Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ron West Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Posted: 2016-12-11

THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND THE CONNECTING LINK

Another Great lesson! Still so much to learn!

In this chapter, Napoleon Hill shares with us the power that the SUBCONSCIOUS mind has a free spirit, which picks up our most dominant thoughts at all times!

We must therefore, ALWAYS feed it with POSITIVE thoughts from our CONCIOUS mind, in order for it to communicate what we want to the Universe, the Infinite Intelligence.

Hill points us back to the chapter 4 on Auto-suggestion, where he states:

“After you have read the entire book, come back to this chapter, and follow in spirit, and in action, this instruction:

READ THE ENTIRE CHAPTER ALOUD ONCE EVERY NIGHT, UNTIL YOU BECOME THOROUGHLY CONVINCED THAT THE PRINCIPLE OF AUTO-SUGGESTION IS SOUND THAT IT WILL ACCOMPLISH FOR YOU ALL THAT HAS BEEN CLAIMED FOR IT.

AS YOU READ, UNDERSCORE WITH A PENCIL EVERY SENTENCE WHICH IMPRESSES YOU FAVORABLY.

Follow the foregoing instruction to the letter, and it will open the way for a complete understanding, and mastery of the principles of success.”

That statement then led me back to the Chapter 3 FAITH, in which we are required to set down our statement of “SELF-CONFIDENCE” using the ‘Self Confidence Formula’ as our guide.

In using this formula, we are required in the Fifth part to:

 “...eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself.”

That surely is the part which should, eliminate all the ‘negative’ self talk from our thoughts and minds, leaving only room for good ‘positive’ thoughts to remain, therefore providing our SUBCONSCIOUS mind with the correct messages with which to communicate with the Universe, the Infinite Intelligence.

Hill continues here with the need to sign our statement which re-enforces our commitment:

I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud once a day, with full FAITH that it will gradually influence my THOUGHTS and ACTIONS so that I will become a self-reliant, and successful person.”

We learn once more, that “Thoughts are Things”, from the passage by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, where she writes:

“You never can tell what a thought will do In bringing you hate or love— For thoughts are things, and their airy wings Are swifter than carrier doves.

They follow the law of the universe— Each thing creates its kind, And they speed O’er the track to bring you back Whatever went out from your mind.”

Therefore here we should be aware of the power that thoughts have and therefore should always be of a ‘positive’ nature, for us to succeed.

Later in this Chapter, we are also reminded of the “Seven Major Positive Emotions” and the immense power that they portray in helping us develop a sense of ‘money consciousness’, but only if they are USED  constantly so that they negate the ‘Seven Major Negative Emotions’ from our thoughts completely. Both emotions cannot exist together in our minds; we have to be ‘all in’ with “Positive Thoughts & Actions”.

Here are Hill’s definitions, plus the instructions on their use, for the Positive, and avoidance for the Negative emotions:

THE SEVEN MAJOR POSITIVE EMOTIONS

The emotion of DESIRE The emotion of FAITH The emotion of LOVE The emotion of SEX The emotion of ENTHUSIASM The emotion of ROMANCE The emotion of HOPE

There are other positive emotions, but these are the seven most powerful, and the ones most commonly used in creative effort. Master these seven emotions (they can be mastered only by USE), and the other positive emotions will be at your command when you need them. Remember, in this connection, that you are studying a book which is intended to help you develop a “money consciousness” by filling your mind with positive emotions. One does not become money conscious by filling one’s mind with negative emotions.

THE SEVEN MAJOR NEGATIVE EMOTIONS (To be avoided)

The emotion of FEAR The emotion of JEALOUSY The emotion of HATRED The emotion of REVENGE The emotion of GREED The emotion of SUPERSTITION The emotion of ANGER

Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. One or the other must dominate. It is your responsibility to make sure that positive emotions constitute the dominating influence of your mind.

Here the law of HABIT will come to your aid. Form the habit of applying and using the positive emotions! Eventually, they will dominate your mind so completely, that the negatives cannot enter it.

Only by following these instructions literally, and continuously, can you gain control over your subconscious mind. The presence of a single negative in your conscious mind is sufficient to destroy all chances of constructive aid from your subconscious mind.”  

We must follow these instructions, in order for our SUBCONCIOUS minds to work in our favour, as we truly desire, for us to be successful.

Thank you for sharing this great lesson, I for one, have learnt so much just in this one chapter, as it is all coming together, slowly but surely.

Ron

Southampton UK