The Origin of Thought
[An excerpt from this article first appeared in the December, 1999
issue of our free newsletter]
"Life, as Kabalarians conceive it, is the existence and
expression of the Principle of Reason and Reality, or
cause and effect. Reality is the finite expression or
mirrored reflection of cause and Reason, creating the
duality of expression of the Principle of Life which is
the intelligence of the power of life, the ongoing
expression of being. It incorporates the intelligence
and power of involution of Reason down into form and the
evolution of form back again to Reason for being. The
intelligence of the Principle of Life expressing through
involution is the cause of life bringing Reason into
reality and, through evolution, reality back to Reason.
Reason includes the blueprint of reality, which enables
cause to motivate Reason (intelligence) into form, which
has potential, purpose, and culmination. The Principle is
the intelligence of the allness of being, creating harmony,
balance, and beauty in life.
Reason remains invisible in the finite plane except through
the intelligence of form and growth, which allows the
invisible power of Reason to be understood through its
reflection in form, which is a pattern of intelligence
having measurable qualities and quantities. Reason, by
itself, is unknowable except through the progressive
concepts of understanding of the finite expression of the
Principle, which expands comprehension of reality to
explain the Reason behind all life.
Universal Intelligence is the comprehension of Reason
expressing through the pattern of life as laws and
principles. Reason is the intelligence of all life and
Universal Intelligence is the full understanding of those
laws and principles.
Channels of Expression
Reason is an abstract power having potential for
intelligent expression and finding its expression through
the principle of involution, which causes the power of
Reason to establish itself within form as tangible
manifestations of energy having patterns of motion.
Combined influences of this energy create the appearance of
structural form and dimension. Varying degrees of energy
reflecting the pattern of intelligent form create the atomic
matter of life with its complex inner workings and outer
relationships. When form is reduced to its simplest, most
basic nature, it is energy in motion reflecting an
intelligent pattern of existence.
The atomic format of energy in form provides the building
blocks of the finite universe. Reason expressing as the
Principle of Life causes the atomic structure to respond
to the energy of intelligence reflected through the
principle of evolution and directs the atomic form to
unfold the potential of Reason.
The patterns of form reflect varying degrees of
intelligence: some form is without active life; some form
permits limited activity of intelligent life, whereas other
expressions of form permit the unfoldment of Reason through
involved and complex patterns of active life, each of which
is a channel for the expression of Reason and a finite
example of Universal Intelligence. As the patterns of form
change because of the cyclic patterns of intelligence
expressing through form, so do the vehicles or channels of
expression change, producing an ongoing kaleidoscope of
Reason within form.
Vehicles of Consciousness
Water is the basic form of intelligent expression, which
permits the unfoldment of the potential of Reason through
developed forms of active life. Without water, life is
inactive; with water, active life can commence, exist,
grow, and complete the intelligent pattern of its Reason
for being. All species of life, as we know it, unfold
varying levels of intelligent potential, some extremely
limited and some extremely complex. Life reflects a
sliding scale of intelligent potential and expression,
each species being complete within itself, each form having
its own potential and fulfilment through the expression of
that potential. The scale of life has many divisions but
the most important division is that of instinctive Reason
versus conscious Reason. All species other than human
beings are compelled by an inner power of Reason to unfold
their potential according to patterns of intelligence which
determine the survival and procreation of the species and
their contribution as a balancing factor in the pattern
of life. Species beneath human beings have no control over
their existence other than to follow their instincts to
survive and reproduce within the framework of their
environment. Human beings, however, have the ability to
control their existence; to direct their actions
consciously to develop their potential of Reason; and,
through that reasoning ability, to fulfil their potential
by attaining Consciousness of Universal Intelligence.
The emanating power of Reason strives to find expression
through available channels as intelligent patterns of growth
and fulfilment. The various strata of life forms reflect
this potential according to the potential of intelligence
and the limitation of these forms. Human beings are that
unique structure of form which permits the potential of
Conscious Intelligence to develop. This is possible because
their nervous systems respond to the intelligent pattern of
symbolism reflected through mathematical and alphabetical
symbols, which permit the power of Reason and intelligence
to be understood through conception of form.
The power of Reason is like a huge reservoir of
intelligence ever ready to express through any available
opening. Changing celestial patterns, altered environmental
conditions on the earth, adaptation and survival of the
fittest forms of life, all create different channels of
expression for the pattern of intelligence and the power
Current scientific thought accepts the gradual evolving
expression of intelligence culminating in recent times
as conscious awareness. This idea is a reflection of the
observation of the physical growth of the many life forms
over the ages, but it fails to understand the role of
Consciousness as a vehicle for Reason and the necessity
for Reason to be involved in form in order for form to
exist. Scientific thinking accepts the conscious
awareness of human beings as the final awakening of
higher expressions of intelligence through the evolution
of animal forms of life. It is like the blossoming of a
flower at or near the end of the cycle of growth of a
plant; humanity's intelligent expression is thought to be
the culmination of eons of evolutionary progress. This
would infer that the power and potential of the seed
can direct and control the growth of the plant to fulfil-
ment. This is only applicable to all instinctive forms
of life but not to the conscious role of human beings.
The bloom of mind must be in expression for the vehicle
of consciousness, not only to survive but to grow and
fulfil its purpose and potential.
Viewed objectively, life is like a plant, which must have
within its nucleus the power of life or the power of
Reason to live. Without this power, the plant dies. Where
is the nucleus of life? What is that power that keeps life
in existence? Just as with a plant wherein the power of
life has ceased to exist, bringing dissolution of form;
so too would life, as we know it, cease to exist if the
power of Consciousness were not present through the
expression of conscious awareness by the mind of humanity.
The form of life is but a concept of Consciousness; and
should that concept cease to express, the form of life
would evaporate, just as an electromagnetic field collapses
upon the cessation of the flow of electrical current.
The concepts of life through mind establish the pattern of
intelligence reflected in form. The more mind is
balanced, expressing harmony, understanding, cooperation,
and unity, the more life will reflect the same qualities.
When concept is limited to emotional desires, physical
awareness, and acquisitive wants, life will reflect
the discords of human misery and confusion of the species.
If mass mind degenerates too far, life reflects a
cleansing action destroying the discords and allowing
another opportunity for constructive growth to recommence.
Formation of Finite Intelligence
Alpha-numerical symbolism permits the finite expression
of concepts of intelligent understanding. The Principle
of Life is expressed in forms with intelligent patterns,
the understanding of which can be symbolized in
mathematical equations or words of languages. Thought
is immutably linked to alpha-numerical symbolism. The
power of Reason and the potential of Consciousness are
impotent until given life and power through the expression
of thought, concept, and understanding, possible only
through the utilization of mathematics and language.
The alpha-numerical symbols are to consciousness what the
atomic elements are to form: they are the vehicles for the
expression of a greater power called Reason.
Languages range from the primitive to the sophisticated
and each permits its relative degree of intelligent
expression and comprehension. The development of language
is directly reflective of the development of mind: the
more advanced mind becomes, the more sophisticated is the
language, which now in turn allows for greater development
of mind, which is reflected in another advancement
in the development of language. What comes first, language
or mind? What comes first, the electro-magnetic field or
the current of electricity? One is never without the
other and both are simultaneous in expression.
Any language is therefore the finite form of conscious
expression and is the vehicle for thought. The
Mathematical Principle applied to the position of
alphabetical symbols provides the means of measuring
and understanding the expression of the conscious powers
of life. This understanding permits the creation of
harmonious channels of, and for, conscious expression.
Imbalance and discord are the obvious results when language
is used with the lack of understanding of the Mathematical
Can a plant produce any form of growth which is not already
a part of the intelligence within the seed? Can we create
any form of intelligent expression which is not already
a part of Reason or Universal Consciousness? The genetic
structure of every seed determines the growth and expression
of every plant form. The intelligent structure of every name
determines the development and characteristic expression
of every mind. Each name becomes an opening through which
the reservoir of Universal Intelligence finds expression
relative to the blueprint of conscious expression. A
multitude of conditions influence the development of that
expression: environment, example, guidance, encouragement,
discipline, repression, distortion, imbalance, and
obsession, to itemize a few.
Just as the growth of a plant from a seed requires good soil,
sufficient moisture, and sunlight in order to reach
maturity and fulfilment of the species, so too must each
mind have constructive conditions permitting its correct
development and the fulfilment of its potential to become a
clear channel for expression of conscious intelligence.
Creative thinking is the bringing into form corrctly of
the inner potential of the individual as it should be
according to the Principle of Life. Creative thinking is
not thinking something different from others or attempting
to fabricate an original idea about life just to be
different, but rather it is a clear channel for Reason
to find expression in life and to bring about the perfect
reflection of Reason with reality.
The Origin of Thought
Where do thoughts originate? Why do minds express the
thoughts they do? Thoughts are but the finite form of
formless intelligence. That the sky appears blue is a part
of the intelligence of life. The formless intelligence
is given factual expression through the thought, "The sky
is blue," in every language in existence. Where do
these thoughts originate? Do they cause intelligence to
be understood or do they provide comprehension of Reason?
Thoughts are immutably linked to Reason and the conscious
awareness of life. Thoughts are to conscious awareness
as an electro-magnetic field is to an electric current.
Vary the current and the medium for the current and the
field is altered. Vary the language, the level of mental
concept and the form of thought is varied.
Life is but a concept. Concept is the result of thinking.
Thinking is the acquiring of understanding by bringing
Reason into form through thought.
We can guide our thinking to refine the expression of
Reason by using the guidelines of logic, truth, and
analysis to produce clear understanding of the universal
laws unfolding the Principle of Life.
Universality of thought creates universality of mind and
permits the unrestricted, non-distorted expression of the
potential of the inner quality of Reason through the
manifestation of Universal Consciousness as a concept of
life based on the understanding of the Principle of Being.
Seek always to be universal in concept and universal in
expression in order to discover the potential of being
and the true joy of living to the fulfilment of one's
Click here to purchase a book online.