I am keeping on thinking about thinking and what ‘thought’ is.
I think most of us think that thought is that bunch of unregulated ideas we stream in our mind.
But, think about it for a moment. Thought is really the power, or faculty or human attribute that makes us able to pick from that stream.
Here is a beautiful definition of thought, that I found, by Charles Fillmore : Thought is the process in mind by which substance is acted on by enegy, directed by intelligence.
From that we understand that, first of all, thought is a process. It is the minds ability to process thoughts that stream in our mind. Thought is the ability to give direction to thoughts. Thought is a faculty of the mind that is rooted in intelligence.
Intelligence is the ability to perceive, know and handle thoughts or ideas.
The next question is; what is mind?
Again, Fillmore writes: “…by mind we mean God — the Universal Principle of causation, which includes all principles…
There is nothing but Mind and Thought — Principle and its mode of expression.”
In very simple terms all he is saying is that mind which is like the intelligent artist, uses the process of thought to create the masterpiece he or she invisions. The Principle is the Cause and the mode of expression is the process called thought.
The point of all of this is simply to help us “notice” who we are as humans made in the image of God.
- We are intelligence
- We are Mind
- We are able to use intelligence
- We are One with Universal Mind with Principle
- We therefore can use thought
- We express through thought
- We are capable of self reflection
- We are able to direct thought
- We are able (like God) to create
How important is it for us to realize how thought creates.
As the old Scripture says: out of the abundance of the heart (mind) the mouth speaks…( expressses, creates).
The question to ask ourselves is; do I realize what is in my heart/mind? Do I realize my creative genius?
Do I realize that every thought, good or bad lauches a tendency to express itself, to create itself in my world?
If I do I need to pay attention to what I’m thinking about because it has massive repercussions on the outcome of my life.
There is no judgment in this. It jus is the way it is.
We are not to be afraid of this but simply face the fact and come, by the help of Spirit to be in charge of our mind or or intelligence and learn to use the process of thought to co-create our reality.
With all of that said if you are interested in following more lines of thought on thought and the wonderful aspects or attibutes it has, just put your personal email in the box to the right of this post and get the 12 part series that I created, mostly to help my self get a deeper grasp of the amazing truth that I have the power to direct my thought by learning to be aware of and to use the faculties that the mind uses to process thinking.
Well, I tried to make this simple but it seems complex when I review it. I guess I’ll just have to keep on working at simplification. If you followed me this far. Awesome.
I’m not sure how many dare to think this way but if this topic is of interest to you, just let me know.
Peace and blessings