Excerpt: Making Your Subjective Mind Work for You
"The most potent force in the universe is the influence of the subconscious mind. The proper training of the correlation between the subliminal and the objective faculties is the open sesame that unlocks the richest of all storehouses, --the faculty of remembering. And with remembering there follows natural reflections, vision, knowledge, culture, and all that tends to make of man a God, though in the germ." --Dr. Edwin F. Bowers
Pupil: The subject of the subjective mind greatly interests me. I am sure that had I understood what you have said concerning it, I would have realized that all that was necessary to obtain my desires was to think out exactly what I wanted, consciously place it in my subjective mind, and it would at once begin to attract ways and means for its corresponding physical or material fulfillment.
Sage: Indeed the study of the subjective mind is an all-absorbing subject. I may be able to enlighten and help you to make working realities out of what now seems to be vague and even mysterious. But it will rest entirely with you to put vitality into these suggestions, and that can only be accomplished through using them.
Pupil: You mean that by making practical use of your suggestions, I will be able to attain practical results which will help not only myself but others also?
Sage: That is the idea. It has always seemed to me that the average person prefers the satisfaction of giving to another what he requires, rather than helping or teaching him how to attract the desired things to himself, which would give him in addition a feeling of assurance and liberty. You would unquestionably enjoy giving to others, and the recipient would likewise enjoy receiving, but, as a rule, it tends to pauperize the spirit of independence.
Pupil: If I were to put into my subconscious mind a definite idea that all people have the same power in their subconscious minds to attract to themselves the things they desire through their own efforts, would that thought register in their subconscious minds?
Sage: That would be the intelligent way of impersonally helping others to connect with their limitless supply.
Pupil: You have told me before that there was a definite way of impressing the subconscious mind with a particular thought. Would you mind explaining this again?
"Get into the Spirit of Your Desire"
Sage: The process is quite different from that of retaining an idea in the so-called intellectual mind. It is necessary, above all else, to get into the spirit of your desire, and an effort to feel relaxed and confident will help you to do this. "The spirit of a thing is that which is the source of its inherent movement." For example, if you wish to impress your subconscious mind with the sense of contentment, you must meditate on the quality of contentment. See how that affects you. If in response to your meditation you feel relaxed and confident, you may be sure that your subconscious mind has been impressed with that thought. This is getting "into the spirit" of contentment; not because of certain physical reasons, but because of your recognition of life's action in you in this specific direction. You have the whole of Universal Mind to draw from. There is no limit to the creative power of your subjective mind once you have impressed it with your intention. This example applies to everything great or small.
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Cumbersome language at times , which is why I gave it only four stars...however it was worth the read.
Having read a number of Thomas Troward's lectures and books it was refreshing to read Genevieve Behrend's little book reflecting her impressions and experience of her intimate knowledge of the thoughts and concepts of Dr Troward's understanding of what is called "mental science". Having been his only student and having enjoyed close personal contact with him in his home and also at her residence, she gained an up close sense of the man and the truths he sought to share. She gives us a look at his life and it's unfoldment and his venture into the lecture halls and the eventual publishing of his thoughts for a broader audience to read. She chooses a format for discussion based on the exchange between a "Sage" and "Pupil" Troward being the Sage and herself being the pupil. She poses the questions and he answers them. The interaction between the two takes the reader through Dr. Troward primary premises in his basic thoughts regarding the proper use of the mind to attain one's desires. He speaks of the higher intelligence,the concept of oneness with it, and the use of the subconsious mind, and other similiar ideas. It is of particular interest that Mrs Behrend quotes Troward as saying regarding supply and demand, "eventually you will have to come back to the teaching of Jesus,"ask and ye shall receive". "We may write volumes on the subject, but in the end it always comes to this and we have gained nothing by going the long way around. I am coming more and more to see that the teaching of Jesus is the final embodiment of all that writers on those subjects are trying to teach". He further says, " all the bible premises are based on the knowledge of your mental constitution",pg 49. There are other references to the scriptures as Troward tries to point out that the foundation for the truths he was seeking to share find their basis in the Fountainhead of the scriptures. Thurman L Faison Author.To The Spiritually Inclined (Volume 1)