In reading this chapter, I have a better understanding of myself. I can clearly see the connections between my Love for God and how that takes my mind to a higher vibration, which allows me to channel my sex drive into my creativity and imagination, which allows me to create great books. Before putting the pieces together, I would just connect to men with all that sex energy until I met God. Then I formed an intimate relationship with God and started learning his ways and his character. Now my life has changed for the better.
Below, I will share what Think and Grow Rich Book in chapter 11 has done for me:
What is as profound to me now as I read chapter 11 is that every time during my praise and worship service, I have always closed my eyes during that time. For me, I thought I did it to close out the distractions from the congregation and get a Word from God. I felt that I could get a greater connection to God if my eyes were closed.
Now it makes sense according to chapter 11, “One of America’s most successful and best known financiers followed the habit of closing his eyes for two or three minutes before making a decision. When asked why he did this, he replied, “With my eyes closed I am able to draw upon a source of superior intelligence.”
What a profound revelation. I used to think that people would think that I was odd with my eyes closed, but now it doesn’t matter because what I am doing is coming from a higher level.
Another incident is when I am writing my books. First, I create an outline on what’s going to be in my book from my mind. Then second, I will close my eyes and pray to God and tell him, “God you already know what is written in my book, I just need you to show me.” When I do that most of the times, I will wake up around 3 am and get up and write. In doing this, I wrote my first book in three months. My second book was completed in 8 hours.
According to chapter 11, I believe the stimuli to which my mind responds most freely is LOVE. I always hear myself saying, “I am in love with love. The chapter states: “Man attains to the status of a genius ONLY when, and IF, he stimulates his mind so that it draws upon the forces available, through the creative faculty of the imagination.
On that note, when my mind is stimulating I create some great books with my imagination. On a personal note, I view God as a powerful spirit and when I am in tune with him, as I sometimes refer to the spirit as Him (Love), it excites me to be connected with this powerful force therefore, I am driven to create powerful thoughts, and hear his small still voice which always steers me in the right direction that leads to a blessing.
Food for thought: When any negative emotions present itself in one’s mind it can be transmuted into a positive or constructive emotion, by the simple procedure of changing one’s thoughts.
Let me end on this quote by Lao Tzu:
“Watch your thoughts for they become your words.
Watch your words for they become your actions.
Watch your actions for they become your habits.
Watch your habits for they become your character.
Watch your character for they become your Destiny.