Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Celeste Smucker Nellysford, VA, United States

Posted: 2017-07-04

Chapter 11. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation (Emotional Energy)

                          The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. ~ Fredrick Beuchner


What is your purpose?  What is the WHY that makes you cry and urges you to take action?  What action should you take?

We might describe what brings you to tears, and compels you to act as "the place God calls you."  After all, could there be anything more important than that?  This chapter is all about understanding how to transmute this WHY from a thought to something tangible that helps the world, and the key principle is how to use emotion to stimulate the mind.

According to Hill, the emotion of sex is the most powerful of 10 mind stimuli that include love, friendship, music, a master mind alliance and auto-suggestion.  All have the potential to provide the energy necessary to transform something that is ordinary into something that is extraordinary or genius. 

For example, when properly applied, powerful mind stimuli can help transmute thoughts like  "I want to succeed in network marketing," or "I wish I  were wealthy," or "I'd love to spend more time with friends and family," into actual dollars in the bank, or sufficient residual income to take time off at will.  

To achieve this kind of genius we must be "someone who has discovered how to increase the intensity of thought to the point where he can freely communicate with sources of knowledge not available through the ordinary rate of thought."  Emotion helps us do that, and makes genius accessible to everyone by opening the door to direct communication with infinite intelligence from which we receive the hunches we need to make good decisions about the way forward. 

Emotion is also essential because in its presence Hill says we  "become gifted with a super power for action," and it "contains the secret of creative ability."  We can never succeed in anything if we don't take creative, inspired action, and emotion gets us out of our heads and into doing something productive. This is why self talk must be infused with emotion in order to be effective.

Returning to the quote at the start of this post, I believe it is a great summary of both this chapter and the MFF system.  "The place God calls you" is your WHY.  Your "deepest gladness" describes the profound emotion required in order to realize your WHY.  And bringing these elements together to help solve "the world's deep hunger," is a powerful way to express how we are here to serve by listening and mentoring without an agenda.


Celeste Smucker, Nellysford, VA