The Three Principles

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What are The Three Principles of The Human Experience?

The work that I do is based on an understanding known as The Three Principles of The Human Experience or The Three Principles of Universal Mind, Consciousness and Thought.

These Principles are the foundation of all human experience. They are fundamental truths that determine the reality of every single human being on the planet, without exception. Regardless of gender, age, education, religion, wealth or social circumstance, our reality is created exactly the same way. This reality defines our experience of the world.

The late Sydney Banks first introduced these Principles to the world in the 1970s, as a way of understanding the human experience. An ordinary man, working as a welder at the time and who went on to become a well-known philosopher and author, Sydney had what he described as an experience of profound spiritual enlightenment. An insight into our true nature as human beings and the process of how we experience life, it revealed a deeper truth about how life works and who and what we are.

You can check out Sydney Bank’s work here.

The Principle of Mind

The Principle of Mind is the intelligence and energy behind all life. It is the source of our thinking, the source of creation, the source of energy of every single living thing. The Principle of Mind is the very essence of creation. It’s where our thought and consciousness, our very existence, come from.

It goes beyond religion, beyond science, beyond anything we can imagine. It powers everything, our constant mind, our beating heart, the moon, the sun and everything in between. It is the innate intelligence in the exquisite design of our world, and us in it, and it is the greatest and yet most underused and undervalued asset we have.

Universal Mind is ever present, ever constant and unchangeable. It ensures that life continues, that winter follows autumn and night follows day. Whereas our personal mind, as we all know, is constantly changing and busy. It’s as we manage to slow down the busy chatter of our personal mind through the understanding of The Three Principles that moments of seemingly divine inspiration or intuition occur. This connection to a deeper wisdom comes from the Universal Mind. This is how true transformational change takes place, through realisation, through insight.

The Principle of Consciousness

The Principle of Consciousness is our awareness of life. It is our innate capacity to experience life as a conscious being. Consciousness works hand in hand with thought, in fact it’s what brings our thinking to life. Without the gift of consciousness, we wouldn’t be able to make sense of our thinking. It interprets the kind of experience we’re having, whether it’s good or bad, helpful or unhelpful. It helps us make sense of it all. Without consciousness, it would simply be a stream of unintelligible thought passing unnoticed through our minds.

At any given time, our levels of consciousness can be high or low. When we have a low level of consciousness, we find it difficult to change perspective or to think differently. We struggle to see a way forward. When we have a higher level of consciousness, we have a higher level of awareness, of insight and understanding.

The Principle of Thought

The Principle of Thought is about how we create our individual experience of reality. Thought is the ultimate creative power. It enables us to experience our own humanness, to take the pure creative energy of Universal Mind and transform it into ideas and images and feelings.

Every single feeling we experience comes via a thought we have had. We think something, which in turn makes us feel something. Thought always comes first, no exception. Which means that our experience of life always comes from within, from our own minds.

We have learned to live in what we think is a world of external experiences. Something happens out there in the world and we believe we feel something in response. The direction of the process is key however. Even though it looks like the cause of our feelings are these external circumstances, this outside thing that’s happening to us, the true cause of our feelings in any given moment is actually our thinking. It comes from inside. Not outside.

This is a huge paradigm shift in thought and the way we think we experience life.

Think of the mind as a projector, rather than a camera. Our consciousness is the screen and our thoughts are the film. The mind projects our thoughts onto the screen of our consciousness and we watch this film play out, enthralled as if it were reality. Which it is, it’s our own personal reality. All courtesy of our own personal thinking.

And because our personal mind is ever changing, new thoughts are always passing through. One thought follows another, which follows another, which follows another. As predictable as the sun rising and setting each day, our thoughts keep coming, day and night. And each new thought brings a new reality. We all know the best results or solutions to a problem always come as a result of new thinking. The expression ‘sleep on it’ is all about allowing time and space for new thinking to arrive.

The very nature of our thoughts, and therefore our feelings, is transient. When Sydney Banks realised all his insecurity and unhappiness was just a temporary thought creation, he said it “felt like a bomb went off in his head” and a lifetime of insecurity lifted from his shoulders. He knew that every single one of us had the capacity to wake up to the creative power of thought.

Gentle, effortless and infinitely powerful

So many people resist seeking help because they are afraid of discovering something about themselves they don’t like. But one of the many beautiful by-products of The Three Principles understanding is that something quite opposite happens. Instead of finding something they don’t like, people tend to fall in love with themselves again. They actually like themselves again. They let themselves off the hook. And they do so easily and effortlessly, in spite of their own fears and resistance.

It can take time to fully grasp this understanding. It goes against the grain of everything we’ve been taught to think about personal development, positive thinking, mental health, and wellbeing. But we are so much more than our personal thinking, and once you see and fully grasp the gentle, effortless power of The Three Principles of The Human Experience, you will never look back. I promise you. It is that powerful.

If you would like to know more, book a time to chat with me or go to my Work With Me page for more information on how I can help.

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