Is that a chip on your shoulder? A funny expression, but so revealing. You have thoughts that don’t serve you that will run your life as long as you allow them to.
A message from my Spirit Teacher, Mark.
Spirit Shorts Episode 101: The Spiritual Background of Your Mind
I don’t know about you, but I’m seeing a theme emerging from my teacher’s messages. Controlling your mind matters. Your thoughts matter. Your thinking is the source of the life you’re currently living.
The ultimate control of your mind is surrendering its control over you. Our brain is hard wired to our physical senses and the automatic processes of our body. This hard wiring creates and very powerful reaction machine.
But there is more to our thoughts and thinking than our brain’s physical functioning. When you recall a memory, who relives the memory? Who seems the image when you think about a zebra? This is the you that is your mind or your consciousness.
Your mind typically operates in the background of your brain’s functioning. I think of this as our spiritual background. We have a spiritual role, spiritual path and spiritual intention that operates silently in the background observing our every thought, feeling and action.
Through developing our spiritual awareness, we begin to bring our mind into the foreground of our daily lives. Once our mind or consciousness in no longer in the background, we can begin to see how the nuance of each thought creates the reality of our life.
It’s a spiritual principle that we are each responsible for our actions and very few would argue this is not a spiritual truth. However, our thoughts are things, they are real. To truly be responsible for our actions we must be willing to be responsible for our thinking.
At this level of responsibility, our minds emerge from the spiritual background of our lives and become the creator of the world we live in. My question for you is, how good do you want it?