With your subconscious mind power, you can bring into your life more power, more wealth, more health, more happiness, and more joy. This power is already available inside you. But, you want to learn how to use it; you want to understand it so that you can apply it in all departments of your life. Within your subconscious depths lie infinite wisdom, infinite power, and an infinite supply of all that is necessary, which is waiting for development and expression. Begin now to recognize these potentialities of your deeper mind and they will take form in the world without. The Infinite Intelligence within your subconscious mind can reveal to you everything you need to know at every moment of time and point of space provided you are open-minded and receptive.
Working Basis is the Key
Substantial progress in any field of endeavor is impossible in the absence of a working basis, which is universal in its application. You can become skilled in the operation of your subconscious mind.
You can practice its powers with a certainty of results in exact proportion to your knowledge of its principles and to your application of them for definite, specific purposes and goals you wish to achieve.
In chemistry, if you combine hydrogen and oxygen in the proportions of two atoms of the former to one of the latter, water will be the result. You are very familiar with the fact that one atom of oxygen and one atom of carbon will produce carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas. But, if you add another atom of oxygen, you will get carbon dioxide, a harmless gas.
You must not think that the principles of chemistry, physics, and mathematics differ from the principles of your subconscious mind. Let us consider a generally accepted principle: “Matter expands when heated.” This is true everywhere, at any time, and under all circumstances. You can heat a piece of steel and it will expand regardless of whether the steel is found in China, England, or India. It is a universal truth that matter expands when heated.
Subconscious Mind Principle
It is also a universal truth that whatever you impress on your subconscious mind is expressed on the screen of space as condition, experience, and event. For example, the principle of electricity is that it works from a higher to a lower potential. You do not change the principle of electricity when you use it, but by cooperating with nature, you can bring forth marvelous inventions and discoveries which bless humanity in countless ways.
Your subconscious mind is a principle and works according to the law of belief. The law of your mind is the law of belief. This means to believe in the way your mind works, to believe in belief itself. All your experiences, events, conditions, and acts are the reactions of your subconscious mind to your thoughts.
Remember, it is not the thing believed in, but the belief in your own mind, which brings about the result. Stop believing in the false beliefs, opinions, scarcity, superstitions, and fears of mankind.
Begin to believe in the eternal verities and truths of life, which never change. Then, you will move onward, upward, and Godward. Whoever applies the principles of the subconscious mind, will be able to pray scientifically and effectively for himself and for others. Your prayer is answered according to the universal law of action and reaction. The reaction is the response from your subconscious mind, which corresponds with the nature of your thought.
Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace, and goodwill, and wonders will happen in your life.
Who is the captain of life?
The following illustration will help you to understand the difference between your conscious mind and your subconscious mind: The conscious mind is like the navigator or captain at the bridge of a ship. He directs the ship and signals orders to men in the engine room, who in turn control all the boilers, instruments, gauges, etc.
The men in the engine room do not know where they are going; they follow orders. They would go on the rocks if the man in the bridge issued faulty or wrong instructions based on his findings with the compass, sextant, or other instruments. The men in the engine room obey him because he is in charge and issue orders, which are automatically obeyed. Members of the crew do not talk back to the captain, they simply carry out orders. The captain is the master of his ship and his decrees are carried out.
Likewise, your conscious mind is the captain and the master of your ship, which represents your body, environment, and all your affairs. Your subconscious mind takes the orders you give it based upon what your conscious mind believes and accepts as true.
When you repeatedly say to people, “I can’t afford it,” then your subconscious mind takes you at your word and sees to it that you will not be in a position to purchase what you want. As long as you persist in saying, “I can’t afford that car, that trip to Europe, that home, that dress, that gadget” you can rest assured that your subconscious mind will follow your orders and you will go through life experiencing the lack of all these things.
Real Life Experiences of Subconscious Mind
Last Christmas Eve a beautiful young university student looked at an attractive and rather expensive traveling bag in a store window. She was going home to Buffalo, New York, for the holidays. She was about to say, “I can’t afford that bag,” when she recalled something she had heard at one of Joseph Murphy’s lectures, which was, “Never finish a negative statement, reverse it immediately, and wonders will happen in your life.”
That Student said, “That bag is mine. It is for sale. I accept it mentally and my subconscious sees to it that I received it.” At eight o’clock on Christmas Eve, her fiance presented her with a bag exactly the same as the one she had looked at and mentally identified herself with at ten o’clock the same morning.
She had filled her mind with the thought of expectancy and released the whole thing to her deeper mind which has the “know-how” of accomplishment. This young girl, a student at the University of Southern California, said to me, “I didn’t have the money to buy that bag, but now I know where to find money and all the things I need, and that is in the treasure house of eternity within me.”
Another simply illustration is this: When you say, “I do not like mushrooms,” and the occasion subsequently comes that you are served mushrooms in sauces or salads, you will get indigestion because your subconscious mind says to you, “The boss (your conscious mind) does not like mushrooms.” This is an amusing example of the outstanding differences and modes of operation of your conscious and subconscious minds.
A woman may say, “I wake up at three o’clock if I drink coffee at night.” Whenever she drinks coffee at night, her subconscious mind nudges her, as if to say, “The boss wants you to stay awake tonight.” Your subconscious mind works twenty-four hours a day and makes provisions for your benefit, pouring all the fruit of your habitual thinking into your lap.
“Achieving goals is a creative process. The first step in the creation of your primary goal takes place in your conscious mind. Through the aid of your senses and/or your imagination, you must form a very clear, concise image of yourself already in possession of your goal.”-Bob Proctor