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

Posted: 2016-12-14

Chapter 12



The Eleventh Step toward Riches

The Subconscious Mind is the bodies Memory Bank, more powerful than physical filing systems or computer storage systems. It has its own classifying system by which it catalogues, whilst in a field of consciousness, every impulse of thought, that reaches the objective mind through any of the five senses, these thoughts may be recalled or withdrawn, similarly as letters may be taken from a filing cabinet or files retrieved by a computer.” However there is a major difference between the Subconscious Mind, a filing cabinet or computer storage, the difference being that it is not possible to delete anything from the Subconscious Mind.

This fact is used by psychologists, psychiatrist and counselors to seek earlier experiences occurring in a person’s past, via triggers, words or stimuli applied to the subconscious mind, to understand some behavioral problem in later life. The root cause of the problem is stored in the subconscious mind of the client.

The storage function is only one of the functions the subconscious mind, the other two functions relate to communication, it provides the connecting link between the Thinking (Conscious) Mind and Infinite Intelligence when high vibration energy exists caused by human emotion(s). The second function is as a gate or valve which permits the passage of emotion charged thoughts between the conscious and the sub conscious mind. With training it is possible to control what enters the subconscious mind and thus by the use of autosuggestion it is possible to block negative thoughts from entering the Mind.

Negative and positive thoughts cannot co-exist, therefore feed the subconscious mind with a constant and consistent flow of positive, emotion charge, thoughts and negativity within the subconscious mind is reduced or eliminated. In our case this is accomplished by saying our self talk 1,000 or more times per day.

The communicating power between the Subconscious Mind and Infinite Intelligence, results from emotional changes caused by an event or conversation changing the normal vibrations to very high frequency vibrations, resulting in a transfer of ideas, etc. in the form of emotional charged energy. Such behavior can be likened to the transmission of an audible sound between two or more radio stations. The transmitting station raises the vibration of the signal to a frequency which can be transmitted through the ether to the other stations where the frequency is reduced to normal levels acceptable to the human ear.

The subconscious mind never sleeps; it works day and night receiving positive and negative thoughts. In Chapter 1, we are told, “everything which man creates, BEGINS in the form of a thought impulse”. Subsequent chapters have clarified the process, showing that man can create nothing which he does not first conceive as a THOUGHT. Through the aid of the imagination, thought impulses are assembled into plans. The imagination, when under control, may be used for the creation of plans or purposes that lead to success in one’s chosen occupation or goal. Remembered that the overall process is governed by the human emotions both positive and negative, together with the fact that the 13 principles and steps must all be fully realized and they can’t be circumnavigated.

There are seven major positive and negative human emotions these being quoted in Think and Grow Rich as follows:


The emotion of DESIRE
The emotion of FAITH
The emotion of LOVE
The emotion of SEX
The emotion of ENTHUSIASM
The emotion of ROMANCE
The emotion of HOPE

There are other positive emotions, but these are the seven most powerful,
and the ones most commonly used in creative effort. Master these seven
emotions (they can be mastered only by USE), and the other positive
emotions will be at your command when you need them. Remember, in this
connection, that you are studying a book which is intended to help you
develop a “money consciousness” by filling your mind with positive emotions.
A person does not become money conscious, by filling his or her mind, with negative emotions.

(To be avoided)

The emotion of FEAR
The emotion of JEALOUSY
The emotion of HATRED
The emotion of REVENGE
The emotion of GREED
The emotion of SUPERSTITION
The emotion of ANGER

Learn the law of HABIT which will assist in applying and using the positive emotions! Self Talk said many times a day (1,000 – 1500/day) becomes a habit, which we start automatically when we begin to think negatively. Eventually, they will dominate your mind so completely, that the negatives cannot enter it.

Prompts or triggers can cause the subconscious mind to recall instantaneously positive or negative thought, etc from the past even from early childhood experiences. I lived though the war years in England yet if people talk about certain events I recall having school conducted in shelters constructed of corrugated steel and covered with soil on which grass grew.

I have experienced situations where a person’s opinion has been the trigger to recall from the Subconscious Mind an event from the past and caused sometimes violent reactions in another person or persons, the opposite can also be true causing the person’s mood to change dramatically, they become withdrawn or depressed. Since I have learnt to live in the now and be “All in”, I do not listen to opinion only to constructive argument from within my Master Mind Group working in harmony.

Thank you Michael and Linda for your guidance and belief in me more than I believed in myself. Your constructive comments and criticisms, together with examples along with those of the rest of the members of this wonderful group who produce week after week gems of wisdom from TGR have changed my thinking and thoughts to be more positive most of the time.

Mervyn Drury

Canberra, ACT, Australia.