Imagine the power of two or more minds coming together to be able to tap into deeper knowledge banks and creativity that would not be possible alone. This is the potential of the master mind.
What is a master mind? Common knowledge, such as the Oxford dictionary says a mastermind is “an intelligent person who plans and directs a complicated project or activity”. But this is not what we are talking about here.
The term “master mind” (note that these are two separate words) was made popular in the self development world by Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich book. Based on this definition, people in the personal development world generally define a master mind is a gathering of people to share ideas with and come up with solutions. But is this it? No – it goes deeper than that…
Before we dive deep into what a master mind really is and how it can help you achieve your wildest dreams (it's one of the laws of success), let's back up a bit and talk about some fundamental principles that govern the universe, to understand the dynamics of this incredible tool.
Everything is Energy
Remember our old friend, Mr. Einstein? He said:
It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing — a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind.
Energy = Mass x The Speed of Light Squared (E=MC2)
Every atom in the universe is in a state of vibration. Different forms of matter vibrate at different frequencies and hence appear different to our limited senses. Most types of energies are invisible to us, because our 5 senses are designed to only pick up on a tiny fraction of what is actually around us in constant motion.
Now, think about radio waves and how they work. They are invisible, but allow you to use your mobile phone and communicate with others all over the world. How does that work? Through invisible frequencies that go through matter and travel a lot faster than we can imagine.
A radio wave has a certain frequency (cycles per second or Hertz) and power or Amplitude. A stronger signal allows the wave to travel further.
So what does this all have to do with master minds? Hold on, we're going to get there! A few more important concepts to cover so you really grasp the mechanics of how this works…
Your brain and mind can be compared to a radio transmitter & receiver. It sends out thoughts into the universe, which carry a specific frequency based on the nature of that thought. This thought may have a high frequency or a low frequency, and it may be sent out with high energy or low energy.
Like Attracts Like
Energy will always harmonize with and attract other energies that are vibrating at the same frequency. A simple example explains this in the real world:
Imagine a tuning fork vibrating at 432Hz. It comes close to another tuning fork that is tuned to 500Hz. Nothing much happens. Now, take that same tuning fork and move it close to another one with the same tuned frequency and watch what happens – the other one starts vibrating without even touching. Magic? No – it's because the two are energetically tuned at the same frequency, so they harmonize together.
Now, the exact same principle applies in the realm of thoughts. Focusing on a thought causes your mind to attract similar thoughts in your own mind, ether, and others around you. In fact, that thought ripples out into the universe and harmonizes with everything that is at a similar or like frequency. Those energies start attracting each other and as they combine and work together in harmony, the force gets stronger.
So, imagine this – two or more minds coming together focusing on a common objective and in harmony with each other. These two minds merge into a “master” mind which allows both individual minds to access a much greater field of knowledge, insights, ideas & possibilities than would have been possible alone. The more minds that come together to form a master mind, the more powerful the one mind gets. It's exponential.
All this happens at an energetic, subconscious, and superconscious level that we're not even necessarily aware of. You've probably experienced this before where you're hanging out with a good friend (natural harmony), and you always seems to have fresh ideas pop up when around them. Or whenever you're in the presence of a really calm person, you naturally start feeling calmer as well.
How To Form a Master Mind
According to Napoleon Hill in his book “The Law of Success in 16 Lessons”, he says a ‘Master Mind may be developed by a friendly alliance, in a spirit of harmony of purpose, between two or more minds.'
So the first step is a “friendly alliance” which basically means a common understanding, relationship, or connection between two or more people.
The next part of the equation is that these people need to have a common harmonious purpose in which to energetically vibrate together as one unit (“master mind”). Without these two things, a master mind cannot form and the great potential of such a phenomenon will not be achieved.
When you form a master mind, it allows all of the individual minds to access a much deeper and richer reservior of knowledge and realisations than they could each do on their own. With that power, each person can easily find solutions to their biggest challenges and come up with creative ideas that most people never have a chance to imagine in their own minds.
Do you now see how important it is to form your own master mind of people who are where you want to be? It's absolutely critical to success, otherwise, if you are hanging around others who aren't necessarily the healthiest for you, your life will be affected in a negative way.