Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Power of the Subconscious Mind... entering the Inner Chamber

by Dale Shumaker,,

The Power of the Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy, a classic, elaborates on how powerful the
mind is in helping us achieve health, happiness and wealth in our lives. Miracle working power for you exists in your subconscious mind. It fulfills what you tell it. Your desires are prayers. The mind is based on a principle, just like electricity is a principle. Cooperate with its inherent powers, and marvelous inventions and discoveries which will bless humanity will come your way.

You must know what belief is and how it works. The Bible says it simply. "Say to this mountain to move, if you don't doubt in your heart, believe it will happen, and you will have whatever you ask for." (Mark 11:2)

The mind has two functions... objective and subjective. The conscious mind is objective and makes judgment calls. The subconscious is subjective and carries out what the conscious mind tells it. The subconscious mind is very powerful with vast capabilities to do very miraculous things. Give your subconscious mind the right orders from your conscious mind and it will carry them out for you. So control the ways you think, the attitudes, and what you think about because the subconscious is designed to fulfill these as commands you want. Think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report.

The subconscious mind accepts what is impressed on it or what you consciously believe. It's like soil. It accepts the seed you put in it, and bears the fruit of that seed. Whatever you plant will grow. The more you plant, the more what you plant grows. The conscious mind is the watchman at the gate to protect the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is amenable to suggestion. It simply reacts to the impressions given to it by the conscious mind. When a suggestion is accepted by the conscious mind and given to the subconscious mind, it then is taken as a command to be fulfilled by the subconscious mind. Consequently, when you use autosuggestion, deliberately planting in your subconscious mind what you really desire, it will direct you to that. Use autosuggestion to achieve noteworthy things in your life. You can restore memory, overcome fear, counteract negatives in life... choose happiness and abundance and you will have that. Don't say "I can't," or "it won't" but believe and say the exceptional for you and it will direct you to experience it or achieve it.

The subconscious mind is one with infinite intelligence and boundless wisdom. What you impress to the subconscious mind, it will move heaven and earth to bring it to pass. The subconscious mind is always working for you. It runs your body automatically. Take control of your conscious mind, and you will express, reproduce your habitual thinking. Put yourself in a restful sleepy state. Affirm to it what you want to come to pass, and it will. Also use disciplined, scientific imagination. What you believe in prayer will be done. Implanting desires is the same as prayer to your subconscious mind.

Imagine the end desired, feel its reality, life force will respond to your conscious request. Believe you have already received, and you will receive. The law of life is belief, faith. It is done unto you as you believe. Apply the power of prayer therapy in your life. Choose a certain mental picture. Unite mentally and emotionally with that picture. As you remain faithful to that mental attitude, that prayer will be answered. If you want the power to heal you can do it through faith.

Blessed are those who thirst after righteousness. Apply these mental techniques for impregnating the subconscious mind. Create a blueprint for your life like a builder would for a house. Impress that blueprint on your mind of your life design. Dwell upon it and claim it as yours, and your subconscious mind will bring it to pass.

Use prayer. Asking, seeking, knocking continually will cause your creative mind to respond to your mental picture. Along with this, apply contemplation.
Visualize and see your desire in your minds eye. Before everything you do, visualize a series of events unfolding as you desire.
Create mental
movies and experience all the emotions, pleasures, satisfactions of the event as you ideally hope it to be.
The Baudoin Technique is going into a sleepy, drowsy state. Then in a quiet, passive, reflective way convey the idea to your subconscious. Use a short rhythmic phrase like a lullaby and repeat it continuously to your mind.
The subconscious mind is most receptive in the sleepy state so use this time to consciously instruct it to what you desire. Use affirming thoughts to state what you most highly hope for in your life.
The Thank You technique greatly influences the subconscious mind. Express appreciation for the outcome you want as if it has already happened, that it exists right now. Thank God for taking care of the matter.
The Affirmative Method of prayer conforms to the principles of life. It works like the principles of mathematics. To affirm, you state that a situation is as you want it to be, regardless of any evidence to the contrary. When you do this you will receive your answer to prayer.
The Absolute Method is reflecting onto a person God's love as you think of the person and their healing or desire needed. Contemplating the attributes of God in someone's life generates Spiritual sound waves bringing harmony, love, health, peace into that person's life. Many remarkable healings have followed this method of prayer.
The Decree Method involves the power of our word decreeing into someone's life what they wish for. Power goes into words according to the feeling and truth behind it. It does not require force in our speech but said reassuringly, affirmingly to the person. "I release into you..." may be one way to begin a decree statement. What we say to people, has power on their subconscious mind and it becomes them.

Every thought entertained by your conscious mind accepted as true is sent to your brain's solar plexus, the brain of your subconscious mind, to be made into flesh, and to be brought forth into your world as a reality. When fear, false beliefs, and negative patterns are made to register into your subconscious mind through psychological, emotional conditioning, there is no other course open to the subconscious mind except to act on the blueprint specifications offered it. You are the sum total of your own thoughts. You can keep from entertaining negative thoughts. The way to overcome negative thoughts is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good and the bad will vanish. Go your way, your faith has healed you. Impress the subconscious mind with faith, convincing it of the idea through repetition, faith, expectancy.

Whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive it. The three steps of prayer are to take a look at the problem, turn to the solution known by your subconscious mind, rest in a deep conviction that it will be done. The best time to impregnate your subconscious mind is prior to sleep. This will line up your imagination with your desires.

Murphy goes on to show this will affect bringing riches in your life, having effective business partners, strong marriage relationships, being happy, forgiving, and building great relationships. He emphasizes the power of sleep impressing your desires into the subconscious mind through imagination. Whatever mental picture, backed by faith, you behold in your conscious mind, your subconscious will bring to pass.
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Murphy talks about powers of the mind, although the Spirit of God goes deeper.
The Inner Chamber is the most Holy Place of God
. The Actual Presence of God.
The Spiritual mystics of old talked about it frequently. Andrew Murray, Madame Guyon learned the secret of depth in Spirit is entering the Inner Chamber. What does this mean?

In the Most Holy Place, the Inner Chamber, is the Presence, the actual presence of God himself. It is what Moses experienced at the mountain with God, what Paul experienced in meeting Jesus himself after His death from the earthly body. It was where the disciples were on the mountain of transfiguration. It was where the Prophets went frequently as they sought wisdom, guidance... eliciting the very Power of God, the very creator of the universe who creates and recreates all things. This actual Presence and Power of God is available to us when we enter the Most Holy Place, the Presence of God.

With this right we now have through Jesus, we have at our availability for all we do the full extent of God's Power, love, joy, peace and happiness within us. There is not one Good thing that God will withhold from those who live in His Presence. (Psalm 84:11)

The body naturally recreates
itself over a year. Most origins of our body are rebuilt from brand new cells. Our economy creates and recreates. We have economic downturns about every 7 years. We must constantly create and recreate our economic systems. Relations recreate every 7 years. The 7-year inch is actually our relationships wanting to go to a higher and deeper level.

In the Inner Chamber, God recreates our lives daily. As often as we go into the Inner Chamber we experience a newer, a heightened, a deeper presence of God's very nature that lives with us throughout the day. Just as God created the world, He is building a New Thing in our lives constantly. That's the significance of the Inner Chamber. This all Happens while in the Inner Chamber of God, the Most Holy Place, the Supernatural Creating Power of God. Here we meet and are intimately intercoursing with our eternal presence that is all powerful. The Inner Chamber gives us power beyond our ability to measure and comprehend. This is the secret to power, a power beyond our ability to even grasp, that Supernaturally directs our lives. Run to the Inner Chamber, dwell there and give up all things to be there. Our power resides there. When Murphy says turn things over to the subconscious mind, and it will create all things, he is touching on what the Inner Chamber of God is. We have that privilege now through Jesus to get there, live there, and depend on its Intelligence and Power to change all things as God directs. Read about the Inner Chamber in Hebrews 8, 9, 10... here are a few excerpts:

"But now Jesus, our High Priest, has been given a ministry that is far superior to the old priesthood, for He is the one who mediates for us a far better covenant with God, based on better promises.

But this is the new covenant I will make

with the people, says the L
I will put my laws in their minds,
and I will write them on their hearts.

I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
And they will not need to teach their neighbors,
nor will they need to teach their relatives,
saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’
For everyone, from the least to the greatest,

will know me already. (Heb. 8: 6, 10 NLT)

By these regulations the Holy Spirit revealed that
the entrance to the Most Holy Place was not freely open
as long as the Tabernacle
and the system it represented were still in use.
And so, dear brothers and sisters,
we can bold
ly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus.
By His death,
Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. (Heb. 9:8; 10: 19, NLT)

Get this... We can personally, without anyone else standing in on our behalf,
enter directly in God's presence, talk to him directly and live with the expectation God personally hears us. With that, all His World-creating Power is with us.
He will respond to our conversations, intimate times with Him. It is so intimate, more than any intimacy we can experience in our earthly bodies.

Integrate what Murphy says with what the Scriptures say, and you will have universe impacting power.

In Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray (chapter 3), he states.

"And the first thing the Lord teaches His disciples is that they must have a secret place for prayer; every one must have some solitary spot where he can be alone with his God. Every teacher must have a schoolroom. We have learned to know and accept Jesus as our only teacher in the school of prayer. And yet He wants each one to choose for himself the fixed spot where He can daily meet him. That Inner Chamber, that soli
tary place, is Jesus’ schoolroom. That spot may be anywhere; that spot may change from day to day if we have to change our abode; but that secret place there must be, with the quiet time in which the pupil places himself in the Master’s presence, to be by Him prepared to worship the Father. There alone, but there most surely, Jesus comes to us to teach us to pray.

He will see to it that the answer to prayer be made manifest in His blessing upon us. ...our part there should be the childlike simplicity of faith, the confidence that our prayer does bring down a blessing. ‘He that cometh to God must believe that He is a rewarder of them that seek Him.’ Not on the strong or the fervent feeling with which I pray does the blessing of the closet depend, but upon the love and the power of the Father to whom I there entrust my needs. And therefore the Master has but one desire: Remember your Father is, and sees and hears in secret; go there and stay there, and go again from there in the confidence: He will recompense. Trust Him for it; depend upon Him: prayer to the Father cannot be vain; He will reward you openly.

In the Inner Chamber we enter the very Presence of God.
This has amazing implications for our lives.
Go there often.

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Monday, February 01, 2010

The Most Successful Small Business in the World... the creator of all things

by Dale Shumaker

The Most Successful Small Business in the World by Michael Gerber is about teaching you
how to conceive and build the most successful small business in the world. Gerber explains the ten principles that if you follow you will do this.

The First principle. A small business built rightly can grow 10,000 times its current size.
The reason for the book is to talk about the process for creating something that has meaning, something bigger, something you can write home about. Create a business that has the ability to do just that. What can you do that can be replicated again and again.

The Second principle. A small business is no more effective than upon the idea it is built. If you fix cars and bill $100 an hour that's all you will get. But, what if you built a business that teaches people how to fix cars. Is the idea worthy of growth? Is it waiting to be done... something quite miraculous.

The Third Principle. A small business is a system in which all parts contribute to the success or failure of the whole. It means that the system is focused outside of the business, rather than inside of the business. It's focused on the customer. The ideas of the business are more important than the work of the business.

The old mindset is start with what you have and move out from there.
The new mindset is start on the outside where the customer is, the idea for the customer that is the heart, mind and soul of the customer. The parts needing addressed outside the business are the customer parts, competitor parts, channels of distribution parts, media parts, financial parts. Then in the inside of the business are the strategic parts, tactical parts and incremental parts. Order is the word of the day, which calls for symmetry, balance, consistency, integration of parts that fit well together.

The Fourth Principle. A small business must be sustainable through all economic conditions, in all matters, providing meaningful, highly differentiated results to the customer. The ten principles can not fail you. The fundamentals of success are to choose the most ordinary (something everyone will use), constantly improve, listen to your customer, respond to what you hear, see, and feel, set high standards, write the exquisite story, live your story.

The Fifth Principle. A small business is a school in which its employees are students, with the intention, will, and determination to grow. You don't find the right people, you create the right people. They must be voracious students and you must be a voracious teacher. What do they need to learn? Ask the right questions to find out. They need to learn about life and work, money and management, entrepreneurship and creating a business, skills for it, and how to think and develop beyond where they are.

The Sixth Principle. A small business must manifest the higher purpose upon which it was seeded, the vision it was meant to exemplify, the mission it was intended to fulfill. The higher aim is not to stimulate a purchase. Rather, it is to provide a result that authentically serves a human being in the process of emerging from where they are to where they could be. It is no longer acceptable for the new entrepreneur to stimulate a sale where the purchaser ends up in exactly the same place they were when the sale was made.

The five components of higher purpose have these steps... the first step is awakening, to discovering, then to experiencing, next internalizing and the fifth step is becoming. We awaken from our sleep and see ourselves for who we are. We become the mover instead of the moved. We see who we are and are meant to be. The sense of it becomes real to you and you see the color, the shape, the energy of it. A transformation begins and we create a new life, always seeing and advancing new possibilities. We are in constant movement and the higher purpose drives us to be in a perpetual state of moving beyond.

The Seventh Principle. A small business is the fruit of a higher aim in the mind of the person who conceived it. You have been given a destiny to create a new world. You are called to fulfill your destiny. You are to grown beyond making a living to creating a world that is a much better place. It resides in your higher aim. You are to pursue this aim which is your purpose, your destiny.

The Eighth Principle. A small business possesses a life of its own, in the service of G-d, in whom it finds reason. The source of our self is G-d. We must believe that G-d is and that He wants us to pursue the impossible. What would G-d have us do? If G-d is not present in your heart, in your imagination, in your desire to create the most successful small business in the world, the possibility of creating it would not exist. With G-d in your life, how would this affect your dream, your vision, your mission, your purpose? So, what would G-d have you do?

The Ninth Principle. A small business is an economic entity, driving an economic reality, creating an economic certainty for the communities in which it thrives. Henry Ford said that if money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security man has is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Money does not create money. It is simply the fuel that feeds energy. If each sole proprietor could hire five people, could just grow five times where it started, what would be the financial impact on the community it serves? Money is not the answer, but reviving the entrepreneur spirit is the answer. We are given the freedom to choose our own life path, to imagine and build what we imagine. Government giving out money is not the solution. Transforming sole proprietors to become developed entrepreneurs is what will transform the economy. It's not the money, it's getting the idea.

The Tenth Principle. The small business creates a standard against which all small businesses are measured as either successful, or not, to upgrade the possibility for all small businesses to thrive beyond the standards that formally existed, whether stated or not. The standards of a small business to be measured against are: Spiritual Standards, the human spirit and soul of the business. Psychological standards, the state of mind of the people. Ethical standards, the appropriateness of the choices made. Philosophical standards, the belief system or the world view held by the company.

In conclusion, what in the world would you do with wealth you earn? What purpose does G-d have for you in your purpose? Does this fulfill your purpose on earth, the purpose of your soul?

All things we see and don't see are created by Christ according to the Bible. We are made to live out the Mind of Christ, and all things Christ did on earth. We are made to have his mind. This mind must be developed as the Scriptures also say that we are to renew our minds.

a survey of the Scriptures we see all that Jesus did on earth He went to the Father in Heaven, or God. Now, He does the same for us. To assist us in accomplishing all things, He goes to the Father for us. The Apostle Paul reminds us that the great secret is that Jesus lives in us. "And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory." (Colossians 1:27, NLT)

The very person and power that
Jesus possessed on earth now resides in us. Slowly ponder these Scriptures from Colossians 1.
"Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,

for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth.
He made the things we can see
and the things we can’t see,
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.

Everything was created through him and for him.

He existed before anything else,
and he holds all creation together.
Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body.
He is the beginning,
supreme over all who rise from the dead.
So he is first in everything.

For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ,
and through him God reconciled everything to himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth

by means of Christ’s blood on the cross." (NLT)

Our purpose is derived out of this life living out Jesus who exists in us. The part that requires some work in having the mind of Jesus as our normal way of thinking. It is a Spiritual mind of unlimited possibilities. Our natural, flesh and blood, mind is limited by its experiences. The mind and subconscious mind function from what we see in the natural, have seen in the natural, and conclusions we have drawn with our natural mind in all these circumstances.

The challenge then is to deliberately renew, transform, re-create a mind that functions in the same belief system as Jesus had on earth. When we do this and reflect as Jesus showed us on earth, we will be one in mind and Spirit... then we have potential to do all things as Jesus did. Reflect on this possibility. Through Jesus all that is and was created was made through Him. Jesus was assigned to create everything we see and don't see.

If Jesus made all the most intricate
systems in nature, the body, the climate, the vegetation, all things that are made with precision functioning and uninterrupted in its abilities to perform. If Jesus did all this, what can He do for us. He can create, recreate, remake, transform through natural process and through supernatural process everything around us that we need transformed.

We have unimaginable power at work in us, through us and for us. We can count on this power being at work in us. We have power over everything around us, and can recreate through Him all that can be imagined. The key is Jesus did everything for the purpose He was put on earth to accomplish. He did only the things which were meant to complete His purpose and satisfy God's will for Him.

That's why God's purposes for us is so important. If we are working in line with God's purpose for us, all things, as were available to Jesus on earth, are also available to us. Jesus never focused on what people said to Him. He knew His purpose and what He was called to do on earth. He stayed constantly focused on His Heavenly purpose and calling.

views of what He was doing didn't deter His actions of purpose on earth. We should be the same way. Tune in to God's purpose and not be miss-directed by views of friends, relatives, personal setbacks, and stick the course to God's place, purpose, calling for us.

We must dwell on this potential that works with so much might through us. We must constantly return to this as a true power. We must not let circumstances dictate a false sense of identity as weakness or incompleteness.

Adverse conditions and setbacks may want to dictate a sense of
inadequacy in us. Our belief remains in God's power, through Jesus that works steadily through us. As the Apostle Paul says that His Power works powerfully through him. May we declare the same.

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