This Week’s Quotation:
The truth is that the emotional body is ready to listen to the thoughts of somebody, and it is not necessarily wise about who the ideas come from or what they are. It is the nature of the emotional body to respond to ideas. The only question is, which ones? Without the assistance of some clear thinking, the waters of the human soul can embrace ideas that lead to unhappiness and personal destruction; simple ideas, such as “I could never meet a partner who loves me,” or “I am a bad person,” become believable after enough repetition. Emotions are subject to the power of suggestion, a dynamic made famous by hypnotists and at work daily in people’s lives.
~ Becoming a Sun p. 60
The Suggestibility of the Emotional Body
Isn’t it curious how the human consciousness works?
Our emotions are highly subject to the thoughts that impact them. They are highly suggestible.
Someone who has been a significant teacher for me—even though he died before I turned two—was Lloyd Arthur Meeker. He was a prolific speaker and writer, and I’ve studied his teachings all my adult life. He called the mind a guardian angel for the heart, monitoring the beliefs that enter it.
Here’s my question. Who’s watching the mind? I’ve noticed the human tendency to think in circles, which becomes a downward spiral that leads to a person’s undoing. If our mind is not thinking our thoughts, as the sovereign being for this human soul, it is thinking someone else’s and believing half-baked ideas floating around in the culture in which we live.
Finding and knowing our sovereignty, we assume the role of the creator of our human experience. We gain authority—authorship—over our human soul. From that perspective, we think the thoughts of creation which engender the feelings of the creator we are—care, blessing, enthusiasm, and compassion.
And recognizing the suggestibility of the emotional body, we suggest Love.
What does it mean to become a sun?
Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.