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.

Reflections on Spiritual Growth

By George A. Boyd © 2017

Q: What is spiritual growth? This term is used quite widely, and I’m not sure people have really identified what this actually is—every group seems to have different criteria for what marks spiritual growth.

A: Spiritual growth occurs when your spiritual essence unfolds closer to its Source: it moves along the track that connects it with its origin. This spiritual essence in different groups is construed to be a nucleus of identity, the spirit in one of the twelve domains, or an ensouling entity; sometimes it is even a seed atom in a particular vehicle of consciousness.

In the Mudrashram® system of Integral meditation, we measure this growth on three poles: the movement of your ensouling entity on the 1st Pole, the spirit coordinated with the Soul at that level of the Continuum in the channels of the Nada on the 2nd Pole, and the vehicles of consciousness of the Superconscious mind on the 3rd Pole. When all of these align to the same nodal point, we say you have achieved balanced spiritual development.

The changes that occur as a result of that transformation are the outcome of spiritual growth, and this is what people point to when they say someone has made spiritual growth. So we can say:

  • Someone’s consciousness has expanded
  • They have a deeper intuitive knowledge and wisdom
  • Their sphere of love and compassion has become larger
  • They are able to demonstrate new abilities and powers; they have the capacity for greater service
  • They have purified more of the karmic accretions within them, so they have greater purity
  • Their spirit has grown in love, wisdom, purity, and devotion
  • They demonstrate new, spontaneous virtues
  • They demonstrate greater energy and vitality
  • Their awareness can open to deeper layers of the mind

The point is that real spiritual growth is contingent upon actual transformation. Not imagining you are in Heaven, or what Heaven might be like after you die. Not floating in some altered state of consciousness. Not simply praying for Grace, but not going anywhere. It means your Soul actually moves—and as the result of this movement, these other changes that groups use to verify spiritual growth is taking place, arise.

Q: Mudrashram® works at the cutting edge of spirituality. Do groups that work at other levels of the Continuum and bring about transformation to the spiritual essence(s) they unfold—does this also produce spiritual growth?

A: Yes, it is spiritual growth. It’s just not at the cutting edge of spirituality. There is measureable progress towards the origin at that level, which gives rise to the different outcomes that are produced when that spiritual essence moves.

Q: On the Mudrashram® website, you have this phase at the bottom of your pages, “Giving you the keys to unlimited spiritual growth since 1983.” What is unlimited spiritual growth?

A: It means that the spiritual essence that unfolds is not stopped somewhere. For example:

  • If you unfold the seed atom in your Psychic Vehicle, it can only go to the flame of the Mother Father God at the top of the Psychic Realm.
  • If you unfold your Moon Soul or Christ Child nucleus of identity, it can rise to Mastery in the form of a Saint, but it can only go to its origin in the First Esoteric Initiation.
  • If you unfold your Solar Angel nucleus of identity, it can rise to Mastery in the form of an Ascended Master, but it can only unfold to its origin at the top of the Second Planetary Initiation.
  • If you unfold your Cosmic Consciousness nucleus of identity, it can rise to Mastery as a Yogi Preceptor, but it can only unfold to its origin at the top of the First Cosmic Initiation (Kaivalyam).
  • If you unfold your Cosmic Soul Awareness nucleus of identity along with the spirit on the fourth segment of the Nada, your Cosmic Soul Awareness can rise to Mastery as a Light Master, but it can only unfold to its origin at the top of the Cosmic Tree of Life at the highest Plane of the Second Cosmic Initiation; and your spirit at this level can return to its origin in the heart center of the form of the Light Master.
  • If you unfold your Astral Soul through a transformational method or Light Immersion from a Cosmic Master, it can rise to Mastery as a Cosmic Master, but it can only unfold to its origin at the top of the Cosmic Sphere in the Light of Brahma Jyoti.
  • If you unfold a Supracosmic Seed Atom on one of the 64 active Supracosmic Paths, you can drop this seed atom into its origin at the top of that Path and allow the radiant Light of the Guru Power to flow through you, but you can’t move beyond that stage. If you are fortunate to select the Path on which your Supracosmic Soul dwells, your Supracosmic Soul can unfold in synchrony with your Supracosmic Seed Atom, you can rise to Mastery in the Light at the top of the Supracosmic brain chakra, but you cannot progress beyond this level.
  • If you open the channels of the Nada in which the spirit dwells on one of the Transcendental Paths that are aligned with your Axis of Being (T1 to T5), and unfold the ensouling entity on this Path, your spirit can only ascend to its origin and the ensouling entity can only go to that level from which the spirit originated, as state we call Sat Guru Bhagwan.

In unlimited spiritual growth, you are not stopped. You finish your spiritual work at the Subtle, Planetary, and Transplanetary. Then you shift up into Cosmic work and finish it. You then complete your work at the Supracosmic level, and you’re able to lead your Supracosmic Soul to Liberation. You complete one Transcendental Path aligned with the Axis of Being, and then you awaken on the Bridge Path. From here, as you rise into Multiplane Mastery, you gain the ability to open every Path and liberate every spiritual essence within you.

There’s nothing left undone. There’s no stopping. Eventually, you eradicate the karmic darkness in all aspects of the Continuum.

This is what we teach you how to do in our intermediate classes, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program. We show you how to generate this transformation that moves you forward in a balanced way, so you don’t lose your human grounding.

So it’s unlimited. You finish everything and rise to Multiplane Mastery.