The Projective Mind
An analogy using illness. From Nirvair Singh Khalsa, who learnt directly from Yogi Bhajan and wrote “The ten light bodies of consciousness’ ~ which is the course of kriyas we are going through at this time.So I quote from this text plus added my own bits in between:
Another facet of a Third Body weakness is the feeling of complete hopelessness. I can illustrate this by talking about illness. From a yogi’s point of view, there are two kinds of illnesses — conscious intentional illness and unconscious intentional illness. I other words, when you get sick, you do it for a reason even though you may not be aware of it. That goes for minor illness and major illnesses. This is interesting. A big new theme these days is the psychology of self-responsibility. This is fine to a certain extent, but not if its held like a sword to make you feel bad if you don’t take responsibility; or if you don’t want to accept responsibility, it’s a shameful thing. It’s too bad this happens, because in its essence the philosophy is sound. Your higher Self is arranging all this stuff so you can work certain things out over time, and it will work out for the best.
That’s what the Third Body is all about; it gives you hope so that healing can occur.
Your body is your best friend.
Not only does it allow you to get where you’re going, allow you to do what you want, but it helps you work out many physical, mental and emotional issues (you can see the signs and symptoms and feel them in your physical body). It allows you to work through things so you can solve your problems and meet your challenges and fulfil your duties, responsibilities and karmas.
So people contract minor and major illnesses (‘contract’ – like a written or spoken contract that has its purpose) ~ it is a contract with your own self to work out what you came to learn.
The invitation/aim is to triumph or evolve as some say, to not keep in the same cycle, but to expand and reach greater ways of being .. no matter how unpleasant the process, this is the invitation. The more we resist and repeat old habits that no longer serve us, the greater the suffering.
You can learn to create a hopeful and positive situation out of all of it, you basically become a positive projection, you can confront your issues, or habits easily, you attract support and you move into a higher space of awareness and self-empowerment. This happens when your Third Body (Projective Mind) is in its full healthy capacity.
It is not necessary to contract illness to strengthen the Third Body. You can eliminate your negativity (i.e your unwillingness to forge ahead) through meditating, kundalini yoga and through exercises which work on a certain part of your mind to release negativity. Most of all, you can actively and consciously develop your sense of humour. You can look at ourself with honesty and clarity.