monsnoleedra wrote:I find using ones internal landscape to be quite the project at times. It's especially influencing / destructive when one is dealing with shadow / traumatic issues. We do have guides and / or assisting spirits within but IMHO many times they are both primordial and animalistic in nature. But I do attribute that to the fact many times in my experience we're dealing with base emotions when doing so. The more base the emotion / situation the more animalistic the guide / presence that aides us is.
The idea of working between the mind and heart makes me think of chakra's and kundalini (rising or descending). Perhaps its just me but I find colors play a significant presence when I am doing such workings / contemplation's. Admit that that idea ties back into the climbing the internal tree via color association.
I wholeheartedly agree, and yet the internal landscape is a part of what we interface with whether or not we acknowledge or understand that this is happening. Our emotions and perspectives seem to influence and guide the manifestation of Spirit, and I would concur that the more base the emotion and situation, the more animalistic the guide.
This tracks with my own experiences almost separate from path or practice. Whether I use Jewish mysticism, pre-Buddhist animism, Buddhist meditational practices, or Abrahamic theism tied to conjuration, the resulting intensity of emotion holds. It doesn't seem to matter if we're dealing with angels, demons, or the spirits in-between either, which I find to be fascinating.
I would further concur that the colors and contemplations do seem to matter, too. As a portion of my personal practice, I meditate and send specific color waves & frequencies of energy and emotion in connection to them, and I find that it makes a substantial difference to the way that these energies are received by others. This seems to occur with or without foreknowledge of what I'm doing and how I'm doing it.