Every thought produces a form. When that thought is about a person, it travels to that person. When it is a personal thought, it remains in the vicinity of the person who produced it. When it is not about a person or a thought about oneself, such as for example, a thought produced by a more mechanical act such as driving and deciding to turn right on the second street after the intersection, the thought eventually breaks up into the ether.
Each of us produces thoughts all the time, leaving behind us, wherever we go walking, a series of thought-forms.
According to Charles Webster Leadbeater, one of the most distinguished members of the Theosophical Society,
when a man directs his thought to a concrete object, a pen, a house, a book or a landscape, a small image of the object is formed in the upper part of his mental body, which floats in front of his face at eye level. As long as the person keeps fixed the thought on the object the image will remain, and persists even some time later.
How long this image lasts will depend on the intensity and also the clarity of the thought. Moreover, this image is entirely real and may be seen by those who have sufficiently developed the vision of their own mental body. In the same way as with objects, when we think of one of our fellow beings, we create in our mental body his miniaturized portrait.
When our thought is purely contemplative and does not contain a certain feeling such as affection, envy or avarice, nor a certain desire, such as the desire to see the person we are thinking of, the thought does not possess sufficient energy to affect that person sensitively.
All cellular aggregations emit electromagnetic energy and therefore all living beings have an aura (energetic halo). In man, the aura is deeply affected by thoughts, of a higher or lower nature.
For example, when a person is seized with anger, his aura presents short, reddish emanations, when by jealousy it acquires a purple hue. When the feelings are pure, the aura presents a bluer and wider coloration with a large range of irradiation.
How thought can create disease
Illness can arise from inconsistency between what we do, say and think.
The disease can have several causes such as:
- Illness can result from accumulated negative emotions
- The person him/herself may provoke it, in an unconscious way, when he/she does not want to perform an activity he/she does not like or to avoid performing it when the person does not feel prepared to do it
- a way to escape from a future situation that you don’t want and that you see in your way
- a way to get the attention of the people you love
- may result from a form of blaming the person believed to be responsible for the suffering experienced (happens from time to time in affective relationships or between parents and children)
- it may be karmic, that is, have originated in a previous life (a person born with asthma may, for example, in a previous life, have been buried alive because of the negligence of doctors and relatives)
Whatever the cause, the thought-forms created by one or several of these situations will sooner or later manifest themselves in our physical body (somatize) or in our psyche.