Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ken Klemm Spring Hill, FL, USA

Posted: 2021-05-05

“I never approach the discussion of the subconscious 
mind without a feeling of littleness and inferiority 
due, perhaps, to the fact that man’s entire stock of 
knowledge on this subject is so pitifully limited. The 
very fact that the subconscious mind is the medium of 
communication between the thinking mind of man and 
Infinite Intelligence is, of itself, a thought which 
almost paralyzes one’s reason.

“After you have accepted, as a reality, the existence 
of the subconscious mind, and understand its 
possibilities, as a medium for transmuting your DESIRES 
into their physical or monetary equivalent, you will 
comprehend the full significance of the instructions 
given in the chapter on DESIRE. You will also 
understand why you have been repeatedly admonished to 
MAKE YOUR DESIRES CLEAR, AND TO REDUCE THEM TO WRITING.

“You will also understand the necessity of PERSISTENCE 
in carrying out instructions.

“The thirteen principles are the stimuli with which you 
acquire the ability to reach, and to influence your 
subconscious mind. Do not become discouraged, if you 
cannot do this upon the first attempt. Remember that 
the subconscious mind may be voluntarily directed only 
through habit, under the directions given in the 
chapter on FAITH. You have not yet had time to master 
faith. Be patient. Be persistent.” ~Napoleon Hill

“You cannot entirely control your subconscious mind, 
but you can voluntarily hand over to it any plan, 
desire, or purpose which you wish transformed into 
concrete form. Read, again, instructions for using the 
subconscious mind, in the chapter on autosuggestion.” ~ 
Napoleon Hill

As powerful as it is, the subconscious is gullible. It 
is also brutally honest. It tells the world, through 
non-verbal means, who we believe we are.

It speaks body language - the involuntary movement of 
muscles controlling the face, eyes, limbs and posture. 
One does not need to study this language to read it. We 
are all fluent - at the unconscious level.

Note that many politicians have admitted they were 
coached and earnestly practiced voluntary control over 
their body language to cover their lying to people (or 
their personal lack of confidence in what they were 
telling others).

The subconscious also triggers the sweat glands, and 
the evaporating sweat carries pheremone molecules into 
the air  - produced by involuntary gland secretions 
triggered by emotional states.

Humans are not generally thought to have highly 
developed senses of smell, such as those of dogs; but 
olfactory stimuli (at the unconscious level) more 
readily trigger feelings of nostalgia than images or 
sounds.

Examples: The aroma of a meal a parent frequently 
prepared when you were a child, a fragrance worn by 
someone you romanced, the exhaust from a vintage 
automobile manufactured before the existence of 
catalytic converters.

The subconscious also produces the Emotional Energy 
discussed in Chapter 11 - the warm radiation of 
Positive Emotions and the cool draw of Negative 
Emotions. Humans and all other creatures feel this 
energy flow at the unconscious level.

Here’s something interesting: I often hear folks 
complain that everyone around them is negative (the 
people in their orbit).

Look up at the night sky. See the bright objects other 
than stars - the Moon when it’s high overhead; the 
planets Venus, Mercury and Jupiter - all shine with a 
brilliant white light. Mars shines bright with a 
reddish tinge and the Earth (as seen from space) is a 
brilliant blue jewel with swirling white clouds.

The satellites orbiting the Sun reflect back what the 
Sun gives them.

So, what are we giving to those who orbit us?

Now, most people don’t see themselves as an Emotional 
Energy Source; they see themselves as a satellite - 
depending on another as a source for their emotional 
state.

I don’t believe there is anything wrong with that, 
depending on who your source is.

The risk of emotional dependency on another living 
person is their mortality (unless you’ve achieved a 
strong spiritual connection).

Many base their hopes and dreams on a leader - such as 
the President of the United States. Not only are they 
mortal, but their maximum time is four years - unless 
re-elected for another four years. Either way, the most 
you have of them is eight years.

There is no guarantee of consistency between one such 
leader and the next. The motto of the 45th President 
was, “Make America Great Again, ” whereas the motto of 
the 46th seems to be, “Make America Hate Again.”

Hill suggests we should strive to establish a strong 
connection with Infinite Intelligence - the Source who 
fueled all the trillions of trillions of stars in the 
trillions of galaxies throughout the Universe.

Now, some folks find it hard to believe in things 
spiritual. Interestingly, some of them find it easier 
to believe that extraterrestrials visited our ancient 
ancestors and inspired their cultures and religious 
beliefs.

Your Friend and Servant,

Ken Klemm - Florida, USA

P.S. “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the 
light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in 
darkness, but will have the light of life.” - John 8:12