Ramadahn by Ursula Roberts
The Power of Thought
hear a lot about the power of thought. Can you explain this from a
spirit point of view?
Whilst you are in the
mortal existence you seldom use your power of thought to construct
anything in creative beauty. You are taught to absorb ideas and to
remember teachings which relate to your mortal life, but you should
learn during your childhood and youth how to create by the very
action of your thinking.
Your children should be given trays on which are spread fine
particles of delicate sand and little films of dust. They should be
taught how their powers of thought can emit such a radiation from
the cells of the brain and eyes that as they concentrate they can
influence matter itself, until the particles begin to form
themselves into beautiful crystaline patterns.
It should be possible for you to look upon a little living flame,
and by the power of your concentration, either bend the flame or
pierce the fine warm air surrounding it so the flame flickers and
responds to the action of your thoughts. But you never even try
these experiments to prove your mastery over earth's finer forces.
You allow your thought power to be wasted in turning round and round
in your mind with some little problem, or you fall into negative
ways of thought by creating patterns which are inharmonious and
sometimes harmful to yourselves and others.
This human body through which your will is expressed may be divided
into three states, three levels. The level above your brow is filled
with an intensity of ethereal matter that is light and spiritual and
most easily affected by your constructive and holy thought. The
level below the brow and into the region of the heart is where the
etheric matter has a heavier vibration, and when thought is
concentrated here it creates patterns and pictures of a differing
degree. Below your heart and downward to your feet there is a
heavier density of matter into which, quite often, your thoughts
will pass, but they will relate very much to your physical body and
the deeper thoughts of your heart.
The thoughts of most people are below the heart and are often
inharmonious, turning round in a burrowing restlessness that can be
likened to a little crab turning until it buries itself in the
coolness of damp sand. As an inharmonious thought goes deeper into
the cell matter of your physical body, burrowing like this crab, it
penetrates, until it can be seen reflected on your body. It will
show, either as disease, in a blockage within the circulatory
system, or in falls that may injure the legs or feet. In injuring
the lower part of your body you are reflecting an inward thinking
that has preceded this over a long time.
The action of your thoughts takes longer to reflect into the denser
matter of the lower person than does the higher spiritual thought
from the region of the brain. So let your thought go out in harmony
and strength to rebuild, reharmonise and heal that which you have
In the region below the brow are the organs associated with
hearing, speaking, breathing and moving: all these sensitive organs
are responsive to your thoughts. Do you ever think of listening to
the music of the spheres, the sighing of the leaves, or the music
created by the singing insects? Do you listen with sympathy to the
crying of your brothers and sisters, or do you influence your
delicate organs of hearing with your desire to be deaf to the cry of
the unlovely and unlovable in your world? Do you give forth love or
do you close your heart in irritability because the ones near you
are demanding affection?
You are influencing your
own organs by the very action of your thoughts. Think
constructively, and reconstruct your own body out of patterns of
illness and disease into harmony, beauty and health.
Learn to think from above the brow. Think the thoughts of the
spirit self; direct the activity of thoughts of the heart and those
below the heart, that all may be reconstructed into harmony and
seems so little time. There is so much I want to do.
Time does not exist, except
in your earthly consciousness. When you begin to raise yourselves
away from your concern with the immediate small things of the earth
and come into contact with things of the Spirit, you will find that
a long time may seem but a moment, and sometimes a moment of your
earth may be so filled with heavenly bliss that it seems an eternity
of happiness. Therefore, free yourself and do not allow time to
press upon you like the grey rain clouds which can cover your
pleasant English land.
A small work faithfully accomplished is of great value in the
fullness of time, but a long labour done with but heedless intent
has no great value. There is all eternity before you, and the things
you are learning in these years of your earthly life, the seeds you
are sowing into the world about you, the creations of your thought,
these will continue long after your body has ceased to weigh upon
your soul. What you are creating now will be useful to you in the
eternities to come, so free yourselves from the oppression of time,
come into consideration of the things of eternity, and you will
discover unrolling visions of beauty, vast spaces of light, and
within yourselves will unfold powers which are the true spiritual
enduring qualities of your soul and spirit.
you, Ramadahn, a separate identity, or are you a strata of thought
which is congenial to the medium?
I would think I am a
"strata of thought", for truly I spend much time in the realms of
thought. If you possessed sufficient clairvoyant vision you would
see me now as a shimmering vibration of colour or movement which we
call the vibration of thought. I have an identity separate from the
medium for I live my own life, think my own thoughts, and quite
often visit my own friends-without the knowledge of the medium.
Sometimes, too, I endeavour to answer questions coming from minds
such as yours, and they will say I answered their question without
their speaking to the medium.
one is trying to help a person on earth who has close relatives or
friends in spirit, is it helpful to send your thoughts to these
spirits to ask them to help their beloved one?
Yes. Your thought, going to
the one who is now free of the body, will often inform them of the
condition and cause of the worry or illness affecting the beloved on
earth. Often they will be aware that there is a cloud of anxiety or
confusion, but they may not be able to see the cause of the trouble.
Therefore your thought radiated clearly and wisely, especially when
requesting the kind of help needed, is a very good form of prayer.
is the world filled with destruction, with sickness of the mind and
It is because your peoples
do not learn how to use their powers of thought correctly. They
think thoughts of hatefulness, heaviness and selfishness. You are
spirits, radiant spirits, using your bodies in these few short years
of your earthly life, but what do you do with your radiant power
which the Master Creator has invested in you? You surround
yourselves with feeble thoughts of self-pity, with the tattered
garments of pride, and only occasionally are we able to draw aside
the curtains of your pretence and self-pity that for a little while
you may peer out like frightened children and behold the truth, the
truth that you are creative spirits living here in your mortal
world, yet afraid to create.
When you let go your garments of negativity and come forth to stand
in the knowledge that you are spirits using a body, filled with the
same creative power and energy which we of the spirit are able to
use, then indeed can you begin to create new patterns of
hopefulness, joy and truth, which will fill your world with beauty
and enclothe you each one with radiant colour and light. Every
thought is creative, every negative thought is creative, and because
this is true you destroy yourselves and each other, and quietly you
destroy the beauty of the world.
You destroy when you think jealously or hatefully, for out of your
consciousness there goes a creation which is barbed and poisonous,
piercing the sensitive aura of that one of whom you think, but if
they refuse to accept your thought, it circles round and round, then
returns to you, and unto yourself will come the destruction. You may
think your thoughts are unknown to those surrounding you, but we can
see with the vision of spirit, and we rejoice when we behold the
inward struggle within some souls as they slowly try to eliminate
the old negative thoughts to replace them with positive thoughts of
hope, creativeness, health and love, and so we behold the spiritual
being beginning to shine with the mystic beauty of spiritual light.
we form a question in our minds and receive the answer by thought,
does it come from those in charge of us or are we able to tap the
The answer is invariably
transmitted from the consciousness of the spirits who are watching
over you, but in the evolvement of the higher forms of mediumship it
is possible to receive directly from certain sources either wisdom,
answers to questions, or inspiration in the form of music or art.
do we know where the answer comes from?
When you receive
information directly from the Central Source you will be aware of an
intensely alert state of mind, a tremendous quietness, and sometimes
a sense of light gathering around you. But when your mind is full of
turmoil and the answers to questions come in the form of symbols or
strong impressions, then it has come from a mind which understands
can we contact higher spheres so we may always be able to
distinguish clearly the right course from the wrong?
Be still. Eliminate all
desire. Think of a still pool in which is reflected clearly every
leaf and branch of the trees encircling it. That symbolises your
mind reflecting the great truth which is above. But if in the pool a
fish breaks the surface of the water, disturbing the image of the
trees, then it is no longer true. So it is with you if you allow
some earthly desire, some lower thought, to break the stillness.
perfect physical health be gained by the power of thought?
No, not by the power of
thought, but it can be gained by the purification of thought, so
that the mental body comes into complete harmony with the spirit
which is trying to express itself through the thought and emotional
bodies. Each of you is gaining experience of controlling these
vehicles, and through this you confront the multiplicities of life
and resolve them into simplicity.
One simple method to attainment of harmony is to cultivate the
habit of non-action. Refrain as much as possible from giving forth
any reaction into the outer world until you have paused to analyse
that which has taken place. When in your passage along a street,
although the pavement is nearly empty another walks straight into
you, your first reaction will be to say: “This man is not looking
where he is going, therefore I have the right to be annoyed with
him.” But if you follow the policy of non-action, then you will
think, “Was he drawn to me by a ray of attraction, and have I a
service to render unto him?” This would be a policy of non-action by
you, giving time to consider that which had occurred. So, in all
similar incidents of the day. Your spirit, as onlooker, viewing the
whole phase of life, stands and considers it before any reaction
occurs within the mind or feeling.
In such a fashion your reaction must be a spiritual one.