Thoughtforms are, as I mentioned in the beginning of this article, rather similar to constructs. The terms “construct” and “thoughtform” have been used interchangeably in some circles, but the definition usually accepted is that thoughtforms are unintentionally created, whereas constructs are created with intent, and with purpose. The notion of accidentally popping out energetic creations may seem strange, so I’ll explain with an example.
Let’s say that you’re an avid cricket player. You’ve missed the last two matches due to illness, and one match remains this season for you to show your stuff out on the pitch. Your team won’t make the finals, so this is your last chance. You desperately want that game to go ahead. Then, to your horror, someone mentions that it might rain, forcing officials to cancel the game. You desperately want to play in that last game of the season, and you are beset with worry. All week, your mind conjures up images of torrential rain, soaking the grounds and killing your chance to play. As we know, thoughts carry weight. By focusing – meditating, after a fashion – upon the worst case scenario, you unknowingly create a thoughtform, strengthening it thorugh countless repetitions. The day of the game finally dawns, bringing with it the rainstorm that you were dreading, courtesy of your thoughtform.
It isn’t guaranteed that you will create an effective thoughtform every time you worry, but the chances increase based upon the length of time and the amount of focused thought you put into it. A good example of ineffective thoughtforms would be those wrought by teenage boys, constantly daydreaming about that girl they have their eye on. One would think that all those torrid imaginings would create a first-class thoughtform, capable of attracting the girl of their dreams, but it doesn’t quite work that way. If the boy has no doubt that he’ll get the girl, his chances of success are dramatically increased, but if he doubts it, focusing on the fact that he’ll never get her, he cancels out much of the work he’s done. A thoughtform, like a construct, is only as strong as the intent put into it. If the intent is mixed, the thoughtform will be so unclear that it is unlikely to do much of anything.
This reinforces the importance of clear intent when creating constructs. By setting the intent aside from our mental meandering, we keep the intent clear.