Mental Attunement

It should not fail to be noticed, moreover, that we habitually receive

and accept more readily those thought vibrations which are in harmony

with our own average habitual mental states; and, according to the same

general principle, we tend to habitually reject and fail to receive

those vibrations which are INHARMONIOUS to us for the same reason. Here,

you will notice, we have an illustration of the principle of

ent" which, as we have informed you, is operative on the plane

of thought and mental vibrations as well as on that of wireless

telegraphy. Just as it is a psychological fact that we tend to see and

to hear those things which are in harmony with our beliefs and opinions,

and our interest, so is it a metaphysical fact that we tend to accept

and absorb the mental vibrations which are in harmony with our opinions,

beliefs, and interest, and to reject those which are opposed thereto.

Moreover, the person who acquaints himself with the law of mental

vibrations and thought-transference acquires a practical knowledge which

enables him to render himself immune to objectionable and undesirable

mental currents or thought-waves. We are not necessarily open to the

influence of every stray current of thought or feeling that happens to

be in our immediate vicinity. Instead, by the proper methods,

consciously or unconsciously practiced and manifested, we may, and often

do, insulate ourselves so that these undesirable mental influences fail

utterly to affect us; and, likewise, we may actually attract to

ourselves the desirable mental currents. These principles and methods

will be given later in this part of this book; they are mentioned here

merely to acquaint you with the fact that they are existent and known to

those familiar with this subject.