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Thought-Substance is Powerful Energy

“When interest, sympathy, and good will meet to present pleasantly their opinions or thoughts on any special subject to each other, for an hour, there goes from that company a wave of thought-substance, which strikes other minds, and awakens or renews interest in that especial business, art, or cause, in proportion to the sensitiveness or capacity of such minds to receive thoughts. The new thought coming suddenly to you, comes because somewhere it is being talked out or agitated.

“The wave so caused acts n unseen elements precisely like that made by throwing a stone in calm water. The waves so radiate from the talk center; and they will continue to spread out in every direction. …

‘The same idea, or parts or shades of that idea, may float into a thousand minds within an hour, when once started, through a few people taking it. … Through thought-substance so sent far and wide you awaken desire or interest for the thing talked of.” ~Prentice Mulford

Wave of Thought-Substance

Mulford uses the term “thought-substance” to make it clear that thought is a substance. More accurately, it is an energy and energy does work. That is a basic law of science we all learned in grade school. Thought-substance or thought energy does work just as any other energy does. The main difference is that with most other kinds of energy, we are intentionally using that energy to do a specific task. We intentionally hit the nail with a hammer. The hammer doesn’t just jump up on its own and start hitting the nail. But with thought, most of us are unaware of the work being done by that energy.

A curious argument on the power of thought-substance exists today. While many insist that watching violent movies and television, or playing violent video games, leads to increased violence in our world, the makers of those products deny it. Yet, at the same time, meditation groups sponsor events where thousands of people meditate for peace together and the result is that crime and violence in the area drops dramatically. Unfortunately, that drop is temporary. Yet, it does demonstrate that thought energy does do work. And further, it shows that that energy can be directed to do a specific task. Continue reading “Thought-Substance is Powerful Energy”

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Life Force In Everything, Powering Everything

“The basic creative energy of life—life force—bubbles up and courses through all of existence. It can be experienced as open, free, unburdened, full of possibility, energizing. Or this very same energy can be experienced as petty, narrow, stuck, caught. Even though there are so many teachings, so many meditation, so many instructions, the basic point of it all is just to learn to be extremely honest and also wholehearted about what exists in your mind—thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, the whole thing that adds up to what we call ‘me’ or ‘I.’ … No one else can really sort out for you what to accept—what opens up your world—and what to reject—what seems to keep you going round and round in some kind of repetitive misery. …

“The message is that each of us has all that it takes to become fully enlightened. We have basic energy coursing through us. … Because we are decent, basically good people,we ourselves can sort out what to accept and what to reject.” ~Pema Chödrön

Life Force, Life Energy

Chödrön says that life force, or life energy, flows “through all of existence”. That is a powerful statement that each of us should stop and consider for a moment. If life energy flows through everything, then that that mean that on some level, everything is alive? I think it does.

Electrical energy flows through our bodies. That makes us electrical conductors, whether we like it or not. We might even say that we are more than conductors of electricity, we are generators of it. Some of the electricity that come from us didn’t come from outside, but was generated within us. When we have too much electricity in us, we may get shocked when we touch a metal doorknob. Which means that to some degree, we have affected that doorknob. We have altered it with our electrical energy. It, in turn, has affected us with that shock we received.

Negative and Positive Energy

It is correct to say that this life force is neutral energy. It is neither positive or negative. It can do good or evil. As long as it is in it’s natural state. Where things get complicated is that humans can take in some of that energy and send it back out filled with their own thoughts and ideas. That is how it can become negative or positive. A person who is full of anger, fear, and jealousy sends out energy full of those negative thoughts. That is why it may make you feel uncomfortable being around that person. On the other hand, a person full of love and joy send out positive energy which can also be felt by sensitive people. We often find ourselves attracted to those people without really knowing why. Continue reading “Life Force In Everything, Powering Everything”

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Manifestation From Thoughts and Mental Energy

“There is a manifestation of energy or force (in the from of vibrations) in every mental or emotional state. This is true not only in the case of deep thought or vivid feeling, but also in the case of general mental ‘feelings.’ and emotional states. During such manifestations there is a radiation of mental or emotional vibrations from the brain or nervous centers of the system, which flows out in all directions just as do light and wireless electricity. The principal seats of these radiations are (1) the several brains of man, viz., the cerebrum, cerebellum, and the medula oblongata, respectfully; and (2) the several great centers of nerve substance in the human system, called the plexi such as the solar plexus, etc.

“The vibrations rising from emotional excitement are sent out principally from the plexi. … Those arising from the more strictly mental states emanate from certain centers of the brain.” `William Walker Atkinson

Mental Energy

Mental energy is no longer a weird idea of mystics and spiritual people. It is completely accepted by science. Brain waves are a real thing. But is isn’t just the brain that is sending out energy waves. Our nerve centers, which Atkinson calls “plexi,” are areas where many nerves are centered. Today, the accepted plural of plexus is plexuses. The best known of these is the solar plexus, but we have several others. These all send and receive mental energy of different frequencies. These energies can be picked up by others and sometimes understood on some level. In other cases, they can affect other beings including animals, plants, and even inanimate things. It is a basic law of science that energy does work. The energy we send out from our brain and nerve centers are no different.

Radiation of Vibration

Thought waves do emanate in all directions from our brain and nerve centers constantly. Some believe this means they can control the world around them with their thoughts. What their equation is missing is that everyone else is sending out thoughts or mental energy. All of those thoughts together are controlling the world to a large degree. But the thoughts of one person do very little. Especially if it is just an ordinary person with a normal level of energy and vibrations. Continue reading “Manifestation From Thoughts and Mental Energy”

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Spiritual Depths and Heights, As Above, So Below

“The soul is. It has no beginning and no end but flows towards wholeness. … The personality does not operate independently from the soul. To the extent that a person is in touch with spiritual depths, the personality is soothed because the energy of consciousness is focused on its energy core and not on its artificial facade, which is the personality.” the personality sometimes appears as a force running rampant in the world with no attachment o the energy of its soul. This situation can be the origin of what we call an evil human being, and it can be the origin of a schizophrenic human being. It is the result of the personality being unable to find its reference point, or connection, to its mothership, which is its soul.” ~Gary Zukav

No Beginning and No End

There are two things that can be meant when Zukav says the soul has no beginning and no end. First, it means the soul exists outside of time. It was never born. It will never die. Second, it also exists outside the realm of space. So in terms of space, there is no starting point or ending position of the soul. It is everywhere, always. It concentrates, in a sense, within out physical body, but is in no way limited by it.

Spiritual Depths

When the spirit and soul is awakened, we are in touch with “spiritual depths”. They are not depths in the sense of being deep within us, although going within may help us contact the depths. They are actually higher dimensions of reality, or higher levels of consciousness. We attune ourselves to them by raising our frequencies and our level of consciousness.

It is true that our spirit and soul are soothed by contact with these higher levels of being. The personality may also be soothed if it has a well-maintained connection with the soul. Without that connection, you can have a happy soul in a neurotic personality. Continue reading “Spiritual Depths and Heights, As Above, So Below”

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