Philosopher, poet and theologian, Soren Kierkegaard, wrote: “Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.” It is important for us to notice our dominant thoughts; to notice those thoughts we are focused on most of the time, and how those thoughts are causing us to feel, because life is to us what we focus on. Our life becomes for us whatever our dominant thoughts tell us life is. Our experiences of life are what we expect them to be, even when we’re unaware of what we expect! In fact, life can be no more to us than what we believe it to be. That is why Jesus said that it is done unto us as we believe. Life can have no meaning to us except the meaning we give it.
Nothing in this world has any meaning at all but the meaning we give it. Nothing appears to us in this three-dimensional environment without having a non-physical, vibrational counterpart, i.e., our mind. Buddha said, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” The greater part of us is the Eternal part of us, the nonphysical, creative part of us. We are spiritual-vibrational beings appearing physically alive in a Spiritual-Vibrational Universe that is appearing to us in physical forms and expressions. It is our mental interpretations of the Energies in which we live that create our physical experiences of Life.
In The Way of the Heart we read, “You are a literal creator in every moment. For when you name anything, you define it according to the factors that you have built into the name you use. When you look upon a field of energy arising from the mystery of Earth and you say the word “tree,” instantly you have brought forth into your manifest experience everything you have ever decided is associated with the field of energy that you have called tree.” The same is true about all we name, even when we call that field of energy “me.”
In every moment that we say, “I am me,” we instantly bring forth into our manifest experience everything we’ve ever decided is associated with the one we call “our self.” Every “me” concept we hold is right there, and because it’s all there, unless we consciously choose how we want to express our self, our dominant thought about our self in that moment, and how that dominant thought causes us to feel about our self, will automatically be how we express our self. Our self-expression will be either mindfully chosen or a knee-jerk reaction.
In same way, when we call anyone else by name, in our mind or out loud, we are basically saying to that field of energy arising from the mystery of Earth “You are this to me.” And, instantly bring forth into our manifest experience everything we have ever decided is associated with that one we’ve just given a name to: Mom, dad, brother, sister, lover, friend, coworker, doctor, lawyer, teach, politician, and anything else we name. Unless we consciously choose how we want see that person, whatever our dominant thought is in that moment, and how we are feeling because of it, will automatically be our manifest experience of that person. Because we literally create our experiences of someone as we say “you are this to me,” we believe that we really know that person. We expect them to act, or react, in a certain. We might think, “That’s so them!” But what we’ve experienced of them is what our dominant thought and feeling caused us to experience of them.
Have you ever had a bad experience with someone you’re used to having mostly good experiences with, and wondered how that happened? Or, have you ever had a good experience with someone you’re used to having mostly bad experiences with, and wondered where that came from? Ramana Maharshi said, “Nothing happens by accident in the divine scheme of things.” Because everyone is capable of feeling a full range of emotions, high vibrations and low vibrations, if we’re feeling good because we’re choosing to feel good no matter what, someone else might unexpectedly rise to meet our high vibration. And, if we’re feeling grumpy because we’re not choosing not to feel that way, someone may unexpectedly get down with us in that lower vibration. We literally create our own experiences with each other with every encounter and relationship.
The same is true of every condition, situation and event of our life. By naming it “good” or “bad,” we bring forth into our manifest experience everything we’ve ever decided is associated with that particular condition, situation or event. Our dominant thoughts cause us to see whatever we’re looking at in the way we’re seeing it, that is, good or bad. But if don’t like the way we’re feeling about the meaning we’re giving to whatever it is, we are free to see things differently if we want to. How? We read in A Course in Miracles, “My loving thoughts will save me from this perception of the world and give me the peace God intended me to have.” We are spiritual-vibrational beings of Love, so free that we are free to think otherwise and then remember again!
Our mind is the instrument through which we interpret the world, and our body is the instrument through which we communicate with the world. The way we present our self physically to others in any moment reflects the interpretation and meaning we are giving to that moment. Most of time we unconsciously use body language, so that our non-verbal communication often inadvertently expresses our true thoughts and feelings in the moment. For example, generally when we’re feeling happy, we are thinking non-resistant thoughts, and we go with the flow. Our face is relaxed and it easily breaks into a genuine smile. We may tilt our head because we’re interested or curious about a person or about what’s going on. On the other hand, if we’re in a bad mood, we are generally resistant to everyone and everything around us. Our face is usually tense, with a sour look that a smile couldn’t break through if it tried! We might cross our arms as an indication we’re resistant to whatever is being said or whatever is happening. We all recognize the body language of others, but we seldom notice what we’re doing or what we are saying non-verbally. That’s okay, but it’s important for us to know that our body is saying a whole lot when we’re not speaking a word.
But, there is another type of body language we’re often not aware of that can affect the health and well-being of our physical body. Abraham-Hicks tells us, “There is nothing in the Universe that responds faster to your thoughts than your own physical body.” Our mind controls the health and well-being of our body. In Chinese medicine specific organs and systems of the body are said to be affected by how we’re feeling about life. It divides the human organic system into five organs: liver, heart, pancreas (including spleen), lungs, and kidneys. Seven primary emotions are said to affect the health of these five organs: fear, anger, joy, anxiety, and sorrow. Words, spoken or unspoken, emit vibrations that vibrate within our body, as well as within the Universal Energy Field of pure potential in which we live, and that vibration is “being” our life.
The more we repeat negative thoughts and words, the more we begin to experience the effects of their vibrations as a condition in our body. It’s important for us to think and speak as if everything we think and speak counts and will bring results. Abraham-Hicks tells us, “The universe is not punishing you or blessing you. The universe is simply responding to the vibrational attitude that you are emitting.” We’ve all likely repeated phrases without thinking about the meaning, a “saying” we don’t mean literally, so what’s the harm? We may say things like “My head (back, neck) is killing me.” When we use such an intense phrase to describe pain and discomfort, it doesn’t mean we’ll die tomorrow, but the continued vibrations cause us to continue to focus on the pain and that can take toll on our body. We might say something like, “that just makes me sick to my stomach” so often about this or that, we experience digestive problems, or we may get “pissed off” often enough to experience bladder problems! If we’re itching to do something, but we’re not doing it, we need to start doing whatever it is so that we don’t experience a chronic rash.
Physical challenges don’t just happen for physical reasons, even for hereditary reasons. It’s been proven scientifically that no matter what we may have lurking in the double helix of our DNA strands, it is our positive or negative attitudes about life that encourage or suppress certain tendencies. If our heart isn’t in what we’re doing in life, we need to find a way to enjoy what we’re doing, or do something else, so we can encourage a happy heart. A happy heart is a healthy heart that beats with health in our body. Healing begins within the vibrational-spiritual counter part of our Self. Even in the midst of pain, even in the midst of sorrow, even in the midst of anger, if we find a way to focus on the healing we want, and we feel the Truth of Its presence within us down to our bones, the healing is already done within and must manifest physically.
We read in The Way of the Heart, “Therefore let your primary perception, your primary guiding light in your third-dimensional experience be this: What do I choose to communicate to the world with every gesture, with every breath, with every word spoken, and with every decision made?” We can consciously choose to communicate Love with every gesture, every breath, every word spoken, and every decision made. And, if we do, we’ll be able to look upon every field of energy arising from the mystery of this Earth, including our self, and call It by Its given name: “The Beloved of God.”