WEEK 10: ACCURATE THINKING
Lesson 10 is Accurate Thinking. According to Hill, this is the most important, the most interesting, and the most difficult-to-present lesson of the entire course. He states that Accurate Thinking involves two things: Separating fact from information and separating fact into two classes: important/unimportant or relevant/irrelevant. The ability to make this distinction is so important, Hill tells us, because the accurate thinker will not believe anything he hears. Instead, he will arrive at a conclusion only after careful, thoughtful analysis.
Beware of any self-interest from the provider of evidence, since this may have a huge impact on what they are saying and seeing. If you don’t have hard facts, “form your own judgment on the part of the evidence before you that furthers your own interest without working any hardship on others… and is based on facts.”
The key to accurate thinking is “creative thought”, which allows us to tap into “infinite intelligence.” The first step to creative thought is autosuggestion – suggestions you make to yourself. The subconscious mind records the suggestions we send it, and invokes the aid of infinite intelligence to turn these suggestions into action.
The subconscious mind accepts any and all suggestions, constructive or destructive – and cautions us to be careful what we suggest – facts only, no slander, for slander is poisonous to the subconscious mind and ruins creative thought.
Hill concludes this lesson by reminding us that the subconscious mind does not question the source from which it receives orders, but will direct the body to carry out any order it receives. Therefore, it is vitally important we are careful about how and from where we receive suggestions.
Lesson 10 – Accurate Thought
- The Law of Evidence … and how you can use it to propel yourself forward.
- Why going against your own interest can work to your advantage.
- Why a temporary penalty will turn into a greater reward.
- Why it is crucial to know which facts are important and relevant to your success.
- The secret of the power of creative thought.
- The two outstanding characteristics of your subconscious mind.
- How you can tap into ‘infinite intelligence’ … and use it to change your life.
- The four major factors that will shape how successful you are.
- The secret of six key steps you can use to focus your thinking.
- The secret passageway to true knowledge … and how you can reach into it.
- How your thoughts magnetize your entire personality.
The average man is totally at sea the moment he gets beyond that which he can comprehend with the aid of his five physical senses of seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling and tasting. Infinite intelligence works through none of these agencies and we cannot invoke its aid through any of them.
The power of infinite intelligence is appropriated through creative thought!
Auto-suggestion is the telegraph line, so to speak, over which you may register in your subconscious mind a description or plan of that which you wish to create or acquire in physical form.
The sub-conscious mind is the intermediary between the conscious thinking mind and infinite intelligence, and you can invoke the aid of infinite intelligence only through the medium of the subconscious mind, by giving it clear instructions as to what you want. Here you become familiar with the psychological reason for a definite chief aim.
The very foundation upon which this entire course is built is on the principle of infinite intelligence, which may be reached and appropriated at will through aid of the law of the “Master Mind” described in the Introductory Lesson.
The sub-conscious mind has another outstanding characteristic -it accepts and acts upon all suggestions that reach it, whether they are constructive or destructive, and whether they come from the outside or from your own conscious mind.
You can see, therefore, how essential it is for you to observe the law of evidence and carefully follow the principles laid down in the beginning of this lesson, in the selection of that which you will pass on to your subconscious mind through Auto-suggestion. You can see why one must search diligently for facts, and why one cannot afford to lend a receptive ear to the slanderer and the scandalmonger – for to do so is the equivalent of feeding the sub-conscious mind with food that is poison and ruinous to creative thought.
Do not solely rely upon the performance of miracles for the attainment of the object of your definite chief aim; rely upon the power of infinite intelligence to guide you, through natural channels, and with the aid of natural laws, for its attainment. Do not expect infinite intelligence to bring to you the object of your definite chief aim; instead, expect infinite intelligence to direct you toward that object.
The Power of Meditation, Mantras, and Positive Thinking
We are now starting to get it! The sub-conscious mind is imprinted with mental concepts through Auto-suggestion and Creative thinking. The ideas are put into motion, in the world, through the coordination with Infinite Intelligence which is orchestrating all people, places, and things that are aligned with our thinking.
Whether we are creating positively or negatively with our thoughts, is up to us, and the world will reflect the sub-conscious imprinting. This is exciting news! We have the ability to direct our thoughts, and we have the ability to practice ourself into desired manifestations with the use of creative thinking, imagination, visualization, meditation, and auto-suggestion.
CREATE YOUR OWN GUIDED MEDITATION:
This week’s practice will help us to become powerful deliberate creators of our own reality through the use of meditation. Keep in mind all that this lesson has to offer, and record a meditation for yourself that includes all the qualities and aspects of the Self you want to become.
GET CREATIVE WITH THE PROCESS! Review the process given by Abraham Hicks on scripting, and write your new and improved story, then record it in a meditation style that you can listened to over and over again. This will be a version of Auto-Suggestion that you can practice daily.
Levels II & III: Read Lesson 11 on Concentration in The Law of Success Book for next week. Note these are big chapters so pace yourself and make a commitment to read every day. Take notes as you go along, and STICK WITH IT!
Level III: Listen to the Your Wish Is Your Command CD Series: sample of disc 9
The law of Evidence varies according to the subject and circumstances with which it is used, but you will not go far wrong if, in the absence of that which you know to be facts, you form your judgments on the hypothesis that only that part of the evidence before you which furthers your own interests without working any hardship on others is based upon facts.
This is a crucial and important point in this lesson; therefore, I wish to be sure that you do not pass it by lightly. Many a man mistakes, knowingly or otherwise, expediency for fact; doing a thing, or refraining from doing it, for the sole reason that his action furthers his own interest without consideration as to whether it interferes with the rights of others.
As an accurate thinker, it is both your privilege and your duty to avail yourself of facts, even though you must go out of your way to get them. If you permit yourself to be swayed to and fro by all manner of information that comes to your attention, you will never become an accurate thinker; and if you do not think accurately, you cannot be sure of attaining the object of your definite chief aim in life.
Look, once more, in the circle of your own acquaintances and find a person who appears to accomplish more with less effort than do any of his associates. Study this man and you observe that he is a strategist in that he has learned how to arrange facts so that he brings to his aid the Law of Increasing Returns which we described in a previous lesson.
In the realm of thought man knows no limitations.
Then comes the Spiritual Period. On this plane the lower forms of life, described in the previously mentioned four periods, converge and become infinitude in nature. At this point thinking man has unfolded, expanded and grown until he has projected his thinking ability into infinite intelligence. As yet, thinking man is but an infant in this fifth period, for he has not learned how to appropriate to his own use this infinite intelligence called Spirit. Moreover, with a few rare exceptions, man has not yet recognized thought as the connecting link which gives him access to the power of infinite intelligence.
The truth for which man is eternally searching is wrapped up in his own being.
Your meditation goes here…
The most powerful tool we have as creators is our “creativity”, the verb version of the word that brings the action into our everyday encounters, infused with infinite intelligence and creative thought.