How the mind works.
It’s basically a three-step process:
Create a clear image of what you want in your conscious mind.
Impress the image on your subconscious (or emotional) mind (repeatedly) to change your vibration.
Create or attract, on the physical plane, a replica of the picture you have in your mind.
Today I’m going to delve deeper into this creative process, and share, in more detail, how you can use these steps to significantly change your life.
In this post, I’ll focus on attracting riches, but you can use this process to improve any area of your life.
Step 1: Create a clear image of what you want
The first step toward improving your life is desire.
Right now your bank account might have only a few hundred dollars, you might live in a small house and you might need new clothes. But if you want financial security, your thoughts should be of someone who is wealthy!
Your desire for money shouldn’t be a hope. It shouldn’t be a wish. It must be a keen desire that transcends everything else.
Napoleon Hill said, “There’s a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish.”
The way to get started is to write out a description of your desired self, the person you want to be, in the present tense. Don’t say, “I am going to be become rich” say “I am happy that I am rich…” and then go on to describe everything that you want to be, do and have. Don’t include any negatives, everything must be positive.
By writing it out, you are literally building new brain cells that hold an image of the new you. And every time you rewrite it, as I’ll talk about in a minute, you give more and more energy to those new cells until, in a relatively short period of time, the image becomes fixed in your mind.
Step 2: Impress the image on your subconscious mind
First, I want you to understand that your subconscious mind isn’t really yours. It actually extends well beyond you.
You see, you’re working with a universal power that’s not just in you. It’s everywhere, and it is in everyone. In other words, every one of us is an expression of the same power. So you’re really impressing your ideas (your new image) on a universal power that responds exactly the same way to you as it does to me.
When you really grasp that your subconscious mind “belongs” to and responds to all of us in exactly the same way, you’ll begin to understand why your potential is truly unlimited.
The key is to learn how to use this universal power to get what you want instead of what you don’t want. Because whether you harbor positive thoughts or negative ones, you always get EXACTLY what you ask for.
So right now, ask yourself what kind of an image you’ve been holding. Have you been wishing for a lot more money but thinking about your debt?
Most people get emotionally involved with their current situation, and then they think it’s an accident that the same results keep reoccurring.
If you have a cash flow problem, don’t concentrate on what’s currently in your bank account. Your doubt will obstruct the unfoldment of prosperity in your life.
Instead, concentrate on your ideal image of living in your dream house, driving a brand new car, earning millions of dollars… whatever being wealthy looks like to you.
You see, an ideal is an idea that you fall in love with. Love is resonance; it’s harmony. It’s your thoughts, feelings and actions all operating on the same frequency. So you must fall in love with your new image!
When you get the higher side of your personality (the spiritual side) aligned with the lower side of your personality (the subconscious or emotional mind), you’re going to see miraculous changes take place on the physical side of your personality.
But until you get these two in tune, you’re going to have problems. Because when they’re not harmony, there’s conflict. And if there’s conflict in the mind, I guarantee it will express itself in the results you get. In this case, it will block the money you desire from coming in.
Step 3: Create or attract, on the physical plane, a replica of the picture you have in your mind
Now that you have your ideal image written out on a card, put yourself in a very relaxed state, an altered state of consciousness. It is very important that you do this.
Once you’re in that state, start to visualize the new image and become emotionally involved in it. This is how your fantasy becomes real in your subconscious mind.
When you come back to a normal conscious state, rewrite your image—it is critical that you do this. Each time you rewrite it, it will become clearer and clearer. Now you might alter it a bit, but each time you go through this process, your new brain cells become stronger and stronger.
Do this every day. Every time you do, you’re moving that picture more and more from a fantasy to a theory because the image becomes fixed in your mind.
Then, in relatively short order, you’ll become motivated and you’ll start to expect the good that you desire. And when that happens, the universal power within you will actually take that image and begin to express it through you, and your theory will literally become a fact. It will create a physical replica of the image you’ve been holding in your mind.
This creative process works all the time
At first, you may not believe what you write out. You might think, this is really silly and I’m not going to waste my time doing it.
TRY IT ANYWAY.
When I wrote that I would earn $25,000 on my card back in 1961, I didn’t believe it would happen. But Ray Stanford did, so I read my card over and over until I did believe and then attracted it myself.
So do what I’ve asked you to do, and I guarantee that, relatively soon, you won’t think it’s silly anymore. In fact, you’ll be very, very glad that you did.