Repelling Adverse Influences

This writer continues: "Not only in the case of personal influence in

the actual presence of the other person may be defeated in this way, but

the same method will act equally well in the matter of repelling the

mental influence of others directed against you in the form of 'absent

treatments,' etc. If you feel yourself inclining toward doing something

which in your heart you feel is not to your best interests, judged from
/> a true viewpoint, you may know that, consciously or unconsciously,

someone is seeking in influence you in this way. Then smile to yourself,

and make the statements mentioned above, or some similar one, and

holding the power of the Spirit within your soul, send forth a mental

command just as you would in case the person were actually before you in

person. You may also deny out of existence the influencing power, by

asserting mentally: 'I DENY your power to influence me; you have no such

power over me; I am resting securely upon the Spirit within me; I deny

out of existence any power over me asserted by you.' After repelling

these absent influences you will at once experience a feeling of relief

and strength, and will be able to smile at the thought of any such

adverse influence affecting you in the slightest."