What would you say if somebody told you that down in the basement at home there was a box full of treasure? There may be many things you say in surprise, but one thing you wouldn’t do, and that would be to ignore it. It’s pretty much guaranteed that you would go down into the basement and bring up that box of treasure and put it to use. But what happens in life? Has it every occurred to you that most of us live out our whole lives with a box of priceless treasure in the basement of our minds that we never bother to use. This treasure we are talking about is the power of the subconscious mind.
Deep down below the surface level of thoughts lies that wonderful part of our mind that we call the “subconscious.” This is our treasure and everything drops down into the subconscious and nothing ever drops out of it. It is the storehouse of memory, the vast subterranean repository of knowledge. To be successful we need to make greater use of it. We tend to live like paupers sitting at a bare table in a cold, fireless room, not knowing there’s a treasure trove in the basement that can change our lives for the better.
We can make the power of the subconscious mind serve the daily needs of our lives. We can use it to work for us productively and it can turn you into a much more efficient person simply by acting the part of a good secretary of the mind. Just like a secretary, it can remind you of specific things that need to be done at specific times by digging up the information that the conscious mind has mislaid. Just like a computer, every fact and impression received into the conscious mind is still down there below the surface level of thought in your subconscious mind. How then do you set about using and developing this incredible power? How can we take control of the incredible power of the subconscious mind? Well, it certainly can’t be done in a hurry. These latent forces of the mind must be trained by a slow, systematic process of suggestion and given direction through the exercise of our will and imagination.
When you are ready to begin, decide what it is that you want your subconscious mind to do for you, one thing at a time. For example, if you want a particular problem solved, spend five or so minutes, night and morning quietly realizing that the whole thing is being worked out for you on the subconscious level. Then all of a sudden, probably when you least expect it, the power of the subconscious mind will bring the solution to you. What’s more, the answer is going to be the right one because the subconscious is open to the wisdom of Creative Intelligence.
If you want health, concentrate on health; never entertain thoughts of weakness or disease. Make daily affirmations of the reality of health and wellbeing. If you want happiness, don’t dwell on your sadness or disappointments. Those thoughts which are impressed daily upon your conscious mind will sink down into your subconscious mind and eventually will become externalized as experience. That’s why it is necessary to think thoughts that are positive, regenerative and constructive. Remember always that the subconscious mind is open at its source to the wisdom of Creative Intelligence. Trust this wisdom and you will make fewer mistakes, and experience a greater amount of health, happiness and abundance in your life.
Remember, you have the box of treasure in your basement, it is up to you to use the power of the subconscious mind.