Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Mervyn Drury Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Posted: 2017-10-24

Chapter 12 The Subconscious Mind


The Eleventh Step toward Riches

“Just keep your conscious mind busy with expectation of the best.” Joseph Murphy 

The study of this chapter always inspires me, I amazed at the makeup of the Subconscious Mind, even with today’s technological advances we still do not fully understand where the subconscious mind abides within the Mind of Man. We do understand that it is the connecting link between the conscious thinking mind of man and Infinite Intelligence.

How does it accomplish this? Firstly as Hill clearly states in the opening of the Chapter and I quote:

“THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND consists of a field of consciousness, in which every impulse of thought that reaches the objective mind through any of the five senses, is classified and recorded, and from which thoughts may be recalled or withdrawn as letters may be taken from a filing cabinet.
It receives, and files, sense impressions or thoughts, regardless of their nature. You may VOLUNTARILY plant in your subconscious mind any plan, thought, or purpose which you desire to translate into its physical or monetary equivalent. The subconscious acts first on the dominating desires which have been mixed with emotional feeling, such as faith.”
Remember that the Subconscious Mind does not sleep it works day and night and receives both positive and negative thoughts, negative thoughts are permitted direct entry to the Subconscious Mind unlike Positive Thoughts which require planting into the Subconscious Mind by the use of Auto Suggestion, or as we know it at Mentoring For Free, Self Talk. Thus we do have control over our Subconscious Mind, negative and positive thoughts cannot coexist, therefore be the continuous planting of positive thoughts, plans and positive action we can exclude negative thoughts from entering into the Subconscious Mind. This takes practice and the use of Self Talk said several hundred times per day.
Hill’s reference to the Subconscious Mind being a filing cabinet is interesting for unlike a normal filing cabinet whilst files can be withdrawn for use, they cannot be deleted or destroyed.  This is why memories can be recalled when certain actions or words trigger such recalls.
The other part of the Subconscious Mind is its ability to communicate with the Universe, Infinite Intelligence or God, which ever term you like to use for that Higher Power which gives use the dreams, plans and necessary actions to provide our goals and achievement of the same.
The communication between the Subconscious Mind and Infinite Intelligence is accomplished in exactly the same way that sounds in one place are transmitted across the Ether and heard in one or more other places. In the case of sound this is accomplished by increasing the frequency of the sound many thousands of times, which allows it to be transmitted. At a receiving point the frequency is stepped down to normal frequency and is heard as normal sound.
In the case of the Subconscious Mind the increase in vibration (frequency) is accomplished through the use of the Human Emotions, this being described in the previous chapter on Desire, Faith and Sex Transmutation. Hill uses the act of Pray as an example, saying that, the use of prayers contained in and read from a book, have little impact in achieving what is being asked for. It is the prayers that are spontaneous and said with emotion, particularly Faith, which will be heard and answered by the Universe (God).
The quote by Joseph Murphy at the head of this lesson I believe sums up the actions we must take to ensure we use the Subconscious Mind to its full capacity.
I quote Michael Dlouhy, “how you do anything is how you do everything”, let us apply the thirteen principles contained in this Book to ensure that we accomplish all we desire to accomplish with our life. Do not dismiss dreams or hunches, they are the guidance from Infinite Intelligence, for us not to die with our music still in us.
Mervyn Drury
Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.