The Power of your SubConscious Mind

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Notes from the book The Power of your Sub-Conscious Mind by Joseph Murphy PhD
Power of your subconscious mind

The law of life is the law of belief, and belief could be summed up briefly as a thought in your mind. As a man thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his mind, body, and circumstances. A technique, a methodology based on an understanding of what you are doing and why you are doing it will help you to bring about a subconscious embodiment of all the good things of life.

Take charge of your thoughts to bring forth only desirable conditions.

When thoughts deposited in your subconscious mind are constructive, harmonious and peaceful, the magic working power of your subconscious will respond and bring about harmonious conditions, agreeable surroundings, and the best of everything.

Knowledge of the interaction of your conscious and subconscious minds will enable you to transform your whole life.

Your subconscious has the answer to all problems. If you suggest to your subconscious prior to sleep, “I want to get up at 6 A.M.,” it will awaken you at that exact time.

Every thought is a cause and every condition is an effect.

You are like a captain navigating a ship. You must give the right orders (thoughts & images) to your subconscious mind, which controls and governs all your experiences.

Never use the terms, “I can’t afford it” or “I can’t do this” Your subconscious mind takes you at your word and sees to it that you do not have the money or the ability to do what you want to do. Affirm “I can do all the things through the power of my subconscious mind”.

A belief is a thought in your mind. Do not believe in things to harm or hurt you. Believe in the power of your subconscious to heal, inspire, strengthen, and prosper you. According to your belief it is done unto you.
Change your thoughts, and you can change your destiny.

When your habitual thinking is harmonious and constructive, you experience perfect health, success, and prosperity.

You will get a reaction or response from your subconscious mind according to the nature of the thought or idea you hold in your conscious mind.

When thoughts are conveyed to your subconscious mind, impressions are made in the brain cells. As soon as your subconscious accepts any idea, it proceeds to put it into effect immediately. It works by association of ideas and uses every bit of knowledge that you have gathered in your lifetime to bring about its purpose. It draws on the infinite power, energy, and wisdom within you. It lines up all the laws of nature to get its way.

Your subconscious mind cannot argue controversially. If you give it the wrong suggestions, it will accept them as true and proceed to bring them to pass as conditions, experiences, and events. All things that have happened to you are based on thoughts impressed on your subconscious mind through belief.

The habitual thinking of your conscious mind establishes deep grooves in your subconscious mind. This is very favourable for you if your habitual thoughts are harmonious, peaceful and constructive. If you have indulged in fear, worry and other destructive forms of thinking, the remedy is to recognize the omnipotence of your subconscious mind and decree freedom, happiness, and perfect health.

Your conscious mind’s chief function is to protect your subconscious mind from false impressions.

You must make certain to give your subconscious only suggestions, which heal, bless, elevate, and inspire you in all your ways. Your subconscious cannot take a joke – it takes you at your word.

“I shall grow more good-humored. Joy, happiness, and cheerfulness are now becoming my normal states of mind. Every day I am becoming more and more lovable and understanding. I am now becoming the centre of cheer and good will to all those about me, infecting them with good humour. This happy, joyous, and cheerful mood is now becoming my normal, natural state of mind. I am grateful”


Think good, and good follows. Think evil, and evil follows. You are what you think all day long.

“My subconscious knows the answer. It is responding to me now. I give thanks because I know the infinite intelligence of my subconscious knows all things and is revealing the perfect answer to me now. My real conviction is now setting free the majesty and glory of my subconscious mind. I rejoice that it is so.”

Your subconscious mind does not argue with you. It accepts what your conscious mind decrees. Select better thoughts.

You have the power to choose. Choose health and happiness. You can choose to be friendly, or you can choose to be unfriendly. Choose to be cooperative, joyous, friendly, lovable, and the whole world will respond. This is the best way to develop a wonderful personality.

Whatever your conscious mind assumes and believes to be true, your subconscious mind will accept and bring to pass. Believe in good fortune, divine guidance, right action, and all the blessings of life.

Prior to sleep, turn over a specific request to your subconscious mind and prove its miracle working power to yourself.

All frustration is due to unfulfilled desires. If you dwell on obstacles, delays, and difficulties, your subconscious mind responds accordingly, and you are blocking your own good.

The Life Principle will flow through you rhythmically and harmoniously if you consciously affirm: “I believe that the subconscious power which gave me this desire is now fulfilling it through me.” This dissolves all conflicts.

Keep your conscious mind busy with the expectation of the best, and your subconscious will faithfully reproduce your habitual thinking.

Develop a definite plan for turning over your requests or desires to your subconscious mind.

Imagine the end desired and feel its reality. Follow it through, and you will get definite results.

Decide what belief is.

Know that belief is a through in your mind, and what you think – you create.
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. 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.
By entering into a sleepy, drowsy state, effort is reduced to a minimum because the conscious mind is submerged to a great extent when in a ‘sleepy state’. So the best time to talk to your subconscious is just prior to sleep and just after we awaken.

The power of your affirmation lies in the intelligent application of definite and specific positives.

To affirm is to state that it is so, and as you maintain this attitude of mind as true, regardless of all evidence to the contrary, you will receive an answer to your prayer. Your thought can only affirm, for even if you deny something, you are actually affirming the presence of what you deny.

Repeating an affirmation, knowing what you are saying and why you are saying it, leads the mind to that state of consciousness where it accepts that which you state as true. Keep on affirming the truths of life until you get the subconscious reaction, which satisfies.

Charge your subconscious with the task of evolving an answer to any problem, prior to sleep and it will answer you.

Watch your thoughts. Every thought accepted as true is sent by your brain to your solar plexus—your abdominal brain—and is brought into your world as a reality.

You must remember whenever your subconscious mind accepts an idea; it immediately begins to execute it.
Never try to compel the subconscious mind to accept your idea by exercising will power. Such attempts are doomed to failure, and you get the opposite of what you prayed for To use mental force is to presuppose that there is opposition. When your mind is concentrated on the means to overcome a problem, it is no longer concerned with the obstacle.

You avoid all conflict between your desires and imagination by entering into a drowsy, sleepy state which brings all effort to a minimum.

When your mind is relaxed and you accept an idea, your subconscious goes to work to execute the idea.

Your subconscious accepts what you really feel to be true, not just idle words or statements.
What you consciously affirm, you must not mentally deny a few moments later. This will neutralize the good you have affirmed.

Remember that the future, the result of your habitual thinking, is already in your mind except when you change it through prayer. The future of a country, likewise, is in the collective subconscious of the people of that nation.

There is tremendous power within you. Happiness will come to you when you acquire a sublime confidence in this power. Then, you will make your dreams come true.

You must choose happiness. Happiness is a habit. It is a good habit to ponder often on.
When you open your eyes in the morning, say to yourself, I choose happiness today. I choose success today. I choose right action today. I choose love and good will for all today. I choose peace today. Pour life, love, and interest into this affirmation, and you have chosen happiness.

Give thanks for all your blessings several times a day. Furthermore, pray for the peace, happiness, and prosperity of all members of your family, your associates, and all people everywhere.

You must sincerely desire to be happy. Nothing is accomplished without desire. Desire is a wish with wings of imagination and faith. Imagine the fulfillment of your desire, and feel its reality, and it will come to pass.

The good you do for others comes back to you in like measure; and the evil you do returns to you by the law of your own mind. If a man cheats and deceives another, he is actually cheating and deceiving himself. His sense of guilt and mood of loss inevitably will attract loss to him in some way, at some time. His subconscious records his mental act and reacts according to the mental intention or motivation.

The way you think, feel, and act toward others returns at last upon yourself.

You cannot be hurt when you know that you are master of your thoughts, reactions, and emotions. Emotions follow thoughts, and you have the power to reject all thoughts, which may disturb or upset you.

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