Greeting Friends! I would like to share with you an excerpt from my book, “Bulamanriver – The Miracle of Triune Living.” (Chapter 5) The gist of it is related to the title stated above. It is my hope you will find it uplifting and beneficial.
“Thoughts become forms created in the mind to help us make choices. Forms are the result of “creative thinking” which leads to “creative action” and materializes into “creative works” (Eph. 2:10). The mind is also the “factory” for creating destructive thoughts. Everyone possesses two mindsets: one manages the conscious thoughts while the second manages the subconscious mind.
Thoughts Matter – What Does Yours Look Like? (Pic: Wiki Commons)
“That is how God made the mind to function, and it is well researched in scientific circles (Pro. 20:27). The subconscious mind is the underlying thought process which governs the conscious thoughts. It’s the sponsoring or core thought process. It’s the mindset that collects all your thought data and creates “form” out of them to be acted upon.
“Think about the law of gravity. We grow up discovering how to compensate for it as we learn to live within the limitations it allows us. All our acts and movements are done to compensate for it, so much so that we don’t give it second thought. We take gravity for granted, and becomes second nature to us. When we are up on a high elevation, we find something to hold onto for we are well aware what gravity is capable of doing to us. In a sense, our mind has its own “gravity” – our subconscious mind. Our conscious thoughts, all sixty thousand of them, have to compensate for this “gravitational” pull of our subconscious mind and what it is telling us. We gravitate to our subconscious-sponsored thought unconsciously. In other words, if there is a clash of thoughts between the conscious and the subconscious, the subconscious will win every time.
“For example, think about the important topic of money. A person may have a long-held belief that it is wrong to be rich. Perhaps his idea of money stems from his mistaken understanding of a passage from the Bible which states “For the love of money is a (not ‘the’) root of all kinds of evil; for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves with many sorrows” (1 Tim. 6:10, NKJV). His belief and idea about money is soldered into his subconscious mind. Yet, in his conscious thoughts, he plans to buy the most lavish and expensive things for his family. There is a clash of mindsets. What’s being pursued his sponsoring mindset will not allow him to achieve in a truly abundant way—at least not until he harmonizes his subconscious mind with his conscious thoughts about money.
Science Attempting to Understand the Human Brain (Pic: Wiki Commons)
“This change happens at the “flush-out” stage, more commonly known as the point of forgiveness and repentance. (I will attempt to stay away from ‘religious’ terms so that the mind will not fall into the groove of legalism; that is how powerful words are to the subconscious mind.) The only other way is to pursue it deviously for his clash of values forces him down that path. Anything that’s acquired through such a manner is done out of fear and ultimately ends in lack and want. No matter how it may appear, it is all pretension and is hollow and will not be lasting.
“Money is not evil by itself – it’s the wrong use of money that’s evil. The bottom line on money is this: if money is a defense, and it is, and Jesus is our true defense, then money and Jesus are one and the same. Money becomes something virtuous for it is used to reflect Jesus. We don’t adore money but Jesus, our true defense (Eccl. 7:11-12). It would be pointless to have as much money as you would like if it cannot protect or defend you. True defense comes from Jesus, not money.
“We fail to learn to live within Love’s spiritual “gravity” as quickly as we do with physical gravity. It’s a process of thought and thought forms. On the physical level, we learn very quickly that we need a chair to break our fall when we sit, but we fail to equate the goodness of our heart with creatively living in our relations with God and man, which brings true success.
“Experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. That’s an average of 2500 – 3,300 thoughts per hour. That’s incredible. (http://www.successconsciousness.com/) So how do we take these many conscious thoughts that enter and influence our minds at a rate that boggles the mind and make sense of them? A Christian’s subconscious (sponsoring) thought is God’s Love. Love is the subconscious mindset that should govern all our thoughts. Love is another word for super-abundance.
“Therefore, the sponsoring thought always ends with abundance through the divine Love. Jesus said, “Those who have – more will be given; those who don’t – what they have will be taken” (Matt. 13:12 emphasis added). He is speaking of our underlying philosophy about life that’s welded to our subconscious mind, whether it is anchored in Love and abundance or fear and lack. The subconscious-sponsoring thought is the sieve that filters all our conscious thoughts to produce one inevitable form – abundance or want. The subconscious mindset determines if your thoughts fall on “good and rich ground” or difficult and poor ground. (Mar.4:8) Love is to our thought environment what gravity is to our physical environment. No matter how high we aim, our foot will rest ultimately on the ground of our sponsoring thought.
“If the Bible can be defined in one word, it is Love (Matt. 22:37-40). The Bible is the written Word of God, and Jesus is the Personified Word of God. So we have both the literal and the Personified Word of God. (John 1:14; 6:63) Paul says, for example, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear each other and forgive one another if any of you have a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on Love, which binds them all together in perfect unity” (Col. 3:12-14). This is the manner our thought process is to function, and it can only be done Trinitarianly in the power of the Triune God through the power of the Spirit.
God’s Divine Love – Empowers Man’s Subconscious Mind (Pic: Wiki Commons)
“Now, this triune thought process is what create forms in the Spirit’s power in the “living waters.” (John 7: 38-39) They may not be the forms in the appearance of your personal “gift-life” for you and your family – that comes later as an outgrowth of this. Love is the rock-solid foundation upon which dreams are built. Your dream-life God alone will show you in due course; no one else can. This is the principle behind the basic premise that the little things done right will result in the bigger things taking care of themselves (Matt. 25:23, 6:33-34; Luke 16:10, 19:17).
“Therefore, the Bible is the basis from which we create forms of thought that lead to greater benefits, and they come without regret because they are founded on the principles of God’s Love. The Bible says we should pay heed to the foundation upon which we build our lives – whether it is on shifting sand or on the solid Rock, Jesus Himself (Matt. 7:24-27). The foundation determines whether the structure will stand the test of time and remain secure and stable. The Bible is the foundation of our thoughts for creating plans, desires, goals, and objectives – in one word, basic form of the Love of God.
“The Bible brings form and stability to our lives as long as Love is in our subconscious mindset and shapes the basis of our thought processes. Love is “creative action” because it is deliberately formed in the thought and acted out. To think like a Bulamanriver* is to think like God. To think like God is to think Love in all its manifestation (1 Cor. 13:1-13; Rom. 12 & 13; Gal. 5; Col. 3 & 4). Then we are to maintain this sound mind that comes consistently from the Spirit to keep our thoughts motivated by Love’s fruits (2 Tim. 1:7, NKJV).” (End of Quote)
Truly, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov.23:7).
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to write to me in the space provided below, or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until we meet again in my next post, may the blessings of the God who ceaselessly expresses Himself in His dependable Triune Love, be with you always. May the Spirit enliven your spirit and make all things concerning you possible as you live the “Triune Life” as a Bulamanriver.* Be strong in the Lord’s joy.
* Bulamanriver” is the metaphor describing the union of man with the Love of the Triune God flowing in humans, making possible the “Triune Life”** – the source of the miraculous life in man. To read the many facets of life of the Bulamanriver, go to my website www.bulamanriver.com where you can order a copy of my book, “Bulamanriver – The Miracle of Triune Living.”
** Triune Life – You can read more about this topic at: http://bulamanriver.net/?p=8036
All scriptures are taken from the NIV Version 2011, unless stated otherwise.
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