Can intrusive thoughts come true? Of course they can but they rarely do.
If every thought you think comes true then everyone will have dream home, a Lamborghini or a pony in their back yard.
It takes a lot more than just a thought or two before something manifests.
The law of attraction teaches that it takes sustained deliberate thoughts married with mental images of the thoughts manifested for you to turn any thought into a reality.
It often takes years of thinking the same thought before it gathers enough energy to manifest.
This should give you the peace of mind that your intrusive thoughts are not as harmful as you think.
There is more to it though.
I also want to point out – importantly, that underlying health conditions like OCD and Anxiety Disorders can have a big impact on how and how often you experience intrusive thoughts.
Why do people get intrusive thoughts?
You may think that your brain is as old as you are but in reality, your brain is part of an evolutionary process that is much much older than you.
You are part of the collective consciousness and your brain has developed as part of this consciousness.
Most of the dangers that your brain was designed to protect you from is no longer present.
Yet, on an instinctive level, your brain still works with that architecture where fight or flight is the norm as a survival instinct.
On top of this, your brain has a huge database of recorded ‘images’ that you have seen, heard, and experienced in your life.
The amount of violence that we are exposed to through TV, movies, and ‘entertainment’ is staggering.
To think this has no effect on your life is just plain ignorance.
Intrusive thoughts are a complex ‘soup’ of associations that your mind can conjure up when triggered by specific obvious or even certain very subtle triggers in your everyday environment.
How common is intrusive thoughts?
They are common, very common. In fact, almost everyone has them at some stage or another.
Your imagination plays an important role in forming these thoughts and people with very active imaginations tend to be more prone.
What you ‘feed’ your mind also plays an important role in how common intrusive thoughts are.
The movies you watch, the books you read, the people you surround yourself with – all of this plays an important role in dictating your dominant state of mind.
Playing violent video games for 10 hours a day will produce vastly different thoughts to feeding your mind loving, kind and nurturing literature.
While it is more complex, generally speaking, your mind will only ‘put out’ what you put in.
When can intrusive thoughts come true?
Like all thoughts, intrusive thoughts can manifest. That is the bad news.
The good news is that it takes sustained thinking of the same thought for it to manifest. A few idle thoughts simply won’t manifest in and of itself.
Here are some instances where intrusive thoughts can come true:
- When you start associating with them (it is my thoughts therefore it’s me)
- When you start ‘reminding’ yourself of them
- When you start to look for ‘meanings’ (why do I have this thought)
- When you start thinking you CREATED these thoughts from your dark side
- When you start thinking them over and over again (obsessing)
- When you start acting on these thoughts
With these ideas you now know what drives them to become true. I think that more than anything it is when you start acting on them that you move into a different realm of making them real.
Do intrusive thoughts mean anything?
Am I a bad person for having these thoughts?
Is my ‘dark side’ taking over in my life?
Do I have some suppressed evil in me waiting to ‘escape’
Why do I have these thoughts when I am a ‘good person’
These are all very common questions and far more people have them than you might know.
As human beings, we have a need to understand things. It drives a lot of our quests but if there ever was a frivolous quest then this would be it.
Understanding the cause or the source or the deeper meaning behind your intrusive thoughts would be like trying to figure out the intricacies of the human psyche.
There are just too many moving parts that play into each other.
Even if you do somehow manage to find the origin or the reason behind your intrusive thoughts, what good would that do you?
Like many dreams and like many day dreams there is no real meaning other than the mind doing what it does best – come up with random ‘stuff’.
Our environment is mostly made up of negativity.
The media bombards us with what’s wrong, what’s missing and how inferior we are.
Its what sells products.
This negative environment affects the mind in so many profound ways.
Add social media into the mix and your mind has almost no other choice but to imagine terrible things.
From this perspective, it is actually normal and natural to have some degree of intrusive thoughts.
How To Dissolve Intrusive Thoughts
I really like the idea that you can dissolve intrusive thoughts. It does not mean you get rid of them, try to block them, or somehow try to stop them.
When you dissolve an intrusive thought you simply let it blend into an ocean of good thoughts.
Think about it when you dissolve a drop of food coloring into a small cup of water.
The color is bright because of the amount of water you dissolve it into.
If you take that same drop of coloring and dissolve it into a huge bucket of water you can hardly detect the color.
Use this analogy when you try and free yourself from intrusive thoughts that bother you.
Simply direct your focus and your attention on to:
- something beautiful
- something inspiring
- something joyful
- something funny
- something spiritual or Divine
- people whom you love
- ways in which you can help and be of service
- learning something new
These are not the only ways but are great ways to redirect your thoughts and your attention. Pretty soon it will dissolve those intrusive thoughts.
When the intrusive thought pops up again, simply notice it and get back to a productive, positive and beautiful thought.
It helps to create some ‘go-to’ memories. Find a few memories that instantly puts you into a great place emotionally.
- Everyone has intrusive thoughts – you are not a freak!
- You are NOT your thoughts
- Thoughts are complex and your imaginations play a big and unconscious role
- Notice these thoughts and let them go
- Tell others and laugh it off as if you would a dream
- Don’t try and find the ‘source’ of the thought
- Don’t overanalyze the thought(s)
- Don’t resist them. What you resist will persist.