Introduction by George Barron: The best selling Book, The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind , by Joseph Murphy, introduces some of the many benefits of understanding how your subconscious mind works. People who learn how to harness the power of their subconscious mind and direct their thinking toward achieving their desires have the upper hand in life. It truly is the secret of the ages and the power behind all achievement in life. This is why self- hypnosis can be a wonderful tool.
While it’s true that self-hypnosis can be a shortcut to reaching a specific goal, an understanding of the underlying workings of your subconscious will lead to a fuller and meaningful life. Humans have long sensed a connection between thought and the events in their life. Desire, prayer, meditation, self-talk, positive thinking, lucid dreaming are all dependent upon unlocking the power of your subconscious mind.
Take time to read the following chapters of this classic book and I promise that you’ll have a better understanding of how life really works. And if you apply what you learn here, you will have “the keys to the magic kingdom” and the secret of the ages.
Please enjoy and learn from the following chapters of The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy. I hope that you find this book to be as inspirational and insightful as I have. Special hypnosis sessions will be suggested as they pertain to the various subjects that are covered as well as additional text, sometimes inline with the original, (in italics) added by George Barron for emphasis, clarity or updating. This may include renaming the chapter titles for seo purposes. The more that you understand how your subconscious mind works – the better you can make it operate for yourself!
The POWER of Your Subconscious Mind
Joseph Murphy D.R.S., D.D., Ph.D., LL.D.
I have seen miracles happen to men and women in all walks of life all over the world. Miracles will happen to you too—when you begin using the magic power of your subconscious mind. This book is designed to teach you that your habitual thinking and imagery mold, fashion, and create your destiny; for as a man thinketh in his subconscious mind, so is he.
Do you know the answers?
Why is one man sad and another man happy? Why is one man joyous and prosperous and another man poor and miserable? Why is one man fearful and anxious and another full of faith and confidence? Why does one man have a beautiful, luxurious home while another man lives out a meager existence in a slum? Why is one man a great success and another an abject failure? Why is one speaker outstanding and immensely popular and another mediocre and unpopular? Why is one man a genius in his work or profession while the other man toils and moils all his life without doing or accomplishing anything worthwhile? Why is one man healed of a so-called incurable disease and another isn’t? Why is it so many good, kind religious people suffer the tortures of the damned in their mind and body? Why is it many immoral and irreligious people succeed and prosper and enjoy radiant health? Why is one woman happily married and her sister very unhappy and frustrated?
Is there an answer to these questions in the workings of your conscious and subconscious minds? There most certainly is!
Reason for writing this book
It is for the express purpose of answering and clarifying the above questions and many others of a similar nature that motivated me to write this book. I have endeavored to explain the great fundamental truths of your mind in the simplest language possible. I believe that it is perfectly possible to explain the basic, foundational, and fundamental laws of life and of your mind in ordinary everyday language. You will find that the language of this book is that used in your daily papers, current periodicals, in your business offices, in your home, and in the daily workshop. I urge you to study this book and apply the techniques outlined therein; and as you do, I feel absolutely convinced that you will lay hold of a miracle working power that will lift you up from confusion, misery, melancholy, and failure, and guide you to your true place, solve your difficulties, sever you from emotional and physical bondage, and place you on the royal road to freedom, happiness, and peace of mind.
This miracle working power of your subconscious mind can heal you of your sickness; make you vital and strong again. In learning how to use your inner powers, you will open the prison door of fear and enter into a life described by Paul as the glorious liberty of the sons of God.
Releasing the miracle working power
A personal healing will ever be the most convincing evidence of our subconscious
powers. Over forty-two years ago I resolved a malignancy—in medical terminology it
was called a sarcoma—by using the healing power of my subconscious mind, which
created me and still maintains and governs all my vital functions. The technique I applied
is elaborated on in this book, and I feel sure that it will help others to trust the same
Infinite Healing Presence lodged in the subconscious depths of all men. Through the
kindly offices of my doctor friend, I suddenly realized that it was natural to assume that
the Creative Intelligence which made all my organs, fashioned my body, and
started my heart, could heal its own handiwork. The ancient proverb says, “The doctor
dresses the wound and God heals it.”
Wonders happen when you pray effectively
Scientific prayer is the harmonious interaction of the conscious and subconscious levels
of mind scientifically directed for a specific purpose. This book will teach you the
scientific way to tap the realm of infinite power within you enabling you to get what you
really want in life. You desire a happier, fuller, and richer life. Begin to use this miracle
working power and smooth your way in daily affairs, solve business problems, and bring
harmony in family relationships. Be sure that you read this book several times. The many
chapters will show you how this wonderful power works, and how you can draw out the
hidden inspiration and wisdom that is within you. Learn the simple techniques of
impressing and using the power of your subconscious mind. Follow the new scientific way in tapping the infinite
storehouse. Read this book carefully, earnestly, and lovingly. Prove to yourself the
amazing way it can help you. It could be and I believe it will be the turning point of your
Do you know how to pray effectively? How long is it since you prayed as part of your
everyday activities? In an emergency, in time of danger or trouble, in illness, and when
death lurks, prayers pour forth—your own and friends. Just read your daily newspaper. It
is reported that prayers are being offered up all over the nation for a child stricken with a
so called incurable ailment, for peace among nations, for a group of miners trapped in a
flooded mine. Later it is reported that when rescued, the miners said that they prayed
while waiting for rescue; an airplane pilot says that he prayed as he made a successful
emergency landing. Certainly, prayer is an ever-present help in time of trouble; but you
do not have to wait for trouble to make prayer an integral and constructive part of your
The dramatic answers to prayer make headlines and are the subject of testimonies to
the effectiveness of prayer. What of the many humble prayers of children, the simple
thanksgiving of grace at the table daily, the faithful devotions wherein the individual
seeks only communion with God? My work with people has made it necessary for me to
study the various approaches to prayer. I have experienced the power of prayer in my
own life, and I have talked and worked with many people who also have enjoyed the help
of prayer. The problem usually is how to tell others how to pray.
People who are in trouble have difficulty in thinking and acting reasonably. They need an easy formula to follow, an obviously workable pattern that is simple and specific. Often they must be led to approach the emergency.
Unique feature of this book
The unique feature of this book is its down-to-earth practicality. Here you are presented with simple, usable techniques and formulas, which you can easily apply in your workaday world. I have taught these simple processes to men and women all over the world, and recently over a thousand men and women of all religious affiliations attended a special class in Los Angeles where I presented the highlights of what is offered in the pages of this book. Many came from distances of two hundred miles for each class lesson. The special features of this book will appeal to you because they show you why oftentimes you get the opposite of what you prayed for and reveal to you the reasons why. People have asked me in all parts of the world and thousands of times, “Why is it I have prayed and prayed and got no answer?” In this book you will find the reasons for this common complaint. The many ways of impressing the subconscious mind and getting the right answers make this an extraordinarily valuable book and an ever present help in time of trouble.
What do you believe?
It is not the thing believed in that brings an answer to man’s prayer; the answer to prayer results when the individual’s sub conscious 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.
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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. A technique, a methodology based on an understanding of what you are doing and why you are doing it will help you to bring about a subconscious embodiment of all the good things of life. Essentially, answered prayer is the realization of your heart’s desire.
Desire is prayer
Everyone desires health, happiness, security, peace of mind, true expression, but many fail to achieve clearly defined results. A university professor admitted to me recently, “I know that if I changed my mental pattern and redirected my emotional life, my ulcers would not recur, but I do not have any technique, process, or modus operandi. My mind wanders back and forth on my many problems, and I feel frustrated, defeated, and unhappy.” This professor had a desire for perfect health; he needed knowledge of the way his mind worked which would enable him to fulfill his desire. By practicing the healing methods outlined in this book, he became whole and perfect.
There is one mind common to all individual men (Emerson)
The miracle working powers of your subconscious mind existed before you and I were
born, before any church or world existed. The great eternal truths and principles of life
antedate all religions. It is with these thoughts in mind that I urge you in the following
chapters to lay hold of this wonderful, magical, transforming power, which will bind up
mental and physical wounds, proclaim liberty to the fear ridden mind, and liberate
you completely from the limitations of poverty, failure, misery, lack, and frustration. All
you have to do is unite mentally and emotionally with the good you wish to embody, and
the creative powers of your subconscious will respond accordingly. Begin now, today, let
wonders happen in your life!
Keep on, keeping on until the day breaks and the shadows flee away.
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