Join me in a study with Joseph Murphy PH.D., D.D….A landmark classic: The POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND…initial publication 1963…. some paraphrase in use.
A lot of stories begin with a presumption…. a supposition if you will…. a presupposition…. I would like to present and begin this study with a question…. does the material / suggestions that we are going to look at fly in the face of Christianity?…. or is it supported by the Word of God and Christianity?…. I ask the question because as you will see, we will be talking a lot about faith, about prayer and about what we believe.
Some claim that riches are all around us, if we will open our ‘mental eyes’ and behold a treasure house of infinity within us. Some go as far as to say that there are gold mines within us from which we can extract everything we need to live life gloriously, joyously, and abundantly.
Some would also say that a lot of people are asleep because they are not aware of the gold mine of infinite intelligence and unending love within themselves.
Many claim that whatever you want you can draw forth. Scientists say that a magnetized piece of steel can lift 12 times its own weight, and if it is demagnetized the same piece of steel cannot even lift a feather…. there are men that are full of faith (magnetized) and confidence… some men/ women are filled with fear and doubt…(Demagnetized)
Some, when an opportunity presents itself say…” I will probably fail, I could lose my money, people are going to laugh at me.”…. some people do not understand that it takes sometimes a lot of failure to finally succeed.
Dr. Joseph Murphy talks about ‘The Master Secret Of The Ages’…. he goes on to ask, is it atomic energy? Thermonuclear energy?the neutron bomb? Interplanetary travel? and then says that it is not any of these things…. he goes on to say that there is a simple marvelous extraordinary answer, a miracle working power that is found in our own subconscious mind, and says that it is the last place that most people would seek it.
So what do you think so far does this comply with what God’s word says?…. what might Jesus say?
You can bring more power, wealth, health, happiness, and joy into your life…if you learn to contact and release the hidden power of your subconscious mind… apparently this power does not need to be acquired, we already possess it… but to be applied to our lives we must learn how to use it.
Dr.Murphy goes on to say, that we can be inspired by a new light, and we can generate a new force, enabling us to realize our hopes and make all of our dreams come true….(not sure, but has a ‘new age’ ring to it…. and a ‘name it claim it’ feeling about it… what do you think?
Dr. Murphy goes on to mention that our subconscious depths are a storehouse of infinite wisdom and power, and an infinite supply of all that is necessary for us ( just waiting to be developed and expressed)
The infinite intelligence within your subconscious mind can reveal to you everything you need to know at every moment of time, and point of space, provided you are open-minded and receptive….(sounds like he’s suggesting we can approach the omnipotence and omniscience of God…what do you think?)… let’s continue
Murphy goes on to say… we can receive new thoughts and ideas that enable us to bring forth new inventions, make new discoveries, write books and plays… ( I tend to be a little more in agreement about the above-mentioned)
Continuing…. “Through the wisdom of the subconscious we can attract an ideal companion, a right business partner, the right buyer for our home, provide us with all the money we need, leading to financial freedom to do and to go as our heart desires”
Continuing….” We have a right to discover this inner world of thought, of feelings, of power, of light, of love, and beauty… though invisible, these forces are mighty. within your conscious mind, you can find a solution to every problem and the cause for every effect.
Concluding… Murphy goes on to say…” I have seen the power of the subconscious lift people up out of crippled states… making them whole, vital, and strong once more, and free to go out into the world to experience happiness, health, and joyous expression. There is a miraculous healing power in your subconscious that can heal the troubled mind and the broken heart, that can open the prison door of the mind and liberate you… It can free you from all kinds of material and physical bondage…. what might Jesus say?
Finally: Murphy asks….WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?…. then saying [this is crucial]… “It is not the thing believed in that brings an answer to man’s Prayer; the answer to prayer results when the individual’s subconscious mind responds to the mental picture or thought in his mind. This law of belief is operating in all religions of the world and is the reason why they are psychologically true. The Buddhist, the Christian, the Moslem, and the Hebrew all may get answers to their prayers, not because of the particular creed, religion, affiliation, ritual, ceremony, formula, liturgy, incantation, sacrifices, or offerings, but solely because of belief or mental acceptance and receptivity about that for which they pray”. ‘The law of life is the law of belief and belief could be summed up briefly as a thought in your mind’. As a man thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his mind, body and circumstances.
So you must be asking why has Frank gone to the trouble to present this material?…. my answer is this…. I want to fine tune my ears and your ears, to look at words and what the perpetrator of these words is actually saying…. some people are masters at disguising what they are saying…. they can present their words and thoughts and we think they are saying one thing, and ‘they’ totally ‘mean’ a different thing, so we have to use discernment, especially in this culture, this day and age in which we live…. Satan seems to be in everything… and although I agree with some of what Mister Murphy has put forth…. I find myself to be contrary to alot of it… thank God we have freedom of choice, freedom of thought, to look at evidence and decide for ourselves…. TRUTH is a difficult thing to get to…you and I must be very careful…. visit my blog…littleraventhepoet.blog………..Sincerely, Frank Payton.