10 Exteriorizations Of A Thought

Every thought has in it an aim, a design or plan to carry out the aim, the exteriorization or exteriorizations of the aim, and a balancing factor which will compel exteriorizations until through one of them there is an agreement by the Self as a whole with the results following the exteriorization, (Fig. IV-A).

  • The aim is given by desire.
  • During the course of the thought the aim guides it towards the purpose for which the thought was created.
  • The design is the way in which the thought will become physical.**

The exteriorization is the physical appearance of the thought as or through an act, an object or an event.

  • Upon its birth through the brain, the thought is on the light plane of the light world and clothed in light matter.
  • Thence it passes to the light plane of the life world, clothes itself with life matter and it sounds in that world.
  • Thought is there a center of force; it is inaudible speech and sound.
  • It is a word, and tells what it is.
  • It proclaims its honesty or its deceitfulness.

The design becomes actual when the thought reaches the light plane of the form world and clothes itself with form matter.

  • On the light plane of the physical world the thought comes into contact with light matter of the physical world.
  • There the first step in exteriorization is taken, but exteriorization does not become actual until after three more steps.
  • On the life plane of the physical world the sounding thought tells more distinctly what it is, its aim becomes more definite and it then descends to the formplane of the physical world, where it takes on full form and remains until there is an opening made onto the physical plane by the conjunction of time and condition at some place.
  • Then the thought is clothed in the brain with radiant matter, in the heart and lungs with airy matter, in the kidneys and adrenals with fluid matter and in the digestive system with solid matter, and results as an act, an object or event. All can take place in a flash and is effected by the breath.
  • So the design is exteriorized, though not necessarily the whole thought.
  • The balancing factor was heretofore potential.
  • With the exteriorization of the design it becomes actual in the light world.
  • This balancing factor is a seal, which conscience made upon the thought at the conception.
  • Figuratively speaking, conscience is the stamp; its seal on the thought is its counterpart.
  • By the exteriorization of the thought the doer is affected pleasantly or unpleasantly, and it also feels satisfied or dissatisfied with it as being morally right or wrong, and the thought will be balanced or will produce other exteriorizations.

The tendency of the Universe is to bring the seal on the thought back to the stamp which is conscience, but opposing feelings and desires and thinking stand between conscience and the seal on the thought and keep them apart.

  • Rightness, being the Light in the heart, is no obstacle.
  • The obstacles are worn away by experience and learning.
  • Not until the obstacles are worn away, can the seal or counterpart be brought together with the stamp.
  • When in their places are feelings and desires in accord with rightness and reason, the seal matches the stamp by the agreement of all with each other.
  • Then the thought is balanced and conscience is satisfied.

The path of a thought after it issues on the light plane of the light world is towards the physical plane of the physical world, because the object of the thought is there and because the physical germ in the thought pulls it to the object.

  • After a thought issues it becomes a center of force, without form, and in a formless world.
  • There is in such a center a pressure which moves it onward in a cyclic path.
  • As the thought comes into grosser matter, the abstract cycling becomes more actual.
  • The cycles can run in any of the lines which can be conceived of as curves recurring with some regularity.

Usually the act, object or event into which the thought is exteriorized produces a feeling of joy or sorrow in the one who issued the thought.

  • Sometimes a mental result follows.
  • That is the last of the results of the thought, to the perceptions of the human.
  • It may or may not be that he feels the finger of conscience pointing.
  • The first exteriorization was through the design, the second and further exteriorizations are compelled by the balancing factor which causes the cycles to continue.
  • The second exteriorization produces a feeling and desire which sometimes has a mental result.
  • Until the interior results match the seal of the balancing factor, the thought is kept going on in cycles.

If the one who issued it dies, the thought goes with the doer and influences the building of the new body.

  • In that new life and in subsequent lives of the doer, the thought continues to cycle and to bring about another exteriorization or exteriorizations, until the thought is balanced.
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