The second stage of Awakening on the Pathless Path is coming into command of
the workings and operations of your mind. You have a mind, but you are not the mind you have. And yet everything in the world of effects and manifestation is a result of mind for better or ill. Much of the time the mind, which is a construct of Soul (the true Self), is trapped in the entanglements and identification of animal programs of ego.
How bad can that be?
On the dark end you have Kim Jong ILL, let’s not see how far that rabbit hole goes. On the high end you have Ken Wilber.
Mind is matter, yet is unobservable to a 20/20 wave-field of sight, so essentially it is mostly observed by it’s expressions of words and demonstration, rather it’s produced effects through the individual. We are often told that the mind reasons, but that is not the actual case. It acts with an automatic precision, exactly as it is stimulated to act.
Mind is the tool that engages deduction but has no true power of induction, as demonstrated in the case of hypnosis, where the subject is given a certain premise no matter how absurd, the mind will engage it’s analytic deductions with automatic precision to produce the suggestions of reality as if it were a truth. This tends to reveal the fact that mind has no power of synthesis or rational induction. It operates more like a machine that is subject to the programs and identifications it has accepted as real. Mind itself is unable to distinguish between what is real and what is not. That is its greatest weakness and can be turned to its greatest strength when operated by the individual Soul.
This is not a condemnation of nature, but when one realizes that nature operates as an ally rather than an enemy, because we consciously move to cooperate with it by controlling ourselves to be in harmony with it. And the only way to do that is to see clearly who and what we are in reality.
There are practically no limits to the power of mind, but few know how to awaken or invoke its forces. Which is a good thing considering how many are operating a mind inside of predominate animal programs. When the individual learns to accept responsibility, these mind powers will automatically increase. When one awakens to the center-point of Being, or Soul, the mind as an instrument of such a “Self”, has at the command of the individual, limitless capabilities.
The essential point here is that mind is a very great power, and must be kept in control. When rightly used it can produce incredible marvels. Mind produces with a near precision of absolute predictability, much like that of a machine. Again, it has no power to originate independent thought, nor can it reason upon any proposed course of action.
Whether you are in control of this marvelous power and gift or not, and here is where the mind works for your betterment or not, mind cannot depart from the engagements of a stimulus or program any more than a locomotive can will to leaves the tracks it has been placed to run upon. Habits are likened to grooves in which actions run. This first thing a mind does once stimulated to action, is to establish a program of operation much like a
groove, which we call a habit. For most who do not operate as the controller of mind, they become subject and driven by the programming groove, or rather habit and custom.
Such an operation of being subject to the prevailing program, one discovers that the mind enters into “comfort zones” of operation. It then resents innovation and change, and accepts without question, what it has been taught to believe as truth or right. The mind adores routine, and when under the control of Soul, this is an incredible way to touch upon its powers without constant overview. In such a process it can be trained to a very high degree of skill in a given line of activity.
The mind when activated by the Soul, or Spirit, forms thoughts and each thought takes on a definite shape to move into manifestation with ease and aplomb. However, when the mind is operating under one of its constructs called the self/ego, the minds machine-like capabilities are used to further validation of the program only.
Can you teach a machine to believe that it is not good to run into trees? Can you convince it that the highway is better? You can argue with it for years and then turn it loose on full power, and it will run into a tree, if the tree is in its path.
So it is with most people, they will usually go on doing as they did before, in spite of all rational persuasion. If an individual awakens as Soul, as person may change their course of thinking or acting, but never otherwise.
Mind, for the majority of individuals is subject to the pleasure/pain dichotomy. If the mind enjoys a certain sensation, it develops an appetite that with machine like precision wants to repeat, over and over for it’s pleasurable pursuit, as often as possible, quite regardless of whether the sensation is good or bad for the person or not. This is where a habit becomes an addiction. This is why people indulge in anger and vanity to pursue these habitual addictions of mind. Mind is neither moral nor amoral, any more than one’s automobile. A cannibal can see no more harm in eating another human than you can in eating a piece of beef. While others might see both as harmful.
The more a habit is indulged in, the more easily and certainly the mind will run in that groove.
Unfortunately, the more the mind controls the program of action the less and less the Soul is able to impress upon it the acknowledgment of being the master.
While many groups of mentors, Life Coach’s and the group who teach The Secret, are able to display a higher ordering of mental engagement that does produce altered and modified results, the individual never comes awake or free enough to recognize that these systems of control and mastered results are always already existent to the awakened Self. They are merely trading one form of control for another.
The Pathless Path works to show an easier means by which all changes of mind and engagements are at the finger tips of the individual who comes Awake. Then the individual is able to fully demonstrate absolute control over all the elements of their life experience. Control without having to force results.
Success is your proof.