Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Thelma Brittain Nashville, TN - Tennessee, United States

Posted: 2016-08-29

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objective mind through any of the five senses, is classified and recorded, and from which thoughts may be recalled or withdrawn as letters may be taken from a filing cabinet.
 

The subconscious mind is something extraordinary. The subconscious mind does not run on batteries or plug into a wall, how does it work? it works through a method of procedure, unknown to man. I often wondered if sleep walking is apart of the subconscious mind awaking, then taking over a person's body to do what it desires to do as if it were conscious.
 
 Example: I made Turkey burgers for me and my two daughters, there were two left over one had Cheyenne pepper on it, that was the one I really wanted. I told my daughters they could have them since their were only two left. I thought about that burger as I fell asleep, I woke up man! I had a strong desire to get up and eat that burger but, I couldn't decide to eat or not to eat that Turkey burger.  I got up and fix the burger they way I like and it was so good, that hit the spot. Well, three hours later my oldest daughter sent me a text. " WHO ATE MY TURKEY BURGER!!! I said "not me" he he. I said did you see me fix it a Turkey burger?  She said "No but, I know you ate it". I tried to explain to her that my subconscious mind woke up and cause me to sleep walk into the kitchen and fix that burger and my conscious mind was asleep.  She didn't but that story.
 
I don't sleep walk but My niece does, this lesson made me wonder if sleep walking is connected to the subconscious mind causing a person to sleep walk, or  like someone having a split personality. The movie Secret Window with Johnny Depp his subconscious mind was doing things he didn't remember doing, that has to be a scary feeling to hear someone say you did something you don't remember. I never thought about this until I read this lesson. It is interesting how the mind works.
 
 
 
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.
 
I think you can have negative and positive emotions occupy the mind at the same time, that when you have a decision to make, should I do this or should I do that. In the end the more dominant emotion will win.
 

Here the law of HABIT will come to your aid. Form the habit of applying and using the positive emotions! Eventually, they will dominate your mind so completely, that the negatives cannot enter it.
 
Thinking with positive emotions on a daily basis can be a struggle. If you are around negative family, friends, co-workers or society this is the best time to practice thinking positive; doing this on a daily basis will become a little easier each day, how awesome would it be to never have a single negative thought in your mind and then be able to teach others to do the same, the world would be a much better place. It a process like this even possible? I make it a daily habit now days to think as positive as I can but, when something negative comes into my mind I always block it out and say something positive and ask God to help me to be more positive. I still battle with positive thinking everyday.
 

If you pray for a thing, but have fear as you pray, that you may not receive it, or that your prayer will not be acted upon by Infinite Intelligence, your prayer will have been in vain.
 
Prayer does, sometimes, result in the realization of that for which one prays. If you have ever had the experience of receiving that for which YOU prayed, go back in your memory, and recall your actual STATE OF MIND, while you were praying, and you will know, for sure, that the theory here described is more than a theory.
 
 
 
I always pray daily at least twice I'm not sure if it is in fear not thinking about it I may prayed in fear and didn't know it. If you pray in fear that you may lose someone and you do is this the same as having fear as you pray?
 
If I forget to pray my day is not a good one something always go wrong. I do notice that when I am really needing God's help I do receive the help I was asking for and some days nothing happens. I will start noticing what  my state of mind I am in when I pray. I have never thought about this theory before, this is a very interesting thought. I wonder if I can figure this out. I have always believed that taking prayer out of our schools and taking God out of society this is why our World is in such chaos.
 

I wish prayer was back in schools and society, to give those of us who believe a since of peace everywhere we walk.