Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ethel Van Zanten Tucson,, Arizona, USA

Posted: 2019-01-09

Chapter 13 The Brain

The Broadcasting and Receiving Station for Thought

 Through the medium of the ether, in a fashion similar to that employed by the radio broadcasting principle, every human brain is capable of picking up vibrations of thought which are being released by other brains. In connection with the statement in the preceding paragraph, compare, and consider the description of the Creative Imagination, as outlined in the chapter on Imagination. The Creative Imagination is the “receiving set” of the brain, which receives thoughts, released by the brains of others. It is the agency of communication between one’s conscious, or reasoning mind, and the four sources from which one may receive thought stimuli.  Napoleon Hill

In contemplating the meaning of the foregoing statements I am reminded of a story which involved a team of teachers that were my friends.  These teachers were wanting to teach about their Faith to people in a park.  The leader was busy teaching a person and all of a sudden he couldn’t think of what he wanted to say.  He stopped talking with this person, but when he was telling about his experience to the team  he found out that another team member who was teaching in another part of the city at the exact time had struck a person in the jaw because he became angry with him. Could it be that the thought of hatred that this team member had for a person he was trying to teach affected this team leader so he couldn’t speak any more?  The team felt this was very possible.  They were working together as a team united in their mission of teaching and the effect of this negative incident was received from the medium of the ether.  

Just hearing of this incident has really effected me because It makes me wonder how many times have my negative thoughts  effected others in this way.  There have been other incidents happen in my life where I have gone to God in prayer and good has come from it.  Disagreements in the family have been resolved by asking the infinite intelligence to please help us to think of the good that can come from this estrangement.

Mr. Hill has said in other chapters that there will be a day when prayer will become a science, and I really believe that is true.  We all just have to get our brains to realize that the creative imagination  is fallible. 

It is the agency of communication between one’s conscious, or reasoning mind, and the four sources from which one may receive thought stimuli.

It is only that and that is all.  We have to reject all negative communication from our creative imagination.

Ethel Van Zanten

Tucson, AZ