Tag: Mind Power
Today I’m doing an introduction and review of one of my favourite authors.
Harold Sherman is a famous self-trained psychic and researcher, author in the subject of ESP (extra sensory perception). Unlike other famous psychics who were born with their special mental abilities, Sherman discovered the ability of the mind to receive thought through a personal experience.
One evening in Traverse City 1915, he was typing on the typewriter in his home in 1915, when it got quite dark he got up to turn on the light switch. But as his hands reached for the switch, a distinctive voice in his mind instructed “Don’t turn on the lights!”. This was such a strong command that he stopped, and returned to typing without turning on the switch. But minutes later, when it simply got too dark that he had to turn on the switch, as he reached for the switch again the same voice in his mind yelled “Don’t turn on the lights!”. Then suddenly there was loud banging on the front door downstairs and he ran down to open the door. As he opened the door, a man at the door said “Don’t turn on the lights! There is a faulty live electrical line down the road, in the past 10 minutes I’ve been banging at every door in the neighbourhood to warn people not to turn on the lights!”
Sherman thought, even if he did turn on the lights, probably no harm would have come to him. But what intrigued him was that his mind received that man’s strong thought before his physical arrival and verbal warning! We all have strange hunches and intuitions like this happened to us one time or another. But Sherman was determined to learn how he could receive thoughts at will, and also acquire the knowledge of how to transfer thoughts to others. After years of research and self experimentation, he became better at it.
In the 1937-1938, he did an experiment no person had ever done before. He took part in an experiment in long-distance telepathy with the famous artic explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins. A few Russian pilots were missing in the north pole, and Wilkins set out on a mission to try to locate them in the north pole. Sherman remained in New York and attempted to receive thoughts from Wilkin’s mind everyday. He would then write down each day’s impression, and then post it to a few notary public who had agreed to be witnesses in the experiment and file them. At the end of the experiment spanning about 1 year, it was found that more than 80% of Sherman’s notes matched Wilkin’s diary. Below are some of the entries.
December 20, 1937:
Regarding Wilkins, SHERMAN in New York has the impression that “You have some rare wine offered yourself and crew tonight.
WILKINS in the Arctic records: “Blueberry wine — not bad!”
January 24, 1938:
SHERMAN: “You are out somewhere — I see smoke curling up from fire — three tents appear to be nearby.”
WILKINS: “Wood stove in radio tent, always smoking or steaming in low temperature. Two tents.”
January 27, 1938:
SHERMAN: “Strange as it seems to record, you appear to be dancing tonight — or listening to dance music by radio.”
WILKINS: “Played victrola. Some tango records tonight, first time since arrival in North. Also trying to learn Russian by linguaphone, but alone as usual.”
During same “viewing,” SHERMAN also noted: “A dog seems to have been injured in Aklavik and had to be shot — was injury sustained in flight with others — or something falling on it? Quite a strong feeling here.”
WILKINS: “Out walking — came upon a dog dead on ice — it has been shot through the head — thought about it strongly for some time, wondered reason for killing.”
February 15, 1938:
SHERMAN: “Large box-like, crated affair seems to contain motor you have bought to replace damaged engine.”
WILKINS:”Engine in large square box.”
Later in his life, Sherman developed his mental skills so sharply that he became a famous psychic. Even the police sometimes asked him to solve crime using his ESP abilities.
Besides telepathy, Sherman also used his mental powers to save his life many times. On one occasion, he contracted a certain deadly throat fungus that according to medical research, is incurable and fatal. His doctor tried everything, nothing worked, and he was told to prepare for the worst as this fungus is recorded in medical journals as always deadly. Knowing that his only hope left was to use his power of mind to somehow attract to him an antidote, Sherman set out his mind to achieve that. Everynight he would visualize that someone, somehow gave him the antidote that cured his disease. His only hope was that such a person exist, and thru the power of his mind he could draw that man to him – somehow!
Many months passed, and he had told no one about his disease other than his wife and mother. One day, he was invited by a friend to go to a seminar about the pyramids of Egypt. He was so impressed by the speaker of the seminar that after the seminar he had this strong urge to invite the speaker to lunch to further discuss about the subject of pyramids. The next day, while at lunch with the speaker, Sherman had to clear his throat several times. The speaker casually asked “do you have some throat problem?”. Sherman’s first response was to brush it off as nothing, but an inner voice in his mind said “Tell this man!”. So Sherman told him about his throat disease. The speaker then said, “do you have a pen of paper? Write this down”. He then continued to dictate to Sherman a list of things he ought to get from the chemist – so many ounce of glycerine, so many ounce of creosote….etc. After he finished, Sherman asked, “what is this for?”, which the speaker responded “this is the specific cure for your type of throat fungus.” “But how?” Sherman asked. The speaker explained that many years ago he was in Africa with a Japanese scientist, and the natives contracted this same type of rare throat fungus. It killed many locals, and eventually the Japanese scientist developed a cure for it that saved the locals lives. Sherman cut short the luncheon, went to buy the list of chemicals and brought them to his doctor. The doctor applied it on the fungus and the fungus shrivelled and fell off. So Sherman had used his mind to attract to himself to meet with this speaker who was the only person in the country that knew about the cure.
After stories like this, can critics still deny the existence of the Law of Attraction ?
You can learn more about Harold Sherman on a website all about him www.haroldsherman.com
Do you believe that your thoughts have power? Most people ask”Invisible thoughts and words, what power can they have?”
This is a photo of a water crystal under a microscope by Japanese author Masaru Emoto. The water was exposed to the words “Love and Appreciation”. When frozen, the water is then put under a microscope and certain beautiful crystals will start to form under the microscope.
Now stop and think for a moment. How do you feel when you are feeling Appreciation, Gratitude, Love, Joy? You feel lighter, your chest area feels a tingly sensation as your energy moves freely. Now compare that to when you are feeling Resentment, Hate, Disappointment, Frustration. You will feel the energy get stuck in your chest, feelings of heaviness and stagnation. Feeling positive or negative is a significant factor of your level of health and energy. Not only that, when you think positive thoughts and feel negative emotions, you will be in a very different frequency of vibration than if you were not. And when your vibration is the frequency of Love, Gratitude, Appreciation, you will be attracting more experiences to validate those feelings.
And just think that all this we can control by choosing what thoughts to focus at each moment of our day.
It is incredible, but it is true. I will relate to you another instance how imagination is used to manifest what you want. Early last week, I was thinking about buying my dream car, a Mercedes C class. I imagined I was driving it, and used the speed up method as I described in my book. Frankly its been my dream car for years, but I didn’t use my mind power to attract one to me. I didn’t know how I was going to afford one, as everytime I thought about the car in the past, I would tell myself it’s out of my price range. But here I was, imagining I have the car and that it was mine. Then I forgot all about it.
Come Saturday, I was at lunch with my sister and mum, and I suddenly had this idea we should go check out the Mercedes Benz showroom. I had no intention to really buy one, because I didn’t have all the funds. I just wanted to admire the cars in the showroom.
While looking at different cars in the showroom, the salesperson came to talk about the features of the car. We were looking at the CLC, which is a sports coupe version of the C-class. As I was sitting in it, she suddenly said that all the CLC demo cars were on special promotion, and this is the final week of the promotion. She named a figure and it was indeed surprisingly low priced for a luxury car. They were discounting the normal price by 25%. It would include the car, the registration, the stamp duty and also the first year’s insurance. This made the car within my affordability range!
So I asked if they had silver or grey colour, and the salesperson said no. She said over the past 2 weekends these have been selling like hot cakes. They have sold 20 of them, and the only ones left were 2 black ones with sunroof, and a grey one without a sun roof. I was there for a long time, considering how I liked grey or silver with a sunroof, but all they had were black with sunroof. As their office was closing, I booked a black one with sunroof as it was the 2nd last one available, thinking actually black didn’t look too bad after all. Well they said the car will arrive next week. It will be a new car, but they will sell it at the same price as the demo. This new batch was meant to be demo cars, but because I book them before they arrive, I get them as brand new.
Then last night, as I was thinking about my new car, I deliberately imagined it was a silver one, instead of black.
This morning, guess what happened?! As I was getting dressed to go to work, I received a sms from the salesperson. She said, after this morning’s meeting with her team, she now has one last silver CLCs with sunroof. I called her immediately to ask, and she said someone who booked a silver CLC last week from the same batch that hasn’t arrived, now they wanted to get a black one instead. Would I take it? It is the last silver one. I said yes, definitely. Now I have my dream car, at affordable price (25% discount),with a sun roof, brand new instead of demo, and yes it is silver!
When you set your mind to use imagination to manifest, all things will conspire to help you get what you want.
If you’d like to learn how to manifest like that by using your imagination, you can learn all the advanced techniques I use from my book Secret Techniques Of Manifesting And Creating With Imagination.
When you train your mind to function at a deeper state, you can make your intents manifest at a shorter interval of time. When you have learned how to enter into that deeper state of concentration, you can give your subconscious an instruction and it will be carried out to the letter for you – in a very mysterious way. You can use it in such a way that you subconsciously control other people’s action and thoughts, to solve your everyday problems and to achieve your dreams.
It was the year 2005, when I first moved to Sydney to work, I was temporarily renting a room from a girl who needed someone to fill in one of her empty room in her apartment. Her name was Carol and her boyfriend rented the apartment for her, while he lived in another apartment. To help her pay the rent, she sublet the 2nd room out to make ends meet. I had an agreement with her that my rent also covered the utility bills.
When I found another place to live, I told Carol I wanted to move out in 2 weeks time. She agreed to it and said she would return my bond money when I moved out. But 3 days before I was moving out, her boyfriend came, sat me down and told me because I was not giving him 1 months notice, he was not going to return me the security bond. I reasoned with him that my agreement with Carol stated that only 2 weeks was required. He disagreed, saying she was “stupid”, and that he was the holder of the lease and that he should have the final decision. He said he would give my bond back if I found someone to take over my lease. He said he had been posting advertisements and notices in universities for 1 week, and not one person responded. Because I was moving out in 2 days time, I didn’t have any time to spare. I quickly put up notices in the city to try to get someone.
I affirmed that I have found the perfect person to take over my lease. The first day, nothing happened. On the 2nd day, I began to get worried. But I kept doing mental work, using various methods (you can learn some of the methods in my book Secret Techniques For Manifesting). That evening, a British backpacker called me wanting to inspect the apartment immediately. I showed him the place and he agreed to move in the next day – the same day that I was supposed to move out. And he agreed to pay $20 more per week, as I tried to help Carol out by advertising a higher rent.
But in the morning of the following day, when I informed Carol’s boyfriend that I have kept my part of the bargain to find a tenant to take over my lease, I asked him to confirm if he would be keeping his end of the bargain by returning my full security bond of 2 weeks rent. He said “I’ll talk to you this evening”.
That statement worried me. My hunch told me that he was playing some game and would not be keeping his end of the bargain. I was at my office when I called him, and I decided to take things into my control. Sitting at my desk, I went into a deep state of mind for a while and instructed my subconscious mind to “ensure that I get my full bond back tonight if he tries to break his end of the bargain”. I made sure my subconscious mind understood the instruction.
That night, after I moved my things out of the apartment, I went back to the apartment to get my bond back from Carol’s boyfriend. He was there, but Carol wasn’t there. So he said, “Tell you what Charlie, I have decided to keep your bond. That will cover for the utility bills for your share.” (eventhough he knew from Carol that my rent included utlities).
As I started a heated debate with him, suddenly an inner voice in my mind said to me:
“Stop arguing and get out of here. You have the money! You have the bond money from the British guy, and he knows you have it but he has temporarily forgotten to collect it from you! Stop the conversation and leave now!”
It was a voice I heard internally, as though my subconscious was giving me direct instructions what to do. Then I remembered, a day earlier, when the British backpacker expressed interest to move in, Carol’s boyfriend asked for bond money ( amounting to 2 weeks rent) from him. But the British guy said he needed to go to the ATM to get the cash. And as he went to find a ATM, Carol and her boyfriend decided to go out for dinner and told me to collect the bond money on their behalf and pass it to them the next day. But now in his state of greed to confiscate my bond and to break his end of the bargain, he has totally forgotten to ask from me the British guy’s bond money, although he has acknowledged to the British guy that the bond is paid! In summary, he thought he could swindle me of my bond money, while in effect he had forgotten to collect a slightly larger sum of money from me.
I followed my subconscious prompting, stopped arguing and left. As I was leaving I said “I won’t forget this! You think you’ve won, but you haven’t.” As I was waiting for a taxi downstairs with my bags, he came down arrogantly to walk to his car, thinking he had won. That night, I was amazed how the event had unfolded and my instruction to my subconscious was carried out to the letter. I now had my bond back, despite his intention not to return it to me.
The next day, Carol phoned me and she was very apologetic for her boyfriend’s bad behaviour, told me she would return the bond money to me herself. I then told her I still had the British tenant’s bond money which was more than my own bond, and I would return to her the difference.
If you recall the instruction that I gave to my subconscious, to synchronise the sequence of events so that I would get my full bond money back from Carol boyfriend who was intending to break his promise to return it to me. As the events unfolded, he developed temporary amnesia about the bond money that he asked me to collect from his new tenant on his behalf, thereby indirectly leading me to get hold of the bond money that he owed me.
This is an example of how mental influence works. Your subconscious mind can do wonders, it can protect you from dishonest people and make things right. It can help you solve problems in your daily life.
(To learn more advanced manifesting and mental influence techniques, and how to train your mind to go into a deeper state of mind, check out my book “Secret Techniques For Manifesting And Creating With Imagination”)
Have you heard of the Law of Attraction? The phrase was made popular by the 2006 DVD titled “The Secret”.
But in reality, the term Law of Attraction is not new, nor was it any secret! Those in the Metaphysics circle said “What? The Law of Atrraction is a Secret? What are you kidding me? I have books from the 1890s talking about that Law!” The reason is that LOA has been known and used for a long time in the New Thought and Metaphysics field. If you haven’t already known, within the New Thought and Metaphysics/Mental Science circle, the success of the DVD/book ’the Secret’ is considered just another marketing breakthrough, not a spiritual breakthrough.
I believe Judge Thomas Troward was the first person to coin the words “Law of Attraction” in his books in the 1890′s. Troward was a New Thought teacher with a sharp mind and wisdom of a sage. Check out one of his books Wisdom of Thomas Troward. Probably his most famous book is ‘The Edinburgh and Dore Lectures‘ which made him a very popular author in the New Thought circle. Ernest Holmes is probably the most famous student of Troward. Holmes founded the Science of Mind movement. He was able to heal many types of illness by distant mental healing as described in his books. Check out his famous book Science of Mind here.
Troward’s idea of life is that there is a Mental and Spiritual Law that reflects in our outer life what we think and believe in our mind. Now Thomas was a writer and painter, and he went to India and became a judge.
Is it ever a wonder to you that poets, writers, artists and musicians who have trained themselves to use both sides of their brain, who are mindful about what they think about and what ideas come into their mind - that these are usually the people who know about the Power of Imagination and Mental Science? This is because those who know about the nature of the mind (in particular the subconscious mind- where writers and artists draw their ideas) know that the mind has untapped creative powers that can synchronize events and reshape our world.
One of Troward’s student named Genevieve Behrend wrote a book about what she learned from Troward, and how she was able to use the Law of Attraction successfully. Firstly, she used the Law of Attraction to become Troward’s first private student (Troward at that time refused to take any private students). But using the Law of Attraction, Genevieve Behrend was able to make Troward slowly change his mind and accept her as a live in student in his home. Behrend also manifested about $20,000 (if I remember correctly), which was no small sum in those days. Behrend’s books is called ‘Your Invisible Power’ and ‘Attaining Your Desires.’
I first discovered the existence and workings of this law of attraction when I was 18. What happened was, it was my first year away from home attending college and I spent a lot of time contemplating about “Life”, and I practised the buddhist concept of mindfulness. The result was that I started to recognize synchronicities. Have you ever focused your thought on someone, and then keep running into him or her at the most unusual time and place? Or have you ever suddenly thought about someone, and then receive a letter or phone call very soon after?
What happened to me was, I wanted to meet someone I had not met for sometime, and I summoned my mental energy to that thought, and later that night I ran into that person at the supermarket. At first, I thought, what a ‘miracle’, I asked for a meeting and I got it! t was like a prayer answered.Then 2 days later, I ran into the very same person again in an ice cream shop near my house! (Note: Prior to that I had never ran into this person outside of University.) I knew it wasn’t by chance but an arranged coincidence (that’s the best definition of ‘Synchronicity’). Somehow, my focused thoughts about that person had attracted them into my experience.
If you still think it was all coincidence, let me tell you a real experience of Mark Twain (for those who don’t know who he is- he was a celebrated figure who wrote novels such as “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Tom Sawyer”). OK, one day, Mark Twain was looking thru his house, trying to find newpaper clippings about him from a certain date. He needed them as reference for an article he was writing, but he couldn’t find them. His desire for them was so great, that he summoned his inner mind to find them for him.
A few days later, while he was walking down a busy street, someone emerged from the busy street crowd and said “Mr Clemens!” (Mark Twain’s real name was Samuel Clemens).
“Mr Clemens! I’m so glad to find you here! I am a great fan of yours and I’ve been collecting every newspaper articles about you for many years! And this morning, while in my house I had this feeling to give you some of these clippings that I think you may like to have! I was going to go to your house, but now that I run into you here…!”
He put some newspaper clippings into Mark Twain’s hand. Before Mark Twain could say anything more, the man shook his hand and left into the crowd. When Mark Twain went home to inspect the clippings that he got, he found that one of them was the very newspaper article that he had wanted so urgently days ago! This my friend, is the power of our subconscious mind and the law of attraction, if you knew how to use it.
This was exactly how I always got the exact salary offer that I conditioned my mind to accept, whenever I apply for a new job. Once, I had wanted a job that was paying $90,000, when my actual salary was not even close nor within range. I conditioned that figure in my mind for a few weeks, and at last I got a few interviews. During the interview, when I was asked how much I wanted, I said “above $80,000″, because the recruitment agent that referred me told me that position was around the $80,000 – $85,000 range. And what do I get as the first offer a few days later? Exactly what I conditioned for weeks – “$90,000″. Coincidence?
The same thing happened a few years earlier, where I was told by an agent “No, no, your current salary is $39,000, to ask for $55,000 for this new position is too high a jump. If you could get $45,000 you can count yourself lucky.” But I really wanted $55k because I had thought one of my other friend was getting $55k (which I have to admit was my own misconception at that time. I later found out that he was only getting $45k, (:P) but anyway, it pays to aim higher). So for 2 weeks, I conditioned $55k into my mind with a mental technique I learned before. At the end of the week, when I received the only job offer I got, I was asked “How much do you want?”. I said “If I can get at least $50,000, I will take it”.
Five minutes later, the agent called and said “well he wants to offer you more than that. His offer is $55,000. How does that sound?” Well that sounds exactly like the law of mind is working. At that time, if I told people these stories, majority of them will think I’m a nutcase. In those days, the concept was - if you know something weird like this, keep it to yourself if you don’t want to be called ‘crazy’. That was a few years before “The Secret” was published. This quote below was what I believed in:
”To double your income, you have to believe in your mind that you are worth twice as much as in your job.” Ben Sweetland (Grow Rich While You Sleep)
The power of our mind is the power of belief first and foremost many good and hardworking people do not go far because they do not believe they deserve more in life. The first step to success is to believe that you can, you will, you must and you are going to be successful. It is even better if you can believe that you are ALREADY successful or rich or healthy.
When I first read Ernest Holmes books(Science of Mind), I was amazed that he said our thought and words have such power that each thought (or word) has a force and intelligence to act. The mind does not distinguish between what is imagined and what is real. You imagine an event in your mind or say something to yourself in your mind, your mind actually thinks it is happening. Your subconscious mind goes to work to give you what you persistently focus on with feeling. That is why Emerson said “We are what we think about all day long.” It is the law of “Sow and you shall reap”. You sow a thought seed in the ground of your mind, if you water it with repetition and emotion, one day you will reap. This is the Law of Attraction.
Now that you have read the stories above (I have many more stories), do you believe in the Law of Attraction or power of your Subconscious mind? Feel free to comment.