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Messages from Bertha Dudde are here listed, which deal with the subject Intellectual activity:
0807 0926 0962 1141 1757 1871 2111 2205 2302 2309
2343 2359 2363 2736 3550 3700 3706 3732 4439 4694
4696 4700 4736 4749 4783 5044 5319 5463 5484 5757
^ B.D. NR. 0807 Remote effect of thoughts.
Every thought is spiritual power, it therefore can be requested, received and passed on and this could be used on earth from man to man still far more when love would indwell men and an abuse of this power would be eliminated through a certain spiritual state of maturity.
^ B.D. NR. 0926 Mental influence through jointly responsible spirit beings. Enlightenment through high-ranking beings.
Once they will have to recognize that they put themselves into resistance against all good spiritual influence and therefore got into bad want, and their struggle will be far more difficult in the hereafter to reach truth because they rejected spiritual help in life on earth, they now must suffer want and now have to exert all effort on their part to achieve that what they could reach on earth effortless. For the struggle in the hereafter is far more difficult than on earth.
^ B.D. NR. 0962 Mental activity. Heart. Brain.
The mental activity of man is actually a normal feeding through spiritual power. Man is enabled to receive and so to speak to divert this power current into the heart, which, as the receiving station of all spiritual power, constantly utilizes the food which is supplied to it and so then utilized gives it back into the brain centre and from there sets the mechanism of man as it were in motion. This is a process which is still completely incomprehensible to man because up to now he holds the opinion that the brain alone performs its organic activity and therefore the rest of the body has for the time being nothing to do with it until the will activates itself and now also the body carries out the mental activity but the heart is the receiving station and only there a removal takes place how far man is willing to receive the spiritual power, so mental transfers, - and this then happens that way that the body and with it just the brain as organ condescends to keep the received spiritual as spiritual material, or it is received hazily and immediately again discarded.
^ B.D. NR. 1141 Way to truth. Spiritual influence. Thought emanation.
Who, in firm trust in God, directs the question towards the knowing powers, his thoughts will also be supplied with the right knowledge.
^ B.D. NR. 1757 Thoughts are spiritual power.
Standing in enlightenment, man looks at his range of thoughts as no longer acquired by himself, i.e. as coming from himself, but as that what it really is as the radiation of spiritual beings, who want to hand over their knowledge to man and therefore try to impart it to him until he has acquired it for himself as thought goods. Consequently every thought is spiritual power, therefore something spiritual, that has made its way out of the opposite kingdom to earth, to be received by the thought apparatus of man, and which now comes to his consciousness. Consequently the thinking of man must correspond to the spirit of the being, which takes possession of man or to whom man leaves himself.
Only the ignorant man believes he is the originator of his thoughts.
Only when he trustingly turns to the spiritual beings desiring truth, and asks them for enlightenment, he will experience in himself how spiritual power in form of thoughts now flows towards him, and he will recognize that he cannot be the originator of such thoughts, but something spiritual is imparted to him from spiritual beings out of the opposite kingdom.
^ B.D. NR. 1871 Bad thoughts. Unkindness. Frame of mind.
The conscious rejection of bad thoughts is the most secure means to lift the frame of mind, because then resistance is set against those powers which muster their entire influence to make man turn God away.
Strong faith is the best means, and man can leave himself to the good powers in fullest calmness when he just approves of their might and power.
^ B.D. NR. 2111 Origin of thought in the heart of man.
Every thought arises out of the depth of the heart and only then takes its way into the organs determined for it, from which it is perceived as thought and expressed.
Man believes that the thought takes its starting-point in the brain, that it comes into being there through organic activity because he knows nothing of the nature of thought.
And it always depends on the will whether a thought is seized by the organs determined for this, because these only function as soon as man wants, and receive the thought arising out of the heart and process it, i.e., it is associated with the thoughts already existing; it therefore is as if arranged in already existing thought material and can now be switched off or switched on arbitrarily, according to the will of man.
And as soon as attention is paid to the picture through the will of man, it is seized, i.e., it is impressed upon finest retinas particularly intended for this and is therefore visible to man at any time; he therefore will be able to imagine it when he wants to.
When man is again made aware of impressions or pictures after a long time, then the thinking organs are active. Among the innumerable retinas covered with pictures they find that which human will wants to imagine, and so long ago passed impressions, which first moved the heart of man before they were formed to thoughts, can be brought into remembrance at any time because they, once accepted by the will of man, remain as impressions until innumerable impressions make the pictures unclear therefore memory so weak that they no longer come to awareness clearly.
Power and thought is therefore one idea, only that it is different whether only the life power which man receives or the power imparted out of the spiritual kingdom is the origin of thought.
^ B.D. NR. 2205 Answers of question through knowing beings on the other side.
Every spiritual thought establishes the connection with the spiritual world on the other side; every spiritual thought is an expression of power, whose activity is in that respect to impart power to the beings, which are powerless.
Man asks questions unconsciously when he thinks about something what is beyond his understanding. When he now dwells on a question for some time, the knowing powers get into action they mentally whisper the answer to man, i.e., thoughts spring towards man, and because he is not yet informed about the nature of the thought, he sees himself as the originator of this thought and the result as the product of his own intellect.
And nevertheless man will be able to feel the power impartation himself, because when he receives thoughts which correspond to truth, his soul feels them as being beneficial, and it drives his will to communicate the result of his thinking to fellow men, and therefore man now also has an effect as power giver, by him passing on the knowledge, which basically and in principle is power out of God.
^ B.D. NR. 2302 Heart and intellectual thinking. Truth.
Because these thoughts are spiritual power, which flows out of the beings united with God and flows to the heart of him who also unites with God through love activity.
The thought born in the heart has only one thing in common with spiritual goods won intellectually, that it also has to be lead to the brain so that it penetrates the consciousness of man, and that lets man come to the assumption that every thought has its origin in the brain, therefore has been obtained intellectually.
^ B.D. NR. 2309 Gods protection. Right thinking. Truth or fallacy.
Thought activity in a soul which forms itself to love is under divine protection, and when man wants to be good, he will always take up the right thoughts, when they rise up from the heart and desire to be recorded in the brain of man.
^ B.D. NR. 2343 Activity of light beings. Imparting of knowledge.
And what the light beings impart to men goes far beyond the limits of book knowledge, because this wisdom touches problems, which a man would never be able to solve right, and the donors of this wisdom, exactly these light beings, impart their gifts so to men, that these can completely enter in the truth out of God, when the will becomes active in them.
^ B.D. NR. 2359 Responsibility. Mental transmission of the word of God.
That is why a man, without any influence from the outside, without transmission of the divine word on the part of fellowman, can be far closer to truth and has this so to speak acquired through thought, because he has not resisted the work of light beings, who have instructed him mentally.
^ B.D. NR. 2363 Thought apparatus. Flow of good or bad power.
Because the flow of thoughts from both powers, from the ones full of light or the dark spiritual powers, man now perceives as benefiting or unpleasant and therefore accepts the ones, while he rejects the others. Therefore the basic attitude towards God is decisive which thought material the will of man takes in, because what his thought apparatus has once received that remains in him at his perpetual disposal because it always comes to the surface when man wants to occupy himself with it.
^ B.D. NR. 2736 Thought-transference from the kingdom of light to Earth.
Through thought-transference from the kingdom of light to Earth an extraordinary knowledge can be imparted to man in a way, which does not seem supernatural at all.
Man does not know what thought is; he regards himself as creator of every thought and is still just a reception station for the radiation of the beings in the opposite kingdom.
It is always an exchange of thoughts from the hereafter to Earth, but which beings express themselves, that is determined by man himself through his will.
Thought is spiritual material, therefore something immortal, which does not stop with the death of man, but continues to exist in the spiritual kingdom, just corresponding to the will and life of man, holding truth or error.
^ B.D. NR. 3550 Responsibility for thought direction.
Most people certainly do not realize what thoughts actually are. They believe to produce them themselves through activity of the intellect, and would also with this idea be responsible for their thoughts because also then the will would be determining for the direction of the thoughts of man.
Because thoughts are originators of acts and therefore also of the way of life, which man leads on earth.
^ B.D. NR. 3700 Thoughts are radiations out of the spiritual kingdom.
Thought activity is certainly, seen earthly, the function of organs, but which actually just absorb and assimilate that what touches the organs as radiation out of the spiritual kingdom.
^ B.D. NR. 3706 Origin of thoughts.
Like lightning sometimes thoughts emerge suddenly, without that he has before dealt with it intellectually.
Because nothing, what is not earthly perceivable comes into being by human will, but it is there as something, what has always been; it has its origin in the spiritual kingdom, as all spiritual is radiations of Gods power, which are accessible to man according to his will.
And when he believes that such stay in the spiritual kingdom is a product of his own phantasy then the explanation for this is that man can think and imagine nothing what does not exists that everything whatever man imagines is also in existence somewhere and thoughts are as it were a reflection of that what man seeks to discover by virtue of his will.
But the brain of man is never ever the origin of thought, but it is just the apparatus, which must receive the thought material, which comes out of the spiritual kingdom and touches him, when it is to become perceivable for man.
^ B.D. NR. 3732 Practice for the hearing of the voice of the spirit.
But you have to be attentive to your thoughts, which, when you deal with spiritual problems, are sent to you in different ways.
You have to practise in this process of spiritual work, i.e., you must pay more attention to your inner life, on many occasions withdraw into quietness and remain in thoughts for a longer time with a problem, about which you wish enlightenment.
^ B.D. NR. 4439 Thought. Radiation of spiritual beings. Will o the wisp.
These beings now fight about the possession of your will; they seek to transmit their thoughts upon you; they play around you like waves, and your will now receives them or rejects them , i.e., the heart takes them up and passes them on to the brain, where they are digested, therefore are recalled to man, if he wants to utilize them or he rejects them, by him not first supplying them to the brain for utilization, therefore drops them. The thought only becomes aware, when the mind occupies itself with it; but man himself is not the originator of the thought, but they are radiations out of the spiritual kingdom, which can touch man as light rays or also as a false light, which then accompanies him as shadow; that he therefore walks in darkness.
^ B.D. NR. 4694 Expression of the spirit depending on soul maturity and receptivity.
Because man does not hear with bodily ears, but it is the soul, which receives the expression of the spirit and passes it on to the bodily man, the mind.
^ B.D. NR. 4696 Cognition. Love - Truth - God.
Man must be good from the inside out, therefore feel driven to love work, only then the spirit of God goes into action, which now orders and directs the thinking of man, his intellectual activity, and only then the result of intellectual thinking will be in accordance with truth; but which the intellect has then not won, but the heart, which so to speak influences the intellect, to receive and to digest the thoughts flowing from the spiritual kingdom.
^ B.D. NR. 4700 The hearing of the divine word. Thoughts.
The intellect is certainly able to receive and to process the thoughts flowing towards him, but the thought itself does not originate in man, but it touches his heart, but flows out of the kingdom, which lies outside of earthly spheres. The thought is spiritual product, therefore a power, which takes a certain form, as soon as it is received by the intellect, in which therefore the intellect is influenced by the heart, to become active, by it now forming the thoughts sent to it and gives them a certain order. The activity of the intellect is the holding on to the thoughts, which wavelike touch the heart and can also find no echo, when the will of man just uses the thought activity for worldly things through the hustle and bustle of the world and pays no attention to spiritual currents.
^ B.D. NR. 4736 God speaks through the heart to man.
What the heart commands you, that you are to do, because through the heart I speak to you, provided that you want to hear my voice. You can therefore let the heart speak or also the intellect, i.e., you can pay attention to your feeling or also let reason rule, therefore strive for some advantage through your acting, while the heart does not make this advantage.
^ B.D. NR. 4749 Admonition to living faith. Thoughts.
"Nothing remains covered for me, even your thoughts are revealed to me, and according to these thoughts I judge you".
^ B.D. NR. 4787 Mental activity. Spiritual radiations.
To the one thirsty for truth a short reference is enough, a quiet doubt, to investigate truth, and he will never remain without success. His thoughts are caught by the beings of light, and answer is radiated back, which man sees and continues to pursue as own though material. This thought activity is the actual living thing in man; it is that activity, which is also continued in the spiritual kingdom; it is the actual function of the soul, which now moves by this means on earth or in the spiritual kingdom, depending on the destiny, to which it turns its function therefore according to the direction, which man gives his thoughts.
Then their radiations touch the heart of man; they are digested through the bodily organs of the intellect and felt as own thought results by man. But a thinking man must ask himself the question, wherefrom the thought material comes, because everything must have its origin, but man himself is not able to let something come into being out of nothing. Therefore a spiritual substance must be existing, which condenses, therefore takes on some form. And the thought is such a form, which is explained as going out from man himself. But it is spiritual power, which is caused by a power carrier, a source the source is God himself, the carrier of the beings having become perfect, which firmly draw power from God and also radiate it to their own happiness. The thought radiation is the actual activity of the beings of light, because it means illumination of that, what is lightless, therefore is devoid of all cognition.
^ B.D. NR. 5044 Spirit work. Light. Knowledge. Plan of salvation.
My opponent can let arise nothing in the human heart, but he can only awaken such thoughts in him or bring to remembrance, which already slumber in him. i.e. have already impressed the brain through events from the outside or thought activity based on experiences or knowledge imparted to him from outside.
^ B.D. NR. 5319 Mental influencing of spiritual beings. Connection from earth to the hereafter.
From out of the kingdom of light men are constantly influenced, so that they mentally deal with that kingdom, which lies outside of the earthly world, which is not grasped with earthly senses, but which exist irrefutably, even so it cannot be proven. But every man knows that an area exists, which is still closed to him, as long as he is unbelieving, for whether he also would like to deny it, he cannot do it with that certainty, which could give him proofs, and a proof for it, that that kingdom does not exist, is not there. But the light beings make an effort, to mentally so influence men that they deal with the state after their death that they consider the possibility of a continued existence, and then they can also further influence men through imaginations, which are explained by men as their own assumptions. The train of thought of man must be steered to his state after his death although he would prefer to believe that there is no existence after death any more, still thoughts will again and again force themselves on him, and this is the work of those beings in the spiritual kingdom, which want to help him to come to the right recognition.
^ B.D. NR. 5463 The will determines the thoughts. Responsibility.
The will determines the thoughts. Responsibility.
17. August 1952. B.D. NR. 5463.
Out of the will of men the thoughts are born, for as his will is, the opposite spiritual powers can have an effect and supply their thought currents to man. Thoughts are always expressions of those powers, which are there accepted, where the will of man is in accordance with that of the spiritual sender. The spiritual powers therefore intervene in the organic activity, a soon as man himself forms thoughts and the content of these thoughts is that spiritual material, which the spiritual powers possess. And so the thinking of man is at it were stimulated by those spiritual powers; they cannot just compulsorily have an effect on the thinking of man, but according to the good or evil directed will the spiritual powers get active, so that it is therefore up to man himself, which spiritual material he mentally receives, whether it touches him out of the kingdom of light or out of the kingdom of darkness, whether it is truth or error, for he himself determines through the direction of his will also those beings, who impart their thought material to him. The will determines the thinking. Therefore man is responsible for his thinking. And for that reason there is only one possibility, to be relieved of responsibility that man trustingly hands himself over to God and to the beings of the world of light, so that his wanting and thinking is directed right. Then man needs to fear no misleading thoughts; then he is led and guided in right thinking; then light beings take over the responsibility, and they will truly only exercise that influence upon man, which promotes good and right thoughts. He needs to fear nothing, when he, before every decision, before every thought activity, which requires right thinking, recommends himself to the heavenly father; when he asks all good beings for protection and help. Then his thinking will be right, for then the beings of darkness find no entry; then they can cause no confusion, no matter on which area it may be. A good will turned towards God protects man from erroneous thinking.
But you men have nevertheless hours, where the thoughts, i.e. the will, is again turned towards the world, and the opponent of God uses this to invalidate that, what good beings have imparted to you. Then doubts start, and then the counter powers immediately have an effect. The desire for the world can hand you over to these counter powers, for the relationship with God, with the world of light, is relaxed through every thought, which is still meant for the world, through every desire, which does not have spiritual aims. For that reason every man is to observe himself, how far he is still earthly minded; in decisive questions he is to break away from every relationship if possible; unreservedly he is to devote himself to the spiritual world of light, and he will then always be sure to be looked after by it; he will speak and think, as it is right before God, and also feel the inner steadfastness, as soon as he supports that thought material, which has been imparted to him in this relationship. Amen.
B.D. NR. 5463.
^ B.D. NR. 5484 Thoughts are connecting currents from the hereafter and earth.
Thoughts are connecting currents from the hereafter and earth.
10. and 12. September 1952. B.D. NR. 5484.
The connexion from earth to the spiritual world can exist at any time, because thoughts can go to and fro, i.e., because thoughts are basically the connexion rays, which are send out in the spiritual kingdom and can get caught by men on earth and also again sent back in another form. Therefore this connexion from top to bottom exists in like manner, which cannot be denied. But in the main these connexions are still unconscious to man, for as long as he is still not believing and has gained certain cognition through love, he still does not know about the relationship of the spiritual with the earthy world. And for that reason he can also not control, with which kingdom he is in contact through his thinking. For the thought currents can come from both, the kingdom of light and also from the kingdom of darkness, which he receives, but which he himself can determine through his will. As soon as he is believing, he also demands light; his will is turned to God as the eternal light and will now also secure the supply from the kingdom of light for him. His thinking will be good, for he consciously receives good thought currents, and he averts, what is brought to him from the kingdom of darkness. His will determines the heart to receive and to pass on to the intellect, what touches him as thought currents from the kingdom of light.
So therefore the good thinking wanted by God is to be explained, which that man will inevitably utter, who lives in faith and in love. The desire to serve God will now drive such a right thinking man to that end, to impart his cognitions, his thoughts, to fellowman; to guide him as it were to the same thinking, because it makes himself happy. And this will is of pleasure to God. And he will also always find support, for a right will is the first to let men reach up. Every good thought has as it were its origin with God; it can never be dismissed as being against God; it is the power going out from God, which is caught by light beings and passed on, until it touches the heart of man and is accepted by him. And such good thoughts will also never miss their effect on those fellowmen, who are of a good will. But there is nevertheless a great difference between thought material won through intellectual activity therefore the use of spiritual power through the intellect and the direct supply of the spiritual thought material through Gods great love. (11.9.1952) The intellect stops its activity for the time of the supply of thought material, but in return for it the soul gets active as receiver. The spiritual ear opens, and the thought currents from the spiritual kingdom pour in, and they get caught. The radiations from the kingdom of light touch the spiritual ear; it supplies it to the soul; it feels addressed; it "receives"; passes it on to the intellect, which receives mechanically; gets the bodily organs active to hold on to it, and to only afterwards concern itself with the received, i.e. through own thinking, through intellectual activity, lets it become spiritual property. Receiving always presupposes a giver or sender, in contrast to personal production, to a result through own work, in this case busy activity of the intellect. God himself wants to give something, what men do not possess and also cannot create for themselves. For that purpose he supplies his word to earth and through the word knowledge, which is according to truth, which no man could let come into being out of own power, which just needs to be received to possess it. God instructs man; the light world instructs him but always through the spirit, which rests in man himself idle so long, until the will of man determines him, to renounce himself until man regards the spiritual kingdom more than the earthly kingdom until man enters into the relationship with God and in this way finds access to that kingdom, from which truth comes to him. (12.9.1952) But so God himself teaches man, truth, as real knowledge, is given to him. It is not demanded of him to do intellectual work, but those thoughts ascend from the heart, which the spirit awakens in man which, because it is share of the divine father spirit, can only produce truthful thoughts, which the ear of the soul hears and acknowledges them, must acknowledge them for that reason, because with truth man is given at the same time also competence to judge for the real and true. Man can certainly also consider himself as taught by God, whose intellect is eagerly active through intimate prayer towards God for his enlightenment. Then he believes having worked on the mental result himself, but it is nevertheless sent to him through his spirit, but not in an unusual way. But it is different, when truth is supplied to earth by God, when God teaches a man through the inner word. Then, through literal transmission, he receives directly a comprehensive knowledge, which he did not possess before, which does not slumber in him as subconscious and which he does not win through mental work. And it still comes from the inside, for it is the divine spirit in man, which speaks to him, which imparts knowledge to him so that it touches the soul as spoken word; that it emerges as thought in the heart, which is not formed by man according to own will, but which forms itself to words of deepest meaning, which man as willing receiver writes down so as heard. This is an unusual process insofar as that no other source is to be discovered than the inner being of man; it is the living water, which flows out of the body of him, who God himself instructs through his spirit. For the divine spirit is the original spirit, which truly has the water of life in fullness. But mankind goes past it; only very few refresh themselves with the water of life, only very few men know about pure truth from God and strengthen themselves with it and are therefore in contact with the spiritual world, from where light comes, truth and life. Amen.
B.D. NR. 5484.
^ B.D. NR. 5757 Free will. Earth fate.
That is incomprehensible to you men that man is not pushed to his thinking, wanting and acting; that it is completely up to him to use his will towards every direction; but that I have already fashioned the fate of man according to this will, to have an effect on this will in the imaginably most favourite way and in this way to obtain highest possible maturity during his earth life. I always just want to give him the opportunity to change his will, therefore to connect with me, which the being once wanted to dissolve. And the earth fate imposed on him is to achieve this. The change of his thinking is therefore of more importance than that what he determined through some position of constraint to that end carries out. The will as such is not always the same as the carrying out of a thought. The will is the innermost stirring in man and the will can also be directed to something completely unachievable, appearing impossible to carry out for him. And exactly this will it is, which gets assessed, for which man must take responsibility. Acts can certainly follow from this will, which man then considers as fate wise caused and which let him deny free will and they are still first based on free will, but which has been recognized by me already for eternity and was cause that I have fashioned his earth fate so, as it now fulfils itself at him. You can indeed now also set against, that also your thinking may be subject to a law-governed compulsion. And my word must now here be enough for you, that neither I as God and father from eternity nor my opponent will influence your thinking compulsorily; that you can defend yourselves against every thought, which comes from below; when you want, that only thoughts from above touch you and vice versa. Your will is and remains decisive, which is subject to no force. And for that reason you must first clear up for yourselves, what you really understand under "will". As beings able to think with consciousness of self your I must therefore create a mental content for itself; it must move in a sphere, which appeals to it the I must be able to assert itself in the sphere created by itself and be able to freely decide about itself. The will is nothing else than a jutting out or a striving out of the I into the sphere outside of it. Thought and will are inseparable ideas, for a being able to think can only through the will submit its thinking to proof. But thinking and wanting are not to be confused with carrying out of the will because to that end a power is necessary, which the being can have or also not but the lack of power does not abolish the ability of wanting that man may be forced to this or that acting fate wise, is a great misconception, when as a result it is claimed, that man may then therefore have no free will. For not the acting is decisive, but the will, which accompanies every act but about which I know for eternity, what should now also explain the fate of the individual, which is based on exactly this his will.
^ B.D. NR. 6375 Thought activity.
11. and 12. October 1955. B.D. NR 6375.
What is thought? You can never get this question answered scientifically as long as the researchers themselves do not go into spiritual knowledge, as long as they just try to solve it purely rationally because the origin of thought is the spiritual kingdom. They are radiations out of the spiritual kingdom, which circle round you men like waves to now be received or suppressed according to your will. They are radiations which touch your thought organs and put them into action when you are ready for it, i.e. willing to establish contacts with the beings, which beam at you. It is an exchange of power and a process - but which is organized by two sides, but it is left to the will of man with which side he establishes contacts. You have to know that you have been created in such a way that all organs have to carry out a certain activity, and for every function there exist special organs, which now work according to the will on man, partly also still subject to natural law because they carry out a life-saving function. You also have to know that a certain freedom was granted to you for the duration of your earthly life - which is expressed in this respect that the function of certain organs depends on your will, because this is to be tried out and is to prove itself in earthly life. And to it also belongs your activity of the intellect, which you can develop yourself, but for which you also have been given a capability of thinking. But this capability of thinking does not exist in you producing the thoughts yourselves, but you have to let something take effect, by virtue of your capacity to think, which flows towards you, something spiritual, which washes around you all the time like waves. You have to receive the thoughts, which flow towards you and now process them with your intellect, but it is completely up to you if and which thoughts you take up, but the will and the choice is decisive for your spiritual upward development. Thoughts are spiritual power radiations, which start from God himself in unimaginable fullness of light - first received from light beings, which again seek to make happy with the received and so means a ceaseless passing on to all beingness capable of thinking. But also the present prince of darkness once was a receiver of light and power. He also feeds radiations of his own record towards the beingness. And so man as a being capable of thinking will be able to accept streams of thoughts from both sides, the radiations of good and bad powers will always be expressed as waves of thoughts; man will always accept those thoughts, which correspond with his will; thoughts will never exert a compelling influence, but only push themselves forward or will be rejected corresponding to the will and nature of man. But man is never the author of his thoughts himself - he never has the ability to produce these thoughts himself, although he often is convinced of it that everything is his own spiritual product what he has won through intellectual activity. He only makes use of the waves of thought which circle around him - and also can use them to a very high degree by virtue of his ability to think, which is granted to him by the creator. And thoughts full of light will again and again come up in a man, who turns more to the darker streams of thoughts. But thoughts, no matter of what direction, will never settle in the organs of thinking against the will of man. And that is what he is for, to choose with which thoughts he wants to concern himself. By the ability to think is meant to be able to go into the currents, which touch man as thoughts, to understand their meaning, to sort them out logically - thus to utilize all thoughts flowing towards him. But for that the will is necessary for the time being. Because man is not forced to open himself to the thought waves flowing to him, can therefore reject the thoughts in a certain lethargy of thinking - but as he on the other hand also can take up thoughts, which reach him from below, which are therefore bad and worthless in their content. It is always his will which determines the direction of the thoughts and also the origin. Streams of thoughts from the world full of light will have - when the will of man is ready to accept them - a power effect at the same time, as man's ability to think increases and is cleared. So who is intellectually busy with spiritual questions, he accepts as it were these questions from beings of the kingdom of light, the thought waves cause a desire in his soul to receive enlightenment. This desire is seized by the organs of thinking and only from this moment on conscious to the intellect of man. And now he has established contact with the being which sent the radiation to him - which carries out its activity on behalf of God or also on behalf of his opponent: to spread light or darkness. Every thought is the expression of a being working for God or his opponent - but never the own product of man, because even in the state of perfection one day in the spiritual kingdom the being always only radiates that what it gets from the source - from God himself - as love power, which includes highest wisdom. Out of the dissimilarity of thinking of men follows that endless many different degrees of knowledge distinguish the spiritual beings, but that they all have access to man because his will itself can protect him from error or faulty spiritual products and because God also grants his opponent the same right to have an effect on man - because of the decision of will, which is purpose and aim of life on earth as man. The ability of man to think can also weigh up the different thoughts. Man can conclude, and his will also can through this conclusion change the direction first adopted, and his intellect will refuse untrue thought products, when he is of good will. Because the effort of the light beings, who have the fullest truth, will never stop to let the right thoughts flow towards men, who have been handed over to their care, because that is their mission to spread light and truth and to chase away darkness - which they carry out conscientiously. And a heart that opens, a man who desires truth, will be allowed to receive riches of thoughts, which meet with response in him. The radiations from the kingdom of light will arouse a bright light also in himself, man will believe to have reached the results through his own thinking, which is however only true insofar as he now has made use of his ability to think, to make that his spiritual property, what before has flown towards him - but which now remains with him so that he also again will be able to radiate, if he is allowed to heartening activity in the spiritual kingdom.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6375.
Remote effect of thoughts
Mental activity. Heart. Brain.
How pigeons navigate
Origin of thought
Answers of question through knowing beings on the other side
Heart and intellectual thinking
Gods protection - Right thinking - Truth or fallacy
Activity of light beings - Imparting of knowledge
Mental transmission of the word of God
Responsibility for thought direction
Origin of thoughts
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