The Power of Thought

The Power of thought is incredible.

The Power of thought is incredible.

We have to be aware of our thoughts - they are powerful cosmic waves in the universal sea of energy we live in.

Thoughts are energy.

The most potent form of energy is thought because thought-waves are cosmic waves penetrating all time and space.

  • Watch your thoughts, they become words.
  • Watch your words, they become actions.
  • Watch your actions, they become habits.
  • Watch your habits, they become your character.
  • Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

A man is but the product of his thoughts - what he thinks, he becomes.
Mahatma Gandhi

Our thoughts are very powerful and science is doing exciting experiments with the power of thought.

In July 2007 the Silicon Valley company Nerosky launched a device that lets you control a computer game just by using your thoughts.

Neurosky and other companies are doing intensive research into the field of mind and the power of thought. They are developing even more sophisticated devices capable of applying human thoughts.

Since the power of thought is a very potent form of energy that penetrates all time and space we need to be aware of what we think.



Thinking

Fortunately for the human race we are able to control our thoughts. We can use our mind and practice the process of thinking. We can make ourselves think thoughts of what we want to be or have.

In 1903 Wallace D Wattles wrote his book The Science of Getting Rich and a central part of the book is about power of thought. 

To think what you want to think is to think truth regardless of appearances. To think according to appearances is easy. To think truth regardless of appearances is laborious and requires the expenditure of more power than any other work you have to perform.

We can choose to think as an optimist and have a positive view on life. We can choose steps of positive thinking or we can choose to think as a pessimist.

It is entirely up to each and one of us, as outlined in the poem by Norman Van Horne:

When you're gifted with the power of thought
It is a wonderful thing in a way,
But it can also create problems
If your thoughts tend to go astray.
The power of thought brings things to light
That we tend to postpone
But now folks with the power of thoughts
Have today become quite known
So if you posses the power of thought
And don't know how to use it
Consult others who have the same quality,
But very seldom abuse it.
For the Lord gave us the power of thought
To do with as we choose
So hang on to it, always,
It is one power you don't want to lose!

Norman Van Horne

quotes on THE POWER OF THOUGHT

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty" - Winston Churchill

"Difficulties mastered are opportunities won" - Winston Churchill

"For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else" - Winston Churchill

“Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate.” - Norman Vincent Peale

“When you expect the best, you release a magnetic force in your mind which by a law of attraction tends to bring the best to you.” - Norman Vincent Peale


Winston Churchill
Clint Eastwood

"I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will" - Clint Eastwood

If you decide to really achieve something in your life - you will. It´s all a matter of how you think about yourself and what you think you are capable of. The power of thought is incredible.

You can work wonders with the power of thought. Through the instrumentality of thought, you acquire creative power.

DO more. Be More.

Most people want something more in life. They want to do more and be more. They say: "I wish I could do that", but then immediately this wish is followed the words "But I can't."

This is not true. Anyone can achieve their goals and dreams. Anyone can be or do more. History is filled with people who made the so-called impossible possible. How? By tapping into the source of all power - the world within. The power of thought. The way you think and feel will dictate your reality through the Universal Laws.  

If you say to yourself: "I can´t" - then this will the reality you´ll experience. However, if you say: "I can" it´s a whole different ball-game. Whatever you give your energy to (what you focus on - your intention) will always manifest in the physical world.

You can do things now that you couldn´t before. As a baby you didn´t know how to walk - now you do. The ground never changed, you did. Now you can read, but when you were younger you couldn´t. The English language never changed, you did. At one time, Steve Jobs didn´t know how to run a tech company, but then he did - big time. He ended up creating one of the most successful tech companies in the world - Apple. The business world didn´t change - Steve did. 

You can do more and be more through the incredible power of your thoughts.


In the movie The Matrix actor Keanu Reeves plays the character Neo. He changes the way he perceives himself. He changes the way he thinks about himself. He goes from being a skeptic about his own capabilities to become a true believer that even the unthinkable is doable.

Within each of us there is a "believing Neo" - a super force beyond your wildest dream. It´s all about utilizing the power of thought.

The Matrix - Neo stops bullets

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ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE as long as you truly BELIEVE

We all have the capability to think in a positive matter if we really want to, but way too often we resort to negative thinking. We tell ourselves we´re are not good enough. We´re not able to do this or that.

Unfortunately, many of us grew up with limiting beliefs. We´ve been told we can't do a certain task or that we can't pursue a certain profession or that we can´t be whatever we want.

We´ve been shaped and influenced by negative statements and sayings from our parents and guardians, kids in school, friends, society etc. This "shaping" ends up as limiting beliefs stuck in our subconscious mind. 

The way you perceive and interpret yourself is a result of the belief system you adopted while growing up. It could be a belief that you´re not good enough or that you´ll never amount to anything or that you´ll never do well in sports or that you´ll never succeed in relationships and so on.

Maxwell Maltz

Back in 1960 Maxwell Maltz wrote the book Psycho-Cybernetics where he talks about the self-image we form growing up:

We all carry with us a mental blueprint or picture of ourselves. It has been built up from our own beliefs about ourselves. But most of these beliefs about ourselves have unconsciously been formed from our past experience, our successes and failures, our humiliations, our triumphs, and the way other people have related to us, especially in early childhood.

From all these we mentally construct a "self" (or a picture of a self). Once an idea or a belief about ourselves goes into this picture it becomes "true" as far as we personally are concerned. We do not question its validity, but proceed to act upon it just as if it were true.

Maltz goes on to say that all our actions, feelings, behavior - even our abilities - are always consistent with this self-image.

As such it becomes very important to change your self-image if that image is one of a limiting character of some sort.

You can change your self-image with the power of thought using affirmations and subliminal messages.

Our built-in beliefs are powerful. They are powerful in the sense that they dictate our ability to reach our goals, but in fact they are nothing more than specific neural patterns in your brain. They are thoughts that are so ingrained they have become automatic. They are not there because they are "the truth", they have simply been handed down from generation to generation. They are there because someone "put them"  there.

This is not about faith or religion - it´s about your beliefs - your habits of thought, opinion and attitude about the world around you, and especially your beliefs about you, about your life and your prospects for financial fulfillments.

By the time you are seventeen years old, you have heard "No, you can't" an average of 150,000 times. You've heard "Yes, you can" about 5,000 times. That is thirty nos for every yes. That makes a POWERFUL belief of "I can't".

These beliefs are thousands of times stronger than a conscious wish or desire. If you desire something like a new house or getting a new job it will not happen if your beliefs are "I can't". The beliefs win every time.

Why?

Because it´s your habit of thought ( your beliefs), not your desires, that run your actions.

This is one of the greatest discoveries of the past decade of neurological research. As much as 95-99 % of all our behavior is automatic. This is why we set goals, but don't reach them. Setting them is a function of the conscious mind. Reaching them is a function of the non-conscious mind - the belifs.

Bruce Lipton - power of the sub-conscious mind

In January 2011 a new video featuring Prof. of Biology Bruce Lipton was released. In this video he explains the power of our subconscious mind and our belief system. He also talks about the difference between Quantum Physics and Newtonian Physics. It is worth seeing.

The Brain and neuron-networks

In the movie What The Bleep Do We Know!? Dr. Joe Dispenza talks about how our brain works. He talks about the tiny nerve cells in the brain called neurons and how they have tiny branches reaching out to other neurons forming neuron-networks. Each place where they connect is integrated into a thought or a memory.

He goes on to say that the brain does not know the difference between what it sees in its environment and what it remembers because the same neuro networks are firing - triggered.

This mean that we can break a habit or make a habit simply by repeating something over and over again in our mind or by actually doing it. If we want to break a habit it the neuron network will break up when we stop doing it over a certain time. If we want to learn something new and create a new habit it will cause the creation of a new network reinforcing the habit.

The first time you tried to ride a bike you probably failed to make it. Why? because the neuron network was being established. You were creating it and be trying over and over again the connections in the network gets stronger and stronger and all of a sudden you ride the bike without thinking about it. You do it automatically. You have created a habit.

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"You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit" - Aristotle

Watching this clip from the movie What The Bleep Do We Know!? will explain more about neuron networks and habits.

You can start to break out of old habits by forming new ones. The power of thought, when used to improve your self-image, is extra-ordinary.

If you don't break out of your current belief system it will stick with you for the rest of your life. You need to find a way to change it.  And you can.

You CAN change your self-image through the power of thought and positive affirmations like Louis L. Hay did. You CAN change that way you look at yourself through seeking new truths and hence you will be able to accomplish anything you put your mind to. We all have a tremendous power inside, we just need to realize it. The true POWER IS WITHIN. The Power of Thought.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

REMEMBER: YOU CAN BE OR HAVE WHATEVER YOU WANT IN LIFE

We have all heard incredible stories about people doing the unthinkable.

A homeless person with no money becoming a multimillionaire - like Bill Bartmann who went from being homeless, broke, an alcoholic and paralyzed at the age of 17 to become the 25th richest person in the USA.

or

Someone becoming a legend and a historical person against "all odds" - like Mahatma Gandhi who freed India from The British Empire.

or

People recovering miraculously from a terrible disease or accident - like Norman Cousins who was diagnosed with a disease with little chance of surviving, but went on to live many years longer than his doctors predicted.

and many similar stories.

WHAT DO THESE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON?

They believe in themselves and they take action. They have realized the power of thought. They have conditioned themselves to act, behave and think in a certain way and when the results start showing up it will reinforce their belief in themselves which in turn will produce even better results. It becomes a positive spiral because where they keep on accomplishing more and more and more.

They have changed their way of thinking and they are taking action.You can also awaken this giant inside - just like Anthony Robbins talks about.

In this interview with John Reese & Frank Kern - Anthony Robbins talks about the holy grail of taking action: certainty (app. 13:45 into the video).

It´s a good video explaining why some people are successful in life and why others keep struggling. It all boils down to our belief-systems. 

Successful people use their mind and their thoughts to achieve their goals - they are taking specific action based on successful thinking.

Successful people have a construct state of mind - a success attitude. They tell themselves : I CAN

Success comes to those who become SUCCESS CONSCIOUS - Napoleon Hill

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.  - Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you can envision it in your mind you can do it - AND you need to take some ACTION to do it

Light bulb - Idea and action

Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference. - Nolan Bushnell

Mind-work is not an easy ride - it requires practice - just like exercising a muscle.

You need to practice how to be positive - how to believe in yourself - how to believe that you can do anything you put your mind to. The power of thought will help you when you apply it in a positive way.

But how do you apply the Power of Thought?

By surrounding yourself with supporting people and by using affirmations and creative visualization.

When you really want to achieve something it is important to be around friends and people who support you. This will inspire you - spur you on and when at times the goal seem far away your supporting friends and people can get you back on track.

This will be like an affirmation - a statement that you can do the unthinkable - that you are capable of anything you set your mind to.

Affirmations and subliminal messages

In order to change a limiting belief system about yourself you can start applying affirmations and creative visualization. Write down affirmations on a piece of paper and say them to yourself in your mind every night before you go to sleep. They will not work if you do this while in a fully awakened state (beta brainwave state). You must be in lower brain wave states for affirmations to work. The same thing creative visualization.

I am strong
I am smart
I am confident
I am successful
I am rich
I am a good person
I can achieve anything I want


and so on...

Many people also use subliminal messages together with quiet music which enhance the connection between the right and the left hemisphere of the brain. Embedded in the music are affirmations about good health or financial wealth or happiness and so on.

Subliminals have been successful for many years to help people change their life. Anthony Robbins used subliminal tapes when he first set out to condition himself for success.

Subliminal tapes can help with affirmations

Alpha level

Why is it important to use affirmations just before we go to sleep as mentioned above? Why can't affirmations be used when we are wide awake?

The answer is that your brain activity slows down when you are going to sleep and you are entering into the alpha brainwave level. The alpha level is an important brainwave level for reprogramming your brain. It is much easier to rewire your brain at the alpha brainwave level than in the fully awake level (called beta).

Our brain is made up of billions of brain cells. These are called neurons, which use electricity to communicate with each other. Combination of electrical activity between neurons in the brain are often called brainwave patterns. These patterns have a cyclic, wave-like look. When we think we are actually sending out brainwaves - electric waves - which are registered in the brain. These waves are emitting tiny electrochemical impulses of varied frequencies. These can be registered by an Electroencephalography (EEG).

There are four simple periodic rhythms recorded in the EEG and they are: alpha, beta, delta, and theta. These rhythms are identified by frequency (Hz or cycles/sec).

Beta: 14 cycles/sec or more - we are awake and alert

Alpha: 7 - 14 cycles/sec - we are in a state of physical and mental relaxation. At this level we can re-program ourselves

Theta: 4 -7 cycles/sec - we are in a deep meditative state.

Delta: 1 - 4 cycles/sec - we are asleep.

Over the past 50 years, brain researchers have been studying the effect of brain waves on behavior. Jose Silva was the first person to enter into this field and his studies showed that when your brain is in alpha wave level you are actually able to reprogram yourself. More about Jose Silva and alpha wave levels here.

Researchers have pin-pointed the Beta brainwave frequencies as the zone to create a super focus mental state, intellectual endurance, and for creative visualization.

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The Brain and Creative visualization

The Brain and Creative visualization

Your mind works and functions in pictures - not in a linear fashion. Brain scientist Tony Buzan explains: The brain is radiant - it thinks centrally and explodes out in all directions.

More from Dr.Buzan in this video:

What the mind can conceive - you can achieve

This is why a person with a vivid mind - a mind applying creative visualization can achieve incredible result.

Use the power of thought and creative visualization to manifest dreams and create change.

When we forget to use visualization and imagination, it is like not using our minds. - Jose Silva

The mind cannot tell the difference between an experience in real life or an experience you create in your mind. By creating and visualizing different things you would like to happen in your life you are actually making them happen.

This is why many Law of Attraction teachers talk about vision boards and creative visualization.

By training your mind to see and feel what you want you are actually attracting it. In addition to the visual exercise there are also other parts you need to consider when getting the Law of Attraction to work.

If you´ve seen the movie The Secret or read the book you know about the Law of Attraction. You´ve bee told you can attract anything. It´s just a matter of thinking of it and visualizing it. This will put the law of attraction into motion. This is not the whole process since this is just the first step.

The second step is to be at the same vibrational frequency as what you want. You have to involve your feelings. Everything is made up of energy and everything vibrates. You need to tune yourself into the correct vibrational frequency of what you want. Just like a radio. You can easily switch to different radio-programs just by switching the frequency.

The third step is to expect it.

1. Think of it and visualize it
2. Feel it by sending out the correct vibrational frequency
3. Expect it to come to you

This is the same process Helen Hadsell used all her life to win countless cash prizes, over five trips to Europe, a luxury home, and every contest she ever entered. More about Helen Hadsell here.

What you think
And what you Feel
And What Manifests
is Always a Match
No Exceptions

Esther Hicks