The Legacy of Dr. Joseph Murphy

—You were born to be rich. You grow rich by the use of your God-given faculties, by tuning in with the Infinite, and as your mind becomes productive and full of good ideas, your labor will become more productive and will bring you all kinds of material riches.

—There is no virtue whatsoever in poverty, which in actual fact is a mental disease, and it should be abolished from the face of the earth. You are here to find your true place in life, and to give of your talents to the world. You are here to expand and unfold in a wonderful way, according to a God-given potential, and to bring forth spiritual, mental, and material riches, which will bless humanity in countless ways. Learn how to surround yourself always with beauty, and luxury, and realize your inalienable right to live, liberty, freedom and peace of mind.

—It is your Divine right to dramatize, reveal, portray and express the power, elegance, and riches of the Infinite One.

—I have seen miracles happen to men and women in all walks of life all over the world.

Dr. Joseph Murphy

Dr. Murphy teaches simple, scientifically proven techniques of using the mind for improving your life, attracting wealth, healing you and your loved ones, and living a peaceful, productive, and triumphant life.

Your subconscious mind is the seat of the God Presence in you; it enables you to perform true miracles of healing. Dr. Murphy’s books are full of real-life examples as how lung cancer has been cured and optic nerves made whole again, and how you can use the Law of Attraction to increase your financial status and wellbeing.

He also teaches how our subconscious mind can win us friends, peace of mind, and even help us to attract the ideal mate, how our dreams can help us solve problems and make difficult decisions—or warn us of potential disaster.

Murphy saw the subconscious mind as a darkroom within which we develop the images that are to be lived out in real life. While the conscious mind sees an event, takes a picture of it and remembers it, the subconscious mind works backwards, ‘seeing’ something before it happens— because intuition is infallible, it is the only true knowledge.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, first published in 1963
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, first published in 1963

The subconscious mind responds to habit and habitual thinking. Being totally neutral in a moral sense, it is happy to adopt any habit as ‘normal’ without judging it as good or bad. We blithely let negative thoughts drop into the subconscious every minute of our lives, then are surprised when they find expression in day to day experiences and relationships. While there are some things that will happen to us that we had no role in creating, these are in fact rare. Mostly, the bad that happens is in us already, waiting for the light of day.

Understanding your subconscious mind as a photographic mechanism removes the emotion and struggle from changing your life, because if it is simply a matter of replacing existing mental images with new ones, you begin to see the ease with which you may change.

—The law of your mind is the law of belief, Murphy wrote.

What we believe makes us who we are. William James observed that whatever people expect to be true, will be so, irrespective of whether the object of their belief exists in fact. In the West we have made ‘the truth’ our highest value; this motivation, while important, is weak next to the actual power of belief in shaping our lives. Whatever you give your subconscious—false or true, good or evil—it will register as fact.

—If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth (Mark 9:23).

In all the old rituals of ancient times, with their weird mixtures and incantations, it was the power of suggestion and acceptance in the subconscious mind that healed.

Even today, doctors report the power of placebos to produce miraculous recoveries if accompanied by doubt-free instructions that ‘this will do the trick.’ Miracles of healing, Murphy wrote, are simply the body’s obeying of the subconscious mind’s knowledge of ‘perfect health’ when the questioning nature of the normal conscious mind is silenced.

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