According to the levels of reality system originally channeled by my late partner, Stuart “Alex” Lucker, “Thought Reality”—sometimes referred to as the “astral plane” or the “plane of Mind”—is the sum total of all conscious minds. Anything that anybody has ever thought, is thinking right now, or will be thinking 10 minutes, 10 days, 10 weeks, 10 months, 10 years, 10 centuries, 10 millennia from now, all these minds meet and color one another in Thought Reality.
We’re not talking just profound, enlightened, fascinating, beautiful, ennobling minds here. We’re talking shallow, resentful, boring, ugly, destructive minds, too. If you’re the sort of person who happens to be psychically sensitive to the Thought Reality plane of existence, you can feel bombarded at times by feelings, thoughts, and mental impressions that did not originate in your own brain.
Such overwhelm is particularly prevalent in these modern times. Through most of human history, people were unable to read or write. Furthermore, we had contact with those outside our local group only occasionally—as late as the 19th century, many living in rural communities seldom traveled far from their birthplaces, to the point where, at some places in England, people from one village could not understand the dialect of people from a village 20 miles away. (When I was a boy in the Fifties and Sixties, there was an illiterate woman in Roxbury, my local Connecticut village, who had never been to the larger town of New Milford, 11 miles away. When asked why, she’d replied that she had thought of going there, but really hadn’t seen the need.)
In rural days humans got our sense of the world outside through reports from occasional travelers, rumor, tradition, folktales, and the teachings of local religious leaders. All that began to change when the growth of cities brought different populations in close contact with one another, and when literacy began to grow beyond the boundaries of monasteries and convents into (what we would now call) secular society. And in the centuries since, the advent of schools, trains, newspapers, motor vehicles, radio, the telephone, television, cell phones, and the Internet have opened millions of us—sensitives and non-sensitives alike— to the thoughts and feelings of others in a way that would have been thought impossible even a hundred years ago.
How do we protect ourselves from Thought Reality overwhelm? Various suggestions include:
- Relaxing: Feet flat on the floor, take a slow breath in and a slow exhale. Breathing normally, mentally go up your body from the soles of your feet to the top of your head, noticing any area that feels tense or agitated. Breathe in again, and as you exhale start relaxing your muscles starting with the top of your head and proceeding down to the soles of your feet. As you progressively relax, imagine an invisible, lightweight, force barrier is forming around you from the top down. It lets in light, air, sensory information, and love, but keeps out all negative thought-forms, no matter how loud or scary.
- Confronting: Sometimes a particularly disturbing thought-form will leap into my consciousness. When this happens, instead of fleeing it or shoving it under the surface (which ultimately makes such thought forms stronger), I imagine myself turning and facing it. In my mind I say, in a strong, demanding voice, “Who are you really? And what do you really want?” Then, whether it replies or not, I choose either to imagine a gigantic spirit-animal (such as an elephant) stomping the thought-form flat; or I imagine a flood of Divine Love pouring down upon it, absorbing it into Itself.
- Writing: Sometimes it helps me to sit down with a pen and paper and write down everything the negative thought-form is saying to me or showing me. I can even draw a picture of the thought-form if I want to. the act of writing down the thought-form begins to separate myself from it, and robs it of power.
- Change the Channel: TV, radio, and the Internet bombard us 24 hours a day with frightening imagery and information. When I consider turning off the negative thought-form spewing TV, radio, computer, or iPhone—or switching over to a more positive channel on those devices, such as the Good News Network— I get voices that say things like, “Coward! Real grown-ups don’t deny the evil in the world!”, or, “If you don’t listen to our warnings, how will you protect yourself and your loved ones when the disaster strikes?” Change the channel anyway. If the thought-form persists, see #2 above.
What techniques have you found assist you in repelling or disempowering negative thought-forms? Let me know and I’ll print them here! •