Metaphysical meaning of thinking (rw)
thinking--The formulating process of mind. It is a faculty of the ego, the omnipotent I AM of each one of us. The thinking faculty is the inlet and the outlet of all your ideas. It is active, zealous, impulsive, but not always wise. Its nature is to think, and think it will. If you are ignorant of your office--a prince in the house of David--and stand meekly by and let it think unsifted thoughts, your thinking faculty will prove an unruly servant. Its food is ideas--symbolized in the Gospels as fishes--and it is forever casting its net on the right, on the left, for a draught. You alone can direct where its net shall be cast. You are the one who says, "Cast the net on the right side" (John 21:6).
Thinking should not be equated with such terms as "knowing," "wisdom," or "divine ideas." Divine ideas just ARE and have no dependency on thinking. Knowing (understanding) is a divine idea, and thinking does not change it. Wisdom is the ability to discern the MEANING of any knowledge. Thinking is a process which occurs mainly in the area of the mind called intellect. The intellect can observe, express, and remember thoughts. Thoughts can be based upon divine ideas or on outer sense impressions. Divine idea thoughts are always true. Thoughts based on sense impressions are always risky; they can be true or false.
Ed Rabel - Metaphysics 1, Consciousness, Thinking
- Ed Rabel
The thinking faculty in you makes you a free agent, because it is your creative center; in and through this one power you establish your consciousness--you build your world. Through the volition of this faculty, you can refuse to receive ideas from Christ, you can cut yourself away from the realm of original Truth, or from the illusionary universe in which you are forever unraveling tangled ends and chasing shadows. Thus we see clearly that this faculty is the rock, the foundation upon which the consciousness must be built.
Be no longer a slave to the thinking faculty; command it to be still and know. Stand at the center of your being and say "I and the Father are one" (John 10:30). "I am meek and lowly in heart" (Matt. 11:29). "All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth" (Matt. 28:18). "There is no God else besides me" (Isa. 45:21).