There are many “mind power books” which can open your mind to greater possibilities and give you a larger awareness of what is possible. Many focus on visualization and the power we all have but often neglect to use, to visualize what we intend to create in our lives. The power of visualization is often knocked out of us at an early age when it is seem as a bad thing. ‘Stop daydreaming’ we are told! But it is in this lucid state of ‘daydreaming’ where we are communicating with our subconscious minds and directing our lives.
Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain is a book I read many years ago and still is one of my favorites. In it we are given instructions on how to visualize the things which we intend to create, and are reminded of the power of our intent.
Often our minds can run wild and we forget that with our powerful thoughts we are continually creating. Our thoughts become our values, ideals and belief systems and eventually create who we become. Be sometimes need to take an inventory of our thoughts and acknowledge when we are allowing our thoughts to run away with themselves! Meditation is a fantastic resource to let us start to learn how our minds are running and know that we can consciously choose our thoughts when we take charge of our minds.
In ‘The Teachings of Don Carlos’ by Victor Sanchez, we are given some very powerful exercises to help us to understand how our powerful minds are (often) running wild – and how to take control. One exercise I particularly found fascinating is the inventory of thoughts. In this exercise we are to take a piece of notepaper and a pen and an alarm clock which can be set on repeat throughout the day. When the alarm sounds you take an inventory of what you are thinking, what you are doing and finally whether you want this or not.
Over a few days of doing this you will see where your intention really lies. Your predominant thoughts can often be destructive and unhelpful. By first noticing this pattern you can make the appropriate adjustments to make better use of your thoughts and you time. I suggest trying this exercise over a week and notice what comes up for you.
There is a huge power which is laid dormant in our minds which is there for the takings if we learn how to harness it. One of my favorite books on the mind and its development is The Science of Getting Rich. Developing mind power is not a just matter of getting things according to what you want, but developing your ideas so that the receiving of them is simply the natural order of things in accordance with your development.
In Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich there is a chapter dedicated solely to the unconscious mind and communicating with it. Hill talks of the subconscious mind as a ‘fertile garden spot’ in which weeds will grow if allowed to and if thoughts of a more positive nature are not instead sown into the subconscious by the continual stream of thoughts which we offer in our conscious thinking patterns and behavior. Both of these books are superb and really are not only about developing riches in the monetary sense.
Ask and it is Given by Jerry and Ester Hicks is another great book on the subject of developing your mind and creating your life. There are several exercises which you can use to develop yourself and align yourself with a more pleasing energetic state. From this state you draw in more pleasing circumstances into your life. Often, particularly in the west, we operate from a very backwards perspective. We try to get things which we feel will make us happy. We do things which we dislike in order to get things which think we will like.
By maintaining a state of appreciation, we draw things into our lives by focusing on those things which we are already grateful for. Gratitude is a huge theme which seems to run through all these books and is incredibly powerful. In ‘Ask and it is Given’ there is a fantastic exercise called ‘the storm of appreciation’ in which you actively focus on those things in your life which you are grateful for. By delving into this emotion of gratitude, we can create more of it. This is the feeling we are secretly aspiring to with our wanting and desire and many of the things we aspire to ‘get’ are so because we assume we will feel better when we have them. Often though, this isn’t the case and we create a lot of suffering, desire and wanting when we aspire to have things which are out of our immediate reach.
Stuart Lichtman’s ‘How to get lots of money for anything fast’ is another gem and although the rather trite title this book is a fantastic read. Again, this is a doing book like all the others I have listed here. There is a lot of work involved here but it is really worth it. Stuart Lichtman has created what he calls the Cybernetic Transposition Super Achievement process. What he uses are some quite powerful techniques to communicate with your subconscious mind and also to get very clear on your target or goal by listening to your intuition when reading our your goal/s.
By removing subtle unconscious ‘blockers’ and tuning in to what is truly right for you, in terms of goals, you will find you can easily achieve some amazing results. Many of our problems exist because of our unconscious thoughts, beliefs and limiting ideas. If we have a ‘blocker’ belief which prevents us from attaining something, be it a monetary goal or anything else, we will always fail to achieve it unless we resolve the limiting belief directly. Our un-consicous will always sabotage our best intentions if we don’t believe we are worth it, or we have some other limiting self sabotage script running in the background.