“Mind is the universal intelligence behind life, Consciousness creates an awareness of what we call reality, and Thought is the power to create our moment to moment existence.” – Sydney Banks
There is no technique to understanding the Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness, and Thought, as first articulated by Sydney Banks. They are a fundamental truth of how we experience life and are the reason no two people have the same perspective of life.
While we may share similarities, our thinking is unique due to our intellect, culture, life experiences, learning, and belief system. When you start to realise these truths life becomes easier. While knowing you are connected to a higher power/intelligence/guidance brings you a sense of pure peace.
For me, understanding the principle of “Thought” instantly took away some of the limiting beliefs I had grown up with. Realising my negative thoughts and low moods are “normal” and don’t need to be controlled, was so freeing.
I knew I was blessed in so many ways, but I could not understand why my mood could get so low at times. As there was a history of depression in my family I often worried it was genetic and could lead me there.
We all have low moods, it is only when we get stuck in our thinking about it, ruminating over past hurts or the uncertainties of the future, searching our intellect for a solution to a problem we “think” we have, is what keeps us trapped in a low state of mind, understanding this is so freeing.
I have also come to see that our most natural state of being is one of peace, love, and happiness. This is the state we are born in and is one we all have the capacity to come back to at any time.
Previously during these low moods, I would have been quite harsh on myself for not being more positive and grateful for all the great things I have in my life, or for getting so caught up in a past hurt I would feel the painful emotions of it all over again.
Knowing what I do now I am much kinder to myself when I get lost in my thinking during a low period and instead of berating myself, I take a breath which allows my mind to quieten.
I no longer try to figure out the reason for my low mood instead reminding myself it will pass, and like a cork in turbulent water, my natural state of peace will rise to the surface of my consciousness once my thoughts have settled.
Even though I am still new to the understanding of the “Three Principles,” I have always lived in the consciousness of Divine energy, known as “God” to me. Over the years I have had many unexplainable experiences leading to me knowing there was more to life than what our five senses can perceive. One of my first memories of this, was when I was 11 years old.
Our dog Lady, a beautiful long-haired German Shepherd, had just given birth to nine pups. I was sitting with her in our shed which my Dad had fixed up for them. The pups were crawling all over each other, yelping and fighting for a space to feed on her. She looked exhausted and while I wanted to help her I could see she was on high alert and instinctively protective of them.
I sat as still as possible stroking her head, as I did this I sensed her relaxing. Taking a chance I slowly moved the pups around her, gently stroking them too until they quietened down. As I looked into Lady’s eyes, l was suddenly overcome by the feeling of a deep connection between us.
Seeing the trust in her eyes made my heart burst open with pure love for her and her pups. I felt what I now describe as expansiveness and a merging into one. I felt rushing sensations through my body and a ringing in my ears, alongside a strong feeling of everything being perfect at that moment.
While I was too young to fully understand what was happening, I knew, without a doubt, we are all part of something more than our minds can understand. I sat for hours in the stillness, watching over Lady and her pups as they slept, basking in the bliss and peacefulness of it all.
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Namaste: “I honour the place in you in which the entire universe resides. I honor the place in you of love, of light, of truth and of peace. And when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.”