- I think therefore I am…
- Where do our thoughts come from? The instant response for most people is our mind. Have you ever spent time with people whose beliefs and values you appreciate? Have you ever reflected that sometime later you may be thinking like them?
And have you ever had the experience where a thought has just “popped into” your head? Whose thought is that?
If you watch some of the more honest people in the media they will admit to trying to control people’s thoughts. When you see an advert for something you like you might subconsciously decide to have that product. You may be completely unaware of this decision even after you have bought it!
The dominant values of people in real power on this planet are greed and control. We know about greed, but wouldn’t it be perfect from their point of view to control your thoughts? Of course such questions of thought control and manipulation are instantly dismissed by those who do it. But were you to research the subject you would realise watching enough mainstream media will have the desired effect. Have you ever shaken your head in
disbelief when certain decisions made by politicians and “accepted” by the population are announced through the “news” channels?
We live in a world of light and dark, left and right, up and down. When we are fearful we can be controlled and manipulated with ease. Do you need any help in recognising what is done to all of us to make us fearful? If you do switch on the television and read a newspaper.
Certain events in life make us even more disposed to fearful thoughts. The influence of alcohol and drugs can open us up to all the negativity that surrounds us. If we suffer grief and loss, which to some can be very traumatic, it taps into the lifetime of conditioning we have so conveniently buried in our subconscious.
I would go so far as to say just about every aspect of this world is insane. Remember John Lennon?
“Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it”.
One of the biggest fears we have is fear of our own mortality. To me, someone who has spent many decades being an atheist, the idea that this world, this life is all there is, were I to believe it would render me insane! The next idea we have been sold is that if we live a good life we go to heaven or if we are “evil” enough we go to hell. Contemplating eternity in one place whether it’s floating on a cloud or breathing in sulphur fumes is another desperate concept.
We then have reincarnation. We die, go to somewhere like heaven, come to terms with what happened to us and then start planning our next visit back to the “earth plane”. We have a life review and start to feel guilty about all the people we upset the last time around. So we come back, have our memories wiped, and go through the whole thing yet again. The lessons we learn are valuable not only to us but to the creator God who gave us the gift of life.
The last paragraph is the one that appeals to me most. All I would add is that we do not have to come back to earth we can go to other spiritual realms. However this is a massive subject which cannot be done justice to here.
If you buy into the idea of reincarnation (even some Christians who are burdened with the heaven/hell model are sympathetic) then how can loved ones not communicate to us from “spirit.”
- In conclusion.
We go through life, especially our first few years, with minds like blotting paper absorbing just about everything that happens to us. We bring with us memories from our ancestors and past lives, because the “wiping” isn’t complete. We live in a world which is designed to make us conform, consume and for most people work at jobs we hate. The media makes us fearful. That’s the bad news. But if you think about it, it’s also the good news!
We can let go of our programming, and memories that no longer serve us. We can stop buying into what the mainstream tells us, let go or being fearful and start to live our own lives, lives that we want rather than lives we are coerced into having. We can wake up to the reality that there is infinitely more than “this” and start to use our “sixth sense” and our relationship to other worlds and dimensions to help draw this world out of the abyss.
We can enjoy life, see the beauty of it all and realise most of the suffering we experience is because of our thoughts. So knowing that we can change our thoughts, that much of our thinking is not ours, can free us from a self-imposed nightmare.
Jack Stewart, December 8th 2017.