Nothing can be healed
from a dimension that is
beyond its purpose.
The great thinker Pythagoras taught his students geometry and music fundamentals to move them from a lower (profane) to a higher (sacred) mind focus. Profane actually derives from the Greek before the temple and sacred from within the temple. It’s the reason we have liberal arts next to science and social studies in our colleges today and roughly parallels our right and left brain.
Our higher minds are the most advanced creation of what is termed Universal Mind Power. Still a tool but so fine in vibratory composition that it closely resembles our core being (the one that is described as ‘made in the image of God’). It is important to our discussion because it can be opened to reach and be reached by our lower nature and its judgements in ways that nothing else can.
It works something like this- A child is raised in a religion that teaches if you do certain things you go to hell. Then they go off to college where they meet others who do those things and don’t appear to be suffering for it. Having been taught both hell and suffering are one and the same and directly seeing those others not suffering, that child, not wanting to suffer being ostracized, especially if they become romantically attached, begins to detach from the belief and judgements that come with it, even if they state otherwise. Simply following their comfort zone. They become disinterested in the old frequency. They withdraw their attention.
So how do we detach, not through the vagaries of circumstance, but intentionally? And what does Higher Mind have to do with it? The Toltecs through Don Miguel Ruiz hint at it with their guidance to ‘never take anything personally’ and ‘don’t make assumptions’. Good advice but not quite enough. Just look at the viral growth of social media where everything is taken personally and assumptions are bread and butter. ‘Donts’ just tend to push our doings under cover.
“Being for or against is a sickness of the mind.” a sage
The movement from the lower to the higher mind is an action of the will to engage in the practice of ‘not doing’ through non-resistance. In time this becomes ‘doing without doing’ ( wei wu wei). Draining the swamp of the resistance to sustain endless duality forces the mind to revert to its natural, non-judgemental nature, often in the simplest of ways. And we can use the lower mind’s own strength to do this.
The lower mind has great powers of focus but can generally focus on only one thing at a time. By shifting our focus to our breath when we find ourselves swept into a posture of ‘for or against’ we can lift ourselves into the harmonic field of the higher mind, and the Higher Mind remains higher as long as it remains nonresistant to the even higher influences that designed it.
“I never met a man I didn’t like.” the master disguised as the cowboy Will Rodgers