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 Lord:
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 boldly 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 solitary 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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