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  • Writer's pictureVicki Murtagh

Overactive Negative Mind? Befriend your Personal Body Guard

Numerology Overview for February 2019. The energy of this month is to bring #awareness to the swinging polarity that occurs within; between the #positive and the #negative mind. This month will be one of indecisiveness and over-commitment where you will internally beat yourself up about these things.

This month is about finding your balance point within your mind.

The #negativemind is represented by the number two and is active during #February due to this being the second month of the year. The heart number for this month is three, representing the #positivemind. The overall path for 2019 is also three, so therefore this month t energy will be doubled in its intensity. The purpose or path of the #numerology for February, is the energy of the 5, the teacher number. To understand all of this with more clarity let's start with a brief overview of the functioning #mind and where thoughts stem from.

A Yogic Understanding of how the Mind Functions

Honestly, this topic alone is enough for a blog, but having a brief overview of #yogicphilosophy around the structure of the mind will really assist with navigating through this month.

The mind is a complex matrix of different levels of consciousness, that filters down into more and more personalised aspects of the individual as a way for consciousness to project, interpret, influence and interact with the world.

During the month of February we are being given an opportunity to focus on the functional minds. This level of the minds is things start to become personal. What occurs at this level is that #consciousness creates #thoughts and processes them through one of the impersonal minds to combine with the three functional minds.

What does that even mean?

Okay, these thoughts that you have, are not your thoughts. Thoughts have a big process before they even reach the place where you are thinking them.

Presenting this process in steps may assist the intellect to comprehend what is being shared.

  1. The one unmanifest consciousness; known as many things (such as #source, #creation, #God ), brings forth #vibration, sound waves, the word. This vibration is referred as the Universal Mind.

  2. These vibrations become denser and heavier through the interplay with the gunas. Gunas are different forms of matter that consciousness used to start to shape waves of thought.

  3. This interplay between vibration and the gunas brings forth the way that the message will be delivered.

  4. It may be delivered through Manas, best related to instincts and based on action and sequences of things already learnt.

  5. Another way that the #UniversalMind can deliver a thought is through Ahangkar. We all know this. It is #ego. The funny thing that this happens outside of us. This impersonal mind of ego identifies, categories, plans, thinks and attaches.

  6. There is a third way that the Universal Mind brings forth messages and that is through Buddhi. This is when you know something just is and it is cocooned in peace where it assesses through #discernment.

  7. Consciousness shapes and tailors the thoughts that are to drop into the cycle of #intellect in a way that is most effective for #manifesting that thought into a reality.

Important note. All of this happens before you actually even start acting on, contemplating or processing the thought yourself.

After this whole process the thought is now ready to drop into your scope of thinking, referred to as the cycle of intellect. This is now when it becomes about you. To assist with the processing of these thoughts we have three functional minds.

Lets look at them like a gear stick with in car.

The first gear is the Negative Mind. It requires you to be at stand still or contemplating taking off for it to be used. It goes slow and it helps you stop in time.
"Stop right there! Let me assess everything for your first."

The second gear is the Positive Mind ... well to be truthful if the positive mind was a gear it would be fifth gear or even sixth gear for those cars that have them. Top speed. The positive mind is what moves you forward, keeps you going, and its purpose is to reach the target as quick as possible. However, it won't stop at the target because by the time you reach it, the positive mind is already onto the next target....actually to be precise the next 7 targets.
"Let's be joyous and do every fun thing that comes along."
Than there is the Neutral mind. And it is very much like the, neutral gear within an manual car (apologies if you drive an automatic but you get the drift). It is the pause, the space to breathe and wait. To reflect and assess. You use neutral whilst at the lights. Whilst sitting there, you reflect where you have been; where you are going and you know the best path to take. That becomes the way forward, despite the negative mind shouting, "Oh that is a dangerous choice due to the blind corners," and the positive mind also shouting, "Oh dam, red light, just go through it and take the quickest path. Yes over the gutter and through the backyard of those house. We will be there much quicker."
Breathe and see clearly

Okay that maybe a slight exaggeration but you now have a clear picture of the functional minds. And how they work together.

The functional minds are designed to work where you start in the negative mind, for lets say a risk assessment, than allow the positive mind to fire up the engine, followed by t