Living is a creative process and life the ultimate creation. You may be accustomed to thinking of art in all of its varied forms such as writing, painting, sculpting as creative, but did you ever stop to think that life, your life, is your foremost creative project? And that it is the project in which your most creative potential as well as your biggest creative challenge lies? Your life is your ultimate creation and how you create it depends upon your thoughts.
Ponder this, nothing created by humanity ever existed that was not first a thought. The mystical, philosophical and scientific masters of life have been telling us this for centuries. In the past they speculated about, but have now proven the underlying principle of creation, the Law of Cause and Effect. This law states that everything that exists is an outcome or effect of an initiating cause and points out that the initiating cause is thought.
Thought comes before form. Thought comes before action. Thought is creative. And your thoughts create your life.
Thought and the external environment:
A study done by Masaru Emoto, a Japanese researcher, and published in his book, The Message from Water , gives us indisputable evidence of the power of thought to affect our physical environment. In this important work, Mr. Emoto shows us the effect of human thought on the molecular structure of water. He proves that water changes form in response to thought.
To accomplish this, Mr. Emoto sent thoughts of love to a bottle of water, froze the water then photographed the ice crystals that formed. He then allowed the water in the bottle to melt; directed thoughts of hate to it, refroze it and again photographed the ice crystals. The crystals that formed after receiving thoughts of love were beautiful, clear and symmetrical. The ones formed after receiving thoughts of hate were misshapen, dense and ugly. Your body, as well as this planet, is over seventy percent water. What kinds of thoughts are you sending to it? What are you creating?
We have scientific proof that thought causes water to change form, but how does thought affect change in other things? The answer is simple when you look closely at water and its underlying structure. Two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen make up a molecule of water. Is thought affecting only the molecule as a whole? No. It is affecting the atoms that make up the molecule and it is the response of these atoms, which then creates form.
The purpose of atoms and their smaller atomic particles is to express life in form and it is the creative vibration of thought, which directs the form taken by atoms. Therefore, to create the life you want it is important to become conscious of your thoughts.
Thought and the internal environment:
There is a world within – a world of thought, beliefs, feelings and power. You are the creator of this inner universe, and this inner universe is the creative center of your thoughts. This inner world is the origin of all that you are, all that you do and all that you experience. This inner universe is where your life takes form.
The whole of your life experience is simply an outer manifestation of your inner thoughts. If you look deeply into this statement, you will understand that it is true, because what you think, you eventually come to believe. What you believe, you expect to experience. What you think, believe and expect influences your behaviors. And what you think, believe and expect as well as how you behave, form the experiences of your life. You are the creator of your life. So, be careful what you think.Every thought is creative. Every thought is important.
Use the power of thought to create:
Take your first step into conscious creation. Try this simple technique.
- Find a spot where you can sit comfortably, but erect, a quiet spot where you will be undisturbed for ten minutes.
- Take a couple of deep relaxing breaths, close your eyes and focus your attention inward.
- Choose an object, a simple object on which you can easy focus. Perhaps a piece of fruit or a fire engine, a certain flower or an animal. The object you choose is not important, but it must be easy for you to visualize.
- Now for the next ten minutes, focus all of your attention on the thought and mental creation of this object.
- Visualize the object as clearly as you can. Start by seeing it as if it was a photograph, flat and two-dimensional.
- Next, fill it out. Give it width, depth and texture. See it three dimensionally. Make it as visually real as possible. Add as much internal sensation as you can. Feel it, hear it and even smell it, all internally. Create this object in your mind. Make it as “real” as you can using only the power of your thoughts.
- Finally, release your mental image, open your eyes and go about your day.
- Notice how long it takes for the object to show up in your life.