The Power of Subconscious Mind- Book Review and Summary

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  • Book Name: The Power of Subconscious Mind
  • Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy or Joseph Denis Murphy
  • Born: 20/05/1898
  • Date: 16/12/1981
  • Nationality: American
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  • Profession: Author, and Philosopher
  • Spouse:  Jean Murphy 
  • Book Published: 1963
  • Pages: 305

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Joseph Murphy was a Divine Science minister and author. Murphy was born in Ireland. Divine Science Church in 1949, which he built into one of the most important New Thought congregations within the country. Joseph Denis Murphy (May 20, 1898 – December 16, 1981) was an Irish author and New Thought minister, ordained in Divine Science and nonsecular Science. In the next decade, Murphy married, earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Southern California, and began writing. He moved his ministry to Laguna Hills, California, where he died in 1981. His wife, Dr. Jean Murphy, continued in this ministry for some years afterward. Joseph Murphy was a Divine Science minister and author. His wife, Dr. Jean Murphy, continued in this ministry for some years afterward. Joseph Murphy was a Divine Science minister and author.

His popular books:

  1. Wheels of Truth-1946
  2. The Perfect Answer-1946
  3. Love is Freedom-1948
  4. The Twelve Powers Mystically Explained-1948
  5. The Miracles of Your Mind-1953
  6. The Fragrance of God -1953
  7. The Magic of Faith-1954
  8. The Meaning of Reincarnation-1954
  9. Believe in Yourself-1955
  10. How to Attract Money-1955
  11. Traveling With God-1956
  12. Prayer Is the Answer-1956
  13. How to use your Healing Power-1957
  14. The Healing Power of Love-1958
  15. Stay Young Forever-1958
  16. Mental Poisons and Their Antidotes-1958
  17. Your Infinite Power to Be Rich-1966
  18. The Cosmic Power Within You-1968
  19. Infinite Power for Richer Living-1969
  20. Miracle Power for Infinite Riches-1972
  21. Telepsychics: The Magic Power of Perfect Living-1973
  22. The Cosmic Energizer: Miracle Power of the Universe-1974 
  23. Great Bible Truths for Human Problems-1976
  24. How to use the laws of Mind-1980
  25. These Truths Can Change Your Life-1982

The Power of Subconscious Mind Book Review :

The unique feature of this book it’s down to earth practicality. Here you will find simple, usable techniques and formulas that you can easily apply in your everyday life. I have taught these simple processes to men and women all over the world. This book is designed to teach you that your habitual thinking and imagination mold, fashion, and create your destiny. For as a person thinketh in his subconscious mind, so is he.

The special features of this book will appeal to you because they explain why you often get the opposite of what you prayed for. 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 the 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 ever-present help in times of trouble.

1.The Treasure House Within You:

The treasure house is within you. Look within you for the answer to your heart’s desire. Your subconscious has the answer to all problems. Your subconscious mind is the builder of your body and can heal you. Lull yourself to sleep every night with the idea of perfect health, and your subconscious, being your faithful servant, will obey you. Every thought is a cause, and every condition is an effect. You are like a captain navigating a ship. He or she must give the right orders, or the ship is wrecked. In the same way, you must give the right orders to your subconscious mind, which controls and governs all your experiences.

Never use such expressions as ”I can’t afford it” or ”I can’t do this.” Your subconscious mind takes you at your word. It sees to it that you do not have the money or the ability to do what you want to do. Affirm, ”I can do all things through the power of my subconscious mind.” The law of life is the law of belief. A belief is a thought in your mind. Do not believe in things that will harm or hurt you. Believe in the power of your subconscious to heal, inspire, strengthen, and prosper you. According to your belief is it done unto you.

2.How Your Mind Works:

Think good, and good follows. Think evil, and evil follows. You are what you think all day long. Your subconscious mind does not argue with you. It accepts what your conscious mind decrees. If you say, “I can’t afford it,” your subconscious works to make it true. Select a better thought. The decree, “I will buy it. I accept it in my mind.” You have the power of choice. Choose health and happiness. You can choose to be friendly, or you can choose to be unfriendly. Choose to be cooperative, joyous, friendly, lovable, and the whole world will respond. This is the best way to develop a wonderful personality. Your conscious mind is the “watchman at the gate.” Your greatest power is your capacity to choose.

Watch what you say. You have to account for every idle word. Never say: “I will fail; I will lose my job; I can’t pay the rent.” Your subconscious can not take a joke. It brings all these things to pass. Your mind is not evil. It depends on how you use the powers of nature. Use your mind to bless, heal, and inspire all people everywhere. Choose Your own thoughts and make your own decisions. Believe in good fortune, divine guidance, right actions, and all the blessings of life.

3.The Miracle-Working Power of Your Subconscious:

Your subconscious mind controls all the vital processes of your body and knows the answer to all problems. Prior to sleep, turn over a specific request to your subconscious mind and prove its miracle-working power to yourself. Whatever you impress on your subconscious mind is expressed on the screen of space as conditions, experiences, and events. The law of action and reaction is universal. Your thought is action, and the reaction is the automatic response of your subconscious mind to your thought. Watch your thoughts!

All frustration is due to unfulfilled desires. The life principle will flow through you rhythmically and harmoniously if you consciously affirm: “I believe that the subconscious power that gave me this desire is now fulfilling it through me. ” This dissolves all conflicts. You can interfere with the normal rhythm of your heart, lungs, and other organs by worry, anxiety, and fear. Keep your conscious mind busy with the expectation of the best, and your subconscious will faithfully reproduce your habitual thinking.

4.Mental Healings in Ancient Times:

Remind yourself frequently that the healing power is in your subconscious mind. Know that faith is like a seed planted in the ground; it grows after its kind. The idea you have for a book, new invention, or play is real In your mind. This is why you can believe you have it now. Believe in the reality of your Idea, plan, or invention, and as you do, it will become manifest. The miraculous healings you hear about at various shrines are due to imagination and blind faith that act on the subconscious mind, releasing the healing power.

All disease originates in the mind. Nothing appears on the body unless there is a mental pattern corresponding to it. The symptoms of almost any disease can be induced in you by hypnotic suggestion. This shows you the power of your thought. There is only one process of healing and that is faith. Whether the object of your faith is real or false, you will get results. Look upon faith as a thought in your mind, and that will suffice.

5.Mental Healings in Modern Times:

Find out what it is that heals you. Realize those correct directions given to your subconscious mind will heal your mind and body. Develop a definite plan for turning over your requests or desires to your subconscious mind. Imagine the end desires and feel its reality. Follow it through, and you will get definite results. Decide what belief is. Know that belief is a thought in your mind and that what you think you create. Great and noble thoughts upon which you habitually dwell become great acts.

Apply the power of prayer therapy in your life. Choose a certain plan, idea, or mental picture. Unite mentally and emotionally with that idea. As you remain faithful to your mental attitude, your prayer will be answered. Blind faith means that a person may get results in healing without any scientific understanding of the powers and forces involved. Learn to pray for your loved ones who may be ill. Quite your mind.

6.Practical Techniques in Mental Health:

Be a mental engineer and use tried and proven techniques in building a grander and greater life. Desire to accomplish things the easy way with the sure aid of mental science. You can build radiant health, success, and happiness by the thoughts you think in the hidden studio of your mind. feel the joy and restfulness in foreseeing the certain accomplishment of your desire. Any mental picture you have in your mind is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. A mental picture is worth a thousand words. Your subconscious will bring to pass any picture held in the mind backed by faith.

Avoid all effort or mental certain in prayer. Your subconscious will bring to pass any picture held in the mind backed by faith. Avoid all effort or mental coercian in prayer. Remember that the thankful heart is always close to the riches of the universe. Generate waves of harmony, health, and peace by thinking of the love and the glory of god. What you decree and feel as true will come to pass. Decree harmony, health, peace, and abundance.

7.The Tendency of the Subconscious is Lifeward:

Your subconscious is the builder of your body and is on the job twenty-four hours a day. You interfere with its life giving pattern by negative thinking. Watch your thoughts. Know that you can remake yourself by giving a new blueprint to your subconscious mind. The tendency of your subconscious is always lifeward. Your job is with your conscious mind. Feed your subconscious mind with premisesthat are true. Your subconscious is always reproducing to your habitual mental patterns. You build a new body every eleven months. Change your body by changing your thoughts and keeping them changed.

It is normal to be healthy. It is abnormal to be ill. There is within the innate principle of harmony. Thoughts of jealousy, fear, worry, and anxiety tear down and destroy your nerves and glands, bringing about mental and physical diseases of all kinds. When you affirm consciously and feel as true will be made manifest -in your mind, body, and affairs.

8.How to Get the Results You Want:

Mental coercion or too many efforts shows anxiety and fear that block your answer. Easy does it. When your mind is relaxed and you accept an idea, your subconscious goes to work to execute the idea. Think and plan independently of traditional methods. Know that there is always an answer and a solution to every problem. Lean heavily upon your subconscious and proclaim frequently that divine right actions are taking place. The feeling of health produces wealth. How do you feel?

Imagination is your most powerful faculty. Imagine what is lovely and of good report. You are what you imagine yourself to be. You avoid conflict between your conscious and subconscious in the sleepy state. Imagine the fulfillment of your desire over and over again prior to sleep. Sleep in peace and wake in joy.

9.How to Use the Power of Your Subconscious for Wealth:

Decide to be wealthy the easy way, with the infallible aid of your subconscious mind. Wealth is a subconscious conviction. Build into your mentality the idea of wealth. The trouble with most people is that they have no invisible means of support. The feeling of wealth produces wealth. keep this in mind at all times. Your conscious and subconscious mind must agree. Your subconscious accepts what you feel to be true. The dominant idea should be wealth, not poverty. Deposit thoughts of prosperity, wealth, and success in your subconscious mind and the latter will give you compound interest.

What you consciously affirm, you must not mentally deny a few moments later. This will neutralize the good you have affrimed. Your true source of wealth consists of the ideas in your mind. You can have an idea worth millions of dollars. Your subconscious will give you the idea you seek. Envy and jealousy are stumbling blocks to the flow of wealth. Rejoice in the prosperity.

10.Your Right to Be Rich:

Be bold enough to claim that it is your right to be rich. Your deeper mind will honor your claim. You don’t want just enough to go around. Get acquainted with the riches of your subconscious mind. When money is circulating freely in your life, you are economically healthy. Look at money like the tide and you will always have plenty of it. When the tide is out, you are sure that it will return. One reason many people simply make ends meet and never have enough money is that they condemn money.

Do not make a god of money. It is only a symbol. Remember that the real riches are in your mind. Don’t make money your sole aim. Claim wealth, happiness, peace, true expression, love, and personally radiate love and goodwill to all.
There is virtue in poverty. It is a disease of the mind. You are not here to live in a hovel, dress in rags, or go hungry. You are here to lead the life abundant. Stop trying to get something for nothing. The key to wealth is to apply the laws of the subconscious mind by impregnating it with the idea of wealth.

11.Your Subconscious Mind as a Partner in Success:

Success means successful living. Find out what you love to do, then do it. Specialize in your particular field and try to know more about it than anyone else. Those who are successful are not selfish. Their main desire in life is to serve humanity. There is no true success without peace of mind. A successful person possesses great psychology and spiritual understanding. If you imagine an objective clearly, you will be provided with the necessity through the wonder-working power of your subconscious mind.

Your thought fused with feeling becomes a subjective belief, and according to your belief is it done unto you. The power of sustained imagination draws forth the miracle-working powers of your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is a storehouse of memory. The idea of success contains all the elements of success. Repeat the word success to yourself frequently with faith and conviction and you will be under a subconscious compulsion to succeed.

12.How Scientists Use the Subconscious Mind:

Remember the subconscious mind has determined the success and wonderful achievements of all great scientific workers. If you are wondering about the answer to a problem,try to solve it objectively. Get all the information you can from reasearch and also from others. You do not always get the answer overnight. Keep on turning your request over to your subconscious until the day breaks and the shadows flee away. You delay the answer by thinking it will take a long time or that is a major problem. Your subconscious has no problem, it knows only the answer.

Believe that you have the answer now. Feel the joy of the answer and the way you would feel if you had the perfect answer. Your subconscious will respond to your feeling. Scientists meditating on ancient scrolls, temples, fossils, and other evidence are able to reconstruct scenes of the past and make them alive today. Their subconscious mind comes to their aid. Turn over your request for a solution to your subconscious prior to sleep. Trust it and believe in it, and the answer will come. The action is your thought, and the reaction is the response of your subconscious mind. If your thoughts are wise your actions and decision will be wise.

13.Your Subconscious Mind and the Wonders of Sleep:

Your subconscious never sleeps. It is always on the job. It controls all your vital functions. Guidence is given to you while you are asleep, sometimes in a dream.The healing currents are also released, and in the morning you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Sleep is essential for peace of mind and the health of body. Lack of sleep can cause irritation depression and mental disorders. You need eight hours’ sleep. Medical reasearch scholars point out that insomnia sometimes precedes psychotic break downs.

You are spiritually recharged during sleep. Adequate sleep is essential for the joy and vitality of life. Sleep brings counsel. Prior to sleep, claim that the infinite intelligence of your subconscious mind is guiding and directing you. Trust your subconscious completely. Know that its tendency is always lifeward. Your future is your mind now, based on your habitual thinking and beliefs. Claiming infinite intelligence leads and guides you, and that all good is yours, and your future will be wonderful. Believe it and accept it. Except the best, and invariably the best will come to you.

14.Your Subconscious Mind and Marital Problems:

Ignorance of mental and spiritual laws is the cause of all marital unhappiness. By praying scientifically together, you stay together. The best time to prevent divorce is before marriage. If you learn how to pray in the right way, you will attract the right mate for you. Marriage is the union of a man and woman who are bound together by love. Their hearts beat as one, and they move onward, upward, and Godward. Marriage doesn’t guarantee happiness. Rediate love, peace, and goodwill to each other.

To believe is to accept something as true. Accept your ideal companion now mentally. Do not wonder how, why, or where you will meet the mate you are praying for you. Trust implicitly the wisdom of your subconscious mind. It has the power to carry out its mission. You don’t have to assist it. Pray together and you will stay together. Scientific prayer solves all problems. Maintain this mental picture, and you will experience the marriage made in heaven, which is harmony and peace.

15.Your Subconscious Mind and Your Happiness:

There is tremendous power within you. Happiness will come to you when acquire a sublime confidence in this power. Then you will make your dreams come true. You must choose happiness. Happiness is a habit. It is a good habit on which to ponder often. Give thanks for all your blessings several times a day. Furthermore, pray for the peace, happiness, and prosperity of the members of your family, your associates, and all people everywhere. You must sincerely desire to be happy. Nothing is accomplished without desire.

You can not buy happiness with all the money in the world. Some millionaires are happy, some are unhappy. Many people with worldly wealth are happy, and some are unhappy. The kingdom is in your thought and feeling. Happiness is the harvest of a quiet mind. There is no block to your happiness. External things are not causative. They are effects, not causes. The happiest person is the one who brings forth the highest and the best in himself. God is the highest and the best in him, for the kingdom of God is within.

16.Your Subconscious Mind and Harmonious Human Relationships:

Your subconscious mind is a recording machine that reduces your habitual thinking. Think good of the other, and you are actually thinking good about yourself. A hateful or resentful thought is mental poison. Do not think ill of another for to do so is to think ill of yourself. As you would that others should think about you, think you about them in the same manner. Become emotionally mature and permit other to differ with you. The thoughts you believe are hidden are actually broadcast by your voice, your facial expressions, and your body language.

Love is the answer to getting along with others. Love is understanding, goodwill, and a respect for the divinity of the other. The divine spark is within them, just as it is within everyone. To understand all is to forgive all. Rejoice in the success, promotion, and good fortune of others. In doing so, you attract good fortune to yourself. All you owe any person in the world is love, and love is wishing for everyone what you wish for yourself- health, happiness, and all the blessings of life.

17.How to Use Your Subconscious Mind for Forgiveness:

God, or life, is no respecter of persons. Life plays no favorites. God, or life, never sends disease, sickness, accident, or suffering. Your concept of God is the most important thing in your life. Believing in a God of love. Your guilt complex is a false concept of God and life. Their thoughts are creative, and they create their own misery. When you pray for guidance and right action, take what comes. Realize it is good and very good.

It depends on how you use these urges, desires, or aspirations. Your desire for food can be met with out killing someone for a loaf of bread. To forgive is to give something for. Give love, peace, joy, wisdom, and all the blessings of life to the other, until there is no sting left in your mind. Thus is the acid test of forgiveness.

18.How Your Subconscious Removes Mental Blocks:

The solution lies within the problem. The answer is in every question. Infinite intelligence responds to you as you call upon it with faith and confidence. Habit is the function of your subconscious mind. You have freedom to choose. You can choose a good habit. Whatever mental picture, backed by faith, you behold in your conscious mind, your subconscious mind will bring to pass. The only obstacle to your success and achievement is your own thought or mental image.

When your attention wanders, bring it back to the contemplation of your good or goal. Make a habit of this. This is called disciplining the mind. To form a new habit, you must be convinced that it is a desirable. The statements of others can’t hurt you except through your own thoughts and mental participation. Identify yourself with your aim, which is space, harmony, and joy. You are the only thinker in your universe. When fear knocks at the door of your mind, let faith in God and all things good open the door.

19.How to Use Your Subconscious Mind to Remove Fear:

Do the thing you are afraid to do, and the death of fear is certain. If you say to yourself with perfect confidence and faith, “I am going to master this fear,” you will. Fear is a negative thought in your mind. Supplant it with a constructive thought. Fear has killed millions. Confidence is greater than fear. Nothing is more powerful than faith in God and the good. Fear is behind the suggestive amnesia the strikes during examinations. Imagine a friend congratulating you on your brilliant success on the exam. Preserver and you will win.

You were born with only two fears -the fear bof falling and the fear of noise. All your other fears are acquired. Get rid of them. Normal fear is good. Abnormal fear is very bad and destructive. If you are afraid of failure, give attention to success. If you are afraid of sickness, dwell on perfect health. The great law of substitution is the answer to fear. Whatever you fear has its solution in the form of your desire. The things you fear do not really exist except as thoughts in your mind. Thoughts are creative. This is why job said, the thing I feared has come upon me. Think good and good follows.

20.How to Stay Young in Spirit Forever:

Patience, kindness, love, goodwill, joy, happiness, wisdom, and understanding are qualities that never grow old. Cultivate them and express them and remain young in mind and body. You can not see your mind, but you know you have a mind. Your faith and convictions are not subject to decay. You are selling your talent, abilities, and wisdom that you have garnered through the years. Fad diets and expensive pills won’t keep you young. As a man thinketh, so is he.

Fill your mind with the truths of God and radiate the sunshine of his love- this is youth. Look ahead, for at all times you are gazing into infinite life. Become a producer and not a prisoner of society. Don’t hide your light under a bushel. The secret of youth is love, joy, inner peace, and laughter. In God there is fullness of joy. In God there is no darkness at all. The fruits of old age are love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.

The Power of Subconscious Mind book helps human beings to:

  • The part below the surface is unconscious —Subjective, Deep self, Sleeping.
  • The subconscious is usually at work, harness its power.
  • Realize the facility of your positive thinking and attain your dreams.
  • You can prefer to be happy and lose negative thoughts.
  • Believe in something to make it your reality.
  • Your subconscious mind believes what you consciously believe.
  • What goes in your mind defines your world.
  • Sleep is when your subconscious works the simplest.
  • Use visualization to create a placebo effect.
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