James Lombard Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Hill describes the imagination as follows: “The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man. The impulse, the desire is given shape, form and action through the aid of the aid of the imaginative faculty of the mind”. With regard to its use he says: “This faculty only functions when the conscious mind is working at an exceedingly rapid rate as, for example, when the conscious mind is stimulated through the emotion of a strong desire”.
About 1956, when I was in my teens, my father brought me into the post office telegraph office to show me how it worked. I could hear and see the telegraph operators tap- tap- tapping the telegraph keys, sending telegrams by means of the dots and dashes of the Morse code. He told me that occasionally after a race meeting a certain sports journalist would ask that his report be relayed to his newspaper by telegraph. You could liken the sending of telegraph messages to the signals our strong desires, if we have any, are sending through our subconscious minds to Infinite Intelligence. The stronger and more insistent and frequent the signals, the more likely it is that they will be picked up and an inspiration for a plan will be relayed to our imaginations.
When we have a definite purpose that is written down and read twice daily, supported by a self-talk and said many times a day, we are intensifying our desires. We are sending strong signals to Infinite Intelligence and to like minds in our world. Our minds are connected to one another and to the Divine mind. If the purpose for which we are seeking a plan is life-enhancing it will evoke responses from Infinite Intelligence and from other minds.
Explaining the reason for Doctor Gunsaulus’ success in raising the money he required for the success of his education project, Napoleon Hill says: “He got the money within thirty-six hours after he reached a decision in his own mind to get it, and decided on a definite plan for getting it”. His desire had been haunting him, prompting him to action and once he made a definite decision to act a definite plan formed in his mind and he was impelled to act. That is what happens when the fire of desire is fanned by self-talk into a burning obsession.
Regards and best wishes to all.
James Lombard, Dublin, Ireland.