Open Your Spiritual Channel
Open Your Spiritual Channel
Many of us learned in childhood that we each have a separate mind that exists inside our head, and belongs to only us. In actuality, the Mind is universal and exists everywhere. An example of the universal mind is the story of the “Hundredth Monkey.” Researchers discovered that one monkey on a remote island thought to wash his sweet potato before he ate it. A short time later, on other distant islands, those monkeys started washing their sweet potatoes too. The idea was in the ethers, so to speak. You’ll sometimes hear about creative endeavors where similar inventions, songs or stories are created at the same time. Perhaps you’ve had the experience of thinking about someone, and a few minutes later you received a phone call from them. These are a few examples of One Mind experiences.
For all practical purposes, you have access to and use a small part of the One Mind. It’s flexible like a rubber band. As you use it through education, meditation or personal experience, it expands. Think of your mind as a conduit; a direct channel through which there are mental electrical charges flowing in both directions, to and from God. (I like to put a positive charge on that term, and think of a conduit as a can-do-it.) You use the conduit in two ways. Through prayer you speak to God and through meditation or quiet mental time, you listen to God. The mind never sleeps, and there is always communication going on. Through your conscious mental efforts; your thoughts and decisions become a conduit for all that is good, positive and healing in the world.
As you live your life on a day-to-day basis, it’s up to you to be a filter for your thoughts and actions. Filtering is an aspect of free will. You are free to choose to filter out your ego or negative thoughts in order to be a clear expression (channel) of God’s will, and let God’s love come through. In other words, if a fearful or angry thought pops into your head, you would immediately stop that thought as it occurs and replace it with a positive one. Here's an example. You might be thinking “It’s a miserable day, the weather is often nasty and makes me depressed.” You could replace that thought with, “The weather doesn’t affect me, because nothing outside of me has power over me. I'm happy regardless of the weather.” When you choose the better thought to think, you’re choosing happiness over depression, and that ultimately affects your mental and physical health. And people want to be around other happy people.
I have always known this filtering effort to be rewarded. When I practice changing my thoughts, I soon feel a real shift in my quality of life. I am happier, people respond better, and life flows easier.
You can send loving thoughts (energy) to people through consistent prayer or meditations. The good energy is returned to you through the ethers in the form of radiant light. As you practice this, you become more receptive. When you actually act on your loving thoughts another level of “goodness” develops. For example, you’re thinking of sending flowers to a good friend on her birthday. When you take action and send those flowers, then two levels of love have been expressed. Your loving thought (light) is one level and your loving action (flowers) is another. By acting on your thought, you open the door to many possibilities: a grateful phone call or note, a happier relationship, a kind gesture in return or other surprises. The universe always returns kindness for kindness.
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Linda L. Chappo