Here is Ernest Holmes on the power of thought.
"One of the most important things to remember is that we cannot demonstrate life beyond our mental ability to embody. We give birth to an idea only from within ourselves. What we are, we put into our thinking. What we are not, we cannot put into it.
If we are to draw from life what we want, we must first think it forth into life. It always produces what we think. In order to have success, we must first conceive iit in our own thought. This is not because we are creators, but because the flow of life into manifestation, through us, must take the form we give to it, and if we want a thing we must have within ourselves the mental equivalent before we get it."
Holmes continues, and then, writes, "We find that we attract to ourselves as much of anything as we embody within. As water will reach only its own level, so our outward conditions will reproduce only our inner realizations."
I take his advice and enlarge my inner receptivity, and grow my concept of life. He says, "growth and realization are always from within and never from without."
"A good practice is to sit and realize that you are a center of Divine attraction, that all things are coming to you, that the power within is going out and drawing back all that you will ever need."
I can do that, and perhaps, I did that during treatment, and then, I stumbled a bit, in the transition back to what is now. I sit today, more centered, in my desire to attract from within. I feel like a Venus fly-trap. Zap!