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

Posted: 2018-03-24

Chapter 3 Faith


The Second Step toward Riches

The majority of people when confronted with the word ‘Faith’ link it with a religious or higher power concept. How many times does the word “Faith’ occur in the Bible? The word "faith" appears 336 times in the King James Version. Other bible versions have varying counts: Faith appears 458 times in the New International Version, 389 in the New King James Version, 378 in the New American Standard Bible and 521 in the Good News Bible.

What is “Faith”? Faith can be defined as trust or confidence in a person or something. In religion, faith is the belief or trust in doctrines and ethics or a supreme being, usually not based on proof. Faith could also mean observance of obligation or fidelity to one’s promise or oath.

We all practice faith every day. Perhaps though we substitute other words such as “Belief” or “Trust” for the word “Faith” and view it in a different context. We believe that when we turn the key in the ignition of our automobile it will start. We examine a bus or train timetable and see that a bus or train will arrive a certain time, we trust that it will so that we can meet a deadline. These are both examples of the “Visualisation of and belief in the attainment of a Desire”, starting an automobile, meeting a deadline.

Hill states the following: “FAITH is the head chemist of the mind. When FAITH is blended with the vibration of thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence, as in the case of prayer”. Examine this statement; you see that Faith is an integral part of transmuting our original dream, idea, hunch, etc. into attainment of our final goal whether it is riches, a successful business or a new house. However it requires to be blended with the other two most powerful human emotions of Love and Sex the combination has the effect of “colouring” the vibration of thought in such a way that it instantly reaches the subconscious mind, where it is changed into its spiritual equivalent, the only form that induces a response from Infinite Intelligence.

Love and faith are psychic; related to the spiritual side of man. Sex is purely biological, and related only to the physical. The mixing, or blending, of these three emotions has the effect of opening a direct line of communication between the finite, thinking mind of man, and Infinite Intelligence.

I f we do not have faith in the dreams, ideas and hunches that we receive from the Universe (God) then they will become lost and even pass to another person’s mind, who will record it by writing it down. They then use the six steps set out in chapter two, setting in motion through autosuggestion (self talk), which causes faith the second principle in the attainment of riches or other desire.

Remember “How you do anything is how you do everything” and “Anything Man can conceive he can achieve”.

Mervyn Drury

Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.