The gradients of the personality bodies

Each body has a gradient from fine to coarse, being finest at its most interior and coarsest at its most exterior.

In the mental body, conceptual thought is the most subtle or finest thought and occurs where thought and consciousness first conceive an idea.

Structured thought is thought that is well formed within the mental body, in visual, audible or other format.

In the emotional body, the first stirrings of types of likes/dislikes, wants/not wants, desires for or against, in response to thought or sensory income are fine stirrings of the emotional body.

As the emotion becomes strong it is experienced as a feeling and effects upon the physical body as physical sensations and biological responses. For example, butterflies in belly, impulse to smile or laugh, hormone secretions.

 

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9 Responses to The gradients of the personality bodies

  1. Betsi says:

    I admire your way of stating these facts and the principles that organize them. In the past I’ve relied on narratives that include metaphors etc and now don’t miss that approach at all. However since I am seeking this information to apply to my life, I try to see how it is applied–
    An example: I am talking to a friend and she says something that stuns me speechless, because it is an out-of-character remark or whatever. (It hits my soul?) then later I rerun it through my head (mental analysis) and then an outburst “That [what Gladys said] makes me so angry!!” and I punch a pillow in rage (Physical.) –Does that scenario show that anger is a large stream in me, that I would let a friend’s verbal comment transpose to anger? And at what stage of its move through my ‘bodies’ would I grab onto it and insure that it not become a prod into an unwanted emotion? thank you.

  2. crossbow says:

    Hmm, interesting questions Betsi.
    I don’t have the answers for your situation but here are some points/thoughts that might be worth pondering, and may or may not be useful, for you or others.

    Anger has a mother and father.
    Anger is a secondary emotion; it arises out of a sense of hurt or indignation.
    But hurt does not always give rise to anger. For anger to arise, hurt or indignation needs to be seeded with resistance.
    Hurt/indignation exists within the heart, is the mother; resistance exists within the head, in thought, and is the father.
    Where there is forgiveness there is no hurt. Forgiveness nullifies hurt.
    Where there is acceptance of what occurred, of what was said or done, then their is no mental resistance towards it. Acceptance nullifies a resistant attitude.
    So the mother and father do not meet.
    Even if they do, anger first moves as annoyance. As a dislike of what transpired.
    Annoyance is anger waking up; anger first stirring; or is like anger being born, like infant anger.
    Like an infant gorilla, or a gorilla stirring before it fully awakens, it is easier to club to death with an axe or sledge hammer. But once it is fully up and awake and raging mad, then it is a more difficult job to fell it. Anger is like that.
    Target annoyance. Annoyance is anger at its weakest and most easily controlled. Show annoyance no mercy. Crush it every time it stirs. Become conscious of it. Attach an alarm to it; a programed thought set to alert you to it.
    Watch for it and observe it.
    Don’t be squeamish about clubbing it.
    Then club/counter annoyance with forgiveness and acceptance before it grows to anger.
    Another weapon to use against annoyance is humour. Humour takes practice.
    Humour softens it up, distracts it, buys time, and then forgiveness/understanding and acceptance can be applied more easily and leisurely.
    That was a tactical approach. One utilising the mechanics of the soul and personality vehicles.
    There is a shortcut method – hand it over to God, the God of the Christians, Christ. He quenches anger.

    Motivation:
    Anger always feels itself to be in the right. That is part of what makes it so difficult to defeat.
    Anger convinces us it is on our side, but it is not. It is on the side of its own existence, that is all.
    Just because something feels right does not mean it is right.
    Anger is a loss of control.

    Men especially must realise the following:
    Anger is the most easy emotion to manipulate in someone else.
    An angry man is not his own man; he belongs to others or another. If not already, then one day.
    He is a puppet looking for a puppet master.
    An angry man without adequate self control can be manipulated to stand or sit, to raise or lower his voice or his hands, to step forward or back, to strike out or settle down, to perform like a clown and a fool, all by someone playing his anger.
    What man wants to be that man?
    That should be motivation enough for any man to set about defeating his anger.

    Anger is a worthy foe to target and defeat. Neither man or woman is improved by anger.
    Beware the cunning feminists who encourage women to “maintain your rage”.
    They are manipulative and fools. They know induced anger feels right, though it be wrong, and makes people manipulable.
    Beware the psychologists and counsellors who say “Its alright to be angry, its what you do when angry that matters.” They know that anger is easily manipulable by others, but pretend it isn’t. They encourage emotionalism and the following of feelings in others because emotionally focused people are easily manipulated by mentally focused people. They remain mentally focused themselves, while encouraging others to follow their emotions. Some do so cunningly, others are manipulated too and think what they teach is something good.
    There are many types and guises of anger.
    Many false teachings and manipulation about it.
    Be observant, clear of mind, judge things for yourself.

    • John Boomdoe says:

      Anger starts out as annoyance with a potential for growing into a mad gorilla, on a leash. Show no mercy, club it while a youngster.

      I’ve stirred and do stir others’ pots into bubbling and boiling water and vice versa and growing beyond that seems reasonable, I think, feel, believe and know. Though If my mother asked me to use acceptance and forgiveness as keys to everything, I’d tell her a firm no.

      One day at work I had a switchboard function and a guy came in with some kind of bullshit greeting and I replied “the same to you”. He then said “that was rude” but soon had an eureka and we moved on. Not a divine short story, a solar one, but hope to have more of these stories in the future.

      • crossbow says:

        I like the “Same to you” response to the bullshit greeting. A good story. Yes collect more of those. Well managed conflict is the progression and growth of one’s life.

        The acceptance and forgiveness model above is one that might be useful for some people, the handing it over to God method may be useful for other people. I am not talking about mediocre anger but severe anger that is a really big problem for an individual. The sort of anger that cannot be trifled with because it is so destructive. That sort of anger cannot be entertained to any degree. It cannot be managed on a leash, any more than an enraged gorilla can be held on a leash, for it is too powerful. It drags the individual with it and controls them, they cannot control it. It must be defeated; not even subjugated and chained up, but killed. Like an alcoholic must relinquish all alcohol, not trifle with it, so too, severe anger must be totally defeated. It is against this potentially life wrecking anger that the two methods mentioned above are aimed. Of the two, the handing it over method is the best, for christianised persons or persons whose God is suitable to the task. The other method provides a brief analysis of anger’s makeup, and it is always a good thing to understand the enemy. Anger has cousins though, who’s make up is different. Such as irritability, which is a sort of chronic annoyance at little things and can erupt into anger of either overt or passive types. Irritability is nullified by a reminder that, All life and all events proceed to God, this is my only expectation and my only satisfaction. There is also predatory or psychopathic type anger, but that can be cured too. There is no problem that the freewilled soul cannot overcome.

        Regarding acceptance, forgiveness and other virtues insinuating something soft; western society’s submerging itself in emotionalism and attributing all things feminine as good and all things bad as masculine is working against people’s proper understanding of such virtues. Such things are seen as soft, and the version of them that is spread about is soft so it is no wonder. The feminisation of spirituality and virtue is a lopsided distortion. Virtue by definition means manliness, see its origin. Believe it or not, there is another version of such virtues as acceptance, love and forgiveness that is not the common new-age-fluffy-squirrel-I’m-so-good-but-weak-as-piss version that turns away so many strong men. The current western slippage into emotionalism and airy-fairy feel-good thinking is a form of blindness. Our society has become one eyed, missing half the view and with little sense of depth. This is why I encourage men to be their own man; think for themselves, be determined to see things as they are, however they are, value truth above all else and value it before you know it, whatever truth may be, so as to clear unknown assumptions from the mind and come to see things as they are, however they might be. To see things as they are should be a simple thing, but there is so much emotional clutter with socially applied false value and fuzzy thought in the way that we struggle to see things as they are, and most people only see the emotional clutter and not the truth. We see with our mind before we see with our eyes, so mind must learn to look past the clutter and then the eyes will see past it too. But here I am waffling on again.

        I prefer men who are not interested in the fluffy pacifist version of acceptance/love/forgiveness/spirituality for they are close to seeing the strong version.

        • John Boomdoe says:

          Waffling? Nah, you’re going somewhere with your writing and not only that, you’re a good writer imo. Thanks again.

          • John Boomdoe says:

            Here’s a bunch of russian having learnt a lesson about targeting annoyance:
            http://goo.gl/Bh3w2A

            Hope you are well CB.

            • crossbow says:

              Yes I am well, thank you John. I have been short of time and preoccupied with other matters. Although I would like to post more frequently, I have been unable to. Unfortunately my posting is a bit irregular at present. Perhaps I will experiment with more frequent but less time consuming posts. The downside may be they might lack clarity.

              The video of the Russians gave me a good laugh. Thank you.

  3. Betsi says:

    Thank you, crossbow. That is most helpful !

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