The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind – Book Summary

The people who use the subconscious mind are able to heal their own bodies, attract an object, an emotional state, a partner, receive many ideas and inspiration, etc.

The law of your mind is the law of belief. Start by believing in the power of your mind, then believe in belief itself and lastly believe that you can change your situation, no matter how trapped you seem.

“All your experiences, events, conditions and acts are reactions of your subconscious mind to your thoughts”

The subconscious mind converts your thoughts into a physical reality. How? 

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Chapter 1: The Treasure House Within You

There are two different types of men:

Magnetized Men, who are full of confidence and faith. They are able to attract opportunities, wealth, health just as a magnet attracts magnetized metals.

Demagnetized Men, who are full of fears and doubts. They attract failure, laziness and poverty. They repel success, wealth and prosperity just as a magnet repels another magnet with the same pole.

The people who use the subconscious mind are able to heal their own bodies, attract an object, an emotional state, a partner, receive many ideas and inspiration, etc.

The law of your mind is the law of belief.

Start by believing in the power of your mind, then believe in belief itself and lastly believe that you can change your situation, no matter how trapped you seem.

All your experiences, events, conditions and acts are reactions of your subconscious mind to your thoughts.”

The subconscious mind converts your thoughts into a physical reality.

Say, you want to become more productive, and you think, visualize and feel the state of productivity constantly, your subconscious mind marks productivity as a priority and hence it does everything in its power to help you become productive.

Your mind, habits and behavior will work for the single purpose of productivity.

Use this fact to better your life, focus and fill your thoughts with the things you wish to attract and the subconscious mind will work day and night for your demand.

All your experiences, events, conditions, and acts are the reactions of your subconscious mind to your thoughts.

A good example to further your understanding of the relationship between the conscious and the subconscious is the work of a gardener. Your mind is a garden, and you are the gardener. You plant seeds (thoughts) in your subconscious mind all day long.

Those seeds after time, will sprout into a small plant (behavior). If those seeds remain for even longer the small plant becomes a large plant(habit).

As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.”

Foolish men only try to change a situation externally (work hard).
Wise men change their situations internally and externally (work smart).

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Chapter 2: How Your Own Mind Works.


Once the subconscious mind accepts an idea it begins to implement it, regardless if the idea is a positive or negative idea.

The subconscious mind simply absorbs what the conscious mind habitually agrees on.

The subconscious mind works by association of ideas and draws from every piece of knowledge and every experience from your life.

Sometimes the subconscious mind may bring immediate results, at other times it may take days, weeks or even longer. This is solely based on the nature of the request and the required tools to fulfill that request.

If you wish to use the subconscious mind to eliminate fear, this may take a day or two. This is because fear is an aspect of the mind, most times there is nothing to be feared. The subconscious could easily manage this, sending messages to the conscious brain to loosen up and become less tense.

However some requests may take a while longer, for example you place the idea of earning a lot of money in your subconscious.

The subconscious mind will work to bring that along, and you will see that there will be changes in your behavior and habit. You may be more productive and more efficient, hence upon your manager seeing this, he might give you a pay rise. Or you may have a good flow of ideas, increased energy, clear mind so that you can focus on starting a business.

If you place the idea of becoming a strong individual with a toned body and big muscles, the subconscious mind will make working out easier for you in terms of motivation and energy.

You won’t become strong overnight, you will start to work out smarter and faster. Your life will revolve around becoming stronger. Whenever someone offers you an unhealthy snack you will refuse, even though you would have previously accepted.

Many people complain and bicker, mentioning that the usage of the subconscious mind never work. That is because they do not understand the true principles regarding the subconscious mind.

The Nature of the Subconscious Mind

The subconscious mind does not work on magic. “It draws on the infinite power, energy, and wisdom within you.”

Many people are under the foolish assumption that the subconscious mind will manifest anything in a short amount of time. While it may be true that someone else may give you what you have been
trying to manifest, sometimes the subconscious mind will give you all the tools required to manifest your request.

A common request that people wish for is wealth.

Sometimes you may receive that money directly, depending on the amount. But most times the subconscious will give your traits, qualities and habits required to achieve that wealth.

Relationship between the conscious and the subconscious.

I can easily make the assumption that people who wish to harness the power of the subconscious, use affirmations thinking that it will grant them what they desire.

We have heard this everywhere, ‘repeat what you wish to acquire and the subconscious will work on that for you’.

Affirmations do have potential to work, and are effective. However, I believe people do not really grasp the theory and principles behind affirmations, hence limiting their chances of success in using affirmations. For affirmations to work, your conscious mind must believe & have faith in what you are repeating.

Most people repeat “I am wealthy”, while they know deep down they are not. They look into their wallets every day and feel the lack of wealth. Hence, the subconscious mind will not receive the affirmation.

Your subconscious mind takes the orders you give it based upon what your conscious mind believes and accepts as true

How to use affirmations properly?

Repeat AN affirmation while visualizing & feeling the fulfillment of the affirmation.

When you are visualizing you should attempt to the feel the emotions that correspond to the fulfillment of desire.

All thoughts which have been mixed emotionalized (given feeling) and mixed with faith, begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart.”

NAPOLEON HILL

The success of this technique is dependent on the level of visualization someone has.

When visualizing, make sure you visualize the details and make sure the visualization is similar to how the scenario will unfold in real life.

Visualize yourself in the possession of money in an environment you know and frequent in your life, visualize what you are wearing at the time and visualize it as if it was a movie about yourself.

Make general affirmations.

Remember what we said about the issue of people making affirmations and not consciously believing in them. The following technique is aimed at overcoming that barrier.

By making general affirmations, your conscious mind cannot pick up on the validity of the statement.

For instance, a general affirmation that is mentioned in the book is, “By day and night I am being prospered in all of my interests”.

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Heterosuggestions are suggestions from other people that influence an individual’s thinking patterns and attitude.

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Your parents, environment and educators may have been giving you suggestions and certain thinking patterns since you were very young. And you might have been operating through these thinking patterns throughout your life.

For instance, a parent keeps mentioning the statement ‘money is the root of all evil’ in front of a six-year-old child.

That child will grow up with a lack of money, because the subconscious mind holds the program that money is bad and hence keeps him away from money.

It is incumbent for us today to examine if we have any negative programs passed on to us from our parents or our teachers.

To identify negative programs, we must look into our lives and see what aspects of life are we
constantly failing at. Are we failing at securing and maintaining wealth, are we failing at creating strong, close relationships, or are we unable to lose weight or get in shape.

Once you identify an area that you constantly fail at, most likely that it is because of a negative program that was fed to you.

However, as we get older it is important to reject heterosuggestions. For example, If people call you aloof or weird you mustn’t accept that statement. If you continue to reject those statements, that negative program will not enter your subconscious.

However, if people say good things about you, you should accept it. By accepting it you are allowing a positive suggestion to enter your subconscious. And hence you will emulate that positive suggestion more often.

The suggestions of others in themselves have absolutely no power whatever over you except the power that you give them through your own thoughts. You have to give your mental consent; you have to entertain the thought. Then it becomes your thought, and you do the thinking. Remember, you have the capacity to choose.

Choose life ! Choose love ! Choose health !”


Chapter 3: The Miracle Working Power of Your Subconscious


You can discover the miracle working power of your subconscious by plainly stating to your subconscious prior to sleep that you wish a certain specific thing accomplished.”

You will find that the forces within you will be released, leading to the desired result.

The Law of Correspondence is known as; As within, so without; as above so below.

Or,

As in heaven [your own mind], so on earth [in your body and environment]

Whatever is impressed in your subconscious mind is externally manifested.

That is why the American Essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson said,

Man is what he thinks all day long”.


How to convey the idea of perfect health to your subconscious mind?

Relax yourself mentally and physically.

Once you are in a sleepy/drowsy state, mention a detailed suggestion you wish to give the subconscious.

The one Joseph Murphy mentions in the book is; “The perfection of God is now being expressed through me. The idea of perfect health is now filling my subconscious mind. The image God has of me is a perfect image and my subconscious mind recreates my body in perfect accordance with the perfect accordance with the perfect image held in the mind of God.”

Another method in conveying the idea of perfect health to your subconscious mind is through scientific visualization.

To do this, you must be in a relaxed state, then begin to visualize yourself healthy.

How would life change if you become healthy again ?

Visualize yourself going about your day as a healthy man or woman.

Do not leave out any details, make the visualization so real that you feel the emotion of it as if it were real.

Read more on Visualization and Occult Techniques:


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Chapter 5: Mental Healings in Modern Times

The kinetic action of the subconscious mind continues throughout your sleep-time period. Hence, give the subconscious mind something good to work on as you drop off into slumber.”

Imagine the end result you wish to acquire and feel the emotion of its reality.

Chapter 6: Practical Techniques in Mental Healing

Nothing happens by chance. This is a world of law and order.”

Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law.

The KYBALION

The Passing Over Technique for Creating a Program in the Subconscious.

To use the passing over technique you must be in a reverie-like state (daydream).

Think about what you want and see it coming to you from that moment.

For example, you have a cold that you wish to get rid of. You may repeat,

It is passing away now”.

The Visualization Technique

Visualize that which you want to acquire in complete detail.

For example, you want to land a job at a prestigious firm.

Visualize yourself dressed in a certain type of clothing while parking at a car park 5 minutes away from the office. Visualize yourself interacting with people in the elevator as you go up. Visualize everything you can think of.

A mental picture held in the mind, backed by faith will come to pass.”

Faith is of utmost important. You cannot perform any subconscious programming techniques without faith.

Napoleon Hill mentions in the book Think & Grow Rich:

Faith is the head chemist of the mind. When faith is blended with thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence, as in the case of prayer.

The Baudouin Technique:

Enter into a drowsy, sleepy state, or a state akin to sleep.

Sum up your desire into a mantra, or a simple statement (‘Wealth’ or ‘Wealth & Health)

Repeat it over and over again as a lullaby.

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Chapter 7: The Tendency of the Subconscious is Lifeward.

Your subconscious speaks to you in intuitions, impulses, hutches, in-limitations, urges, and ideas.

Chapter 8: How to Get the Results You Want

The subconscious mind follows the dominant idea in your mind.

Everyone has money and success on their mind, but they cannot acquire it because it is not the dominant idea in the mind. They must cast away all short term desires and focus on their main desire in life.

Also, people spend time thinking about money, but they also think about their lack of money at the same time. This is a sure way to trap yourself in a loop of undesirable manifestations.

Avoid conflict between the conscious and subconscious mind.

You can avoid conflict between your conscious and subconscious in a sleepy state.

Imagine the fulfilment of your desire over and over again prior to sleep.

Chapter 9: How to Use the Power of Your Subconscious for Wealth.

Repeat the following statement for about five minutes to yourself three or four times a day, “Wealth — Success.”

The reason for this particular statement instead of the statement “I am wealthy” is
because if you repeat the latter statement, there will be a conflict between the two minds.

Hence, these types of affirmations will not be of any use.

When you repeat the words, “Wealth”, you instil in yourself the feeling of wealth.

The feeling of wealth produces wealth.

Another method in avoiding mental conflict is by making general affirmations.

“By day and by night I am being prospered by all my interests”

This affirmation will not arouse any argument because it does not contradict your
subconscious mind’s impression of financial lack.

One preventative factor of wealth is envy.

The way to overcome this emotion is to say to yourself, “Isn’t it wonderful! I rejoice in that man’s propensity. I wish for him greater and greater wealth“.

Chapter 10: Your Right to Be Rich.

People have been conditioned to hate money.

They refer to money as “filthy lucre” or “the love of money is the root of all evil.

Another reason they do not prosper is that they have a sneaky subconscious feeling
there is some virtue in poverty.

This subconscious pattern may be due to early childhood training, superstition, or it could be based on a false interpretation of scriptures.

You must never criticize what you desire as you cannot attract what you criticize.

It is important that you change your attitude and subconscious to possess the right beliefs about money.

Use a selection of the following statements several times a day:

I like money, I love it, I use it wisely, constructively, and judiciously. Money is constantly circulating in my life. I release it with joy, and it returns to me multiplied in a wonderful way. It is good and very good. Money flows to me in avalanches of abundance. I use it for good only, and I am grateful for my good and for the riches of my mind.

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Chapter 11: Your Subconscious Mind as a Partner in Success.

How to achieve success

The first step to success is to find out the work you love to do, then you must pursue that type of work.

“The process of realizing your Lifes Task comes in three stages:

First you must connect or reconnect with your inclinations, that sense of uniqueness.

Second, . . . you must look at the career path you are already on or are about to begin. The choice of this path-or redirection of it-is critical.

Finally, you must see your career more as a journey with twists and turns rather than a straight line.”

Robert GREENE

The second step to success is to specialize in some particular branch of work and know more about it than anyone else.

You must concentrate your forces into one niche. By doing this you become a master at something that the competition is not.

The 23rd Law in the book: 48 Laws of Power mentions –

Conserve your forces and energies by keeping them concentrated at their strongest point. You gain more by finding a rich mine and mining it deeper, than by flitting from one shallow mine to another-intensity defeats extensity every time

Robert Greene


The third step is the most important one.

You must be sure that the thing you want to do does not redound to your success only. Your desire must not be selfish; it must benefit humanity.

We advise our readers to read the following paragraphs, as the western world have never spread this advice to the people.

Is it the ambition of your life to accumulate great wealth, and thus to acquire a great name and along with it happiness and satisfaction? Then remember that whether these will come to you will depend entirely upon the use and disposition you make of your wealth. If you regard it as a private trust to be used for the highest good of mankind, then well and good, these will come to you.

If your object, however, is to pile it up, to hoard it, then neither will come; and you will find it a life as unsatisfactory as one can live. There is, there can be, no greatness in things, in material things, of themselves. The greatness is determined entirely by the use and disposition made of them. The greatest greatness and the only true greatness in the world is unselfish love and service and self-devotion to one’s fellow-man.

This is from Ralph Waldo Trine’s book What the World is A-Seeking: Or, The Vital Law of True Life, True Greatness Power and Happiness.



Chapter 12: Scientists Use the Subconscious Mind.

Here is a simple technique you can use to receive guidance on any subject: Quiet the mind and still the body. Tell the body to relax; it has to obey you. It has no volition, initiative, or self-conscious intelligence.

Try to solve it with your conscious mind. Think how happy you would be about the perfect solution. Sense the feeling you would have if the perfect answer were yours now.

You delay the answer by thinking it will take a long time or that it is a major problem. Your subconscious has no problem it knows only the answer.


Chapter 13: Your Subconscious and the Wonders of Sleep.

You build your own future in your mind.

Whatever you habitually think about shall come to pass.

Remember that the future, the result of your habitual thinking, is already in your
mind except when you change it through prayer
.

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Chapter 14: Your Subconscious Mind and Marital Problems.


• How to attract the ideal husband

Begin now to impress your subconscious mind with the qualities and characteristics
you desire in a man.

The nagging wife.

Many times the reason the wife nags is because she gets no attention. Oftentimes, it is a craving for love and affection. Give your wife attention and show your appreciation. Praise and exalt all her many good points.

• The brooding husband.

The man who is brooding, bitter, and resentful can swallow his sharp remarks, abate his anger, and he can go to great lengths to be considerate, kind, and courteous.

Chapter 15: Your Subconscious Mind and Your Happiness.

Marcus Aurelius, the great Roman philosopher once said:

“A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it”

Meditations

These days there are people who wish to achieve happiness by the purchasing of goods and attainment of wealth. They will never become happy through the attainment of wealth.

Wealth in and of itself will not make you happy,

The happiest are usually the best in the art of living life successfully.

You must choose happiness.

Happiness is a habit.

There is no block to your happiness. External things are not causative; these are effects, not cause. Take your cue from the only creative principle within you. Your thought is cause, and a new cause produces a new effect. Choose happiness.

Chapter 16: Your Subconscious Mind and Harmonious Human Relations.

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.

The daily headlines made him sick.

It is common knowledge that the news is in the business of fear and hatred. They know fear and negative emotions sell more than anything else so they fill our sceens with negativity.

Look at this short story:

A woman wrote to me about her husband, saying that he goes into a rage when he reads what certain newspaper columnists write in the newspaper. She added that this constant reaction of anger and suppressed rage on his part brought on bleeding ulcers, and his physician recommended an emotional reconditioning.

I invited this man to see me and I explained to him the way his mind functions indicating how emotionally immature it was to get angry when others write articles with which he disapproves or disagrees.

He began to realize that he should give the newspaperman freedom to express himself even though the latter disagreed with him politically, religiously, or in any other way. In the same manner, the newspaperman would give him freedom to write a letter to the newspaper disagreeing with his published statements.

He learned that he could disagree without being disagreeable.

To do so would mean that you had descended to that state of low mental vibration and become one with the negative atmosphere of theother. Too many times you will see yourself or others being affected by other people’s opinions and criticism.

Give no one in all the world the power to deflect you from your goal, your aim in life, which is to express your hidden talents to the world, to serve humanity, and to reveal more and more of God’s wisdom, truth, and beauty to all people in the world

On becoming emotionally mature.

What the other person says or does cannot really annoy or irritate you except you permit him to disturb you.

When you become emotionally mature, you do not respond negatively to the criticism and resentment of others. To do so would mean that you had descended to that state of low mental vibration and become one with the negative atmosphere of the other.

Be careful of social media and advertising.

Joseph Murphy is not present in current times when the proliferation of advertising and social media posts is causing a circus of misery among young people & old people.

The advice is the same. Either delete social media or be careful of what you see. The eyes are among the first pathways to jealously and jealously is among the first pathways to misery.

Advertisers bombard us with highly effective subliminal messages. Our continual connection to social media makes us prone to new forms of viral emotional effects. These are not media designed for calm reflection. With their constant presence, we have less and less mental space to step back and think.

THe LAWS OF HUMAN NATURE.
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Chapter 17: How to Use Your Subconscious Mind for Forgiveness.

You cannot be hurt by criticism when you know that you are master of your thoughts, reactions, and emotions. This gives you the opportunity to pray and bless the other, thereby blessing yourself.

To forgive is to give something for. Give love, peace, joy, wisdom, and all the blessings of life to the other, until there is no sting left in your mind. This is really the acid test of forgiveness.

Chapter 18: How Your Subconscious Removes Mental Blocks.

How to break or build a habit

Habit is the function of your subconscious mind. You learned to swim, ride a bicycle, dance, and drive a car by consciously doing these things over and over again until they established tracks in your subconscious mind.

Then, the automatic habit action of your subconscious mind took over. This is sometimes called second nature, which is a reaction of your subconscious mind to your thinking and acting.

If you repeat a negative thought or act over a period of time, you will be under the compulsion of a habit. The law of your subconscious is compulsion.

When you have an intense hunger to overcome anything in your life, there will be a path out.

However, if you don’t have an intense hunger, then the opportunity will not present itself.

Consider this statement:

“All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. But as that decision is repeated, a habit sprouts and grows stronger. Roots entrench themselves and branches grow. The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us. And the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time.”

Atomic Habits

Chapter 19: How to Use Your Subconscious Mind to Remove Fear.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher and poet, said, “Do the thing you are afraid to do, and the death of fear is certain.”

Thoughts enveloped in the powerful emotion of fear are realized in the subconscious mind.

For instance if you fear you may fail a test, even though you have all the content memorized and have practiced well. The subconscious will place mental blocks while you are doing your exam as you imprinted the fear of failing in your subconscious mind.

There are two types of fear:

Normal Fear: This is the natural fear that is in every human. This fear is for self-preservation. If we hear a loud sound we are scared, we switch into a fight or flight mode in order to handle the situation.

Abnormal Fear: Abnormal fear takes place when man lets his imagination run riot.

The solution to abnormal fear.

When fear arises, there immediately comes with it a desire for some-thing opposite to the thing feared. Place your attention on the thing immediately desired. Get absorbed and engrossed in your desire, knowing that the subjective always overturns the objective.

A well known method that psychologists advise their patients with is exposure.

You can never leave a fear a behind without facing it.

Consider the following exercise mentioned in the book ‘Know Your Mind: Everyday Emotional and Psychological Problems and How to Overcome Them‘:

To work properly, exposure needs to be done regularly, for at least 45 minutes 3-5 times a week, and systematically. Begin by drawing up a list of the situations you find frightening, and rank them in order of how stressful they are. So if, for example, you have a fear of spiders, you might run like this:

Least Stressful
————————–Looking at pictures of spiders.
————————–Looking at small spiders in a jar.
————————–Having a small spider on my hand.
————————–Looking a large spider in a jar.
————————–Having a large spider on my hand.
Most Stresful
Table from Know Your Mind: Evereday Emotional and Psychological Problems and How to Overcome Them’

Start with the least frightening task on the list and, when you’re comfortable with it, move on to the next one.

Chapter 20: How to Stay Young in Spirit Forever.

Man is as strong as he thinks he is, and as valuable as he thinks he is.

Diets- and exercises won’t keep you young. As a man thinketh, so is he.

Fear of old age can bring about physical and mental deterioration.

Your retirement is a new venture. Take up new studies and new interests. You can now do the things you always wanted to do when you were so busy making a living. Give your attention to living life.


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