“All negativity is an illusion created by the limited mind to protect and defend itself.” – Ambika Wauters
Daily Nugget of Gold 1584
Teach Us, Edison!
We were talking about various ways to keep ourselves in a positive frame of mind, emotionally. In that discussion, we brought up an important example of staying focused on the learning experience we’re engaging in rather than let negative input turn us into negative beings. All of this, of course, is to allow The Law of Attraction to work positively on our behalf. It struck us that there is another important lesson which Edison could teach us, and that’s how important keeping an open mind is. We’ve used Edison as an example for that in his invention of the incandescent light bulb, now lets have him demonstrate for us what can go wrong if we become close-minded.
Edison at one point became convinced, totally convinced, that direct current electricity was superior to alternating current. In some ways it is, but in other ways it isn’t- we know that now. Since Edison had invented not only the light bulb, but the generating system (a direct current system) to produce the electricity for it, he didn’t want the competition of alternating current systems that others were proposing for formation of the electric grid. The difference between the two systems is that alternating current can be stepped up in voltage and sent over great distances and stepped back down again for consumer use.
Edison’s closed-mindedness ended up erasing his name from the company that he founded and built- “Edison General Electric” which is now simply “General Electric”. So where did this closed-mindedness take Edison? In his quest to prove how his direct current was better he tortured animals with electrocution (with alternating current, of course) and had pushed an electric chair designed to execute convicts. He jealously guarded his patents and some people might say he was consumed by greed. These aren’t positive emotions and the resulting response from The Law of Attraction is a textbook case of how things can turn around- either way.
In the end, for the purposes of attempting to maintain his dominance in providing power to the masses, Edison lost his financial backing and lost the “War of the Currents”, as it came to be known. Direct current is still used for a whole host of things today, wherever it’s most appropriate. For long distance power transmission? It’s not. The Law of Attraction can and does work both ways, it magnifies the vibes we send out whether positive or negative, and we ought never make the mistake that once we get it working on our behalf that we can don negative emotions with impunity.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“How can I insure that I become and stay positive?”