Secrets to the Law of Attraction – Ecourse Workbook from "Thought Vibration" - William Walker Atkinson - 1906 Lesson 4"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 mastery of the subordinate parts of the self. All things are good when we learn to master them, but no thing is good when it masters us. Just so long as we allow the lower portions of the self to give us Lesson 4 - Mind Building orders, we are slaves. It is only when the "I" mounts his throne and lifts the scepter, that order is established and things assume their proper relationMAN can build up his mind and make it what he to each other.wills. In fact, we are mind-building every hour ofour lives, either consciously or unconsciously. Themajority of us are doing the work unconsciously, We are finding no fault with those who arebut those who have seen a little below the surface swayed by their lower selves - they are in a lowerof things have taken the matter in hand and have grade of evolution, and will work up in time. Butbecome conscious creators of their own mentality. we are calling the attention of those who are ready,They are no longer subject to the suggestions and to the fact that the Sovereign must assert his will,influences of others but have become masters of and that the subjects must obey. Orders must bethemselves. They assert the "I," and compel given and carried out. Rebellion must be put down,obedience from the subordinate mental faculties. and the rightful authority insisted upon. And theThe "I" is the sovereign of the mind, and what we time to do it is Now.call WILL is the instrument of the "I." Of course,there is something back of this, and the UniversalWill is higher than the Will of the Individual, but You have been allowing your rebelliousthe latter is in much closer touch with the Universal subjects to keep the King from his throne. YouWill than is generally supposed, and when one have been allowing the mental kingdom to beconquers the lower self, and asserts the "I," he misgoverned by irresponsible faculties. You havebecomes in close touch with the Universal Will and been the slaves of Appetite, Unworthy Thoughts,partakes largely of its wonderful power. The Passion and Negativeness. The Will has been setmoment one asserts the "I," and "finds himself," he aside and Low Desire has usurped the throne. It isestablishes a close connection between the time to re-establish order in the mental kingdom.Individual Will and the Universal Will. But before You are able to assert the mastery over anyhe is able to avail himself of the mighty power at emotion, appetite, passion or class of thoughts byhis command, he must first effect the Mastery of the assertion of the Will. You can order Fear to gothe lower self. to the rear; Jealousy to leave your presence; Hate to depart from your sight; Anger to hide itself; Worry to cease troubling you; Uncontrolled Appetite and Think of the absurdity of Man claiming to Passion to bow in submission and to becomemanifest powers, when he is the slave of the lower humble slaves instead of masters - all by theparts of his mental being, which should be assertion of the "I." You may surround yourselfsubordinate. Think of a man being the slave of his with the glorious company of Courage, Love andmoods, passions, animal appetites and lower Self-Control, by the same means. You may putfaculties, and at the same time trying to claim the down the rebellion and secure peace and order inbenefits of the Will. Now, I am not preaching your mental kingdom if you will but utter theasceticism, which seems to me to be a confession mandate and insist upon its execution. Before youof weakness. I am speaking of Self-Mastery - the march forth to empire, you must establish theassertion of the "I" over the subordinate parts of proper internal condition -must show your abilityoneself. In the higher view of the subject, this "I" is to govern you own kingdom. The first battle is thethe only real Self, and the rest is the non-self; but conquest of the lesser self by the Real Self.our space does not permit the discussion of thispoint, and we will use the word "self as meaningthe entire man. Before a man can assert the "I" inits full strength he must obtain the complete 12
Secrets to the Law of Attraction Ecourse Workbook AFFIRMATION. master you - they should be your subjects, not your masters. You must get away from this plane, and the only way to do so is to cut loose from these I AM Asserting the Mastery of phases of thought which have been "running My Real Self. things" to suit themselves. You may have trouble at the start, but keep at it and you will have that satisfaction which comes only from conquering the Repeat these words earnestly and lower parts of our nature. You have been a slavepositively during the day at least once an hour, and long enough - now is the time to free yourselves. Ifparticularly when you are confronted with you will follow these exercises faithfully you willconditions which tempt you to act on the lines of be a different being by the end of the year, and willthe lesser self instead of following the course look back with a pitying smile to your formerdictated by the Real Self. In the moment of doubt condition. But it takes work. This is not childs playand hesitation say these words earnestly, and your but a task for earnest men and women, Will YOUway will be made clear to you. Repeat them several make the effort?times after you retire and settle yourself to sleep. ----But be sure to back up the words with the thoughtInspiring them, and do not merely repeat them End of Lesson 4parrot-like. Form the mental image of the Real Selfasserting its mastery over the lower planes of yourmind - see the King on his Throne. You will ADDITIONAL RESOURCESbecome conscious of an influx of new thought, and FOR YOUR STUDIESthings which have seemed hard for you willsuddenly become much easier. You will feel thatyou have yourself well in hand, and that YOU are This ecourse is sponsored by "Secrets tothe master and not the slave. The thought you are the Law of Attraction" book - available atholding will manifest itself in action, and you will Lulu.com and coming soon to Amazon.comsteadily grow to become that which you have inmind. EXERCISE Fix the mind firmly on the higher Self anddraw inspiration from it when you feel led to yieldto the promptings of the lower part of your nature.When you are tempted to burst into Anger -assert These lessons come from the "Law ofthe "I," and your voice will drop. Anger is Attraction - Thought Vibration" book - availableunworthy of the developed Self. When you feel only through Lulu.comvexed and cross, remember what you are, and riseabove your feeling. When you feel Fearful,remember that the Real Self fears nothing, and Collect the whole Law ofassert Courage. When you feel Jealousy inciting, Attraction Classics Series –think of your higher nature, and laugh. And so on, visit the Go Thunk Yourselfasserting the Real Self and not allowing the thingson the lower plane of mentality to disturb you. Reference Library and find aThey are unworthy of you, and must be taught to vast library of self-help bookskeep their places. Do not allow these things to for your use. 13