Feelings….nothing more then Feelings - Friday, October 23rd, 2009
There is a lot of talk on the power of feelings and emotions these days. The famous â€ślaw of attractionâ€ť also known as â€śthe secret,â€ť claims that we literally get what we think about. The idea teaches that we attract into our lives what we think about, whether good or bad. If we think about how tough our lives are or about our financial troubles, then we attract more of those kinds of troubles to us. Or if we are grateful for what we have, we will attract more of the things that we are grateful for.
Now I donâ€™t agree 100% with â€śthe secretâ€ť but I do believe there is a lot of truth to it. After all, God does tell us through scriptures that we will eventually get what we truly want, whether good or bad.
The powers of the mind are fascinating. We arenâ€™t simply victims of our circumstances, thoughts, and feelings. We are in control and responsible for everything we think, say, do and feel.
The study on â€śwhite bears and pink elephantsâ€ť is right in line with the law of attraction. If our focus plan going into a match is to clear our head of all distractions, then what is going to happen? We are going to think more and more about the distractions that shouldnâ€™t be in our head and it only gets worse. Our focus has to be what we are going to do, not what we arenâ€™t going to do.
Federick W. Babbel wrote in his book â€śBring Forth Your Lightâ€ť
“Whatever we choose to focus our attention on will automatically multiply in our lives. If our attention is on our troubles or the injustice of the past, they will become our trials of the present also. If instead our minds are focused on the blessings we have received of the love of God, family and fellowman, these will grow stronger.â€ť
I am reading â€śFeelings Buried Alive Never Dieâ€¦â€ť right now by Karol K. Truman. The book talks about the power of feelings and as you can tell by the title that feelings from past experiences still affect our daily lives if left unresolved. Anyway, there is a pretty cool story that I wanted to share with you. Truman has an account of an experiment as told by the scientist, Dr. Stowell.
Dr. W. Jerome Stowellâ€™s story:
“I was almost a devout atheist, I did not believe that God was any more than a conglomeration of everyoneâ€™s mind put together and the good that was there, that was God as far as I was concerned. As for the real, all-powerful God existing and loving us all, with power over everything, I did not believe that.
Then one day I had an experience that really set me thinking. I was in a large pathological laboratory where we were attempting to find the wave length of the brain. We found a channel of wave lengths, and that channel has a mach room (unit of measure) in it wherein the different wave lengths of each individualâ€™s brain are further separated in identity more clearly than are the finger prints of each individualâ€™s hand. This is a point we should remember: God can actually keep in heaven a record of our thoughts as individuals just as the FBI can keep a record of our fingerprints in Washington, D.C.
We wanted to make an experiment to discover what took place in the brain at the moment of transition from life to death. We chose first a lady whose family had sent her to a mental institution but who had been discharged. The doctors could find nothing wrong with her other than the fact she had cancer of the brain. This affected the balance of her body only. As far as her alertness of mind was concerned and in every other way, she was exceptionally brilliant. We knew she was on the verge of death and she was informed, in this research hospital that she was going to die.
We arranged a tiny pick-up in her room to ascertain what would take place in the transition of her brain from life to death. We also put a very small microphone, about the size of a shilling, in the room so that we could hear what she said, if she had anything to say.
Five of us hardened scientistsâ€”perhaps I was the hardest of the groupâ€”were in an adjoining room with our instruments prepared to register and record what transpired. Our device had a needle pointing to â€ś0â€ť in the center of the scale. To the right the scale was calibrated to 500 points positive, to the left the scale was calibrated to 500 points negative. We previously had recorded on this identical instrument the power used by a fifty-kilowatt broadcasting station in sending a message around the world. The needle then registered 9 points of the positive side.
As the last moments of this womanâ€™s life arrived, she began to pray and praise the Lord. She asked the Lord to be merciful unto those who had despitefully used her, then she reaffirmed her faith in God, telling Him she knew He was the only power, the only living power. He always had been and always would be. She praised God and thanked Him for His power and for her knowledge of His reality. She told Him how much she loved Him.
We scientists had been so engrossed with this womanâ€™s prayer that we had forgotten our experiment. We looked at each other and saw tears streaming down scientific faces.
Suddenly we heard a clicking sound on our forgotten instrument. We looked and the needle was registering a positive 500, desperately trying to go higher only to bounce against the 500 positive post in its attempt!
By actual instrumentation we had recorded that the brain of a woman alone and dying in communication with God had registered more than 55 times the power used by a fifty-kilowatt broadcasting station sending a message around the world.
After this we decided to try a case very unlike the first one. We chose a man lying in the research hospital stricken with a deadly social disease. His brain had become atrophied to the point of very death. He was practically a maniac.
After we had set up our instruments, we arranged for one of the nurses to antagonize the man. Through her wiles, she attracted his interest in her, and then suddenly told him she did not want to have anything more to do with him. He began to verbally abuse her, and the needle began to register on the negative side. Then he cursed her and took the name of God in vain. The needle then clicked back and forth against the 500 negative post.
By actual instrumentation we had registered what happened to the brain when that brain broke one of thee Godâ€™s Ten Commandments, â€śThou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.â€ť
We had established by instrumentation the positive power of God and the negative power of the adversary. We had found that beneficial truth is positive, and the non-beneficial things covered by the â€śThou shalt notsâ€ť of the Ten Commandments are negative.
If we scientists can record these things, I believe with all my heart that the Lord God can keep a record of our thoughts.”
If you can get past how disturbing and wrong it is that these scientists were antagonizing a sick person, that was about to die none the less, the information gathered is pretty cool.
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