Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Mervyn Drury Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Posted: 2016-08-31

Chapter 12



The Eleventh Step toward Riches

The functioning of the Subconscious Mind in complex and still is not fully understood, although much more is known regarding its functions today than in Hill’s Era. Basically its functions can be divided in to three, a complex storage system similar in operation to that of an office filing system with one exception that documents once received by the Subconscious Mind cannot be deleted.

The Subconscious Mind’s second function is to act as a “gate” or Filter” between the Conscious Mind of a person and the Subconscious Mind. Both positive and negative thoughts can pass through the gate.  Negative thoughts pass through the gate unheeded and thus are constantly bombarding the subconscious mind.

In the case of Positive thoughts these require an increase in their vibration, which is caused by one or more of the human emotions in the conscious mind allowing them to be driven them through the gate.

Man has developed ways to train the conscious mind, by the use of self talk, to control which thoughts are transmitted through the gate. A strong and emotional charge self talk prevents the flow of negative thoughts through the gate. Hill states that positive and negative thoughts cannot co-exist.

The third function of the Subconscious Mind is that of communication, it provides the connecting link through which the Thinking (Conscious) mind of a person directly broadcasts thoughts and ideas to Infinite Intelligence.

There are triggers which promote the recall of past experiences from the Subconscious Mind, which can be positive or negative. In my own experience negative triggers, in the form of abusive and defamatory words, pass easily and unheeded into the Subconscious Mind producing immediately negative memories and a fall in self esteem. It has taken many hours of work and personal development to combat such instances. However my solution in these instances is myself talk, said immediately with positive emotion and walking away from the person making the remarks.

I have been accused of being a cowered by walking away, but believe you me it took a lot of courage to do it the first time, particularly when pursued by the person uttering the abuse and continuing to do so. But I learnt that this was the way to maintain my self esteem, rather than the stay argue and fight solution which does neither party any good.

I owe a great debt to this group and to Michael and Linda for their belief in me whilst I did not believe in myself.

Mervyn Drury

Casey, ACT, Australia.