Martin Hall Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Chapter 3 FAITH
This is Hill's definition of faith:
"FAITH is a state of mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of autosuggestion."
Once they are embedded in the subconscioius mind, it will turn these instructions into "spiritual signals" which it will transmit to Infinite Intelligence. Infinite Intelligence will then use these signals to create a physical reality.
Faith is the next step involved in turning our "burning desire" into reality.
As I see it, Faith is the belief that what we desire not only CAN, but WILL happen. And if you can see your desire as a reality, you will attract the related events into your life.
Sounds simple, doesn't it?
Well, I find that developing such a state of mind takes a lot of effort in terms of well thought-out and often repeated self -talk.
The "default setting" of the human mind is negative. Negative thoughts can quickly undermine our best efforts in this area at the best of times. Of course it's worse when things aren't going so well. Right now I'm not getting as many downloads as I think I ought to be getting(does this sound familiar?).As a consequence I'm hearing a voice inside me saying things like "this is never going to work out", "maybe this Network Marketing thing wasn't such a good idea", "you've given it your best shot and it hasn't worked, you might as well give it up". and so on.Indeed, I sometimes feel that a whole army of what St Paul refers to as "Principalities and Powers" is secretly and silently conspiring to keep me at rock bottom.
Like I said, it takes a lot of effort in the autosuggestion department to defeat negativity.
It takes one other thing too - ACTION.
I sometimes feel that the universe takes more notice of what you DO than of what you SAY and THINK. If you show by your actions that you really want a certain outcome, you're more likely to get it.
So I shan't only be continuing with my self-talk, but I shall be continuing with and attempting to improve myefforts to get sign-ups.
I shall be trying to show the universe that I mean it.
Martin Hall Stourbridge United Kingdom.