Many authors have written about natural laws that govern perception, reality and the power of mind and thoughts. Over the next several days, we will explore the various ways these writers have named and described these laws. This examination is merely a quick look at each of these laws, however. It is recommended that you study the books mentioned for yourself to gain a deeper understand of The Laws and how to apply them in your life.
Raymond Holliwell, in his book “Working With The Law,” proposed that there was one ultimate law, the Law of Mind, and that it was in reality synonymous with God. He then broke that one Law down into 11 component laws. One of these laws was Attraction, but instead of being the entirety of the law, it worked in conjunction with the other ten. Today we will begin taking a look at how Dr. Holliwell viewed The Laws by examining the first of the 11 components of this Law of Mind.
The Law of Thinking
The Law of Thinking contained two basic ideas. The first was that the ruling mental state of the mind is what determines the path our lives will take. Doctor Holliwell points out that the mind is what separates man from animals, and that using our mind, thinking, is the most powerful force we have at our disposal. To illustrate this he points out the power of suggestion, and how a friend of his was so convinced that he’d been branded (even though he’d only been dribbled with candle wax) that a blister shaped like the brand he’d expected formed on his skin.
To most people life is a mystery, an incomprehensible problem. But it’s very simple if you hold the key. Mystery is only another name for ignorance. Anything we don’t understand is mysterious. Because of ignorance of the power of their mind and thoughts, most people’s ruling mental state is determined by the evidence of their physical senses, the environment they find themselves in. In other words, seeing is believing. However, the reality is that the ruling mental state is what determines our environment and circumstances. Believing is seeing. He points out that if we only believed what we saw, we would think that, at some point down the line, the railroad tracks actually came together. Or that the ship disappearing over the horizon was in fact sinking. But by taking charge of our minds, by changing our ruling mental state to one of prosperity, wealth and health, we can change the circumstances around us.
The other point made about the Law of Thinking is that, not only do we need to make sure we think about the things we DO want instead of what we do not want, we must make our thoughts orderly and follow through on them by putting them into action.
Most people’s thoughts are chaotic and unruly. In order to succeed, we must take control of our thoughts, harness them, and drive them (and therefore our actions) toward our goal. This of course means that we must have a specific goal, not just a vague desire for success or wealth. We must have a definite objective, we must train our thoughts towards it, and we must take physical action toward it. Otherwise it is nothing more than wishful thinking.
If we truly take control of our thoughts, we will see results in our actions. According to Dr. Holliwell, to reach our goals we must direct our thoughts towards them constantly and plan all of our work and actions so that they are designed to bring us closer to our goal. If each thing we do is designed as a step toward our goal, we cannot fail to reach success.