reading prior to reading this article – Karma Building?)
now that we know what we are actually building, we can focus a little more on
the actual thing we are building. Memories.
do we make sure that the memories we gather will actually have the desired
results, and cause the future design of desire. Though manipulation of this is
no simple task, with a better understanding of the construct of the Karmic
design memories, it would be easier to start setting our own direction.
is a memory ?
memory, and for the purpose of this article, refers to some past event /s that
you as a person has personally experienced and / or gained knowledge of. There
is no requirement that you should be able to call this into consciousness for
it to be there. And as such you are likely to have a lot of memories that you
have forgotten about. Of course forgetting about this in consciousness does
not mean that you have actually lost the memory. It simply means that you can
not call it into consciousness whenever you choose to, easily.
does a memory consist of?
is where it gets a little more interesting. A memory consist of any
combination of images, sounds, smells, sensations, tastes and pretty much
anything your body can cook up as something you can experience. A memory
however does not have any logic, or rationalization of any kind. It merely behaves
like a very sophisticated movie camera that records all your life onto tape.
One which can record a feeling of anger, or love, and remember by association
what caused it. One which can record the formula you used to calculate an
answer, as well as the answer. However not able to do the actual calculation.
memory does not have the ability to think about, rationalize or even justify itself
or it’s existence. This is a task which and only be performed by you conscious
mind. All the memory is for is to remember. And the “place” where we store
all this? Well the subconscious mind of course.
now offers us an opportunity to examine the basic construct of the mind. There
are essentially two compartments. The conscious (where we work things out) and
the subconscious (where we put stuff we need to remember).
next step is to understand how communication happens between, and with, the
conscious and subconscious mind. And now we have to consider 3 aspects.
subconscious mind gets communication mainly directly from the body, and
specifically including our physical senses. Especially since this is where our
memories actually come from, for the most part. This even includes when you
are sleeping or under anesthesia. The body still has senses after all.
subconscious mind also gets association memories printed into the memories
Eg. A memory includes an image of a delightful pie, just freshly baked, and
still warm. The smell of the pie wafting in the air.
Referencing this example, any one of the elements of this memory could be the
actual associative bit. (we call it the “key” memory) It just depends on what
you experience at a given moment, that fits into this memory and that will make
you recall the whole memory. Of course it is likely that one or two of the
elements are stronger (eg smell in this case would probably be it), and
therefore it is likely that this will be the trigger for recalling this memory
from the conscious mind.
how do we pull anything into consciousness. What is the method by which our
subconscious mind selects which memory to output. 2 ways :
conscious mind sends a message to the subconscious calling for some bit of
information. A bit of information which would be found by what ever key
element it can be remembered by. (Can you remember the face of a friend when
you hear their name?)
body experiences something which matches, or resembles closely something from
your past. “You walk into the room with the smell of the pie. Does your mouth
not water inadvertently?”. Getting the nice smell you probably associate this
with a memory of consuming a similar pie, which you thoroughly enjoyed, and so
only tool that your memory offers for referencing is simply association. It
would also be noticeable that for every memory that we have, there is at least
one key memory element, which would make it possible for us to remember a
particular memory. And the stronger the key, the easier it gets to recall this
into consciousness. And of course if the key is an obscure one, it becomes
significantly more difficult to recall a particular memory.
now. We are able to move forward and start getting better organized for the
Author Bio :
The author, Pieter Heydenrych is a Reiki master who maintains both sites Learn how to meditate as well as The Order of Perfect. In both instances the sites are dedicated to enlightenment and the spread of knowledge to all who wish to learn.