“Physiological or biological stress is an organism's response to a stressor such as an environmental condition. Stress is a body's method of reacting to a challenge.” Wikipedia
It is fairly well accepted in the medical community, that stress may be the cause of most illness. This is particularly well accepted in psychoneuroimmunology. In a recent series of video’s Bruce Lipton was talking about how our thoughts affect our DNA, and not, as was previously believed, the other way around. What I learned many years ago however, was that the true nature of stress was what we believed was a threat to our well being was what caused it.
As I’ve been studying the Three Principles, as proposed by Sydney Banks many years ago, I’ve gradually begun to understand how at least one of these principles works. In Law of Attraction we know that what we focus our thoughts on we create. In the Three Principles they go further down the rabbit hole and suggest that what we think creates our feelings. All our feelings!
For example when someone makes us mad we react. But we aren’t really reacting to what they said but how their words triggered a thought within us that made us feel that anger or fear, or whatever.
As Eleanor Roosevelt so wisely said : “No one can make you feel inferior without our consent.”
So its worth examining the thoughts that precede your feelings. This can be tricky because sometimes our feelings react instantly to the thoughts and we can’t see the thought creating the feeling. Beliefs are commonly held to create our circumstances, but beliefs are only thoughts we think over and over again until they become fixed.
For example, a husband is late coming home from work. If this gets to be a regular occurrence his wife, who may be of a rather insecure nature and think poorly of herself, may come to the conclusion that he’s having an affair. A wife who has a busy life herself and feels more fulfilled may think that he’s simply got too heavy a workload. In each case her feelings will determine how she reacts to him once he finally gets home. In each case neither assumption may be right and a good conversation without judgement or emotional reactions may be in order once the wife has examined her own thoughts.
One of the true benefits of regular meditation is that you get into a peaceful state and you can then examine your thoughts to see what they’re creating. So, what are you creating with your thoughts today?
Have you ever thought about the way your particular Soul was created? I have, a lot.
Amongst all my reading, pondering and trainings I've come to understand that we are created by the Divine with particular aspects of itself so that we are totally unique in the whole Universe. I see the process as rather like a portal exuding this blog of light (rather like an egg in shape) and then that blob being taken to a special place in order to develop further and get used to being a Consciousness, rather like a nursery for souls.
As we get used to being us, we are then moved to a place in the Universe which is most aligned with our particular spiritual qualities and gifts to develop further in more of a dense dimension. It is my belief that Earth is perhaps the most dense and we are not all sent here first. But let's not get caught up in the where because it doesn't really matter. What does matter is that our qualities of the Divine are further developed and honed at this place.
So when we finally come to earth to experience the 3rd Dimension, which is quite limited due to the appearance of time and space, we get a real spiritual workout and a true test of all we have learned in all our other placements. Being in a physical body is a real challenge for our souls primarily because we forget who we really are and what we are capable of.
And that's when the story really begins ....
If you are interested in the Akashic Records, I expect that you have an interest in more than the every day-to-day affairs. I suspect that you may also believe that we are more than our bodies, and that we have a soul, whatever that may mean to you.
I was recently given a phrase to use in meditation that I want to share with you. It is:
The Divine lives in me AS me.
If you've been brought up in a strict religion you may find that concept difficult, thinking that the Divine, or God, if you prefer, is outside you. There is however a lot more understanding that you might call mystical, thanks to quantum physics, that we are actually creating our reality by our thoughts. That life is an illusion and we can make it be whatever we want.
We know that there is a phase when we believe that we understand that our beliefs create our reality, or that they block us getting what we want. But if you move up the consciousness elevator eventually you get to the place where you see that even that is an illusion. That we are in touch with something even greater within ourselves that is creating our understanding of life.
This something is the source of wisdom within us and we have access to it 24 hours a day as long as we learn to tune into it. You can do it in meditation, in affirmative prayer, during a walk in nature ... we've all had times where we glimpse something greater than our small selves. It's that feeling of wonder and awe that all is okay just exactly as it is. Some would call it Grace. To me it's like a window opening on something greater than myself. I first consciously felt it one day when I was looking out my tiny kitchen window in my first flat and gazing at my neighbour's flowers in her garden. So simple and yet that day has stayed with me for many, many years.