Book Summary: The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

Such an amazing book. I need to read this again, but the power of the subconscious mind is really astounding.  Most problems can be solved by a change of thinking.
as a man thinketh in his subconscious mind , so is he .
“ The doctor dresses the wound and God heals it . ”
Scientific prayer is the harmonious interaction of the conscious and subconscious levels of mind scientifically directed for a specific purpose .
The law of life is the law of belief , and belief could be summed up briefly as a thought in your mind .
All you have to do is unite mentally and emotionally with the good you wish to embody , and the creative powers of your subconscious will respond accordingly .
Infinite riches are all around you if you will open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you . There is a gold mine within you from which you can extract everything you need to live life gloriously , joyously , and abundantly .
Similarly , there are two types of men . There is the magnetized man who is full of confidence and faith . He knows that he is born to win and to succeed . Then , there is the type of man who is demagnetized . He is full of fears and doubts . Opportunities come , and he says , “ I might fail ; I might lose my money ; people will laugh at me . ” This type of man will not get very far in life because , if he is afraid to go forward , he will simply stay where he is . Become a magnetized man and discover the master secret of the ages .
Within your subconscious mind you will find the solution for every problem , and the cause for every effect .
It is also a universal truth that whatever you impress on your subconscious mind is expressed on the screen of space as condition , experience , and event .
Your Bible says in a simple , clear , and beautiful way : Whosoever shall say unto this mountain , Be thou removed , and be thou cast into the sea ; and shall not doubt in his heart , but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass ; he shall have whatsoever he saith . MARK 11 : 23 .
Your prayer is answered according to the universal law of action and reaction .
Busy your mind with the concepts of harmony , health , peace , and good will , and wonders will happen in your life .
You have only one mind , but your mind possesses two distinctive characteristics
You are a gardener , and you are planting seeds ( thoughts ) in your subconscious mind all day long , based on your habitual thinking . As you sow in your subconscious mind , so shall you reap in your body and environment .
Every thought is , therefore , a cause , and every condition is an effect . For this reason , it is essential that you take charge of your thoughts so as to bring forth only desirable conditions .
the more enlightened men are intensely interested in the world within .
Remember , it is the world within , namely , your thoughts , feelings , and imagery that makes your world without
In order to change external conditions , you must change the cause .
You are living in a fathomless sea of infinite riches .
Your subconscious mind is reactive and responds to the nature of your thoughts .
The conscious mind is like the navigator or captain at the bridge of a ship . He directs the ship and signals orders to men in the engine room , who in turn control all the boilers , instruments , gauges , etc .
your conscious mind is the captain and the master of your ship , which represents your body , environment , and all your affairs . Your subconscious mind takes the orders you give it based upon what your conscious mind believes and accepts as true .
When you repeatedly say to people , “ I can’t afford it , ” then your subconscious mind takes you at your word and sees to it that you will not be in a position to purchase what you want .
“ Never finish a negative statement ; reverse it immediately , and wonders will happen in your life . ”
Be sure that you think on whatsoever things are true , whatsoever things are honest , whatsoever things are just , whatsoever things are pure , whatsoever things are lovely , whatsoever things are of good report ; if there be any virtue , and if there be any praise , think on these things . PHIL . 4 : 8 .
Every thought is a cause , and every condition is an effect .
Never use the terms , “ I can’t afford it ” or “ I can’t do this . ” Your
Affirm , “ I can do all things through the power of my subconscious mind . ”
Change your thoughts , and you change your destiny .
The main point to remember is once the subconscious mind accepts an idea , it begins to execute it .
It is an interesting and subtle truth that the law of the subconscious mind works for good and bad ideas alike .
Whatever you claim mentally and feel as true , your subconscious mind will accept and bring forth into your experience .
You will get a reaction or response from your subconscious mind according to the nature of the thought or idea you hold in your conscious mind .
Remember , your subconscious mind does not engage in proving whether your thoughts are good or bad , true or false , but it responds according to the nature of your thoughts or suggestions . For example , if you consciously assume something as true , even though it may be false , your subconscious mind will accept it as true and proceed to bring about results which must necessarily follow , because you consciously assumed it to be true .
your subconscious mind will accept any suggestions , however false . Having once accepted any suggestion , it responds according to the nature of the suggestion given .
your subconscious mind is the seat of habit .
The habitual thinking of your conscious mind establishes deep grooves in your subconscious mind . This is very favorable for you if your habitual thoughts are harmonious , peaceful , and constructive .
Remember that your subconscious mind cannot take a joke . It takes you at your word .
Herbert Parkyn , in his excellent manual of autosuggestion ,
I shall grow more good – humored . Joy , happiness , and cheerfulness are now becoming my normal states of mind . Every day I am becoming more and more lovable and understanding . I am now becoming the center of cheer and good will to all those about me , infecting them with good humor . This happy , joyous , and cheerful mood is now becoming my normal , natural state of mind . I am grateful . ”
“ Infinite intelligence leads and guides me in all my ways . Perfect health is mine , and the Law of Harmony operates in my mind and body . Beauty , love , peace , and abundance are mine . The principle of right action and divine order govern my entire life . I know my major premise is based on the eternal truths of life , and I know , feel , and believe that my subconscious mind responds according to the nature of my conscious mind thinking . ”
“ The infinite intelligence which gave me this desire leads , guides , and reveals to me the perfect plan for the unfolding of my desire . I know the deeper wisdom of my subconscious is now responding , and what I feel and claim within is expressed in the without . There is a balance , equilibrium , and equanimity . ”
decree , “ I‘ill buy it . I accept it in my mind . ”
“ I can do all things through the power of my own subconscious mind . ”
You are the captain of your soul ( subconscious mind ) and the master of your fate .
Whatever thoughts , beliefs , opinions , theories , or dogmas you write , engrave , or impress on your subconscious mind , you shall experience them as the objective manifestation of circumstances , conditions , and events . What you write on the inside , you will experience on the outside .
Ralph Waldo Emerson said , “ Man is what he thinks all day long . ”
in heaven [ your own mind ] , so on earth [ in your body and environment ] .
All your frustration is due to unfulfilled desire .
Your vitality , body , financial status , friends , and social status represent a perfect reflection of the idea you have of yourself .
as you change your mind by drenching it with incessant affirmatives , you change your body .
Be sure to speak to your subconscious mind with authority and conviction , and it will conform to your command .
Your subconscious seeks to preserve your life and restore you to health at all costs .
your subconscious mind is always working . It is active night and day , whether you act upon it or not .
Just keep your conscious mind busy with the expectation of the best , and make sure the thoughts you habitually think are based on whatsoever things are lovely , true , just , and of good report .
Belief is a thought in the subconscious mind . It means to accept something as true . The thought accepted executes itself automatically .
I relaxed my body by speaking to it as follows , ‘ My feet are relaxed , my ankles are relaxed , my legs are relaxed , my abdominal muscles are relaxed , my heart and lungs are relaxed , my head is relaxed , my whole being is completely relaxed . ’
The perfection of God is now being expressed through me . The idea of perfect health is now filling my subconscious mind . The image God has of me is a perfect image , and my subconscious mind recreates my body in perfect accordance with the perfect image held in the mind of God . ’
Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer , believing , ye shall receive . MATT . 21 : 22 .
Prior to sleep , turn over a specific request to your subconscious mind and prove its miracle – working power to yourself .
believe that the subconscious power which gave me this desire is now fulfilling it through me . ”
Keep your conscious mind busy with the expectation of the best ,
Imagine the happy ending or solution to your problem , feel the thrill of accomplishment , and what you imagine and feel will be accepted by your subconscious mind and bring it to pass .
What things soever ye desire , when ye pray believe that ye receive them , and ye shall have them . MARK 11 : 24 .
Your thought , idea , plan , or purpose is as real on its own plane as your hand or your heart .
Faith as mentioned in the Bible is a way of thinking , an attitude of mind , an inner certitude , knowing that the idea you fully accept in your conscious mind will be embodied in your subconscious mind and made manifest .
Faith is , in a sense , accepting as true what your reason and senses deny , i.e . , a shutting out of the little , rational , analytical , conscious mind and embracing an attitude of complete reliance on the inner power of your subconscious mind .
The instinct of self – preservation is the first law of nature .
The process of all healing is a definite , positive , mental attitude , an inner attitude , or a way of thinking , called faith .
Healing is due to a confident expectancy which acts as a powerful suggestion to the subconscious mind releasing its healing potency
“ Whether the object of your faith be real or false , you will nevertheless obtain the same effects .
Faith , however , produces miracles ; and whether it is true or false faith , it will always produce the same wonders . ”
as a man thinketh in his heart [ subconscious mind ] so is he .
Plant the idea ( seed ) in your mind , water and fertilize it with expectancy , and it will manifest .
In praying for another , know that your silent inner knowing of wholeness , beauty , and perfection can change the negative patterns of the other’s subconscious mind and bring about wonderful results .
All disease originates in the mind . Nothing appears on the body unless there is a mental pattern corresponding to it .
“ The doctor dresses the wound , but God heals it . ”
The most wonderful thing to know is this : Imagine the end desired and feel its reality ; then the infinite life principle will respond to your conscious choice and your conscious request .
What do you believe about yourself , life , and the universe ? It is done unto you as you believe .
If thou canst believe , all things are possible to him that believeth . MARK 9 :
the subjective or subconscious mind of an individual is as amenable to the control of his own conscious or objective mind as it is by the suggestions of another
“ Every cell , nerve , tissue , and muscle of my lungs are now being made whole , pure , and perfect . My whole body is being restored to health and harmony . ”
“ The kinetic action of the subconscious mind continues throughout your sleep – time period . Hence , give the subconscious mind something good to work on as you drop off into slumber . ”
I strongly suggest that you cease talking about your ailments or giving them a name .
Nothing happens by chance . This is a world of law and order .
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness : for they shall be filled .
By their fruits ye shall know them .
The term “ science ” means knowledge which is co – ordinated , arranged , and systematized .
Ask , and it shall be given you ; seek , and ye shall find ; knock , and it shall be opened unto you . MATTHEW 7 : 7 .
You must ask believing , if you are to receive .
that which you can visualize in your mind’s eye already exists in the invisible realms of your mind .
What you form in your imagination is as real as any part of your body . The idea and the thought are real and will one day appear in your objective world if you are faithful to your mental image .
William James , the father of American psychology , stressed the fact that the subconscious mind will bring to pass any picture held in the mind and backed by faith . Act as though I am , and I will be .
A mental picture held in the mind , backed by faith , will come to pass .
“ This prayer is for my sister Catherine . She is relaxed and at peace , poised , balanced , serene , and calm . The healing intelligence of her subconscious mind which created her body is now transforming every cell , nerve , tissue , muscle , and bone of her being according to the perfect pattern of all organs lodged in her subconscious mind . Silently , quietly , all distorted thought patterns in her subconscious mind are removed and dissolved , and the vitality , wholeness , and beauty of the life principle are made manifest in every atom of her being . She is now open and receptive to the healing currents which are flowing through her like a river , restoring her to perfect health , harmony , and peace . All distortions and ugly images are now washed away by the infinite ocean of love and peace flowing through her , and it is so . ”
“ I release . . . . . . . . . unto God . He is in his true place at all times . I am free , and he is free . I now decree that my words go forth into infinite mind and it brings it to pass . It is so . ”
Thou shalt decree a thing , and it shall be established unto thee : and the light shall shine upon thy ways . JOB 22 : 28 .
Remember that the thankful heart is always close to the riches of the universe
What you decree and feel as true will come to pass . Decree harmony , health , peace , and abundance .
realize that your conscious mind grasps an idea which induces a corresponding vibration in your voluntary system of nerves . This in turn causes a similar current to be generated in your involuntary system of nerves , thus handling the idea over to your subconscious mind which is the creative medium . This is how your thoughts become things .
Scientists inform us that you build a new body every eleven months ; so you are really only eleven months old from a physical standpoint .
It is abnormal to be sick ; it simply means you are going against the stream of life and thinking negatively .
Your new idea must be felt subjectively in a finished state , not the future , but as coming about now .
The three steps to success in prayer The usual procedure is as follows : Take a look at the problem . Turn to the solution or way out known only to the subconscious mind . Rest in a sense of deep conviction that it is done .
The feeling of health produces health , the feeling of wealth produces wealth . How do you feel ?
You will grow into a wealth consciousness by building into your mentality the idea of wealth and abundance
There is no conflict in the mind when you say , “ Wealth . ”
“ By day and by night I am being prospered in all of my interests . ”
If you are full of fear about the future , you are also writing a blank check and attracting negative conditions to you .
Trying to accumulate wealth by the sweat of your brow and hard labor is one way to become the richest man in the graveyard . You do not have to strive or slave hard .
Wealth is a subconscious conviction . Build into your mentality the idea of wealth .
Rejoice in the prosperity of others .
Poverty is a mental disease
You cannot attract what you criticize .
“ I like money , I love it , I use it wisely , constructively , and judiciously . Money is constantly circulating in my life . I release it with joy , and it returns to me multiplied in a wonderful way . It is good and very good . Money flows to me in avalanches of abundance . I use it for good only , and I am grateful for my good and for the riches of my mind . ”
“ Having seen the end , you have willed the means to the realization of the end . ”
“ Infinite intelligence governs and watches over all my financial transactions , and whatsoever I do shall prosper . ”
“ I am one with the infinite riches of my subconscious mind . It is my right to be rich , happy , and successful . Money flows to me freely , copiously , and endlessly . I am forever conscious of my true worth . I give of my talents freely , and I am wonderfully blessed financially . It is wonderful ! ”
Look at money like the tide and you will always have plenty of it . The ebb and flow of the tide is constant . When the tide is out , you are absolutely sure that it will return .
There is no virtue in poverty . It is a disease of the mind , and you should heal yourself of this mental conflict or malady at once .
“ I like money . I use it wisely , constructively , and judiciously . I release it with joy , and it returns a thousandfold . ”
All evil is due to ignorance and misuse of the mind’s powers .
The real things of life , such as peace , harmony , integrity , security , and happiness are intangible
Thought fused with feeling becomes a subjective faith or belief , and according to your belief is it done unto you . MATT . 9 : 29 .
As within , so without , meaning according to the image impressed on your subconscious mind , so it is on the objective screen of your life .
you can begin now to repeat the word , “ success , ” to yourself with faith and conviction
If you are fearful and worried , you are not really thinking . True thinking is free from fear .
Any mental picture , backed by faith and perseverance , will come to pass through the miracle – working power of your subconscious .
Your mental attitude , i.e . , the way you think , feel , and believe determines your destiny .
“ My toes are relaxed , my ankles are relaxed , my abdominal muscles are relaxed , my heart and lungs are relaxed , my hands and aims are relaxed , my neck is relaxed , my brain is relaxed , my face is relaxed , my eyes are relaxed , my whole mind and body are relaxed . I fully and freely forgive everyone , and I sincerely wish for them harmony , health , peace , and all the blessings of life . I am at peace , I am poised , serene , and calm . I rest in security and in peace . A great stillness steals over me , and a great calm quiets my whole being as I realize the Divine Presence within me . I know that the realization of life and love heals me . I wrap myself in the mantle of love and fall asleep filled with good will for all . Throughout the night peace remains with me , and in the morning I shall be filled with life and love . A circle of love is drawn around me . I will fear no evil , for Thou art with me . I sleep in peace , I wake in joy , and in Him I live , move , and have my being . ”
Expect the best , and invariably the best will come to you .
Never discuss your marital problems with anyone except a trained counselor . Why cause numerous people to think negatively of your marriage ?
Never display the unhappy side of your marriage to your friends . Keep your quarrels to yourself . Refrain from criticism and condemnation of your partner .
there is no one to change but yourself .
I choose happiness today . I choose success today . I choose right action today . I choose love and good will for all today . I choose peace today . Pour life , love , and interest into this affirmation , and you have chosen happiness .
When you become emotionally mature , you do not respond negatively to the criticism and resentment of others .
Self – condemnation is called hell ( bondage and restriction ) ; forgiveness is called heaven ( harmony and peace ) . ”
Emotions follow thoughts , and you have the power to reject all thoughts which may disturb or upset you .
Technique of forgiveness The following is a simple method which works wonders in your life as you practice it : Quiet your mind , relax , and let go . Think of God and His love for you , and then affirm , “ I fully and freely forgive ( mention the name of the offender ) ; I release him mentally and spiritually . I completely forgive everything connected with the matter in question . I am free , and he / she is free . It is a marvelous feeling . It is my day of general amnesty . I release anybody and everybody who has ever hurt me , and I wish for each and everyone health , happiness , peace , and all the blessings of life . I do this freely , joyously , and lovingly , and whenever I think of the person or persons who hurt me , I say , ‘ I have released you , and all the blessings of life are yours . ’ I am free and you are free . It is wonderful ! ”
You are a creature of habit . Habit is the function of your subconscious mind .
“ I realize I am one with the infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind which knows no obstacle , difficulty , or delay . I live in the joyous expectancy of the best . My deeper mind responds to my thoughts . I know that the work of the infinite power of my subconscious cannot be hindered . Infinite intelligence always finishes successfully whatever it begins . Creative wisdom works through me bringing all my plans and purposes to completion . Whatever I start , I bring to a successful conclusion . My aim in life is to give wonderful service , and all those whom I contact are blessed by what I have to offer . All my work comes to full fruition in divine order . ”
Just before going to sleep , practice what Johann von Goethe , German author , used to do . Imagine a friend , a loved one in front of you . Your eyes are closed , you are relaxed and at peace . The loved one or friend is subjectively present , and is saying to you , “ Congratulations ! ” You see the smile ; you hear the voice . You mentally touch the hand ; it is all real and vivid .
The Lord is an ancient word meaning law — the power of your subconscious mind .
Thoughts are creative . This is why Job said , The thing I feared has come upon me . Think good and good follows .
Look at your fears ; hold them up to the light of reason . Learn to laugh at your fears . That is the best medicine .
Age is not the flight of years , but the dawn of wisdom .
Wisdom is an awareness of the tremendous spiritual powers in your subconscious mind and the knowledge of how to apply these powers to lead a full and happy life .
The Case for Psychic Survival by Hereward Carrington ,
‘ Man is as strong as he thinks he is , and as valuable as he thinks he is . ’ ”
As a man thinketh in his heart , so is he . PROV , 23 : 7 .
Your subconscious mind is conditioned by your thoughts .
“ I look upon my retirement as promotion from kindergarten to the first grade . ”
Like all great men , I found him affable , genial , amiable , loving , and most understanding .
But the fruit of the Spirit is love , joy , peace , patience , gentleness , goodness , faith , meekness , temperance : against such there is no law . GALATIANS 5 : 22 – 23 .
Proceedings of Psychical Research Society of Great Britain and America
As a man thinketh , so is he .

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