(Overcoming Materialism Through Conscious Thinking)


(A new way of thinking for a better world)


(A realistic method to get less materialistic)


(Overcoming the materialistic thinking through understanding and living according to the principles of the Conscious Thinking. A proven manner of thinking to ensure a better world, a way to find Spirituality in your daily lives.)






Our actions are greatly influenced by the way we think, our livings philosophy. In our modern western society is this philosophy for about 90% materialistic. This is the driving force behind our thriving society but unfortunately, it does have its negative side, namely stress in all its forms, the modern plagues of milieu destruction, rampant criminality and many more of the same ilk which threaten our happiness and well-being.

 In order to explain what I mean by “The Conscious Thinking” I will have to explain what I mean by a “Normal Realistic Livings Philosophy”



I place here reality opposite materialism. The materialist holds a vision of the possibility that death is the end.


The realist keeps all options open, death might just not be the end but the beginning of life even if only in another form.


He lives is life thus in a manner which accepts this premise but is open for the possibility that the materialist might just possibly be right in his conviction that there is nothing more after death.


Because the materialist is convinced that he has nothing to look forward to after death he is determined to make the most of his time here, taking advantage of all the material pleasures that this life has to offer.  He lives according to the rule;  “Enjoy what life gives and let tomorrow take care of itself” He does not feel responsible for the results that his actions might have on the world around him or on the people who share this world with him.



The most people today are materialists whether they are conscious of this or not. Many Scientists and Intellectuals consciously choose to be materialists but there has never been a Scientist who could prove, without a doubt, that there is no life after death.



Many people dare not face the question, “What happens to my spirit when I die, where does it go, what happens to my will power, my creativity, my ability to think?“


If you ask the Materialist this question I doubt that you will get a reasonable answer, if he is honest with himself he might reply that he does not believe in the possibility of life after death because it suits him to believe that death is the end.



As I already mentioned the Realist holds both options open.



Now what about the Conscious Thinker? He holds all the possibilities open but also has a number of premises on which he can base his convictions.



The Human Will is a powerful force, an enormous concentration of energy and according to all accepted tenets of Physics energy always exists it may change into another form but it does not disappear from existence.



One has only to observe Nature to realise that death is nothing if not an illusion. The simple life forms may seem to die in the winter but in the spring they reappear!



By most Peoples, even those that are found seemingly so far away that any contact with another Culture is impossible, the belief in Life after Death has formed a part of the Livings Philosophy of the Culture.



In the Parapsychology it is an accepted fact that the Spirit is able to leave the body and exist on its own as a complete unit. It does not need the body to ensure its survival, but he body needs the Spirit in order to survive.


Thousands of people, from all conceivable cultures around the world have experienced the phenomenon of the Near Death Experience, where by they experience the feeling of standing outside themselves and looking back at their body lying unconscious before them.



Knowing all these things the Conscious Thinker, even if he does not accept them in their entirety, uses them to base his belief in the theory of the possibility of a living after death.



The difference between the Conscious thinker and the person who is not yet so far is, in the following pages is described in a very black/white context this has only been done to illustrate more clearly the difference in mental states experienced by someone who uses “Conscious thinking “and someone who has not yet reached this point in his development. I am in no means trying to condemn anyone who does not concur with my meaning but I consider it my duty to reveal another way of thinking one which in my view is very suited to helping my fellow man to achieve happiness in his life now and here after.


With such strong indications the Conscious Thinker is obliged to seriously think about his responsibilities to the World both present and future and his duty to honour these responsibilities.



The Materialist with his limited vision does not feel called to share this responsibility and feel free to pamper to his longing for material comforts of this life, his house, automobile, vacations and carrier to the exclusion of all else. He is like a worker at a business that is in bankruptcy and this is his last workday before the business closes its doors forever.



Is this wholly materialistic mentality really so disastrous for our Society?  Are we to view this as debilitating and uncontrollable sickness? Unfortunately, in my opinion we must!  Understand me well material possessions are not in itself not a bad thing if we realise that material possession are only meant as an aid in this life to enable us to grow in our spiritual growth. The danger that is concealed in our working to achieve material possessions is that this becomes a goal in itself and we forget what the real goal in holds.



Material possessions are material and are bound by the very nature of their substance, their ability to bring luck or happiness is limited and the materialist must there fore be continually trying to achieve this happiness, which it cannot give by striving continually for even more material things. They can never be satisfied and are always disappointed.



How are we to end this overwhelming hunger for material things?  Can our Politicians do anything about it? They cannot, they tell us because this is a matter of mentality and so outside of their competency. Can we turn to the world’s religions for help? Yes if they are prepared to enter a discussion with non-believers, but the religions are increasingly unable to initiate a discussion and even when they do try it has no bearing on a healthy understanding or common sense.



Materialism is fed by the greed that men feel on coveting comfort and this is fed by the advertising that businesses use in their sales pitch in the direction of the costumer.



The only way to call a halt to this trend of materialism is based on The Conscious Thinking but this philosophy has to be adopted by all world religions political parties and in the world of education. However before we can convince everyone to adopt this philosophy they have to be convinced that materialism is a contagious and debilitating sickness.



I am afraid that the world has to be at death’s door before the sickness is recognised as such and we will be ready to accept and use the proscribed medicine of Conscious Thinking.



Yet if we are able to convince the Authorities of the availability and effectiveness of our medicine, "The Conscious Thinking", we might be on the way to a cure.



The Conscious Thinking is not affiliated to any particular Religion or Political Party, nor is it affiliated to any established Philosophy or Political Ideology. The Conscious Thinking  is universal and available to all who will think about the level he wants to reach his spiritual development .it detracts nothing from the person but adds to his value as a person. You do not have to work to achieve the benefits offered by the Conscious Thinking, only to accept the fact that the possibility exists that there just might possibly be  “Life after Death”.



I would like to call out to all peoples of the world –



Do not deny the possibility that after you die the spirit lives on!







Materialistic Lifestyle


The materialistic person often forgets,


or he has no idea


what happens to his soul


when his body deteriorates.


Maybe he does not even think about it


never even considers


that maybe, just maybe


he lives on after death,


in a state which, without faith ,


is difficult to understand.


The soul cannot be seen with


eyes which we have in this earthly body,


yet even so we must believe,


that death is not the end;


Just an illusion!





Nothing Just Simply Disappears.



Knowing that the Spirit lives forever


brings responsibilities.


You must accept that you will be called

to account for your actions.


You will have to pay for the


faults you make, in this life


and so will live in a manner


which is acceptable


to yourself and all around you.





Living is Life


Every living thing,


everything that breathes,


that gives off warmth


shall live forever;


Shall never completely


cease to exist.


When the body dies


the Spirit lives on.


The corpus returns to


the earth from whence it came,


but the Essence of life,


the Soul as you wilt,


cannot die


but lives on forever.


Dying happens in about one second;


One who knows it is


just a passing over


from one state to another


is not afraid


but greets death as a friend.



You are a life force,


energy of the highest form.


Energy can change its appearance


but it never ceases to exist.



Living On


Your death does not mean your end;


Believe this and you will see


that all your life’s questions


will be answered in a manner


that is in keeping with this




Death will hold no power over you


because you know the truth.


Death is not the end


And your faults, made in this


state of existence


must finally be paid in full


now or in another life.





Another Belief


The materialistic way of life


is also a form of faith

or should we say a lack of faith.


The materialist sees only


what he wishes to see,


he sees with his bodily eyes,


He does not hear his spiritual voice


Will take no notice of


the promptings of something he cannot see


or touch or smell.


Maybe he wants


to deny the existence of his inner self.


He sees man as a computer,


something restricted to the physical,


made up of materials found here on earth.


He won’t accept that man is also spiritual


because then he would have to live


as the spiritual reality requires of him


in harmony with himself and the world around him.


He wants to deny his responsibility


to the world and to himself,


so he declares his faith;


“If it can’t stand the tests of science


as we know them, it cannot exist!”


The materialist sees only what he chooses to see


but I say to him,


“Science has never been able to prove


That life after death is not possible.”


He must seriously consider the possibility


That there is life after death!





If you Believe


If someone believes


that his life goes on


on earth or in heaven,


he can only be a winner.


If he believes,


then he increases his


humanity one hundredfold


and reduces his materialism


that which hinders his belief


in the reality of this philosophy,


the way of the true life.



When he accepts this Belief,


his slavery to the materialistic life


is cut off


and he accepts that all he does now


will be his own responsibility.


He shuts the door that can lead


to suicide because he knows


and accepts that he,  in this life or the next


will still be held responsible for all his actions.


He will try his best to live


in the way he always should


showing respect for all things around him.



We Believe


My partner and I believe


that our death is not the end


we will continue to live


after our present lives are ended,


 in heaven or in another form


right here on this great earth.



We firmly believe in this wonder,


that live goes on and on;


Yes, this belief enhances our livings


makes our time here worth while.



This is the belief of realism


not of materialism


and we know this for sure


so we will live as we know we should,


while waiting for what will come


and death will hold no dread for us;


For us death is the open door to life!





Leave it in the Middle


Life after death, yes or no


You can believe, you can hope


You may believe that this life is all there is


But the wise man leaves all options open


The one who says: I‘m sure that there’s no life after death


Is not sure about it and doesn’t positively know


And doesn’t know what he is missing


Please don’t that deny the possibility exists


That your life proceeds after you die


Otherwise you will miss out on what living really is




New Reality

(a new way of thinking for a better world)



When you can accept that death is not the end,


That life goes on though in a different way


Then you can accept what this life has to offer


And have peace and freedom to live in your own way


Your soul sleeps not but is wide awake


You are not deceived but material pleasures


You approach the world in a kind and understanding way


And waste no time in pursuit of material or temporary pleasures



When the New Reality becomes your way of life


You live in peace with nature and with your fellow man


Knowing that your true reward comes later,


in the time of life which follows after earthly death.


                                                            copyright : Giel Heijmans