But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6: 33-34There is a television advert for a furniture company whose sale always ends on Sunday. I often wonder which Sunday they're referring to. Next Sunday, first Sunday in March 2008, last Sunday in December 2010, first Sunday in Never?
People, including myself, are constantly saying "See you later." What do people mean by later? 1 minute later, 2 minutes, 10 minutes, 1 hour, 5 years later, in the after life, when?
What about when people say "I'll see you in a sec?" A second lasts only one moment and it's gone. That means most of us are lying.
For Christ's sake, Enocia, you're taking words literally. Words are not meant to be literal, they are only symbols.
Is it true words are only symbols?
The universe is Mind in manifestation, therefore, thoughts are literally things. This computer I'm working on was/is an idea in mind before someone received the idea, developed it, and it became a thing. The space between idea and form is the time it takes for the idea to become a tangible form.
In that case if the thought or idea is the very thing, why aren't people manifesting their thoughts instantly?
Because most people are not ready to accept that reality.
Imagine if the "inventor" of the computer saw the computer idea as the very thing. The computer would be instantly manifested, right? There wouldn't be any need for factories to manufacture computers when he can simply think the computers into existence. No factories mean no jobs and massive unemployment. Unemployment means boredom. So for the sake of people's sanity, people would rather stick to using words as symbols. Symbols allow for space between the idea and form which gives rise to time; and with time in your hands you need to occupy yourself, which means employment for the masses.
Those who have realised their identity as Mind accept that thoughts are things. Where thoughts are things you are now living in the timeless realm where all is one. You are now no longer employed in the traditional sense.
The problem with living with the awareness of "thoughts are things" is you have to be very disciplined and think only thoughts you wish to experience otherwise...oops and more oops. Speaking of which, while I was taking a walk in the park the other day, I thought of a lion and a man on the other side roared. Blimey! Just as well it wasn't a real lion. Now do you see the importance of being disciplined in your thinking?
There is a way of getting round creating many oops moments - by focusing only on feelings of love, peace, joy, freedom, gratitude, happiness, wholeness, stillness etc.
Let's say I am focused on joy. While I don't know what joy looks like, I know what it feels like. As I focus on the feeling of joy, I end up attracting experiences that make me feel more joy; and the more joy I experience, the more joy I get to experience, and the more joy I experience and it snowballs from there.
At least while I'm feeling joy there's no chance of me creating an oops moment because everything I experience will be emerging from the feeling of joy.
It seems to me I could choose to experience life as symbols, thoughts, or as feelings. I prefer feeling my way around; it's a lot less messy.
I feel love.
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