Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Celeste Smucker Nellysford, VA, United States

Posted: 2017-07-19

Chapter 13 The Brain

Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
You are withholding it because deep down you think you are small and that you have nothing to give.
- Eckhart Tolle


In this chapter, Hill calls the brain "a broadcasting and receiving station for the vibration of thought."  With sufficient stimulation the brain can send and receive thought vibrations directly to and from other brains, even when we don't speak. 

What goes in and out of our brains is greatly influenced by the emotion accompanying the message.  It is much more likely, for example, that we will internalize a message from the media, a book, a movie, or other people if it is accompanied by strong feelings like anger, excitement, enthusiasm or despair...a good reason to be careful who we spend time with or listen to.

And we will be much more likely to  broadcast a message to other brains (whether consciously or unconsciously) if our vibration is stepped up by emotions such as happiness, sex, love,prosperity or one of the strong negative emotions like anger. The impact can change the whole energy of a room as when a person walks into a boring gathering and  tells a great joke or an uplifting story and suddenly everyone feels energized, excited or full of laughter.  

Now imagine this same person in a funk, a bad mood they can't seem to shake. They believe, as Tolle says, that the world is withholding something from them that they deserve and it's not fair.  Perhaps they were expecting a big commission, but the deal fell through at the last minute.  Or maybe they are in network marketing and missed out on reaching a pin level because someone beneath them quit and took several people with them to another company. Either way they may start to feel angry and depressed. 

Now when they walk into the gathering others feel their anger whether or not they actually speak.  Or maybe they complain loudly about how things never work out for them. 

The room is a very different place when this happens.  Some  people will feel uncomfortable and may choose to leave.  Others may join in the complaining until they too feel dumped on or "done wrong."

It all started with the person who broadcast their feelings about being ripped off.  They believe the world is withholding good from them so they do the same by broadcasting their negative messages to the room.  This is how they withhold the very good they want, not only from themselves, but also from others who join them in being negative.  Nothing blocks the success we seek like anger and complaining.

As Tolle says, it all starts from feeling small, inadequate, a victim.  It is when we feel like victims with nothing to give that we expect the world to take care of us.  But what we often forget is that we are "the world" and we can turn things around instantly by accepting responsibility for believing in our own greatness and in the gifts we came to give, no matter what happens.

The brain is a powerful tool, the command central for manifestation.  Hill's book teaches us how to use it wisely.


Celeste Smucker, Nellysford, VA