Simplified Glossary of Terms

In the process of carrying out any dedicated long term study, certain words tend to take on enhanced or specialized meanings due to new insights and newly discovered phenomena. This glossary attempts to provide little cameos of information designed to help you to more quickly comprehend some of the usage enhancements applied to many words and terms used in the awareness and lifestyle change work that I and my associates support.

A number of Sanskrit definitions are also included in this glossary. This is because, as a language, it contains an abundance of terms specific to the phenomena of dealing and working with the often "intangible" aspects of consciousness. Thus, oftentimes, rather than rely upon an enhanced English term, ancient and very specific Sanskrit terminology is used instead.

Click on a letter to go-to an alphabetical section of the glossary
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Acceptance:

A voluntary process of allowing something to be exactly as it is without demand or opposition of any kind. When there is a desire to resolve a choice or other rigidly held idea or feeling, having any lack of acceptance or opposition will prevent the kind of mutual communication that can lead to resolution and release. Even the tiniest thought that judges the choice, idea or feeling as wrong, bad, misguided, et cetera, will prevent resolution—even if one's overall attitude is considered to be "good" or "loving," which is a judgmental condition itself that is just as detrimental as attitudes considered "bad" or "unloving." And having "acceptance" is not intended to imply surrendering, giving up or being weak, which are of themselves actions that hold their own judgmental implications. Nor does having acceptance  mean having to enjoy, favor or put-up with something not desired. Paradoxically, it is quite possible to have total "acceptance" for something even though it is not liked or wanted.

Anger:

Mental: An extreme state of mental agitation, fury or rage, usually due to some perceived irritation, inability or failure to have someone or something behave in what is considered an acceptable or rightful manner.

Will: A robust emotion and feeling expression rising up from the gut, the seat of the Will. If this Will expression of anger is allowed to express out fully, without mental resistance or restriction, it can flash quickly, feel clean, although forceful, and come to rest without any residual, simmering hate, perversion or the vengeful characteristics of anger that is resisted and/or denied.

Of note, the German language differentiates between mental and Will anger: "Wut" [voot] refers to a belly anger that wants to erupt, while "Zorn" [tsorn] conjures the image of a head aching with anger.

Ascension:

Common usage: The act or process of ascending; the rising up above the horizon, such as when a celestial body appears to move above the Earth’s horizon.

Religious context: The rising up of a personage with some sort of “heaven” or nirvana being the ultimate destination.

Awareness usage: The process whereby the Spirit mentality achieves a temporary separation from its personalized physical aspect and intentionally lifts out into what it perceives to be a more or less pure mental state of being, which is usually considered and judged by spiritually oriented people to be the highest state of attainment possible. Ironically, although the mentality has the experience of leaving behind the more dense manifestations of the Will aspect, it is still within the greater body of the Will, which provides the playground and space for the mentality to have its chosen experience of being totally Will-less. The absurdity of this is that while the mentality believes it has left the Will’s “lower” physical realm behind it is this same Will aspect that provides the lifted out mentality with the experience of being outside of the Will.

Attraction:

The process of drawing into one's life the people, things and/or events that provide the appropriate triggering and reflections, so that "unseen" ("karmic") energies held in denial and seeking balance can be brought back into one's awareness for eventual resolution and release.

Awareness:

1. Knowing by perception or through feeling knowledge.

2. A process of careful, sensitive observation, introspection and feeling whereby one eventually becomes cognizant and/or realizes something formerly "invisible" or not easily apparent.

Being Right:

A phrase used to describe any unyielding (judgmental) attitude and/or mental defense demanding or asserting that one's ideas, beliefs or position regarding some issue is superior, better than, more correct or always right in some or all ways. It is a mental posture that prevents and pushes away any chance of increased awareness or understanding.

Belief:

Any interwoven set of judgments (such as rigidly fixed decisions, ideas, rules, et cetera) regarding some aspect of life, and mandated as truth or necessity.

Blame:

Related to the word blaspheme.

Common usage: To hold someone or something else responsible, i.e., to accuse, to find fault with, censure or place responsibility on a person or object judged separate and distinct from oneself.

Common usage: A condition of judging oneself as at fault or responsible for some situation or condition, which is not seen as a self-created reflection.

Awareness work: A mental attitude whereby one is quite unwilling to take responsibility for creating all or some part of their life experience, instead accusing someone or something perceived as external to themselves as responsible and/or as holding the power behind some disliked aspect of life.

Body:

That part of our individualized expression we call our physical body. In a greater sense, the term includes all manifest form, which is Body, too, although much more removed from our awareness than is our personal body. All experienced life, i.e., the universe we perceive, occurs within the greater body of the Will, although, paradoxically, in certain cases, such as when someone perceives that they are having an out of a body experience, it is the Will that provides an experience of being outside of itself.

Chakra:

Sanskrit for: "a wheel." Energy centers in the body, which connect the etheric with the physical body. It is said that energy can also be transferred from one body to another through the chakras. Various schools of thought recognize up to sixteen such centers, but for simplicity, I generally hold to the yogic tradition of seven "spinal" centers located along the spine and opening to corresponding locations at the front of the body, with additional and easily felt chakras in the palm of each hand and sole of each foot. The seven "spinal" chakras can be experienced as vortices of psychic force, which change in size and intensity with the amount of energy present in them at any given moment. These centers are active in every living body (and even for some time after the so-called death of the body). The energy flow can be increased through concentration, through energy work and through removal of judgmental and emotional blocks. The seven spinal chakras each relate to a particular quality and tend to be more active when this quality is strong.

Root Chakra (muladhara): Located at the base of the spine and relating to survival drives and instincts; Earth.

Spleen Chakra (svadhishthana): Located slightly above the first and relating to sexuality and emotions; Water.

Power Chakra (manipura): Located at the navel and relating to personal power, organizational abilities, action; Fire.

Heart Chakra (anahata): Located at the heart and relating to love and compassion; Air.

Throat Chakra (vishuddhi): Located at the throat and relating to expression of inner processes; Sound.

Brow Chakra (ajna): Located between the brows and at the back of the head and relating to intuitive wisdom; Light.

Crown Chakra (sahasrara): Located at the top of the head and relating to cosmic consciousness.

Channeling:

The process of allowing communicative energy from what may be perceived as an external source to come through and express by means of an incarnate person's receptive mentality, feelings and/or physical body. People capable of "channeling" are often sought after in order to obtain or acquire some kind of supposedly extraordinary information, knowledge or guidance, but as with any normal human "conversation," at least in my experience with channeling various types of entities, there is no guarantee that the entity being channeled is any more honest, correct or knowledgeable than a stranger you might meet at your local grocery store. Just because something is channeled from "out there" does not mean that what is conveyed is necessarily any more beneficial, truthful or special than what you could hear from Joe Schmoe from down the street. In fact, people always attract what is relevant to their chosen reality, which makes any information provided (or discovered) just another reflection of the person's inner state of consciousness.

Choice:

Any decision as to how to proceed or view something. A choice can be as simple as deciding whether to go to the market or stay home. But in the context of awareness work, the term is generally used to denote a viewpoint or outlook regarding life. For example, thinking oneself to be insignificant compared to the universe is a choice, a viewpoint regarding life. Another example of a choice is: I believe that California is a great place to live because .... In this case, the "single choice" consists of a series of individual choices regarding California, all mixed together into a more or less cohesive unit. Thus, the term choice is often used loosely, whereby it can represent a series or complex of choices acting as one.

Confusion:

A state of complete and utter bewilderment when the mind and/or feelings cannot grasp or arrive at a conclusion or decision regarding matters at hand. This topsy-turvy state, if left to evolve and sort itself peacefully, at its own pace, will eventually clear, giving new insights, clarity and intuition previously inconceivable. In awareness work, confusion signals a beneficial state of change within the mentality, as old structures fall away and new ones emerge.

Death:

An experience generated by the mentality due to the judgmental ideas, beliefs and notions it holds that hinder, prevent and stop the energetic forces of life from moving and expressing freely. In short: Life is movement, while death is a lack of movement. Aging, the incremental succession of events leading to death, can be seen as a progressive gapping or curtailment of freedom and spontaneity, with death itself being the moment when the body energies become so restricted that they can no longer maintain the physical form, the body then reflecting the accumulation of unreleased judgmental pressures, feelings and pain that force an utter and complete stagnation.

Deflation:

A sometimes painful mental release whereby judgmental structures holding valued ideas of importance and specialness rapidly break apart and disintegrate. This can be a gentle process, but is very often a traumatic experience, especially when there is a lot of resistance to the restructuring process.

Denial:

The unaware and/or deliberate act of judging against some aspect of the self, while simultaneously asking or desiring that it be pushed out of one's conscious awareness, thereby making its creative intent external to the judging mentality. Denying any part of the self, whether mental or feeling energy, not only causes a loss of personal vitality, but also prevents any ability to understand, change, alter and/or resolve the "lost" creative intent, until and unless it is somehow recovered and brought back into the inner reality awareness.

Drafted:

To "voluntarily" but automatically be drawn into some sort of process or enactment with another person (becoming part of a reflection for someone), sometimes to the drafted person's surprise and utter confoundment, and oftentimes the draftee wondering why they did or said something so completely out of character.

Emergence:

An individualization or fragmentation event whereby a "new" entity is derived from a larger parental source. Such parental fragmentation is set into motion by judgmental pressures against disliked parts of the total self, with fragmentation fracturing occurring along the boundaries of judgmental difference. Simplified examples of such parent versus child fragmentation relationships can very often be easily observed in Earth families, with children exhibiting the denials of the parents.

Energy:

A force or intent that of itself gives rise to and/or contributes to a living system of interaction and/or manifest forms.

Energy Movement:

The evolutionary movement, release and/or expression of thoughts, judgments, feelings, emotions, desires, dreams, memories or any other form of unreleased energy.

Energy Stories:

Memories, visual images, feelings, sensations and accountings of what seem to be past life experiences. The term "energy stories" is preferred over "past life experiences," because as release occurs the story can easily seem to mature and change to fit the expanded ability of the person to understand, see and feel. And the story may evaporate entirely, disappearing completely from one's memory when one has resolved whatever needed to be seen and felt.

Enlightenment:

A sudden burst of knowledge or insight (such as a "light" clicking on) gained through inner revelation, often accompanied by a burst of light or color, drawing attention to the precise area of one's consciousness where the information is being admitted.

Essence:

A term used to describe energy from a Will (gut) feeling standpoint. This term must be felt in order to be appreciated or understood. A mentality disconnected from the Will aspect cannot feel in the way necessary to distinguish the difference between what is felt as "essence," or what the mentality alone sees and experiences as "energy."

Expansion:

The release of collapsed Will energy, generally due to the release of opposing mental beliefs, ideas and choices.

Feelings:

Mental: A sense of feeling that is generated by and relating to one's mentality, often sensed in and about the head or upper torso. While these kinds of feelings can seem to be intense and very "real" to many people, they are, nonetheless, quite "dry," have an "empty" quality, and are notably powerless and "thin" when compared to even the weakest of Will feelings.

Will (sometimes referred to as full or gut feelings): Feeling sensations, emotions and physically felt movements of the Will are often located in the lower to mid torso area. Overt movements of the Will can quickly extend or reach outward from the body and effect physical manifestation in very direct ways. They are "magnetic" feeling in nature, having a physical quality that is unmistakable and unavoidable. They can flow with a sudden intensity and force that can be both immediately terrifying and overwhelming to the unprepared mentality, especially for someone who is accustomed to habitually denying the Will's presence and/or power.

Fragmentation:

A process initiated and sustained by judgmental forces whereby a segment of energy separates or breaks off from a parental source, usually taking with it the least favored aspects of the parental source energy.

Gap:

A condition whereby an interval of time or "gap" exists between the moment an expressive impulse is initiated and the actual time the expression and release of that impulse occurs. This "gap" can be used as a measure of denial strength, the longer the gap or time interval, the greater the intensity of denial.

Guilt:

A judgment or system of interlocking judgmental ideas that create the experience of permitting oneself no movement or evolvement. Guilt always attempts to stop movement, often as opposing sides of a guilt system compete against each other for dominance. Like anything held within the mentality, guilt imprinting can be resolved and released, once it is clearly seen and felt for what it is.

Guru:

1. Sanskrit: Literally, "Darkness to Light."

2. One who, by example, shows the path from dark to light, ignorance to knowledge, bondage to liberation. In India, the title is used loosely, given to spiritual leaders, and even school teachers who are affectionately called "Guruji."

Hatha Yoga:

Sanskrit for: "sun-moon union." The name is derived from the two nadis, ida and pingala (etheric nerves), twined around the central spinal nadi, "shushumna," and crossing at each chakra, one of which conducts cool (ida) energies, and the other hot (pingala). It is said that for proper rousing of kundalini, both the ida and pingala flow must combine in the shushumna. The traditional goal of hatha yoga is the rousing of the kundalini. Accepted methods employed for this end are usually steeped in a total and rigid discipline, complete with an ascetic life-style. Yoga practices can include movement, postures (asanas), breath work (pranayama), some chanting and guided relaxations. Not only can hatha yoga stretch, move and massage the body throughout, but various postures and their associated stretching can begin to accent and make noticeable trapped and painful body energies asking for attention and release. A moderate form of hatha yoga practices has become popular in the West as a means of exercising to create a stronger and more supple body.

Ignition:

An uncontrolled bursting forth of pent-up, previously unexpressed Will energy. This kind of spontaneous release is often violent, the rising energy completely and irrevocably taking control of and expressing through the physical body, with the mentality being diminished in ability or loosing useful consciousness entirely. In cases when the "normal" mental consciousness is completely displaced, only when the denied Will energies are sufficiently released and any remaining expression has collapsed back out of the awareness will the "normal" mentality regain control. In cases where Will energies are at a near flash point the instances of violent ignition can usually be avoided entirely by incrementally releasing the compressed Will energies.

Image:

1. Mental (image): A picture or graphic representation of an idea, previous event or occurrence that is generated by or received by (as in the case of spontaneous insights) some portion or part of the mental aspect and then seen in and/or experienced within the confines of the mentality. Such pictorial representations can be partial or complete, and can range in intensity from dull, almost imperceptible grays to blazing color rich in depth and texture.

2. Feeling (image): A detailed pictorial construct generated by the Will polarity whereby some degree of feeling knowing or knowledge is offered up to the mental aspect and that, when such feeling energies are allowed to intimately touch and interact with the mental aspect, are automatically and spontaneously perceived and experienced as a highly realistic and detailed picture or graphic representation. Such "feeling images" have a definite "knowing" quality and possess a vibrancy of color, realness and depth that surpasses in vitality a pictorial representation generated solely by the mental aspect.

Imprinting:

Common usage: An impression, response or trait, formed in the consciousness by means of repeated occurrences of the same or similar stimuli.

Awareness work: A judgmentally rigidified choice, decision or response that is retained as though it were a truth or necessity, often made during an attention getting and/or traumatic event.

Inspiration:

Coming from the Latin: spirare, meaning "to breathe." To breathe into one's being something considered to be outside of oneself, but accessible, such as "divine inspiration."

Common Usage: A sudden insight, awareness or burst of enlightenment, often mistakenly judged to be something that comes from outside of oneself.

Awareness Work: Anything held within any part of the mentality, conscious or denied, and which necessarily motivates the Will energies to manifest that choice as touchable experience via outer physical reality. It is important to realize that it does not matter what is held, where or how, only that it be maintained somewhere, somehow, which might be within one's awareness or far outside it. Any and all "lost" choices continue to  belong to their creator, and must therefore keep on influencing their creator's reality, whether, or not, they are remembered or retained within the scope of one's awareness.

Integration:

The process of recovering, recombining and bringing back into internal balance certain essence or energies formerly held in denial outside the recognized consciousness of the entity involved.

Intelligence:

Having the ability to collect, manipulate and organize an abundance of possibly useful data, generally without much, if any, awareness or regard for its actual usefulness, correctness or what the choices it contains ultimately create.

Judgment:

1. A choice that is made rigid, fixed and basically unchanging over time.

2. The process of rigidifying and imprinting a part of one's mental energy with some decision or conclusion regarding some aspect of life. A combination of many such judgments or choices that become linked and interconnected to form a more or less cohesive unit can be considered to be a belief or belief system.

3. For an individual with a significant amount of Will integration with their mental aspect it is a process whereby some choice involving a discernable combination of both mental and Will energy is is made rigid, fixed and basically unchanging over time. A beginning student need not be concerned about this kind of judgmental condition, until and unless the student eventually achieves a working balance of integrated mental and Will energies, whereupon such judgmental instances may be encountered.

Judgmental Constructs:

The singular form of the term judgment, as in “making a judgment,” might to some people suggest that any judgment is nothing more than a simple yes or no choice regarding some singular attribute perhaps selected from a perceived complex appearing action, setting, or event. However, a so-called single judgment can be much more complex in the information it contains, and can include an array of attributes that could each be broken down into a simple choice. For instance, you nostalgically reminisce about your childhood and spontaneously visualize what you choose to see as a happy moment. The mental image contains innumerable attributes, some happy, some sad, etc., all of which are simultaneously grouped together and seen as a single unified thing. Then you choose to see this image one way or another, solidifying the whole of it into a single judgmental construct. Now each of the attributes, good, bad, or otherwise, are combined into one mental construct, and all of the attributes, without favor, will become active inspiration. This will inspire the Will aspect to bring forth into physical experience your new, collective choice, no matter that what may come of it was unawarely activated.

Karma:

Common usage: A belief system based on the idea that one's life experience is created through cause and effect, usually involving a reward for certain prescribed "good" attributes and the payment of debt incurred by past life transgressions or attitudes judged to be inappropriate or against some reality or God. Payment of karmic debt is extracted by pain of having to live innumerable lives under possibly harsh and demeaning circumstances, until some theoretical absolution is reached. Continued and possibly unpleasant lives are deemed necessary until some suitable authority pronounces the debt of karma paid. The idea is that one is to learn and become "pure" through many lifetimes, eventually becoming "worthy," before a joyous life can be rightfully granted, usually in another world. Devotional love and certain practices are said to provide shortcuts to relieving karmic debt, freeing the soul to achieve enlightenment and/or enter the gates of heaven. Perfect meditation on the Buddha Amitaba, e.g., is supposed to cut through all karma immediately (this is a meditation requiring such minutely detailed visualization that all thought must stop completely to accomplish it).

Awareness Work: The manifest experiences of life as created and maintained by one's own self-inflected mix of judgments. Once the so-called "karmic" judgments (choices) are released the associated experiences seen as "karma" will be finished, too.

Knowing:

Common usage: A judgmental condition whereby the mentality/mind assumes or concludes that it understands something.

Awareness Work: A boundless state of intimate and/or intuitive, feeling knowledge as offered by the Will. The kind of "knowing" or "knowledge" implied here is not a mental process, nor does it involve memory as such, although mental acuity may be used to add logic and/or direction to whatever feeling knowledge is presented. The Will simply feels and knows everything, it being the Mother force that creates everything the mentality sets into motion. Thus, there is no room for questioning the Will's knowledge, because it is complete and of the moment. The only question that may arise is whether to trust the Will's guidance and knowing, or not. For a mentally oriented person with no practical Will presence, this kind of knowing or knowledge is incomprehensible and unattainable.

Kundalini:

From the Sanskrit kundala, "coiled."

Kundalini is thought of as a serpent goddess, being asleep at the base of the spine (located near the spinal coccyx), where it closes off the aperture to the shushumna, an etheric channel running through the middle of the spine. Considered a creative life force capable of correcting genetic errors, it is said to be the strongest manifestation of shakti prana in the body. When the Kundalini rises it is said to feel like a flow of liquid golden or reddish light, which rushes up the spine with the sound of a waterfall and envelops the adept in a vastly expanded sea of consciousness—a state of bliss called samadhi. Such an experience brings about many physical changes, as well as enhancement of the senses and inner visions of physical processes. Due to the tremendous increase in energy, it is necessary for the body to be well prepared for the experience, it is said, so as to avoid nerve damage. Therefore, accidental or premature rousing of the "serpent" is advised against in yogic tradition. However, since kundalini is the vehicle for creative energy, many highly creative persons may actually live in a "mild" state of kundalini arousal without conscious awareness of it. Their nervous systems thus may have some acceptance and affinity for this energy flow.

Awareness Work: The flow of Will energies, which can be along the spine as in traditional yogic writings, but that can also be in any part of the body and flow in limitless ways, including reaching and traveling outside the observable perimeter of the personal body. Observable external flows for the neophyte awareness student usually arise during intense episodes of triggering due to some terrifying situation. However, external flows can be entirely pleasant and joyful, too, depending upon the circumstances initiating the Will movement. The Will is not of itself frightening, although its power may well be beyond comprehension. It is what the unaware mentality does with it that makes the resulting movement terrifying.

Lifting Out:

A term used to indicate a deliberate choice and intent to deny and disconnect oneself from unwanted thoughts, feelings, the Will or the body.

Manifestation:

The result of a mental action or choice that causes physical form and experience to come into "touchable" existence.

Mind:

Commonly considered to be the human consciousness that originates in or about the physical brain, and which manifests as thought, perception, memory, imagination and feelings, and which is the source of all conscious and unconscious processes of the brain and central nervous system that direct, or may direct, the mental and physical behavior of a sentient organism. In this awareness work, the brain is seen as a result of the mentality and what it causes to be manifest, and not the cause.

Awareness work: That distinct part of the mentality consisting of an accumulation of rigid, judgmental blocks of imprinted mental energy, which is generally processed as a logical unit. The so-called mind holds specific and unchanging instructions, decisions, determinations, conclusions or any other information that is generally fixed and unvarying. Thus, the mind can be seen as the sum total accumulation of all judgmental and otherwise rigid and fixed mental energy or essence, but it does not include all of the mental energy, as there will be some degree of remaining free, undifferentiated mental energy.

Movement:

The flow of mental and/or feeling energy that results in the evolution and permanent release of whatever that energy had been holding, usually following the removal of inhibiting judgments (choices) held within the mentality.

Moving Down:

A term often applied to a process whereby mental intentions and/or decisions appear to exhibit the trait of moving downward from the head into the torso and eventually into the abdominal region of the body. After the initial decision is made and felt in the area of the head, and if the decision remains viable for whatever interval of time is required, it can be felt to slowly "move downward." When the decision can be felt in the body region below the physical heart or within the abdomen, the decision can be said to have "moved down," whereupon it can be expected that the decision will soon become experienced in an outwardly manifest way.

Observer, The:

"The Observer" is a term used to describe an entity's discernible free mental essence—as compared to the mind, which is herein defined as that part of the mentality consisting of the accumulation of all rigidified and fixed blocks of judgmental energy. One way to begin observing your own free Spirit (mental) essence is to watch your inner world carefully. Then, after carefully noticing that you—as some point source of intelligence—can actually observe yourself, turn your attention backwards, so to speak, to whatever "thing" or source is actually doing the observing. When you can do this successfully, the mind, as the collection of individual and interwoven judgments it is, can usually be fairly easily discerned. Maybe you will notice that your collection of judgments is NOT who you are at all. But pay close attention to the observing part of you, and feel it if you can. Do you notice that this observing "you" is indeed something much more omnipotent and powerful than you have probably allowed yourself to know, or even imagine? Although this may be a controversial interjection, notice how that Observer in you is connected to something very deep, vast and basic to consciousness itself. If you are like most people, when you pray to an "outside source" (or God) are you denying this part of yourself, making the God that is you essentially powerless?

Painting Over:

A mental action whereby one consciously or unconsciously and with purposeful intent pretends and/or modifies what one perceives in outer reality in order to "see" only that which one wants to recognize. This filtering process enables one to easily and rather effortlessly interpret and "see" outer physical reality in a way that is essentially perverted, turning actuality around so as to "hide" what would otherwise be obvious.

Parent/Parental:

A unit of energy that subdivides, producing one or more smaller "child" fragments. The fragments are usually imprinted with whatever the source (parent) energy did not like about itself and desired to remove from its inner reality awareness.

Pain:

Common usage: A strong, hurtful, distressing and sometimes unrelenting physical sensation often causing great mental agitation and/or tumult.

Awareness work: One of the ways in which denied or compressed energy attempts to draw attention to its condition, so as to induce an opportunity for resolution and release.

Awareness work: A welcome sign of returning life to formerly deadened energy, and a helpful guide as to where to apply some awareness to enable fast and complete healing.

Past Lives:

Stories, recitals, memories, visual images, feelings, and sensory stimulations representing what seem to be accounts and experiences of existences and/or lifetimes lived in a past or previous time period. Oftentimes these relived experiences come with very detailed and moving visual images, feelings and body sensations. These energy stories can be very useful tool for understanding old mental decisions and feeling blocks that relate to this current life's experiences, replays, patterns and problems.

Perception:

What one thinks or judges they see in outer physical reality. Any perceived image is only one of a limitless number of possible perceptions, and each individual image can also be seen from many viewpoints or angles. As such, it is impossible to distort a perception or to see it correctly or incorrectly, because it is, no matter what, still just another perception, having no inherent degree of truth or any other inviolable attribute.

Poor Me:

A mental scenario, oftentimes very subtle and hard to notice, which allows, calls for or even demands a sour, downtrodden, victimized and/or wailing outlook toward some or all facets of what is perceived to be some event or life in general. The "poor me" pastime is often used to gain sympathy or perhaps some other perceived advantage through the use of guilt, attempting to manipulate others for the purpose of inducing favors or demands.

Recovery

Usually the deliberate act of recovering previously lost Spirit mentality, Will essence or some combination of both aspects, and then reintegrating what is recovered back into the sum total energy of the repossessing entity. Recoveries can be spontaneous without prior intent on the part of the receiving entity, but in no instance can the receiving entity take or steal energy from another source if and when that source does not of its own volition choose to move toward and integrate with the inviting entity. You might say that this is a cardinal rule: One cannot forcefully take or get energy from some other entity or source without that other source so choosing beforehand to allow and permit a transfer to occur. More precisely, an entity can force energy to move outside of itself, i.e., denial, but cannot force a return and/or recovery, which must be a completely voluntary process by both the energy originally making the denial and the energy that was previously denied.

Reflection:

Generally, a reflection is anything perceived and experienced through outer physical reality. If observant, perceived outer reality portrayals can be just the information and guidance necessary to enable one to see what has been "lost" from their inner awareness, thus allowing oneself to be triggered into recognizing, resolving and releasing judgments and denials holding the outer reality experiences in place.

See; Seeing:

Common Usage—To See: (1) To perceive by the eye; (2) to apprehend as if with or through the eye, (3) to detect by some means analogous to using one’s eyes. (4) To recognize that which was previously unrealized.

Awareness Work—Seeing: That extra sensual feeling and intuitive quality of the visual senses imparted and facilitated by means of having extensive Will integration in and throughout the majority of the mental aspect. It is sometimes characterized as feeling through one’s eyes, i.e., seeing with feeling eyes, whereupon an instinctive feeling knowing accompanies the perceived visual qualities. It is not an intellectual process, but rather it could be likened to the ability to know without knowing how or why one knows—a condition naturally inherent throughout all consciousness whenever a functional balance between the Spirit mentality and feeling Will aspect is allowed to persist.

Setup:

A term inferring the conscious or unconscious act to deliberately sabotage circumstances, events and/or relationships, so that some predetermined outcome is reached, which may appear to be in direct opposition to stated goals, aspirations or desires.

Shakti:

1. Sanskrit for "guided force." A strong flow of prana, which can be physically experienced as something like electrical jolts or current and can be transmitted from one person to another with or without physical contact. Shakti's strong energy is said to prepare the way for kundalini energy flows by assisting in the removal of psychic blocks. It is also said that shakti can often be activated through hatha yoga, pranayam (yogic breathing), concentration of longing, or through shaktipat (direct transfer from a person with highly active shakti energy).

2. The female consort of Shiva, the Destroyer of Ignorance.

Shaktipat:

The giving of shakti. According to yogic tradition, in the average individual the divine energy (shakti) lies dormant at the base of the spine, and can be awakened by one's guru, who, when inspired by Divine Will, activates the energy by a glance, touch, or simply by thought. This transference of the divine power from the guru to his disciple is known as shaktipat.

Spirit:

Common usage: (1) The vital essence or animating life force in living organisms, especially man, and often considered divine in origin; (2) The part of the human being characterized by intelligence, personality, self consciousness and/or will. (3) The mind ("mind" being a term often considered to encompass the entire mental mechanism, including the brain).

Common usage: The fast moving "electric" mental energy usually associated only with what is called the mind.

Awareness work: A term that describes the combined entirety of the mentality, consisting of free mental essence (the Observer) and the mind, which is herein defined to be the accumulation or collection of rigidified, judgmental blocks of fixed mental essence.

Spirituality:

 A pattern of thinking or concepts whereby it is generally conceded that Spirit is superior or higher to all else, it being the only enlightened and/or accepted part of Creation, versus the objectionable “lower” or base energies, such as the Will, its feelings, the body and related desires. Spirituality as a belief system seems to be imbued with the idea that Spirit should, or must, lift out of and cast away all matter, such as body and other material things, as well as feelings and thoughts judged as unclean, unholy, immoral, unloving, lower, et cetera. Thus, spirituality as a system requires a massive amount of denial, which, then, in turn must reflect back in unpleasant ways to the creative Spirit oriented mentality who arrogantly delights in condemning and pushing away parts of itself. Consequently, it could be said that spirituality as a dogma is a generator of all the ills that plague mankind and the planet on which mankind is dependent. Moreover, spirituality, due to the many rabidly enforced denials contained within the concept, must lead inexorably to powerlessness and eventual physical death, and if further pursued could potentially lead to the complete energy extinction of the self-denying entity.

Thinking:

The "logical" or analytical manipulation of the accumulated collection of judgmental blocks of rigidified mental energy, each judgmental component consisting of discrete, rigidified and fixed information or instructions.

Thought:

A quantum of transient, communicative "electrical" energy that bursts or releases its communicative intent or message within the recipient person's mentality.

Trigger:

1. An action, event, visual cue, sound, feeling, taste or odor or any combination thereof, which automatically sets into motion a sequence of judgmental imprinting, which usually continues to run unchecked until its programmed chain of responses has reached its end or rest point.

2. Anything that excites and causes the spontaneous movement, expansion and release of otherwise repressed Will energy.

Will:

Common usage: (1) The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action; (2) The power of conscious, deliberate action; (3) The faculty by which the mind makes choices, and acts to carry them out; (4) The act or experience of exercising this mental faculty of making decisions.

Common usage: (1) Strong determination; (2) Self control.

Awareness work: The "magnetic" feeling essence that gives rise to "gut" feelings, intuitive knowledge, intuition and manifesting physical form. It is the Body in which the Spirit mentality lives and plays.

Willful:

Common usage [derogatory]: Bent on having one's own way, headstrong.

Awareness work: Having some degree of Will presence capable of movement or able to flow effortlessly without significant restriction.

Willpower:

Common usage: Using a mental force or power to overcome or override the desires of another part of the self, or other people or things.

Awareness work: The ability to effortlessly enjoy the unlimited creative and manifesting power and force of the Will, and to immediately cause to exist in etheric and material form that which is desired to be created as inspired by the Spirit mentality.

Yoga:

Sanskrit for: "yoke, union." An ancient system of practices for the awakening of Higher Consciousness. First systematized by Patanjali about 500 BC in India. There are various major approaches, including Karma Yoga (selfless work), Jnana Yoga (mental exploration and awareness), Bhakti Yoga (devotional practices, cosmic love), Kundalini Yoga (awakening the flow of psychic force), Tantra Yoga (going deeply into all experiences, including sexuality), and Hatha Yoga (work with the physical body). The approach of combining all the yogas is often called Raja Yoga, "the Royal Yoga." In the West the term "yoga" usually refers to Hatha Yoga or a modified form of it.