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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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Mental Rays of Truth, Love, and Transformation

“As the sun without leaving his place in the sky sends his rays upon the earth to shine upon the pure and the impure, and to illuminate even the most minute material objects with his light; likewise the spirit of man may send his mental rays into matter to obtain knowledge of all terrestrial things; but there is no need that the spirit should thereby lose its own divine self-consciousness, and be itself absorbed by the objects of its perception.

“Spiritual knowledge begins only where all sense of self ceases. Where the delusion which causes man to imagine himself to be a being separated and isolated from others ends, there he begins to realize his true nature as an all-embracing universal and divine self-conscious power.” `Franz Hartmann

Sun Rays

Yes, the sun sends its rays to Earth and the rest of the solar system. It also, believe it or not, send energy to other stars. They, in turn, share their energy with our sun. This is how stars communicate. It is also how the sun communicates with our spirits and souls.

The sun does not send its rays only to some, but to all. Even those who haven’t earned it. Yes, even those who despise it and spend their lives hiding indoors to avoid it. And the light of the sun will increase until it reaches even those who hide from it. They will either change their ways or die. The choice is theirs.

Mental Rays

But what does Hartmann mean when he says that the spirit of man must send his mental rays into matter? He means that those who are developing their spiritual side, and taking in light from the spiritual sun, must share some of that light with those who have not yet awakened.

But where do the “mental rays” come into it? It’s simple, really. Light carries information, thoughts. When we send out light to other, we don’t just send out neutral light. It is embedded with our thoughts, and sometimes emotions. So in order for that light we send out to do good, we must fill it with thoughts of peace, joy, love, harmony, and other positive thoughts and emotions. And we should try to be in a positive frame of mind when we do so. It won’t do much good to thing happy thoughts, but embed that light with emotions of fear or anger because that is how we feel at the time. It is best not to send out any mental rays when we not in a positive mood.

We can even send mental rays of light to animals, plants, and even rocks or rivers. All of the planet needs to transform, not just humans. And we are the channel on Earth for that transforming Light. It comes from God, goes through the spiritual sun to us, then we must spread it to others with out mental rays of positive change in it.

Sense of Self

Hartman says we must lose all sense of self to gain spiritual knowledge. I don’t think that is true. Just as a brick can be part of a wall or building, and still be an individual brick, we can be part of the whole universe, and still have an individual identity. Being spiritual does not mean giving up our individual identity. It does mean recognizing that we are part of the whole. As such, we have to think in terms of all other beings being a part of us. When we do, we won’t want to injure them or take advantage of them anymore than we would want to cut off our own hand.

Divine Power

We do have unrealized Divine Power and universal consciousness. At least we do if we choose to awaken it and develop it. We are all born with muscles in our body. Those muscles only grow when we exercise them. Just as muscles have to be stimulated to grow, so does our spirit and soul. To just sit on the sofa and wish for it won’t work in either case. So awaken your spiritual faculties and start sending out positive mental rays to all.

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A Proper Frame of Mind for Spiritual Growth

“So long as you are in a confident, determined, serene frame of mind, having some special aim in view based on right and justice, so long are you moving in this way the strongest silent power of your thought in attracting to you the persons you need to cooperate with. If your aim is not based on right and justice, you will still move this silent power of your mind, but it will not affect results so beneficial to you as your thought based on your highest idea of right.

“If you wish to gain through deceit and craft, you can do so. You will attract, by the same law and method, deceitful and dishonest thought in advance of its body. You will than work with the dishonest in the body. Dishonest minds herd together through a natural law.” ~Prentice Mulford

Frame of Mind

Most people don’t understand how important the right frame of mind is. What we think, what we see, what we do is all affected by it. When Columbus landed in America, most of the Native Americans could not see his ships. They could not believe such big boats could exist, so they could not see them. Only when the tribal Medicine Man told them what was there were they able to see it. It sound strange, but this happens to all of us, all the time.

Take the classic example from business and Psychology classes. Three man walk by an empty lot in the city. The land developer sees a spot where a luxury hotel could be built. The social worker sees a place for a neighborhood playground, while the gardener sees a place that could be turned into a neighborhood garden. We could go on with ten others who each see something different depending n their frame of mind.

Spiritual Frame of Mind

In order to truly develop your spiritual self, you need more than a positive mind and a can-do attitude. You need to have a spiritual frame of mind. That means that your spiritual growth must be your top priority. There are many forces in this world that wish to keep us trapped in matter. There are also forth-dimensional dark beings that want to keep us trapped on this level where they can control us. If we don’t make spiritual growth our top priority, we make it easy for them to turn us away from it. A positive and serene frame of mind is good. A spiritual one is better.

Gain Through Deceit

As Mulford notes, it is possible to gain through deceit. By cheating, lying, and basically being a con, you can get wealthy. But even in the material world, this method often causes problems. First, there is something called karma. Those who gain wealth they haven’t earned justly will end up paying for in ways they probably won’t like. They will pay through illness, loss of friends or loved ones, being conned by other cons, and so on. Such people constantly live in fear, and often make irrational decisions because of it.

Of greater concern, however, is the spiritual damage you do to yourself when you operate as a con man. First, deceitful people often reach a point where they even start deceiving themselves. They actually start believing their own lies. And when it comes to spiritual growth, you are not going to get far if you continue to believe lies. Second, even if you have a true spiritual awakening and attempt to mend your ways, it may be very difficult. People who know you as a con are not likely to listen to anything you say. And if you haven’t completely reformed, but are still deceiving some with your business dealings, you will not get any aid from angels, ascended masters, or any other light being on your path. So part of a healthy frame of mind is to always be honest. There are, sadly, many cons operating as preachers and spiritual gurus today. But if you want to experience true spiritual growth, you must be honest and forthright. So start developing that kind of frame of mind now.

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An Unclouded Mind can Learn Truth and Wisdom

“Wouldst thou with unclouded mind
View the laws by God designed
Lift thy steadfast gaze on high
to the starry canopy;
See in rightful league of love
All the constellation move.
Fiery Sol in full career,
Ne’re obstructs cold Phoebe’s sphere;
When the Bear at heaven’s height,
Wheels his coursers’ rapid flight,
Though he sees the starry train
Sinking to the western main,
He repines not, nor desires
in the flood to quench his fires. …

“But through this connected frame
Runs one universal aim;
Towards the Good do all things tend,
Many paths, but one the end.
For naught lasts, unless it turns
Backwards in its course, and yearns
To that Source to flow again
Whence its being first was ta’en.”

With Unclouded Mind

If we want to know truth, we have to have an unclouded mind. That means that we first have to rid ourselves of ll false beliefs and limitations. We can’t learn what is real when we wear blinders. We can’t see what is really happening on the stage through all the smoke and mirrors. cleansing the clouded mind is necessary. One by one, we have to empty the clouded mind of assumptions and beliefs.

God’s Law

Law exists at three levels. On the lowest level is man’s law. Above man’s law is Nature’s law. Man can try to pass laws that oppose those of Nature, but it always causes problems. At the highest level is God’s Law Any attempt to override God’s Law with man’s law is foolish. It just won’t work. On the other hand, God can and will change the laws of the universe when it suits His purpose to do so. Many spiritual groups and school advise us to look within to learn God’s law. Boethius seems to disagree with that. Continue reading “An Unclouded Mind can Learn Truth and Wisdom”