Religion, Spirit and Self Empowerment

Guard your thoughts fiercely!!

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I have no neutral thoughts.

“… is a beginning step in dispelling the belief that your thoughts have no effect. Everything you see is the result of your thoughts. There is no exception to this fact. Thoughts are not big or little; powerful or weak. They are merely true or false. Those that are true create their own likeness. Those that are false make theirs.” (Lesson 16,  A Course in Miracles)

Following on these wise words, I would like to invite you all to think deeply on what this really means ‘I have no neutral thoughts’.   Everything I think about will carry an effect, constructive or destructive according to the nature of the thought and how much I feed life into it by the amount of time I spend thinking about it!

Would it therefore not be wiser to filter all of our thoughts very carefully, guard them very fiercely and dwell on the ones we know will be good for us and for others?  It takes however a very disciplined mind to  observe in a flash the nature of each thought and classify it as worth keeping, nurturing and  building on it, or throwing it away as fast as a hot coal before it affects us or others.

However much it may seem tiresome to guard our thoughts all day long, NOT doing it is a much worse option, as we will willingly, though probably for the greater part, unconsciously, invite trouble and mayhem in our lives. This is particularly important when we think of other people, be it in our personal lives, in our work place, even in the arena of politics. Our negative thoughts about others are captured by them at a very subtle, subliminal level, and they will in turn react negatively to us!  It therefore pays in many ways to think the highest and the best about all people, always! This way, we open the door for positive possibilities, for more harmonious personal and professional relationships. Untold benefits enter our lives when all we allow to flow out into our world is goodness, kindness, magnanimity, compassion.

Some of you may resent having to think good thoughts about your political leaders! But they too are affected directly by your silent criticism and recriminations at their leadership. Just remember that all negativity coming out of your mind, directed at someone, will carry a negative effect on that person, (and your president may end up make an appalling decision that you very much disapprove of) and return to you, the sender, as a natural consequence of the universal Law of Cause and Effect, and you have now to put it with this new presidential decision!

We have the ultimate power to create our own reality. If we do not like what is happening in our own lives, or in our politics, let us sanitise our thoughts first of all, guard them fiercely and allow only the best ones and most constructive ones to go forth and build a new and wonderful reality for everyone!

by Isabelle Gravenstein

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