—where they must face these three layers of terror—so they remain trapped in the prison of their beliefs. It is a telling observation that perhaps only one to three percent of those who are part of a religious belief system are able to move beyond it into direct experience.

Mudrashram® has its students directly move beyond belief into essence through directly focusing their attention on the three immortal essences—attentional principle, Soul, and spirit—and activating them. This enables them to have direct experience beyond the shell of belief. In time, they are able to dismantle those beliefs that are not founded on the bedrock of Core Realization, and that they cannot verify through direct experience.

Discovering God through direct experience means that these three immortal essences travel into the Presence of the Divine as It is, and know It directly. Mudrashram® gives the aspirant the keys to the direct experience of these immortal essences and the Divine when the core techniques of Integral meditation are practiced regularly and correctly.