Michael Dennis Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Of America
In one part of the chapter this section jumped out at me:
“The creative imagination functions best when the mind is vibrating (due to some form of mind stimulation) at an exceedingly high rate. That is, when the mind is functioning at a rate of vibration higher than that of ordinary, normal thought.”
One of the things that can cause the minds stimulation to a higher plane is fervrent prayer and whole hearted worship. When we pray and worship, we do so with our eyes shut and when we tune out the world and focus upon all the wonderful attributes of God, who has infininite knowledge. The purer the heart, the higher, wider and deeper is the vision to comprehend beyond normal thought the individual can reach. Unfortunately there is a negative knowledge, not as the infinate knowledgeof God, which is vastly greater than man's ,bur a manevolent power to which some people decend such as Hitler, and others who have tied into a negative and evil pool of thought that dives man to destruction of himself and others around him..
Knowing what and how we are stimulated is not one which man often considers, What power do we tie into? The direction I believe depends on the purity of the heart and the inclinatin of the man and the wherewithal to persue that which is right and good. When we tie into God's infinate knowledge we experience him and our souls through our spirit is given direction, power (anointing) It is the spirit of man the very heart (not the physical but the spiritual heart) in which, through prayer the spirit connect to God's infinate will and desires.
Napolen Hill further he states
“When brain action has been stimulated, through one or more of the ten mind stimulants, it has the effect of lifting the individual far above the horizon of ordinary thought, and permits him to envision distance, scope, and quality of THOUGHTS not available on the lower plane, such as that occupied while one is engaged in the solution of the problems of business and professional routine.”
As I have mentioned before, when we remove ourselves from the cumberments of life do we begin to go above the ability to think than in everyday life Here is a biblical prespective from Jesus himself:
“Luk 10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
Luk 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
Luk 10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.”
Mary and Marha,sisters, who's brother which Jesus had raised from the dead, had brought Jesus into their home. While One Was busily trying to prepare to feed Jesus phisicaly, the other one sat at his feet and was being spiritually feed hearing his words. And the busy sister wanted her sister to be like her busy. This is like when we go into Network Marketing, the ones that try to protect us from being successful will try to drag us down to earth drudging in the everyday struggles as they are. (souinds lke a red ordering for you in a restaurant to me lol).
When lifted to this higher level of thought, through any form of mind stimulation, an individual occupies, relatively, the same position as one who has ascended in an airplane to a height from which he may see over and beyond the horizon line which limits his vision, while on the ground. Moreover, while on this higher level of thought, the individual is not hampered or bound by any of the stimuli which circumscribe and limit his vision while wrestling with the problems of gaining the three basic necessities of food, clothing, and shelter. He is in a world of thought in which the ORDINARY, work-a-day thoughts have been as effectively removed as are the hills and valleys and other limitations of physical vision, when he rises in an airplane.
Now here is what Jesus told Marhta after she asked Jesus to command her sister mary, to help here:
Luk 10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
Luk 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her
As prayer stimultes the mind we can be on a spiritually higher plane than when we lack prayer and meditation or mental stimulation Form that higher level our vision becomes clearer and the revelation of that paves the way for greater discovery of things not seen with the naked eye.
Ther is no other way to catch a vision than when we ascend into the higher positive thinking processes when we for the time free our hearts and minds from temporal things and everyday cares. Such things as what to eat, what to wear and where we are going to live
“Mat 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?”
These things are a distraction; these ORNINARY, work-a-day thoughts which we must remove. When we can remove these distractions which limit us along with the ups and downs of life a and their physical limiting vision we go we can attain a higher vision. While the physical things can be taken from us, no one can steal an empowering vision, we can only allow the distractions of life trick us into letting go of the vision. And without a vision a person will perish: they fall inot a dead existance and not really living.
One last thing I get
While on this exalted plane of THOUGHT, the creative faculty of the mind is given freedom for action. The way has been cleared for the sixth sense to function, it becomes receptive to ideas which could not reach the individual under any other circumstances. The “sixth sense” is the faculty which marks the difference between a genius and an ordinary individual.
When we get on that higher plane of spiritual stimulation we are open to recive instruction we might not otherwise have percived. These visions and revelations give us insight into the future, when we consider things which are not as thought they already exist they must exist in the heart and mind before they can become realty or as some might say, manifest itself in the natural world, because it first existed in the spiritual real of the heart and mind. We become more aware and open to vision and understaanding than we might not be intimately aware.