The Three Principles
In the 1970’s, Sydney Banks, a Scottish welder, had a profound insight into the essential nature of human beings. He saw that we create our experience of life via Thought; all feelings, emotions and insecurities are temporary Thought creations. We live in our own personal reality that is being created moment by moment from the power of Thought. After this initial insight he then saw, even more deeply, that all life is pure formless energy manifesting into all that has form. He articulated what he had seen about the nature of life as the Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought; the formless foundational elements behind our experience of life.
Mind is the source of all intelligence behind life. "The Universal Mind, or the impersonal mind, is constant & unchangeable." (S.Banks)
Consciousness allows us to be aware of life. "Consciousness allows the recognition of form, form being the expression of Thought." (S.Banks)
Thought is the vehicle through which we create our individual experience of reality. "Thought is the creative agent we use to direct us through life. Thought is not reality: yet it is through Thought that our realities are created." (S.Banks)
The Three Principles direct us to look within. Once we understand that our experience of life comes from our own thoughts - there is nothing to fear, battle, fix or run away from - and equally; nothing to strive for or attain. You already have within you everything you seek. You are the wisdom of the universe; the peace and joy of love itself. Once you know thoughts are a transitory ever changing flow of energy, you can become less attached to them - and when you are less attached to any one thought you can begin to live in the flow of fresh new thinking. Creative thought or insights begin to show up for you - you are more aware of the present moment; dwelling in life rather than fearing it, ignoring old habitual thinking and tapping into a new deeper wisdom from the creative intelligence behind all life. You are not a victim of other people or circumstances, you are all the time connected to an infinite source of wisdom, peace and clarity - but for your thinking in the moment. Welcome Home!
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." Albert Camus