25 Feb 2021

[27] Think and Grow Rich “Vibration”

Napoleon Hill


  • I am “The Master of my Fate, the Captain of my Soul” – Ernest Henley
    • I have the power to control my thoughts, which have a certain vibration based on it’s emotion
    • He should have told us that the ether in which this little earth floats, in which we move and have our being, is a form of energy moving at an inconceivably high rate of vibration, and that the ether is filled with a form of universal power which Adapts itself to the nature of the thoughts I hold in my mind; and Influences me, in natural ways, to transmute my thoughts into their physical equivalent
  • The Principle of Vibration
    • “The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding.” – The Kybalion
    • Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates
    • I attract who I am based on the frequency I am vibrating at
    • Hermeticists believe that even thoughts have their own rate of vibration, and can be controlled like tuning an instrument, to produce various results for the aim of self and environment mastery
    • As my understanding of vibration, frequency, harmony, and resonance increase, so too shall my power of myself and my world
    • This Principle explains that the differences between different manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, result largely from varying rates of Vibration

The Ten Mind Stimuli

  • The human mind responds to stimuli, through which it may be “keyed up” to high rates of vibration, known as enthusiasm, creative imagination, intense desire, etc. The stimuli to which the mind responds most freely are:
    1. The desire for sex expression: possession of this energy is not sufficient to produce a genius. The energy must be transmuted from desire for physical contact, into some other form of desire and action, before it will life one to the status of a genius
    2. Love
    3. A burning desire for fame, power, or financial gain, money
    4. Music
    5. Friendship
    6. A master mind alliance based upon the harmony of two or more people who ally themselves for spiritual or temporal advancement: When multiple people work together in harmony, the ideas generated are greater than the ideas articulated if generated alone
    7. Mutual suffering, such as that experienced by people who are persecuted
    8. Auto-suggestion
    9. Fear: A man whose mind is filled with fear not only destroys his own chances of intelligent action, but, he transmits these destructive vibrations to the minds of all who come into contact with him, and destroys, also their chances. The vibrations of fear pass from one mind to another just as quickly and as surely as the sound of the human voice passes from the broadcasting station to the receiving set of a radio – and By the Self-same medium. Mental telepathy is a reality. Thoughts pass from one mind to another, voluntarily, whether or not this fact is recognized by either the person releasing the thoughts, or the person who pick up those thoughts. The person who gives expression, by word of mouth, to negative or destructive thoughts is practically certain to experience the result so of those words in the form of a destructive “kick-back.” The release of destructive thought impulses, alone, without the aids of words produce also a “kickback” in more ways than one. Firsts of all, and perhaps most importantly to be remembered, the person who releases thoughts of a destructive nature, must suffer damage through the breaking down the faculty of creative imagination. Secondly, the presence in the mind of any destructive emotion develops a negative personality which repels people, and often converts them into antagonists. The third source of damage to the person who entertains or releases negative thoughts, lies in this significant fact- these thought-impulses are not only damaging to others, but they imbed themselves in the subconscious mind of the person releasing them, and there become a part of his character.
    10. Narcotics and alcohol
  • The desire for sex expression comes at the head of the list of stimuli, which most effectively “step-up” the vibrations of the mind and start the “wheels” of physical action. Eight of these stimuli are natural and constructive. Two are destructive
  • A mind stimulant is any influence which will either temporarily, or permanently, increase the vibrations of thought. The ten major stimulants, described, are those major commonly resorted to. Through these sources one may commune with Infinite Intelligence, or enter, at will, the storehouse of the subconscious mind, either one’s own or that of another person, a procedure which is all there is of genius
  • The person who thinks will want to ask some questions concerning this definition of genius. The first question will be, “How may one communicate with sources of knowledge which are not available through the Ordinary rate of vibration of thought?”
    • “Genius” is developed through the Sixth Sense
    • The reality of a “sixth sense” has been fairly well established. This sixth sense is “Creative Imagination.” The faculty of creative imagination is one which the majority of people never use during an entire lifetime, and if used at all, it usually happens by mere accident. A relatively small number of people use, with deliberation and purpose aforethought, the faculty of creative imagination
  • Now, thanks to this same power of Faith, men know that far from being either dead or a void, the space between the planets is very much alive, that it is the highest form of vibration known, excepting, perhaps, the vibration of Thought. Moreover, men know that this living, pulsating, vibratory energy which permeates every atom of matter, and fills every niche of space, connects every human brain with every other human brain

The Brain

  • The Creative Imagination is the “receiving set” of the brain, which receives thoughts, released by the brains of others. It is the agency of communication between one’s conscious, or reasoning mind, and the four sources from which one may receive thought stimuli
  • When stimulated, or “stepped up” to a high rate of vibration, the mind becomes more receptive to the vibration of thought which reaches it thought the ether from outside sources
    • This “stepping up” process takes place through the positive emotions, or the negative emotions. Through the emotions, the vibrations of thought may be increased
  • Vibrations of an exceedingly high rate are the only vibrations picked up and carried, by the ether, from one brain to another. Thought is energy travelling at an exceedingly high rate of vibration
    • Thought, which has been modified or “stepped up” by any of the major emotions, vibrates at a much higher rate than ordinary thought, and it is this type of thought which passes from one brain to another, through the broadcasting machinery of the brain
  • The result of sex transmutation, is the increase of the rate of vibration of thoughts to such a pitch that the Creative Imagination becomes highly receptive to ideas, which picks up from the ether
    • On the other hand, when the brain is vibrating at a rapid rate, it not only attracts thought and ideas released by other brains through the medium of the ether, but it gives to one’s own thoughts that “feeling” which is essential before those thoughts will be picked up and acted upon by one’s subconscious mind
  • The subconscious mind is the “sending station” of the brain, through which vibrations of thought are broadcast. The Creative Imagination is the “receiving set,” through which the vibrations of thought are picked up from the ether
    • Somewhere in the cell-structure of the brain, is located an organ which receives vibrations of thought ordinarily called “hunches.” So far, science has not discovered where this organ of the sixth sense is located, but this is not important. The fact remains that human beings do receive accurate knowledge, through sources other than the physical senses
    • Such knowledge, generally, is received when the mind is under the influence of extraordinary stimulation. Any emergency which arouses the emotions, and causes the heart to beat more rapidly than normal may, and generally does, bring the sixth sense into action


  • Fortunes gravitate to men whose minds have been prepared to “attract” them, just as surely as water gravitates to the ocean. In this book may be found all the stimuli necessary to “attune” any normal mind to the vibrations which will attract the object of one’s desires
    • If I find I am weak in Persistence, center my attention and surround myself with a “Master Mind” group, and through the cooperative efforts of the members of this group, I can develop persistence

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