Secrets to the Law of Attraction – Ecourse Workbook from "Thought Vibration" - William Walker Atkinson - 1906 Lesson 5"The Universe is governed by Law - one great Law. Its manifestations aremultiform, but viewed from the Ultimate there is but one Law. We are familiarwith some of its manifestations, but are almost totally ignorant of certainothers. Still we are learning a little more every day - the veil is being graduallylifted."
From “Thought Vibration” by W. W. Atkinson He who has developed his mind so that it will allow the Will Power to manifest through it, has opened up wonderful possibilities for himself. Lesson 5 - The Secret of Not only has he found a great power at his command, but he is able to bring into play, and use, The Will faculties, talents and abilities of whose existence he has not dreamed. This secret of the Will is theWHILE psychologists may differ in their theories magic key which opens all doors.regarding the nature of the Will, none deny itsexistence, nor question its power. All personsrecognize the power of strong Will - all see how it The late Donald G. Mitchell once wrote:may be used to overcome the greatest obstacles. "Resolve is what makes a man manifest; not punyBut few realize that the Will may be developed and resolve, but crude determination; not errant purposestrengthened by intelligent practice. They feel that - but that strong and indefatigable will which treadsthey could accomplish wonders if they had a strong down difficulties and danger, as a boy treads downWill, but instead of attempting to develop it, they the heaving frost-lands of winter; which kindles hiscontent themselves with vain regrets. They sigh, eye and brain with a proud pulse-beat toward thebut do nothing. unattainable. Will makes men giants." Those who have investigated the subject Many of us feel that if we would but exertclosely know that Will Power, with all its latent our Will, we might accomplish wonders. Butpossibilities and mighty powers, may be developed, somehow we do not seem to want to take thedisciplined, controlled and directed, just as may be trouble - at any rate, we do not get to the actualany other of Natures forces. It does not matter willing point. We put it off from time to time, andwhat theory you may entertain about the nature of talk vaguely of "some day," but that some daythe Will, you will obtain the results if you practice never comes.intelligently. We instinctively feel the power of the Personally, I have a somewhat odd theory Will, but we havent enough energy to exercise it,about the Will. I believe that every man has, and so drift along with the tide, unless perhapspotentially, a strong Will, and that all he has to do some friendly difficulty arises, some helpfulis to train his mind to make use of it. I think that in obstacle appears in our path, or some kindly painthe higher regions of the mind of every man is a stirs us into action, in either of which cases we aregreat store of Will Power awaiting his use. The compelled to assert our Will and thus begin toWill current is running along the psychic wires, accomplish something.and all that it is necessary to do is to raise themental trolley-pole and bring down the power foryour use. And the supply is unlimited, for your The trouble with us is that we do not wantlittle storage battery is connected with the great to do the thing enough to make us exert our Willpowerhouse of the Universal Will Power, and the Power. We dont want to hard enough. We arepower is inexhaustible. Your Will does not need mentally lazy and of weak Desire. If you do nottraining - but your Mind does. The mind is the like the word Desire substitute for it the wordinstrument and the supply of Will Power is "Aspiration." (Some people call the lower impulsesproportionate to the fineness of the instrument Desires, and the higher, Aspirations - its all athrough which it manifests. But you neednt accept matter of words, take you choice.) That is thethis theory if you dont like it. This lesson will fit trouble. Let a man be in danger of losing his life -your theory as well as mine. let a woman be in danger of losing a great love 14
Secrets to the Law of Attraction Ecourse Workbook-and you will witness a startling exhibition of WillPower from an unexpected source. Let a womanschild be threatened with danger, and she willmanifest a degree of Courage and Will that sweeps AUTO-SUGGESTIONall before it. And yet the same woman will quailbefore a domineering husband, and will lack theWill to perform a simple task. A boy will do all I AM Using My Will Power.sorts of work if he but considers it play, and yet hecan scarcely force himself to cut a little fire-wood.Strong Will follows strong Desire. If you really Say these words several times earnestlywant to do a thing very much, you can usually and positively, immediately after finishing thisdevelop the Will Power to accomplish it. article. Then repeat them frequently during the day, at least once an hour, and particularly when you meet something that calls for the exercise of Will The trouble is that you have not really Power. Also repeat them several times after youwanted to do these things, and yet you blame your retire and settle yourself for sleep. Now, there isWill. You say that you do want to do it, but if you nothing in the words unless you back them up withstop to think you will see that you really want to do the thought. In fact, the thought is "the wholesomething else more than the thing in question. thing," and the words only pegs upon which toYou are not willing to pay the price of attainment. hang the thought. So think of what you are saying,Stop a moment and analyze this statement and and mean what you say. You must use Faith at theapply it in your own case, You are mentally lazy - start, and use the words with a confidentthats the trouble. Dont talk to me about not having expectation of the result. Hold the steady thoughtenough Will. You have a great storehouse of Will that you are drawing on your storehouse of Willawaiting your use, but you are too lazy to use it. Power, and before long you will find that thought isNow, if you are really in earnest about this matter, taking form in action, and that your Will Power isget to work and first find out what you really want manifesting itself. You will feel an influx ofto do - then start to work and do it. Never mind strength with each repetition of the words. You willabout the Will Power - youll find a full supply of find yourself overcoming difficulties and badthat whenever you need it. The thing to do is to get habits, and will be surprised at how things areto the point where you will resolve to do. That the being smoothed out for you.real test - the resolving . Think of these things alittle, and make up your mind whether or not youreally want to be a Willer sufficiently hard to get towork. EXERCISE Many excellent essays and books have Perform at least one disagreeable task eachbeen written on this subject, all of which agree day during the month.. If there is any speciallyregarding the greatness of Will Power, the most disagreeable task which you would like to shirk,enthusiastic terms being used; but few have that is the one for you to perform. This is not givenanything to say about how this power may be to you in order to make you self-sacrificing oracquired by those who have it not, or who possess meek, or anything of that sort - it is given you toit in but a limited degree. Some have given exercise your Will. Anyone can do a pleasant thingexercises designed to "strengthen" the Will, which cheerfully, but it takes Will to do the unpleasantexercises really strengthen the Mind so that it is thing cheerfully; and that is how you must do theable to draw upon its store of power. But they have work. It will prove a most valuable discipline togenerally overlooked the fact that in auto- you. Try it for a month and you will see where "itsuggestion is to be found the secret of the comes in." If you shirk this exercise you had betterdevelopment of the mind so that it may become the stop right here and acknowledge that you do notefficient instrument of the Will. 15
From “Thought Vibration” by W. W. Atkinsonwant Will Power, and are content to stay where youare and remain a weakling. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ---- FOR YOUR STUDIES End of Lesson 5 This ecourse is sponsored by "Secrets to the Law of Attraction" book - available at Lulu.com and coming soon to Amazon.com These lessons come from the "Law of Attraction - Thought Vibration" book - available only through Lulu.com Collect the whole Law of Attraction Classics Series – visit the Go Thunk Yourself Reference Library and find a vast library of self-help books for your use. 16