Thursday, 18 July 2013

Are we Connected?

Elder Thaddeus offers this observation:
Everything, both good and evil, comes from our thoughts. Our thoughts become reality. Even today we can see that all of creation, everything that exists on the earth and in the cosmos, is nothing but Divine thought made material in time and space. We humans were created in the image of God. Mankind was given a great gift, but we hardly understand that. God’s energy and life is in us, but we do not realize it. Neither do we understand that we greatly influence others with our thoughts. We can be very good or very evil, depending on the kind of thoughts and desires we breed. If our thoughts are kind, peaceful, and quiet, turned only toward good, then we also influence ourselves and radiate peace all around us—in our family, in the whole country, everywhere. This is true not only here on earth, but in the cosmos as well. When we labor in the fields of the Lord, we create harmony. Divine harmony, peace, and quiet spread everywhere. However, when we breed negative thoughts, that is a great evil. When there is evil in us, we radiate it among our family members and wherever we go. So you see, we can be very good or very evil. If that’s the way it is, it is certainly better to choose good! Destructive thoughts destroy the stillness within, and then we have no peace.

Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: the Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica (Kindle Locations 615-623). St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood. Kindle Edition.
 spotted within a fabulous post: Are We Connected on Glory to God for All Things!

...And  Christ is in Our Midst!


  1. I'd never heard of Elder Thaddeus until now - fascinating. I do believe we are far more interconnected than we like to think. I remember once reading someone saying that it completely freaked them out that the air we each breath has been inside lots of other human beings before it reaches us. On that level we're interconnected, but I think also through our feelings and thoughts we are very interconnected. Why else would our pets know when we're coming home, or why would someone we're close to instantly know that something is wrong? Dreams and visions and hunches...

    It seems like a great pity to me that following our intuition and interconnectedness is largely viewed as a weakness in our "Each Man (sic) For Himself" society.

  2. Someone said something similar before:

    "A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of."



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