Gate 7 - Innocence/Harmlessness

Path 9 of the Tree of Life

Intelligence - Pure

Name - Foundation

Crystal - Tourmalinated Quartz

Dictionary Meaning:- Innocence - Free from any moral wrong, not tainted with sin, pure, guiltless, free from any quality that can cause physical or moral injury, harmless. ~ Harmless - Opposite to harm, free from any quality that can cause physical or moral injury.

The next path for our consideration is path nine whose spiritual attribute is Innocence/Harmlessness. The intelligence is the Pure Intelligence and the name is Foundation.

To act in Innocence is to practice the art of Harmlessness.

The hardest thing of all is to stop causing harm through thought. Thought is not something you can see or hear and so you think you can't do any harm by just thinking something.

There are negative thoughts, jealousy, envy, resentment and other selfish or unjust thoughts.

You think you aren’t doing any harm because you don’t say or do anything harmful. However those thoughts are so powerful. They are energy and as where you may not see the damage, the damage is done. Fortunately most of the damage is done to your self.

When negative thoughts are propelled forward by enough force they can be projected into the aura of the person they are focused upon. Then it is up to that person whether they unconsciously allow themselves to be influenced by those thoughts or not. Whether they accept them or not does not prevent your negative thoughts returning to you greatly increased.

Therefore you must purify your entire being through consciously acting in Innocence/Harmlessness and thus build a strong foundation to reach your goal in evolution along the Path of Light.

All the attributes you have considered so far are some of the keys to bring about this purification.

The focus here so far has been on the negative projection of thoughts. The principles are also true for positive thoughts and so you can help someone by focussing thoughts of happiness, prosperity, health etc on them.  Regardless of whether they accept them or not such positive thoughts will return to you greatly increased so long as your original focus was unselfish.

Exercise

  • For the next week keep notes in your journal about all the times you thought harmful thoughts about others. You will probably be surprised at just how much negative energy you are sending out.  Most of it stays in your aura lowering your vibration and even causing you depression.
  • At the end of the week review your notes and use your Conscience to make rules for your being aimed at controlling the flow of negative thoughts.
  • To keep the balance it is good to do the same exercise, noting your positive thought projections.  Aim to decrease the negative projections and increase the positive ones.