The Power of Thoughts
Modern neuroscience has established that our thoughts tend to influence our reality. But just how powerful are your thoughts, and what are they capable of doing?
Do thoughts heal?
The power of placebos is a well documented medical finding. The placebo effect occurs when a treatment or medication with no real therapeutic value like a sugar pill is given to a patient, and their symptoms still improve.
What is believed to occur with placebos is this: The patient thinks they have been given something to heal their condition, and because they expect to improve, they actually DO improve.
Bruce Lipton, PhD geneticist and researcher, claims that over 30% of all medical healings and surgeries are the result of the mind-controlled placebo effect. He is also convinced that our thoughts actually control how our genes express themselves.
The case of people with multiple personalities is another interesting example. The physical appearance and even the actual health of people with multiple personalities can actually change depending on which of their multiple personalities is present at any given time. Studies have shown, for example, that one personality may have blue eyes, while the other has brown eyes.
There has even been a case where one personality had clinically serious cancer, while the other personality did not. In short, the thoughts of the personality that is manifesting have an immediate and very real impact on their physical body.
Can thoughts change physical outcomes?
Decades ago psychologists determined that some people can influence the outcome of a coin toss or a roll of dice simply by focusing their thoughts on a preferred outcome.
Similar experiments are currently being conducted by the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research program using computerized random event generators. The subjects focus on using their thoughts to influence the subsequent random number sets. The success of some people is so exact that their results are mathematically equivalent to winning the lottery 9 to 10 times in a row.
Do our thoughts affect other living things?
Years ago biologist Clove Backster began to measure the responses of plants to stress. He discovered that plants DO have increased stress levels during times of danger. If an experimenter threatened to burn a plant with a match, for example, the plant registered a spike on the stress machine.
But what intrigued Backster even more was that plants registered a stress spike even if the experimenter only thought about burning the plant.
Other scientists have conducted studies that clearly indicate the power of thoughts both positive and negative on animals, bacteria, and even living cells.
Do our thoughts affect other people?
Pairs of people have been placed into separate isolated rooms to determine if a stimulation to one will be felt by the other. One person was stimulated with images, sounds, or mild electric shock while measuring the effect on the non-stimulated person.
It was found that both individuals experience similar physical reactions and brainwave patterns during the stimulation even though only one of them was stimulated. Such synchronization of brainwave patterns and physical reactions is not normally found in people who have never met.
There is also growing evidence that remote healing and prayer have an impact on other human beings. In one study, remote healers from various backgrounds sent healing thoughts to AIDS patients. The remarkable results included improved T-cell counts, fewer illnesses and increased longevity.
Can thoughts transcend time and space?
Remote Viewing (RV) is the ability to access and provide accurate information about an item or event that is remote from the viewer. An example might be a person who is sitting in an office in California accurately describing in detail a building in Australia that they have never visited or seen in any way.
Both US and Russian experimenters and many university programs have long investigated remote viewing. Although remote viewing is not 100% accurate and reproducible, there is strong scientific evidence to support it. Russell Targ, the co-founder of Stanford Research institute, reports accuracy of up to 10,000 miles away, and with abilities to describe the past, present and future events for target locations.
Do thoughts truly create our reality?
Add up the above, and it becomes evident that we truly create our own reality, from our physical health… to our ability to influence other people and even our environment.
But there is something else at work here.
That something else is the power of the subconscious mind, which operates much like a movie camera from birth on. True, your thoughts DO create the many aspects of your reality even how your genes do or do not turn on; but it is ultimately the lifetime of memories and impressions stored in your subconscious mind that set the stage for your thoughts.
This underscores the importance of becoming aware of our automatic beliefs and assumptions which rise up from the subconscious mind, and replacing them with more positive and current thoughts.
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