There is no greater power in the universe than thought. Our ability to think is infinite and inexhaustible. Thought travels incredibly quickly – much faster than the speed of sound – and is not limited by time or distance. Think of someone you know who lives on the other side of the world. How long did it take you to bring them to mind? Think of something you did last week, ten years ago. Think ahead to something you anticipate doing in the future. The process is virtually instantaneous.
Our thoughts are no less connected to something that can be seen and felt in the material realm than a shadow with the object it replicates. In the same way that a shadow points us to the physical reality, physical reality indicates the nature of thought.
Once it is understood that every thought is a vibrational, spiritual form in its own right, evolving, developing, molding and shaping itself continually, then much becomes clear. A thought will radiate outwards, often outliving the body in which it was initiated, yet it always remains attached to its point of origin, and will sooner or later come spiraling back. Thus, the value of mindfulness becomes apparent. Every thought-creation will one day return to us.
If you want to know the quality of your thoughts then take a look around you. Without exception, your personal environment and your relationships will provide you with clear feedback, acting as a mirror for your former thinking.
Thought, of which we are both senders and receivers, has electromagnetic properties and thrives upon association. Both consciously and unconsciously, we collect data to support our beliefs. We readily accept ideas that fit in with our particular beliefs, and reject, or repel, others. Like thoughts inevitably attract other like thoughts. Each thought will inexorably draw others of a similar vibration towards them, or will seek to join others of a similar nature. How often have you had a thought about a person or a situation that began life as an irritating niggle, but within no time built it into something far greater in your mind? The ego loves to stew upon such thoughts for weeks, months or years on end if left unchecked. Perhaps somebody did or said something that caused offence, which in and of itself wasn’t a big deal. “They did that last time,” the ego might whisper, or, “They always do that,” “They’ll probably do it again in the future,” “They did other things that hurt,” “Come to think of it, that woman last week did something similar,” “People are always doing hurtful things,” “I always end up getting hurt,” “Poor me, poor me,” “I wouldn’t treat someone like that,” “I’m much better than them.” In a matter of moments the irritation, whisked into a downward spiral of self-pitying thought, has escalated to resentment or anger. That grain of sand in your shoe is now a lump of gravel. How often do we get out of bed on the wrong side only to watch our day go downhill from there? We only have to step barefoot into cat-sick first thing in the morning or have somebody bump into our car on the drive to work to see how quickly our day disintegrates when we’re not tending carefully to the quality of our thoughts.
Of course, this works the other way too. We all know a relentlessly sunny Pollyanna, whose life always seems to be working out perfectly with consummate ease. How lucky they seem. How blessed their lives are. There is no chance at play here, nothing random. Like electricity, the creative Universe is neutral. It doesn’t judge or discriminate. No one is ever told, “You’re not good enough to iron that shirt,” as they push the plug into a socket. “You’re not worthy of watching TV tonight” or “You haven’t studied enough to boil a kettle.” It doesn’t distinguish between ‘good thoughts’ and ‘bad thoughts’. It simply responds to the thoughts and emotions that we feed it. Pollyanna just happens to keep feeding it more ‘happy’.
Focused attention is a key principle in all energy work. Where attention goes, energy flows. We will always get more of whatever we focus upon. Just as Facebook algorithms are designed to give us a better experience by showing us more posts of the type that we recently liked and commented on, or from the friends we last interacted with, so the Universe will generously provide us with more of whatever we engage with. Facebook doesn’t know that we would prefer to see posts from certain friends. If we haven’t connected with them recently, then they won’t appear in our newsfeed until we start doing so.
Each thought has a frequency and translates as an inner sound or vibration, but thoughts will also strive to materialize. A thought has structure, just as an atom, a molecule, or a table leg does. One thought attracts another, which attracts another, and another, together gaining in strength, until eventually they manifest in our physical reality with some solidity. The type of thought can easily be felt in the body. Some thoughts feel light; others feel heavy and weigh us down. Just as a stone will sink to the bottom of a bowl of water and a cork will bob to the top, so the soul becomes lighter or heavier through the nature of repeated patterns of thinking. The rules of density and gravity apply as equally in the nonmaterial world as they do in the world we see around us.
If we don’t like what we are seeing around us then we simply have to change our thoughts. We can always change our thoughts, and thus it is always possible to create a different situation from every now moment. Indeed, if we keep on thinking the same thoughts about a situation it is highly unlikely that it will change without assistance from some outside force.
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