By Terrence LaMont Bellows,
Contributing Author, Conscious Reminder
We all have a quiet and sometimes loud inner voice beckoning us to listen and respond accurately to our Inner Knowing so that we will have our most needed transitions take place in order to be more our True and Authentic Self. This voice mostly consists of purely inner dialogue.
In everyday life this individual monologue can make or break our success and provide real value to our own life and lives of those we interact with. This is not the voice of one who would be diagnosed with some form of mental illness, though it is often mistook for being such. The voice I am considering here is the one we often joke about being one that we “should not, at least, be answering.“ As long as you don’t answer yourself!”
How many times have you heard that? How many times have you said just that to yourself in times of inner dialogue? What if this has been misconstrued and the true value of this voice lost in the fear of being perceived as insane? Let me say for sure, I am not a psychiatrist. No medical advice here.
I intend to share from my own experience and the experiences of others close to me and some seemingly far away. These experiences involve, concentration, meditation, visualization, dream understanding and finally awake and aware experiences in the Inner Levels of Mind. We are able to witness awareness to this fact in ourselves in three very profound movements.
1.Meditation 2.dream interpretation 3.exploration and understanding of the Inner Levels of Mind. With all three of these it is paramount that one be able to develop a still outer conscious mind so that listening and responding to the deeper parts of Self become one flowing movement in the consciousness of the individual. Learning how to focus and concentrate the mind at will is the first step.
So what language does the Inner Voice speak in? The first method of truly understanding what is being conveyed is the Universal Language of Mind as taught in School of Metaphysics. This is a picture language. The Inner Mind communicates in this language the truths that are available for the conscious mind, waking Self to know and is known by the inner Subconscious Mind.
Major universals to interpreting dreams in the universal language of mind are as follows:
- 1. Every dream is about the dreamer.
- 2. Every person, place and things that shows up in the dream is an aspect of the dreamer.
When one individual prepares consciousness to be receptive to the awareness of this specific communication, many beneficial experiences await. Interpreting a dream with the Universal Language of Mind involves looking at each step that the dream offers you, seeing each image and writing it down once you wake up.
Writing down the feelings that go with the dream period and then being able to understand the function of the images in waking life and how they relate to the subconscious mind for communication. For instance, a car showing up in a dream represents the dreamers physical body. Meaning that it is the vehicle that we use most for transportation and so the function of the subconscious mind is to deliver to us the most adequate symbology so that we can fully understand what is trying to be communicated.
The conscious mind receives the dream from the subconscious mind. When the conscious mind is prepared and receptive then a person will remember their dreams. Other common symbols are fire which represents expansion, a baby which represents a new idea, an adulperson then would represent an aspect Self of the dreamer that is not just a new idea but it is something in the dreamers life that actually is useful and possibly productive.
A still mind is of value in ways that few people ever experience. When a person discovers the truth that thought is the cause of conditions in our lives and that we color the film of the movie of life by the quality of our thoughts, one is able to begin to understand that consciousness can be conditioned on purpose.
Hidden away deep within each one of us is the capability to respond to any circumstance we experience. To respond in such a way that a higher quality of existence can be achieved. In a regular practice of silent listening we are able to adapt and grow. This silent listening also known as meditation. Meditation as taught in School of Metaphysics is two fold. To precede the time of silently listening to the inner awareness, there is a moment of prayer.
Awareness of Inner Level Experience
A step beyond the peace and patience required and gained in meditation is an awake experience of actual present moment Inner Level Reality. There are sacred sounds, geometric shapes and practices that will enable the initiated and discipline practitioner to essentially walk in the Light of the Subconscious Mind and beyond with full awareness.
What students and teachers at the School of Metaphysics do in a step by step manner is prepare for and achieve this movement due to the desire to know Truth and understand how it is known that Thought is cause.