Wow, I just had to list all of the ways in which Hill describes what faith is before moving on in my lesson.
FAITH is the “eternal elixir” which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought! The foregoing sentence is worth reading a second time, and a third, and a fourth. It is worth reading aloud!
FAITH is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!
FAITH is the basis of all “miracles,” and all mysteries which cannot be analyzed by the rules of science!
FAITH is the only known antidote for FAILURE!
FAITH is the element, the “chemical” which, when mixed with prayer, gives one direct communication with Infinite Intelligence.
FAITH is the element which transforms the ordinary vibration of thought, created by the finite mind of man, into the spiritual equivalent.
FAITH is the only agency through which the cosmic force of Infinite Intelligence can be harnessed and used by man. And after pondering over each one he describes here is the magic one because it’s the one that describes HOW we can attain that faith.
FAITH IS A STATE OF MIND WHICH MAY BE INDUCED BY AUTO-SUGGESTION meaning that we can program strengthen our faith by our self talk.
Comes, now, a very significant statement of truth says Hill.
“THOUGHTS WHICH ARE MIXED WITH ANY OF THE FEELINGS OF EMOTIONS, CONSTITUTE A “MAGNETIC” FORCE WHICH ATTRACTS, FROM THE VIBRATIONS OF THE ETHER, OTHER SIMILAR, OR RELATED THOUGHTS.
A thought thus “magnetized” with emotion may be compared to a seed which, when planted in fertile soil, germinates, grows, and multiplies itself over and over again, until that which was originally one small seed, becomes countless millions of seeds of the SAME BRAND! “
Unfortunately thoughts can be magnatized with negative thoughts too. At the risk of identifying myself as ancient here’s the way I view that process. Way before MP3’s there were cassette tapes with audio recordings on them that were magnetic. If I wanted to put something else on that tape other that what was originally on it I could just record right over it but If I didn’t completely erase the tape first before recording the new I would come to spots where I could still hear the old recording and that is what I want to eliminate, the old recording with all the junk on it that is non empowering and downright destructive to my success. So I want to stop flow of negativity completely by sticking my finger in the dam and then erase the old recording in my subconscious as I am re programming with wholesome empowering new self talk that builds my faith.
Thank you thank you thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy for all you do for us by giving us this wonderful system call MFF. And thanks to all my mastermind friends for taking the time to share your brilliance!