Psychology & Mental Health


Recently I was reading a book titled, “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” which is a landmark bestselling self-help book authored by Dr. Joseph Murphy. Here I would like to share what I read in the book and which should help others as well and it is just amazing!!

The most convincing evidence anyone can have of a healing power of the subconscious mind is a personal healing. Over 40 years ago the author had developed a malignancy of the skin. He went to the finest doctors, who tried the most advanced treatments medical science could offer. None of these helped. The malignancy got progressively worse. Then one day, a clergyman with a deep store of psychological knowledge told him the inner meaning of the 139th Psalm. He called the authors’ attention to the passage that reads:

In thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”

He explained that the term book meant our subconscious mind, which fashioned and molded all our organs from a tiny original cell. He pointed out that since our subconscious mind had made our body, it could also recreate it and heal it according to the perfect pattern within it.

This clergyman pointed to his watch. “This had a maker,” he told the author. “But before the watch could become an objective reality, the watchmaker had to have the idea of it clearly in mind. If for some reason the watch stopped working as it should, the watchmaker’s idea of it would give him the knowledge he needed to fix it.”

Later the author understood what he was trying to tell him by this analogy. The subconscious intelligence that created our body as like the watchmaker. It knew exactly how to heal, restore, and direct all the vital functions and processes of our body. But for it to do this properly, we have to give it the perfect idea of health. This would act as cause, and the effect would be a healing.

The author formulated a very simple and direct prayer.

My body and all its organs were created by the infinite intelligence in my subconscious mind. It knows how to heal me. Its wisdom fashioned all my organs, tissues, muscles and bones. This infinite healing presence within me is now transforming every cell of my being, making me whole and perfect. I give thanks for the healing I know is taking place at this time. Wonderful are the works of the creative intelligence within me

He repeated this simple prayer aloud for about five minutes 2 or 3 times a day. After some 3 months, the skin was whole and perfect. The malignancy had vanished. His doctor was baffled, but he knew what had happened. He had given life-giving patterns of wholeness, beauty, and perfection to his subconscious mind. These forced out the negative images and patterns of thought lodged in his subconscious mind, which were the cause of all his trouble.

Nothing appears on your body except when the mental equivalent is first in your mind. As you change your mind by drenching it with incessant affirmatives, you change your body. That is the basis of all healing.

Marvelous are thy works; and that my soul (subconscious mind) knoweth right well. PSALM 139:14