The power of autosuggestion is all at once both frightening and powerful. Used in productive ways, autosuggestion can be a beautiful and fulfilling pathway to success; used otherwise, it can be a path that leads to destruction.
Help Or Harm?
The pages of medical history are laden with illustrations of cases of “suggestive suicide.” A person can commit suicide through negative suggestion just as effectively as by any other means of suicide. In a Midwestern city, there once lived a man named Joseph Grant; Grant, a bank official, “borrowed” a large sum of the bank’s money, without the consent of the directors. He lost the money gambling. One afternoon, the Bank Examiner came and began auditing the accounts. Grant left the bank and took a room in a local hotel; when they found him three days later, he was lying in bed, wailing and moaning, repeating over and over, “My God, this will kill me! I cannot stand the disgrace.” Before long, he was dead. The doctors pronounced the case one of “mental suicide.”
The Power Of Nature
Like many other natural forces we use to our advantage everyday, the law of auto-suggestion can help just as easily as it can harm. Think of the law of auto-suggestion like electricity–electricity can power industry and technology and render useful service if used constructively; or it can snuff out a life in a snap if used improperly. When used correctly, the law of auto-suggestion can lead you to peace and prosperity; used improperly, auto-suggestion can lead you into misery, failure, and even death, depending on your degree of understanding and your application of it.
How You Connect Matters
If you fill your mind with fear, doubt, and disbelief in your ability to connect with and use the forces of Infinite Intelligence, the law of auto-suggestion will take that spirit of disbelief and use it as a pattern which your subconscious mind will translate into its physical equivalent. This statement is as true as the statement that two plus two equals four!
Your Decision To Make
Whether you use the power of nature to your benefit or disadvantage is all up to you. This is a simple enough strategy to employ, but so many of us employ it in the wrong ways without even thinking about it. You have the benefit of knowledge, and so the benefit of choice. Make the most of your mindset by making the most of the thoughts and feelings you propagate!
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