Summary-The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Joseph Murphy

Summary-The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Joseph Murphy


Here is a summary of the key ideas in the book:

  • Your habitual thinking and mental imagery shape your destiny. The thoughts and images in your subconscious mind create your reality.

  • The subconscious mind controls all your vital functions and maintains your heartbeat, digestion, respiration, etc. It created you and can heal you. You can solve problems, overcome challenges, and achieve success and prosperity using your subconscious mind.

  • The subconscious mind responds to your habitual thinking and beliefs. It does not judge or discriminate. It simply accepts whatever thoughts and images you impress upon it. So you must carefully choose the thoughts and ideas you instill in your subconscious mind.

  • Prayer works because of the power of belief and mental acceptance, not because of any particular religion or deity. The subconscious mind responds to all prayers and thoughts. The key is to have a clear and vivid picture of your desire.

  • Desire is prayer. A strong desire for health, success, abundance, etc. impresses itself upon the subconscious mind and finds expression. But it would help if you had a methodology to clearly define your desires and impress them on your subconscious mind.

  • There is one universal mind common to all people that operates through the subconscious mind in each individual. You can achieve more incredible things by tapping into the universal subconscious mind.

  • Releasing the miracle-working power of your subconscious mind will help solve your problems, promote emotional and physical healing, and lead you to success and prosperity by aligning you with the infinite power of the universal subconscious mind.

The techniques discussed in the book revolve around visualization, mental imagery, belief, and desire. By harnessing the power of your mind, you can achieve your goals and live the life of your dreams. The power lies within you, in your subconscious mind.

  • Your subconscious mind is the eternal storehouse of memory. It has access to infinite wisdom and knowledge. You have a treasure house within you.

  • Your conscious mind chooses what enters the subconscious mind. You have the power to choose good, uplifting, and success-producing thoughts.

  • The subconscious mind cannot argue or disagree. It accepts your conscious beliefs and impressions as accurate. It does not question or analyze them.

  • Your subconscious mind controls all your body's vital processes and knows the answer to all problems. It can heal and restore you to perfect balance and health.

  • The tendency of your subconscious mind is always lifeward. Its goal is maintaining, preserving, and promoting the individual's life. It directs all your vital functions.

  • You can use your subconscious mind to succeed in business, acquire wealth, overcome problems, and achieve happiness and harmony in marriage.

  • You can program your subconscious mind to overcome fears and break bad habits. You have the power to accomplish what you will to do.

  • You stay young by thinking young. Your subconscious mind does not grow old. You can renew your mind and body through positive thinking.

  • The power of forgiveness releases you from the past and opens the door to a beautiful future. Forgive yourself and others.

  • Sleep State: Your subconscious mind never sleeps. It works all the time for you. Solve problems before sleep, and the answer will come to you. The nature of your habitual contemplation in the sleep state determines your destiny.

  • You must choose happiness. Happiness comes from within. Your environment is secondary. Have a peaceful mind and a heart full of joy.

•Your mind is powerful and contains infinite intelligence and wisdom. Tap into the power within you.

•There are two parts of your mind: the conscious and the subconscious. The subconscious mind holds infinite power and wisdom. Learn to access it.

•Your mind works through the law of belief. What you believe and impress upon your subconscious mind is expressed in your life experiences. Change your thoughts and life will change.

•Feed your subconscious mind positive and empowering thoughts and beliefs. It will respond by creating positive and empowering experiences and events.

•Do not be limited by false beliefs and fears. Learn the truths about yourself and the infinite power within you. Thinking correctly and having the correct opinions opens you up to wealth, health, and joy.

•The power within you can heal, inspire, provide unlimited abundance and guide you to your true purpose. Learn to tap into this power by correctly using your conscious and subconscious mind.

•Your mind works on the principle of action and reaction. Thoughts are actions that elicit a response from your subconscious mind. The reaction corresponds to the nature of your thoughts. Think good, positive thoughts and your life will reflect that.

•You must cooperate with the laws of your subconscious mind. Understand how it works and think in a way that is in harmony with its principles. In that way, you gain access to its infinite powers.

•Wake up to the gold mine within you and learn to draw upon its riches. All the power, wisdom and abundance you need is within you. Develop and express it.

That covers the essence and critical lessons from your summary on tapping into the power within you through the use of your mind..

Here's a summary:

  • Your subconscious mind is mighty and governs your life experiences. It responds to your conscious thoughts and beliefs.

  • If you fill your mind with positive, peaceful thoughts, your subconscious will respond by creating harmonious conditions and sound experiences in your life.

  • You can harness the power of your subconscious mind by controlling your thoughts. Your conscious and subconscious minds work together to shape your reality.

  • Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. Your thoughts, feelings, and mental images are the creative forces that shape your life circumstances.

  • Understanding how your conscious and subconscious minds interact gives you the power to improve your whole life. It would help to change your thoughts and beliefs to change your conditions.

  • Many successful people understand the immense power of the subconscious mind. Even when facing obstacles or setbacks, they can tap into their power.

  • Your subconscious mind works constantly and actualizes whatever thoughts you habitually think.

  • Examples show how people were able to achieve seemingly impossible outcomes through tapping into the power of the subconscious mind, by using visualization, repetition, faith and expectancy.

  • Your subconscious mind has infinite wisdom and resources. It can attract the means to fulfill your desires when you convey them through repetition, faith and expectancy.

  • Summary points: 1) Look within to find solutions and achieve your desires. 2) Great people throughout history have harnessed the power of their subconscious. 3) Your subconscious knows the answers and can solve all problems. 4) Your subconscious builds your body and can heal you. 5) Think only of what is good and your subconscious will respond.

The key ideas are that you have immense untapped power within you, and you can consciously utilize your subconscious mind to shape your life in extraordinary ways, through choosing and focusing your thoughts.

  1. Your mind has two levels: conscious (rational) and subconscious (irrational).

  2. Your conscious mind is the reasoning mind. It chooses and makes decisions. Your subconscious mind is the seat of emotion and creativity. It creates according to the thoughts you habitually think.

  3. Once your subconscious mind accepts an idea, it works to execute it. It works by associating ideas and using all your knowledge and experiences to achieve its goal.

  4. Your subconscious mind does not reason or argue. It accepts what you consciously believe as truth and acts on it. It will get false ideas as readily as good ones.

  5. Experiments show that people in a hypnotic state will act out any suggestion given to them by the hypnotist, demonstrating the power of the subconscious mind to accept ideas without discernment.

  6. Your conscious mind is also called the objective mind because it deals with the outside world through your five senses. Your subconscious mind is also called the subjective mind. It perceives in a way that is separate from your feelings through intuition and non-physical means.

  7. Your subconscious mind cannot reason but relies on the habitual thoughts you've had, even if they are wrong or harmful. To overcome negative patterns, conscious repetition of constructive new ideas will change subconscious patterns.

  8. Your conscious mind is like a "watchman at the gate" to protect your subconscious mind from negative impressions and false ideas. But once an idea gets into the subconscious mind, it works to bring that idea into your experience.

  9. Suggestion is compelling in influencing the subconscious mind. Whether the suggestions come from yourself or others, your subconscious will work to make them your reality. Control the tips you allow into your mind.

The primary keys are that we must guard our minds carefully, be discerning about the ideas we allow, and consciously work to retrain our subconscious thought patterns by repeating positive, constructive thoughts. Our experiences follow the workings of the mind, so we shape our lives by using the power of thinking. Understanding the relationship between the conscious and subconscious mind gives us the tools to transform our lives for the better.

Here is a summary of the fundamental laws of mind based on the excerpt:

  1. Your subconscious mind is amenable to suggestions. It does not reason or thinks critically. It simply accepts what your conscious mind tells it.

  2. Your subconscious mind reacts to the impressions given to it by your conscious mind. It does not prefer one suggestion over another. It will accept whatever tips you provide to it.

  3. Different people will react differently to the same suggestion based on their beliefs and conditioning. Your reaction to a request depends on your internal assumptions and beliefs.

  4. A suggestion cannot impose something on your subconscious mind against the will of your conscious mind. You have the power to reject requests. Your aware mind rules over your subconscious mind.

  5. The power of a suggestion depends on whether you accept it mentally. If you get a request, your subconscious mind will bring it into reality. If you reject an offer, it will have no power.

  6. Autosuggestion means giving suggestions to yourself. It can be used to overcome fears, improve your memory, develop a better temperament, and more. Repeating positive autosuggestions can recondition your mind.

  7. Heterosuggestion refers to suggestions from other people. It can be either constructive or destructive. It is essential to reject negative heterosuggestions to avoid their damaging effects. It would help if you actively counteracted negative suggestions with positive autosuggestions.

  8. We have all received many negative heterosuggestions since childhood that can negatively impact our behavior and habits. Autosuggestion is a way to release yourself from negative verbal conditioning and recondition your mind.

  9. You can reject negative suggestions from the media and other external sources by providing positive autosuggestions to your subconscious mind. Protect your mind from fear and anxiety by choosing constructive thoughts.

The excerpt covers the primary laws and ideas of suggestion, autosuggestion, and heterosuggestion. Please let me know if you want me to clarify or expand on any summary part.

Here is a summary of the key points:

  1. Heterosuggestion: The suggestions and statements of others have no power over you unless you accept them mentally. Your subconscious mind responds to what you think.

  2. Your subconscious mind is impersonal and non-judgmental. It does not argue with you or tell you that you "must not" impress it with negative thoughts. It is up to you to guard your mind and feed it the right ideas and imagery.

  3. Your mind works like a syllogism: a central premise leading to a conclusion. What you assume and believe to be true in your conscious mind is accepted by your subconscious mind, which then responds accordingly. Choose your assumptions and beliefs wisely.

  4. Your subconscious mind solves problems and reveals answers when you positively affirm that it knows the answers and responds to you. Relax your mind and maintain an attitude of trust and expectancy.

  5. You have free will and the power of choice. You can choose positive or negative thoughts. Choose wisely, as your choices shape your destiny.

  6. Think good, and good follows. Think evil, and evil follows. You attract what you think about.

  7. Watch your speech. Your subconscious mind does not distinguish between jokes and reality. Speak only of what you want to manifest.

  8. Never say "I can't." Say instead, "I can do all things through the power of my subconscious mind."

  9. Your mind is not evil. How you use its powers depends on you. Use your mind to bless, heal and inspire.

  10. You control your own thoughts and destiny. Do not give that power away to others or to circumstances. Choose your own thoughts and make your own decisions.

  11. Assume the best and expect the best. Your subconscious mind will make it manifest. Believe in good fortune, right action, and all the blessings of life.

  • Your subconscious mind controls all your body's vital functions and knows the answer to all problems.

  • Your subconscious mind never sleeps and is always working. You can tap into its power by giving it specific instructions before sleep.

  • Your subconscious mind is the source of your ideals, aspirations, and altruistic urges. It has inspired people like Shakespeare, Phidias, Raphael, and Beethoven.

  • In the 19th century, Dr. James Esdaille performed over 400 surgeries in India using only hypnosis as anesthesia. He suggested to patients that no infections would develop, and few did. This shows the power of the subconscious mind.

  • Whatever thoughts or beliefs you impress on your subconscious mind, you will experience them as events and circumstances. Your thoughts become your reality.

  • The subconscious cannot argue or question. It expresses what the conscious mind impresses on it. That is why you must feed it with positive and constructive thoughts.

  • The key to health and happiness is harmony between the conscious and subconscious minds. Discord and frustration come from unfulfilled desires.

  • Your life reflects the idea you have of yourself. Your health, finances, relationships, etc. represent what you have impressed on your subconscious mind. You can change your life by changing these impressions.

  • Negativity injures you by entering your subconscious. You can overcome past negativity by feeding your mind life-giving thoughts.

  • The author cites an example of healing a skin malignancy through reprogramming his subconscious mind to know that it created his body and can heal it. He prayed, impressed his subconscious with health, and was healed.

In summary, your subconscious mind is mighty and can heal, guide, and inspire you. You tap into this power through your thoughts and beliefs. You can transform your life uniquely by keeping your conscious and subconscious minds in harmony and feeding the latter positive impressions.

• Your subconscious mind controls all your body functions without your conscious mind's help. It works ceaselessly day and night to ensure your body functions properly.

• Your subconscious seeks to preserve your life and restore you to health. It causes you to love your children and neutralizes any poisons you may ingest. If you completely trusted its power, it would restore you to health.

• To get your subconscious mind to work for you, realize it is always active and responsible for building your body. Consciously choose thoughts based on positivity and truth. Your subconscious will then manifest those thoughts.

• The subconscious can restore even "dead" parts of the body. Madame Bire's optic nerves were healed at Lourdes even though doctors said they were useless. Her belief in being healed activated her subconscious power.

• To convey the idea of perfect health to your subconscious and relax your body and mind. Then affirm that God's perfection is expressed through you, and the picture of excellent health fills your subconscious. Repeat imagery of yourself in perfect health.

• A minister healed his lung cancer by imagining himself in perfect health. Repeatedly picturing this impressioned of the idea in his subconscious, which then recreated his body in line with that image.

• Your thoughts are actions that elicit an automatic reaction from your subconscious. Monitor your thoughts carefully.

• Dwelling on obstacles and problems causes your subconscious to respond in kind. Affirm your belief that your desire is being fulfilled to dissolve conflicts.

• Anxiety and fear can interfere with your body's functions. Feed your subconscious thoughts of harmony and health to restore normal functioning.

• Expect the best, and your subconscious will reproduce those thoughts. Imagine the solution to your problems and feel the thrill of success. Your subconscious will work to make it a reality.

Here's a summary:

  • Throughout history, people have believed in the existence of a higher healing power that could be invoked through certain rituals and ceremonies.

  • Early healing practices involved supplications to God, laying of hands, incantations, amulets, etc. The priests and holy men were thought to have healing powers given by God.

  • Unofficial healers have often achieved results where mainstream medicine failed. Their methods were based on the belief and imagination of the patient, which accessed the healing power of the subconscious mind.

  • The Bible recommends believing you have already received what you desire to achieve it. This taps into the creative power of thought and the subconscious mind. Faith and belief are critical.

  • Examples from the Bible include Jesus healing the blind men according to their faith and commanding unclean spirits with authority and power.

  • Miraculous healings have also occurred at shrines and temples worldwide, demonstrating the power of faith and belief. Two examples are a young girl who regained her voice and a man who was healed of tuberculosis by believing in a splinter of wood from the "true cross."

  • Though the methods differ, all healing schools tap into the subconscious mind and the power of faith. There is one universal healing principle.

In summary, the key ideas are:

  1. There is a universal healing power that people throughout history have accessed through belief and imagination.

  2. This healing power resides in the subconscious mind.

  3. Rituals, ceremonies, and other methods are meant to harness the mind's belief and tap into this healing power.

  4. Faith and belief are the mechanisms through which healing is achieved. According to the Bible, believing you already have what you desire leads to actualizing it.

Here is a summary of the key points:

  1. The healing power is in your own subconscious mind.

  2. Faith activates the healing power of the subconscious mind. Have faith and expectancy that you will get well.

  3. What you conceive in your mind, you can achieve. Believe in the reality of your idea, and it will manifest.

  4. Your health, beauty, and perfection knowledge can heal others by changing their subconscious patterns.

  5. Miraculous healings are due to imagination and blind faith activating the subconscious mind's healing power.

  6. All disease originates in the mind. The body manifests what the mind believes.

  7. The body reveals what the mind feels and believes. Change your mind, and you can change your body.

  8. Remove the mental blocks to healing by affirming health, harmony, and wholeness. They Poured into the subconscious mind.

  9. The life principle will flow through any body organ or part with an open mental and emotional receptivity channel.

  10. Your own subconscious mind hypnotizes you based on your beliefs, impressions, and suggestions. Change these, and you change your mind and body.

The key idea is that your subconscious mind has enormous healing and creative power, which is activated by your conscious beliefs, imaginations, impressions, faith, and expectancy. It would help if you changed your mind to change your body and life experiences. Your body reflects what your mind believes and feels at the subconscious level. By pouring in positive thoughts, impressions, and suggestions, you activate the healing potential and open the flow of the life power in your body and mind.

  1. Symptoms of any disease can be induced in a person through hypnotic suggestion. This shows the power of a person's thoughts and beliefs.

  2. There is only one healing process - faith. There is only one healing power - your subconscious mind.

  3. Whether the object of your faith is real or imagined, you will experience results. Your subconscious mind responds to your thoughts and beliefs. View faith as a thought in your mind.

  4. No one directly heals another person. Doctors, psychologists, and others help remove mental and physical blocks so a person's innate healing ability can function. The one healing power goes by many names - Nature, Life, God, Creative Intelligence, and the subconscious mind.

  5. The healing power within each person can heal the mind and body of all diseases when adequately directed. This power operates in all people regardless of beliefs or backgrounds.

  6. The modern mental healing approach is based on the idea that the subconscious mind responds to a person's beliefs and faith. Practitioners relax, let go of distractions and direct the subconscious mind through visualization and belief.

  7. There is only one universal healing principle in everything - animals, plants, minerals, etc. In humans, it operates through faith. According to your faith, so shall it be.

  8. Beliefs are thoughts in your mind that direct the power of your subconscious. The Bible refers to belief itself, not belief in any particular ritual, person, or formula. Your experiences reflect your beliefs.

  9. Prayer therapy combines the conscious and subconscious mind, directed at a specific purpose. You consciously choose an idea, feel its reality and convey it to the subconscious, trusting in the healing. With practice, the conscious and subconscious unite to release healing power.

  10. "Faith healing" refers to healing without understanding the underlying mechanisms. It relies on blind belief in a particular healer, method, or theory. Any technique that moves someone from fear to faith and expectation can heal. But there are many theories and practices, none of which is definitively correct.

  11. Examples of blind faith healing include Franz Mesmer's "animal magnetism" healing, which we now attribute to the placebo effect and imagination. While Mesmer achieved results, there needed to be evidence for his theory of magnetic fluids. Subjective, or subconscious, faith refers to controlling your subconscious mind through your conscious thoughts and beliefs. Ceasing opposition to an idea, religion, or theory can allow subjective faith to exert its effects.

The body's healing requires the cooperation of the conscious and subconscious mind. However, the subconscious mind can be receptive to healing suggestions when the conscious mind is relaxed and passive.

A person received healing through a minister even though he did not consciously believe the minister's suggestions. This is because, in a relaxed, passive state, his subconscious mind accepted the requests, and the two subjective reasons were able to connect.

Absent healing works because there is a universal mind that connects us all. When you pray for someone far away, your mind projects health and images onto the universal subconscious, manifesting through the other person.

Releasing the power of the subconscious mind requires avoiding speaking of ailments and illnesses. Give the subconscious mind positive images before sleep, and its kinetic energy will continue working throughout rest.

Practical techniques for mental healing and prayer include: 1. Learning that your thoughts and beliefs create your reality 2. Develop a plan to convey requests to your subconscious mind 3. Imagining the end result you desire 4. Choosing positive and life-affirming beliefs 5. Focusing on noble thoughts which grow into noble acts 6. Using the power of prayer and affirming what you want 7. Having faith in the power of your mind to heal 8. Praying for others through visualization of their health and wholeness

To make prayers effective, use techniques to impregnate the subconscious mind: - Enter a relaxed, meditative state - Repeat an idea, prayer, or affirmation steadily with feeling - Concentrate attention on the idea without tension or effort - Imagine the prayer being carried out and feel its fulfillment - Give thanks for the answered prayer

  • Enter a reverie-like state where your mind is relaxed and receptive.

  • Know that in your deeper mind are infinite intelligence and infinite power.

  • Calmly visualize what you want; see it unfolding.

  • Have a simple and naive belief, like the girl who kept saying her cough was passing.

  • Your subconscious will accept the mental blueprint or picture you give it.

  • You are constantly building your mental home through your thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and mental rehearsals.

  • Change your blueprint to one of peace, joy, and goodwill. Your subconscious will bring it into being.

  • The science of true prayer is the knowledge of the mind's workings and its response to your thoughts.

  • Ask, believe, and receive. Your prayer or mental vision must be accepted in your mind for the power of your subconscious to act on it.

  • Reach a point of faith and acceptance. Know your subconscious will respond to your conscious mind.

  • Visualization: See what you want in your mind's eye as if accurate. Your mental image will emerge into the real world.

  • The builder first envisions the building. You can only see what already exists in your mind. Your mental imagery projects the outcome.

  • Use visualization before any endeavor to impress your subconscious. See people as radiant, happy, and healed. Hear them proclaiming it. Release the vision.

  • The mental movie method: A vivid picture acted out in your mind will be brought into being by your subconscious.

  • Act as if it is so now and it will be. See the end result and feel the naturalness of it. Your subconscious will make it happen.

  • The Baudoin technique: Enter an exhausted state. Condense your idea into a brief phrase. Repeat it to impregnate your subconscious.

  • A woman used the Baudoin technique to help resolve a dispute over an inheritance from her husband.

  • She relaxed, entered a sleepy state, and repeated the phrase "It is finished in Divine Order" for ten nights.

  • On the 11th day, the dispute was resolved harmoniously.

  • Entering a sleepy state reduces effort and makes the subconscious mind receptive. Repeating an affirmation in this state helps it to be accepted by the subconscious.

  • The "Thank You" technique involves repeating "Thank you, [God/Father/Universe]" with gratitude, faith, and joy for the desired outcome. This lifts the mind to acceptance and helps overcome negative thoughts.

  • A man used this technique for three weeks to find a job and receive money. He was then hired by a former employer and given a loan.

  • The power of an affirmation comes from understanding the underlying truth. It does not change reality but helps rearrange incorrect subconscious patterns to align with reality.

  • The author used the affirmative method from a distance to help heal his sister. He affirmed statements of her perfection, wholeness, healing, and openness to healing. After two weeks, examinations showed she had recovered.

  • Affirming is stating something is so now, regardless of evidence. Repeat it until the subconscious accepts it.

  • The argumentative method argues against the disease and false beliefs, convincing the person that the sickness comes from wrong thought patterns, not external causes. It argues that the subconscious can and is now healing the body.

  • The absolute method involves contemplating God and His qualities to generate healing. This can produce results like dissolving illness and restoring health. This method's successes include recovery by Phineas Quimby, including helping a disabled woman walk again.

  • The decree method involves stating what you want with the confidence that it shall be so. This method taps into the power that moves the world to fulfill your desires. An example is a woman using this method to make an unwanted suitor disappear from her life.

  • There are suggestions for using mental science and the subconscious mind for health, success, and prosperity. This includes picturing your desires, avoiding effort, being grateful, and affirming what you want.

  • The subconscious mind is life-giving, controlling body functions, and a source of inspiration. It speaks through intuitions and urges that encourage progress and greatness. Examples are invalids performing feats of endurance in emergencies and artists getting ideas from their subconscious minds. The subconscious can bring solutions, like stories, serially.

In summary, the absolute and decree methods tap into a higher power that can be directed toward healing, prosperity, and progress. The subconscious mind is a source of inspiration, vitality, and solutions that people can learn to access for a better life. Faith and the right mental approach are crucial to achieving results with these methods.

  • The conscious mind grasps ideas and relays them to the subconscious mind, which handles them and manifests them in the body.

  • The subconscious mind controls the functions of the body. It works constantly to maintain health and life.

  • Negative thoughts and beliefs that become ingrained in the subconscious mind can lead to health issues and disease. Positive health, harmony, and life reviews can help restore normal conditions.

  • It is normal and natural to be healthy. The disease is abnormal and indicates the mind is operating against the flow of life.

  • Healing requires allowing the vital forces of the subconscious mind to flow freely through the body. This can be achieved by replacing negative thoughts with positive affirmations.

  • Faith and expectancy in the power of the subconscious mind to heal can lead to remarkable recoveries from disease, as shown in the examples of Frederick Elias Andrews recovering from Pott's disease and the young man who healed his eyes.

  • Repeatedly impressing ideas on the subconscious mind through faith and expectancy can lead the subconscious to manifest those ideas in the body. The subconscious made the body and can heal the body.

In summary, the key points are that the subconscious mind maintains health and the body, negative beliefs can cause disease, positive thoughts and faith in the subconscious mind's ability to heal can restore health, and repeatedly impressing ideas on the subconscious through faith and repetition can lead to healing.

Here's a summary:

  1. Your subconscious mind controls your body and its functions. Negative thoughts can interfere with its health-giving abilities.

  2. Ask your subconscious mind to solve a problem before sleep, and it will find an answer.

  3. Your thoughts create your reality. Whatever ideas you accept as valid are manifested in your life.

  4. You can change yourself by giving your subconscious mind a new blueprint to follow.

  5. Your body regenerates itself every 11 months. You can change your body by changing your thoughts.

  6. It is normal to be healthy. The illness is abnormal. Your body naturally tends toward health and harmony.

  7. Negative thoughts like fear, worry, and anxiety damage your health.

  8. What you consciously affirm and feel to be true will be made manifest in your life. Affirm the positive and enjoy life.

  9. To succeed, you need confidence and little effort. Your subconscious mind responds to belief, not force.

  10. Relax and picture the end result. Let your subconscious work out the details. Trying too hard fails.

  11. Use your imagination, not willpower. See yourself as already healed or solved.

  12. Prayers succeed when your imagination and desire agree. The mental effort fails.

  13. The best times to communicate with your subconscious are just before sleep when your mind is relaxed.

  • Imagining the feeling of your desire being fulfilled leads to its realization. Your subconscious mind brings about what you imagine and feel to be true.

  • Controlled imagination and feeling are essential. A woman imagined conversations with her lawyer about a harmonious settlement to her lawsuit. This led to an actual payment in her favor.

  • Let your thoughts and feelings be constructive and uplifting. Your subconscious mind will respond accordingly.

  • Relax your mind and do not exert too much effort. Accept an idea, and your subconscious will execute it.

  • Do not worry about bodily functions. Have faith in your subconscious mind.

  • Your imagination is powerful. Imagine what is good, and it will come to be. You become what you imagine.

  • In a sleepy, drowsy state, imagine your desire fulfilled repeatedly. This avoids conflict between your conscious and subconscious mind.

  • To build wealth consciousness, repeat "Wealth" and "Success" to yourself a few times daily. Dwell on the idea of wealth and its inner power. This leads to the manifestation of wealth.

  • Merely saying "I am wealthy" or "I am prosperous" often fails because you feel it is untrue. This conflicts with your subconscious impression.

  • A better approach is saying, "By day and night, I am being prospered in all my interests." This does not arouse inner conflict.

  • Avoid negative or fearful statements like "There is not enough" or "I will lose the house." These are like signing a blank check for adverse conditions.

  • Deposit thoughts of prosperity, success, and wealth into your subconscious daily. Your subconscious multiplies what you deposit in it.

  • Neutralize any fearful thoughts with constructive ones before they take root. Replace "I will not be able to make that payment" with "By day and by night, I am prospered in all my ways."

  • Your wealth depends not on outside conditions but on the ideas within your subconscious mind. An infinite supply of ideas flows from your subconscious.

  • Wealth is a state of mind. If you convince your subconscious mind that you are wealthy, you will attract wealth. The forms that wealth takes are irrelevant.

  • Many people struggle financially because they criticize and resent successful and wealthy people. This negativity prevents them from attracting prosperity. The way to overcome this is to wish for more incredible wealth and success for those who prosper. This positivity will attract wealth to you.

  • Envy blocks the flow of wealth. Rejoice in the success of others instead of being envious. This will allow wealth to flow to you.

  • Repeating the word "wealth" as you fall asleep plants the seed of prosperity in your subconscious mind and will attract wealth to you.

  • You attract wealth by building the idea of wealth and prosperity into your mentality. Your subconscious mind will give you the means to attain wealth.

  • It is your right to be wealthy and live an abundant life. Money is a symbol of prosperity and economic health. Hoarding money indicates financial fear and illness.

  • Knowledge of your subconscious mind will lead you to wealth in all areas of life. Regardless of outside conditions, you will be prosperous if you impress the idea of wealth on your subconscious.

  • Many people lack wealth because they criticize money or feel poverty is virtuous. This is a false belief that prevents prosperity. There is no virtue in poverty. It is a mental disease, just like a physical disease.

  • The desire to be wealthy is the desire to lead a full, happy, and prosperous life. It is not only pleasing but perfect. Wealth provides freedom, beauty, luxury, and abundance.

Here is a summary of the key points:

  • Do not criticize money or regard it as evil. If you do, it will flee from you.

  • Develop a positive attitude toward money by affirming that you like it, use it wisely, and are grateful for the abundance in your life.

  • Money is neutral and a means of exchange. It is not inherently good or bad.

  • To attract money, picture yourself already in possession of it and feel the reality of it. Persist in this visualization, and it will manifest.

  • Do not resent the wealth of others. Rejoice in their prosperity, and you will attract more wealth for yourself.

  • Negative thoughts about money can prevent you from earning or attracting more. Monitor your thoughts and correct them if needed.

  • Thinking you need to get something for nothing reflects a scarcity mindset. Develop faith in the source of supply and know you will be provided for.

  • Claim your right to be prosperous. Your subconscious will honor this and work to make it so.

  • Know that money is constantly circulating in your life like the tide. Even when it is out, have faith that it will return.

  • Do not make money your sole aim or an idol. Seek a balanced life of wealth, health, love, purpose, and goodwill for all.

  • Poverty is a disease of the mind. Heal your thoughts about money and abundance. You deserve to prosper.

  • Repeat that you like money and use it wisely. Release any negative associations.

  • Money itself is neutral. Evil arises from ignorance and misuse of the mind.

  1. Your subconscious mind responds to the mental pictures and images you hold in your mind. It works to fulfill those images and bring them into reality.

  2. There is no "free lunch." You must give to receive. Focus your mental attention on your goals and dreams, and your subconscious mind will back you up. The key to success is using your subconscious mind by filling it with ideas of success and wealth.

  3. Success means living a meaningful, joyful, purposeful life. Achieving eternal peace and happiness comes from your inner self. Focusing your mind on qualities like peace, joy, integrity, security, and happiness helps you achieve inner success.

  4. Three steps to success:

  • Find what you love to do, then do it. Success comes from loving your work.

  • Specialize in one area and become an expert. Know more about it than anyone else. Develop a passion for your work.

  • Be sure your work benefits others. Don't be selfish. Help humanity. What goes around comes around.

  1. True success is not just about making money. It includes peace of mind, good health, and a clear conscience. Fraudulent gains usually don't last and often backfire.

  2. Successful people love their work and fully express themselves. They understand the power of their subconscious mind to achieve success. Visualizing the end result causes the subconscious mind to respond and fulfill that mental picture.

  3. Examples show how a movie actors and pharmacists succeeded by holding onto their dreams and using the power of sustained imagination and the subconscious mind. They lived as though their goals were already realized.

  4. You can achieve business success by visualizing your goals, using your imagination, and harnessing the power of your subconscious mind - like Goethe did.

  • The lecturer described how a young stockbroker used imaginary conversations with a millionaire client to build his confidence and make successful investments. Through controlled imagination aligned with his aims, the broker became a success.

  • A 16-year-old boy improved his poor grades by affirming his perfect memory and radiating goodwill to help fix this in his subconscious mind. His new mental attitude led to his success.

  • In buying and selling, relax your mind, visualize what you want, and turn it over to your subconscious, trusting that your aim will be fulfilled as a seed grows into a plant. Examples show how a man sold his house this way and how affirming the right buyer makes a sale.

  • A woman received a Cadillac by imagining choosing and driving it for two weeks. Then her uncle left her the car in his will. Her mental practice matched the physical result.

  • Repeating the word "success" with faith and conviction leads your subconscious to compel you to succeed. Success means living well and happily, fulfilling your aims in work and relationships, and using your mind's powers. Tips summarize how to achieve success.

The key ideas are using your imagination and subconscious mind, focusing on your aims, and trusting in the results. Mental practice, affirmation, and visualization help shape reality. Success comes from living purposefully, using your talents, serving others, having peace of mind, and understanding higher powers. Following your guidance and sustaining imagination lets the miraculous unfold.

The key points in using your subconscious mind for a promotion are:

  1. Visualize and imagine your promotion as vividly and frequently as possible. Make it real in your mind. Hear the conversations, see the events, and feel the emotions as if they were happening now.

  2. Repeat this process often. Through repetition, you occupy your subconscious mind with this goal. This will make you feel the joy and excitement of achieving the promotion.

  3. Your subconscious mind stores all your memories. To improve your memory, affirm: "The infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind reveals to me everything I need to know at all times, everywhere."

  4. To sell a property, affirm: "Infinite intelligence attracts to me the buyer for this house or property, who wants it, and who prospers in it." Repeat this with faith and conviction.

  5. The idea of success contains the elements of success. Repeat the word "success" frequently with faith, and you will feel compelled to succeed.

Many famous scientists and researchers have used their subconscious mind to gain insights and solutions, including:

  • Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Charles Kettering, and Albert Einstein used their subconscious mind for discoveries and inventions.

  • Friedrich von Stradonitz, a chemist, envisioned the circular structure of the benzene molecule in a dream, which had long eluded him.

  • Nikola Tesla could build inventions in his imagination in precise detail. In 20 years, every device of his work as imagined.

  • After weeks of failure, Professor Agassiz, a naturalist, solved the riddle of a fossil fish in his dream. He drew the fish in his plan, which matched the fossil.

  • Dr. Frederick Banting discovered the idea of insulin in a dream after much concentration. His subconscious mind revealed the solution.

  • Lothar von Blenk-Schmidt, a scientist imprisoned in a Russian concentration camp, escaped by visualizing walking down Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles every night. His vision manifested in reality, and he went to LA, where the surroundings were familiar, though he had never been there before.

  • Archaeologists and paleontologists use their imagination and subconscious mind to reconstruct ancient scenes and gain insights into the past. Their subconscious has a memory of all that has transpired.

In summary, you must plant the idea in your subconscious mind through repetition and visualization of the end result to gain a promotion. Have faith in your subconscious to manifest your desires and bring the hype to pass.

  • The subconscious mind is active even during sleep. It controls all our vital forces, and the healing process happens faster during sleep without interference from the conscious mind.

  • We sleep for many reasons, not just to rest the body. Sleep allows our mind to connect with our "higher nature" and gain wisdom and insight. Sleep is essential for our spiritual and mental development.

  • Prayer is a form of sleep where we withdraw from the external world and connect with our inner wisdom. By praying, we can gain guidance, strength, and inner peace.

  • Many great discoveries and solutions to problems come to us during sleep. The subconscious mind gathers information during the day and presents solutions during sleep.

  • While sleeping, our senses are still active, and our brain is involved. The body is not entirely at rest during sleep - the heart, lungs, digestive system, etc., are still functioning. Only the conscious mind rests during sleep.

  • We can direct our subconscious mind to work on a problem before sleep, and it will often present the solution during sleep. The subconscious mind knows all and sees all; we must trust in its power.

  • sleep is a "divine law" - we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping, as do animals and plants. There is a reason we are meant to sleep so much.

  • In summary, sleep provides an incredible opportunity to connect with our higher wisdom and gain insight into ourselves and any problems we may face. Though the body rests, the mind is quite active during sleep.

  • Lack of adequate sleep can lead to irritability, moodiness, depression, and impaired thinking and judgment. Most people need 6-8 hours of sleep per night to function optimally.

  • Severe lack of sleep has preceded psychotic breaks in some people. Sleep is essential for recharging our body and mind.

  • Experiments show that sleep-deprived people unintentionally experience "microsleep" or brief 2-3 second periods of sleep, even if engaged in an activity like driving. Memory and perception also suffer from a lack of sleep.

  • The subconscious mind continues to work during sleep and can provide solutions or warnings to problems through dreams. Paying attention to dreams and intuitions can provide helpful guidance.

  • The writer shares several examples of people receiving solutions or advance warnings about events through dreams:

  • A woman prayed for guidance on a job offer before sleep and dreamed she shouldn't take the job. She later found out the company went bankrupt shortly after. Her subconscious knew of the impending failure.

  • The writer had a dream of newspaper headlines about Pearl Harbor 3 years before the attack. He canceled a trip to Asia as a result of the warning in the plan.

  • A man dreamed of a solution to fix a faulty switch at the steel plant where he worked. He received $15,000 for the idea, which came to him in a "catnap."

  • A professor was stuck on deciphering some ancient fragments. He dreamed of an old priest showing him how the pieces fit together. When he awoke, he found the dream to be correct.

  • The writer Robert Louis Stevenson actively asked his subconscious for solutions or ideas before sleep. His subconscious provided material for his writing during sleep.

The article highlights how sleep, dreams, and the subconscious mind can provide solutions, warnings, and creative ideas to aid in daily problem-solving and decision-making. Attention to the wisdom and guidance that emerges during sleep and dreams can be beneficial.

Here's a summary:

  • Robert Louis Stevenson would ask his subconscious mind to provide story ideas while he slept. His subconscious responded by giving him thrilling and marketable story ideas. Stevenson said that parts of his work that were done when awake were also influenced by his "brownies" or subconscious mind.

  • To get good sleep, slowly repeat a prayer to relax your body and mind. Forgive everyone, wish them well, and feel secure and at peace. Know that your subconscious will heal and guide you. You will wake refreshed and filled with life.

  • Your subconscious never sleeps and controls your body functions. Forgiving yourself and others promotes healing. Guidance and refreshed awakenings come from your subconscious.

  • Still, your mind of daytime troubles by thinking of your subconscious wisdom. This brings peace, strength, and confidence.

  • Adequate sleep is essential for health, joy, vitality, memory and proper coordination. Lack of sleep can lead to psychotic breaks.

  • You are spiritually recharged during sleep. Expect the best, and the best will come.

  • Ask your subconscious for guidance on any problems before sleep. Look for answers on awakening or in dreams. Trust your subconscious tendency towards good.

  • Your habitual thoughts and beliefs shape your future. Claim infinite intelligence guides you to a beautiful lot. Believe and expect the best.

  • Ask your subconscious for guidance and solutions before sleep for any work like writing or invention. Excellent answers will come.

  • Lack of understanding of the subconscious causes marital problems. Praying together and understanding each other stays marriages together. Divorce and issues come from not understanding your mind.

  • Marriage must be based on love, honesty, sincerity, and integrity. Marrying for wrong reasons like money or ego causes unhappiness. Security comes from within, not from marriage.

  • Impress on your subconscious the qualities you want in a mate. Relax, visualize, and feel you are attracting someone honest, loyal, happy, and prosperous. Your beliefs embodied in your subconscious will attract a suitable mate.

  • Do the same technique to attract an ideal wife. Believe you can contribute to each other's happiness. Decree you attract a spiritual, loyal, and harmonious mate. Your subconscious will open the pathway to meet. Give your best in love and devotion.

  • Choose a mate wisely. Your subconscious tends to attract the same type of person if you do not learn from your mistakes. Look for someone who complements you - not just a passive-dependent kind. Choose an equal.

  • The woman had trouble finding a suitable mate due to her dominant and controlling personality. She was subconsciously attracted to passive and submissive men.

  • She realized she had to change her negative thinking pattern and adopt the proper prayer process. She prayed for the ideal man she wanted, releasing her request to her subconscious mind.

  • After several months, she met a man with the qualities she had prayed for. They got married and had an ideal relationship.

  • Divorce is an individual choice that depends on the situation. It may be suitable for some but only for some. One should seek guidance from within to determine the best path.

  • The young couple drifted into divorce due to their negative patterns of thinking about each other, such as fear, suspicion, and anger. They saved their marriage by changing these patterns through prayer and showing love/goodwill.

  • Nagging wives and brooding husbands should show more love, praise, and attention to each other to improve the relationship. Discussing marital problems with others often makes the situation worse.

  • Trying to change one's partner usually does not work, leading to resentment. One should accept the other as they are.

  • Praying together, forgiving each other daily, and sending loving thoughts can help couples stay together. Making adjustments and focusing on one's own shortcomings rather than the other's is key.

Here's a summary of the key points:

  1. Saying grace at meals and praying together at night helps build a strong marriage by fostering gratitude and goodwill.

  2. Ignorance of spiritual laws is the leading cause of marital unhappiness. Studying spiritual teachings and praying together can help overcome this.

  3. You attract the right life partner by focusing on the qualities you desire in them. Your subconscious mind will then bring you together.

  4. You must embody the qualities in yourself that you desire in a partner, like attracts like.

  5. Do not worry about how or when you will meet the right partner. Trust that your subconscious mind will orchestrate it.

  6. Nurturing resentment and hostility hurts your marriage. Focus on kindness, love, and forgiveness instead.

  7. Project love and goodwill to your partner instead of fear and negativity. Your subconscious mind will pick up on this and foster mutual affection and trust.

  8. Lasting happiness comes from connecting with God and spiritual values, not transitory pleasures or experiences. It would help if you chose to be happy.

  9. You can choose happiness by starting each day with an affirmation of God's love, your divinely guided success, and the coming of all good things. Happiness is a habit.

  10. Desiring unhappiness and misery will attract more of the same. It would help if you sincerely desired to be happy for this condition to manifest.

  11. Choosing negative and self-defeating thoughts first thing in the morning will attract more adversity. Choose instead to affirm success, divine guidance, and good fortune.

  12. Trusting in God, the power within, leads to happiness, poise, and serenity. Have faith in your ability to overcome any challenge or weakness.

The main points are:

  1. Your subconscious mind records all of your thoughts and impressions. It does not judge or discriminate between positive and negative input. It accepts everything you imp ess upon it and faithfully reproduces it in your life.

  2. The Golden Rule encourages you to think about others how you want them to think about you. This applies to your subconscious mind. Think about others with goodwill, compassion, and kindness.

  3. How you think about others in private significantly impacts you. Critical, resentful, and judgemental thoughts about others act like mental poison, sapping your energy and causing harm.

  4. These negative thoughts sink into your subconscious mind, leading to difficulties and ill health. They block harmony in your relationships.

  5. The solution is to follow the Golden Rule and think about others with goodwill, kindness, and compassion. Try to do this, even if you do not initially feel like it. This will lead to improved well-being and better relationships.

In summary, your thoughts about others majorly impact on you and your relationships. Following the Golden Rule by thinking with goodwill and kindness is the master key to harmony. Make an effort to do so, and you will experience improved well-being and better relationships.

Judge not, that ye be not judged. With what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

  • Do not judge or criticize others if you do not wish to be judged or criticized. How you feel and treat others will be how you are evaluated and treated.

Your thoughts and judgments about others create your experiences of them. The suggestions you give to others also impact you, as your mind creates your reality.

  • Be careful how you think and act towards others, as it will return to you. The good or bad you direct to others will come back to you.

Do not let the words or actions of others disturb your inner peace. Your adverse reactions rob you of harmony.

  • A man's constant angry reactions to news headlines caused health issues. He learned not to react and to allow others to express themselves freely, as he wished to say himself.

Check how you respond to people and events. Your reactions may reflect your own unconscious patterns. Animals and undisciplined people sense these vibrations.

  • A woman who disliked other women realized her tone and manner created difficulty. Her relationships improved by praying to see others with goodwill and controlling her reactions.

Your beliefs and thoughts about others shape their responses to you.

  • A man's inner condemnation of his boss caused poor treatment and lack of promotion. By praying to wish the boss well and picturing positive interactions, his boss's behavior changed, and he was promoted.

You choose whether to let the words or actions of others irritate or annoy you. Your thoughts create your anger and reactions. Mature people do not respond negatively to the resentment of others.

  • Focus on your purpose and peace; do not let others deflect you into negativity. The only person who can disturb you is yourself.

In summary, your relationships reflect your beliefs and judgments. Choose to see others with goodwill and compassion; that is what you will receive in return. Control your reactions, and do not let external events or the feelings of others determine your inner state. Maintain your equilibrium and direct kind and peaceful thoughts toward all people.

Here is a summary of the key points:

  1. Love, including understanding, goodwill, and respect, is essential for harmonious human relations. The more you express love, the more it comes back to you.

  2. Do not hurt the other person's self-esteem or wound their ego. Could you treat them with kindness and respect?

  3. Recognize that all people want to feel loved and important. Respect the divinity in others. Build them up with your kind thoughts and words.

  4. Do not resent or hate others. Have compassion for those who are unhappy or difficult. Their behavior says more about them than about you. Respond with understanding and forgiveness.

  5. Do not engage with or appease difficult people who try to drag you down to their level. Remain calm and detached. Do what you know is right.

  6. Practice empathy by imagining yourself in the other person's position. This can help you understand them and release negative feelings.

  7. Your thoughts about others are reproduced in your own life. Think good of others and wish them well. This will return to you multiplied.

  8. Take responsibility for your thoughts. Do not blame others for the way you think about them. Change your thoughts, and you can change your relationships.

  9. Disagree with others respectfully and courteously. Accept that you do not need to think alike on all matters.

  10. Forgive others by using your subconscious mind. Release negative and resistant thoughts, as they only hurt you. Let go of resentment and blame. Wish for others what you wish for yourself.

  11. See your employer practicing the Golden Rule and responding to you with goodwill. Expect the best from others, and that is what you will receive.

  12. Do not give others permission to annoy or upset you. Remain unmoved by their actions or words. Respond instead with a blessing.

  13. Love is the key to harmonious relations. Cultivate greater understanding, goodwill, respect, and compassion for others.

  14. Have compassion for those who act out due to psychological disturbances or conditioning. Forgive them, as they know not what they do. Understanding transmutes condemnation.

  15. Rejoice in the good fortune of others. This will attract more good luck to you.

  16. Do not appease or give in to the tantrums of others. Remain calm and detached. Do what you know is right.

  17. All you owe anyone is love. Wish for others what you wish for yourself.

Many people blame God for suffering in the world and their personal difficulties. However, God is not responsible for people's misery and suffering. People's negative thoughts and beliefs about God lead to adverse reactions from their subconscious mind, causing them harm. Once people let go of their resentment and anger at God and accept that God loves and cares for them, they will experience more joy and blessings.

Life always forgives our mistakes and works to restore us to health and harmony. Negative thoughts and feelings only hamper this. A man who constantly worked to punish himself realized he was creating his own suffering. Once he forgave himself and changed his perspective, his health improved.

A man who murdered his brother years ago was tortured by guilt, believing God would punish him. However, he was a changed man, and the 'old' man who committed the crime was gone. He realized he was condemning an innocent man and forgave himself.

Criticism cannot hurt you without your consent. A schoolteacher who received criticism used it as a learning experience instead of reacting with resentment. With understanding, she saw the criticism was meant to help her improve.

A woman left at the altar on her wedding day remained faithful to God's plan rather than reacting with anger or bitterness. She knew it was not meant to be and had prayed for the right action.

A young woman was raised to believe many normal activities were sinful and that she herself was evil. She felt guilty going against her upbringing. She came to realize she had been brainwashed, and with help, unlearned these false beliefs, freeing her to live a happy life. She learned forgiveness for herself.

In summary, people's suffering is often self-created through their negative beliefs and reactions. People can free themselves of unnecessary misery with a positive impression of a loving God, the forgiveness of themselves and others, and understanding. Life always works to restore people to health and harmony when they allow it.

  • Forgiveness of others is essential to mental peace and health. It will help if you forgive everyone who has ever hurt you to attain perfect health and happiness.

  • Forgiveness means wishing the other person health, happiness, peace, and joy. It is love in action.

  • The willingness to forgive is the essential ingredient. If you sincerely desire to ignore the other, you are more than halfway there.

  • Forgiving does not necessarily mean liking or associating with the other person. You can forgive and love a person without liking them.

  • Resentment, condemnation of others, remorse, and hostility can cause physical ailments. Forgiveness is the only remedy.

  • To forgive, quiet your mind, relax, and affirm your forgiveness for the other person. Release them mentally and spiritually. I wish them well.

  • The acid test of forgiveness: If hearing good news about someone who wronged you still causes an adverse reaction, you have not truly forgiven them.

  • Understanding that our thoughts create our reality leads to an ability to forgive. We realize others do not make or break us.

  • Guilt and self-condemnation are false beliefs that hurt us. God does not judge or punish us.

  • God does not play favorites or punish us for our perceived sins. We punish ourselves with our beliefs and thinking.

  • Criticism only hurts us if we allow it to. We can choose to be guided by others' criticism or not.

  • Good and evil come down to the purposes and thoughts of our minds. Nothing in the world is inherently good or bad.

  • Resentment and hostility negatively impact health. Forgive by wishing others well until you can think of them with peace.

  • To forgive means to give for. Give love, peace, and joy to others in your mind. Keep doing it until the negativity is gone.

  • If past hurts no longer cause pain, you have achieved forgiveness. Forgiveness means being able to think of the person with peace and goodwill.

  • We are creatures of habit. The subconscious mind forms habits through repetition. Choose good habits, and you will be under their compulsion. Choose bad habits, and you will also be under their compulsion. The solution to bad habits is forming new, positive habits to replace them.

  • The law of the subconscious mind is compulsion. The subconscious mind compulsively drives habits.

  • Mr. Jones developed a habit of excessive drinking that he couldn't break through willpower alone. He felt powerless against the urge to drink.

  • He was taught to harmonize his conscious and subconscious mind. Through visualization and mental imagery, he formed a new positive habit pattern in his subconscious mind.

  • He imagined his daughter congratulating him on overcoming drinking. He focused his attention on this scene until he became absorbed in it. This reconditioned his mind and broke the habit.

  • Mr. Block believed a "jinx" was preventing his success in sales. He had developed a negative habit pattern of failure in his subconscious mind.

  • He reversed this by repeating a prayer affirming his success and connection to infinite intelligence. This established a new positive habit pattern and restored his success.

  • To overcome a habit or block, you must have an intense desire and make a clear decision to change. Then visualize the outcome you want, and feed this into your subconscious mind through repetition.

  • A man was ill due to unconscious guilt over an affair. His drinking was attempting to escape this guilt. The cause had to be removed from his subconscious mind.

  • He impressed his subconscious with a prayer affirming peace, confidence, and freedom from habit. By speaking this prayer out loud, the positive ideas sank into his subconscious, replacing the negative ones. He was healed.

The key ideas are:

  1. Habits are formed in the subconscious mind, which repeats compulsively.

  2. Negative habits and blocks can be overcome by forming new positive habit patterns in the subconscious.

  3. This is done through visualization, mental imagery, repetition, and prayer/affirmation.

  4. The new positive ideas must be impressed into the subconscious to replace the negative ones.

  5. There must be a strong desire and decision to change for the new habit pattern to take hold.

The author discusses how to overcome fear and addiction within a month:

  1. Admit you have a problem. Do not deny you are an alcoholic or addict. Accept it.

  2. Your disease is instability and fear. You are avoiding life's responsibilities. You have no free will over your addiction.

  3. Your beliefs, habits, and environment trap you. It would help if you changed your mindset and thinking.

  4. Build the idea of freedom and peace into your mind. Your subconscious can free you from desire. You'll understand your mind and thoughts better.

  5. If you want to quit, you're already halfway there. A strong desire to stop means success.

  6. Focus your mind on freedom and peace. Create feelings and emotions around this idea. What you emotionalize, your subconscious will manifest.

  7. See, your suffering has a purpose. Continue to suffer, and you'll deteriorate mentally and physically. But imagine the joy of freedom. Replace evil thoughts with good ones.

  8. The cause of alcoholism is negative thinking - feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, and defeat. Change your thoughts.

  9. Three steps:

  10. Relax your mind. Enter a sleepy, drowsy state.

  11. Repeat phrases like "Sobriety and peace of mind are mine now, and I give thanks." Repeat for 5 minutes. You'll have an emotional response.

  12. Imagine a loved one congratulating you on your freedom and sobriety. Make it vivid. Repeat until satisfied.

  13. When fear or worries arise, think of your goal and the power within you. Have confidence and courage. Persevere.

  14. Review your ability to change thoughts. You form habits with your subconscious by repeating thoughts and actions. You choose your habits. What you visualize with faith, your subconscious will make happen.

  15. Excessive drinking is escaping. The cure is thinking of freedom, sobriety, and accomplishing your goal.

  16. Many stay alcoholics because they deny it.

  17. The law of your subconscious held you captive to addiction, but now it can give you freedom and happiness. It depends on how you use your mind.

  18. Your imagination led to addiction; now let it lead to freedom. Visualize being free.

  19. The actual cause of alcoholism is negative thinking. As you think, so you become.

  20. When fear arises, replace it with faith in the good. You are the only thinker in your mind.

To overcome fear:

  1. Tell yourself you will master your fear. Repeat this quietly and positively. Your subconscious accepts your suggestions.

  2. Fear is your greatest enemy and the cause of many failures and illnesses. It is a thought you can remove.

  3. Do what you fear; fear will disappear—face fear head-on.

  4. Affirm you will overcome fear. Your subconscious will respond, and fear will leave you.

  5. A woman overcame stage fright by facing her fear of auditioning. Do not let your fears control you. Face them.

  • Fear and negative thoughts can be overcome by focusing your mind on positive outcomes and affirmations.

  • A woman overcame her fear of failing an audition by repeatedly visualizing herself singing well and being confident. She affirmed to herself, "I sing beautifully. I am poised, serene, confident, and calm." After a week of this, she overcame her fear and had an outstanding audition.

  • A medical student overcame his fear of failing exams by visualizing his mother congratulating him on doing well. He imagined receiving a letter from her congratulating him. Focusing his mind on this positive outcome helped overcome his fear of failure.

  • Fear of water, closed spaces, heights, etc., can be overcome with the same visualization technique and focusing on positive outcomes. For example, repeatedly visualize swimming or climbing mountains with joy and confidence. This will overcome the fear by impressing the subconscious mind.

  • You can "bless" objects of fear, like elevators, by visualizing using them with peace and joy. This helps overcome the fear of that object.

  • Normal fear is reasonable as it protects us, but abnormal fear involves letting your imagination run wild with worrying and negative fantasies. This can attract the very things you fear. The antidote is to move your mind to the opposite - focus on positive outcomes and desires.

  • Examining your fears rationally can also help overcome them, as often there is no real "boogieman" behind the fear. Staring the fear in the eye and facing it helps overcome the fear.

In summary, various techniques like visualization of positive outcomes, affirmations, blessing objects of fear, and facing fears rationally can help overcome fear and negative thoughts. The key is focusing your mind on the constructive rather than the fearful.

A man had to parachute from a damaged plane during World War and land in the jungle. He was frightened but knew there were two kinds of fear: normal fear for safety and abnormal fear that is unnecessary and harmful.

He decided to overcome his fear immediately. He spoke positively to himself, saying his fear was just a desire for safety and that Infinite Intelligence was guiding him. He kept affirming this for 10 minutes, building his confidence. Soon his mood changed, and he began walking. He eventually made it out of the jungle and was rescued. His mental attitude of faith and confidence saved him. If he had succumbed to abnormal fear, he likely would have died.

A general manager feared losing his job for three years, imagining failure, even though there was no real threat. His negative imagination and fear caused mistakes and poor decisions, and he was fired. His fear created the outcome he wanted to avoid.

A government official stayed calm when facing political difficulties and plots against him. He meditated each morning on inner peace. He knew no negative thought could manifest unless he accepted and emotionalized it. So he refused to entertain the fears and beliefs of others.

Several suggestions for overcoming fear:

  1. Do what you fear, and the fear will disappear. Say you will master the fear.

  2. Replace fear (a negative thought) with a positive review. Fear is behind failure and sickness; confidence and faith in good are more powerful.

  3. Love casts out fear. Fall in love with good things like honesty and success. Expect the best.

  4. Replace fear suggestions with positive ones, like "I sing beautifully." Repeat them.

  5. Fear causes amnesia; affirm you have a perfect memory. Imagine a friend congratulating you on success.

  6. If afraid of something like water or closed spaces, visualize happily experiencing it. Your mind will compel you to conquer the fear.

  7. We only have two inborn fears: of falling and of loud noises. All others are learned and can be unlearned.

  8. Normal fear protects us, but abnormal fear is unhealthy and creates panic and terror. It persists and is obsessed over.

  9. Abnormal fears do not exist in reality, only in thoughts. Thoughts are creative. Replace fearful thoughts with good ones.

  10. Nothing outside you can disturb you, only your own thoughts. Others' threats or suggestions have no power. Focus thoughts on sound, and God's power is there. God is harmony.

  11. Replace fear of failure with success; fear of sickness with health; fear of accidents with God's guidance; fear of death with eternal life. Expect good. Your subconscious always answers you.

  12. You stay young in spirit by generating qualities like patience, goodwill, and peace, which never age. Only fear of age, not age itself, causes premature decline. Many have accomplished great things in old age through a youthful spirit and thought life.

  13. One man grew old and ill quickly because of his attitude of uselessness and belief that age meant decline and death. His mind created what he expected. Age is not years but growing wisdom, and life is endless.

  • Do not equate old age with the end of life. Old age can be the beginning of a fruitful and productive life. Expect to live a long, active life, and your subconscious mind will make it happen.

  • Aging is change, not decline. It should be welcomed as a natural progression of life's phases. Humans have spiritual and intellectual powers that transcend the physical body.

  • There is evidence for some aspect of human consciousness surviving physical death, suggesting that life is eternal. Though we can't see life directly, we know we are alive. Life is self-renewing and indestructible.

  • The mind and spirit do not age. Qualities like peace, joy, wisdom, and understanding do not fade with age. A person's character, intellect, faith, and convictions do not necessarily decay over time.

  • You are as old as you think you are. Those who believe old age means decline will experience frustration and stagnation. But those who maintain a youthful spirit and believe they still have much to offer will remain active and vital.

  • Do not hide your age or try desperately to appear young. Your age signifies wisdom, experience, and maturity, which are valuable assets. Employers who discount older workers are misguided.

  • Do not fear old age. What you fear will come upon you. If you maintain an open and active mind, continually learning and embracing new ideas, you will remain young at heart.

  • Even in old age, you have much to offer others through your knowledge, experience, and wisdom. You can continue to grow mentally and help guide younger people.

  • Remain receptive to new ideas and pursuits to avoid a mental and physical decline in retirement. Retirement can allow one to start new ventures and embark on long-held dreams. It does not mean life is over.

  • The example of the 110-year-old man shows that age does not necessarily bring mental and physical deterioration. With an open mind and heart, a person can remain vital even into old age.

In summary, the message is that age is primarily a state of mind. While physical changes are inevitable, a person's spirit and vitality do not depend on the physical body. By maintaining a youthful and open mindset, and embracing new growth and life's changes, a person can lead a meaningful, purposeful, and impactful life for many years.

  • The passage discusses maintaining an active and youthful mindset even as one age physically.

  • The author argues that chronological age alone does not determine one's mental and physical capacity. With an active, growth-oriented mindset, one can remain productive and dynamic well into old age.

  • The author cites many examples of influential historical figures who accomplished great things later in life, sometimes starting new pursuits and achieving their greatest successes in their 70s, 80s, and even 90s. Their vitality came from an active, engaged mindset focused on continual learning and growth.

  • The passage recommends cultivating positive qualities that do not deteriorate with age, such as patience, kindness, love, joy, wisdom, and understanding. With these qualities, one can "remain young in mind and body."

  • Fear and negative beliefs about aging can themselves contribute to premature deterioration of mind and body. But maintaining a positive, growth mindset can slow or prevent this deterioration.

  • "You are as young as you think you are." Your age is determined by your mindset, not just the passing years. With an active, expansive mood, the "fruits of old age" can include greater wisdom, joy, and productivity.

  • The passage provides many "profitable pointers" for nurturing a youthful mindset and spirit, even as the body ages. These include embracing new pursuits, continual learning, meditation, developing positive qualities, and overcoming fears and negative stereotypes related to aging.

In summary, the central message is that age itself does not define a person's potential or capacity for growth. With the right mindset, one can achieve great things at any age. An active, optimistic, and expansion-oriented attitude is the key to vitality, and this is within anyone's power to develop, regardless of age or circumstance.

  • Do not become irritable, cranky, petulant, and cantankerous as you age. Fill your mind with God's truths and radiate love - this is youth.

  • Look ahead, for you are always looking into eternal life.

  • See your retirement as a new opportunity. Take up further studies and interests. Pursue the things you've always wanted to do. Focus on living life.

  • Become a producer, not a prisoner of society. Do not hide your gifts and talents.

  • The secret of youth is love, joy, peace, and laughter. In God, there is fullness of joy and no darkness.

  • You are needed. Many accomplished great work after 80 years old.

  • The fruits of old age are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

  • You are a child of eternal, infinite life. You are wonderful!


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