Article Title: The Magic of Believing - the Power of Thought (from Inspirational Books - Part Three)
Submitted by Craig Lock

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"We share what we know, so that we all may grow."


Craig has been studying and researching the human mind, the "last unexplored frontier" for the past decade and he is currently "working" on the connection (overlap) between mind and spirit, the relationship between psychology (science of the mind) and the spiritual world, God. A fascinating subject!

Author's Note: This new
article (in point form) is based on an excellent motivational,
up-lifting and inspiring book 'THE MAGIC OF BELIEVING' by a very "down-to-earth and practical man", Claude Bristol (written in the "thirties"). I am sharing the contents of this work in the spirit of
encouraging and hopefully even inspiring those people, who really
want to achieve their fullest potentials to read this classic book, BELIEVE...and surprise themselves what happens.

Thank you sincerely, Mr Bristol for sharing your practical insight, words of wisdom and especially inspiration, which I'm passing on in the form of this series of articles from my notes taken from your book.



Develop a "money consciousness". Think wealth.
Get the picture of what you want and keep telling yourself that you are going to get it. See yourself actually doing the things you visualise and it will work out; because every thought held constantly and persistently sooner or later materialises.

Every great mass movement in history from religious to military has come about through one individual, whose flaming belief in his own cause gave him the power to convert thousands of others. Enthusiasm is very contagious and can readily be transmitted to others, if one is bursting with it.

Repeat key words to yourself. Keep telling yourself that you are going to be an outstanding success and that nothing in this world is going to stop you.
Eyes are "windows of the soul".
Heed and trust your intuitions. Order the subconscious mind to bring you the answer to your problem. ACT on the answer immediately. The subconscious is the key to unlock the door that opens on the roadway, which will lead to the goal of your desire(s).
Have a plan of action. Be specific in KNOWING what you want.

Mental picture + ACTION = SUCCESS .

How to project your thoughts:

Man can bring into materialisation anything that he can conceive mentally. You have that inner spark within; but it must be fanned, until the fire is of white-hot intensity and it must be constantly stoked, which you do by adding ideas...ideas + action.

Emerson: "The only way to have a friend is to be one."

The thing we get back is a reflection of what we project mentally, ie. life is a mirror.

The basic law of reciprocity. Take the initiave.

"Man is heir to the wisdom of the ages found within the covers of great books." Knowledge is power only when put to use. Avoid associating with negative people.
The longer you put off a problem, the greater it becomes.

Learn to make decisions (good ones). All great men are men of quick decisions, which flows from their intuition, their accumulated knowledge and previous experience.
The effects of emotionalised thinking. The power of suggestion. In all cases it is the individuals belief, that determines the success of the individual's method of cure. When transmitted by auto-suggestion to the patient's own subconscious mind, where it becomes effective.

The Soul:
Dualism of soul and body - both are fundamentally different, yet the two in a sense are unified and interact.

Don't let life break you; make your own "breaks"!"

There is certainly something, call it a power, God, or anything you wish, which is always there to sustain us in times of need. I've never seen it fail - "an indominitable human spirit".
All the great things in this world, have been done by men and women who were dreamers and believers in their dreams coming true. Develop a spirit and determination to get things done through great belief.

Famous American pschologist, William James said that belief creates its verification in fact; it affords unmistakable proof that often events are influenced by our very desires.

The power of suggestion working in the individual to make a prophecy a reality - one that finally produced a certain outcome. The law of expectancy (positive).
The formula for success (in any endeavour):
An idea (good), singleness of purpose and utmost belief.

Develop a spirit of NEVER QUITTING. The great source of inspiration comes from the subconscious mind. Learn how to tap the resources of the "sub". When you learn to draw on your subconscious mind powers, there's really no limit to what you can accomplish.

Hold a picture in your mind what you desire to achieve. Develop an actual mental picture (the technique of visualisation). Even write down your goals. In this domain lie the seed of genius.

It's there available to you, just waiting to be tapped and expressed by anyone who knows how to get at it. However, there's no substitute for hard work.

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe - the story obsessed her and literally "wrote itself".
She insisted that it was God who wrote this classic work.
The subconscious is much more than intuition, as it possesses great forces through application of the power of dynamic believing - seeds. The more you call on these resources, the more they are placed at your disposal. It's all a matter of believing and of co-operation between the two minds, working "in synch".

because firm beliefs lead to ACTIONS (even small ones at first, but one step leads to another...and another).

What we think about or contemplate develops into reality.

All a person has to do is to believe, earnestly and sincerely, that such a power of mind exists and then conscientiously apply the science. When one starts tapping the unconscious mind, your own and others, the bricks fall into place as though by magic.
Explore that last dark continent, the human mind.

Powerful forces locked in your mind can turn desire into reality! Learn to release them in this extraordinary book by Claude Bristol. You need a mental attitude of expectancy, concentration of thought and enthusiasm for the desired results. The "luck" factor came about from a determined mind - a combination of visualising, concentrated thought, willing and believing. There is evidence that with concentrated thought, expectancy and great BELIEF you'll astound yourself with amazing results in your relationships… and your life.


Craig Lock ("Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder, Information and Inspiration Distributor")

"Life is about finding, then following the dream... and
one's dream/vision comes to reality through believing in
yourself, making the commitment and then creating it."

"Whatever, you want to do or dream you can do, the hardest
part is making a beginning. Once you take that first step
in following your passion, the rest will follow
naturally...and lead to who know's where."

"The task ahead of you can always
be overcome by the power within you...and the seemingly difficult
path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you."
- Craig Lock

"Our talents are our gifts from God... but what we do with them
are our gifts TO God."

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Author's Bio: 

"Inspirational Books" * by Craig are available at

* Hard-copies and e-books, fiction and nonfiction: self help, novels, travel, humour, writing, inspiration and money management

Uplifting, encouraging and empowering people through the power of words and thought energy. Change YOUR world and you change THE world."