You Are How You Think

Thought Building

You Are How You Think

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." ~ Henry David Thoreau

External Identity

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would come to be different.
Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.

~ Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923)

We enter a world identified by our senses and yet, we are constantly reinforced into a construct paradigm of virtual living with its synthetic realities that we cut off our sense faculties and rely instead on outer information. Our way in the world shapes our identity as connected to this physical imprint. The mirror also has us believe that our reflection is who we are, when in reality we are more the body we inhabit. We are also not our thoughts, since we can think about our thoughts and we are equally not or emotions, since we can analyze them, too. Who are we? Perhaps something energetically more expansive than the body - an expression of Love and Light of the Soul? It is this energy that creates our thoughts, words, emotions and actions. Our body is simply the energy vehicle that transports the authentic Self on the journey in this dimensional experience.

As the mind is that which sees itself as separate, any movement of the mind merely strengthens its sense of separation. Enlightenment – to a troubled, fearful or sad mind – is the opposite of trouble, fear or sadness and, therefore, merely a projection from that state. Thus, enlightenment is not what you think it is because it is beyond thought. ~The Living Field

The truth that rings behind this powerful statement shows us what we identify as being ourselves. The perception we carry of whom we are - form body with or without essence? From whichever point of reference, form body or essence, we base our reality. Our entire lives pivot from this vector of perception. What do our realities look like? Are we a technician, a computer programmer, teacher, marine, war hero, politician, homemaker, businessperson, lawyer, farmer, stripper, doctor, waiter, actor, musician, psychologist, entrepreneur, healer, and so on? What role do we each place our identity upon?

Equating “self” with an external identity is a perception generated by the false self—the ego-mind of the Matrix. These external sources of name and form exist in the realm of judgment, as they disunify natural states of connectedness. The ego-mind is the sustainer of a false reality that obscures the real—the unity in all things. It is the breeder of judgment, contempt fear & hate, which all destroy. When we perceive our true Beingness from the vector of the unawakened heart-mind, thoughts fill us with judgments and fear brackets, personal limitations, suffering and disease that fog our clarity. Identification with the ego-mind and its concepts; habits, compulsions and addictions; words and images; judgments and definitions, are the obstacles to experiencing the now because it blocks all true relationship.

The complex of the ego-mind becomes induced by the inherited collective mind patterns of the Matrix that keeps the “self” enslaved from discovering and expressing our authentic nature. The nature of the false self does this by thwarting living knowledge—of the Now---because it does not allow us to move out of time, which is manufactured. Both past and future, keeps us identified with this false reality. Time keeps us sedated in the past that is closed to all that is new, spontaneous and free. The future is a projection of time that does not exist. Both timelines keep us from being present in the All That Is and ever will be. The loss of presence is a loss of being in flow. The resistance to the presence of “what is,” is a collective dysfunction that contributes to a diminshing awareness of being, which forms the basis of dehumanization and aberrations in our current civilization. Resistance to what is, unease, discontent, tensions, and unnecessary judgments, deny the Now.

The moment we begin “observing,” or becoming “witness” to our thoughts and emotions, an essential aspect of being present, we discover levels of resistance. For instance, we may find how rarely we are at ease within ourselves. On the level of thinking we notice a great deal of resistance in the form of judgment, discontent, and mental projection that hooks the attention and steers us from the moment. Equally, on the emotional level we feel an undercurrent of unease, tension, boredom or nervousness. Both are mind in habitual resistance mode. Make it a habit to monitor emotional and mental states through self-observation and a higher level of consciousness becomes activated and we begin to awaken to a new dimension of self understanding and clarity. Ask "how do I react when I think that thought?," "How do I react when I believe that thought?," "What happens when I believe that thought?" Simply observe. Be present. Then let go!!! Learning to observe each instant of time staying connected with the heart is the key to freedom. In each moment, the soul is provided with choices. The ultimate goal is to choose what is beneficial and good for Soul advancement, thus creating greater congruency within. Meditation leads us to discover who we really are. Contemplation is meditation in action.


Mask or Authentic Self?

Every Person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing

"You are what you love and you love what you give your attention to"

Our multidimensionality lends myriad opportunity to recognize that the journey lies within us and is not an external destination. We must learn how to discern between the voice of the ego-mind and the voice of the Soul, and between the voice of the collective mindset and the voice of Spirit. Remember, that the mind is merely a screen onto which we project images and thoughts and that every thought that we hold for more than seven seconds starts the manifestation process.

Below are clear distinctions between the authentic Self as Soul and the false self of the Ego Complex.

Authentic Self - Internal Dweller
• Identifies self as soul. The innerdiamond within is eternal-timeless in nature, whose pure being exists in the ever-present now flow with Creator.
• Sustains attention in the now. Knows that being is never found in the confines of past events or in future projections.
• There is no resistance to what is---no justifying, waiting or projecting.
• Keeps the heart-mind clear by attending to the need of the moment.
• Observes reactions on the mental & emotional levels and asks “what thought in mind is creating the situation.”
• Body responses are reviewed that are the reactions to those specific thoughts being held.
• A “choice” is made to either hold or to let go of festeringfeelings inside. This wards off psychic or inner pollution. The retention of thoughts and emotions are chosen.
• Knows that what truly matters is sacred and arises beyond the mind—the water, sun, Earth, plants, song, beauty, love, joy, creativity and inner peace, and so on.
• The psyche as Soul is tethered to Nature and requires grounding in Nature to stay connected to life sustenance in order to thrive and evolve on terra firma.
• Understands the unity in all things—all is connected.

• The Soul is mediator whose function is to ground Spirit into Matter/Mater/Mother through the human heart to express the "Laws of Soul Culture" on Earth Paradise.

The Ego-Mask - External Identity
• Identifies with the physical or pain body, to labels & roles of behavior. There is no understanding of self without them.
• Resists the Now - is anxious, uneasy and fearful.
• Fails to accept reactions of mind patterns & emotions in order to change them. With that comes a loss of consciousness.
• Interprets or judges from the past distorting clear view. Ground of reference is faulty.
• Projects into the future, which does not exist. It's always about "another time."
• Is the conditioned mind whose voice plugs into a manufactured paradigm. Mind Control.
• The voice of the ego-mind/Intra-psychic predation is often the energy that torments, attacks and punishes—drains the body-mind of vital energy that is meant for rejuvenation. Instead, lack brings on dis-ease and a constant craving of wants.
• Inflicts pain - physical, mental or emotional violence onto self, others, animals, and Nature - the planet. Genocide/Ecocide.
• Projects resentment, moodiness, anger and so on onto others, which creates a reality as a reflection of the feeling states.
• Perceives in terms of separation-dualistic responses in thought & action. Bifurcated.
Lack of regard for others and/or stewardship for the planet. Plunders Iife.

The NOW is always open-ended in its flexibility or flow to change to the need of the moment. The best indicator of our level of heart consciousness is how we deal with life challenges as they come. We can use our challenges to either deepen our unconsciousness or to become more intensely conscious. Observe that when we are taken over by a reaction it is ultimately some form of fear pulling us into deeper unconsciousness. When we bring more consciousness into our lives we generate an energy field around the knowing heart into greater inner congruency. This generative field becomes a form of armor against darkness-- unconsciousness, negativity, resistance, discord, evil and violence. Harnessing our emotions is the foundational path to self mastery.

To cut through the illusion of separation, we must cut through the mental layers of our inner resistance to the place of inner knowingness that recognizes Truth when it is heard and felt. The feelings of excitation and aliveness are the hallmark of this inner state of knowing. The more we return to presence, again and again, eventually it becomes our predominant state of Beingness in the world.

“The Universe itself is a thought, a thought from which was born a dream,
which is partially visible as matter.
You are infinite, you are eternal, within you are your dreams of creation.”
– Anastasia

When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts, he will see the division between the thinker and the thought, the observer and the observed, the experiencer and the experience. He will discover that this division is an illusion. Then only is there pure observation, which is insight without any shadow of the past or of time. This timeless insight brings about a deep, radical mutation of the mind. ~J. Krishnamurti.

Do not go after the past, nor lose yourself in the future.
For the past no longer exists, and the future is not yet here.
By looking deeply at things just as they are, in this moment, here and now,the seeker lives calmly and freely.
You should be attentive today,for waiting until tomorrow is too late. Death can come and take us by surprise -

how can we gainsay it?
The one who knows how to live attentively night and day
is the one who knows the best way to be independent.

~Bhaddekaratta Sutra


Reshape Your Consciousness To Reshape Your Life
Shifting Into A New Way Of Being And Thinking

Happiness and suffering come from your own mind, not from outside.
Your own mind is the cause of happiness; your own mind is the cause of suffering.
To obtain happiness and pacify suffering, you have to work within your own mind.
~Lama Zopa Rinpoche, "The Door To Satisfaction"
Copyright Wisdom Publications 2001. Reprinted

Consciousness is the awareness of being aware. Consciousness or awareness offers us the power to choose the direction of our lives. Paving our direction begins with the principles of energy of which the material universe is made up of. Just as transmutation of the forms of energy is a continuing process of the material universe, our original Self as a creator, sends consciousness in many directions at once to experience all possibilities enabling us to engage the essential energy of all creation for our use. How we use creative life force energy and fine tune it in our lives is entirely up to each of us because the manifestations of energy are in our thoughts, our belief systems, our speech, and our actions. In fact, our thoughts, which are forms of energy helps to shape the conditions in our lives because all thought-forms resonate at a particular emotional frequency in the bandwidth of our auric fields that opens up "holographic connections" of an intended experience.

We all have the power to harness creative universal energy, to fine-tune our focus and discipline into the here and now, and to make any necessary changes within, to transform our smallness of mind and into the largess of being that we are. When our bodies are clear of inner obstructions, the higher knowledge of our mission or blueprint is transmitted telepathically, via dreams and modes of inspiration through the ray of love, wisdom and intelligence of Universal Law that works with the divine mind of the Higher Self. If we are to evolve spiritually we must begin to remove obstructions that limit our Soul’s conscious evolution - to examine our thoughts and understand that our thoughts and beliefs do not represent reality and that our perceptions of reality are incomplete. When we grasp this, we open ourselves to appreciating others perceptions and we see that we can control our thoughts, our beliefs, our speech, that underlay our actions if and then we behave in different ways. Abiding by Universal Law and Principle helps us to eliminate the pains of living by trial and error.

Depending on the projected thought forms, they either align or misalign with the Earth’s vibration and the collective consciousness. Choosing with integrity the experiences we wish to create via our thought-forms helps us to gain mastery over them by learning which ones attract and lead to joy and which attract pain and difficult experiences to us. For example, we all have some control over how we behave. When we choose thoughts with optimistic overtones that assist us in residing on a higher frequency there is measured progress on our journey to spiritual development and we feed both our own optimism and sense of wellbeing and those of others.

Negativity is a Psychic Pollutant !!!

When we choose negative pessimistic thoughts of anticipated doom and gloom we emanate a vibration arousing the same thought forms that created them. Negative thoughts such as envy, criticism, hatred and jealousy are psychic pollutants and responsible in the creation of our negative experiences. They create low grade thought forms that bleed into the environment, inhibit our progress and move us into regress. On a physical level, negativity, whether in thought or visualization produces trauma in our bodies by taking physical form, as it records all experiences in both our cellular and etheric body structure. When blockages exist, they lower the frequency of our soul and block encoded symbols of Light that carry the celestial plan for our current incarnation and humanities evolution. It is said that the unfocused use of thought energy creates sin or separation from Spirit because we do not think about our thoughts and our speech, even though our present and future lives and those of others, is impacted by them. Once we realize that we are not our thoughts and emotions, we can begin to control them. We do this by choosing to think or feel otherwise through the empathic heart. Whenever we do not like how we are feeling, we should choose to experience something else.

Having experienced the direct relationship of addictive negative thoughts and fears and the halting of our soul’s progression, we can begin to shift our consciousness to our point of power through our higher selves for healing and personal growth. Our consciousness can receive direct communication and guidance from our Soul to create and experience outside of delusion and self imposed limitation. As long as we are working through the higher self we can be assured that we are bringing our highest good forward as the universe supports our dreams, visions, decrees, and actions. The Psyche grounded in Nature is the Path to Whole Self Wellbeing.

Power Vs. Force
The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior
Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.


Avoid Internally Polluted Thoughts
"We become what we think about all day long.
The question is, what do you think about?" ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

A healthy psychological environment involves developing and maintaining positive patterns of thinking. In order for positive thinking to change our life, it must become our predominant mind-set. A beginning step is to clear our minds of past negative thoughts and feelings. We do this by forgiving oversights, insults or transgression of the past. Forgiveness helps to clear our minds and fill them with positive thoughts and energies to enrich our lives. Where our thoughts focus, our energies are focused. When we move to positive thinking, we free our energies for the positive activities of life and for our spiritual development. Once we are committed to embracing positive thinking, we’ll start believing that everything that we want is within our grasp.

Ponder On This

1~ One Word That Can Change Your Reality -- And Change The Way You Think. Did you know that by simply removing one word from your vocabulary, and replacing it with another, you can put yourself in the driver’s seat and gain 100 percent control of your life?

2~ Researchers have discovered that one’s own negative thoughts and visualizations
can have a powerful negative effect on the healing system of the body,
as if the negativity is somehow infectious and these thoughts take physical form.

3~ Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind.
If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. ~Somers Roche

4~ View all problems as challenges. Look upon negativities that arise as opportunities to learn and to grow. Don't run from them, condemn yourself, or bury your burden in saintly silence. You have a problem? Great. More grist for the mill. Rejoice, dive in, and investigate.
~Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, "Mindfulness in Plain English"

“Our thoughts outwardly projected, is what is built from within”

It’s not about what happens. It’s about perspective.
I may not be able to change what takes place, but I can always choose to change my thinking.

~ Michelle Sedas

Eat, Pray, Love
One Woman's Search for Everything Italy, India and Indonesia
By Elizabeth Gilbert

So I've started being vigilant about watching my thoughts all day, and monitoring them. I repeat this vow about 700 times per day:" I will not harbor unhealthy thoughts anymore" Every time a diminishing thought arises, I repeat the vow I will not harbor unhealthy thoughts anymore The first time I heard myself say this, my inner ear perked up at the word "harbor" which is a noun as well as a verb. A harbor, of course, is a place of refuge, a port of entry. I pictured the harbor of my mind--a little beat-up, perhaps, a little storm-worn, but well situated and with a nice depth.The harbor of my mind is an open bay, the only access to the island of my Self (which is a young and volcanic island, yes, but fertile and promising).

This island has been through some wars, it is true, but it is now committed to peace, under a new leader (me) who has instituted new policies to protect the place. And now--let the word go out across the seven seas--there are much, much stricter laws on the books about who may enter this harbor.

You may not come here anymore with your hard and abusive thoughts, with your plague ships of thoughts, with your slave ships of thoughts, with your warships of thoughts--all these will be turned away.

...This is a peaceful harbor, the entryway to a fine and proud island that is only now beginning to cultivate tranquility. If you can abide by these new laws, my dear thoughts, then you are welcome in my mind--otherwise, I shall turn you all back toward the sea from whence you came.

That is my mission, and it will never end.

By Elizabeth Gilbert


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