For every spoken word there may be from ten to a thousand unspoken
ones. How many times do we internally debate what to say, or not
say, before we speak? Sometimes we speak spontaneously, but most
often we deliberate, self censoring to say things a particular way.
Does this internal self-talk influence external reality? I believe
Thoughts-the words or ideas we don't speak-send their vibrations
into the subtle energy and physical realms just as spoken words
do. In fact, unspoken words charged with significant emotion (subtle
energy) have a more powerful impact than words spoken without such
energy. The energetic contrast between a deeply felt silent prayer
(sending of one's energy to another) and a ritualistic public prayer
is palpable by any of us. If we can sense the difference, then so
can the other beings and the natural universe that respond to our
[The subject of emotion and subtle energies relates to the Principle
of Vibration, one of seven Hermetic Principles.
They comprise a basis for scientific study allegedly given to humans
by an advanced being (AB) more than 6,000 BP. We know him by various
names, including Thoth or Seth in Egypt, Manu in India, Hermes in
Greece, and the Serpent of the Adam and Eve story in Genesis.
They account for complexity in the universe and in humans not explained
by the four laws of physics and other modern scientific principles.]
Ideas Cohere Energy and Shape Matter
Most of us already know the fundamental level of the physical universe
consists of vibrating waves and particles of energy quanta. (If
this doesn't make sense, you may wish to review books like those
dealing with the new physics and the ancient discipline of sacred
geometry.) If everything in the physical world consists of vibrations,
the Principle of Correspondence predicts that other forces (thoughts
and emotions) also have a vibratory nature for subtle sense interactions
with matter and energy.
Thoughts appear to be the most susceptible to manipulation by conscious
intent - and thus the most creative form of vibration. Next comes
subtle energy or emotional vibrations* and then those of physical
matter and energy. In this hierarchy of our energetic/vibratory
universe, distinct thoughts have the power to cohere subtle energy
that concentrates matenergy into physical forms.** This dominant
flow of influence is evidenced by research in a variety of fields
(mind/body healing, subtle sense communications, mind-influence-on-matter
experiments). A reciprocal but less
powerful flow of influence is also self evident, e.g., the effects
of fatigue on emotions and drugs on consciousness.
In the organism of our universe, human expression of intent or
desire activates the vibration of subtle energy. While we do not
yet understand the mechanism, there is adequate evidence (psychokinesis,
changes in one's body by conscious intent, stimulating a response
in anothers body by mental focus) of the fact that thoughts
activate some form of energetic vibration that acts on the physical
If my expressed desire softens the clustering of molecules in a
spoon to allow me to easily bend it, there is no question that a
similar expression can cause a physical reaction in another's organic
body. (Use of this power-that we all have-got me into trouble when
my lover was a co-worker in a formal government office.) If I can,
through the silent expression of positive intent, help a friend's
body to heal, then there is no question that my silent expression
of disdain or hate can make another feel ill at ease, or worse.
Our Thoughts Influence Others
Often our inner thoughts about others seem reinforced by their
behavior toward us. Should we be surprised that people for whom
we have a hidden dislike seem not to like us either? The explanation
for this unspoken reciprocity lies in the dynamics of our three-faceted
If it is true that all three facets (mind, emotion and matenergy)
are on some common or connected vibratory spectrum, then one cannot
hide the vibrations of one's thoughts from the subtle senses of
another. Therefore, if we want to exchange positive emotions with
others, we must express them in our thoughts as well as spoken words.
What if we want harmony to prevail, but we cannot hold in check
our thoughts of disdain for some aspect of another? Unless the other
can resist our own negative inner vibrations and persist in expressing
unconditional acceptance (some martyrs are able to do this), we
receive back the same energetic frequency that we covertly express.
The response of a tuning fork to a particular sound vibration represents
this principle of frequency resonance. At one level, this explains
why the United States has so much violence. The hostile thoughts
the majority has about all who are different can only call forth
a reciprocal response in those considered alien.
If we overtly say we love another race or another religious group
or people with different sexual preferences, but to ourselves say
that we detest or reject their nature, we undermine our own message
of love. The vibration that goes the farthest and has the deepest
impact is the one we most dearly hold. And that is the one we are
most likely to admit only to ourselves. Until we can achieve energetic
(emotional) congruence between what we publicly express and what
we devote inner energy to, we help create the world we dislike or
fear. This is the scientific basis for the saying "If I want
to change the world, I must start with myself."
How Can We Be Constructive?
In our interconnected, fully alive universe, the most powerful
contribution we make to the nature of future reality consists of
the vibrations we emit through the unceasing symphony or cacophony
of our unspoken words. This explains why politicians, diplomats,
and everyone else who do not speak their true feelings poison the
field of subtle energies, laying the basis for their own failure.
This principle works with two people or with a nation.
How can we avoid the negative effect of our antipathy for people
and behaviors different from our own? In an interesting paradox
of a universe informed by principles like that of vibration and
polarity, the answer lies not in trying to make ourselves like them,
but in the acceptance of their differences. With that deliberate
act of acceptance comes the transmutation of our own negative projections
into positive ones. When I accept others with their differences,
rather than in spite of them, I transmit vibrations that invite
a positive response rather than compel it.
In other words, when expression of our love is contingent-even
though unstated-on change in the other, we emit internally inconsistent
vibrations. That inconsistency is palpable to the other's subtle
senses whether we intend it or not. Such cacophony can only lead
to further disharmony in our relations. If we desire harmony, we
must make a choice: Explicitly acknowledge either our unspoken contingency
or accept the other as is. Making this choice, even if it involves
maintaining our unease about the difference, changes the energetic
dynamics. By owning our unspoken negative feelings, we cease projecting
them towards the other.
So even if we do not immediately "love our enemy," the
cessation of our unspoken negative emissions allows the vibrations
in our own energy field to become positive. Then the principle of
frequency resonance causes us to attract positive emotions from
others rather than negative ones. Instead of our unspoken disdain
of the other causing him to repel us, we have enlarged the circle
of acceptance to encompass both of us.
* The subtle energies of our emotional field flow through
the chakra system.
** Ordinary matter and energy are simply the obverse aspects (polarities)
of the same phenomenon: one converts to the other. Thus, I use the
 Three Initiates. The Kybalion: A Study of the Hermetic
Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece (The Yogi Publication Society:
 Von Ward, Paul. Solarian Legacy: Metascience &
A New Renaissance. (Inner Eye Books, Livermore, CA, 1998)
Taking the Quantum Leap by Fred Alan
Wolf. (Harper & Row: San Francisco, 1981); The Dancing Wu
Li Masters by Gary Zukav. (William Morrow: New York, 1979); and
Science and Human Transformation by William A. Tiller. (Pavior,
Walnut Creek, CA, 1997).
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