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creators of their own “misfortunes,” because of this negative BELIEF, which is
picked up by the subconscious mind, and translated into its physical equivalent.
This is an appropriate place at which to suggest again that you may beneﬁt, by
passing on to your subconscious mind, any DESIRE which you wish translated
into its physical, or monetary equivalent, in a state of expectancy or BELIEF that
the transmutation will actually take place. Your BELIEF, or FAITH, is the element which determines the action of your subconscious mind. There is nothing to
hinder you from “deceiving” your subconscious mind when giving it instructions
through autosuggestion, as I deceived my son’s subconscious mind.
To make this “deceit” more realistic, conduct yourself just as you would, if you
were ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MATERIAL THING WHICH YOU
ARE DEMANDING, when you call upon your subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind will transmute into its physical equivalent, by the most
direct and practical media available, any order which is given to it in a state of
BELIEF, or FAITH that the order will be carried out.
Surely, enough has been stated to give a starting point from which one may,
through experiment and practice, acquire the ability to mix FAITH with any order given to the subconscious mind.
Perfection will come through practice. It cannot come by merely reading instructions.
If it be true that one may become a criminal by association with crime, (and this is
a known fact), it is equally true that one may develop faith by voluntarily suggesting to the subconscious mind that one has faith. The mind comes, ﬁnally, to take
on the nature of the inﬂuences which dominate it. Understand this truth, and you
will know why it is essential for you to encourage the positive emotions as dominating forces of your mind, and discourage and eliminate negative emotions.
A mind dominated by positive emotions, becomes a favorable abode for the state
of mind known as faith. A mind so dominated may, at will, give the subconscious
mind instructions, which it will accept and act upon immediately. 42 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH FAITH IS A STATE OF MIND WHICH MAY BE INDUCED BY AUTOSUGGESTION
All down the ages, the religionists have admonished struggling humanity to “have
faith” in this, that, and the other dogma or creed, but they have failed to tell people HOW to have faith. They have not stated that “faith is a state of mind, and that
it may be induced by self-suggestion.”
In language which any normal human being can understand, we will describe all
that is known about the principle through which FAITH may be developed, where
it does not already exist. Have Faith in yourself; Faith in the Inﬁnite.
Before we begin, you should be reminded again that: FAITH is the “eternal elixir”
which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought!
The foregoing sentence is worth reading a second time, and a third, and a fourth.
It is worth reading aloud!
FAITH is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!
FAITH is the basis of all “miracles,” and all mysteries which...
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