I have trouble visualizing clear images in my mind. How can I develop this ability?
Kelowna, British Columbia
A: Lots of people have difficulty in visualizing clear images, especially at first. You will find that with practice and repetition it will get easier. Also you don't have to imagine picture-perfect images like a TV screen. Even just "thinking about" your visualization in a relaxed way, without trying to force it, is effective.
I just bought your tape on health and healing. I am wondering how you spell "crillian photography," the photography that takes a picture of your energy field.
Squamish, British Columbia
A: The spelling is Kirilian. It is named after a Russian who was an amateur photographer and physicist. Using high-speed frequencies he invented, by chance, a camera process that can record the energy field that surrounds us. Science has known for some time that the body has this energy field but no one was ever able to see it until he developed this process.
Have you ever worked with hypnosis? I am using some of your phrases with clients under hypnosis such as, 'Every day in every way I get better and better.' They love it.
A: I personally have not worked with hypnosis but many people do, often with excellent results. I'm glad you're using some of these phrases and finding them valuable. The affirmation, "Every day in every way I'm getting better and better" is one of my favorites. It's so gentle and easy to accept and imprint. Lots of people get results with it in all areas of their life. Keep up the good work.
I created an affirmation which goes - "Money and Opportunity is coming to Us." Is the word "us" correct usage? I think of my wife and myself when I say "us." Saying "me and my wife" or "my wife and I" seems awkward. Am I on the right track?
Culver City, California
A: Your subconscious knows exactly what you mean by "us." Always use words that feel comfortable for you. You are on exactly the right track.
I have been practicing your techniques and I've found that they do work. That is why it puzzled me that, even after following all the steps religiously, I still failed my driver's license test. This left me very despondent because I expected to pass. Since then I have read your book, Mind Power again and though I am trying hard to stay focused, it's proving very difficult. What should I do? How do I find my way back?
A: There will always be failure in life. You cannot succeed at everything. Mind Power will help you succeed at most things, but not all things. When you fail, move on. "How do I find my way back?" you ask. Don't go back, move on. And, by the way, you're not the first or last to fail their driver's license. My next door neighbour's wife failed the test about a dozen times before I think they were simply sick of seeing her and gave it to her to be rid of her. Not to say this is going to happen to you. In fact, I'm willing to bet you'll pass the test next time around. Don't worry if some things don't work out 100 percent. As long as the overall pattern of your life is working, you have to accept the occasional defeat.
This is to thank you for creating such a treasure, Mind Power. I received it as a Xmas gift and have already read it three times. In addition both my teenage children have expressed a keen desire to read the book and discuss the related concepts. Ever since my youth I have always believed that meditation had a lot more significance in life than merely as a religious practice. In addition I have never been able to find the real answers to GOD despite reading the Koran, the Bible and many other books on every major religion (I was brought up in a very staunch Muslim environment). During one of my moments contemplating my subconscious (as per your book), I had a thought that in fact GOD is within me and all of us through our subconscious, and suddenly I felt extremely elated and joyous that I had found an answer I had been searching for so long. I must admit I am kind of sensitive to this subject because I am convinced that religion is a very subjective issue, and I have always felt that all religions are "right" provided that you can personally and truly relate to it. In addition, there is now a new link in my life between meditating and practicing Mind Power. Have you any comments?
A: What a wonderful realization. While both religion and Mind Power can be practiced independently of each other, they can also work very powerfully together. At the core of many spiritual practices you will find Mind Power principles. Meditation and Mind Power will always go well with one another. Contemplating the subconscious will bring you much wisdom. The subconscious will teach you well. I'm very happy for you.
I attended your Mind Power seminar some time back in South Africa, and have since then practiced the various techniques you taught, and have found they have made a remarkable difference in my life, especially in business. I am involved in commercial real estate. What I would like to know is how does one maintain this optimism at a constant level, as I find it takes a lot of energy to see the good in everything, and is it normal to occasionally feel a bit down?
A: It's not only normal, it's to be expected. You can't be optimistic all the time. Sometimes you'll be depressed, negative; these feelings are okay and normal. Don't feel you have to be up all the time If you're up a whole lot more than you're down, that's great.
Thank you for your book. It has changed my life. I had a spiritual wake-up-call this past Thanksgiving when life as I knew it fell apart. A friend from my past stepped into my life and gave me your book. After realizing that I wasn't a victim, that I actually created my personal hell with my destructive and negative thoughts, I immediately decided that I also had the power to turn things around. I proceeded to visualize what I wanted and actually felt the power of knowing it was coming to fruition. My life turned around overnight. That was January 1st. What a great way to start the new year. Because I now realize the power within, I am full of hope, love and excitement. I am also very frightened at the prospect of the negative thoughts, which enter my mind from time to time again becoming my reality. How can I effectively control my negative thoughts? I practice daily affirmations of peace, love and joy but the negative thoughts continue, with less frequency but nevertheless they're there. Is there a way to tell my subconscious not to accept these negative thoughts as my truth?
A: Whatever your negative thought or greatest fear, allow it to come into your mind without trembling with fear. You don't have to defend yourself frantically with every single negative thought that comes to you. Check the previous monthly topic on Eliminating Negatives. And see the above question from Melbourne, Australia. Your subconscious will pick up the vibrations of your repeated experiences. A positive mind is healthy enough to process negative thoughts as well as positive thoughts. Keep affirming your truth and claim little victories. Welcome to the web site and the Mind Power system.