Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, USA

Posted: 2016-05-12


   I was 10 years old the first time I prepared supper for my mother. I still remember

the surprised look on her face. She just couldn’t figure out how I knew to cook a full

meal. Her biggest ah-ha moment was when she saw the cornbread I had made. Her

only question was, “How did you know how to make the cornbread?” My answer was

simple, “I watched you.” I see now this knowledge of how I cooked the cornbread was

an early imprint into my subconscious by repeatedly watching both my parents as they

cooked meals.

   “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recorded, and from which thoughts may be recalled or withdrawn as letters may be taken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.”

   We are receiving impressions, thoughts, and ideas which are imprinted into the subconscious

mind. This subconscious mind can go to the well of the Infinite Intelligence for the power to transmute

one’s desires into their physical equivalent. Even though I cannot entirely control my subconscious

mind, I can voluntarily give it any plan, desire, or purpose I wish transformed into concrete form, and

the best way is through my self-talk.

   In order to voluntarily give to the subconscious mind, we are called to the development of habits

practiced on a daily basis. There is a choice before us to have negative or positive habits, but remember

negative and positive cannot coexist. To quote Mr. Hill, “You are now engaged in trying to help shut off the

flow of negative impulses, and to aid in voluntarily influencing your subconscious mind, through positive

impulses of desire.”

   I still enjoy and have fun cooking. In the winter months I will prepare a big pot of homemade vegetable

soup or chili for my grandchildren. I do know the end product depends on the ingredients I put into the mix.

  Too much or not enough salt, seasonings, or spices will affect the outcome. Likewise, the subconscious

mind is more susceptible to influence by impulses of thought mixed or seasoned with feelings or emotions.

   From TGR we learned of 7 major positive emotions to put into the pot of the subconscious mind: The emotions

of DESIRE, FAITH, LOVE. SEX, ENTHUSIASM, ROMANCE and HOPE. (Michael adds prosperity) If I am to

have the “success consciousness,” I will fill my mind with positive emotion.

   Warning! The soup pot of the subconscious mind will be tainted by the negative emotions of FEAR, JEALOUSY,

HATRED, REVENGE, GREED, SUPERSTITION and ANGER.  “Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the

mind at the same time. One or the other must dominate. It is your responsibility to make sure that

positive emotions constitute the dominating influence of your mind.”

   Let it start with prayer. In my prayers I ask my God to ignite the positive emotion so to dominate my mind with

what is right and good at all times. This is my prayer for each of those who participate in MFF.


Nathan Grimes

Lubbock, TX USA