Thought Control

The power of thought continues to be a hot topic. The fields of psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and hypnotism have been opened up and are being cultivated by a significant portion of the population. Brains are probed and studied extensively. The potential of mind over matter draws attention from all corners of world.

Mind forces exist. Thoughts can be very powerful. In the 20th century, Carl Jung[1] classified three human psychic levels: (1) consciousness, (2) the personal unconscious, and (3) the collective unconscious.

In the 21st century, cutting-edge technologies are used to control prosthetic limbs geared to respond to electrical commands from the brain down the spinal cord and then through peripheral nerves. But are these electrical commands reliable? Do they vary from one human mind to another? Do they point to many minds, some of which may be nefarious?

Even though the study of thought power has become sophisticated, we still don’t understand how to control our minds and bodies, whether we have real or artificial parts or not. We don’t grasp why the personal or collective unconscious can make us do things we wouldn’t normally do. Theories are considered based on studies showing that societal issues, from workplace rudeness to weight gain, are contagious.[2]

Mental health is important, but when looked for in the human mind, health feels precarious, almost imaginary. Human mind studies, philosophical and psychological loops can even create paranoia, making us scrutinize every single thought floating in the mental milieu.

When studying mind, we must learn the difference between human thoughts and divine thoughts. We must guard our self against any situation where human thoughts control our own, whether it’s through crowd thinking, brainwashing, peer pressure, superstition, hypnotism, mesmerism, magic, or necromancy, all based in the theory that mind is in matter.

The thoughts of human beings have nothing to do with divine Mind. Although some human thoughts are better than others, to give them power is—unconsciously and automatically—to give power to the evil thoughts also held in human minds. This despotism is but a phase of nothingness and is destroyed by spirituality.

Human knowledge is identified as that which comes from the belief that Mind is dividable or isolatable. The human mind experiences its own knowledge. Mind study becomes risky and suffering is prolonged when we wrongly give separate human minds power to control life, or the world. God is power.

God is Life, God is substance. God is Mind. Divine knowledge is identified as that which comes from the one Mind. It leads to goodness, unselfishness, forgiveness, humility, bravery. Divine knowledge follows the law of progress.

We must spiritually think for ourself, and image forth divine knowledge; otherwise, indifferent, self-destructive, and depressed behavior is believed to be our own thinking and it will be exhibited. We also need to encourage in others their right and responsibility to know and act on divine thoughts.

Don’t personify evil.

Divine knowledge exists, is in force, and has ultimate power. Divine thoughts are intelligent, fruitful, unified; they belong to us. As we escape from the claims of human mind, the whole human family is blessed and virtue is promoted in the community. But we can be duped again by the ignorant or malicious teachings that result in physical limitations or moral idiocy.

The mild forms of mortal thought control disappear and more aggressive features come to the fore. Threatening, terrorizing, and bigoted thoughts—created and harbored in human minds are weaving webs of more complicated and subtle crimes—provide a steady stream of fodder for human mind study.

To stay on guard against the mortal claims, we must acknowledge, study, and demonstrate thoughts of the one good Spirit. Spirituality must become the basis of our thought process.

Spiritual growth counters the temptation to either languish in states of indolence and apathy, or jump into extremist actions. We can discover that the human mind, even bulked together with many minds, is powerless before divine Mind.

The mental qualities of dishonesty, lethargy, revenge, malice, and arrogance will not heal the sick. If they appear to, it is temporary and leaves the case worse than before.

In divine Mind there is no human mortal mindedness, there is no transference of mortal memes and false teachings.

We must consider the motives behind mind study. What is motivating power? Is it money or modesty? Is it jealousy or justice? Is it lust or love? Is it fear or moral courage?

Life and being are of God, the source of true thoughts, passing from God to us. Evil has no reality in divine Mind.

The development of our mental powers must be done with God, Love. God has given us the rights of self-control, logic, and conscience. We are properly self-governed when guided and propelled by Truth and Love.

[1] Jung, Carl Gustav (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist and founder of the school of analytical psychology.

[2] http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=2015-28930-001 accessed September 2015; http://www.loyolamedicine.org/news/new-evidence-link-between-teens-social-network-weight-gain-07112013, accessed September 2015

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