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

Posted: 2017-12-09

Chapter 4 Auto-Suggestion


The Third Step toward Riches

“Affirmations are one of the simplest and most powerful things we can do to change the quality of our lives and to create the things we want”.  Mark Allen

Hill tells us and I quote, “NO THOUGHT, whether it be negative or positive, CAN ENTER THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND WITHOUT THE AID OF THE PRINCIPLE OF AUTO-SUGGESTION, with the exception of thoughts picked up from the ether. Stated differently, all sense impressions which are perceived through the five senses, are stopped by the CONSCIOUS thinking mind, and may be either passed on to the subconscious mind, or rejected, at will. The conscious faculty serves, therefore, as an outer-guard to the approach of the subconscious.

The Oxford Dictionary defines “Autosuggestion” in the following way, “The influencing of your physical or mental state by thoughts and ideas that come from yourself rather than from other people”.

“It can be defined differently as “Autosuggestion is the power of mind over matter - if you convince yourself that you are cured, you will be”.

Autosuggestion is therefore the concentrated use of a phrase or sentence said aloud several hundred times daily to trick the Subconscious Mind into believing something that we passionately Desire.  The quote by Mark Allan at the commencement of this lesson summarises the attributes of Self Talk. It must state clearly what we desire, employ one or more of the Human Emotions, which gives it power, and be said several hundred times daily. Words said without emotion will not have any effect upon the frequency of vibration required to pass ideas and desires from the conscious to the subconscious mind.

A good example of unanswered self talk is prayers taken and said from a book, rarely do these have human emotions as part of the mix and therefore do not pass from the conscious thinking mind of man through to the subconscious mind and finally to the Ether (God). Where prayers are in response to a given incident or desire there is certainly an amount of human emotion present. This will causes increased vibration of the conscious mind and causes the prayer to be translated into the spiritual for onward transmission to the subconscious mind and thence to God.

The development of a strong self talk takes time. A good guide to the crafting of a self talk will be found in the mff audio achieves by Ken Klemm. Even after we have a powerful self talk in which we have Faith, for most of us it takes practice to mix the required amount emotion together with concentration to ensure that we say it consistently several hundred times per day.

Mervyn Drury

Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.