What’s Being Recorded In Your Subconscious?

As there is 1 1/2 more weeks left in January 2012, I continue to point out things that might have derailed you from your 2012 Success List. If you make it through January still on track, you’ll have a great chance of accomplishing your “successes”.

Emmet Fox wrote about “The Dictaphone” and I think that’s worth discussing today.

He proposed an imaginary experiment. Suppose that without your knowledge an invisible dictaphone was strapped to your shoulders the first thing tomorrow morning. You carry it with you all day long and every word you said was recorded. Tomorrow the recording was played back so you could hear every single word that you said. If you’re an average human being you’ll probably be a bit embarrassed. Think what would happen if the dictaphone also recorded every THOUGHT you had as well as every word you spoke.

Your subconscious mind absorbs EVERYTHING you think and say. Remember what I like to say “You are what you thought”, not really what you think. It’s what went into your subconscious before now that has molded your being and experience.

I emphasize that you need to monitor all your words – both spoken and thought. This is one of the most common reasons for “failure” in achieving your “Successes”. You set out with great intentions and do the groundwork of denials and affirmations but then go right back to your old ways of thinking and acting – using the same old phrases and thoughts – many of which are downright negative or have negative connotations. That will derail you as surely as quitting your pursuit. That’s why I’m emphasizing the “Words of Wisdom” series of posts. See what phrases we use in life on a daily basis, analyze what they mean and then wipe them from your vocabulary.

There is no way around it. You have to pay attention to what you’re saying and thinking. I suggest you get a small notebook you can carry in your pocket or purse and write down everything you hear and think as it happens. Then each night review this list and note the ones you want to eliminate and also think about the reason you need to do that. This will help you identify other phrases and thoughts you want to get rid of too. Things such as “I’m fed up”, “I’m sick and tired”, “You’re killing me”, “I can’t afford to….” etc.

Work on this for a week and see what changes in your life.


The Cafeteria….again

I know I’ve posted this before and even made a video about it but it’s such an important concept that I feel I should repeat it frequently. It’s about the Emmet Fox short quip called “The Cafeteria”:

Emmet Fox was pretty new to the United States.  He’d come from London, I believe, England.  He passed by a restaurant and thought “this really looks kind of nice.”

He went in and seated himself at the table and sat there waiting  for the waiter to come on and take his order.  Nothing happened, no one showed up, and he saw all these other people getting their food and he couldn’t figure out what was going on.

He felt something was wrong, and he was getting a bit perturbed, but he’s a very smart man and finally realized that this was a cafeteria although they didn’t have cafeterias yet in England, and he realized that he had to get up and go get his own food.

He made an entire story out of that with excellent meaning and purpose.

In New Thought a lot of people just decide they want something and say “you’re supposed to let God tell you what it is that you want to do, that he wants you to do.”

Metaphysically this means – if we had a banquet table in front of us, and we walked around it for hour after hour after hour, but never said “this is what I want“, we wouldn’t get the food.

We have to get specific and say what we want and make a decision. A lot of people have never learned to make a decision and say “this is what I want.”

If you wanted a car, and you would never say what kind of car you wanted, or the color, or anything else, you’re not going to get it.

Emmet Fox was sitting there and finally realized that he had to get up and go get it, get the food, that it wasn’t going to be brought to him, but it took his watching all the people around him to finally realize that.

You can have a lot of thoughts and ideas but if you never settle on one, never say “this one is what I want”, you’re not going to get it.

No matter how much you watch, no matter how much you think, no matter how much you say you want it, you have to get up and do it.

You have to take action.

Once Emmet Fox  realized that he had to get up and go get the food, he actually had to put his feet on the floor and go do it. The realization wasn’t still going to get him any food. He had to go get it.

Which is the whole idea we have behind the principles that we teach in New Thought – that we have to do something. We can pray, we can meditate, we can find information, we can choose what we want, but unless we actually do something, it’s going to be a long time that we’re just sitting there.

We have omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience, and unless we put omniaction in, nothing happens.

We’re in a physical body to take action.

God is spirit.  God doesn’t have the hands and the feet. We’re the hands and the feet. We have to do something.

There’s a lot of people out there that sit and think, “I can create something or make something happen just by thinking it”. They have to be very far advanced for that to happen. They can get the idea from the universe, and it can be a pure idea eventually, but they actually have to implement it.

The more we know about metaphysics, the more we are responsible for.

We can know it and understand it, but we also take action.

Beginners, people who just get into it in the beginning, most frequently get  things right away because all of a sudden they’re getting a new approach to life.

But the more we get into it, the more we realize that for every thing that comes to us in our life, we have to have a change in our minds.

We have to change, have a change of opinion. We have to “let go”…..

We have to let go of “we can’t” and say we can. We have to let go of “not enough” in order to have enough. We have to let go of “poverty” in order to have plenty.

We learn these things. We begin to put these ideas and emotions into stopping the claiming of what we don’t want in our lives. We begin to claim what we do want in our lives and begin take whatever action is necessary.

There are people that say that the New Thought concepts and principles don’t work. Most likely if they have even tried it at all, they haven’t realized these  things from the past, their beliefs, their negative beliefs that they’re claiming, and therefore haven’t let go of them.  Those negative beliefs are anchors weighing you down when you’re trying to move around the ocean.

We’re being held back by our old beliefs and our old feelings and fears and anxieties, frustrations, thinking that we’re not supposed to or can’t or whatever reason we come up with.

What are you waiting for? Take action now!


Power Through Constructive Thinking

Today this is from Emmet Fox – we talk about our inner power all the time and he puts it so very well:

Strange as it may seem to you, there exists a mystic power that is able to transform your life so thoroughly, so radically, so completely, that when the process is completed your own friends would hardly recognize you, and, in fact, you would scarcely be able to recognize yourself. You would sit down and ask yourself: “Can I really be the man or woman that I vaguely remember, who went about under my name six months or six years ago? Was I really that person? Could that person have possibly been me?” And the truth will be that while in one sense you are indeed the same person, yet in another sense you will be someone utterly different.

This mystic but intensely real force can pick you up today, now, from the midst of failure, ruin, misery, despair – and in the twinkling of an eye, as Paul said, solve your problems, smooth out your difficulties, cut you free from any entanglements, and place you clear, safe, and happy upon the highroad of freedom and opportunity.

This mystic Power can teach you all things that you need to know, if only you are receptive and teachable. It can inspire you with new thoughts and ideas, so that your work may be truly original. It can impart new and wonderful kinds of knowledge as soon as you really want such knowledge – glorious knowledge – strange things not taught in schools or written in books. It can do for you that which is probably the most important thing of all in your present stage: it can find your true place in life for you, and put you into it too. It can find the right friends for you, kindred spirits who are interested in the same ideas and want the same things that you do. It can provide you with an ideal home. It can furnish you with the prosperity that means freedom, freedom to be and to do and to go as your soul calls.

But where, it will naturally be asked, is this wonderful, mystic Power to be contacted? Where may we find it? And how is it brought into action? The answer is perfectly simple – This Power is to be found within your own consciousness, the last place that most people would look for it. Right within your own mentality there lies a source of energy stronger than electricity, more potent than high explosive; unlimited and inexhaustible. You only need to make conscious contact with this Power to set it working in your affairs; and all the marvelous results enumerated can be yours. This is the real meaning of such sayings in the Bible as “The Kingdom of God is within you”; and “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all the rest shall be added.”

The conscious discovery by you that you have this Power within you, and your determination to make use of it, is the birth of the child. And it is easy to see how very apt the symbol is, for the infant that is born in consciousness is just such a weak, feeble entity as any new-born child, and it calls for the same careful nursing and guarding that any infant does in its earliest days. After a time, however, as the weeks go by, the child grows stronger and bigger, until a time comes when it can well take care of itself; and then it grows and grows in wisdom and stature until, no longer leaning on the mother’s care, the child, now arrived at man’s estate, turns the tables, and repays its debt by taking over the care of its mother. So your ability to contact the mystic Power within yourself, frail and feeble at first, will gradually develop until you find yourself permitting that Power to take your whole life into its care.



Different People See Different Worlds – Emmet Fox

Emmet Fox was such a wise man. See if you can relate to this “story”.  It made a lot of difference to me but I will comment after you read the story…..

Different People See Different Worlds

“What we experience is our own concept of things. That is why no two people see quite the same world, and why, in many cases, different people see such different worlds. To put it in another way, we make our own world by the way in which we think; for we really do live in a world of our own thoughts. It follows from this that if our thinking is faulty, our conditions must be faulty too until our thinking is corrected; and that it is useless to try to improve outer things if we leave our own mentality unchanged.

We see inharmony because of a spiritual lack within ourselves. As we gain greater spiritual understanding, the true Nature of Being opens up. As long as we move from one place to another in search of harmony, or try to bring it about by changing outer things, we won’t succeed.”

Right now things at work could be, let’s say, “better” as I’m having to deal with people that are from different organizations, different parts of the country and with little experience in what they are talking about. In fact, today I realized that my tolerance/patience lasted about 1 hour 50 minutes in a 2 hour meeting.

Trying to communicate with some of these folks who like to hear themselves talk is bothering me. And yet, I am creating more of this by my thoughts (most of which I won’t repeat here) and when I was deciding what to post about I thought of this and have set about changing my thoughts and ideas realizing that each player involved is coming at this from a different perspective – a “different world”.

How is this affecting you in your everyday world? Can you think of circumstances that can be appropriately changed when you realize that you’re both in different worlds?

Let us know by commenting below…


Treatment For Divine Love

What a great post from Emmet fox on this beautiful Christmas day. Use these affirmative statements to brighten up your day – do it every day for awhile and see how you feel!

Treatment for DIVINE LOVE

My soul is filled with Divine Love.

I am surrounded by Divine Love.

I radiate Love and Peace to the whole world.

I have conscious Divine Love.

God is Love, and there is nothing in ex¬istence but God and His self-expression.

All men are expressions of Divine Love; therefore, I can meet with noth¬ing but the expressions of Divine Love. Nothing ever takes place but the Self-expressing of Divine Love.

All this is true now. This is the actual case, the actual state of affairs. I do not have to try to bring this about, but I observe it already in being now.

Divine Love is the actual nature of Being. There is only Divine Love, and I know this.’

I perfectly understand what Divine Love is. I have conscious realization of Divine Love. The Love of God is in me for all humanity, I am a lamp of God, radiating Divine Love to all whom I meet, to all whom I think of.

I forgive everything that can possibly need forgiveness – positively everything.

Divine Love fills my heart, and all is well.

I now radiate Love to the whole universe, excluding no one.

I experience Divine Love.

I demonstrate Divine Love.

I thank God for this.

Emmet Fox