Thinking and feeling are so closely interconnected with each other that people seldom think without feeling or feel without thinking. Both activities are closely intertwined.
So what happens during the process of thinking?
This was explained by Annie Besant and Charles Wester Leadbeater of the Theosophical Society as part of their clairvoyant observations. In their books Thought Forms (1905), the authors wrote that “each definite thought produces a double effect — a radiating vibration and a floating form.” In their book the authors also introduced the term “Thought Forms”. The Thought Form wasn’t a new concept and was present as part of Theosophical literature.
So what exactly is a thought form? Why is it important to know about thought forms? These are topics that this article will look to discuss.
Thinking and Feeling produce a Thought Form
According to ancient teachings, during your process of thinking and feeling there are two phenomena which take place. The first is that you create a Thought Form (or a Thought Entity). A thought form is a real living being or entity which is created by the process of thinking.
In one of his letters to AP Sinnett, Master KH wrote: “Thoughts are things — have tenacity, coherence, and life, — that they are real entities.” Thought Forms in general are usually very weak and have a very short life-span… unless you know the art and science of creating a powerful thought form (we will discuss the topic of powerful thought forms later in this article).
A thought form is made of energy and contains emotional and mental matter. A thought form can be well formed or vague. The clearer the thought, the more well defined would be the thought form. Also, the thought form can be either positive or negative — depending on the thoughts and emotions of a person. For example, anger creates a negative thought form… while compassion creates a positive thought form.
Secondly, the act of thinking or feeling also produces what is called a psychic radiatory field. The concept of a psychic radiatory field is similar to what of a transmitting tower that sends out television signals. When you think and feel something strongly, you too radiate an energy field with the quality of that energy. “The radiating vibration”, according to Besant and Leadbeater, “conveys the character of the thought, but not its subject.” Or expressing this in other words, a thought form contains the exact content of your thoughts and emotions, while the psychic radiatory field only contains the quality of your thoughts and emotions.
For example, happiness and joy radiating from one person can stimulate similar vibrations in a nearby person. You may have noticed this in your life as well. You feel happy when you come into contact with someone who is happy because the person radiates an energy field of happiness. However, when you come in contact with someone who is angry, you also tend to be affected and feel pulled-down.
Thought forms are real in the sense that it becomes (for a period of time) a kind of independent living being. To provide an analogy, a thought form is the spiritual equivalent to a computer program. The sub-routines of will keep running the same program until the time where an intent and focus is made (by you) to change them.
Thought Entities: Why Care?
According to Beasant and Leadbeater, a thought form directed towards an individual will have definitely marked effects. For example, a thought of love and of a desire to protect, directed strongly towards some beloved person will create a through form. This thought form will go to the person thought of and remains in his or her aura as a shielding and protecting agent; it will seek all opportunities to serve, and all opportunities to defend (provided there is karmic entitlement).
The converse is also true. A negative thought form will have the opposite effect. For example if you were to be present in an environment (such as an office) which contains a lot of stress and anger, then you would tend to get stressed and angry. This is on account of strong psychic radiatory fields of stress and anger which are present there.
There are several types of negative thought forms. There are weakening thoughts which are caused owing to unnecessary belittling remands and criticism. These tend to have serious damaging effects on the person these are being projected upon. The negative thought form, when accepted in the aura and some of the chakras of a person will result in a poor self-image, low self-confidence, low self-esteem and will hinder the future success of a person. It is like introducing a sub-routine which runs the same negative program over and over again.
There are several others like aggressive thoughts (typically projected by salesmen to make you buy things you do not really need), snobbish thoughts, racist thoughts, and violent thoughts amongst others.
Intentional or not, these negative programs and have a tendency to cause bad consequences. Hence it is important to learn to protect (or shield) yourself from negative thought forms. It is also important to learn and apply techniques which can help to purify your space.
The Art and Science of Creating Powerful Thought Forms
In the works of Alice Bailey, the process of creating a concept, or “building a thought-form” is viewed as a deeply esoteric magical act. According to HP Blavatsky in her book (The Secret Doctrine), “The plan [for the Cosmos] was furnished by the Ideation of the Universe, and the constructive labour was left to the Hosts of intelligent Powers and Forces.” What this means is that the everything starts off as a thought given that it contains the “blueprint” using which the creation is built… including the Universe. Even the device which you are using to read this article would have had its genesis as a thought when the creator ideated about the design.
Why is this important? If one can learn the art of creating powerful thought forms, then it is possible to harness the power of your thoughts to create a life of prosperity and success both materially as well as spiritually. This art and science was taught by Master Choa Kok Sui in his Kriyashakti workshop which is to do with materializing your goals and wishes using a combination of Pranic Energy and thought power.
We are swimming in a world of thought forms and emotional energies, not all of which are beneficial for us. In fact, we are constantly bombarded by negative and injurious energies. If you are not properly protected from these contaminants, you can be affected spiritually, mentally, emotional, physically and financially. This is one of the reasons why it is very important to take the MCKS Practical Psychic Self Defence workshop. This workshop teaches you scientific ways of utilizing Pranic energies to properly protect yourself, your belongings, surroundings and loved ones from negative and destructive energy patterns. The course offers simple, effective and practical remedies to psychic problems encountered by most people. It teaches several ways to shield one’s self from projected negative thoughts and psychic contamination by strengthening the human aura; removing negative energies and vibrations from psychically dirty places; and other never before known techniques.
Another important thing to recognize is that it is important to generate positive and loving thoughts towards other people. Studies show that plants grow better if you talk to them. Can you imagine what would be the effect if you were to say loving, nurturing, and supporting things to other humans? They too will progress faster and become better human beings.
On the other hand, if you keep verbally and mentally criticizing people, then you would in turn be obstructing the person’s progress. By the Law of Karma you in turn are entitled to receive the same from others. Hence it is important to consciously generate good thoughts about other people… especially the people you don’t like.
Like MCKS taught: “Loving-Kindness attracts loving-kindness… anger and hatred attract anger and hatred.” Ultimately the choice is ours as to what we want to receive.