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Our private and public experiences enter our lives through the gate of our ‘dominant thought’, even though this connection may be invisible to us. The Law of Momentum dictates that an object pushed in one direction continues in that direction with increasing speed and force. A car stalled in the road may require two strong adults to get it moving; but once it is rolling along, even a small child can push with equal effectiveness. The same is true of thought, the more persistent a thought over time, the stronger its influence from minute-to-minute, day-to-day, and year-to-year. Our dominant thought literally becomes who we are.
One of our greatest freedoms is the freedom of thought. Fortunately, technology has made remarkable advances, but it still cannot hear what we are thinking. We alone control our perception of the grand illusion. There is a price to be paid for this freedom, as with all things, for the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Throughout history and to the present day, great effort is expended to affect our thinking process; for example, ‘Buy this, vote for that, look like such, do this and you will be happy,’ or similar variations. Oddly, the promise is always shallow and unfulfilling once we attain its supposed benefit, leaving another hunger in its place, for balance is not part of this formula.
The beginning of genuine freedom comes from asking two questions: what would I love; and why would I love it? If our answer to any strong desire has its roots in the equation of Love and Gratitude with Humility, then seeds of permanent fulfillment have been planted effectively.
Wisdom takes perception and links it to purpose. Foolishness believes that the outside world is not linked to the inside world. But the emperor’s clothes are transparent to the mirror of Life. Wisdom knows that our past thoughts are our present experiences; and our present thoughts are our future experiences. This is reassuring, for no one is condemned by the grim past to a future of misery. When we finally see cause and effect as one, we transcend thoughts of separation from our Creator, and birth ‘present-time-consciousness’. We atone for our past ‘illusions’ and become at one with the presence of God.
SourceDemartini JF. The Wisdom of the Oracle. 1st Books LibraryTM. 2001.
DR JOHN DEMARTINI, BSC, DC.
He is a leading inspirational speaker, authority on human behaviour, teacher and author. His knowledge and experience are a culmination of 35 years of research and study of more than 28 000 texts in over 200 disciplines ranging from psychology, philosophy, metaphysics and theology to neurology and physiology.
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