Scatterings of impulses wanes upon the morrow.
Settlings portray elements of Light.
Fortresses are vanquished as columns dissolve.
Spartanized mountains unveil the full view.
And now the analysis:
I do not have an insider or direct source for the meanings below. This is my interpretation of the update, based on extrapolation and contextual usage of the terms. The meanings provided are not the only ones that can be gleaned; in my view, all meanings have value, especially when shared and discussed openly. Please comment below if interested, I'd love to hear other's thoughts on this material.
Let's assume that the scatterings of impulses are within the minds of each individual embodiment on Gaia, which experience a waning upon the morrow. The term morrow is an old English word for tomorrow or the day following the current one. It is also symbolically a reference to a time of change. Today's troubles and woes will seem different tomorrow. The suggestion here is that perspective is altered through the passage of time. Consider that the power of an impulse to control our behavior or garner consent of action, is strongest when it is first received, but then looses power as time goes on. For example, one often encounters their impulses while at the grocery store, especially if one is hungry. When seeing a food item that invoked pleasure before, the subconscious mind will recall this association and express it as an impulse. The urge to grab the item will be very strong when it is first received, but if we simply observe the situation at hand for a period of time, the impulses power dissolves. Food, sex, and drugs (especially legal ones like Caffeine, Nicotine, and Alcohol) are some of the best examples of items that are charged or associated with impulsive behaviors. But to be clear, the behaviors associated with these things do not always lead to impulsive tendencies. The determining factor is whether or not the conscious mind chooses.
Speaking as someone who has overcome addictions in their life, I know all to well the power of impulse on consciousness. What often happens is that the impulse is received in the mind as a fully formed imagined or envisioned idea, like a preconceived timeline or reality. Using food as an example, we see our favorite food item, and in an instant, a vision of us enjoying the food, filled with blissful contentment pervades our awareness. The resolution or clarity of this vision is usually so complete that we become enamored or mesmerized by it, which has the tendency to push the conscious mind into a passive state. Once this occurs, the body begins to prepare itself for acting on the impulse via autonomic processes, much like what happens with the reflex response. In psychology is known as Classical Conditioning, exemplified by Pavlov's Dog experiment. And if the conscious mind doesn't intervene to override the impulse, we will find ourselves acting on it. We may reach for that food item we love automatically. And this power of impulse can even override the conscious mind.
How many times have you told yourself you don't want to eat a certain food item because you want to lose weight, yet when encountering it, you seem to lose all will power. For myself, I love tea with cinnamon and a little maple syrup. I've been trying to reduce my sugar intake, but the impulse to drink something sweet is very strong, formed over years of sugary dietary habits. If I walk into the kitchen and smell cinnamon, an automatic impulse to drink tea forms in my mind. And if I don't override it by invoking a stronger image in my mind, I'll act on it. I've even seen myself automatically walking over to the tea cabinet while daydreaming about something else. This latter anecdote underscores how impulses override conscious desires when the conscious mind is not active. For me, my impulses can be the strongest when not focused consciously, like during a day dream.
But when focusing my attention on the impulse and it's trigger, by concentrating on the mental image and the physical item that generated it, the strength of the impulse begins to dissipate. As an exercise, try this at home. Find something you have an impulse for, usually food items are good candidates, and just observe your inner state of consciousness with the item in front of you. If you love a certain food item and eat it with unconscious abandon, sit quietly with the item in front of you and observe your consciousness before eating it. Do this for as long as you can, and notice that the strength of the desire becomes less intense over time. This is one technique you can use to reprogram your subconscious triggers or impulses. For example, if you are trying to avoid something, but find yourself drawn to it impulsively, imagine yourself feeling satisfied and content without it. Fill this image with as much detail as possible, make it so complete that you actually start to feel satisfaction just from imagining it. Now once you've cultivated this mental image sufficiently enough, which is a catalyzing thought form, the task is to use it to override the mental image of the impulse. The next time you feel an impulse to do something you are trying to avoid, invoke this mental image. At first, the volume or intensity of the impulse will be so strong that concentrating on the other mental image will be difficult. But keep practicing it, and eventually, you will gain mental discipline enough to maintain the second image. I've been using this technique to address some food addictions in my life, and I've gotten to the point where I don't unconsciously desire certain foods anymore. But it's a process that requires persistence in all moments, because, in our busy lives, we'll always be tempted to go with an easy unconscious desire, instead of a consciously inspired one.
Taking all this into consideration, I think this statement is a reference to the dynamic of mental re-programming using the technique of focused attention and consciousness transmutation. As discussed above, the power of an impulse is localized in time and space. If we are not close to the trigger of our impulse, we won't feel it, and its strength over us is limited to a short window of time. As such, simply developing the ability to not act on our impulses right away is the first step to overcoming them, for impulses wane on the morrow. In this sense, the moment when we are enraptured by the vision of the impulse is like a day, and if we can just wait to act and observe until the next moment or day, we'll be empowered to move past the impulsive tendency.
And as one final note, the power to re-program the mind is arguably one of the greatest skills we can ever develop, because our sense of self, the ego, is comprised of subconscious programs. The spiritual self is seeking to transmute, transform or evolve the ego (our programs) so as to become co-creators with the universe at large. As a result, the key isn't to try to avoid programming, for that is impossible, instead seek to become your own programmer. For when we stop programming ourselves, someone else will program our minds by proxy, the Cabal being one of the best examples of individuals who want to program other people's minds, which we call mind control. But the only way this works is if our consciousness steps aside.
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"Settlings portray elements of Light." - The term settling refers to the act of reaching an agreement in relation to a controversy or disagreement; and also refers to the condition of a system of motion wherein a less energized state facilitates crystallization or organization. Both meanings are applicable if we consider that this statement is most likely referring to the effects of waning our impulses. In this case, settlings would be the after effects of a transformative event. For example, if you got into an argument with a co-worker over who will clean the breakroom, the time when the argument was occurring would be considered turbulent. And if you reached an agreement after the argument, this would be considered a settling. The flow of water through a river which accumulates material that eventually settles in a delta or tributary is also an example. Here, the settlings contain or portray elements of Light. Within Gaia Portal updates, and other symbolic systems, light represents true knowledge or wisdom. Taking all this into account, this statement seems to be referring to the reorganization that accompanies self-mastery. When we re-program the mind to better reflect the truth distilled from experience, we can think of this as a settling which portray's elements of light. For example, if we desire health, yet are laboring under an impulse for fast food, then when we finally reprogram the mind so as to not desire the food, a change within is marked as a change in our behavior. We no longer desire fast food. Therefore, anytime we change ourselves to align with truth, a process of energizing our beingness via conscious thought-form invocation occurs (reprogramming the mind by mental image entrainment, discussed above) and we become filled with light or wisdom. Gaining mental discipline is the process of regaining mastery over our own mind and the resulting suggestions or impulses generated by way of experience and conditioning.
"Fortresses are vanquished as columns dissolve." - A fortress is a building designed to protect those within it from attack, and can also be used as a location to stage attacks on an encroaching enemy. A column is a support structure used in construction to hold up the weight of the building. Within the context of this statement, there is an inference that these things are not beneficial, and are being vanquished and dissolved. The term vanquish refers to the act of defeating something completely, suggesting a confrontation of some kind, which we could call an attack. This attack is focused on the columns, which are the support structure for the fortress. The statement seems to be suggesting that the foundation for our impulsive nature, the negative ego, is being dissolved. As was mentioned above, the universe is seeking to transmute and transform our limited sense of self via the truth. When we open our minds to the truth, our beingness transforms as a result. Fortresses, in this case, could be the symbolic representation of our selfish separate selfs, the negative ego, which seeks to satisfy itself through endless addictive and impulsive tendencies. The negative ego battles against the spiritual self, both fortresses attacking each other, but the one we feed via our choices is the one that will win in the end. So take care to choose wisely, because, in the exercise of free will, we rebuild the temple of the soul.
"Spartanized mountains unveil the full view." - The term spartanize refers to the act of making something Spartan, a reference to the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta, known for pragmatism, minimalism, and military power. The thing being spartanized in this case are mountains. There is a definite theme here of items used in connection with conflict or warring, such as fortresses in the above statement. Spartans were known for many things, especially their ability to be successful in battle and conquest. But they were also known for their efficient and practical ways of doing things. If we focus on this aspect of pragmatism, which is the ability to integrate knowledge into processes that yield efficient results, then a spartanized mountain could be a symbolic reference to a highly evolved state of consciousness. Pragmatism, in general, requires an honest or open perspective on life and the lessons it offers. If we are distracted by impulses—which oppose practical choices—then unveiling the full view—or seeing the bigger picture—is almost impossible. Impulses come from the past, but pragmatism acknowledges the unknown, which marks a willingness to embrace the future. The symbol of the mountain top also is suggestive of attainment, of accomplishing a goal. All of this suggests that the statement is making reference to what happens to us when we overcome the limits of impulsiveness, which is a process of reprogramming the mind. Once this is done, we'll gain the same level of empowerment as the Spartans, developing a high elevated view.
PS - In December 2014, when Julian and I were discussing the idea of sharing these updates on the blog, he encouraged me to do more than just share the raw post. He said that we could offer our insights into what they could mean and in doing so create a venue for deep discussion and consciousness exploration. There were many times I wasn't sure if others found any value in these interpretations, but Julian and others continued to urge me on in this venture. This is just one example of the countless ways he helped me in my life path, for which I am eternally grateful. I want to dedicate these interpretations to him and his memory. I will love you always Julian, and know, that your zeal for creativity and loving service of others continues on.
Note about meanings: The meanings offered are my attempt to objectify the Gaia Portal updates, to give them a scientifically supported basis in reality. However, the subjective process of reading the update personally is incredibly valuable, and meanings generated in each respect are not mutually exclusive (in conflict with each other). I suggest reading the update, like a tool for divination as if it was written specifically for you; similar to a psychic reading. Your meanings may not match what I share, but that does not mean one is more 'correct' than another. All meanings have value, depending on the context which is applied to them, all perspectives have a place within the whole of what IS, and therefore, can be part of an exploration of one's self. Our perspective is intimately connected to all others.
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