Buddha said, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” The mind is everything because without thoughts, our awareness of life would be like a blue, blue sky, filled with apparently nothing. Without an idea of our self in our mind, we couldn’t see the results of all we’ve thought so far, or think about what we may become in the future. Without images in our head, and without perceptions in our mind constructed by thoughts, we would be unable to see the world with our physical eyes because we look through eyes that are directed to see only what our mind tells us is there. As far as our mind can see, there’s nothing else in the world going on.
Our thoughts makeup the world we see. Without a thought of the world, we wouldn’t have a care in the world. Mooji wrote, “You need nothing to be happy, but you need something to be sad.”
Thoughts are invisible things in our mind that become visibly manifest as physical things in our life as we focus on them. Anything that is any thing to us—a house, car, tree, flower, our body, another body-all the behaviors we perceive as right or wrong, all the events we judge as good or bad—all of it has its origin in our personal collection of beliefs. William Shakespeare wrote, “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”
What we think about and what we believe is true activates a creative vibration within us that attracts to us a physical confirmation of our belief. Often we say, “I’ll believe it when I see it,” but the truth is we must believe it first before it can materialize before eyes. We read in the Bible that Jesus (Jeshua) said “It is done unto you as you believe.” But he could just as easily have said, “You have to believe it to see it.” We may speak and act without thinking, but even when we do, our mind is chock full of beliefs we hold about our self and life that affect what we say and what we do. As Mooji wrote, “The mind needs your energy and belief, otherwise it cannot become manifest.”
Nothing could appear to us in this physical environment without its non-physical vibrational counterpart within us, i.e., the thoughts in our mind. As powerful spiritual-vibrational beings we create our experience of the world we see, and it is only because we do that we can change our experience of life by changing our thinking. But often our thoughts are so habitual we don’t pay attention to them, much less seek to change them. We could say we think without thinking, without giving a second thought to our thoughts. We let our mind run on automatic pilot. We don’t stop to notice what we’re thinking or why we’re thinking it. Because our thoughts feel so natural to us, we’ve not only stopped wondering if they matter, we’ve stopped wondering if they are true.
It is essential that we take our journey in life off of automatic pilot so that we can take control of our mind. We become its Master by paying attention to the thoughts we’re thinking in the moment we’re thinking them, and by noticing how those thoughts are causing us to feel in that moment. What is good for us feels good within us. What doesn’t feel good within us isn’t good for us. It really is as simple as that. Abraham-Hicks tells us, “This is the secret of happiness that you have been looking for: If you are moving in the direction of your identified desires, you’re happy in this moment. If you’re moving in opposition to your identified desires, you are unhappy in this moment.”
When our thinking becomes a habit, our thoughts bounce around without a sound in our mind, so it is often hard to grab one to find out what it’s up to and what it’s creating. That is why it is all the more important for us to pay attention to the mood and attitude our thoughts are creating. Our feelings set the mood in our life in the same way music sets the mood in a movie. If we hear “du-du, du-du” we’re pretty sure a shark is on its way. If we hear dark, eerie music we know something scary is about to happen. And, if we hear happy music and romantic music we know we’re watching a Hallmark movie and it’s going to have happy ending!
We all experience a bad mood once in awhile, but it’s important not to put it in drivers seat by focusing on the thoughts a bad mood inspires, like “that just makes me so mad, and that just makes me so sad…”. Nothing good can come from speaking and acting from within the heavy, foggy atmosphere a bad mood creates. Abraham-Hicks tells us, “The Law of Attraction is most understood when you see yourself as a magnet getting more and more of the way you FEEL.”
It is important for us to tend to our mental-emotional trend, which is to say, it is important for us to tend to the direction of our mood and attitude and notice if we’re feeling “up” or “down.” As the theme song from the movie, Mahogany, asks: “Do you know where you’re going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you?” Whether our desire is for greater health, happier relationships, more financial ease, or more time to do what we want to do even if what we want to do is rest, if we want get there from here, we need to feel our way through.
Our thoughts create our mood and attitude. Our mood and attitude causes us to feel the way we do about our self and life and creates an atmosphere in our mind throughout which we perceive life. Every day, and every moment throughout the day, we are either a good mood or a bad mood waiting to express our self, and the Law of Attraction will bring us every opportunity to do just that. If our mood and attitude is happy and peaceful, if we’re loving life and most everyone around us, the atmosphere of our mind will be light and breezy. When it is, we think with clarity, speak with gentle certainty, and we act with compassion and kindness.
To feel our way through life isn’t about being emotional, or by being super-sensitive to the pain and suffering of the world. Emotionalism reveals our own entrapment in the world of appearances, and that’s not helpful to anyone! We feel our way through life by attuning our self to our Divine Inner Being, and paying attention to what feels good when we think it, say it, and do it because what we’re feeling is our Inner Being communicating with us. When we regret our words or actions it is because we weren’t paying attention to our Inner Guidance when we spoke or acted. We can only navigate our life as a Divine Being having a human experience by feeling for our Inner Guidance and then following It.
When we align with our Inner Divine, we’re tuned into a Universal Power that knows exactly what we want and how get it for us. But so often even when we feel directed by what feels right for us, we talk our self out of those directions by overthinking them. We weigh the pros and cons in our mind, we listen to the opposing opinions of this person and that person, until we’ve convinced our self we shouldn’t follow our own heart. We resist the good we’ve asked for when we focus on thoughts that disagree with what we want and give those disagreeable thoughts power keep us from experiencing our good.
Mari Perron wrote in Marari: The Way of the Marys: “What would it be like to create as the God Heart as well as the God Head? What new wonders would come to be if we were to create with the thought of Love rather than the love of thought?” Thoughts inspired by Love bring peace. Thoughts inspired by our heart feel good and bring happiness and a sense of well-being. Thoughts of Love cause a healing vibration within us that extends to those around us. According to the Ancient Mayan Calendar and to Mayan Elders) “We are moving from the age of living in the intellect to 5000 years of living in the heart. Now is of the utmost importance for us to transcend the imprints of duality upon our emotional bodies.” The hearts knows only unity. The heart knows only Oneness. The heart knows only Love.
Love isn’t an emotion. Love is what we are. Love is our spiritual-vibrational Truth. Love is present within us, beating our heart, in every moment wherever we are. No matter what may be going on, Love is there for us. To tune into that Love is to know true Self. To feel that Love is to feel vibrationally up where we belong, uplifted rather than emotional. It is only from an uplifted State of Being that we can help each other to rise. Mooji wrote, “You have tried it the hard way, now try it the heart’s way, the effortless way, for a while. Everything is magical when you see it with your heart.”