Esoteric Science and Philosophy

Esoteric Science and Philosophy

ENERGY FOLLOWS THOUGHT

 

The keynotes upon which the occult philosophy is built are:

1.       There is naught in manifestation except organised energy.

2.       Energy follows or conforms itself to thought.

3.       The occultist works in energy and with energy.

It must increasingly be born in mind that there is nothing in the created world but energy in motion, and that every thought directs some aspect of that energy, though always within the sphere of influence of some greater thinking energy. It is when the aspirant recognises that he himself is composed of energy units - held in coherent expression by a still stronger energy, that of integration – that he begins consciously to work in a world of forces similarly composed; he then begins to use energy of a certain kind, and selectively, and takes one of the initial steps towards becoming a true occultist. This world of energy in which he lives and moves, and has his being, is the living, organised vehicle of manifestation of the planetary Logos. Through it, energies are circulating all the time, and are in constant movement, being directed and controlled by the head centre of the planetary Logos; they create great vortices of force, or major points of tension throughout His body of manifestation. The Spiritual Hierarchy of our planet is such a vortex; humanity itself is another, and one which is today in a condition of almost violent activity, owing to its becoming a focus of divine attention.

Energy follows thought is the same as the Bible truism that “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” and we should be able to use this information constructively and creatively in our meditations.

The power to visualise correctly is one definite mode of ascertaining truth or falsity. Visualisation is literally the building of a bridge between the emotional and the mental level and is, therefore, a personality correspondence to the building of the ANTAHKARANA. The creative imagination pictures a form through the ability to visualise and the thought energy of the mind gives life and direction to this form. It embodies purpose. Therefore a rapport or line of energy is constructed between the mind and the astral vehicle and it becomes a triple line of energy when the soul of the disciple is utilising this creative process in some planned and definitely constructive manner.

Seek to recognise in your day’s experience the operation of the law that “energy follows thought”, and see how during the day you energised or qualified [consciously, or unconsciously, deliberately or unwittingly] certain situations, relationships, or your own states of thought and feeling.

Discrimination is the method par excellence to develop the mind into the perfect instrument of the soul. Discrimination involves the capacity not only of standing off from one’s own feelings, but also from one’s own thoughts. We have to learn to watch our thinking process in action if we are to free ourselves from the domination of the contents of our lower mind, and thus become the USER of the mind. We must realise that right and wrong activity on the physical plane is due simply to a right and wrong direction of force currents, and not to anything inherently wrong or right in the energies themselves.

Patanjali said: “When thoughts which are contrary to yoga [union] are present there should be the cultivation of their opposite.”

The science of the balancing of the opposites, by using the mind, can be tabulated as follows:

1)                  As a man thinketh so is he. That which works out into physical objectivity is always a thought, and according to that thought or idea so will be the form and life-purpose.

2)                  Thoughts are of two kinds; those tending to form-building, to limitation, to physical plane expression; those tending away from the lower three planes and therefore from the form aspect as we know it in the three worlds, and leading to union [yoga or at-one-ment] with the soul, the Christ aspect.

3)                  When it is found that the thoughts habitually cultivated are productive of astral and physical reactions and results it must be realised that they are inimical to yoga; they hinder the at-one-ing process.

4)                  Contrary thoughts to these must then be cultivated; these can be easily ascertained for they will be the direct opposite of the inhibiting thoughts.

5)                  The cultivation of the thoughts which will tend to yoga and lead a man to a knowledge of his real self and consequent union with that self, involves a triple process.

[1] The new thought concept, definitely formulated and found to be contrary to the old thought current, must be ascertained and considered.

[2] The use of the imagination comes next in order to bring the thought into manifestation. This brings in the realm of desire and consequently the astral or emotional body is affected.

[3] Then follows definite visualization of the effect of that which has been thought and imagined, as it will manifest in the physical plane life.

 This will be found to generate energy. This means consequently that the etheric body becomes vitalized or energized by the new thought current and certain transformations and re-organizations take place which eventually cause a complete change in the activities of the physical plane man. The constant cultivation of this effects an entire transformation in the threefold lower man.

You can see from the above how it is possible for the dark forces to use this information and to brainwash people into a certain way of thinking and acting. Affirmations can be very strong. This knowledge can be used for good or for bad. Knowledge is power and must be prevented from falling into the wrong hands. This is where our fanatics come from that is threatening to blow up the world today.

 

To the above, I would like to add the following in connection of the stilling of the mind and the emotional body:

One of the basic laws in occult development and in spiritual unfoldment is given in the words “As a man thinketh, so is he,” and to it one can link the oriental truism “Energy follows thought” as an explanation. As a man changes his desires, so he changes himself; as he shifts his consciousness from one objective to another, so he alters himself, and this is true in all realms and states, higher or lower.

The effect of the transference of our conscious thinking state from a low objective to a high one produces a flow of energy of a vibratory quality to the higher objective. This produces a change or a mutation in the vestures of the thinking entity, and they become transmuted and brought to a condition where they are adequate to the thought or desire of the man. Carried to their conclusion, a transformation is produced, and the words of St. Paul becomes therefore clear: “Be ye therefore transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Based on the works of AAB and DK.