As I have pointed out many times, the more awake and free we are, the more we consciously use thought and intention as a creative tool to direct and guide us in the process of living. This is the Law of Attraction in its most potent form.
After all, thoughts, while not “real” in the sense we cannot find them anywhere (they fleetingly come and go), are enormously powerful.
Everything human-made began as an idea, a thought, a vision, an imagining, or an intuition in someone’s mind. Everything from the tiniest microchip to the largest bridge, building, tanker, or jumbo jet, started as a flash of inspiration between someone’s ears—not to mention books, movies, and the whole media complex.
That’s the power of thought. And the freer we are, the more thought becomes available to us as an amazing, dynamic, creative tool. Truly, the possibilities are limitless—just consider what is happening today with the internet, artificial intelligence, and social media, and how deeply our creative lives are entwined with cyberspace.
Most of the noise in people’s minds is from thinking about themselves, their life, their problems, their hopes, doubts, fears, and desire, and often to the point of obsession, as in:
What’s going to happen to me?
Why is this happening to me?
Does he or she love me?
How will I make it on this amount of money?
What should I say or do now?
God, I feel so lost/confused/unhappy…!
This endless “self” obsession, which people engage in when they still believe that their thoughts are real, creates all kinds of emotional havoc, not to mention physical stress and illness, inthebody.
Believing they are this ego “self,” people either cling to the idea of “positive” thinking in the hope that things will turn out well for them, or remain mired in negative thinking, with all its conflicting emotional reactions.
And yet the emotional havoc is completely unnecessary once we see or understand the connection between thoughts and emotions. We are left with all the beauty and creative potential of this very moment, and we are free to do whatever we want with it.
Thought, and the ego “I” itself, is seen for what it is—a powerful tool that we, as awareness or consciousness are senior to, and yet have available to us. Whatever we can dream or intend to make happen, this moment—and all the immense possibility that lies within it—is ours.
We use thought, or conscious “story,” to set our intention, release it, and then be here now, immersed in the flow of what is happening.
We can even indulge our imagination, our power of fantasy, to help flesh out our dreams, to make them more vivid in our minds. Just remember to return to reality, to being grounded in our body, here and now, when we are done.
Or, as Jean Klein said, “Imagination is meant to enhance living, not substitute for it.”
Every thought is a story, and every story an intention. Realizing the power of thought, “we”—as the ego “I”—use thought consciously and creatively, with wisdom and compassion.