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Have you ever wondered where thought really comes from? I have, and I’ve done a little snooping around to find out. Turns out, no one knows. Yes, neuron firing is involved. Yes, theories abound, but no one has a definitive answer. Neither, of course, do I, but that doesn’t stop me from having some thoughts on it.

Energy As Thought

You may have heard that thoughts are energy, but what does that mean? I believe that there is a global field that connects us all, and that thoughts are one form that this energy takes. This is not news, but I have actually had an experience of this at the Monroe Institute.

When asked by colleagues where I went on vacation, I’ve often described the Monroe Institute as a high tech meditation camp. It’s really more than that. I went there to experience different states of consciousness. Some people do that with drugs. The Monroe Institute does it with sound.

Aside: Robert Monroe began having spontaneous out-of-body experiences in the late 1950’s. When he realized he wasn’t losing his mind, he began experimenting with the effects of sound on human consciousness and founded the Monroe Institute.

I’ve had many fine experiences at the Monroe Institute, some while listening to the hemi-synch tapes in my little module called a CHEC unit. One time, I experienced thoughts as things floating by in space. Ever since then, I’ve had a different experience of thought itself. I don’t experience thoughts as mine. They are just something with which I choose to agree or not.

Buried Thoughts

That’s not the whole story, though. I have found, as you may have heard, that thoughts are trapped somewhere inside of me, and play over and over again. I suppose that I chose them, or somehow absorbed them long ago, and they don’t want to leave. There are consequences to that, and ways to change that, but that is a post for another day.

Thoughts as Answers

Thoughts don’t just randomly float by. According to the Law of Attraction, we are going to attract and notice the ones with which we resonate. In addition, we ask questions and hopefully the answers float close enough to capture.

Tangible Thoughts

We obviously get thoughts by reading and hearing them. I don’t have anything more to say about this, but I did want to mention it.

Environmental Thoughts

KAHLÚA baby bottle (200 ml).

Sometimes thoughts sneak into our consciousness, and we may not even notice. One day, I was walking down Wilshire Boulevard with some friends. Out of nowhere, the thought, “Ahhhh, Kahlua” popped into my head. Just like that. Now, I like Kahlua, but that is not the sort of phrase I would normally say, and I took notice. A friend and I had recently been discussing how advertisers’ messages seeped into our brains. So, we backtracked a bit, and sure enough, there it was – we had passed a huge billboard with the message, “Ahhh, Kahlua.” I caught this one, but most of them slip on by my conscious mind, and are accepted by my subconscious.

Other Thoughts?

There are probably other ways thoughts come our way, but I can’t think of any at this time. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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