“On every mountaintop of intellectual thought are to be found relaxation for the mind, strength for the soul, and communion for the spirit. […] These high-climbing souls deliver themselves from a multitude of the crosscurrent conflicts of the trifles of living, thus becoming free to attain consciousness of the higher currents of spirit concept and celestial communication.” [UB, 160:3.5]
Thought Adjuster: “You asked Me to elaborate on the above quote, rich in nutrients for higher thoughts—those that elevate the content of your life.
To do so, let us, in contrast, ponder the impact that low-grade thinking has on your life. It stunts your spiritual growth because it is not inspired by Spirit. It remains stuck in a loop of worn-out thoughts that fail to be “in themselves transcendent stimuli, calling forth the reaction of the very best that is resident in man’s higher nature.” [UB, 160:3.5]
Low-grade thoughts are handcuffed to corresponding emotions, as your thinking determines your feeling. You rehash “the material irritations of the lower levels of thinking—worry, jealousy, envy, revenge, and the pride of immature personality” that can be ‘transcended’ by operating on ‘vantage points of high living—higher thinking. [UB, 160:3.5]
Recall situations when you started exploring virgin territories of new topics. You started with the formulation of a pointed question. Your quest for understanding became the focus of your attention, and you remained on the outlook for pertinent answers—the pebbles of enlightenment seeded along the way of alert treasure hunters. You may harvest them in the pages of a book, in the lyrics of a song, in the memory vault of a kindred soul who pursued a similar inquiry, or they may be air-dropped into the welcoming landing strip of your receptive mind.
No saying how often Spirit has to abort similar operations due to the absent-mindedness of the inquirer. The blossoming or withering of your train of thoughts determines the quality of your human experience.”