The Power of your Subconscious MindeBook - 2014
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. . . asking acknowledges you're lacking and you don't want the subconscious to know you're lacking or it will reaffirm your lacking straits by providing more lack . . .
If you are afraid of failure, give attention to success. If you are afraid of sickness, dwell on perfect health. If you are afraid of an accident, dwell on the guidance and protection of God. If you are afraid of death, dwell on eternal life. God is life, and that is your life now
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According to THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND by Dr. Joseph Murphy, DRS, PhD, DD, LLD (Prentice-Hall, $6.95), the first step to utilizing the power of your subconscious mind is recognizing it for what it is. "Whatever the conscious . . . believes, the subconscious mind will accept and act upon." It's the simple law of cause and effect.
"Your mind works like a syllogism. This means that whatever major premise your conscious mind assumes to be true determines the conclusion your subconscious mind comes to in regard to any particular question or problem in your mind. If your premise is true, the conclusion must be true . . ."
Of course, if your premise is false the same principle applies; your subconscious mind will reach the conclusion that supports the premise as truth. Therein lies how we trip ourselves up by slipping the wrong message to the subconscious.
If all this sounds very unmagical and even bordering on sound science, it's because it is. In the execution - the effect, if you will - by the subconscious is where things get a little mystical.
It should come as no suprise that a doctor of religious studies would muddy his science with religion. He even uses the term "Creative Intelligence" when describing the power that created him - some forty years before the hijacking of March of the Penguins by a certain Virginia Beach televangelist in his crusade to get Creation recognized in the science curriculum of public schools. (Oops. Did I say Creation? I meant Intelligent Design.) To the Doctor's credit, though, he's not pushing one faith over another. In fact, he maintains prayers are answered not because of religious affiliation, but "because of belief or mental acceptance and receptivity about that for which [you] pray." And that's where it gets veiled and mystical. There is, by Dr. Murphy's account, an unseen force that intervenes through what he tags "scientific prayer". A force unleashed by the subconscious mind.
"The miracle-working powers of your subconscious mind existed before you and I were born, before any church or world existed. The great eternal truths and principles of life antedate all religions . . . All you have to do is unite mentally and emotionally with the good you wish to embody, and the creative powers of your subconscious will respond accordingly.
If that doesn't make the hair on your arms tingle, what will? Unfortunately, like most books with a religious bent, failure is placed squarely on the shoulders of the practitioner. If, after a week or so of prayer (they're really more like affirmations - claiming fulfillment rather than asking for it because asking acknowledges you're lacking and you don't want the subconscious to know you're lacking or it will reaffirm your lacking straits by providing more lack), your prayers haven't yielded positive results, you must not be doing it right. Re-read the book and try again, bearing in mind your goal is positive change. Or as Dr. Murphy says, "Keep on, keeping on until the day breaks and the shadows flee away."
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