Without us plugging into to them, thoughts have no power on their own.
And then even when we do plug into them, there a certain laws to manifestation, and the law of attraction is not simply a direct translation of our mind.
If that were the case, every child that feared a monster was under their bed at night, would have been eaten already.
Thoughts can create conflict and reality, only when we give them the energy of our consciousness; of our interest and our belief.
If we can see a thought as just that, a thought, then we can flick it off, like a flea, before it has any chance to bite.
Send it back whence it came. From the ether, back to the ether. Let the collective mind swallow it up again. It doesn’t even need to belong to us.