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Thoughts Change What We See, Not What is Real

“I do not in any way alter a thing by thinking about it. I can well imagine that a being with quite differently constructed sense organs and with a differently functioning intelligence, would have a very different mental picture of a horse from mine, but I cannot imagine that my own thinking becomes something different through the fact that I observe it. … Here we are not talking of how my thinking looks to an intelligence other than mine, but of how it looks to me. In any case the picture of my thinking which another intelligence might have cannot be a truer one than my own. Only if I were not myself the being doing the thinking, but if the thinking were to confront me as the activity of a being quite foreign to me, might I then say that although my own picture of the thinking may arise in a particular way, what the thinking of that being may be like in itself, I am quite unable to know.” ~Rudolf Steiner

We See What We Think

I think that most people today accept that our thoughts affect what we see. When Christopher Columbus landed in the new land, most of the native American could not see his ships anchored offshore. Hey could see the small landing boats, but not the ships they came from. Their mind could not conceive of such large boats, so they didn’t see them. Something similar is happening when members of certain Christian churches see Jesus in every rust spot or water stain that vaguely resembles a human face.

While the thoughts of those people limited or altered what they saw, those thoughts did not actually change the thing itself. At least that is what Steiner is saying. This seems to defy modern Quantum Physics.

It is claimed in Quantum Physics that the observer changes the thing observed. But what happens if the thing is observed simultaneously by two very different beings. Will they both see the same thing, which has been altered by their observations? Probably not. They each see something different controlled by their own physiology, beliefs and thoughts. That doesn’t mean there are two of the thing. It means that the observed view of it is unreliable. In neither case does it truly reflect what the object is. Continue reading “Thoughts Change What We See, Not What is Real”

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Changes in Thought Bring Changes in Life

“The changes that are before us are as great as the changes in thought and life described in the novel by H. G. Wells, entitled ‘In the Days of the Comet’. In fact, Mr. Wells has indicated in that story some of the very changes that the advanced souls of the race have informed their students are before the race—the prophetic insights of the writer names seems marvelous, until one realizes that even the writer is being used as a part of the mental machinery of the Change itself. … It [the Change] will come from the unfolding of the race mind, the process being now under way. … The old things are beginning to totter and fall, and idea rendered sacred by years of observance are being brushed aside with a startling display of irreverence. Under the surface of our civilization we may hear the straining and groaning of the ideas and principles that are striving to force their way out on the plain of manifestation.” ~William Walker Atkinson

Changes in Thought and Life

Changes in thought and life are definitely upon us. Climate change, political change, changes in science and medicine, and more. In fact, change is happening so rapidly that many are having trouble coping with it. Many foolishly try to fight it rather than grow with it. But while we may be able to slow down, or even stop, some of the changes on the physical level, there is another level. Even more change is happening on the spiritual level that most of us know little about. In fact, all changes of any significance on the physical level can be traced to changes on the spiritual level. It mush happen spiritually before it can happen physically.

Mr. Atkinson was known as a spiritual guru, yet he oddly talks about the changes as being strictly mental. He is wrong about that. While there certainly will be mental changes, the most significant changes will happen on the spiritual level. In short, there will be many thousands, perhaps even millions of us, who will experience a true awakening of the spirit and soul. That will give us great wisdom, truth, and power over the realm of lies and darkness.

Muses and Artists

I haven’t read “In the Days of the Comet,” but I will now that I have read this. Mr. Atkinson seems to be saying that H. G Wells was not a prophet, but just an artist helped and inspired by a muse. A must who was an angel or other type of spiritual being. That may be, but it is also possible that Wells was a student of some mystery school and really did know what he was writing about.

Muses, however, are not unusual. I can agree with Atkinson on that. Many writers, musicians, and artists of all sort have been secretly inspired by them. Many bits of great truth and wisdom can be found in songs, paintings, books and plays. In most cases, the artist is unaware of their significance. Nonetheless, they can help awaken those who are ready. Or at least put them on the path to an awakening. Continue reading “Changes in Thought Bring Changes in Life”

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Law of Attraction and its Pitfalls and Solutions

“There has been much written of recent years in the Western world regarding the effect of the mental attitude upon success and attainment upon the material plane. While much of this is nothing but the wildest imagining, still there remains a very firm substratum of truth underlying it all.

“It is undoubtedly true that one’s prevailing mental attitude is constantly manifesting and objectifying itself in this life. … In the first place, the mind when directed toward certain set of objects becomes very alert to discover things concerning those objects—to seize upon things, opportunities, persons, ideas, and facts tending to promote the object thought of. … The few who have attained extraordinarily high degrees of [spiritual] development, make use of this power in order to help the race.” ~William Walker Akinson

Law of Attraction

Nearly every day I see memes and comments on Facebook promoting in some way the Law of Attraction. These are usually posted in supposedly spiritual groups, yet most are promoting material success, material wealth, or other things that are considered desirable on the material level.

While there is nothing wrong with a reasonable amount of material success, there are dangers in trying to get too much of it. First off, there are other “laws” on this plane besides the so-called Law of Attraction. One of them is that if you get things you haven’t earned, you will be required to pay for them at a later time. You don’t get to choose how you pay for them. The powers of darkness who run the realm of matter will make that decision.

Too Many Cooks

Curiously, nearly all the people promoting this Law of Attraction have had little, if any, success with it themselves. They seem to believe that if they promote it to others, it will also start working for them. Gurus of this “Law” will inevitably insist that if it isn’t working for you, you are not doing it right. Either you are not concentrating enough energy into what you want, or you are not sticking to one goal until you get it.

While there is some truth to that, it leaves out one very important factor: you are not working in a vacuum. If you live in a world all by yourself, then probably every though of yours would quickly become reality. Unfortunately for you, you don’t. You live in a world with billions of people. Those people are all thinking many different things. Like the old saying about too many cooks spoiling the stew, too many people thinking conflicting and undisciplined thoughts spoils the world. The thing is, while to some degree each of us is living in his own world, we are mostly living in a shared world. And everyone living in that shared world is controlling it with their thoughts. That makes it nearly impossible for the thoughts of one person to manifest. Continue reading “Law of Attraction and its Pitfalls and Solutions”

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Thought Power and Making it Work for You

“If a man thinks murder, he actually puts out an element of murder in the air. He sends from him a plan of murder as real as if drawn on paper; its thought is absorbed by others; so is this element and unseen plan of murder absorbed by other minds; it inclines them toward violence if not murder. If a person is ever thinking of sickness, he sends from him the element of sickness; if he thinks of health, strength, and cheerfulness he sends from him constructions of thought affecting others to health and strength as well as himself. … When thought is sent out to anything, you send out your force. When it is centered in a single thing, and so drawn in and kept from straying every moment, you are drawing in force.” ~Prentice Mulford

Thought Power

Thoughts are real things. They give off an energy that can be measured. And energy, as you learned in grade school science class, does work. The energy sent out by a radio station transmission puts music in our radio. The microwaves transmitted by our cell phones send energy to a cell phone antenna and into the phone network. No energy just floats around doing nothing. All energy does work. Thought energy perhaps most of all since the whole universe is nothing but light controlled by thought.

Thinking is Doing

Jesus said that sinning in your thoughts was just as bad as sinning in deeds. Why? Because He understood that thought is the creative force of the universe. In various ways, our thoughts create the world around us. The good news, however, is that it doesn’t always work.

For decades we’ve heard of positive thinking, affirmations, visualization, and so on. All of these programs and concepts are aimed at helping us think our way to a better life. But most who try them don’t see the desired results. It usually isn’t because you are doing it wrong. It’s because of so many other thoughts conflicting with yours.

Thought Power Competition

If you are trying to build a house while someone else is trying to tear it down, neither of you will make much progress. The conflicting goals prevent it. The same is true of thought power. If you were alone on Earth, nearly all of your thoughts would come true. And it would happen almost instantly. But you are not alone.

There are billions of people on Earth. They have conflicting goals, thoughts, and interests. If a thousand of them have the goal of being the richest man in the world, what happens? It can’t come true for all of them, no matter how hard they try. So this is an unreasonable and irrational goal because it’s nature means there will be conflicting thoughts about it. Like a sound dampening device that blocks sounds by generating the opposite waves, those opposing goals cancel out each other.

If you change your goal to simply be rich, you will still be competing with many others who want the same, but it’s not the same type of competing. Many can be rich while only one can be the richest. Yet that goal still may not happen. There are many people who think that being rich means you are taking more than you need or have truly earned. They oppose such behavior and their thoughts conflict with yours. They have a dampening effect that makes your task of becoming rich a lot harder.

Those are a few simple examples. In reality, we have conflicting thoughts with nearly everyone else at certain times. They may be only a few degrees off from what we want, or diametrically opposed. It all adds up to a chaos of creation. Continue reading “Thought Power and Making it Work for You”

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