WONDERS HAPPEN WHEN YOU PRAY EFFECTIVELY
Learn simple techniques of impressing the subconscious mind Read this book carefully, earnestly, and lovingly.
My work with people has led me to study the various approaches to prayer.
The problem usually is how to tell someone else how to pray
Their problems overwhelm them and block their ability to listen and understand. They need an easy formula to follow, an obviously workable pattern that is simple and specific.
Thousands of times, people in all parts of the world have asked me, “Why is it I have prayed and prayed and got no answer?” In this book you will find the reasons for this common complaint. The explanation of the many ways of impressing the subconscious mind and getting the right answers make this an extraordinarily valuable book and an ever-present help in times of trouble.
Belief or mental acceptance and receptivity about that for which they pray.
The law of life is the law of belief. Belief can be summed up briefly as a thought in your mind.
Essentially, answered prayer is the realization of your heart’s desire.
DESIRE IS PRAYER
To gain them, all you have to do is open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you.
They are full of fears and doubts. When an opportunity comes, they say, “What if I fail? I might lose my money. People will laugh at me.” People of this sort will not get very far in life. Their fear to go forward makes them simply stay where they are. You can become a magnetized person when you discover and put to use the master secret.
THE MARVELOUS POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS
Once you learn to contact and release the hidden power of your subconscious mind, you can bring into your life more power, more wealth, more health, more happiness, and more joy. You do not need to acquire this power. You already possess it. But you will have to learn how to use it. You must understand it so that you can apply it in all departments of your life.
You can be inspired by a new light, and you can generate a new force that enables you to realize your hopes and make all your dreams come true. Decide now to make your life grander, greater, richer, and nobler than ever before.
You can receive new thoughts and ideas, bring forth new inventions, make new discoveries, create new works of art. The infinite intelligence in your subconscious can give you access to wonderful new kinds of knowledge.
It is your right to discover this inner world of thought. feeling, and power, of light, love, and beauty. Though invisible, its forces are mighty.
Once that is achieved, you can practice its powers knowing the results you will certainly obtain. You can apply these powers for the definite specific purposes and goals you want to accomplish.
The principles of chemistry, physics, and mathematics are no different in their workings from the principles of your subconscious mind.
It is universal truth that whatever you impress on your subconscious mind is expressed on the screen of space as condition, experience, and event.
You use the principle. By cooperating with nature, you can bring forth marvelous inventions and discoveries that bless humanity in countless ways.
Your subconscious mind is principle. It works according to the law of belief.
You must know what belief is, why it works, and how it works. 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.
All your experiences, events, conditions, and acts are produced by your subconscious mind in reaction to your thoughts. Remember, it is not the thing believed in, but the belief in your own mind that brings about the result.
Stop accepting the false beliefs, opinions, superstitions, and fears that plague our humankind. Begin to believe in the eternal verities and truths of life that never change. At that point you will move onward, upward, and Godward.
All those who read this book and faithfully apply the principles of the subconscious mind that are set forth here will gain the ability to pray scientifically and effectively for themselves and for others. Your prayer is answered according to the universal law of action and reaction.
Fill your mind with the concepts of harmony, health, peace, and goodwill, and wonders will happen in your life.
THE CONSCIOUS AND THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND
A wonderful way to begin getting to know the two functions of your mind is to think of it as a garden. You are the gardener. You are planting seeds of thought in your subconscious mind all day long. Much of
the time you are not even aware of doing so, because the seeds are based on your habitual thinking. As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.
This is the reason it is so essential that you take charge of your thoughts. In that way, you can bring forth only desirable conditions.
Continue to plant these wonderful seeds of thought in the garden of your mind and you will reap a glorious harvest.
When your mind thinks correctly, when you understand the truth, when the thoughts deposited in your subconscious mind are constructive, harmonious, and peaceful, the magic working power of your subconscious will respond. It will bring about harmonious conditions, agreeable surroundings, and the best of everything.
Once you begin to control your thought processes, you can apply the powers of your subconscious to any problem or difficulty. You will actually be consciously cooperating with the infinite power and omnipotent law that governs all things.
Look around you. Wherever you live, whatever circle of society you are part of, you will notice that the vast majority of people lives in the world without. Those who are more enlightened, however, are intensely involved with the world within. They realize – as you will, too – that the world within creates the world without. Your thoughts, feelings, and visualized imagery are the organizing principles of your experience. The world within is the only creative power.
Once you learn the truth about the interaction of your conscious and subconscious minds, you will be able to transform your whole life. If you want to change external conditions, you must change the cause.
Most people try to change conditions and circumstances by working on those conditions and circumstances. This is a terrible waste of time and effort. They fail to see that their conditions flow from a cause. To remove discord, confusion, lack, and limitation from your life, you must remove the cause. That cause is the way you use your conscious mind, the thoughts and images you encourage in it. Change the cause, and you change the effect. It is just that simple.
Most of the great scientists, artists, poets, singers, writers, and inventors have had a deep understanding of the workings of the conscious and subconscious minds. It was this that gave them the power to
accomplish their goals.
Your conscious mind is the captain and the master of your ship – your body, your 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. It does not question the orders or the basis on which they are given.
If you repeatedly say to yourself, “I can’t afford it,” your subconscious mind takes you at your word. It sees to it that you will not be in a position to buy what you want. As long as you go on saying, “I can’t afford that car, that vacation, that home,” you can be sure your subconscious mind will follow your orders. You will go through life experiencing the lack of all these things, and you will believe that circumstances made it so. It will not occur to you that you have created those circumstances yourself, by your own negative, denying thoughts.
Never finish a negative statement. Reverse it immediately and wonders will happen in your life.”
Remember, your subconscious mind doesn’t understand a joke. It takes you at your word.
All you have to do is get your subconscious mind to accept your idea. Once that happens, the law of your subconscious mind will bring forth the health, peace, and prosperity you desire. You give the command or decree, and your subconscious will faithfully reproduce the idea impressed upon it.
Subconscious mind seems to bring about an immediate solution to your difficulties, but at other times it may take days, weeks, or longer. Its ways are past finding out.
Remember, your subconscious mind does not engage in proving whether your thoughts are good or bad, true or false. It responds according to the nature of your thoughts or suggestions. For example, if you consciously assume that something is true, even though it may be false, your subconscious mind will accept it as true and proceed to bring about results that must necessarily follow because you consciously
assumed it to be true.
Your subconscious mind is often referred to as your subjective mind. Your subjective mind is aware of its environment, but not by means of the physical senses. Your subjective mind perceives by intuition. It is
the seat of your emotions and the storehouse of memory. Your subjective mind performs its highest functions when your objective senses are not functioning. In other words, it is that intelligence that makes itself known when the objective mind is suspended or in a sleepy, drowsy state.
Your subjective mind sees without the use of the natural organs of vision. It has the capacity of clairvoyance and clair-audience: It can see and hear events that are taking place elsewhere. Your subjective mind can leave your body, travel to distant lands, and bring back information that is often of the most exact and truthful character. Through your subjective mind you can read the thoughts of others, read the contents of sealed envelopes, or closed books or newspapers.
Once we understand the interaction of the objective and subjective minds, we are in a better position to learn the true art of prayer.
Everything that has happened to you happened because of thoughts impressed on your subconscious mind through belief. If you have communicated wrong or distorted concepts to your subconscious mind, it is of the most urgent importance to correct them. The sure way to do this is by repeatedly giving your subconscious mind constructive, harmonious thoughts. As these are frequently repeated, your subconscious mind accepts them. In this way, you can form new, healthier habits of thought and life, for your subconscious mind is the seat of habit.
The habitual thinking of your conscious mind establishes deep grooves in your subconscious mind. If your habitual thoughts are harmonious, peaceful, and constructive, your subconscious mind will respond by creating harmony, peace, and constructive conditions.
Have you fallen prey to fear, worry, and other destructive forms of thinking? The remedy is to recognize the power of your subconscious mind and decree freedom, happiness, and perfect health.
THE TREMENDOUS POWER OF SUGGESTION
As you can see by what we have already discussed, your conscious mind serves as the “watchman at the gate.” One of its most crucial functions is to protect your subconscious mind from false impressions.
The reason this is so important goes back to one of the basic laws of
mind: Your subconscious mind is very sensitive to suggestion.
DIFFERENT REACTIONS TO THE SAME SUGGESTION
It is important to realize that different people will react in different ways to the same suggestion. This is because they have different subconscious conditioning or beliefs.
Your suggestion had no power over him, because the idea of seasickness was associated in his mind with his own immunity from it. Therefore, it called up not fear or worry, but self-confidence.
Remember, a suggestion cannot impose itself on the subconscious mind against the will of the conscious mind. Your conscious mind has the power to reject the suggestion.
When you say, “I can’t do this,” “I am too old now,” “I can’t meet this obligation,” “I was born on the wrong side of the tracks,” “I don’t know the right politician,” you are impregnating your subconscious
with these negative thoughts. It responds accordingly. You are actually blocking your own good. You are bringing lack, limitation, and frustration into your life.
When you set up obstacles, impediments, and delays in your conscious mind, you are denying the wisdom and intelligence resident in your subconscious mind. You are actually saying in effect that your subconscious mind cannot solve your problem. This leads to mental and emotional congestion, followed by sickness and neurotic tendencies.
To realize your desires and overcome your frustration, affirm boldly several times a day:
The infinite intelligence that 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.
Your subconscious has a mind of its own, but it accepts your patterns of thought and imagery. When you look for the answer to a problem, your subconscious will respond, but it expects you to come to a
decision and to a true judgment in your conscious mind. You must acknowledge that the answer is in your subconscious mind. If you say, “I don’t think there is any way out; I am all mixed up and confused; why don’t I get an answer?” you are neutralizing your prayer. Like the soldier marking time, you use up vital energy but you do not move forward.
Still the wheels of your mind. Relax. Let go. Quietly affirm:
My subconscious knows the answer. It is responding to me now. I give thanks because I know the infinite intelligence of my subconscious knows all things and is revealing the perfect answer to me now. My real conviction is now setting free the majesty and glory of my subconscious mind. I rejoice that it is so.
If you want the subconscious to work for you, you have to give it the right request and get its cooperation. It is always working for you.
Your subconscious mind controls all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the answer to all problems.
Your subconscious mind never sleeps, never rests. It is always on the job.
Your subconscious mind can give you independence of time and space. It can make you free of all pain and suffering. It can give you the answer to all problems, whatever they may be. There is a power and an
intelligence within you that far transcends your intellect, causing you to marvel at the wonder of it all. All these experiences cause you to rejoice and believe in the miracle-working powers of your own subconscious mind.
YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS IS YOUR BOOK OF LIFE
Whatever thoughts, beliefs, opinions, theories, or dogmas you write, engrave, or impress on your subconscious mind, you will experience them as the objective manifestation of circumstances, conditions, and events. What you write on the inside, you will experience on the outside. You have two sides to your life, objective and subjective, visible and invisible, thought and its manifestation.
Your vitality, body, financial condition, friends, and social status represent a perfect reflection of the idea you have of yourself. This is the real meaning of what is impressed in your subconscious mind and what is expressed in all phases of your life.
We injure ourselves by the negative ideas we entertain. How often have you wounded yourself by getting angry, fearful, jealous, or vengeful? These are the poisons that enter your subconscious mind. You were not born with these negative attitudes. Peed your subconscious mind life-giving thoughts and you will wipe out all the negative patterns lodged within it. As you continue to do this, all the past will be wiped
out and remembered no more.
Worry, anxiety, fear, and depression interfere with the normal functioning of the heart, lungs, stomach, and intestines. The medical community is just beginning to appreciate how serious so-called “stress related” diseases are. The reason is that these patterns of thought interfere with the harmonious functioning of your subconscious mind.
When you feel physically and mentally disturbed, the best thing you can do is to let go, relax, and still the wheels of your thought processes. Speak to your subconscious mind. Tell it to take over in peace, harmony, and divine order. You will find that all the functions of your body will become normal again. Be sure to speak to your subconscious mind with authority and conviction. It will respond by carrying out your command.
William James, the father of American psychology, said that the power to move the world is in your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is one with infinite intelligence and boundless wisdom. It is fed by hidden springs and is called the law of life. Whatever you impress upon your subconscious mind, the latter will move heaven and earth to bring it to pass. You must, therefore, impress it with right ideas and constructive thoughts.
HOW TO GET THE SUBCONSCIOUS TO WORK FOR YOU
The first thing to realize is that your subconscious mind is always working. It is active night and day, whether you act upon it or not. Your subconscious is the builder of your body. Just keep your conscious mind busy with the expectation of the best, and make sure the thoughts you habitually think are based on things that are lovely, true, just, and harmonious. Begin now to take care of your conscious mind, knowing in your heart and soul that your subconscious mind is always expressing, reproducing, and manifesting according to your habitual thinking.
BIBLICAL ACCOUNTS ON THE USE OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS POWERS
What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
The prime condition that Jesus insisted upon was faith. Over and over again you read in the Bible, According to your faith is it done unto you. If you plant certain types of seeds in the ground, you have
faith they will grow after their kind.
The faith that is described 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. It is dosing down, refusing to listen to the little, rational, analytical, conscious mind and embracing an attitude of complete reliance on the inner power of your subconscious mind.
Modern mental healing is based on the truth that the infinite intelligence and power of your subconscious mind responds according to your faith.
They close the door of their mind to all outside distractions as well as appearances, and then they quietly and knowingly turn over their request or desire to their subconscious mind, realizing that the intelligence of their mind will answer them according to their specific needs.
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. This is the meaning of the text – believe you have received, and you shall receive. This is what the modern mental scientist does when he or she practices prayer therapy.
We can consciously direct it to bless ourselves in countless ways.
It is foolish to believe in something that will hurt or harm you. Remember, it is not the thing believed in that hurts or harms you, but the belief or thought in your mind that creates the result. All your experiences, all your actions, and all the events and circumstances of your life are but the reflections and reactions to your own thought.
Prayer therapy is the synchronized, harmonious, and intelligent function of the conscious and subconscious levels of mind specifically directed for a definite purpose.
Prayer therapy is sometimes referred to as mental treatment.
In prayer therapy you consciously choose a certain idea, mental picture, or plan that you desire to experience. You realize your capacity to convey this idea or mental image to your subconscious by feeling the reality of the state assumed. As you remain faithful in your mental attitude, your prayer will be answered. Prayer therapy is a definite mental action for a definite specific purpose.
You realize that if you can succeed in cleansing your mind of these thoughts, you will get a healing.
While you are praying, you refuse to give any power to the negative conditions or to admit for a second that the healing will not come.
This attitude of mind brings about the harmonious union of the conscious and subconscious mind, which releases the healing power.
If you will assume to have faith actively or passively, your subconscious mind will be controlled by the suggestion, and your desire will be fulfilled.
When we analyze prayer, we discover there are many different approaches and methods.
We are immediately concerned with effective methods of personal prayer that can be applied in your daily life and used to help yourself and others.
THE SCIENCE AND ART OF TRUE PRAYER
Your subconscious is the builder of your body and maintains all its vital functions. It is on the job twenty-four hours a day and never sleeps. It is always trying to help and preserve you from harm.
Your subconscious mind is in touch with infinite life and boundless wisdom, and its impulses and ideas are always life-ward.
Great artists, musicians, poets, speakers, and writers tune in with their subconscious powers and become animated and inspired.
Every thought entertained by your conscious mind and accepted as true is sent by your cortex to the other organs of the brain that support your subconscious mind, to be made into your flesh and to be brought forth into your world as a reality.
To think correctly, scientifically, we must know the “Truth.” As the ancient saying puts it, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” To know the truth is to be in harmony with the infinite intelligence and power of your subconscious mind, which is always moving lifeward.
The way to get rid of darkness is with light; the way to overcome cold is with heat; the way to overcome the negative thought is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish.
WHY YOU DO NOT HAVE MORE MONEY
As you read this chapter, you may be thinking, “I deserve a bigger income than I have.” In my opinion, that is true of most people. They really do deserve to have more – but they are not likely to get it. One of the most important reasons these people do not have more money is that they silently or openly condemn it. They refer to money as “filthy lucre.” They tell their children and friends that “the love of money is the root of all evil.” Coupled with this as a reason they do not prosper is that they have a sneaky subconscious feelings there is some special virtue in poverty. This subconscious pattern may be due to early childhood training, or it may be based on a false interpretation of scriptures.
YOU CANNOT GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING
In large stores the management hires guards and store detectives to keep people from stealing. Every day they catch number of people trying to get something for nothing. Anyone who does such a thing is steeped in a mental atmosphere of lack and limitation. In trying to steal from others, they are robbing themselves of peace, harmony, faith, honesty, integrity, goodwill, and confidence.
Furthermore, their messages to their subconscious minds draw to them all manner of loss: loss of character, prestige, social status, and peace of mind. These people do not understand how their minds work. They lack faith in the source of supply. If only they would mentally call on the powers of their subconscious mind and claim that they are guided to their true expression, they would find work and abundance. Then, by honesty, integrity, and perseverance, they would become a credit to themselves and to society at large.
HOW TO ATTRACT THE IDEAL HUSBAND
If you have studied the chapters that precede this one, you are now acquainted with the way your subconscious mind works. You know that whatever you impress upon it will be experienced in your world. Begin now to impress your subconscious mind with the qualities and characteristics you desire in a man.
The following is an excellent technique: Sit down at night in your armchair, close your eyes, let go, relax the body, become very quiet, passive, and receptive. Talk to your subconscious mind and say to it;
I am now attracting a man into my experience who is honest, sincere, loyal, faithful, peaceful, happy, and prosperous. These qualities that I admire are sinking down into my subconscious mind now. As I dwell upon these characteristics, they become a part of me and are embodied subconsciously.
I know there is an irresistible law of attraction and that I attract to me a man according to my subconscious belief. I attract that which I feel to be true in my subconscious mind.
I know I can contribute to his peace and happiness. He loves my ideals, and I love his ideals. He does not want to make me over; neither do I want to make him over. There is mutual love, freedom, and respect.
Practice this process of impregnating your subconscious mind. Then, you will have the joy of attracting to you a man possessing the qualities and characteristics you mentally dwelt upon. Your subconscious intelligence will open up a pathway, whereby both of you will meet, according to the irresistible and changeless flow of your own subconscious mind. Have a keen desire to give the best that is in you of love, devotion, and cooperation. Be receptive to this gift of love which you have given to your subconscious mind.
HOW TO ATTRACT THE IDEAL WIFE
To draw to yourself the life partner that you seek, affirm as follows:
I now attract the right woman who is in complete accord with me. This is a spiritual union because it is divine love functioning through the personality of someone with whom I blend perfectly. I know I can give to this woman love, light, peace, and joy. I feel and believe I can make this woman’s life full, complete, and wonderful.
I now decree that she possesses the following qualities and attributes: She is spiritual, loyal, faithful, and true. She is harmonious, peaceful, and happy. We are irresistibly attracted to each other. Only that which belongs to love, truth, and beauty can enter my experience. I accept my ideal companion now.
As you think quietly and with deep interest on the qualities and attributes that you admire in the companion you seek, you will build the mental equivalent into your mentality. Then, the deeper currents of your subconscious mind will bring both of you together in divine order.
NO NEED FOR THIRD MISTAKE (126)
HOW SHE BROKE THE NEGATIVE PATTERN (127)
THE ANSWER TO HER PRAYER (128)
SHOULD I GET A DIVORCE? (128)
DRIFTING INTO DIVORCE (129)
DIVORCE BEGINS IN THE MIND (129)
THE NAGGING WIFE (130)
THE BROODING HUSBAND (130)
THE GREAT MISTAKE (130)
Your Subconscious Mind and Your Happiness
William James, father of American psychology, said that the greatest discovery of the nineteenth century was not in the realm of physical science. The greatest discovery was the power of the subconscious touched by faith. In every human being is that limitless reservoir of power that can overcome any problem in the world.
True and lasting happiness will come into your life the day you get the clear realization that you can overcome any weakness – the day you realize that your subconscious can solve your problems, heal your body, and prosper you beyond your fondest dream.
You may have been very happy when you became engaged to the partner of your dreams. You may have felt happy when you graduated from college, when you got married, when your child was born, or when you won a great victory or a prize. You could go on and list other experiences that have made you happy. However, no matter how marvelous these experiences are, they do not give real lasting happiness.
They are transitory.
The Book of Proverbs gives the answer: Whosoever trusteth in the Lord, happy is he. When you trust in the Lord (the power and wisdom of your subconscious mind) to lead, guide, govern, and direct all your ways, you will become poised, serene, and relaxed. As you radiate love, peace, and goodwill to all, you are really building a superstructure of happiness for all the days of your life.
WHY CHOOSE UNHAPPINESS?
Many people choose unhappiness without realizing that they are doing so. They do so by entertaining such ideas as these:
If you have this attitude of mind the first thing in the morning, you will attract all these experiences to you, and you will be very unhappy.
Begin to realize that the world you live in is determined largely by what goes on in your mind. Marcus Aurelius, the great Roman philosopher and sage, said, “A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.” The leading American philosopher of the nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson, said, “A man is what he thinks all day long.” The thoughts you habitually entertain in your mind have the tendency to actualize themselves in physical conditions.
Make certain you do not indulge in negative thoughts, defeatist thoughts, or unkind, depressing thoughts. Recall frequently to your mind that you can experience nothing outside your own mentality.
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