I’m fascinated with the subconscious this week. When you’re ready, this week’s materials are littered with useful references. The obvious one is in Scroll 1, p. 56, “As I repeat the words daily they soon become part of my active mind, but more important, they also seep into my other mind, that mysterious source which never sleeps, which creates my dreams, and often makes me act in ways I do not comprehend.”
But that’s just the beginning. In the master keys part two paragraph five, “Ease and perfection depend entirely upon the degree in which we cease to depend upon the consciousness.”
In scroll one we’re talking about forming good habits and how as we perform a task repeatedly it becomes easier to perform. And when a task becomes easy to perform we perform it more often and that then forms a habit. In this class, we start by doing small things. Easy things we repeat over and over. As we repeat the small things over and over, they become easier to perform and performing them often creates a habit. The small things repeated often form a new, good habit. Each week we add new small things, and they build upon one another. We call this the progression.
As these new habits are formed, they become easy. They become part of our subconscious. We do them without thinking.
Paragraph 13 talks about “in this way the conscious mind becomes the responsible ruler and guardian of the subconscious mind.”
Skipping to paragraph 27 it asks, “How can the subconscious change conditions. The reply is, because the subconscious is part of the universal mind and a part must be the same in kind and quality as the old; the only difference is one of degree. The whole, as we know, is creative, in fact, it is the only creator there is, consequently, we find that mind is creative, and as thought is the only activity which the mind processes, thought must necessarily be creative also.”
Paragraph 28 says, “but we shall find that there is a vast difference between simply thinking, and directing our thought consciously, systematically and constructively; when we do this we place our mind in harmony with the Universal Mind, we come in tune with the Infinite, we set an operation the mightiest force in existence, the creative power of the Universal Mind.”
I’ve been focusing on harnessing the subconscious, which is tied in with the Universal Mind. If what I want is in harmony with the Universal Mind, I believe my thoughts can influence the world in a positive way. When enough people think in harmony, better things will happen in this world. I’ve not yet found an effective way to state this — even as a writer, I struggle to put this powerful concept into words.