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The Subconscious Mind - Principle #11

Lyndia Grant | 10/6/2010, 1:42 p.m.





This principle teaches us the process of controlling the subconscious mind through auto suggestion and positive thinking. The subconscious mind works day and night even while we are asleep. Research which described a success formula during a 20 year period discovered by author Napoleon Hill teaches how one person can achieve success and another not.

In his study, Hill researched the formula whereby anyone who applies these principles can achieve success beyond their wildest expectations. In the chapter on the subconscious mind, Hill reminds us: get the other 10 principles down to a science first. We must begin utilizing every principle successfully before this principle will kick in.

Hill talks about using your mind to visualize your future as you want it to be. And, he talked about following your hunches -- the messages that you get from your subconscious mind. The best way I can describe this chapter is to remind you of how the Holy Spirit works. It is also a reminder of how important it is for us to have faith. You will not visualize your future with confidence if you do not have faith.

The subconscious can be programmed and controlled by the conscious mind. The subconscious mind is the source of insight, intuition, imagination and creativity. Garbage in, garbage out; positive affirmations in, you will begin to see your future through faith.

The subconscious mind is also your direct link to universal consciousness, which is the source of all power and creativity. Amen, it is where the Holy Spirit operates!

Your subconscious mind is accessible only when you learn how to still the hyper activity of the conscious mind and hear the voice of the Lord speak to you. Meditation is an excellent technique to gain this control.

God works in different ways with different people. He spoke in different ways to Adam, Abraham, Moses, Deborah, Samuel, Elijah, Mary and Paul. He speaks in different ways to us as well.

Just as the Holy Spirit decides to give different abilities to different people (1 Corinthians 12:11), he works with us in different ways, because he has different jobs for each person.

The Spirit (subconscious mind) shapes us in different ways, and as a result, we value different goals. For some people, he speaks subtly, in general principles; for others, he must speak with unmistakable details. Each of us must listen in the way that God has made us, in the way that he chooses to deal with us.

The important thing is that we listen--that we are ready and willing to hear what he says. We should be listening for his leadership rather than ignoring it.
One of my personal accounts is when the African American Civil War Memorial was scheduled to be unveiled. The site was unfinished, yet thousands had booked hotel rooms and purchased plane tickets to attend the event.

One night, after leaving my office at the Reeves Center, God led me to the site. I remember walking throughout the site, lifting my hands and praying that God would bless this site and help me and Council member Frank Smith to get the project finished in time, since people were coming from around the world.

I will forever remember the communication from God that night. He said into my spirit, "everything will be just fine!" And it was. The crowds showed up, the story was broadcast around the world -- live on CNN and CSPAN. The story made front page news in most major newspapers, including the Washington Post, New York Times and others.

I tell you, you've got to trust God; you've got to walk by faith and not by sight. And you've got to learn to use this principle called The Subconscious Mind, aka The Holy Spirit! Amen!

Attend the free workshop,"Choosing Your Future" on October 23, at MLK Library. To register, call 202-518-3192.

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