|You may have heard that your mind is like an iceberg,
with 9/10ths of it below the level that we can see. You may also have heard
that most people do not use 90% of their brain. You can learn to explore
and use that portion of your mind which is out of view for most people.
The inner part of your mind is a fascinating place. It
holds all of your hopes and dreams, your fantasies and the seed of the
future that you will create for yourself. Just as each plant has its foundation
in the hidden soil of the earth, so too are your thoughts based in the
inner part of yourself.
By learning what the soil is made of and the process of
growth that occurs in a plant, a scientist can learn how to develop richer
soils and healthier plants. By learning what goes into creating within
the inner part of your mind and what the process of growth is for your
thoughts, you can learn how to make your thoughts stronger and healthier,
and enrich your existence.
As you begin to learn about creation, you will also naturally
learn about your responsibility to yourself and in dealing with others.
You will learn that only YOU can make the choices that really matter in
your life and to expect others to choose for you is to deny yourself the
respect you truly deserve.
THE STRUCTURE OF MIND
Each thing that exists in the natural world has its own
unique structure that serves to identify it from all other things. You
are not likely to confuse a rabbit with an oak tree, for example, because
their structures are so obviously different to your naked eye. Even rocks
have different crystalline structures that help the expert tell them apart.
Our greatest advances in science have come about by learning
the structure or makeup of things. Even now, tremendous amounts of time
and money are being spent on research into the basic structure of sub-atomic
particles, in hopes of liberating new secrets about the nature of matter.
Mind itself has a structure that is not immediately apparent
to the untrained observer. Learning the structure of mind is the important
firststep to really using your creative mind to your fullest potential.
Each thing that exists is made of mind. Existence means
existence in mind. When you learn how the mind is structured, you can begin
to learn the cause and effect of each thing that exists. You will see that
what many people call 'psychic` senses are really just the learned ability
to use the creative mind.
The mind has three basic divisions. It is important to
remember that most of mind is not physical. The only part of your mind
which is physical is the brain. Think of the divisions of your mind as
like the layers of an onion.
The three divisions of mind are the CONSCIOUS, SUBCONSCIOUS
AND SUPER-CONSCIOUS minds.
The outermost division of mind is the CONSCIOUS mind.
This division houses your brain and your emotions, and of course, is the
physical division. This is the part of your mind that you use to perform
your regular conscious activities. You use your conscious mind most of
all when you are concentrating on learning new understandings. As you
learn the reasons behind a pattern of thought or activity,
and practice this understanding over and over again, it gradually becomes
a part of your subconsious mind.
For example, remember the first time you drove a car.
Remember peering over the steering wheel at the road and constantly turning
the steering wheel as the car weaved back and forth down the road? Now,
when you get in the car, you may drive all the way to work without a single
conscious thought about how to drive. An activity that used to be conscious
is now almost entirely performed by the subconsious mind at your command.
Your SUBCONSCIOUS MIND is the second innermost division
of mind. The subconsious mind is like the genie in the lamp of Aladdin.
It will perform the most amazing services for you if you know how to ask
for them. Some of the things that the subconsious mind can do for you will
seem like magic at first, until you learn how they are accomplished.
The subconsious mind holds all of your past understood
experiences, things that you have learned by practicing them over and over
again, until they have literally become a part of your mind. One of the
many miracles of the subconsious mind is how it keeps the
physical body properly coordinated, adjusting hormone
levels, respiration and heartbeat, digestions, and so forth. Your subconsious
mind knows more about how to keep your body going than all the doctors
in the world put together.
To use your subconsious mind to its fullest advantage,
you need to understand how it works. The subconsious mind exists to provide
you learning experiences. The subconsious mind responds to pictures. Whatever
you place your attention on, whether it is a desire or a fear, your subconsious
mind will create the experience for you. The subconsious mind does not
have our conscious prejudices about pleasant and unpleasant experiences.
It gives us what we ask for, and it assumes we are asking for something
when we think about it. Remember, thoughts are things!
To create the things and experiences you desire, you need
to learn to make clear mental pictures in your conscious imagination. Each
picture serves as a kind of computer program for the subconscious mind.
The stronger and clearer the picture, the more accurate your results will
be.The subconscious mind is your servant. It is up to you to learn to program
your subconscious mind to give you the things you truly desire.
The innermost division of mind is the SUPERCONSCIOUS MIND.
This is the part of mind that provides the energy and overall direction
for the rest of mind. Your superconscious mind contains the blueprint for
your expression as an individual. It is the part of your being which is
closest to the Supreme Being, or God.
USING YOUR CREATIVE MIND
Your mind is always creating. In the same sense that your
physical body constantly breathes, your mind constantly creates. You may
not always be aware of your breathing or control the rate and depth of
each breath, but your body continues to breathe from the moment you are
born to the end of your physical existence.
In the same way, your mind creates unceasingly. It is
the natural function of the mind to create, whether you are awake or asleep.
Your subconscious mind has been creating events for you throughout your
life. Indeed, nothing can occur in your life without the activity of your
subconscious mind causing it to happen. Your subconscious mind will do
only what you consciously or unconsciously tell it to do.
The most important thing to remember in using your creative
mind is that nothing, I repeat, NOTHING, 'just happens` to you. Each event
that occurs in your life has one cause, and that cause is YOU. It is up
to you to make sure that the things you really want to happen in your life
are happening. It is up to you to be sure that you are creating the
things you intend to create.
CREATING WITH IMAGINATION AND WILL
Everything that exists in the physical began as a thought.
Take a good look at your physical surroundings. Everything, from this paper
you are reading, to the chair on which you sit, began as a thought in mind.
Remember, thoughts are things!
To create something you desire, all you need do is imagine
it and then begin the necessary activity to bring it into the physical.
For example, let's say you want a new car. Imagine exactly the kind of
car you want, the color, the make, the style, and the cost. Imagine yourself
sitting in the drivers seat, driving down the road. Imagine the joy and
satisfaction you get from driving your new car. Use all your senses to
experience your new car in your imagination.
The next step is to use your WILL to bring your new car
to you. What this means is making the decision to get the kind of car you
want and then following thru with this decision by going out to look for
it. Since you know exactly what you want, your subconscious mind will take
you directly to the car you are looking for.
In creating with your imagination and will, it is important
to remember to create EVENTS. Respect the free will of others, because
if you don't, you will not get the results you really desire. Also, you
would not like someone else trying to make you do things you do not desire
to do. There is a rule of the game called KARMA, which ensures that "as
you sow, so shall you reap". The intentions you are using in your creative
activity are the same ones you will experience in return. Treat others
as you would have them treat you.
It is important, when creating an event, to practice 'believing'.
Again, this is when you must use your will, because it is not always easy
to 'believe'. Do not be concerned or worried as to 'how' an event will
come about. Anxiety can clog up the energy flow between the conscious and
This is what Jesus meant when he said "Ye must be as little
children". Children are natural believers and they have very good imagination
skills. To children, anything is possible, until an adult convinces them
otherwise. You must use your creative mind as a child. Believe that what
you desire will become a reality. In fact, in your imagination, believe
that your desire has already entered the physical. Believe that what you
happen, has already happened. In this way, you send a
complete picture of the event to your subconscious mind, for the creation
process to begin.
It is a good idea, while you are still new at creating
what you want, to keep your thoughts and goals to yourself. It may come
as a surprise to you, but many people do not want you to be creative. They
want the people they know and the things they do, to be as predictable
as the sunrise in the morning. They would rather live with a predictable
than take chances on an unpredictable joy.
As you become stronger, you will be able to tell others
of your goals, because their negativity cannot penetrate your belief in
yourself and in what you are doing.
LAW OF ABUNDANCE
What about all the times when you experience an unpleasant
situation? You lose your job, you have no money, your mate leaves you or
you have an accident. You are the creator of unpleasant experiences, as
well as the pleasant ones. But how is this possible, you might say. Why
would I create an unpleasant situation for myself? Why would I consciously
create a hardship? The answer is that your hardluck situation was created
from your 'unconscious mind'.
Your unconscious mind houses all your fears, anxieties,
and worries. When you place your undivided attention on a fear, that fear
can become a reality. For example, you fear that you won't have enough
money to pay your bills. If you concentrate on this fear long enough, you
will create the exact situation you fear.
You see, whatever you place your attention on is what
you get. If you dwell on a particular fear, then your subconscious mind
is programmed to create the 'fear' for you. Your subconscious mind does
not care if the situation causes you pain. It only gives you what you picture
in your mind.
Knowing this, would it not be better to create from desires,
rather than from fears? The choice is always yours. There is a universal
law called the Law of Abundance. This law states that there is always an
abundance of whatever it is that you desire. There is always enough money
to pay bills, always enough food to eat, fuel to burn, happiness to be
shared. The energy to create whatever you desire is always there, if you
will use it.
Remember the story in the Bible where Jesus fed the multitudes?
He may or may not have manifested food out of thin air and the arguments
could go on forever. However, I believe that this is not the real issue
here. I believe the real miracle of this event is that Jesus wanted us
to know that there is more than enough of what we need, if we will imagine
it, use our wills to believe it and then engage in the physical activity
to bring it about.
Believe in the Law of Abundance, because it is true. This
will take a lot of will power, especially in the face of need, but believe
anyway. Just when you catch yourself saying, "I will not have enough",
stop right then and say, out loud, "There is always enough of what I need".
Soon, you will not only believe in abundance, you will know it is so.
To live a truly creative life, you must first acknowledge
that you are the creator of your own life. You must recognize that the
CAUSE of each event in your life is YOU. You must accept responsibility
for yourself. A lot of people are afraid of the idea that they have free
will and can use it in any manner they wish. Many of us go through life
about the situation in our lives that we see as out of
our control. In this way, we deny responsibility for the events that occur
in our lives.
There are no events or situations outside your control!
You have complete freedom to change the things that are happening now in
your life. Only you can choose to live a happy or satisfying life and if
you are telling yourself that you have to wait even ONE MORE MINUTE before
you begin, you are kidding yourself.
When we pretend that we need something, outside of ourself,
for our continued happiness or peace of mind, we experience what I call
'attachment'. We attach part of our self-worth to an outside event, person
or thing. Then we try to control our feelings of self-worth by attempting
to control that person, event or thing. It never works!
Creativity is your birthright. You have the free will
to choose your own life. The only catch is that if you don't use it, someone
else will. If you don't make your own decisions, someone will make them
for you, leaving you to wonder why you are always the 'victim'. If you
find yourself in a situation where you feel 'victimized' or 'used', check
your memory banks. Chances are, you passed up an opportunity to make a
decision so someone else made the desision for you!
It is always up to you to make the life you desire for
yourself. Do not wait for permission from another to unfold the real you.
You have the permission with each breath you take. Use it! Remember you
are the creating intelligence within yourself. Remember that your mind
will create for you constantly, just like breathing, whether you want it
to or not. It will create what you desire or what you fear. It is up to
you to choose. If you hesitate in your choice, you choose the fear by default.
Since you have a choice, wouldn't it be better to have
what you want, rather than what you don't want? Remember, the time to choose
is now, and the time to begin creating what you desire is now. If you wait
until tomorrow, tomorrow will never come.
Your mind is a highly specialized, finely-tuned creative
instrument. Scientists has worked for years to duplicate the functions
of the human brain using computers. The results so far has been very primitive.
Some scientists have speculated that to duplicate the functioning of one
human brain, it would take computer equipment worth over one billion
dollars and hundreds of programmers working together
for years. Your brain is the equivalent of a billion dollar computer. Think
of how much you can do with so large an investment!
Your mind can be programmed for more efficient activity
by the use of exercises that strengthen your abilities in the areas of
concentration, relaxation, imagination, will and memory. These exercises
must be done on a regular basis, just as you would do physical exercises.
THE TEN MOST WANTED LIST
This exercise will help you develop will power, perspective,
goal setting skills, concentration and visualization skills. For this exercise,
you will need a small note pad. Get one small enough to carry in your purse
or pocket. Here is how the exercise works:
1. Write down ten things you want, as if you already had
them and were
enjoying them. Now rewrite them in the order of their
sure the things on your list are specific and measurable.
In other words,
it is OK to want happiness, but how will you measure
it, so you will know
when you have it? Instead, put the things on your list
which will bring
2. Now, at least three times a day, read the list, and
having and enjoying the items listed. See yourself using
them, in the
present tense. To help you remember, read your list at
3. As soon as you have gotten three things on the list,
you may discuss
it with someone else - not until then. Do not show the
contents of your
list to anyone else! It is easy to allow the doubts,
fears and mental
laziness of others to affect your thinking. At this point,
making a series of mental pictures, and you don't want
blundering around in your darkroom, perhaps double-exposing
Remember, you can use your mind, or you can let someone
else use it
4. When you get something on your list, take it off the
list, and re-
place it with something else you want. If you have something
list which is no longer important to you, again, replace
it with some-
thing you do want.
5. When the list starts working for you, don't panic and
shy away from it.
It may seem like magic, but it is not. It is just a tool.
The Ten Most Wanted List uses the exact same process you
are presently using to get what you desire or fear, but the list helps
you to make the control of the process more conscious.
Learning to use your creative mind is similar to developing
any other skill - it takes practice, patience, and persistence. But, results
will come quickly once you begin to follow thru on our commitment to harness
the power of your mind. Your mind is already creating - you are just learning
to direct the process.
Use these ideas daily and you will truly discover your