Thought Energy, Religion, and Spirit
Quantum Physics has found that everything in existence consists of energy at the sub atomic level and is in a constant state of motion and vibration. This includes the abstract and ethereal like thought and emotion. Scripture teaches so much about how thought effects our lives, but it is often obscured by language and religious teaching.
More often than not scripture uses the word heart in reference to thought and/or emotion.
“Blessed are the pure in heart (thoughts and feelings), for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8)
‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart (thoughts and feelings) is far from me; (Matthew 15:8)
But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart (thoughts and feelings), and this defiles a person. (Matthew 15:18)
For from within, out of the heart (thoughts and feelings) of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery... (Mark 7:21)
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart (thoughts and feelings) produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart (thoughts and feelings) his mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45)
For where your treasure is, there will your heart (thoughts and feelings) be also. (Luke 12:34)
These are 6 of the 153 scriptures in the New Testament alone that use the word heart to mean thought or emotion. One hundred and fifty-three times is quite a few mentions indicating there is a great deal to be understood on the subject of thought.
Thought is the beginning of everything, every action, every inaction, every emotion, every decision…everything begins with a thought or in scriptural terms everything begins in the heart. The importance of this is so great it cannot be overstated.
Let’s get to the basics of Mind Power. All physical reality is made up of vibrations of energy. Your thoughts too are vibrations of energy. This is not a concept or theory, but rather the startling new reality that quantum physics now reveals to us. Your thoughts have a powerful influence; they affect what happens to you. To know this is to know something great. Source
Each and every thought carries its own energy frequency that is emanated from your mind into the ether. That is why Christ said, it’s not what goes into a man that defiles, but what comes out (Matthew 15:11).
Every time you think a thought, you send out that thought’s specific vibration. If a thought makes you feel good, if it’s a “positive” thought, it is vibrating at a higher frequency. If a thought makes you feel bad, if it’s a “negative” thought, it’s vibrating at a lower frequency. So, “I hate you” has a much lower frequency than “I love you”, for example. Source
You can see why scripture places such a great deal of emphasis on thought. The Apostle Paul exhorted the Phillipian believers to keep their thoughts focused on good things.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Phillipians 4:8)
And the Corinthian believers to take every thought captive.
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Solomon also understood this principle.
Guard your heart (thoughts and feelings) above all else, for it determines the course of your life. (Proverbs 4:23)
Something you should understand is that whatever you spend time thinking or dwelling on is what your reality is going to be. So if you dwell or meditate on pure and lovely things you emanate an energy frequency that attracts pure and lovely energy and thus becomes your reality. Likewise, if you spend your mental energy dwelling on economic collapse or death and destruction this will become your reality. You can imagine what reality will become if a large collective is focused on disaster. It is advised that you choose your influences carefully.
If you are constantly influenced by those who focus on terrible end of the world scenarios, you will also invariably focus your mental energies on terrible things which causes fear. Fear vibrates in a low frequency and is enemy of love, faith, and everything that is good and Godly.
Most churches and religious institutions handle these scriptural concepts in such a flippant manner, neglecting the importance of these principles. Religion often teaches a list of does and don’ts to avoid sin and remain good and Godly. These are outward fleshly deeds that are powerless and good for nothing except self righteousness and religious piety. Usually works based salvation is primarily attributed to Catholicism, but truth be told any church or religious institution that is teaching a list of religious rules and regulations is also teaching a works based salvation.
These teachings are backwards, putting the cart before the horse. Scripture is abundantly clear that in order to live a good and Godly life it must begin with your thoughts and feelings. When the mind is purified, good works will naturally follow. If we could just shake the powerless religious idea that not sinning is the answer to pleasing God. That concept is not found in scripture. Certainly the Most High hates sin, but scripture states plainly that faith is what please God. He wants us to live from a spiritual minded posture. Faith is the key that opens the door to the spiritual living.
In essence, to begin living a spiritually minded life we must first address our thought life. Learning to control your mind, focusing on good and pure thoughts and filtering out fleshly thoughts we can begin to live in a higher frequency vibration.
Adjusting our lives to spiritual mindedness prepares us for every eventuality of life, be it happiness and abundance or tribulation and loss. This is the secret the Apostle Paul spoke of, “Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.” (Phillipians 4:11-12)
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus...(Phillipians 2:5)