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Mental Stories and Physical Sensation . by Alice B. Clagett

Recorded on 30 April 2015; published on 7 May 2015; revised on 13 June 2018

  • SOUNDTRACK BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE SOUNDTRACK
  • MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

Here is a soundtrack recorded in Hawaii in May of 2015. The recording is about astral communication, mental stories, and physical sensation. How our minds create the illusion of cause and effect. What the world ‘really’ looks like. After the soundtrack is an edited Summary …

SOUNDTRACK BY ALICE

 

SUMMARY OF THE SOUNDTRACK

Good Morning, Everyone.

I am going to begin on a topic that most likely is going to require some future development. It is a very promising topic.

I was sitting in kirtan last night … Krishna Das’s kirtan … https://krishnadas.com/ … and before that, a wonderful performance of Hawaiian ceremonies by Lei’ohu Ryder and Maydeen Iao … hula and drumming. [sound of myna birds chirping]

So I was sitting in kirtan, and I was being bothered by dialogue. It was mostly emotion-laden dialogue, that I did not mentally approve of, between me and other people not there.

I got to thinking about a passage in Arthur Powell’s book “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena” …

Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, published 1927, Quest Book edition 1973, copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965

One of the things that they said was that, when we feel something in our body … a sensation … either we feel something, or kinesthetically feel something, or see something … some sensory input … just before that, the instant before that, the mental mind has the ability to begin with a story … a narrative … in response to the sensory stimulus that is about to occur.

When I read that I realized that the stories that have been playing out in my mental mind on the astral plane [4D] in the last few years, in conjunction with other people’s emotional body responses … call and response … these stories arise from sensations in my body.

So during a kirtan [one of Krishna Das’s sacred chanting performances], what I tried, with an amazing effect, was to feel the sensation in my body, and notice the story arising, and stick with the sensation in my body instead of turning my attention to the train of thought thus engendered.

So what happened then, without the train of thought … I could vaguely feel the kinesthetics … the movement of energy in my brain from the thought train … or elsewhere. It could be anywhere. It could be in my throat chakra. It could be in any of my chakras or any place in my body, that the thought was expressing itself. Or in my auric field. But I kept my attention on the swirling of energy in my auric egg, instead of on the cause and effect, the call and response, of the mental world.

And what happened was, first, my visual input changed, and I could not really distinguish objects in the usual way … on the stage, for instance. Everything became kind of jumbled up, disorganized. Actually, just like the swirling colors of my auric body, everything that I saw was constantly changing and melding.

So what I am thinking is that this step into the kinesthetic … into the actual sensory stimulus, and away from the train of thought, is a step through a Veil. From the mental body, into the astral world. So I suggest trying it, because the mental body is like a net of cause and effect that constrains our perception of the truth, of true reality. It is rather Zen-like. I think many realizations await this kind of meditative endeavor. We will see.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Instantaneous Egoic Dramatization vs Astral Stories vs Co-Creation of New Life on New Earth,” by Alice B. Clagett, begun 30 April 2015; finished on 10 June 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5UF ..

Link: Krishna Das … https://krishnadas.com/ .. 

Link: Lei’ohu Ryder … https://www.leiohuryder.com/ ..

Video: “Attachment to ‘Other People” by SatsangWithMooji, published on 8 May 2011 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfqNRqJ-iMI ..

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Stories We Tell Ourselves . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 2 February 2014; revised

  • SOUNDTRACK BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE AUDIO
    • On Mental and Astral Stories
    • Astral Stories of Lament
    • Astral Stories about Food Addiction
    • Astral and Mental Stories or Daydreams about the Act of Sex
    • Astral Story about Telepathic Attack
    • Dreamtime Stories or Skits That Feel Like Reality
    • The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Our Lives
    • Conclusion

Dear Ones,

Here is a soundtrack about the stories we tell ourselves and others, mental addictions, and the eternal Now. There is an edited Summary after the audio …

SOUNDTRACK BY ALICE

 

SUMMARY OF THE AUDIO

On Mental and Astral Stories

I thought I would talk a little about mental stories … the stories that we tell ourselves in our minds.

Sometimes, you know, because I am a telepath, I run across people who have astral stories themed with an emotional theme, usually. It is the emotional key to their lives.

Astral Stories of Lament

Some people seem to tell stories all the time that have to do with the minor key … You know, like in music? … Singing songs of lament to themselves, and stories of lament, all day long. If you wake them up in the middle of the night, they are doing the same thing, you know!

Astral Stories about Food Addiction

And so, that is one kind of mental story. And another kind is like an addiction … can have an addiction, say, to food. So a person might be thinking all the time: Oh, boy! Chocolate Sundae coming up! … You know? … A delicious steak dinner! … Right? Thinking a lot of stories about the food they are going to be eating during the day.

Astral and Mental Stories or Daydreams about the Act of Sex

And then there are other people who spend a lot of time … hours at a time … thinking about the act of sex. And so, the story will go on and on, and build up and up, and come to no particular conclusions, because it is just a mental story. It is rather unsatisfying. And so that is another way that we sometimes spend our time with mental stories.

Astral Story about Telepathic Attack

And my mental story, I will tell you, this morning I realized that, at the moment, I had a mental story about persecution by psychics … fellow telepaths.

And I could hear all kinds of stories coming in that were violent, and sad, and the opposite of the way that I usually am. And it felt a little like I was being attacked, you know?

And I wanted to talk just a little about other kinds of stories. Let’s see if I can get it together here.

Dreamtime Stories or Skits That Feel Like Reality

There is a story that we tell ourselves in dreamtime … Many different stories. Every dream is a different story.

Maybe two nights ago, or three nights ago, I just fell asleep and I was dreaming. And a telepath woke me up. And the moment I woke up … just at that instant … I could see the dream dissolving. It was like there was a whole dream skit going on … with people in it, and a story developing … and then I heard this telepathic word … and the whole thing disappeared in the wink of an eye.

It was eerie. It was as if I had convinced myself that some whole story was true, and it was not true at all, you know? Not in the least! It was just a dream.

And I got to thinking that our lives here … all the mental stories that we tell ourselves … are another untrue realm. Completely untrue.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Our Lives

The story that we tell to other people about ourselves is even less true, most likely. And the true story of our lives … The story of our birth and death, our entrance and exit from the world, and all that happens in between … That is not a true story either, any more than that dream I had was.

It is just a little skit that we are putting on, to learn something that the Divine is hoping that we will learn. Either we learn it, or we do not learn it. But we will have another chance to learn it.

So, I think that is all I have on that. I would be interested in your thoughts on it.

Conclusion

I wish you a life without stories. A life in which the truth of reality comes through … the ever-changing reality of existence. And not snagged by any kind of by-line or tag. Just, unfolding instantaneously and miraculously in the Now. [waves goodbye]

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Physical Reality versus the Mental-Emotional Realm . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 13 February 2014; published on 14 February 2014

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Here are thoughts on distinguishing physical reality from the mental-emotional realm, on the eternal Now versus linear thinking and time and space, on mindfulness, mental stories, and happiness. There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

I am here at Sage Ranch, at my favorite meditation spot; I have shown it to you before. But I thought I would show it to you again, in case you have not seen it, or you forgot. This is my view from where I sit. [pans through chaparral covered, rocky mountains]

I am sitting on a big rock here, out in the open … a huge rock. The place where I am sitting is very flat. There is a beautiful view, and a beautiful breeze, and the sunlight. It is really nice.

For some time now, for me, it is as if there are strands of fourth dimensional mental-emotional energy weaving through the physical world. It is hard to explain.

It is as if … for all the many past ages, we humans saw the world through a mental-emotional construct … a kind of a mental-emotional cage, that walled us off from the true physicality of Earth. And we did not know it. Very seldom … maybe in a sudden flash of enlightenment … once in a lifetime, people would realize what the true physical world was. They would see things exactly as they are, just for a moment; then go back into the mental-emotional cage. You know? There are stories about that.

It has been like that for a long time. I have been paying attention to my thoughts and emotions for about 14 years now. Only recently has it become very obvious to me the distortions that the mind and emotions place upon the actual physical state.

And at the same time, through mindfulness, I am paying a lot of attention to what is going on in my mind and emotions … my mental-emotional field.

A turning, and combining, and weaving together of the energies of physical Earth and the Fourth Dimension is taking place, Many times, during a day, I will find myself, first in the completely physical world … like right now … and then, after a while, caught up in some mental story, or some emotional story, that has qualities I used to identify with as the reality … my reality. But they are not real any more.

But still, my mind and my emotions are getting stuck in this linear thinking, and in notions of time-space, all the time. It is like this: First the one thing, completely physical, and here and now. Next the other thing: Linear thinking and story-telling in my mind. It has become quite a project for me, to distinguish what is really true … what is truly physical.

Sometimes I find myself going off, and believing the stories in my mind. Sometimes I get caught up in that, and act in the physical world, on the basis of these stories in my mind. It is incredible!

So when I find myself doing that, I say: Wait just a minute! And I add to that: Act in a physical way, with regard to the physical world. Just let those stories go … What a bother. What a nuisance! And what an interesting process.

Well, enjoy your day. Have a wonderful day! Take care. Talk to you later.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Unity . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 9 May 2015; revised

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
  • MEDITATION TO INTEGRATE THE EMOTIONAL BODY WITH THE MENTAL BODY, by Alice B.  Clagett
  • HEARTMATH’S QUICK COHERENCE TECHNIQUE

Dear Ones,

The video has story about being in the presence of Ram Dass and Krishna Das at the 2015 Spring Retreat in Maui recently. Piercing the Veil (one of them, anyway), contacting the Soul. Mental stories about the higher self.

Also, a heart-to-mind meditation inspired by HeartMath … for integration of mental energy with the heart …

There is a lightly edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

Well, I have a hot news flash here. I was at a session with Ram Dass yesterday. A lot of people were there. And something I did not know about him is, he has the ability to get people in touch with the energy of their Souls … which has been a goal of mine for a long time; I have been working with it.

So I was just sitting there, listening … He is very strong on energy of the heart, and unconditional love. I was sitting there in the energy of the room and in his energy, yesterday. And I had a kind of a breakthrough.

It was like my Soul … which I have been hearing for a while, and talking to, a little … It was as if the energy of my Soul … which is very fine; very refined energy … I kept having moments of going through the Veil … a very thin Veil of slight unconsciousness and jolting back again, during this talk by Ram Dass.

And then suddenly I blacked out completely … completely unconscious … for just a nanosecond; and I found myself in a different space, past the aura of my body, of my various body vehicles … and in a space where the very refined energy of my Soul was actually infiltrating through … I guess … a Veil? … and into the body vehicles. It was an incredible experience.

And so naturally I was thinking: Gosh, I hope this happens again soon. 

I guess that was two days ago. So then the next talk, the next day, was when I found out that Ram Dass has that ability to put people in touch with their Souls (which I did not know before).

So then today, there were Ram Dass and Krishna Das … both very big on unconditional love and devotion and chanting, and that kind of thing … They were both sitting up on the stage. And at first, there was a massive feeling of disorganization in the crown chakra, and a feeling of a heavy lid of energy on my crown chakra.

And it was very disconcerting to me. I was coming up with all these mental stories and propositions about why it was happening. I was that freaked out by it that I went outside and sat in one of the beautiful alcoves here, for a little while.

Finally I got my courage up again, and I went back in. But rather than sit on a chair, I sat on the floor, because I figured I would not be as much noticed there. So I was sitting … discretely … on the floor, hiding … [laughs] … and my mind was totally freaking out. It was coming up with all these stories about how dangerous it was to be there … as if it had taken my Soul as an antagonist, and was thinking that my Soul was trying to overcome it. It was far out, totally weird … It was almost as if my ego thought my Soul was another ego trying to vanquish it.

It was very weird. But I was guessing it had something to do with the earlier experience of greater self beyond ego and beyond personality, that I had felt previously.

So I came back, and I sat down, after the lecture, and I was meditating. And I noticed … because of the energy in that room, with Krishna Das and Ram Dass and others there who were so strong on the heart energy … that my heart was glowing beautifully.

And my mind was totally disorganized … with a lot of energy in my mind too … too much! And so, I was thinking about the Global Coherence Initiative and HeartMath … https://www.heartmath.org/gci/ … you know, that great grou of about 60,000 people that are bringing peace and love all over Earth?

And I was thinking how, in their description of the energy of the heart chakra, they explained that there is a connection between the heart and the mind, and that the energy of the heart has to take over and govern the energy of the mind. So I thought: Why not try that while I am meditating? …

So consciously I visualized the energy of my heart and my heartbeat. And I visualized the energy of my heart surging upwards into my brain with every heartbeat. So I could actually feel a pulsing rhythm of the heart’s energy, surging up into my head, and surging back down again, with the heartbeat.

So that was my practice. And after about 10 minutes, what I found was that there was an integration of the emotional body (aka the ‘astral body’, which is governed by the heart) and the mental body, that took place. My mind calmed down. My heart calmed down. And I felt unified … I felt like one for the first time in the last three days (since the start of this big event).

So, for what it is worth, this might be a good visualization to try out, the next time you are feeling very strong heart energy: Try that ‘surging upward’ … Try that connection of the heartbeat with the mental mind … And see if you find a sense of Unity, of harmony, of peace, in that.

See you!

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MEDITATION TO INTEGRATE THE EMOTIONAL BODY WITH THE MENTAL BODY
by Alice B. Clagett, 9 May 2015

Sit crosslegged on the floor; or else in a straight-backed chair, with feet firmly placed on the floor. Visualize the energy of your heart. Feel your heartbeat.

Next, visualize the energy of your heart surging upwards into your brain with every heartbeat. Feel the pulsing rhythm of the heart’s energy, surging up into your head, and surging back down again, with the heartbeat.

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HEARTMATH’S QUICK COHERENCE TECHNIQUE

Here is HeartMath’s Quick Coherence Technique to synchronize heart and brain. Way so cool! …

Video: “Heartmath’s Quick Coherence Technique,” by Higher Journeys with Alexis Brooks, 21 June 2013 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcjPsEiohoA ..

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Ram Dass, https://www.ramdass.org/ ..
Krishna Das, http://www.krishnadas.com/ ..
HeartMath, http://www.heartmath.com/ ..

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Clearing and Revamping Our Mental-Emotional Images . by Alice B. Clagett

Transcribed on 23 July 2018; originally published on 25 August 2013 

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • OUTLINE OF THE VIDEO
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Recent Experience of First Chakra Clearing
    • A Neutral Attitude Towards Brutal Incarnational Memories Helps Soul Clearing
    • Patanjali’s Advice: Release of Negative Emotional Habits Through Sacred Words
    • Conclusion

Dear Ones,

Here’s a video about clearing and revamping our mental-emotional images. After the video is an Outline, and after that, a lightly edited Summary …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

  • On clearing and revamping our mental-emotional images or thought forms
  • I’ve been doing a lot of clearing of the first chakra and the vital body lately. The symptoms of this clearing have been all kinds of painful thoughts and emotions. Maybe from prior lifetimes, or maybe from some deeply buried traumatic moments in this lifetime, are patterns of thought and emotion that I consider to be completely unacceptable.
  • The thing I do, when these patterns come up, is to try to be completely dispassionate. I try to feel good about it; and that Spirit really knows the right thing to do for me.
  • The mind attaches many stories to these kinds of emotions, rotely.
  • Say I remember from a past lifetime, a time when I was brutally killed during a war or to do with war. (In my case, I have three such memories, from three such lifetimes.) Let’s say I’m in the process of releasing all that. Then during the clearing of these energy threads, the subconscious will bring up these memories of past lifetimes, or of movies with similar resonance that I’ve seen, or any moment in my current life when I’ve felt that kind of horrible emotion.
  • I have a choice: I can pay attention to the story, or I can just release the energy. It seems to me important to pay attention to the energy and not the story.
  • There is a technique recommended by Patanjali, the great Indian Yogi (1), with regard to habits of thought. Let’s say I have a habit of sadness or anger or jealousy … or whatever it is. This habit keeps triggering all the time. Patanjali recommended coming up with something else to replace that. Something positive. Something that will allow us to grow spiritually and be more happy … such as chanting Om or singing a Christian hymn … whatever it is that is uplifting.
  • Eventually, the thought is, the vital body will start loving the idea of God. It will start singing like that, instead of singing off key … a little too sharp, a little too flat … whatever it is that’s a little painful to hear.
  • So there are Patanjali’s idea and my idea about working with energy rather than stories.

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Recent Experience of First Chakra Clearing

This is about clearing the mental body and revamping the mental-emotional images that we have. And I have noticed lately that I have been doing a lot of clearing, and clearing of the vital body and the first chakra.

And the results of this clearing … or the symptom of this clearing … are all kinds of very sad, or painful thoughts and emotions, or angry, perhaps, and all kinds of things come up: things that I considered, in the past, I did not even have … But maybe they are from prior lifetimes? … Or maybe deeply buried, in this lifetime, from some single incident, sometime … here or there? … are patterns of emotion and thought that I considered to be completely unacceptable.

A Neutral Attitude Towards Brutal Incarnational Memories Helps Soul Clearing

And as I clear, these patterns come up, and completely horrify me. [laughs] … But the good thing is, that they are coming up, because they are leaving; they are clearing. And so, I try to be dispassionate when they come up; I try to feel good about it, you know? In fact, that it is a good thing that is happening; and that Spirit really knows the right thing to do for me; and not get involved in the stories that come up, because there are many stories that the mind attaches to these kind of emotions. just rotely … just out of stream of consciousness, and prior experience.

So, say I remember, from a past lifetime, a time when I had been brutally killed during a war. Right? And I am in the process of releasing that energy stream … that thread of energy … and any other people’s energies that happen to be a similar resonance, and that are attaching to that.

It will bring up memories: Maybe of past lifetimes when that happened; or maybe of movies that I have seen; or maybe of any moment in my current life when I felt that kind of horrible emotion. And so, I can pay attention to the story, or I can just release the energy, you know? … and go on. It seems to me much faster to simply pay attention to the energy and not the story.

Patanjali’s Advice: Release of Negative Emotional Habits Through Sacred Words

Another technique recommended by Patanjali, the great Indian yogi, (1) is not so much for clearing, but for habitual thought streams … So, let us say I have a habit of sadness, or anger, or jealousy, or whatever it is; and this keeps triggering … all the time, triggering. One of the things Patanjali recommended is, coming up with something else to replace that; something positive; something that will allow us to grow more, spiritually, and be more happy.

And so he suggested sacred words: Like chanting ‘Om’, or singing a Christian hymn, or whatever it is that is uplifting. You know? And eventually, the thought is, the vital body will ‘divinize’ … It will start loving the idea of God, and the concept of the Divine; that it will start singing like that, instead of singing ‘off-key’ … a little too sharp, a little too flat … whatever it is that is musically kind of painful to hear, you know?

Conclusion

So that is Patanjali’s idea, and that is my idea about Patanjali. And that is my idea about energy rather than stories.

Good luck with your clearing. It is kind of fun. Talk to you later.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTE

(1) Citation: “How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali,” translated with a commentary by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, copyright 1953, 1981 by The Vedanta Society of Southern California

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