old way, you remember, was to claim to yourself, "I am fearless," etc. Now my new way of "treating" yourself is to imagine that you are "treating" some other person for the same trouble. Sit down and give a regular treatment. Imagine yourself as sitting before your personality - the central mind giving a treatment to the "John Smith" part of you - the individual "treating" the personality. The individual (that's you) says to the personality of "John Smith": "Here, John Smith, you must brace up and do better. You are fearless, fearless, fearless! I tell you, you are fearless! You are courageous, and brave, and bold! You are confident and self-reliant! You fear nothing! You are filled with strong, positive Mind-Power, and you are going to manifest it - you are going to grow more and more positive every day! You are positive this minute-do you bear me! Positive this very minute! You are positive, fearless, confident and self-reliant right now, and you will grow more and more so every day. Remember now, you are positive, positive, positive - fearless, fearless, fearless!" etc., etc., etc.
You will find that by this plan you will be able to fairly pour in the positive suggestions to "the John Smith part of you," and the latter will take them with the same effect as if there were two persons instead of one. And there are two persons, according to the occult teachings - the individual and the personality. This plan will afford a welcome variation to the monotonous "I am this and I am that" methods which have caused so many once-ardent followers of the "New Thought" to throw up the whole matter in disgust. This wholesale "I am this and that" business has tired many a good soul who thereby let go just when in sight of attainment. To such and to all others I would say: "Try this new plan!" Learn to actually "treat yourself" by this method and you will he surprised at the rapid progress you will make as compared with the old plan. But don't forget to impress upon the "John Smith" part of you that he must hold the mental image or visualization; and that he must start right in to act out the part! Don't let him get away from this - insist upon it - cross-examine him about it before each treatment and hammer it into him hard. For as our colored brother would say. "He sure needs 'em all" to carry him through.