Selecting Our Seeds

-The Power of the Subconsciousness-

A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear! Matt. 13 3-8


Clearly Christ’s parable of the sower was not meant to teach farmers about planting crops. Rather He was using an experience common to those who were listening, as an allegory pointing to a deep spiritual truth. But even so, His disciples seemed confused by the story and they asked Christ why He kept speaking to them in parables. And so He told them the meaning of the sower in plain words, saying: “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matt. 13 18-23

This parable has great meaning for those who have “ears to hear” as Joshua stated. We have physical ears and eyes to hear and see with; but it is what we “think” we see and hear that makes all the difference in our understanding and experience in life. There is a Greek saying that aptly states this: “It is the mind that sees and hears not the eyes and ears.” So it is not a matter of just hearing words of truth, we must penetrate deep into the meaning behind the words. Words exist for their meaning. It is not so much the words but the meaning that we must attend to. And it is the quality of our psycho-noetic shell that we have created by our thoughts and feelings that affects the meaning of what we “think” we hear and see. As Researchers of Truth, it is our work to clean and purify this psychological filter, this colored lens of perception, making it more and more transparent so that we may understand what we hear and see more accurately.


The Fertile Soil of the Sub Conscious Mind

In this effort to clean our shell we use the practice of Daily Introspection and Observation. During Introspection we realize that certain elementals: the thoughts, desires and emotions we harbor and express are the real obstacles to our experience of truth and a better way of life. They distort the truth about our personality-self, other personalities, life, and God. And so we see and hear, but through an obscure lens that distorts the clarity of our perceptions. And the degree of clarity or obscurity of our perceptions is directly related to the quality and quantity of the elementals composing our psycho-noetic shell. About 80 percent of these psycho-noetic shell elementals are sub-conscious to us and thus their existence escapes our attention. One part of our sub-consciousness, the part we are responsible for, is like the basement or attic of our home, where we store material things we do not use regularly (or at all). Similarly, this chamber of our sub consciousness is our psychological storehouse where psycho-noeticalc elementals (thoughts, emotions, desires, motivations and intentions) are stored and exert their influences on our personality.

 Consciously entering our sub conscious mind in the practice of Introspection, we may find that certain groups of thoughts, feelings, and predispositions have become stale and outdated. If we do not clean and update our way of thinking, feeling and behaving we are in danger of becoming a psychological antique. Just like the high school football player who twenty years later is still telling anyone and everyone who will listen about his glory days as a high school football star. In removing such “dead works” from our sub consciousness we are thinning and cleaning our psycho- noetic shell – our window on the world. We are removing the weeds from our psychological garden and preparing the fertile soil of our sub consciousness to receive more mindful implantations. Introspection is the researcher of truth’s means for becoming conscious of their own sub conscious. The Ascended Masters have already done this. They live, Self-Consciously and not in a sub conscious or habitual way. The sub consciousness can be the greatest ally when rightly understood and used.

It also can be our worst enemy. So, we should approach this work with careful attention and a good working understanding of how the sub conscious mind actually functions. See Sub-Conscious


The Power of Our Sub Conscious Mind

Daskalos tells a story of a rural farmer on Cyprus that fell prey to a medical doctor and a psychiatrist playing tricks with his sub conscious mind. This farmer was healthy and strong. But to test their hypothesis that the sub conscious mind affects even the health of the material body, the doctor told his friend the farmer that he looked ill and specifically that he had a certain disease with this and that symptom. The farmer rejected the suggestion of the doctor saying, “No you are wrong, I feel very healthy and strong”. However, even though he consciously rejected the idea that he was ill, the farmer’s sub conscious mind stored the suggestion of the doctor. Then later in the day, the psychiatrist came and told the healthy farmer he looked ill. Again, the farmer rejected the idea that he was sick and went on working. Then a little later the farmer started feeling sick. By the time the doctor came back again he found the farmer was indeed sick and showed the symptoms suggested by the doctor. This time the farmer also claimed to be sick with the illness that the doctor had suggested.

I have seen many cases where such suggestions and auto suggestions produce a physical manifestation – or what we might well call an out-picturing from the sub conscious mind. And there are also many documented cases where someone is hypnotized and told their bare arm would be touched by a hot cigarette, then the hypnotized person’s arm was touched with a pencil and the skin produced a blister. How could a physical blister be produced by an ordinary pencil? It was the awesome power of the sub conscious mind! The sub conscious mind is so powerful that it can cure so-called “incurable” diseases as well as send a person to an early grave. The sub consciousness does not discriminate; it just stores whatever information it is exposed to. And that information (good or bad, true or false) does have a powerful influence on our life. So we must be very careful with the sub-conscious mind and make a regular effort to discover and remove any harmful suggestions planted by ourselves and others. And likewise we must be careful what we say to others because this too can take root in their sub-conscious mind whether they want it to or not. And even greater care must be shown to the little children around us, as their sub conscious mind is even more porous and vulnerable to such implantations.  

Returning now to the last part of Joshua’s parable of the Sower where He tells us: “But others [seeds] fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” This statement also informs us of the principle of a seed…any kind of seed whether it is a plant seed or a thought/emotion seed (elemental). When a plant seed is implanted in good soil and receives the proper water and light that seed will produce many, many more of its kind. We can easily see the demonstration of this principle in the wheat fields of Kansas, the apple orchards of Michigan and the cornfields of Indiana. Plant one seed of corn in the proper conditions and you will reap one corn plant with up to 6 ears of corn on it. And each ear of corn produces an average of 800 seeds (kernels) per ear of corn. So we see from sowing a single seed of corn we get a bountiful harvest of 4800 or more seeds. That is a 4800% return. What a rich result for sowing just one seed. God has provided this kind of abundance in the laws governing the worlds of existence, which are within the Divine Plan.


As Above, So Below

This is how it works on Earth and this is how it works in the higher worlds of existence, which we will enter when we leave this world. But when we enter those worlds, we will already find a ripe harvest waiting for us. That harvest will be the result of certain emotions, desires, thoughts and idea seeds we have been holding to and attending to during our life on earth. “I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you lose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

And if we find that our earthly or heavenly harvest is less than good; we can always stop, uproot the undesirable things in our life and make a step forward by planting better seed in straighter rows. So it is very important that we make the effort to consciously choose good seed to plant in our field (our life, our personality) and avoid the bitter hundred-fold harvest of poor seed planted sub-consciously. (Sub consciously planting means expressing thoughts, emotions, words and actions in habitual ways.)

The wise understand this law of manifestation and work with it consciously by intelligently choosing the seed elementals they create and re-vitalize. These elementals are the emotion/thought forms and thought/emotion forms. I say emotion/thought forms and the thought/emotion forms because our elementals are a mixture of both thought and emotion. The life they have and the power they exert on our personality depends on the quantity and quality of the energy (etheric vitality) we give them. We charge our elementals with power by virtue of the attention we give to them and the number of times we re-vitalize them by repetition. If we stop giving attention to an elemental; it becomes dis-energized and dormant. If we water our elemental-seeds with little attention and only a few repetitions; we get weak and ineffective elementals. If we water our seed thoughts/emotions with great regularity and intensity we create very, very powerful elementals. And if we overdo it and the elementals get too much energy, we can lose control of them and they can take a kind of temporary possession of our personality. In these kinds of cases, the personality will become plagued by: uncontrollable bouts of mental and emotional instability, fixed ideas, and OCDs (obsessive compulsive disorders) and in serious cases lead to insanity.


Unclean Spirits

Like physical seeds that can produce hundreds more of their kind, so too our elementals can similarly increase, accumulate and store in our sub-consciousness. Joshua explains this process in his parable about the unclean spirit saying: “When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.”

The unclean spirit going out of the “house” is a reference to a person’s expression of a negative elemental. When we express negativity an elemental is created and initially leaves us from the point between the eyebrows. But eventually it returns to the one who sent it out and enters their “house” (their personality). But when it returns to the person, it returns with seven other even more awful spirits (elementals). Express that negativity again as thought, feeling, word or deed, and you get seven more spirits, repeat it and get seven more and so on. This is a description of how the Group Elementals are formed within the personality. And this build up, this unwholesome accumulation of negative elementals, gets stored in our sub-conscious mind. Repeating this expression again and again over time can eventually crush our personality leading to physical illness, nervous breakdowns and serious mental illness. So this parable is a sober warning for those who have a tendency to repeat negativity over and over and over again.

The English novelist, Charles Reade, summed up this cause and effect chain of manifestation well when he wrote: “Sow a thought, and you reap an act. Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” The creation of our character is in our own hands – our life is for the making, no need for waiting on God, masters, teachers or any other human being to do it for us.

Of course these principles of manifestation apply to the positive elementals too. So rather than continuing to live sub-consciously; we are invited to live more consciously by carefully selecting the seed we plan to grow. We are encouraged to create positive helper-type elementals consciously and knowingly bring them into full manifestation – but how? Too often people fail in this attempt because when they try to create a positive seed thought, they follow that effort by creating an opposing elemental of doubt which tends to weaken and neutralize the power of positive elemental.

So to be successful we need to eliminate doubt from our efforts and place our focus on the fulfillment of the ideal of the elemental we created. See, feel and live from your fulfilled idea in its perfection and not through varying shades of doubt. Whether our ideal/idea is that of our divine nature or a simple elemental designed to do good, we should endeavor to live from the idea as already being fulfilled. Claim it… affirm it… believe it.

So it requires effort to train ourselves to maintain unshakable faith in our idea/ideal and trust in its fulfillment – especially in the face contradiction. But pay close attention, this is not blind faith or stubborn willfulness but working in active faith based on a resolute understanding of the governing laws of manifestation. If we remain faithful to our creation and deny our inner adversary and its countless contradictions to the truth of our ideal we will be successful.

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” is Joshua’s call to us, his divine persuasion for us to live from the highest of ideals. As a personality we can live as egoism’s hostage or we can be a host for God’s expressions of Love, Wisdom and Power in the worlds of existence. As such, we live not as a generator of this Love, Wisdom and Power; but as a distributor of God’s Love, Wisdom and power.


Naughty or Nice

Whether our behavior as a personality is naughty or nice it cannot change the fact that we all are God’s child. We are, in every way, God’s child and there is nothing man, archangel or demon can do to alter that absolute reality.

Whether our behavior is naughty or nice it does not change God’s love for us as his offspring. It does however change our experience of God’s love. If our behavior is in alignment with God’s laws, we experience the empowering support of Divine Love in our lives. If our behavior contradicts and violates God’s laws, then that very same Divine love will bring us precious but often painful life lessons by what Daskalos called the “whip of destiny”. These hard-knock lessons come to us not as punishments but as cause and effect consequences arising from the interaction between the Divine Law and our own actions. And even within such painful experiences we can find God’s love bringing us our next most-needed lesson to save his beloved child from endlessly stagnating in the ignorance of our mistakes and illusions.


Whether our behavior is naughty or nice we are all equally loved by our father God. He is loving us forever, ceasing never, and guiding us on with His Divine Light. Let us decide to reflect His perfect Love-Light to others more brightly than ever before!

Love to all,


From a Stoa Lessons by Daskalos:

“Joshua Immanuel, the Christ, gave this example. He asked his healer-disciples: “Which is more precious a handful of diamonds or a handful of wheat seeds.” Most of them said: “Of course a handful of diamonds.”. He said: “You are mistaken. The handful of diamonds are stone. Plant them! Let them germinate!” They said: “Of course, they don’t do that.” He said: “Get a handful of corn or a handful of any kind of seed, plant them on the earth, in the soil, give water, the Father will give the sunshine and the air and the light and they will grow!” They will germinate and grow. And start going in the world of existence in their circle of possibilities. Each seed according to its kind. So that the kingdom of the heavens – “malkuda d’buashmayia” – is in that seed, in a little seed, maybe smaller than the head of a small pin. Yet in that is the kingdom of the heavens. It is the total wisdom of the archangels and of the Infinite Reality as the circle of the possibilities of its kind. What did Joshua Immanuel, the Godman, say about karma? “Whatever one sows, so he shall reap.” Eternally? No! In a season. In a next season sow better quality of seeds. “Whatever one sows, so he shall reap.” Whatever one thinks of (wishes to have by putting his mind, his intention to it) is sowing. So, what a man is doing in one incarnation, that belongs to that incarnation: One “year” – One season only. [Our life in the material world, then passing over to live in the psychical worlds and on to the noetical worlds is a single incarnation]. Are faults of past incarnations coming to us as punishment from God? Don’t insult the good Father. There is no punishing God. You must have this in your mind. Then, who is punishing? The law in you. A man is punishing himself, going against principles of Love and Life, creating a guilty consciousness. What comes to you is according to your consciousness. Everything that comes to a person is due to his creating the elementals. So, the duty of every Researcher of the Truth is to check one’s Present-Day Personality and blame no-one except the petty time-and-place little self, which is free to do anything he or she likes, provided that one has to face the consequences, not as a punishment, but as a means in gaining the experiences. Now, for what happens to oneself, don’t throw it on past incarnations, but on your faults of today. What faults? The way of feeling, the way of thinking. Unless there is a change, things will not change of themselves. A healer, a spiritual healer by authority, may make a fellow completely healthy but, if there is no change in his personality that illness will return. And, I am telling you, in the personality of any human being, in most of you, in that part we call sub consciousness, there are many things which are not clean – complaints, hating, having, the feeling of taking revenge, against relatives, close relatives, against friends. You have these feelings. These are the poisons which really bring illnesses. And, unless you change, illnesses will come, even cancer and everything else. Each Seeker of the Truth must see, observe and study his subconscious personality. You shouldn’t feel afraid in doing that. Just make corrections. You may cry but, don’t be afraid of finding the real causes in your sub consciousness. And, if you feel like crying and shedding tears, do it sincerely. Tears are water that washes the sins of all human beings. If one feels that one should cry, let him cry. Yet, it is you yourself that must wash what transgressions you have made. See that there is no complaint against anybody in your sub consciousness!”


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