Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Richard Burnett Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA

Posted: 2018-09-19

Hill says. “THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND consists of a field of consciousness, in which every impulse of thought that reaches the objective mind through any of the five senses, is classified and recorded, and from which thoughts may be recalled or withdrawn as letters may be taken from a filing cabinet.

It receives, and files, sense impressions or thoughts, regardless of their nature. You may VOLUNTARILY plant in your subconscious mind any plan, thought, or purpose which you desire to translate into its physical or monetary equivalent. The subconscious acts first on the dominating desires which have been mixed with emotional feeling, such as faith.

Have you ever had a song that you can't stand get in your head and you can’t make it go away? It just keeps playing over and over. You're asking yourself why does this song keep on coming up in my head, I hate it? That's because when you first heard it you assigned it a hate emotion and that's the way it was filed in your subconscious mind. Yes the mind responds to the negative emotions just as well as the positive!

I worked on a tuna boat when I was in my young 20s. When we would make a catch we would have to separate the tuna from everything else that that one mile net scooped up out of the ocean. We had a hopper set up on deck where the tuna was grabbed and redirected into chutes which led them down to the storage wells but everything else ( shark, rays, etc. ) were pulled on through the chutes across the deck and off the other side back into the water. That's what we have to do with the negative thoughts, separate them and throw them back into the water and keep only the positive thoughts. ( think tuna )

Hill gives a good example about going to prayer with their minds filled with fear and doubt and wondering why things don't change. Even if you pray with those negative emotions you have to remember that what you focus on expands and you are just going to get more of it. That takes me back to a previous lesson that Nick Harper did about a man that was selling “miracle water” that actually came from Costco. Even though the water was a fraud and a placebo the people came with a belief that it could heal them and it did. It was not the water that was the miracle, it was the belief. God wants us to come to prayer with belief, not fear and doubt. 

It has always boggled and blown my mind how such a huge percentage of the population would vote for an admitted socialist in the last election. In my mind of reasoning I couldn't imagine over 1% of any true freedom loving American that knew the history of the country would do such a thing knowing the price that many had to pay for our freedom. I know that they are thinking with emotion instead of reason now. ( look I get free healthcare, look he said they will give us this and give us that all for free, never understanding that someone else has to work and pay taxes so they can have it “for free”). Hill says ‘The subconscious mind is more susceptible to influence by impulses of thought mixed with “feeling” or emotion, than by those originating solely in the reasoning portion of the mind. There in that sentance was my answer! In fact, there is much evidence to support the theory, that ONLY emotionalized thoughts have any ACTION influence upon the subconscious mind.

It is a well known fact that emotion or feeling, rules the majority of people.

So I see how important it is to attach emotions that have been picked from one of those seven positive emotions. 

Thank you thank you thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy for all you do each and every day for all of us and for all of my friends and mastermind partners for sharing your brilliant lessons with me. 

Rick Burnett

Spanish Fort, Al