CUTA-Glossary-of-Terms

Glossary of Terms

Concepts

  • Concepts are the root causes of all disharmonies. They are the foundation of your Belief System and your patterns of behavior.
  • Concepts are the ideals, standards, values and guides that people hold to be true and live by. They are accepted by the individual because they are presented and taught by family, society, culture and traditions.
  • The concepts mold the way each person thinks and feels about them-self, other people, and the world. All actions and reactions are stimulated and governed by concepts, and a person’s self-image is a result of those concepts.
  • Concepts also influence how one may feel about relationships with the opposite sex and with their own sex. They also affect a person’s feelings toward everything else, including food choices, possessions and acquisitions.
  • What you hold to be of value, what you believe to be true, what you are willing to accept and not willing to accept are the results of concepts and the Belief System you have built from them.
  • Concepts are the ideas you maintain about yourself, a how-to-be data bank, a belief about Self that you continually seek to validate through fulfilling subconscious expectations. Once the expectation is fulfilled, you have proven the concept about yourself as true and valid. The expectation is the influencer of a pattern of behavior. It gives it life.

Patterns of Behavior

    • All patterns of behavior stem from concepts that you learned and maintain in your subconscious mind. Each pattern is created to achieve a specific conclusion, to validate a concept. (“See, it’s true what they say.”)
    • Patterns of behavior are learned behavioral responses to certain stimuli such as sensations, feelings, responses to people, places, situations of every kind, such as spiritual, emotional, physical, and social.
    • A pattern can be: of a spiritual ritual; an emotional reaction to specific stimuli; a physical habit, routine, a way of living.
    • All patterns of behavior flow in cycles. This understanding is reflected in the saying “history repeats itself.” Here is the specific Universal Teaching presenting this understanding: “That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.” Ecclesiastes 3:15. This last part talks about Karma, the Law of Action/Reaction. There is no such thing as good or bad karma. Just karma.
    • As a pattern unfolds, symbols are being generated, symbols that help you see where you are in the cyclic flow. Knowing that you can change the outcome.

Cycles

  • Cycles are an Immutable Law of God. You see them manifesting in Nature, for instance. Here is this Understanding in action: The moon circles the Earth, and the Earth circles the Sun. Closer to home are the seasons of the year, with spring, summer, fall, and winter following one another in the same sequence, their cyclic flow never changing. Their affects and appearance may change, but, never the flow. This demonstrates the Universal Teaching “every end is a beginning.”
  • As patternistic cycles unfold, symbols are being generated that help you to see where you are in the flow of patterns. Understanding patternistic cycles helps you to discover which concepts have been triggered and what adjustments to make. Through an understanding of the symbols combined with the understanding of cycles, it’s possible to change any situation, express your freedom of choice and stop your history from repeating itself.

Symbols

  • Symbols are the way your mind communicates with you. Symbols, are the language your mind uses to make the unconscious conscious. They are created by you as you go through life and have different experiences.
  • Each experience will generate a “something” that you will associate with that emotional feeling and event. Some symbols may be a feeling, a smell, a physical event and so much more. Symbols come in many forms.
  • They are messages from your Spiritual Self deep within your subconscious mind to your conscious mind. Like road signs showing the way forward, helping you avoid potholes, rough roads and sharp curves. Symbols are a constant source of guidance.
  • Jesus taught,“Know what is in thy sight, and what is hidden from thee will be revealed to thee. For there is nothing hidden which will not be manifest.” (The Gospel According to Thomas).
  • Symbols help you find, and stay on, the “narrow path” that leads to life, to the “kingdom within.” Here is the Teaching regarding going within: “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it”. (Matthew 7:14 KJV). And in Luke we find this Teaching: “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, Lo there! For, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21 KJV).
  • Learning and reading symbols will give you eyes that see; ears that hear.

Belief System

  • Your Belief System is the sum total creation of your subconscious concepts at work. It is so powerful in affecting your life that most of the ancient Teachers spoke of creating a greater personal awareness and a deeper understanding of an individuals consciousness, which is your Belief System in action.
  • This is why Jesus said, “…cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.” Luke 6:42.
  • Your Belief System influences your perception and your point of view of everything in your life. It is the basis for your belief in yourself that determines the things you think you can or cannot accomplish.
  • To understand who you are requires taking an inward journey to discover the ideas that you maintain about how you should be and should act in every situation.
  • Each situation or event that comes up in your life stimulates a reaction that is a patternistic behavioral response based on beliefs built from the concepts that you accepted as a child. These ideals, standards and guides support your Belief System and support your fulfillment of subconscious expectations. You see everything through the special colored glasses of your own Belief System

The Four Aspects of Self

The Spiritual Self

That aspect of you that is connected to the God Force, the Creative Continuum. It is through this aspect that directives, and guidance, is given. The drive of the Spiritual Self is to reunite with God. And for you to find and manifest the “kingdom within.”

  • The Spiritual Self may show complete obedience to religious dogma or follow the path of the agnostic, the atheist, or the seeker of spiritual truths.

The Emotional Self

That aspect of you, often referred to as the Ego, that manifests personality. As such, the Emotional Self creates patterns of behavior that are designed to validate the persona you maintain about yourself.

  • The Emotional Self has a different agenda than the Spiritual Self. It wants to maintain its idea of who it should be. Problems arise when a spiritual directive conflicts with your emotional directives. An example of this might revolve around expression, which can be the way you tell the world who you are and what you have to offer. Sounds simple, but for some people, it is the most difficult thing to do.
  • The Emotional Self is capable of the full range of “human” feelings and how you feel about yourself (faith in self ).
  • The Emotional Self co-creates and shapes your reality to fulfill subconscious expectations. The fulfillment of those expectations are the goal of the pattern, thus validating the concept.
  • About the Emotional Self (ego), Buddha said, “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”
  • He went on to say, “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” Another great teacher, Socrates, stated it this way: “Happiness depends upon ourselves. Let him that would move the world first move himself.” Plato said, “No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.”

The Physical/Material Self

The direct result of your thoughts; i.e., being thin, heavy, sickly, healthy, rich or poor. All of these results are in keeping with your belief system. You are currently who you think you should be based on the concepts in your subconscious.

  • The Physical Self is your picture of personal health. The Material aspect is a reflection of your lifestyle and finances. Your home, car and apparel are in keeping with your subconscious expectations of who you think you should be.

The Social/Intellectual Self

An outward manifestation of personality.

  • When in social situations this aspect of Self, and its related concepts, become the dominant you. As for intellect, it is a great tool. However, without the application of what you understand, it is useless for growing oneself.