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Structure of Thought

Thought and thinking are the most misunderstood and misused of all human abilities. We
all think that we understand consciousness until we really start to think about it at which point
we begin to question our own thoughts and begin to realize how little we actually understand it.
5Occasionally we take it a step or two farther and begin to contemplate things deeper than thought
itself such as our self awareness and our existence. Ideas and questions arise about God, love,
purpose, belief, attitude, right and wring, potentials and possibilities et cetera. Out imaginations
create and find ideas that need nothing at all, no supportive evidence or facts, to exist on their
own. Thought is infinite and can create all things and through imagination we can far exceed the
10bounds of our physical perceptions of sight, smell, taste, sound and touch. We can imagine
things which cannot be sensed in physical or tangible ways and yet we can still understand these
ideas such as radiation, black holes, and other symbolisms and abstracts. We can also invent
concepts such as time travel, magic and multiple dimensions just by assuming they are true
possibilities. Some of these ideas can be explained yet others cannot and this is where some of
15the mystery of Life lies. Many of the ideas that were once inexplicable are now common
knowledge and this will continue to be the case for as long as wee seek and demand explanations
for others’ ideas or for our own. Our progress is guaranteed only by our questioning of authority.
Science has proven that there is much which we do not know and that some of the most
ridiculous ideas and ‘magic’ of the past can be explained as truths and facts of the present. And
20yet while science has proven that this is the way of knowledge, it is science itself which refuses
to consider some of today’s ‘magic’ and ‘absurd’ ideas as fathomable possibilities. By the time
science catches up with the immeasurable accomplishments of intuition and imagination, the
creating forces of science itself, it will have long been an obsolete pursuit. This is the power of
thought and consciousness.
25 All thoughts can be broken down into three primary categories and any number of
concepts, types, areas and sub-categories. Presently I am only concerned with the three major
parts of thought: Semi-consciousness (traditionally called consciousness), sub-consciousness,
and true consciousness. Allow me to begin with summarized definitions for all three before
getting into depth on this topic.
30 First, semi-conscious thought which is one’s cognitive, analytical, problem solving
thought. It is bound by individual unconscious ideas and circumstances including actions,

beliefs, desires and other thoughts. It is a semi-aware, semi-conscious state of subjective thought
which most people mistakenly consider fully ‘conscious’ thought because they are aware of it
taking place. It is in semi-consciousness where our present logic and rationale reside.
35 Next is unconscious thought which is really not thought at all. There is no cognitive
ability or process here and everything which occurs subconsciously happens in an
electrical/mechanical way based on the total of everything it has ever been programmed with
which includes all of your memories, thoughts, emotions, desires, perceptions, beliefs and
actions. Your subconscious is the total of you entire past and as such acts entirely automatically
40based upon your previous experiences. The subconscious absorbs everything perceived whether
it is true or false, desired or disliked, right or wrong, and these things influence our semi-
conscious thoughts which, when misperceived as ‘conscious’ thought, prevents us from
correcting our erroneous thinking. It is a complicated device which has only memory and
processing ability but no ability to reason, just like a computer.
45 Finally, true conscious thought is pure, objective thought. It is thoughts about what and
why you think, act, believe and desire what you do at all. It is cognitive thought independent of
any other influence such as your subconscious processes or environment. It is through deep
conscious thought that we can know irrefutable truth as it is and not be bound to/by opinions,
beliefs, memories or desires. It is pure. It is consciousness of the highest order. It is the ability to
50be 100% aware of your own state of mind without being influenced by either semi-consciousness
or unconsciousness and is the ability to analyze our analytical thoughts to an infinite degree. It is
with true conscious thought that one can know and alter one’s own subconscious programming
Now, with an inkling of similar ground about these three distinct forms of consciousness
55it is also important to understand how they affect each other and the self in practical, every day
life. The majority of our lives are spent in a semi-conscious state of mind which is obvious but
not usually fully recognized or understood since it is not often thought about from the true
conscious perspective. The semi-conscious state of mind is the optimal mindset to go about daily
life and face its simple problems based upon your present values and beliefs, or subconscious
60promptings and instincts. Semi-consciousness is our problem solving and cognitive ability which
does not question or argue why we do what we do. It only solves tangible problems presented to

it and, again, based solely upon our present subconscious programming. Let me illustrate this
point with an example.
Let us stick with the criminal mindset for this example and say that you have been
65presented with an illicit business opportunity like an easy burglary or cheap drugs in marketable
quantities. From subconscious influence exerted into your semi-conscious thought processes
these opportunities are automatically recognized as acceptable for our present criminal mindset
and thus the semi-conscious mind sets to working out how to maximize our profits/efficiency in
this endeavor, perhaps calculating exchange rates from large quantities to street values or
70necessary precautions to allow complete deniability. This happens in the corporate world as well,
the negligence of morality for profitability or pleasure due to a lack of true thought about an
opportunity. Now let us pick this thinking apart a bit. It is all obviously going through semi-
conscious processes but what separates those processes from true consciousness? Where is the
75 The difference in our semi-conscious thought is because they are subjective to the
influence of our subconscious beliefs which are ingrained into us, such as the pursuit of money,
which stem from the influence of all civilized societies and their inherent programming of what
success is or how ‘important’ money is or the climbing of the social circles you travel within
which, in turn, stems from further misconceived ideas of success that we have learned from
80society, peers, family or religion. The reasons for such pursuits can be nearly anything in
different situations but the reasons only concern conscious thought while semi-conscious thought
is concerned only with tangible processes and results. It is true consciousness which inquires,
“Why am I pursuing money,” or “Why do I want to climb social ladders,” and even, “Are these
methods of pursuit acceptable and compatible with my values?” Yet even with true
85consciousness probing one’s unconscious values with such questions we often answer with only
semi-conscious or even subconscious answers like, “I pursue money to be successful,” or, “I
climb the social ladders to gain power.” Still true consciousness will inquire ‘why’ to these
things as well if we allow it to teach us but most people have stopped listening to it and ceased
thinking consciously by this point. Only by continuing to inquire why and pondering the answers
90can we find our own core beliefs and values that are rooted in the unconscious mind and it will
surprise many people to discover some of the disagreeable morals they have unknowingly
assimilated through the sponge-like subconscious processes.

True consciousness is that clarity of mind sought through meditation and prayer. Some
recognize it as collective consciousness, the collective unconscious, and archetypes while others
95know it as promptings of the Holy Ghost of Christianity’s Trinity. No matter what name or
description one attaches to it, it is the path to a definitive truth of self which every one of us has
available individually and which science can never hope to know beyond a hypothetical manner.
Let us return to what the sciences can and do understand: unconsciousness. Because of its
profound impact upon semi-conscious thought and habit both, and because of its highly
100susceptible functioning, subconsciousness is my primary area of interest as it is able to change.
As it takes in everything without differentiation between true, false, immoral, imagined, right or
wrong, it is the target area of ‘thought’ relating to change. It is within the subconscious that
changes of self can and do occur. True consciousness will always be, and reveal to you, Truth
and that will never change. Semi-consciousness is guided by our subconscious mechanism, our
105environment and imagination and is thus in a constant state of change which is itself an
unchangeable state. It is the subconscious device that acts as our stabilizer of semi-consciousness
by retaining our instincts, ‘forgotten’ memories, and our core values and beliefs. It is also the
device through which habit is possible, allowing us to act and react without having to think at all
and is always ongoing whether we are aware of it or not. Our subconscious minds miss nothing,
110forget nothing, and will accomplish whatever goals it has come to recognize by whatever means
it perceives as acceptable. This can cause problems since none of us can possibly always be
paying attention to everything but our unconscious mind not only accomplishes this task but does
so accepting is all as fact and as a part of our self. This is where our disagreeable actions, values
and beliefs come from: by placing ourselves in disagreeable environments surrounded by
115disagreeable people.
Why don’t we notice this happening, realize what is going on and put a stop to it? Well
that is easy, because it is happening subconsciously. It is because we are not even semi-
consciously, much less consciously, aware of everything of course! The only way to prevent our
subconscious from accepting everything that we come into contact with is to be at least semi-
120consciously aware of our environment and its compatibility with the current ideas occupying the
realms of our unconsciousness. Our semi-conscious or conscious minds must intervene with all
incoming signals and analyze them just for us to be able to not change with our surroundings.
We must be skeptical of our environments or in a denial mindset toward them. Yet if no one is

perfect, lack of change would contribute to that imperfection so why would anyone not want to
125change? The best way I can answer this question is to remember my present environment . . .
jail! What are the chances that if I do allow my environment to change me that it will be
anything that anyone would want for themselves? It would probably be counter-productive to
any goals that one has set for themselves. As such I have come to realize that I myself am
generally in a state of unconscious environmental denial which allows me to ignore my
130environment without the worry of it altering my subconscious too significantly unless I do put
forth the semi-conscious effort to pay attention to it which, in turn, allows me to pick and choose
which environmental characteristics, traits and ideas to willingly assimilate into my
unconsciousness through semi-conscious or conscious selection.
This seems like a wonderful concept of denial filtration to prevent the corruption of the
135subconscious mind by the environment and it is, so much so that probably everyone uses it
whether they realize it or not. The flaw in this natural system is trust or, more accurately, blind or
misplaced trust. As human beings, trust is a varying necessity in our relationships. We must
know trust in order to know love, unity, and other self-propagating concepts as well. Some
trusting relationships are between individuals but they can also be with groups, religions, God or
140the environment itself. As necessary as trust is it has one major drawback that must necessarily
accompany it: vulnerability. If given too completely or freely, trust can leave you open to be hurt
by expectations of those you grant such trust to. These people, groups, ideas or environments
which you have placed your trust in will remain immune to your subconscious automatic denial
filters. This means that your trusted sources will deceive you, not intentionally but because they
145have been deceived by their own imperfect, trusted sources and you will do the same for them
because of the imperfections of everyone and everything. Keeping in mind these imperfections
and unintentional deceptions coming from your loved ones, it is easy to see where some of the
irrational doubts about whether they are to be trusted and loved by us, or do indeed love us, can
occur. We have been deceived after all. . .
150 Moving on it is also necessary to recognize that we can also continue to deceive
ourselves with blind trust in our own present beliefs. Rationalizations and justifications are ways
of blindly trusting our incorrect notions which have often been unknowingly assimilated by our
subconscious mechanism. It is our true conscious mind which puts that inkling of doubt into our
minds when we screw up so that we can fix that problem before there are consequences but often

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155we justify our erred actions with more rationalizations and without truly thinking about their
meaning to us as individuals and objectively. Remember, rationalize = rational lies.
Ultimately our goal ought to be to bring our subconscious awareness into a perfect
emulation of our true conscious awareness thereby knowing definitive truth by logical, objective
means. In order to tap into true consciousness one must be relaxed physically and mentally,
160allowing all the pressures of life to be ignored if only temporarily at first. With practice and
throughout time it becomes a more ‘natural’ or habitual state as the subconscious assimilates this
too into one’s being. Once this state has been achieved, deep thought and true consciousness can
occur. For many this is a deeply moving experience and for some it is merely a peaceful calm
that is not that is not so unfamiliar even though it may not have been recognized for what it is.
165Again, it is sometimes attributed to or even known as, God, the collective unconscious, or even
the universe itself. Personally I believe it to be God’s gift to man and out only way to ‘know’
Him even if it is only possible by means of Kierkegaard’s proverbial “leap of faith” which
logically means that we do not and cannot actually and literally know Him, or even of him, but
this is discussed elsewhere.
170 True consciousness is not always, or even often, logical or rational to the limited
awareness of most of mankind, specially those who pride themselves in their logical and rational
abilities such as worshippers of science. Deep consciousness simply is, and is truth. It is
something we all have and yet it would continue to be even without any of us. It is our source of
intuition but may have little or nothing to do with the instincts inherent in mankind. I could
175continue to attempt to explain where it comes from and what it is but, again, I don’t take myself
too seriously and certainly don’t want anyone else to take me too seriously. Just STOP and think
about all things as often as possible.
Let us, for the sake of argument and this project, presume and accept that true
consciousness simply is and see what doors it opens for us and where it takes us. After all, I am
180the one in prison and loving life immensely even though I do not like where I am or the company
I am keeping. If it works for me why not try it all on for yourself. 