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Law of Mental Control and Concentration

What is the Law of Mental Control?

Your mind is to be put to use for YOUR own good and benefit. The mind is not something to be left alone to act as a parasite, using the body as a nutritional source to try and satisfy its unknown desires. The Law of Mental Control is just that; SOMEONE or SOMETHING will be in control at all times, there is no state that is not under some sort of control. You are NOT your mind or your body, and understanding this concept can help you gain access to unlocking your personal power to exert mental control of the mind. Mental Control and concentration go hand-in-hand, allowing us to have mental control through the power of concentration.

There are many ways to develop your concentration, which gives you power over your mind and allows you to accomplish whatever you desire. Concentration is the key to mental control and subsequent power over the mind. The mind is the most powerful tool we have as humans, and most humans have no interest in having the power to control it at will.

Concentration is the road to fulfilling desire

Understanding the Law of Mental Control

Concentration is the key to exerting power over the mind. The friction that we feel as a result of using our mind versus our mind, in turn, using us is alleviated when we use concentration. Concentration is the force that allows us to use the law of mental control at will. Although we live in a society that glorifies short attention spans, ADD, ADHD, and medicine to combat these “diseases” the truth of the matter is that none of us have ever had the teaching of using the gift of concentration.

To acquire concentration, one must first have a desire for something that is stronger than any distraction. Distractions are anything that does not serve our present or future greater good. The ability to concentrate is not for the weak of heart or will, as concentrating is used only when our desire is the only thing in the front of our minds. Distinct imagery of the desired outcome helps us to concentrate, and that desire is what allows us to use the law of mental control through concentration to our own benefit.

The mind is like an engine, and the fuel to the engine is the above-mentioned desire. Using concentration for things like our 9-5 is necessary to our “paying of the bills” but that is exactly why the concentration doesn’t last as long as we’d like it to. Even doing things that can lead us to a better future can get tiresome if it is not in alignment with our ACTUAL selves, a concept that is also changing by the second as time passes.

Concentration is a mind empty of friction

Steps to Understand and Apply the Law of Mental Control

  1. Brain games. Games are a competitive way to exercise. Anything with an outcome of winning is considered a game, and there are games for every age, color, and mental ability. Math, strategy, vocabulary, and many other games are available to suit your tastes. My recent game I’ve been playing consistently daily is chess. I’ll find myself playing back to back games. Teaching myself to think ahead and take in so much information in small periods of time really satiates my concentration in ways I can’t begin to describe.
  2. No distractions. Decide to turn your phone off for hours at a time and see how well your concentration develops.
  3. Sleep and eat in ways that give your brain an edge. Take sleep seriously and eat foods that give your brain the nutrients it needs to win. Coffee, smoking, and all other drugs take away the brain’s ability to do this on its own, teaching it to rely on substances for reliability when it comes time to focus.

These are the minimal steps, and I’ve included links to other resources with even more tips to improve your concentration and gain control over the law of mental control. Your power lies in the mind, and your body is to be used as a tool to accomplish the goals set in the mind. Without power over the mind, you can accomplish nothing.

Good luck!

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Transmuting Negative Thought

The definition of transmute means to change in form, nature or substance. To transmute negative thoughts means to change the form of the negative thought to a positive or self-benefitting one. After touching on the concept of gaining immunity to negative thoughts, we will focus on completely changing the substance and form of negative thought through transmutation.

Let the Positive be the Light that Guides You

What It Means to Transmute Negative Thought

We do things because of an underlying motive of desire and interest. IF we are interested enough, the desire will bring about the action that we take to “fulfill’ the aroused desire. Success is achieved with strong desire and interest.

Contrary to popular belief, worry has absolutely no place. Worrying gets nothing done. The difference between worrying about a thing and getting stuff done is a matter of desiring the opposite outcome of what one is worried about, along with the interest in relieving the pain that worry causes. Fear and worry must be replaced with confidence and hope.

To replace is to transmute negative thought. We talked about this in last week’s post.

A single drop of positivity can change your day

How Transmuting Negative Thoughts Works

Our thoughts draw to themselves other thoughts of like-minded nature. The more negative the thought process you have in your mind, the more these thoughts will solidify into material essence in your life, and all the more if there is true feeling feeding the negative brooding.

A good example of this is simply reading the news, because more often than not you will end up in a negative thought process that will pervade your day for at least 3 hours, at minimum. It’s RARE to see news that is consistently uplifting. I find myself mistakenly logging into Twitter and seeing a news article that I have zero interest in that is filled with negativity, comments and all. My mind drifts back to the substance of the article at various times throughout the day, and I find myself desperately climbing back to equilibrium.

Transmuting negative thought is an art form. Think of it as a movie score, when a dark scene becomes a lovely one, when all the negative fades away and the protagonist finally succeeds in the end. To transmute negative thought is to see the light at the end of the tunnel without actually physically seeing it.

To be successful in anything you must want it very much. It is not wrong to have desires. Remember, you deserve everything and are worthy of the same. Habitual negative thought processing is not only a habit, but it’s a habit robbing you of your dream life and lifestyle

How to Transmute Negative Thoughts Processes

  1. Fear absolutely kills desire. It takes a knife to desire and stomps it out. Fear causes you to lose all hope and ambition, and you have no chance at desiring anything, because fear has taken hold.
    1. To successfully transmute the negative thought of fear into courage, you must actually DESIRE significantly more than anything else, especially fear. If you don’t want a thing that much, fear can easily come in and replace all desire. Therefore, you must KNOW THYSELF. Knowing who you are and what you want out of life gives you a sure blueprint to the true desires that lay inside of you. Knowing the truest things about yourself allows you to proceed forward, cancelling fear at every intersection of fear and desire.
  2. Worrying about the future steals joy from the present. 
    1. At every point in your life when you’ve worried about something, when has that worrying BENEFITED you? Every difficulty you have faced in life has presented itself with an opportunity to overcome the difficulty, even if you were unable to see it. It’s why you are still here, able to read this post. There is NOTHING to worry or fear, except losing time and experience staying where you are in fear and worry.
  3. Concentration is the key mechanism.
    1. In the post on seven steps to developing the will, we established that concentrating on the thing right in front of you is the key to getting anything done. This means there’s no need to fight worry so instead choose to concentrate on whatever is right in front of you. When we worry, we literally do not have the time to focus on the ways that are also right in front of us to make plans that benefit our cause.

Keep a journal of your thoughts, both positive and negative. In this journal, consciously write down your transmutation of negative thought to positive. This will help you create a physical habit, and eventually you’ll be able to do it in your mind.

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Gaining Immunity to Negative Thoughts

Part of gaining immunity to negative thoughts is learning to cut out fear and worry. Fear is considered a habit, just as courage is considered a habit. All of the virtues are habits we choose. One can CHOOSE to see the unknown as full of possibilities or impossibilities. Choosing courage to replace fear in thought form is how you gain immunity to negative thoughts. Any thought that does not serve you is negative and we change this by changing our beliefs and thoughts.

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The magnetic force of the human is built upon the energy of strong expectancy. To expect something that is not recognized by our physical senses is to have faith in that thing no matter what the thing may be. The law is no “respecter of persons,” and neither is the truth. What you expect, either through fear or courage is exactly what you get, because thoughts are seeds for the future and what you sow, you will reap.

The Mind Can Feel Like a Gathering of Clouds

What Does it Mean to Gain Immunity to Negative Thoughts?

To say to one’s self “I am not afraid,” is to admit that one is afraid. It’s funny how that works. To deny the existence of fear is to acknowledge the fear itself. This is why we replace fear with courage. What you are not conscious of cannot be impressed on the subconscious. The conscious mind makes impressions on the subconscious, so thoughts coupled with belief or strong expectancy will most often come to pass.

The opposite of I AM AFRAID is not I AM NOT AFRAID but I AM FULL OF COURAGE. You can try this right now. Can you feel the difference when you say and believe each one? Gaining immunity to negative thoughts is about catching the beliefs and thoughts in action right at their formation. This process in itself requires discipline and focus, but that’s all we have been working on this entire year, so you should be ready.

Wash Away Negative Thoughts with The Positive Opposite

How Does Gaining Immunity to Negative Thoughts Work?

Gaining immunity to negative thoughts is the same as having immunity to illness. Your immune system is built for and prepared against any and all attacks. Any thought that does not serve your best interests must be firmly stamped out with its stronger opposite. 

Just as the immune system sends as many white cells to destroy harmful bacteria, all of your concentration, focus, and willpower must be used to transmute or transform the harmful thought to the positive helpful one.

Gaining immunity to negative thoughts it about building up concentration/focus to pinpoint thoughts and emotions that do not serve your greater good. Remember, the conscious makes impressions onto our subconscious through the feelings(hormones) released after experiencing something through our physical senses. Being able to proactively control and direct the conscious mind is an ability gained with discipline and focus.

How Do We Gain Immunity to Negative Thoughts?

  1. You must mentally assume the opposing positive state of the negative state that you are experiencing. Take a moment when the “negative” thought enters your mind to actively choose to change it to its opposite. This builds up our concentration and focus so we can gain immunity to negative thoughts.
    1. Take a deep breath in of the positive thought and exhale the negative one. With every breath assume the mental state of the thought you wish to embody. Do this with three deep breaths and move forward in that state, concentrating on the state desired.
  2. You can and you will. Your thoughts are energy that you can use to your benefit or detriment. Begin to focus on how you think, and change every single negative thought to its positive. Focus on sending out nothing but positive, so that your attraction energy is for the positive and not the negative. Remember, thoughts are seeds that build our future, and whatever you sow, you will reap.
  3. Make a list of all the things you would do, if only you had zero fear.
    1. Fear fills us with worry, doubt, scarcity, poverty, jealousy, envy, and the like. It breeds an entire family of monsters in our mind. You MUST decide to kick them out, and REPLACE them with its opposites.
    2. After making the list, assume the state of courage. You can and you will accomplish anything you set your mind to. Nothing is impossible for you. By concentrating and feeling the end result, the means to that end will appear.

All of what you desire can be accomplished by tapping into your willpower. Willpower allows us to control our given resources(the most powerful being the mind and body) at will.

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The Secrets of Willpower

Many of us have been taught to believe that we have to develop and build willpower. To add another duty to our growing list of responsibilities, especially when “having great willpower” does nothing for the average person at any given moment. There are hidden secrets of willpower that aren’t given the credit they deserve for helping us create success.

Anyone with great willpower knows that he already possesses the thing(willpower). So it would only be natural that the next question to answer would be, “How can I access it?” 

Accessing the secrets of willpower can only be done with proper training of the mind, which is accomplished through the changing of beliefs, since changing beliefs means changing habits, and doing both of these take active focus and concentration on what it is that we want. With our beliefs come feelings, and feelings make beliefs true. All of these things zero in on accessing willpower, because willpower is the power to do things at will, or because you “willed” it.

Just a single drop of Willpower adds up

What Does it Mean to Access the Secrets of Willpower?

These seven steps help you to access willpower.

What this means is that through mental training we can tap into willpower, one of the body’s unseen natural forces. 

Atkinson says,” The mind is the instrument, and the supply of willpower is proportionate to the fineness of the instrument through which it manifests.”

Exhibiting self-discipline is a benefit of having access to the supply of willpower. Strong character, timeliness, effort, and all of the benefits of being able to access willpower are clearly on display and you can name several yourself, can you not? The power to “do” at will. Active functions like doing the opposite of the bad habit that is keeping you in a certain place that you don’t want to be in. Passive functions are the habits that make us the person who we are, the character that is the magnet for everything our world is made up of at the current moment.

How Can These Secrets of Willpower Help Us?

Winning/success is a matter of creating opportunities. Creating opportunities is a matter of active functions. Opportunities must be created for one to win. One cannot win without the opportunity to achieve victory. Victory in itself is a matter of being completely ready for the opportunity that was created. The more opportunities that are created through accessing willpower, the more you give yourself the opportunity to win

Those with weak access to willpower would say, because of their character and habits, that chance is king and they have no control of anything that happens to them, and if they do, there’s not much they can do about it. This would also mean that “taking responsibility” cannot be done without the willpower to make responsible decisions. 

Power in itself is the “ability to do.” By believing in your “I AM” you can access the “will.” This would mean that you can choose to DO what you WILL. To use willpower is to believe in your own ability to choose to do as you please, which for many is a mixture of teaching and education from childhood through adulthood in the form of feedback loops and news media consumption.

Applying the Secrets of Willpower

To begin to access your own willpower and tune your mind to tap into the unlimited power source at your disposal:

  1. Tap into your “I AM” and say the phrase several times a day, if not once on the hour: “I am using my willpower.” This should especially be done whenever you find yourself avoiding responsibility,doing something difficult, or in tasks that can help you achieve your goals and accomplish those things that are responsible for you as you take on the state that you desire.
  2. We all know how easy it is to do the thing that agrees with us. We pat ourselves on the back when we do the easy thing. The hard thing is doing something that doesn’t feel so good. So do something that you know you should do, the “disagreeable task” at least once a day. For some people that’s working out. For others it may be eating better consistently. Others, reading or writing a page every day, or at regular intervals. Teach yourself to do hard things.
  3. Do both of these every day for a month and track your progress. Note how you feel when you use your willpower to do the disagreeable task, and what happens over the course of every day for 30 days. Let this be your guide moving forward, as you move from active function to making the use of this technique habit, and then moving forward to higher and higher levels of fine tuning the instrument of the mind for tapping into your willpower.
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Building the Mind in Four Steps

“Man can build up his mind and make it what he wills. In fact, we are mind-building every hour of our lives, either consciously or unconsciously.”

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It is not just my own opinion that a weak mind makes for a weak body and weak decision making skills, or that a strong mind makes for a strong body and strong decision making skills. You can attest to this fact by taking a good look in the mirror and being honest about what you see and what you know about yourself.

Do you have a strong mind? Do you consistently make good decisions over and over? Do you ever procrastinate? Do you do what needs to be done, right here and right now with the utmost of all effort? Do you build up your body as you build up the mind? Do you actively seek out discomfort as a tactic to build discipline?

Or do you choose the easy way? Do you give yourself excuses as to why you cannot do a thing? Do you use lots of “ifs,” “buts,” and “I’m trying,” in your everyday speech? Are you using language of a weak mind or a strong mind? The strong mind sounds something like “I can and I will,” while the weak mind uses phrases like “I can’t,” or “I’m trying.”

The body should be subordinate to the mind. The strong mind makes the body submit to its will, not the body controlling the mind with its desires and hormones.

What Does Building the Mind Mean?

“As above, so below, as below, so above” goes the hermetic principle. Either the mind rules the body or the body rules the mind. You know which one is you. And you can continue being the slave of your moods, passions and animalistic nature as long as you want, and that is all you will ever have.

As Above So Below

You cannot be a king or queen without control over your subjects. Your senses of the physical desire to be satisfied the more you give them authority to choose whatever they want. By denying these senses you gain willpower and strengthen your mind’s ability to make sovereign choices with what must happen as a king or queen would. Building the mind requires focus and attention on bending the mind to the will.

How Do We Begin Building the Mind?

An affirmation to use with absolute authority is:

“I am asserting the mastery of my real self.”

You are not your body. You are not even your mind. Your mind is just the home and unit through which divine thought speaks. By asserting mastery of your real self you begin to assert that you are not your body nor the mind and can therefore control the mind as well. Your real self uses the mind as a tool, so building the mind strengthens the connection between mind and body.

How Do We Apply This Concept?

  1. Do not just repeat the above affirmation like a parrot would. Put thought and therefore emphasis behind it. The feeling is the thing.
  2. You must affix your mind to the higher self instead of the lower self and draw your inspiration from the unlimited willpower at your disposal.
  3. Understand and FEEL within that you have access to this willpower, and only must attach the tether of the mind to it. Assert that you are using your willpower whenever you feel weak. Say it, believe it, and act on it.
  4. Cutting off bad habits is the start, because bad habits are those that keep you on the lower plane. Run in the opposite direction from things that do not allow you to build your mind and learn to attach it to your unlimited source of willpower.

This takes time, work, and relentless effort daily to stay in this zone, but as you conquer each trial, it takes you just another notch up, making it easier every single time to get in touch with the willpower at your disposal. Using the willpower will build the mind and building the mind uses willpower.