Paracelsus stated this great truth: “Whether the object of your faith be real or false, you will nevertheless obtain the same effects.”
This morning I was reading something by my long ago mentor, Dr. Joseph Murphy. He quoted the above statement.
Paracelsus stated this profound truth, expanded upon by Dr. Murphy. He wrote many books, often focused on the one mind and its two processes - the conscious, objective and the subconscious, subjective. In his examples, he sometimes spoke humorously about the subconscious mind calling the conscious mind "boss". The conscious mind says say I really don't like mushrooms. At some point the person is served something with mushrooms in it. The subconscious says The boss doesn't like mushrooms, so we'll create an upset stomach for him.
As we develop our beliefs, they are seeded in our subconscious and accepted without question, ready to act, when any matching situation occurs. A simple example is the mushroom vignette.
Faith is a powerhouse in us. When the conscious mind plants seeds of faith in the subconscious accompanied by strong emotion, they become a dynamo. Those seeds can be positive or negative, good for us or bad for us. The subconscious just receives them without question and then acts them out.
Let's consider the power of faith. I have often said that fear is faith aimed in the negative direction. It is faith in what we don't want. Faith is a powerful energy, radiating from us and seeking its own kind to bring to our experience. It is magnetic.
So, we need to sort out our beliefs and things of faith to clear away any that work against our greater good and greater good in general. We might take a personal inventory. Make a list, an honest list. Begin to release and replace the negatives. Let's say you call yourself by negative terms regularly or even occasionally - I'm stupid, I'm ugly, I'm not deserving, etc. Stop it and replace with spiritual truths - I'm a creation of God, made in the image of God, a magnificent being loved and whole, etc.
In a short time, you will see a difference in your life. Others will respond to you more positively. You don't have to speak your beliefs about yourself out loud, others pick up your energy, your body language, your demeanor, as do you of others.
Have faith in yourself, in the Presence that walks with you, in the dynamo within, placed in you as original equipment. You truly are magnificent. Own it.