James Lombard Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
The Subconscious Mind
Hill says: “It is a well- known fact that emotion or feeling rules the majority of people”. Referring to faith, the most positive of emotions, he says: “When faith is blended with 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”.
When Jesus walked this earth, several times after bringing about a miracle cure, He is quoted as saying: “Go, your faith has made you whole”. Suppose, for a moment, a person has an intense desire, as precious as life itself, but lacks the absolute faith that it will be realized, how does he/she acquire that complete conviction? Perhaps, that person is allowing fears to infiltrate the mind and cannot summon up enthusiasm to wholeheartedly accept what is being said during self-talk.
It is emotion, not reason, which will prevail in such a situation: you cannot rationalize fears away. Hill says: “All thought impulses intended for transmutation into their physical equivalent, voluntarily planted in the subconscious mind must pass through the imagination and be mixed with faith. The mixing of faith with a plan or purpose intended for submission to the subconscious mind may be done only through the imagination”. So, while saying your self-talk, if you can see yourself, (in your mind’s eye, so to speak), habitually achieving the outcome you desire, your faith will eventually overcome your fears.
Negative influences, such as, unreal fears, are continually present in our world; we are being constantly told what we cannot do and, if we let it take over our minds, our horizons of achievement will be severely restricted. We urgently need faith in order to control our subconscious minds and our imaginative faculty can be used to restore it.
Regards and best wishes to all.
James Lombard, Dublin, Ireland.