Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States
CHAPTER 3-FAITH: VISUALIZATION OF
AND BELIEF IN ATTAINMENT OF DESIRE.
It is a well-known fact that one comes, finally, to BELIEVE
whatever one repeats to one’s self, whether the statement be
true or false. If a man repeats a lie over and over, he will
eventually accept the lie as truth. Moreover, he will believe
it to be the truth. Every man is what he is, because of the
dominating thoughts which he permits to occupy his mind.
Thoughts which a man deliberately places in his own mind, and
encourages with sympathy, and with which he mixes any one or
more of the emotions, constitute the motivating forces, which
direct and control his every movement, act, and deed!
Just as electricity will turn the wheels of industry, and render
useful service if used constructively; or snuff out life if
wrongly used, so will the law of auto-suggestion lead you to
peace and prosperity, or down into the valley of misery, failure,
and death, according to your degree of understanding and
application of it. If you fill your mind with FEAR, doubt and
unbelief in your ability to connect with, and use the forces of
Infinite Intelligence, the law of auto-suggestion will take this
spirit of unbelief and use it as a pattern by which your
subconscious mind will translate it into its physical equivalent.
Here is a little secret about me, I was a CB’er at one time. Yes,
I had a CB radio (the ones with the vacuum tubes) in my home
office and the car with the long flexible antenna attached to back
bumper. My radio handle or call name, “Skylark” for the 1964 & 67
Buicks I drove. I would spend hours twisting the dials, changing
the channels just to find someone who would “come back to me good
buddy.” I even thought of becoming a HAM operator to talk to other
parts on the world. I could just imagine turn on the electrical
power, turn the dials and hear a voice in a distant part of the
world. And here we are now on a computer, a landline or a cell
phone talking to friends from across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland,
Australia and more.
In the chapter, we are called to dial up our desire by tuning up
our faith with “self-talk.” As Hill wrote, “There comes, now, a
statement which will give a better understanding of the importance
the principle of auto-suggestion assumes in the transmutation of
desire into its physical, or monetary equivalent; namely:
FAITH is a state of mind which may be induced, or created,
by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious
mind, through the principle of autosuggestion.
Faith is a state of mind which you may develop at will, after
you have mastered the thirteen principles, because it is a
state of mind which develops voluntarily, through application
and use of these principles.”