What is the difference between thinking and thought?
Understanding the difference between thinking and thought is really important when we begin to develop our intuitive faculities. Most of us, and for most of the time, engage in the thinking process, or at least we think we do. Or we are told we do.
We are told we use our brains to analyse and work through our day from start to end. And even when it does end, and we are in bed, the thinking does not stop. How much we actually do think is debatable. What if what we thought we were thinking wasn’t actually thinking at all.
In myself I can seeing an increasing non-engagement with my own thoughts. This means I think less these days. Moving away from thinking as a process and moving towards a thought-based intuitive relationship with myself, I see that I can let go of the thinking if I allow my thoughts to just fluidly enter and leave my head.
What this means is that I do not aim to control the process. Communication with higher energies requires our minds to be open and free, it also helps if there is silence within and from this place you allow your awareness to do the rest. Our awareness is a complicated thing, there are lots of different levels to it, but I don’t think we need to actually think and separate these planes out.
What is important though is that we recognise that when a ‘thought’ pops into our heads, it helps if we are open to the idea that it is perhaps not our ‘head’ doing it to itself. I believe it is usually a higher spiritual energy trying to connect with us, trying to guide us.
I always take note when a thought pops into my head, and whatever immediately arises from that thought is the start of my communication with spirit. This is not mediumship, which is confined to outdated circles in spiritual churches, this is having a relationship with God/Source/Spirit. This we can do whenever we humble ourselves enough to know we can’t work it out. It does take a little practice, but start it and it just takes on an energy of its own.