In 1973 a Scottish welder named Sydney Banks had a profound realisation about the nature of the human condition. He knew with uncompromised understanding that there are 3 principles which explain how we create our experience of life: Universal Mind, Universal Consciousness and Universal Thought. He writes:
“Universal Mind is the intelligence of all things, whether in form or formless. Universal Consciousness is a gift that enables us to observe and experience the existence and workings of this world we live in. Universal Thought is also a gift that allows us to think our way through this cosmic drama.”
The gift of this insight is an understanding of the human condition that has the power to change the life of every single human being and reconnect every one of us to our innate health.
Our default setting is innate health, innate wellbeing, innate wisdom. When we understand the nature of thought and the role that thought plays in our lives, we are able to fall back into our true state of peace and a deep knowing that all is well.
Understanding the 3 Principles allows us to know that in every single moment, we have innate health in fine working order. It is only ever our thinking that disconnects us from this, be it the story we tell ourselves about who we are, dwelling on past upsets or obsessing over something we think we need to be happy. Our thoughts create our feelings. Because our thoughts go up and down, they take us on an emotional rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. This is absolutely normal and natural. It is only our thinking about this that can make us believe that it is a problem.
If you watch a child, you will see them go from high to low to high again in a matter of minutes as they have fun with their friends, get involved in a dispute over toys and then find a fun distraction the next moment. As adults, we take our thinking very seriously. When we find ourselves in a low mood we begin to wonder what is wrong and start to analyse the thinking that created our low feelings or look for a situation to blame. The more we do this, the more low thoughts come along and the more low feelings with them. Before long we are caught up in a thought storm we cannot see the end of.
When we understand that our thoughts are constructs that create our reality, we are able to recognise that our moods, emotions, feelings are only ever a result of our thinking. All actions and events are neutral until we have thoughts about them. There is nothing outside of us that can ever harm or damage our innate health. It is always operating, always intact.
With this realisation, we can begin to catch ourselves as we get caught up in low mood thoughts. Nobody ever solves a problem in the middle of a thought storm. It is only once we allow our thoughts to clear and flow that we allow new thoughts to come along and with them, new feelings. Once we learn to be comfortable with the fact that we think, we can allow our low mood thoughts to pass and make space for clearer thinking. It is in this space that we allow our wisdom and health to surface.
In every single moment our innate health is in operation. When we allow ourselves to surface more frequently, to rise up from low thoughts to high mood thinking and feeling, our health becomes more and more apparent to us and we begin to see that nothing we think can ever harm us.
As every sage and guru has told us throughout the ages, the answers are within. We have everything we can ever need inside of us. There is no one technique, be it meditation, diet, exercise that can ever bring us the peace of innate health which resides within. Innate health is available to all of us, all of the time and when we allow our thoughts to quieten down, we are able to reconnect.
Lucy Hilides is a 3 Principles practitioner based in London who is open to working with anybody who wants to reconnect with their innate health, in person or by Skype. Contact her via her website http://innate-health.co.uk and follow her on Twitter @innatehealthUK.