Updated: Mar 27, 2021
The idea that thoughts influence emotion seems absurd to a percentage of people because emotions seem to be motivated by external events. If we consider, that when one thinks a loving thought, a positive feeling is produced, as compared to the feeling created when thinking about something negative. Similarly, visualizations produce a feeling journey. Imagine being on a mountaintop in the spring, see the wildflowers, smell the crisp fresh air, feel the grass under your back as you lie on a grassy knoll, and hear the birds chirping. Focus on this imagery, and exist in the now. Do you feel relaxed? This is an example as to how thoughts influence emotion.
Consider experiencing a worried, or anxious state, during the same visualization. The experience of relaxation may instead be interrupted with distracted thinking related to the state of worry, or anxiety. Feelings are created through our emotional experience, however, with our imagination one can forge thought form. In other words, we can take our thoughts captive, by allowing certain thoughts, and feelings to dwell with us, therefore, we can surmise that thoughts have power over our mind, body, and emotions.
Positive thoughts produce the emotion of joy in the body, described as happiness, enthusiasm, and well-being. In contrast, negative thoughts that express judgment, unworthiness, mistrust, and resentment produce negative feelings of tension, anxiety, alienation, and fatigue that embody the emotions of fear, and anger. The difference between a loving thought, and a negative thought has to do with frequency in terms of energy that impacts our ethereal state. Loving thoughts are so powerful, they can produce light waves to travel through aether. Error of thought, known as sin is then transformed by thought.
When considering the impact of thought, Dr. Joe Dispenza's work in "The Power of Thought," and other works on trauma, describe it something like this; the fight or flight mechanism is our body's device for responding to trauma, a process that includes storing emotional memories in our body. To help understand why thoughts have such a dramatic effect on our mind, body, and emotions, it helps to understand the fight, or flight response to perceived danger. The Stress Response System is controlled by the hypothalamus, the brains command and control centre. This control centre is part of a greater system called the Sympathetic Nervous System. When this system is switched on, our adrenal glands release cortisol, a stimulating hormone. Cortisol is meant to activate the fight or flight mechanism that causes our heart to pump faster, and our body's to perspire. When this stress response is chronically activated we develop a condition called Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD).
Researchers have found that there is a common trend that happens when the stress response gets locked on after trauma. When we look at the trauma response of animals like an Impala we can get an idea of how the human body may respond in a similar situation. Just before an Impala is eaten by a Cheetah, in between the time it is caught, and torn to shreds it goes immobile, like as if it is playing dead. Humans go into a similar state, a frozen state. At times, an Impala gets caught, only to be released before consumption by waking up from a frozen state, it leaps to safety. The difference with humans is that trauma gets stuck in the body energetically, because we don’t tend to shake it off as effortlessly as the Impala. Our body’s don’t get back to business as usual, we stay in a somewhat frozen state. This immobility reigns havoc on the integrity of our entire entity that includes our body, mind, and psyche. Animals and humans use the same immobilizing response.
The physiological mechanism governing this response resides in the primitive, instinctual part of our brain including the nervous system, and is not under conscious control. Our brain is divided into three portions called the triune brain. The first part known as the Reptilian brain (basal ganglia) is considered instinctual, the second portion termed Paleomammalian (limbic brain) is the emotional control centre, and the third portion is called the Neomammalian (neo-cortex), or rational brain. The limbic, and instinctual parts of the brain are both impacted by trauma. The Autonomic Nervous System governs your stress and relaxation responses. Two parts to this system are the sympathetic nervous system, and the parasympathetic nervous system. We have no control over the sympathetic nervous system as it controls the beating of our heart, comparatively, the parasympathetic nervous system is responsive to our thoughts. We can tell ourselves to take a step forward, and blink our eyes, however, we can't tell ourselves to get over trauma. Trauma is not the cause of people getting sick with stress, the problem is the frozen residue of energy trapped in the nervous system waiting to find its way out. When an Impala gets to run away, it runs away breathing in copious amounts of air. This action re-sets the nervous system. Because we don’t get to run from the cause of trauma, we are forced in a way to stay stuck in an immobile state. Even if someone comes along, and informs us that it’s safe, and that we can breathe because the danger is past, we still stay stuck in an immobile state until we learn how to release the trapped energy in our nervous system. If we could run for our lives, we would be better off.
J.Z. Knight, Ramtha said it best:
“Because you focus only on your emotional means to an end, your DNA holds what is replicant in you to an experience. You have never gone outside of yourself to create the experience of self. If we know the thoughts of a person we will best know them by their addiction by what emotions they display in their body. We never reincarnate to the, "I love You". We always reincarnate to the situations of why we hate ourselves.”
It is safe to conclude that thoughts are things, and we are beings of light. When one chooses a loving thought that includes kindness, and commits themselves to acts of charity, vibrational frequency rises within the energy field that feeds the body light. Seek Bindu - the point of creation.
Experts in the field of thought referenced in the blog go to the work of: Ramtha, J. Z. Knight, Movie: "What the Bleep Do You Know" and Dr. Joe Dispenza,"The Power of Thoughts".