Chemicalization of thought is a metaphysical term referring to the mental and physical disturbance that frequently accompanies the process of change. It happens when loaded thoughts, emotions, and past events start to surface from the basement of our consciousness. Although not particularly enjoyable and often downright distressing, this process is immensely helpful in bringing to our awareness those thoughts that need healing and elevating.
Normally, when left to our own devices, most of us would prefer to live in ignorance if it didn’t create so many problems. Chemicalization of thought is a way of getting our attention. It disturbs our equilibrium and the resulting heat eventually sorts the good from the bad stuff. An unsettled transitional stage is usually both inevitable and desirable. It is inevitable because of the nature of the human psyche. It is desirable because it ultimately leads to the separating of what is true and good from that which is false and destructive.
So, when we are suffering from the consequences of thoughts which are becoming painfully obvious to us, there is no need to despair. Don’t feel bad about feeling bad. Don’t be frightened of feeling afraid. Don’t be angry about getting angry. There is no need to give up when we are feeling depressed. Nor should we be dismayed at the grief which often accompanies the outgrowing of anything which needs outgrowing. We can be glad that our soul is speaking to us and pushing us onwards. We frequently need to persevere with a period of inner turmoil before the dust can settle and be swept out the door.
All effective spiritual healers intuitively sense, to some extent, which human thoughts are causing a particular illness or blocking a healing. Many healers find that it is at the point of waking up to an unrecognised thought that real progress is made with a client. It is at that moment of, “Ah, that’s what I’ve been thinking. Why did I not see it before?” Often, it is a fear, an unforgiven hurt, a silent resentment left to grow, a jealousy, a sense of revenge, guilt for a regretted action or a false responsibility. Understanding our thinking becomes supremely important to us when we know that our thoughts wield such an influence over our peace of mind and health. As we continue on the path, we will find that thoughts we could easily tolerate within a less developed consciousness become increasingly intolerable and offensive to a more developed consciousness.
A Knowledge of Error
It is important to healing that we have a knowledge of error. We, generally, need to understand the nature of the misguided thought or error so that we can knowingly replace it with something much better and more conducive to health. A healer needs to be sensitive about the right moment to reveal these erroneous thoughts. The timing of this revelation is often crucial to the person being able to see the mistake. One must be tuned into divine wisdom and guidance.
Although understanding thought is often pivotal in a healing, we do not build up the harmful thought to even greater proportions. Unhealthy thoughts are revealed in order to be dismissed. When an error is exposed to the light, it is uncovered as nothing and not as something which has then got to be dealt with. The error is not only nothing to do with us; it does not exist. It is because of the allness of Truth that anything else has to be nothing. God is not in the illness, the argument, the lack, the disappointment, the grief or the fear. We must not work against ourselves by identifying with the problem and the person having the problem and then ask God to fix it up. We look away from the whole picture of a mortal, sick or well, to the spiritual idea which is infinite, all-existent, and eternal. We see the perfection of creation. Spiritually speaking, health is an awareness of divine perfection.
Monitoring the content of our thoughts is of paramount importance. Every thought of imperfection which is allowed to take root and grow will cause us harm. Of course, in the face of illness, everyone must follow whatever means of healing they feel is right for them in the situation – whether it be medical, alternative, spiritual or a combination. Nevertheless, it is a great protection to understand the power of thought and to refuse entry to any thought that one does not want realised in the body. Entry to the body is by passageway of the mind.
This article is from The Love of Devotion