Visualization of and Belief in attainment of Desire
Hill points out that Faith is one of the 3 most powerful positive emotions. It is psychic and relates to the spiritual side of man.
"A thought thus “magnetized” with emotion may be compared to a seed which, when planted in fertile soil, germinates, grows, and multiplies itself over and over again, until that which was originally one small seed, becomes countless millions of seeds of the SAME BRAND!" Hill
In 74BC, a prophet named Alma offered this experiment as he spoke to a crowd on how to have faith in God (or the infinite intelligence).
“now, we will compare the word (of God) unto a seed. Now, if ye give place that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief…behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed,…for it beginneth to enlarge my soul, yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding… (plant seed in heart = emotion, believe in the seed, as it grows you feel it and become enlightened)
Yea; for every seed bringeth forth unto its own likeness. Therefore, if a seed groweth it is good, but if it growth not, behold it is not good, therefore it is cast away. (we have slipped into a wrong path—leave it)
And now behold, because ye have tried the experiment and planted the seed, and it swelleth and sprouteth, and beginneth to grow, ye must needs know that the seed is good. (recognize it’s goodness—stay on this path)
And behold, as the tree beginneth to grow, ye will say; Let us nourish it with great care that it may get root, that it may grow up, and bring forth fruit unto us. And now behold, if ye nourish it with much care it will get root, and grow up, and bring forth fruit. (constantly nourish the seed, see the fruit in the harvest)
But if ye neglect the tree, and take no thought for its nourishment, behold it will not get any root; and with the heat of the sun cometh and scorcheth it, because it hath no root, it withers away, and ye pluck it up and cast it out. (lack of diligence will cause it to die & become trash)
But if you will nourish the word, yea, nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence, and with patience, looking forward to the fruit therof, it shall take root, and behold it shall be a tree spirning up into everlasting life." ( by diligence & patience, you will have reached your goal)
The following are some of Hill’s thoughts on Faith.
FAITH is the element, the “chemical” which, when mixed with prayer, gives one direct communication with Infinite Intelligence. Hill
FAITH is the element which transforms the ordinary vibration of thought, created by the finite mind of man, into the spiritual equivalent. Hill
FAITH is the only agency through which the cosmic force of Infinite Intelligence can be harnessed and used by man. Hill
Hill pleads for us to “realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality, therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.”
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of thigs not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
Thanks Linda and Michael. Another thought provoking and life changing lesson for me. Thanks for those of you who are here to support and learn from this mastermind group.