Faith is the magic for Victory.
Faith removes limitations. It’s that simple, really. With a good dose of it you can go anywhere, do anything. Without it no amount of effort can get you anywhere – you are self-sabotaged.
According to the eminent metaphysician Dr. Ernest Holmes, “Faith is the most important thing in your life. It is impossible to arrive at the grandeur of its possibility through petty thinking and small ideas…Faith is a great adventure, a stimulating pursuit, a worthwhile attempt to utilize the higher laws of your being for definite purposes…”
Here are some more definitions to throw light on your understanding of the true meaning and possibilities of this attribute:
“It is believing what you do not see; its reward is to see what you believe…” – St. Augustine (354–430)
“Faith is the certainty of realization of a desired outcome that makes its manifestation necessary, absolute and unconditional.” – Amorifer
“Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.” – David Hume (1711–1776)
“It is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” – St. Paul
“It is synonymous with working hypothesis.” – William James (1842–1910)
All the above quotations clearly point to the attaining of desired ends through the power of inner conviction based on a working hypothesis. Another term for this power is CONFIDENCE.
When you are so convinced about a thing or condition that it becomes as real to your mind as something tangible, then you know or grasp its essence or spirit. You “get it” and become confident about it. Confidence motivates you to act. Only through taking action can you attain the state of Victory.
I hope you see the virtuous cycle – your faith makes you confident; your confidence motivates you to act; then your actions reinforce your belief. But you must believe enough to start with! Yet there are definite techniques to break into this virtuous cycle and accelerate the process, taking it to a whole new, different level.
Your Faith determines your life
Let us clarify to you the importance of what you believe. You are where you are in life because of what you believe. Your beliefs determine the resources available to you and the apparent limitations you may experience. Your health. your finances, your relationships, your status can all improve as you plant more noble and selfless concepts in your mind. Jesus said it all: “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”
So now how would you go about planting a chosen noble concept in your mind so that you believe it? How would you go about increasing your conviction about a desired condition or state to make it manifest for you? Well, below are three potent techniques that have been proven to assist in this regard.
How to Increase your Faith and Confidence
1. Write down exactly what you wish to believe then repeat this written statement aloud to yourself as often as you can. Do this mentally when you do not have the privacy (of course, you don’t want to look like some fanatic or mad man/woman!)
Experience has shown that whatever is affirmed regularly and repeatedly is taken up by the subconscious mind and believed. This is called Autosuggestion. It is masterfully explained in the chapter of the same name in Napoleon Hill’s Think And Grow Rich
2. You may also increase your faith about something by using the imaging power of your mind. Simply imagine yourself in the desired state or condition so vividly and in such detail that for the moment you are actually living it. As it becomes real to you, your confidence grows correspondingly…until you simply know. This goal-getting technique, called Visualization, results in the mobilization of your subconscious powers for the manifestation of the condition. It was well explained in Dr. Maxwell Maltz’s Psycho-Cybernetics
The above two methods tend to be more effective when used in the relaxed/drowsy condition of early morning (as you are waking up), or late night, (as you are falling asleep). Talking of a relaxed/drowsy condition brings us to the third method, which is the oldest and probably most powerful of them all!
3. This third method, Suggestion or Hypnosis, has been used to achieve seeming miracles since ancient times. It subtly mobilizes the forces of the subconscious mind to create desired conditions in a manner that is perfectly natural – yet astounding.
Faith is the Key
The fundamental problem of human life is that of accessing the wisdom and riches of the subconscious mind. Faith is the time-tested answer to this problem. All techniques are ways to arrive at the state of absolute faith.
The subconscious mind has no known limits to its capabilities. It can create circumstances, give protection, forewarn of impending dangers, unleash creativity, overcome pain, heal phobias and diseases (including those that have no known medical cure), to name a few.
One method involves giving subtle commands to the subconscious mind after first establishing a relaxed rapport with it. While it can be used to influence others favourably, we are more concerned here with its use to increase our confidence, our self esteem, our faith in Life…
There are ideal conditions and crucial factors necessary for success in self -hypnosis or self suggestion. Also there are pitfalls and mistakes to avoid – we’ll talk about these on this site sometime.