In my last post, I talked a little bit about how negativity damages our auric field. In particular I was referring to constantly negative verbal attacks.

Now I want to look a little more closely at how this works. It might seem strange, but most of us create thought forms every single day of our lives. Whenever we exercise our minds we create thoughts, and these are the seed from which thought forms grow.

You see, it’s hard to think of anything without becoming emotionally involved in some way. Most people associate emotions with the more extreme feelings such as anxiety, anger, stress, jealousy, but even relatively peaceful feelings, such as when we meditate, create their own thoughts.

Most of our thoughts are fleeting. We create the thought, we give it our attention, sometimes we return to it again and again, but it’s rare that we concentrate on it constantly. Of course there are people who brood on things far more than is good for them, and it is these people who often inadvertently create frightening thought forms. Usually, they are horrified at the results, too!

A thought form is basically a small, warped mirror. Most disappear in a few hours, but some are capable of attacking their creators and others can be made to exert their influence (for better or worse) on other people.

I believe that the Christian concept of praying for other people is just a method of sending out a thought form to protect a loved one, instructing it to weaken any negative forces around that person. However, the success of this approach does depend upon what sort of aura the person has. Beneficial, healing thoughts will work much better on people who already have good positive vibrations in their aura, while malevolent thoughts will attach themselves more easily to people who already entertain similar vibrations.

Another way of looking at thought forms is to see them as a magnet… they draw things towards them. In this case, what they attract is more of the same. So if you create a thought form from anger, it will automatically attract all the other angry thought forms in the immediate area.

But that’s not the end of it. Out in the world is something called the elemental essence, which can pick up on these discarded thoughts, and give them some sort of physical existence. The elemental essence is a half intelligent life form. It needs animation which comes from human thought. This allows the thought to become a living being. Then, once these thoughts break away from the mental and physical body, they go looking for a damaged aura they can attach themselves to.

What they are looking for is a person who produces similar types of thoughts and emotions. The effect they will have for example, is that you may be overwhelmed with a feeling of despair without ever knowing the precise nature of the despair that generated the original thought.

People who habitually think dark, unpleasant thoughts may, albeit unknowingly, have a negative and detrimental effect on those around them. Now you can begin to see where the idea of exerting a bad influence on another person comes from.

Another problem with thought forms is that there is a risk they will attack their creator. Sometimes they can’t help this especially if the thought form has been created from an extreme and negative emotion, such as hatred or jealousy. Constant thoughts such as this imprint themselves onto our astral body, and when the thoughts finally leave us, they will, as I have said, go in search of something similar to which they can attach themselves. If they don’t travel very far, then that nearest ‘something’ is going to be you especially if you are relaxing and your mind is not alert.

Luckily, thought forms don’t last for ever. Many people claim that once you stop thinking about something it ceases to exist in the psychic world. This is a little optimistic. They cease to exist once the originating thought has lost its energy.

Unless of course, they have been picked up by someone else’s mental energy, or the originator of the thought keeps on generating more energy to fuel the thought form.