As usual, I am only writing down my thoughts, which of course you are not obligated to follow. By the way, I have never stated that my posts are flawless and right and that is why I consider them to be reflections of my ideas rather than opinions.
I have written a lot about the path of Theosis. My conclusion is that man ultimately seeks the transubstantiation of his being, which in other words is his consciousness upgrade. This process is an attempt of the human mind to understand the excess of creation and to propose the path of change.
How does this mental operation form? The human being, in the course of his creation, acquires all the necessary operations for his survival and growth. I remember from my school years an axiom of biology saying that ontogenesis follows phylogeny. In other words, the human embryo follows all the phases that the human tribe followed, from a simple cell to a complex organism.
Everything that was earned throughout millions of years of evolution is stored in one cell and is operating in the new human being. Some scientists call the work of the lower brain an operation of the “psychic brain”, meaning that its essential functions are connected to the instincts of the inferior mental operations.
I personally agree since the first thing a human must do is try to survive. If he wasn’t afraid of the big animals, he would be lunch, if he feared the small ones, he wouldn’t have lunch! In plain words, the formation of the first part of the brain is owed to the operations of a humans’ senses. But even in his early years, the man continues to feed his brain with emotions that keep making synapses which gradually enable him to acquire a more complete mental function.
We can say with certainty that the brains’ function is mostly based on our senses and emotions since they are responsible for the creation of new synapses. When we talk about rage, anger, fear, love, tenderness, we talk about feelings and how they are managed by us. The human brain is the instrument which manages our aesthetic state, forming our mentality step by step.
The human brain, therefore, is NOT solely a management tool for the mind, but also the organ that manages both our soul and spirit. And this is the key to human transubstantiation.
That means that the human is planning and living his life according to his brain requirements, whose function, as we mentioned, is based on the existing synopses. In other words, the man makes a life plan that directs him throughout his life.
Along comes a day that, for reasons of its own, he decides to change this plan. The way to succeed is to change the way he has learned to program his life so far. But that requires changing the synapses of his brain. This process is extremely difficult and requires long-term work on oneself, together with a complete review of the way he was thinking.
The changing technique has only recently begun to be described by many modern scholars but is none other than the old classic “initiatory” process which for some is the activation of the human will.
The main difficulty though is that you don’t just get up one morning, throw away the old plan and activate a new one. You need to change your orientation with the help of many actions because your old plan is already spreading in your future actions. If you do not let them in the past, they will force you to take steps that are not in line with your new plan.
That is the problem of all those who believe that some things can be accomplished simply by the touch of a teachers’ hands in a zealots’ head. If only that was the case… the world would be SUCH a better place.
To sum it up: The regeneration of the man to a new way of thinking requires a long process that relies on the transformation of the plan of his life. This, in turn, is based on the activation of new synapses in his brain, synapses that must be achieved through a different way of operating his aesthetic and mental state. It all starts on the reformation of Being, that is, by upgrading his personality.
For this process, to know oneself is not the desired outcome, but the necessary first step.
As a process, we find it difficult and we are right. It’s hard to get to know ourselves, but it is even harder to change ourselves because we usually tend to alter only certain aspects of us because we are afraid of something worse. Fear is the basic motive for change and not a desire for a meaningful mutation. This, unfortunately, is interpreted as a change that derives from our inferior feelings and not from our superior mental functions to wit, from the part of our being that is bathed in the light of our transcendent self.
What does that mean? It means that when the change is due to our “psychic brain,” than our life plan doesn’t change towards the right direction. For example, if we stop smoking out of fear of dying, although it is a right move, it does not change the way we face fear. Our motivation is not the alteration or manipulation of fear, so we reinforce it even more in our daily actions. I do not recant the need to adapt to the demands of science for a healthy living, I am concentrating in the effort to revise our life plan in terms that will liberate us from the past and lead us as free beings in the future we have chosen.
The only suggestion I would like to make to those who want to start the transubstantiation process has two pillars.
- The first is the process of the double observation. We have to observe what is happening around us by analyzing both its components. The external influence of others and the internal confrontation by ourselves.
- The second pillar is to question our beliefs because unfortunately, they are based on our character.
If we start seeing our everyday life in this prospect that these two pillars offer us, we will soon discover that the plan we have put in action is not the one that will lead us to the desired result. The first step is always the hardest. When we look with a clear mind the way we have structured our path, we will be able to re-examine our course and with the proper corrective moves to reach a new starting point, free of past mistakes. At this point, we will be ready to implement the building procedures of the new plan which, since through the effort we have already made, we have discharged our behavior from any primitive feelings and mental commitments of the first period.
The modern man will reasonably question if this effort has a serious effect. It is one of the questions I cannot answer. The evolutionary way, however, is not something we decided to follow in a moments’ thought. It is not a cognitive course that requires an apprenticeship in the new age. It is a state of being that when and if it begins to happen, it brings us difficulty in adopting or continuing to follow the way we lived.
As a state, it is a different way of “living and being” of life itself. It will be alive in us, looking for ways to make its presence noticed. By explaining its directions falsely we choose to take the wrong way and mistakenly believing we are fulfilling its desires. Eventually, we shall realize our mistake…
Let’s just hope that it won’t be too late.