This is my reading of the first chapter in “Thought Vibration or The Law of Attraction in the Thought World” written by William Walker Atkinson in 1906.
It is necessary to remove at least a fair degree of doubt from the student regarding the validity of The Law of Attraction, that the truths to follow may be more readily and hospitably welcomed by their minds. A large step in the conscious use of this law for “legitimate and worthy purposes” is at least a moderate degree of belief in its power.
Without belief in its power, your thoughts will ever be haunted and darkened by the sickening shadow of doubt, which will serve to pull back with heavy hands on any positive creative thought you seek to send, and will tend to “sound the skeptics trumpet” in the very center of your mind. Without belief, the mighty power of Will is not called forth in its full power. Without belief in something, one can never direct their Will with focused force toward the accomplishment of it, and are hampered and bound in proportion to their disbelief. If you did not believe that you could walk, you never would have tried, and thus never would have created the neural pathways in your mind necessary to perform the task. Here, we see that belief is one of the first steps in the effective, purposeful use of this law, and much time and effort has been dedicated to the “why and how” of this law, in this book, for this reason.
My reading of Chapter 2 of this work, entitled “Thought-Waves and Their Process of Reproduction” will be published, here, Saturday, October 28th, 2017.
It is my hope and intention that these works shall well-serve those whose paths have led them here.