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Creating Thought Forms: Do We Create Ghosts and Demons With Our Minds?
Do we create our own hauntings?
We have been fascinated and scared by ghosts for hundreds of years, and there are a few of us who ask the question, "what are ghosts and why are they here?" The general answer to these questions is usually something to the effect of ghosts being restless spirits who are trapped between this world and the next. Usually people believe that ghosts are stuck in this realm because they have some sort of unfinished business or died so tragically and suddenly that they do not even realize they are dead.
But sometimes these answers just are not enough to explain the curious and spine-tingling events that many of us have experienced with ghosts and demons. Perhaps there is a little more to ghosts than what we've been taught for so many years, or perhaps the concept is even more simple than we could have imagined. Is it possible that we create (will into being) our own ghosts and demons?
Every thought exists.
There are dozens of esoteric spiritual teachers (including Tibetan Buddhists) in the world today who believe and teach that we create our own realities. To expand on this idea, they say that every thought we have ever had exists. So if every thought exists or has existed in some real shape or form, couldn't it be possible that the just the mere idea of evil spirits or harmless hauntings in someone's mind actually willed that thought into existence?
Everything we know and see exists because someone had a thought to make it so. This is an obvious statement for most when they apply it to the physical realm. Architecture, technology, material things in general have all been created because of someone thinking of them in the first place. BUT, it is also possible and probable that our thoughts are energy and therefore turn into energy, and that energy has to go somewhere, right? Maybe that energy formed by thought can influence any number of things including the spiritual and/or supernatural. This is also the theory behind those who believe and perform magick. Magick is basically a thought that is turned into energy in which manifests the thinker's intentions. Isn't this the same thing we are doing when we have a goal that we eventually reach? We are making our thoughts reality.
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The Tulpa is a thought-form that has become reality, more or less. Many Buddhists believe that if someone thinks about something long enough, visualizes it, and believes that it will exist...they can actually make it exist. This can be seen in Alexandra David-Neel's story of her own Tulpa, a thought form of a monk that actually manifested into this dimension, according to her book and many eyewitnesses of this miracle.
They say at first that Tulpas are easy to control, but after they manifest and gain enough strength in this dimension that they can take control of themselves for themselves. They can actually become their own being, with their own thoughts and energy and therefore break themselves away from your thoughts, and inevitably, your control. This is exactly what happened to the writer Alexandra David Neel with her tulpa in the early twentieth century. The friendly image of a monk began to appear after Alexandra's many hours of concentration and visualization. But once it began manifesting itself more and more, it acquired a mind of its own. It would manifest on its own without her visualization, so much so that her friends and colleagues started asking her who the "stranger" was near their camp. She was able to re-absorb the thought-form into her own being, but it supposedly took her weeks in which to do and left her quite weakened.
There have been other experiences with Tulpas throughout history, and it makes me wonder if just the mere thought of ghosts or spirits doesn't actually put some sort of spirit or energy into existence in our dimension.
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Ghosts & Spirits as Thought Forms
Instead of believing or thinking that ghosts are reality because they are trapped souls, let's imagine that indeed these spirits or hauntings of various kinds are actually products of our thoughts and beliefs.
What about poltergeist activity? Have you ever noticed that in stories of poltergeist activity that when someone notices paranormal things happening, the weird things usually get even weirder and more violent and tend to happen more often? If ghosts and the paranormal are bi-products of our own thought forms, if we dwell on the thought of a poltergeist we are merely feeding it with more energy by way of our thoughts.
In my own personal experience, when I obsess over the idea of ghosts and their existence this is the time when I usually begin to have paranormal activity occur in my house. When I am not focused on ghosts and the paranormal, my mind being on other things in life, then I literally have no paranormal activity in my house to make mention of. This only feeds into the belief that ghosts and hauntings are merely projections of our thoughts and beliefs. One example is that I blame mishaps around my house on a spirit I like to call "the man". Ironically whenever I blame something on "the man", something strange happens. One night I spilled my glass of wine all over the carpet, and I said "damn the man!" The electricity went out in the room where I was sitting (and nowhere else in the house). The other time I blamed a mishap on "the man", I was in the kitchen and the electricity cut out in the kitchen and nowhere else in the house. By me thinking this ghost of a man and giving him characteristics of mischief, I almost will him into existence...at least enough to play with the electrical currents in my house.
This same idea of thought forms could be applied to the paranormal occurrences of fairies in centuries past. So many people in Europe and all over the world believed in the existence of fairies, that actual sightings and run-ins with fairies was a normal affair. If an entire world of people believed that fairies existed, could their thoughts not have manifested these beings into reality? That also explains why there's not so many sightings of fairies in this day and age...it is because not many people believe in them. Think about the line in Peter Pan by JM Barrie, "if you believe in fairies, clap your hands." This is literally taking a belief and applying direct physical energy to it. And how powerful would this be if the entire world did it together?
How about demons and the devil? Could these evil spirits also be mere thought forms that have manifested into reality because of so many people believing in such things? There are millions of Christians in the United States today who believe in evil spirits such as demons that can influence our thoughts and behaviors, even possess us if we allow them to. Did these demons actually exist before the thought of them was put into motion? I do not believe so, but they could very well be real third-dimensional beings now that so many people have put so much concentration and focus on them. This concentration, visualization, and even fear has probably fueled the hellfire, so to speak. And if these negative thoughts and fears have manifested into reality, these negative thought forms or spirits most likely feed on more negative thoughts and fears...so they go towards the people who are lost in fear and consumed by negative thought patterns...hence we have the concept of demonic possessions.
Do I believe in the devil as the Christians do? No, I do not; however, once again I can say that I am beginning to believe in the ability of thought forms. If millions of people are thinking of this evil entity as a reality, putting a name to it, giving it characteristics, writing about it, fearing it, and ultimately seeing it as a real being...perhaps they have created Satan on their own accord.
Perhaps we all have the ability to project thought forms into reality. Maybe we should be careful with what we are thinking...maybe we should be careful with what energetic vibrations we are willing into existence.