If you are human, you have probably noticed that not all of your thoughts are beautiful, and you might like it if more of them were. So how might that be done? This article suggests an approach you may find useful and several tips or skills that you can use separately or in combination.
Let’s begin by considering what thoughts actually are. Perhaps we could say that there are two kinds of thoughts: thoughts you consciously choose to think, such as ‘What shall I have for dinner tonight?’ and thoughts that just turn up, apparently unbidden, and that you discover yourself in the process of thinking. It is this second category that can seem perplexing and beyond your control. You may not choose to worry about your health, say, but can you find yourself doing it anyway.
The direction of human evolution is to greater consciousness. In this lifetime you may find your consciousness expanding considerably. So if you find yourself concerned about your thoughts and, more generally, the contents of your mind, begin by recognising this concern as part of your evolution, your choice to become more conscious. Enjoy your capacity to generate thoughts; it’s a wonderful ability. You use this ability in many remarkable ways. Recognise the process as a great gift.
To strengthen and to stabilise our connections with beings of light within the cities of light we are now moving into a series of sessions that develop particular energy centres and skills to enable a state Sananda calls ‘radiant presence’. To start with, as in this session, we will return to the Place of Learning with the familiar city of light and come before its column of light to receive transmissions that help activate these centres.
The first of these, which we touched on the the previous session, is the centre at the back of the head. This centre is at or just within the skull approximately where your skull curves to its outermost point. The hindu name of the centre is ‘bindu’, which is Sanskrit for a dot or point. This signifies not just that this centre is seen as comparatively small, but that it is a focus for attention to the oneness, the divine.
In this session Sananda is teaching a particular skill – unfolding – and relating it to another more general skill – receiving. That is to say, unfolding is seen as one skill among many that assist us to open to receive more. Sananda sees receiving as key to the next stage of the evolution of human consciousness. He suggests that we have limited our capacity to absorb the gifts the Universe offers us and we are entering a time in which this strategy or habit is becoming redundant.
In practice we have limited ourselves with many simple but quite engrained energy patterns: thoughts like ‘I’m not good enough’, feelings of fear, or experiences of overwhelm, for instance. The skills that Sananda is teaching here are designed to make easier and more natural for us to allow these old patterns to dissolve. You may also find that supportive measures like positive affirmations can help you to anchoring these skills more thoroughly.