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Mutating Fractal Emotional Forms

March 13th, 2010, Posted in Uncategorized

Mutating Fractal Emotional Forms

Throughout history we have searched for understanding of ourselves and the lives we lead. The great questions of philosophy attempt to open our minds and give us the beginning of our individual search. For me, this search motivates my life. Speaking of these subjects, writing, and teaching become helpful in keeping the energy lively in my pursuits.

One of the curious subjects is the nature of our karmic themes, those repeating patterns that structure and organize my life agenda and give impetus to what is most urgent for learning and growth. The current topic focuses on the energetic basis for our repeating behavioral patterns, those thoughts and feelings that can be so obstinate and unyielding in our current psychology.

This writing is a continuing discussion for my students concerning the nature of our karmic themes and the dynamics of healing and transformation using primarily the techniques of Deva Work as developed by myself and Rachel Kaufman over the last 25 years.

The language that we use at the Deva Foundation may be colloquial to many. One of the phrases we commonly use is the term, the emotional body. This body which is a subset of our astral energetic body holds memory, specifically the layers of karmic memory that have collected and attached through countless lifetimes. These valuable memories are not inconsequential, but ones strong enough to overpower and shock the ego to the extent that the person is imprinted and identified with that experience. There may be an experience of fear that has overshadowed the self where we feel that we have become overcome by the experience of fright, or an experience of loss or tragedy that knocks us down and flat and holds us in grief for some period of time. I am not talking about healthy emotion here but almost always an emotional experience where we feel we have lost our self. It is a deep wound that we attempt to protect and defend from that point forward. These experiences are the core emotional themes that grow through time accumulating layers of similar experience around their core. We talk of it like the structure of an onion and our task is to peel the onion down to the core and then know it deeply within our soul for the purpose of liberation and eventual transcendence.

One characteristic of these emotional or karmic themes is that they are fractal in nature. They are clusters of the same repeating theme. For example, the theme of fear, the energy vibration is within a well-defined frequency range, but the object of fear, or the conditions that illicit the fear, and the consequences of the fear may change, but the fear-vibe is the same. The fears on the surface are subsets of the core fear. These are fractal variations with the same core, and that core originates from the collective consciousness that we incarnate into. The core then is continuously layered with new memories, experience after experience, lifetime after lifetime, leaving us with an individual configuration of memory and habitual patterning which we call our individual karma.

So at this moment in time we carry a host of different karmic packages with us, which like a lens, we look through and act upon, a web of blending, organic energies, some antagonistic, others finding a vibrational and behavioral symmetry of expression that define our individual personality. These behavioral precursors are not static but affect each other creating a dynamism through life, but some of these karmic themes may dominate and push themselves to the forefront time and again. We may see these overpowering themes such as fear, anger, depression, self-judgment, the expansive set of possible human challenges, as being beyond our control or influence to remedy, but our primary spiritual responsibility is to bring ever more consciousness to bear on this human ambition to evolve and grow more skillful in our life and relationships. So the question is always, “How do I change those karmic patterns that entrap me? How do I find liberation from my pain and suffering?” The current state of psychology and religion seems inadequate to insure reliable and practical progress in these endeavors.

I believe it is possible to advance this perennial quest. I believe that a psychospiritual approach can change the frustration of conventional approaches to psychological healing and well-being. The five steps of healing discussed in my blog, Mystical Musings, “How to Work on a Problem” provide an introduction to the philosophical basis of our Deva Work.

How do you alter/change/transform a fractal form? If you break it apart, you are still left with the seeds of the fractal that recombine. But if you could mutate it, where a new form entirely replaces the old form; the new form now substituting for the old, then an evolutionary advantage has been achieved.

The question is always, “How do we let go of a disadvantageous behavioral pattern? How do we let it go? We want to dissolve it, transcend it, and liberate ourselves from its trap of repetition. We talk of the “quickening” like the centrifuge, where the heaviness of low vibration energies is thrown out of the system, using natural law to cast away or purify our energetic field. It seems natural, desirable to quicken into a higher frequency of consciousness. The quickening requires some symbolic energetic enhancement, some high-energy download, some cosmic energy to break the current paradigm. But we are also ignoring the role, though many times occult, of the Divine Intelligence here. The quickening makes the density of a karmic pattern lighter, more pliable; it opens its energetic structure and prepares it for the penetration of a higher consciousness mutation. In that fluid state of emotional energy, a divine insertion of positive change occurs altering the dynamics of that emotional configuration. Unlike current evolutionary theory that looks at the role of time and chance providing advantage, we acknowledge divine intervention, but not as some isolated gift or boon, but the co-creation of higher intelligence in concert with the unfolding path of the human being. It is what we call Higher Self, working with the potential of individual and collective awareness possible in a given time. The idea of mutating the fractal nature of the emotional energy patterns allows for a real change in those patterns, not just pushing them aside but literally changing them. In the brain we would see it as an altered configuration of neural connections that give a new pathway to the energy. When you add the potency of a slightly enlivened consciousness or enlivened life force (ch’i) surrounding and empowering that physical and energetic location in the nervous system, it creates significant advantage. Imagine that part of the brain lighting up a little brighter than the previous part, the energy running a little more like a superfluid than before, the antagonistic neural factors being reduced so that the flow is less obstructed and more efficient.

We know this is possible, both by watching our own personal development and the evolutionary changes within others. We use this theoretical model to visualize how the changes within our energetic field and its corresponding psychophysiological nature could occur. The more we understand, the more we can take our imagination to the next step.

Rick Phillips

12/31/09