Affirmations work as the seeds for planting thoughts and desires in the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind works creatively and with great persistence, it makes those wishes come true. There are several techniques that help you to control your own thoughts thus mastering your own destiny.
“It is a psychological law that whatever we desire to accomplish we must impress upon the subjective or subconscious mind.” – Orson Swett Marden
If you were building a new home for yourself and your family, then you would be intensely interested in the blueprint for the home. You would see to it that the builders conformed to the blueprint. You would watch and select the best raw material like concrete, brick, wood, steel, etc. What about your mental home and your mental blueprint for happiness and abundance? All your experiences and everything that enters into your life depend upon the nature of the mental building blocks, that you use in the construction of your mental home.
If your blueprint is full of mental patterns of fear, worry, anxiety, or lack, then the texture of the mental material you are weaving into your mind will come forth as more toil, care, tension, anxiety, and limitation of all kinds. The most fundamental activity in life is that which you build into your mind every waking hour. Your word is silent and invisible; nevertheless, it is real. You are building your mental home all the time, and your thought and mental imagery represent your blueprint. Hour by hour, moment by moment, you can build radiant health, success, and happiness by the thoughts you think, the ideas which you harbor, the beliefs that you accept, and the scenes that you rehearse in the hidden studio of your mind.
Build your new reality silently by realizing peace, harmony, joy, abundance, and goodwill in the present moment. By dwelling upon these things and claiming them, your subconscious will accept this new blueprint and bring all these things to pass.
We can use the below techniques to implant thoughts, ideas in our subconscious mind (Inspired from ‘52 Weekly Affirmations: Techniques to Unleash the Power of Your Subconscious Mind’ by Joseph Murphy)-
Technique#1 Scientific Prayer
Prayer is the formulation of an idea concerning something you wish to accomplish. It is the soul’s sincere desire. Your desire is your prayer. It comes out of your deepest needs and it reveals the things you want in life. Hunger and thirst are prayers that are fulfilled on a daily basis, several times a day for billions of people. You can also hunger and thirst for peace, harmony, health, wealth, joy, and other blessings of life and have these prayers fulfilled.
Scientific prayer involves thinking of what you want, what you desire. The term “science” means knowledge that is coordinated, arranged and systematized. To pray scientifically, you must form a clear mental image (coordinated, arranged, and systematized) as you make your request.
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Matthew 7:7. Here you are told that you shall receive that for which you ask. It shall be opened to you when you knock, and you shall find that for which you are searching. This teaching implies the definiteness of mental and spiritual laws. There is always a direct response from the Infinite Intelligence of your subconscious mind to your conscious thinking. If you ask for bread, you will not receive a stone.
You must ask believing if you are to receive. Your mind moves from the thought to the thing. Unless there is first an image in the mind, it cannot move, for there would be nothing for it to move toward. Your prayer, which is your mental act must be accepted as an image in your mind before the power from your subconscious will play upon it and make it productive. You must reach a point of acceptance in your mind, an unqualified and undisputed state of agreement. This contemplation should be accompanied by a feeling of joy and restfulness in foreseeing the certain accomplishment of your desire.
The sound basis for the art and science of true prayer is your knowledge and complete confidence that the movement of your conscious mind will gain a definite response from your subconscious mind, which is one with boundless wisdom and infinite power. By following this procedure, your prayers will be answered.
Technique#2 The Visualization
The easiest and most obvious way to formulate an idea is to visualize it, to see it in your mind’s eye as vividly as if it were alive. You can see with the naked eye only what already exists in the external world; in a similar way, that which you can visualize in your mind’s eye already exists in the invisible realms of your mind. Any picture you have in your mind is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. What you form in your imagination is as real as any part of your body. The idea and the thought are real and will one day appear in your objective world if you are faithful to your mental image. This process of thinking forms impressions in your mind; these impressions in turn become manifested as facts and experiences in your life.
The builder visualizes the type of building he wants; he sees it as he desires it to be completed. His imagery and thought processes become a plastic mold from which the building will emerge—a beautiful or an ugly one, a skyscraper or a very low one. His mental imagery is projected as it is drawn on paper. Eventually, the contractor and his workers gather the essential materials, and the building progresses until it stands finished, conforming perfectly to the mental patterns of the architect.
Technique#3 The Mental Movie
The Chinese say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” William James, the father of American psychology, stressed the fact that the subconscious mind will bring to pass any picture held in the mind and backed by faith. Act as though I am, and I will be.
Joseph Murphy shared his own experience “A number of years ago I was in the Midwest lecturing in several states, and I desired to have a permanent location in the general area from which I could serve those who desired help. I traveled far, but the desire did not leave my mind. One evening, while in a hotel in Spokane, Washington, I relaxed completely on a couch, immobilized my attention, and in a quiet, passive manner imagined that I was talking to a large audience, saying in effect, “I am glad to be here; I have prayed for the ideal opportunity.”
And I saw in my mind’s eye the imaginary audience, and I felt the reality of it all. I played the role of the actor, dramatized this mental movie, and felt satisfied that this picture was being conveyed to my subconscious mind, which would bring it to pass in its own way. The next morning, on awakening, I felt a great sense of peace and satisfaction, and in a few days’ time I received a telegram asking me to take over an organization in the Midwest, which I did, and I enjoyed it immensely for several years. The method outlined here appeals to many who have described it as “the mental movie method.”
Use it to Sale Property at Your Desired Price
People are using this technique to sell their property at their desired price and get wonderful results.
This is how it works – First, they need to satisfy themselves in their own mind with the right price for their property. Then, the Infinite Intelligence is attracting to them the buyer who really wants to have the property and who will love it and prosper in it. After having done this, they quiet their mind, relax, let go, and get into a drowsy, sleepy state, which reduces all mental effort to a minimum. Then, they are to picture the check in their hands, rejoice in the check, give thanks for the check, and go off to sleep feeling the naturalness of the whole mental movie created in their own mind.
They must act as though it were an objective reality, and the subconscious mind will take it as an impression, and through the deeper currents of the mind, the buyer and the seller are brought together. A mental picture held in the mind, backed by faith, will come to pass.