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Thought and Belief

24 Jan 2016   Shanti Gowans

There is a difference between your thoughts and your beliefs. You may have thousands of thoughts going through your mind, but none of them have any power, except those that you believe in…those that are beliefs. A belief is a thought that you make real, or accept as true. Choosing to make a thought real or generally not is a decision under the power of your will, which is your conscious power. It is embedded in your subconscious programming.

It is not just your thinking that creates your circumstances, but the emotion that is attached to your thoughts. Thoughts become things -  but not all thoughts become things, only the thoughts that are accompanied with strong feelings and emotion.

Thought is first a conscious suggestion, then it becomes a subconscious memory, working day and night. This is what operates the cosmic laws, such as the law of attraction. The laws of attraction and repulsion are entirely subconscious. Thoughts may be conscious to start with, but they are subconscious as soon as they are set in motion. So, for instance, even if you did not say you were poor, but came into the world with an unconscious thought of poverty, as long as that thought operated, you would be poor. You might not have understood the Law, but it would have been working all the time.

The subconscious mind is the seat of emotion and the storehouse of memory. This is what ties memory to emotion. Emotion is energy in motion. The more emotion a thought has, the more it is able to move things. Weak thoughts have little emotion. Strong thoughts have much emotion.


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