"I am no longer cursed by poverty because I took possession of my own mind, and that mind has yielded me every material thing I want, and much more than I need. But this power of mind is a universal one, available to the humblest person as it is to the greatest." Andrew Carnegie
This weeks lesson is called the Creative Power of Thought, is thought a power?
This weeks video is a brief introduction to some aspects of Plasma Cosmology, and the role electricity plays here on Earth.
The Law of Success-Chapter Fourteen-Failure by Napoleon Hill
"You Can Do It if You Believe You Can!
UNDER ordinary circumstances the term failure is a negative term. In this lesson, the word will be given a new meaning, because the word bas been a very much misused one; and, for that reason, it has brought unnecessary grief and hardship to millions of people.
In the outset, let us distinguish between failure and temporary defeat. Let us see if that which is so often looked upon as failure is not, in reality, but temporary defeat. Moreover, let us see if this temporary defeat is not usually a blessing in disguise, for the reason that it brings us up with a jerk and redirects our energies along different and more desirable lines.
In Lesson Nine of this course, we learned that strength grows out of resistance; and we shall learn, in this lesson, that sound character is usually the handiwork of reverses, and set-backs, and temporary defeat, which the uninformed part of the world calls failure.
The Master Key-Lesson 14-The Creative Power of Thought
Thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore endowed with creative power. This does not mean that some thought is creative, but that all thought is creative. The same principle can be brought into operation in a negative way, through the process of denial.
The conscious and subconscious are but two phases of action in connection with one mind. The relation of the subconscious to the conscious is quite similar to that existing between a weather vane and the atmosphere. Just as the least pressure of the atmosphere causes action on the part of the weather vane. So does the least thought entertained by the conscious mind produce within your subconscious mind action, in exact proportion to the depth of feeling characterizing the thought and the intensity with which the thought is indulged.
It follows that if you deny unsatisfactory conditions, you are withdrawing the creative power of your thought from these conditions. You are cutting them away at the root. You are snapping their vitality.
Remember that the Law of Growth necessarily governs every manifestation in the objective, so that a denial of unsatisfactory conditions will not bring about instant change. A plant will remain visible for some time after its roots have been cut, but it will gradually fade away and eventually disappear, so the withdrawal of your thought from the contemplation of unsatisfactory conditions will gradually but surely terminate these conditions.
You will see that this is an exactly opposite course from the one which we would naturally be inclined to adopt. It will therefore have an exactly opposite effect to the one usually secured. Most persons concentrate intently upon unsatisfactory conditions, thereby giving the condition that measure of energy and vitality which is necessary in order to supply a vigorous growth.