A Faithful Way to Bring Great Results

In my study of the power of the mind, I have read many great books. There are some that I have re-read several times. One I am re-reading now is “The Power of the Subconscious Mind” by Joseph Murphy. If you haven’t read this book, and you are seeking powerful new knowledge about the power of your mind, I strongly suggest getting a hold of this book.

As I was reading the book today, an excellent reminder stood out that I feel compelled to share. It is the concept of faith. I’ve shared often about the importance of faith, and that once your faith is strong enough, any necessary action automatically follows. I’ve also shared (and so have millions of others including Jesus) how God acts on our behalf when we have faith. The author of this book provides a very simple but powerful definition of faith. He says, “faith is accepting as true what your senses and reason deny, i.e shutting out of the little, rational, analytical, conscious mind and embracing an attitude of complete reliance on the inner power of your subconscious mind.”(p. 67). I don’t have the necessary time to review the differences between the conscious and subconscious minds, but the basic one is this… your conscious mind is your thinking and logical mind, and it is limited. Your subconscious is the part of the mind where all of your beliefs and memories are stored. It is also connected to the “mind of Christ” we are told we all have as part of us (I Corinthians 2:16). This part of our mind is unlimited.

It is the subconscious mind that enables us and leads us to manifest our desires. Our job is to make sure the subconscious believes this manifestation is possible. For once it does, it is only a matter of time before your dream is realized. One of the most powerful ways to do this is another Bible verse the author mentions in the same chapter. It’s one I share on a regular basis on this site. In fact, it’s my favorite verse in the Bible… Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours(Mark 11:24). In whatever manner you can, your greatest responsibility is to see your wish as already done. See it as already here now. See it as totally accomplished. Act as if you already have what you are seeking. When you do these things, several great things happen. First, you are having that faith that the author says is accepting as true what your senses and reason deny. Also, the Bible verse clearly states that if you believe that you have received it it will be yours!!

I understand this is sometimes easier said than done. The subconscious mind is not easily convinced of new beliefs, especially if you have had the same old negative beliefs for a long time. It may take some time, but it is possible and your beliefs will change if you are persistent. I will say this though…once your subconscious beliefs are changed, you will see the corresponding situations manifest on the outside. There are several ways I have learned to do this:

  1. Visualization. This is the easiest and most fun way to see and experience your wish as an accomplished fact. In your mind, you see yourself living your dream. You feel the corresponding emotions. You see what you want to see and do. This is powerful because the subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between a real and imagined event. As you visualize, your subconscious mind believes this is actually happening. It begins to believe its truth, thus increasing your level of faith. Remember, the Bible also says “according to your faith, it will be done for you.” (Matthew 9:29). And you are believing that you are receiving it. And you will!
  2. Positive Affirmations. Instead of using images to change your subconscious mind, with affirmations you use words. Most of your current beliefs have been developed by words, either things others told you or you told yourself. With positive affirmations, you are doing this purposely.
  3. Hypnosis. Sometimes, it is difficult to maintain the necessary focus to get the maximum effects from visualization. And sometimes your mind fights back with your current beliefs when you try to change them with affirmations. When you use hypnosis, you are putting yourself in a deeply relaxed state. More importantly, you are shutting out your conscious mind and all of its rational beliefs based only on your senses. Instead, it leaves your subconscious mind open to suggestion without fighting it. In a hypnotic state, you are much more able to change those subconscious beliefs. Once that happens, you start living out the new beliefs, the ones you want to see happen.

I realize I am not providing a wealth of detailed information on these topics. I have written about each one in far more detail in other articles and books. You can click on the links I have provided here and check out my book links on this webpage as well for more detailed info about them.

The bottom line is that, in order to change your outer circumstances, you must first change your inner circumstances. When your subconscious mind believes something to be true, then it is, and you will soon experience its truth. Remember to accept your wish as true, even though your senses and logical mind deny it. Believe in your mind that you already have what you desire, and act accordingly. Act with the gratitude and joy you would have if you actually experienced it with our senses. That is true faith. God promises that it is yours if you believe it. Enjoy the blessings πŸ™‚

15 Responses to A Faithful Way to Bring Great Results

  1. juliearahm says:

    I appreciate the simplicity and relevance of your words. My journey has been that of faith. Learning to give it all up to Him and fully trust has been a big learning curve for me. Not only that, but to love myself fully, including my beliefs and the inner talk about myself, has taken quite some time. Yes, anything is truly possible and we need to believe we are worthy of receiving! Miracles happen and things start falling into place with ease. I can relate to and understand so much of what you are saying. Thank you for sharing. God Bless!

    • joedalio says:

      I very much appreciate the feedback and the excellent info you add here. I have had the same battle with myself and my worthiness, and I admit I am not all the way there yet. As you say, learning to give it all up to Him and to fully trust is the key. Thank you again πŸ™‚

      • juliearahm says:

        We do our best with what we are given. I’ve learned change needs to come from within. When I change myself, seeing things in a more positive light, the world around me changes. Not that the world is different than from what it was before, my perception has changed, and so has my “sight” for it is Him who I seek and speak to with the silence of my heart. Keep listening to and following Him for He is leading you to great things, far greater than you or I can ever imagine. Keep doing what you are doing, and sharing what comes to your heart and mind.

      • joedalio says:

        Thanks for the inspiration. I certainly will, and I pray that God continues to work through you as well πŸ™‚

      • juliearahm says:

        Thank you for your kind words, and most of all, your gift of prayer!!

  2. I find that when one understands what is being shared by Great Teachers, faith becomes unnecessary, because evidence of “answered prayers” abounds. Faith becomes necessary in the absence of evidence. Since evidence abounds, faith isn’t necessary. So then, how does one see evidence?

    It’s challenging sharing uplifting knowledge because such information is best shared through long conversations. But your bottom line is spot on: the external world springs from the internal one. Ge the latter right and the former must match the latter so long as the former, righted, is held consistently, even in the perceived absence of evidence…

    That brings me back to faith. The external, physical world as it is now, evidences everyone’s beliefs as they are now. As you say, “When your…mind believes something to be true, then it is, and you will soon experience its truth.” All around us we find confirmed beliefs…our truths. The matter is one of seeing beliefs and their [already] manifested realities.

    So believing in “the word” as creator of reality becomes easy once one sees connections between what they believe and what they experience. God is all around us, in us and in everything, constantly evolving, constantly become more. I love knowing that and relish life while standing in that knowing!

    • joedalio says:

      Thank you for your excellent comment! You’ve added so much more wisdom to the info I discussed. Your last paragraph sums it up beautifully. I believe the key is seeing and knowing those connections, though it’s easier said than done. However when done, it is life-changing πŸ™‚

      • It sure is as I’m sure you can attest. After sending that message, I rode my bike to Ikea. Needed lightbulbs. On my way, I received a wonderful demonstration of what I wrote. Going to write about it in Positively Focused this week, and will reference your excellent post here. Thanks for being the prompt which created this wonderful demonstration!

      • joedalio says:

        Awesome! I can’t wait to hear about it. Or should I say see it πŸ™‚

      • Me either 😌

  3. Kyndl Ellzey says:

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  4. believe4147 says:

    β€œWhen your subconscious mind believes something to be true, then it is, and you will soon experience its truth.” I want to be sure I’m understanding this statement. Are you speaking only in the context of what you are asking God for? Or are you taking it further in meaning so as to say we can make a lie true if we believe it to be true? Thanks for clarifying.

    • joedalio says:

      That’s a very interesting question, one that I should have clarified in the article. I meant it in the context of what we are asking God for, though it could have the other meaning too. I don’t want to get too philosophical, but if I believe the sky is pink, then for me it is. Ultimately, I’m aiming to highlight that when we pray believing God is answering, our prayer will be answered. I hope this helps, and I appreciate you adding some excellent insight here πŸ™‚

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