In chapter one we reviewed how thought waves are a frequency, a living thing just like sound waves, light waves, etc. Just like how a drop of water causes ripples in another body of water, thoughts also ripple out like waves. However, thoughts possess the ability to reproduce themselves according to Atkinson. Whether you think of thought waves as notes on a piano or waves of water rippling, what’s important is that you understand thought waves are being sent back and forth to our minds just like a radio waves, and whatever station we are tuned to will only get stronger in clarity, with the additional feature of the pulling nature, the law of attraction that these thought waves contain.
What Does This Mean For Us?
It is important to understand your thoughts attract thoughts of similar nature. Opposing thoughts cannot exist in the same faculty of the mind. Whatever you think, so shall you become, according to James Allen in As A Man Thinketh. We are what we have thought ourselves into being at this point in time. We are the future that we thought into being. So while the future is now, this future will become the past and whatever future we saw before will take its place.
If you aren’t consciously having thoughts, you are unconsciously having thoughts, and therefore still creating your future self through the actions which follow the thoughts you have, whether conscious or unconscious. You have a choice to assert control, or leave control up to the subconscious mind which has been programmed largely by parents, environment, survival instinct(avoiding death and pain), government, teachers, etc.
How Does It Work?
There are degrees of “pitch” in the mind according to Atkinson. We will see what we look for. We always find that which we think about. The LAW doesn’t care whether you think about good or bad, it is that you are thinking of it. Whatever you think about has to appear by the nature of the law.
This means that if you are in a lower state of mind at any time, and feeling passionately about that “negativity,” you will pull more of those thoughts into being. Atkinson says the positive line of thought will have one feeling “strong, buoyant, bright, cheerful, happy, confident and courageous, able to work well and carry out intentions.”
On the negative line of thought you will feel depressed, weak, passive, dull, fearful and cowardly. You will struggle to make progress.
It’s not about a higher or lower physical frequency, as there is no good or bad according to the universal mind, with good or bad being decided by the perspective of the receiver. It’s simply what you choose. Positive and negative here are only used based on what people link experiences to. It’s another step removing good and bad from the thought process, as these do not exist to the universal mind.
Your power lies in that you can assert control over your thinking patterns. There are much more negative thinking people in the world, so if you find yourself on the negative thought plane, it is easy to get caught up in the line of thoughts that are constantly being sent out and received on that plane, just like radio waves.
How Do We Apply This Concept?
Development of the will is essential to power. Willpower is not some fallacy. Willpower allows us to exert extensive control over the thought process, effectively allowing us to actively create through our choice of thought.
The first rule of building up one’s willpower is breaking off bad habits. Thinking negatively is a habit. You have the ability to choose how you think. Of course if you are accustomed to thinking a certain way, it is easy to fall into that pattern. It is a simple thing to think negatively about a situation, and to FEEL negatively about it, thereby starting the cycle of thinking negative and negative happening.
Building up the will is a series of trials, especially through the first rule of breaking off bad habits. The first habit to break is the negative line of thought. You must break this habit by changing the language of the mind.
If you find yourself mentally or verbally thinking and speaking negatively, by force of will you must change the language and repeat this language until you feel it. This is the first and most important step, and for a person steeped in the negative plane, the hardest. Remember the body wants to do things automatically, it requires less energy(the law of conservation of energy) so making a passive habit is the first thing the mind wants to do in the body.
Change your thought waves by the active power of the will. It will be tiresome at first, but with each trial you will find yourself just a little bit stronger until you find yourself choosing positive trains of thought when you arrive at the thought station.
Your thought train leaves now. Which one will you choose?