For I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth.
What gave God the power to create things? It was the fact that God has both a spiritual and physical body.
We are God's spirit children. We wanted to be like God, where we could create things not just in our imaginations (the spirit realm) but also "for real." Thus It was necessary for us to gain physical bodies.
God created a world and sent us through several veils to get here. In order to receive the power that God has, we would have to transcend through the veils and make it "back to God".
Have you ever had an argument with someone and imagined yourself punching them in the face? Of course, you probably won't do it in real life.
Where God is at, if He were to think of something, it would be created on the spot for real. Luckily for us, this is not the case yet. If I imagine doing something bad, it doesn't mean it comes to pass in the physical realm. There has been a "time" created that allows me to repent of my bad thoughts before they become physical reality.
As soon as I can control my thoughts and passions, (which is probably going to take another 1,000 years on average), God will give me the "keys" to creation. The day will come that I can create reality out of my thoughts, just because I have a physical body and have submitted to the process of becoming purified. Jesus Christ was able to create loaves and fishes, wine, and money out of His thoughts. He had learned this ability at a very young age. It is the ability that we came here to receive. Until we receive it, we are reliant upon Father in Heaven to give us our daily bread.
In the April 2014 General Conference, Dallin H. Oaks taught that "President Spencer W. Kimball reminded us that there are other priesthood keys that have not been given to man on the earth, including the keys of creation and resurrection." https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2014/04/the-keys-and-authority-of-the-priesthood?lang=eng
In the book, "Visions of Glory" as told to John Pontius has a section entitled: "Portals Among Us".
He goes on to explain these portals as a means by which the elect gather the righteous to come to zion. They work like the Liahona Lehi has in the Book of Mormon, only according to faith and the desire to use it righteously. (1 Nephi 16 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/16?lang=eng#)
It has been made clear to me that these portals are doorways from our analytical minds to our creative minds. In other words, these portals are for the righteous saints to use their imaginations to create "a new heaven and a new earth" as directed by the Holy Spirit. (Revelation 21:1, Ether 13:9, and D&C 29:23).
As the pure in heart use these portals by permission of the Holy Spirit, the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory. (10 Article of Faith) https://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/a-of-f/1.10?lang=eng#9
The study of the brain teaches us that when we sleep, we move through different wavelengths in our brains. I am not sure of the order, but it is something like going from being awake to slightly drowsy, or the alpha state, then the theta, the delta deep sleep, and then the REM dreaming sleep.
It is my understanding that as you learn to lucid dream, or keep your analytical brain awake as you fall asleep, you are training your physical body on how to "go through the veil." I can't help but think of the symbolism as Christ's hands and feet were "pierced through", as a manner of teaching us that it is through Christ that we live spiritually and physically, and it is through His power that enables us to exist on both sides of the veil. Finally, it is through His power that we will be physically translated or resurrected, where there will be no more veil between our spirit and physical bodies.
When we sleep, we do all sorts of things in our spirits. We travel to places, attend school, help people, and alter the course of the universe. We are spirit children again in our sleep, and that is why it is so necessary to sleep every single night. In the morning, we "reincarnate" back into our physical universe, prepared to learn and implement what we have learned in our sleep.
If you feel ready to practice lucid dreaming as the Holy Ghost directs, you may become aware that you have demons inside of you. Be prepared by exercising faith in the authority of Jesus Christ to rescue you from these demons. I know I certainly have. Many demons are small, like mosquitos. But the more attention you have given them through your life may mean there are more powerful ones lurking in you. The main thing is not to fear, they all must leave as you receive more of the Holy Ghost (the presence of God) in your body. I have had perfect success at telling them to depart in the name (authority) of Jesus Christ as my Master. Because we have a physical body, we will always be stronger than the demons. Fasting can help rid your body of them more easily and faster.
If you do have demons, it doesn't mean you are bad. God allows the tares to grow with the wheat in order that the wheat can grow.
(Doctrine and Covenants 86:7 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/86.7?lang=eng#6)
Until we have a knowledge of the truth of all things, God expects us to harbor false beliefs about things from time to time. That is fine, as long as when we receive a greater truth and it is solidified by the witness of the Holy Spirit, we allow that to have "full sway in our hearts" (Alma 42:30 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/42.30?lang=eng#29).
If you feel led by the Holy Ghost to think about someone, you are spiritually tuning in to the resonance of that person's spirit. This knowledge coupled with a desire to do missionary work can bring you to do lots of healing to heaven, earth, and spirit beings. If you have an unresolved conflict toward someone, try resolving it by imagining you are talking with them. You are in fact talking with their spirit, as long as you have a pure heart and it is God's will. I never do this without asking permission or by feeling lead to do this by the Holy Spirit.
If you have overcome a bad habit or false belief, the spirit may lead you to help heal a family member or friend who struggles with the same problem. That is why the prayers of the faithful are so powerful, they are spiritually helping people, and once done spiritually, it will come to pass in the physical realm. Because there are many elect children of God on the earth right now, God is speeding up time so that the prayers of the righteous come to pass more quickly.
Matthew 24:22 states: And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Our thoughts are very important. The Holy Spirit works with our thoughts. As we tune in to the Holy Spirit, we may be lead to heal heal the earth and others. We can rid the earth of evil and prepare for the coming of the Lord by being in tune with the Holy Spirit and being knowledgable of how the Holy Spirit works. I love to imagine light breaking forth and covering the whole earth.
The Lord has personally taught me that He has the power and ability to put pictures in my mind, and they are in fact spiritually real. If the Lord puts a picture of someone in your mind, it is probably time for you to stop and think about them. The spirit will help you know what to think in order to help them. It may be a simple as giving them flowers or a hug or teaching them the Jesus is holding them and loves them. Whatever it is, the Lord will use you if you have an open mind and are willing.
I cannot emphasize enough that the Holy Spirit teaches us how to pray and to only pray for and imagine how to help people with the permission and the direction of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit has told me not to help people on many occasions when I felt inclined to; in order that the person may exercise their agency to come off conqueror on their own. However, other times the Spirit allows me to exercise my agency in desiring to help another person.
I first learned about spiritual healing in order to heal myself. For example, if I had a hurt inner child, I would imagine having Jesus come and take that child fishing or horseback riding. Or I would imagine a situation where I was mistreated in the past and change it to where I was treated kindly. It healed me of my emotional scars and sometimes the Spirit leads me to see and help heal others of their emotional hurts that are causing them pain in their physical lives. I am usually only allowed to see things in others that I myself have suffered, which allows me to help them without misjudging them.
The more we use our spiritual gifts with faith, the more lives we can bless. Our portals can be open and some day, we can become translated, meaning there will be no veils but we will operate using all the capacities of our brains at all times.