THINK ON THESE THINGS
There's a New Testament scripture found in Philippians 4:8 that is of great importance, not just from a Biblical view, but from a metaphysical and esoteric world view. Let's begin with two translations in English:
KING JAMES TRANSLATION
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
AMPLIFIED BIBLE TRANSLATION
Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].
The key takeaways of this verse are of a positive polarity, and we are told specifically to think continually on these things ... to center our Mind on them and implant them into our heart: true, honest, just, pure, lovely, good, virtuous, admirable, excellent, peaceful, and praise-worthy. We are also reminded in Proverbs 23:7 "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he." Now expand this: As a man focuses his thought on good things, and holds those thoughts in Mind, he can implant these good thoughts in his heart.
Where our focus goes, our energy grows. This is Universal Law. For every cause, there must be an effect. What we set our Mind on, is what will manifest in our physical reality. What we constantly think about, is what will come about. Even more, is that our focus must utilize all of our senses. We must not only think, but feel, touch, smell, see, and hear that which we desire to manifest. We must guard the Mind's Gate, as a watchman, a shepherd, and at times ... like radar and sonar. What comes at us, and what comes from us, must be beneficial to not only ourself, but to everyone.
If we chart our journey through Life in this way, all will benefit from right-thinking. For it is wrong-thinking that is sin. Wrong-thinking is missing the mark of Truth. When we miss the mark, we work on improving our aim. We catch a negative thought and cancel it out with a positive one. We "think on these things" and we improve out Life experience, and the experience of those around us ... near and far. We are all tied to the infinite Field of Consciousness ... the Matrix ... the unseen realm of thought. The more we think about good things, the more they will manifest in this world. Ultimately, we can eradicate all the negative thoughts, emotions, and actions; and build a better world for all who are in it, now and for the future as it unfolds.
Just a thought ...
Justin Taylor, ORDM.