James Lombard Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Ctrl/Cmd+V The Subconscious Mind
Levels of consciousness may be compared to different sea levels. On the surface is the conscious level and on the seabed is the subconscious mind. In transcendental meditation, as one says a mantra, one descends to different levels until one reaches the ultimate state of oneness.
Hill says: “The subconscious mind will not remain idle. If you fail to plant desires in your subconscious mind, it will feed upon the thoughts which reach it as the result of your neglect.” So, influence it or it will be influenced by others; by the media, relatives, friends, peers.
However, we can influence our subconscious minds if we have a written down definite purpose or desire and constantly re-iterate it by means of self-talk. In order to influence it, we must speak its language. Hill says: “You must speak its language, or it will not heed your call.” He speaks of the emotions being like yeast causing bread to rise. “These emotions, or feeling impulses, may be likened to yeast in a loaf of bread, because they constitute the action element which transforms thought impulses from the passive to the active state.” The dominant thoughts in your subconscious mind will determine whether you or others control you. If you can control your mind, you can achieve success in any undertaking. But make sure that the yeast you use is “faith”; believe you have already secured what you’ve asked for. Hill says that many people who pray do not believe that their prayers will be answered and because of this God or, in Hill’s words, “Infinite Intelligence”, will not respond.
In the chapter on faith, Hill says: “…. Conduct yourself just as you would if you were already in possession of the material thing which you are demanding when you call upon our subconscious mind.” In other words, “act as if” what you’re seeking has already been given. So, if you want self-confidence, and that is part of your self-talk, act self-confidently and sooner or later it will appear. The same way of acting should be used to attain other goals and purposes. In the chapter on autosuggestion, on the subject of money, Hill gives us a self-talk, part of which says: “I believe that I will have this money in my possession. My faith is so strong that I can now see this money before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is now awaiting transfer to me at the time, and in the proportion that I deliver the service I intend in return for it.”
Regards and best wishes to all.
James Lombard, Dublin, Ireland.