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

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

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.

4 Responses

  1. Yes, I full agree. Am I being thought? Or am I thinking … creatively. Am I being felt to death by runaway emotions. Or do I maximize the gift of emotion to feel love for God and all creation. Do I read some trashy guilty pleasure — or do I read BECOMING A SUN and rise upward? The choice is mine and, with you, I choose life. Love, Tom C.

  2. We do indeed have to be very careful about what we allow to enter our heart. And I do believe the mind can be a guardian angel in this regard. Fifty-three years ago I became aware of my own Divine Sovereignty and I vowed then and there that my mind would never wander from that point of centering. And all these years it has been such a wonderful protective angel overseeing what is allowed to enter my heart.

  3. The statement that Love is the answer rings so true in my heart and mind. They agree and I agree that gently guiding both mind and heart to Centering in Love, God allows thinking to fine tune and bring true authorship. Thank you David.

  4. In deep agreement with the beautiful responses above…and the quote below…..blessings all…

    “And recognizing the suggestibility of the emotional body, we suggest Love.’

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