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The Inner Mind

 of the Physical Body


The First Inner Mind (IM-1), is the most basic layer, with little ability for comprehension or understanding beyond those processes which maintain life.

IM-1 is the extremely well insulated, robust and is the elemental, preconscious mind; that which is common to all life, be they considered plant, animal or even elemental (more later on).

IM-1ís role is to maintain the autonomous life preserving functions of the physical body.  When the rest of the mind is disabled, IM-1 is capable of holding a body in relative stasis, maintaining life in that form known to medicine as a profoundly deep coma, which may often involve the second inner mind (IM-2), dependant of the comaís triggering event/s.

Not yet with subjective identity, IM-1 exists in an egocentric universe of itself only.

The Second Inner Mind (IM-2) is the deep sub-conscious level which preserves the genusí and speciesí inherent, base instincts, responses and behaviours.  It communicates and interfaces primarily with IM-1 in a synchronous partnership of instinct and response.  IM-2 also interfaces regularly with IM-3.  In times of exceptional stress or relaxation, IM-2 may access IM-4 directly and vice versa.

IM-2 is a robust and well insulated (like IM-1) preconscious mind which is both common to all in the near evolutionary path and specific to the species as a whole.  IM-2 is like the child who can not be deemed selfish, for to it no other but self exists.

IM-2ís role is to bring forward instinctive reactions for survival and a physical empathy for those of the same species.  The strength of influence of IM-2 is far greater in those considered lower species than man, but in times of stress, disablement of higher levels of the inner mind etc., IM-2 will influence greatly the actions of the responsive inner minds.

Deep situational & instinctive fears, physical reactions to triggers of deep species survival instincts and the like are the domain of IM-2.  Far more accessible to the conscious levels of the inner mind, IM-2 is called upon often as the lower sub-conscious.

Should IM-2 become dominant through accident, dysfunction or disease, situational triggers may manifest socially inappropriate responses, often in the realm of the fight or flight options.

The Third Inner Mind (IM-3) is the last level before the conscious mind and is the realm of species specific, higher level behaviours, social instincts and deep inherited familial and racial memories.  This is the level typically referred to as the sub-conscious in psychology.

IM-3ís role is to ensure the social and environmental survival of the physical being as well as observational learning regarding other species upon which survival may depend.

IM-3 is a less insulated and robust (than the lower levels) and of far greater complexity and function.  IM-3 is the upper sub-conscious mind which is capable of significant levels of information processing and learning when compared with the essentially static natures of IM-1 & -2.  Not yet encumbered by conscious limitation, IM-3 is capable of exceptional processing and extrapolation as required by social and personal survival imperatives.

IM-3 is one with which the conscious mind (IM-4 especially) can commune regularly, but resists direct continuous communion for fear of becoming entangled in the underlying basal workings of the deeper levels.  IM-3 is used by the conscious mind to set new belief / behaviour patterns and modify pre-existing ones. 

IM-3 also interacts with the first outer mind (OM-1), essentially bypassing the conscious levels of mind and function.  Significant dreams and inspirational flashes can often occur in IM-3 when the upper levels of the inner mind are at rest enabling IM-3 to communicate with OM-1.

Should IM-3 become dominant, inappropriate behavioural states, delusional states of mind, detachment of personality and lack of strong singular identity may result, especially when considering that IM-3 is not capable of understanding the role of external personalities in existence beyond a basic, objective interactivity Ė more based in survival than true empathy.  Sociopathic and psychopathic manifestations may result.

The Fourth Inner Mind (IM-4) is the level of the lower conscious mind and is the realm concerned with identity of self and surroundings, learning and processing societal rules and non-instinctual behaviours, often overcoming the instinctive self-oriented impulses generated in the underlying levels in favour of societal rules and norms.

IM-4 is the most robust of the conscious levels of the mind and is the first layer of the mind aware of the existence of others as interactive and sentient entities.

IM-4ís role is to learn about and interact with others, learn and execute physical actions and observational learning of other species and people at a conscious level.

IM-4 is the level of learnt, often automatic responses and non-complex language.

IM-4 is capable of learning and understanding rote behaviours and responses, and represents the lower side of the conscious mind.

Should IM-4 become the dominant IM level, a functional and social human being will occur, although little in the way of 'deep' thoughts and investigations of existential dilemmas would be likely.  Also the natural warrior's level, able to learn, act, adapt and overcome but not requiring of deep philosophical reasoning to act or react.

The Fifth Inner Mind (IM-5) is the level of the higher conscious mind, with ability to mould and change itself, allowing malleability or fixation in any chosen measure.  IM-5ís role is higher level skills acquisition and execution, complex communication and, to some extent, innovation.  IM-5 is the first level where the concept of justice and law exist simultaneously to the action-consequence reality of IM-4 and the essentially stimulus-response of the subconscious levels.

It is the fifth layer of the inner mind in which the beginning of questioning of existence occurs, the self exploration of what makes the owner of the mind unique.  It is IM-5 which assimilates, assesses and plans beyond its own scope of current experience, but within the framework of its experience and that observed of others.

IM-5 is the layer which seeks interaction and exchange of abstract concepts with other minds, developing new understandings through communication rather than observation and stimulus-response experiences alone.  IM-5 that can sub-intentionally and sometimes intentionally learn to communicate directly with OM-1 & sometimes OM-2 and the multiple layers of the sub-conscious and meta-conscious inner mind.

The Sixth Inner Mind (IM-6) is the lower meta-conscious mind. As the third inner mind communicates with those levels below, the sixth layer communicates with those below and sometimes accesses the IM-7 above.  Interestingly, in most human experience, we seldom to very rarely access or use the meta-conscious levels of IM-6 and IM-7. Those who innovate and create are often very adept at accessing and actively using their IM-6; accessing the functions of IM-6 in a more abstract way and making use of IM-6ís bias to problem solving processes in scenario based challenges.

In states of extreme, be they extremes joyfully, fraught or deliberately sought, the IM-5 & IM-6 can blend and become operationally as one, recognised as moments of strong intuition, of premonition and meta-understanding. 

IM-6ís role is innovation, inspiration and truly innovative thought processes as well as being the channel of low level clairvoyance and similar abilities.

Through training, suitable adepts may be gain access to the energetic pre-existence state via IM-6, which will also typically lead to development of IM-7ís ability to communicate directly with the Outer Mind.

The Seventh Inner Mind (IM-7) is the higher layer of the meta-conscious, in which resides all experience, memory and sentience ever experienced by the individual but stored in the physical capacity of the brain and body.  IM-7ís role is essentially a more refined and magnified version of IM-6. with a bias toward abstract and plenty-string arguments and intellectual developments.  Deep philosophical cogitation, innovation in abstracts like cosmology etc. rather than problem solving situations described in the previous section typically use the IM-7

In rare moments, IM-5 and IM-6 may, individually or combined, gather information directly from the seventh inner mind, recognised as moments of deep inspiration. IM-7 is also boundary level for the outer multiple minds of life, which are also set in similar structure to the individual mind.  This is the level where linear corporeal meets non-linear spirit.

IM-7 is also capable of accessing all of the lower levels of the inner mind and interfacing with any or all of them as required, but generally only in quiescent periods of time.

An adept, with suitable training may learn to access and utilise this seventh layer of the inner mind, allowing access to the outer mind without the physical transformation usually necessary to participate actively with the outer minds at a conscious level [death].  It is IM-7 that essentially 'filters' the experiences of the outer mind, making them something that the linear human being can cope with.

Some adepts can learn to access the first, second and third outer minds via IM-7, leading to superior clairvoyance, healing abilities and remote viewing and other traditionally ďpsychicĒ gifts.

Discussion: Some psychotropic or stress induced experiences can result in a personís mind Ďshorting outí, with inappropriate manifestation of control to these higher levels of consciousness.  The meta-conscious mind is totally unsuited to operating a human being in a society,.. these are roles of the fourth and fifth inner minds.

In cases of certain savants gaining access to these upper realms without the filters of the conscious mid IMís, these abilities may manifest as spectacular but completely unordered visions, often labelled as dementia and lunacy.

In relatively rare cases, typically through unwise journeying (most often through psychedelic drug use), the inner mind loses the distinction between linear and non-linear realities.  It is part of why any journey outside of the Middle Kingdom should only ever be conducted with a living guide who knows those realms and can guide and protect your mind, someone who you trust totally. 

Losing yourself to both linear and non-linear states can only result in the shattering of a mind, a very real destruction of that which is a person.  This shattering has only been survived once within my extended circle of knowledge.  When the mind is shattered, it is only time before a body follows and life departs.  We will discuss this in detail later on.





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