How ” It Works!” Really works

Hey Everyone,

I am happy to see you here today. It’s Wednesday so time for a new post. I want to discuss two things here today. How “It Works: The little Red Book That Makes Your Dreams Come True” really works and The chapter “Self Image The Real Secret” from Psycho Cybernetics explained with the Neville’s and Seth’s and Dr. Maxwell Maltz’ teachings in the back of our minds. And lastly, I did a recent video on two interesting stories from Psycho Cybernetics. Click here to open the video in a new window so you can check it out after reading this post, or save it for later.

Let’s start with the first. If it is your first time in here, than you might not know that I have been discussing Self Image the last couple of weeks. Because it is in my opinion, and the opinion of the greatest teachers out there, the ‘THING’ that determines what your life looks like. Every, little aspect of it.

Picture by Prashant Saini

And since we learn by making connections, repetition and experiencing I give you many different angles on the same topic to help you make it click for yourselves AND assist you in creating the life of your dreams.

Let’s start with It Works.

This It Works book was written by Mr Harret and was published in the twenties. In the same time that Neville published his first book At Your Command in the thirties and Seth was published through Jane Roberts in the sixties and seventies.

This is what it says in short.

When you can train your objective mind (the mind you use every day) to decide definitely upon the things or conditions you desire, you will have taken your first big step in accomplishing ing or securing what you know you want.

To get what you want is no more mysterious or uncertain than the radio waves all around you. Tune in correctly and you get a perfect result, but to do this, it is, of course, necessary to know something of your equipment and have a plan of operation.

Occasional wishing or half-hearted wanting does not form a perfect connection or communication with your omnipotent power. You must be in earnest, sincerely and truthfully desiring certain conditions or things-mental, physical or spiritual.

RHJ. It Works: The Famous Little Red Book That Makes Your Dreams Come True! (Kindle Locations 27-28). Kindle Edition.

Occasional wishing of half-hearted wanting does not perform a perfect connection to that all powerful source, as he says. And guess what Seth says about this, if you wish half heartedly, or believe half heartedly you will get results in the same manner.

So how do you accomplish your wishes according to this book, you have to stick to 3 rules:

Three Positive Rules Of Accomplishment

1. Read the list of what you want three times each day: morning, noon and night.Think of what you want as often as possible.

2. Think of what you want as often as possible.

3. Do not talk to any one about your plan except to the Great Power within you which will unfold to your Objective Mind the method of accomplishment.

RHJ. It Works: The Famous Little Red Book That Makes Your Dreams Come True! (Kindle Location 45). Kindle Edition.

Same same but voiced a bit different with regards to how Seth and Neville and dr Maxwell Maltz explain this. It’s about Focus, having a definite chief aim or aims and feeling it real, giving thanks for already having it, imagining it, and feeling it. And not sharing it. The last part, the not sharing has to do with you not losing your focus and not dealing with your limiting beliefs, voiced through others.

The Self Image The Real Secret

Now let’s go to the part of chapter one in which dr Maxwell Maltz explains the Self Image and correct it here and there so that it fits in with the truth as taught by Neville and Seth. Why would I do this? Or you, if you read anything and you know of their teachings too? Because it helps you keep your beliefs and thus focus in check. And I choose for a certain belief system, the one that suits me best.

And since reality is a reflection of externalised inner beliefs, no matter what they are, you might as well choose the best possible beliefs there are to have.

So here goes. The words in italic are from the chapter, my discussion is in bold underneath that.

Discovery of the self-image explains all the apparent discrepancies we have been discussing. It is the common denominator the determining factor in all our case histories, the failures as well as the successes.

The secret is this: To really live, that is to find life reasonably satisfying, you must have an adequate and realistic self-image that you can live with. You must find your self acceptable to you. You must have a wholesome self-esteem. You must have a self that you can trust and believe in. You must have a self that you are not ashamed to be, and one that you can feel free to express creatively, rather than hide or cover up. You must know yourself-both your strengths and your weaknesses-and be honest with yourself concerning both. Your self- image must be a reasonable approximation of “you,” being neither more nor less than you are.

The last part: Your self- image must be a reasonable approximation of “you,” being neither more nor less than you are. Is based on your STATE of that moment. And based on the State, you feel yourself to be. So neither more nor less, is not valid in the sense that you can be whatever you want and choose to be, as dr Maltz actually also states in the book. So, BE big, BE bold. Make sure that YOU choose your STATE and that no thing or circumstance on the outside chooses it for you.

“When this self-image is intact and secure, you feel good. “When it is threatened, you feel anxious and insecure. This is a perfect one to keep in mind with regards to affirmations that don’t feel good. When you are affirming and your doing it from a STATE that doesn’t fit the affirmations

And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.

Matthew 9:14–17, Mark 2:21–22, and Luke 5:33–39: …

Then it is possible that you will feel anxious and insecure because your current Self-Image will not accept the statements, it feels too far off, the contrast between the STATE you’re in and the STATE sought is too big.

“When it is adequate and one that you can be wholesomely proud of, you feel self-confident. You feel free to be yourself and to express yourself. You function at your optimum. “When the self-image is an object of shame, you attempt to hide it rather than express it. Creative expression is blocked. You become hostile and hard to get along with.

The Self- Image that feels like an object of shame is nothing more than a STATE. You can change your STATE at any time, and I suggest you learn more about how to do this. It is written in between the lines of many of my blog posts as well as stated directly in my posts and Youtube videos. You do this by realising that every moment is a fresh moment, by going into meditation and feel yourself to be the man or woman you choose to be, or to simply realise you have fallen into a STATE saying to yourself, wait a minute, that’s not who I choose to be and simply switch. There are more possibilities, these are the ones that I revert to.

If a scar on the face enhances the self-image (as in the case of the German duelist), self-esteem and self-confidence are increased. If a scar on the face detracts from the self-image (as in the case of the salesman), loss of self-esteem and self-confidence result. This boils down to associations, beliefs in short. What do you make of your crooked nose for example? It makes you unique and even more special? Or something to be ashamed of? Both true, both up to the thinker of the thought. And while were at it, what you think others will think of your nose is true, too. (Everyone is You pushed out.

“When a facial disfigurement is corrected by plastic surgery, dramatic psychologic changes result only if there is a corresponding correction of the mutilated self-image. Sometimes the image of a disfigured self persists even after successful surgery, much the same as the “phantom limb” may continue to feel pain years after the physical arm or leg has been amputated. And lastly, the STATE determines it all. Even plastic surgery doesn’t help, if your inner game does not change. Leave the mirror and change your face as Neville says, and I’m pretty sure he wasn’t talking about undergoing plastic surgery.

The connections between the two

Why did I chose these things to share this week? The “It Works” booklet and the part in chapter one; The Self Image from Psycho Cybernetics? The first is a technique that helps you accomplish the STATE of the wish fulfilled and the second explains about States in general and how these are in charge of your thoughts, feelings and beliefs thus the whole experience of your external life.

I hope and trust you enjoyed both of these shorts. I see you next week. Read repeatedly for more success and also think about it and draw your own conclusions.

Much, much, much love and I’m looking forward to seeing you next week.


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