How Do Thoughts Become Things?
Thoughts become things when they are given substance with feelings in the Mind.
Thoughts are the DNA of the Universe. They contain the information that gives form to our physical life experience. Without feeling or substance, we would not be able to perceive the thoughtforms in our Mind.
The feelings we use to give substance to the thoughts in our Mind come from one of two sources: fear or Love.
Thoughts that are given substance with fear based feelings such as anger, frustration or anxiety, will become things (physical life experience) that we experience as "negative" or "bad".
Thoughts given substance with Love based feelings such as gratitude, peace, happiness and well being, will become things we experience as "positive" and "good".
For example, let's take the thoughtform of "money".
All of us are giving substance, or feeling, to the thoughtform of money every day. For some, this feeling is "not enough" or "money is a source of evil". The words "not enough" or "evil" are also thoughtforms, but they are given substance in the Mind with fear by almost everyone.
When we give substance to the thoughtform of money with fear based feelings we create physical life experiences involving money that are also given substance with feelings of anger, frustration and anxiety. It doesn't matter how much money we have or don't have, it will never feel like it's enough. Or we might get rid of it because it feels evil to us.
On the other hand, when we give substance to the thoughtform of money with Love based feelings like gratitude and well being then our physical life experience with money will also be given substance with those feelings. When we spend or receive money, we feel grateful. Whatever amount of money we have, whether it's a little or a lot, we experience feelings of well being.
When we realize that our physical life experience is literally made up of thoughtforms given substance by feeling in the Mind, then the thoughts become less important. It is the feelings that literally "matter" - or give substance to our thoughts.
Years ago, I was struggling with the "The Secret" or "Law of Attraction". I wanted to choose thoughts that felt good to create the kind of life I thought I wanted.
I read lots of books, listened to audio tapes, and even ordered CD's that claimed they would implant thoughts in my subconscous Mind and manifest my desires effortlessly!
Despite all my best efforts I eventually found myself still having to work full time, struggling to build a holistic business.... and all because "I was not ready in my Mind".
Physical life experience is a 3D image created by the brain in the Mind, and it results from our perceptions. This 3D image is made up of thought (or form) and feeling (substance) and we take action based upon what we perceive.
What I have learned is this: It is not enough just to choose "good feeling thoughts" and ignore the rest. Thoughts that are given substance in the subconscious Mind with fear based feelings will continue to manifest in our lives, often in unexpected ways. It's the reason why "bad" things can happen to "good" people!
Identifying a core, or root, thought given substance with fear based feeling in the Mind (I call them False Fear Based Beliefs) and replacing that substance with Love based feeling is the only way I know of to completely deactivate a so-called negative thought. Remember, any thought that is given substance in the Mind with feeling will become a thing! We can choose whether that substance will be fear or Love.
Thoughts become things when they are given substance in the Mind with feeling.
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