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Joseph Murphy (Ian McMahan revised)

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'The Power of Your Subconscious Mind' by Joseph Murphy is a self-help book that explores the potential and influence the subconscious mind can have on our lives. It offers techniques to harness the power of your subconscious mind for personal growth and success.

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    The subconscious mind is prone to suggestion, which you can use to your advantage.

    Do you remember when you learned to ride a bike? It likely required intense attention and focus from your conscious mind. But after a while, your subconscious probably started to get the hang of things and, pretty soon, riding a bike was a natural, almost automatic task.

    This is a great example of conscious to unconscious learning, an incredible tool at your disposal. Using it only requires harnessing the power of your subconscious mind through the repetition of positive thoughts.

    Just take Enrico Caruso, the Italian opera tenor. In the late nineteenth century, he performed at famous opera houses throughout Europe and the United States. However, he used to suffer throat spasms and would find himself drenched in sweat moments before he was supposed to sing.


    Well, his mind was filled with negative thoughts; he always imagined the crowd laughing him off the stage or heckling a poor performance. Nonetheless, he got over this stage fright by telling his “small me,” or conscious mind, to stop interfering with his “big me,” or subconscious mind. By repeating this meditative practice, he eventually gave his subconscious mind the ability to ignore his fears, freeing up more energy for his powerful voice box.

    In other words, the subconscious mind is tremendously powerful. In fact, it can absorb and manifest any idea that you suggest to it.

    For instance, psychologists have done a number of experiments in which a seasoned hypnotist puts his students into a hypnotic state before suggesting to them that they are cats. The students then go on to act the part with total authenticity; their subconscious minds simply accept whatever their conscious minds believe to be true.

    Or consider the Scottish surgeon, Dr. James Esdaille. Between the years 1843 and 1846, he performed some 400 operations, including amputations, well before the development of anesthesia. The mortality rate for his procedures was incredibly low, at just two or three percent, and it was all thanks to his technique of hypnotically suggesting to his patients that they would not contract an infection. This hypnotic tool was sufficient to prompt a response on the part of their subconscious minds and, in turn, their bodies.

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    What is The Power of Your Subconscious Mind about?

    The Power of the Subconscious Mind (1963) has helped millions of readers around the world harness their subconscious and find true happiness in the process. These blinks share inspiring true stories and effective techniques that will positively influence your career, love life and overall health.

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    . . . everything, which you find in your world of expression, has been created by you in the inner world of your mind consciously or unconsciously.

    —Joseph Murphy (Ian McMahan revised)
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    Who should read The Power of Your Subconscious Mind?

    • Illness-prone people who want to improve their overall health
    • People who struggle to achieve the success they desire
    • Anyone with profound fears or obsessions

    About the Author

    Dr. Joseph Murphy began his spiritual journey studying Eastern religions and the I-Ching. Over the course of his career, he has written a number of books on spiritual topics, including The Miracles of Your Mind.

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