Sleeping Giant (IV)

[Continued from Sleeping Giant (I), Sleeping Giant (II) and Sleeping Giant (III).]

In Sleeping Giant (III), I told you a few more stories demonstrating my power. I know the conscious mind (Noisy Little Brother, NLB) is a tough customer and it takes an effort to silence him and all his clever comments. Your self-talk is made up entirely of his cute comments and you know, better than anyone, how negative and depressing THAT is. You know now, don’t you, why I want him silenced..? He won’t let me DO anything for his constant bickering distracts me terribly. I get so fed up of him, I just throw my tools down and give up. Sometimes, I confess I even let him push me around- when I should know better. I am not proud of it, just stating it as it is.

Without further ado then, I’ll show you a little more of MY kind of world. A world in which I am allowed to take the reins of your life- as I ought to. Let me show you what happens when I- your sub-conscious mind- am allowed to be in the driving seat of your life. I will do that by showing you also how NLB can derail even me… and make me obey him and wreak your life. Until you bring me back to my senses and with deliberate purpose snatch away the wheel from him and give it in my hands.

Writer’s Aid Writer

Robert Louis Stevenson, in one of his books Across the Plains, devotes a whole chapter to dreams. He was a vivid dreamer and had the persistent habit of giving specific instructions to his subconscious every night prior to sleep. He would request his subconscious to evolve stories for him while he slept. For example, if Stevenson’s funds were at low ebb, his command to his subconscious would be something like this: “Give me a good thrilling novel which will be marketable and profitable.” His subconscious responded magnificently.

Stevenson says, “These little brownies [the intelligences and powers of his subconscious] can tell me a story piece by piece, like a serial, and keep me, its supposed creator, all the while in total ignorance of where they aim.” And he added: “That part of my work which is done when I am up and about [while he is consciously aware and awake] is by no means necessarily mine, since all goes to show that the brownies have a hand in it even then.”

The Jinx

Mr. Block said that he had been making an annual income of $20,000, but for the past three months all doors seemed to jam tightly. He brought clients up to the point where they were about to sign on the dotted line, and then at the eleventh hour the door closed. He added that perhaps a jinx was following him.

Three months previously Mr Block had become very irritated, annoyed, and resentful toward a dentist who, after he had promised to sign a contract, had withdrawn at the last moment. He began to live in the unconscious fear that other clients would do the same, thereby setting up a history of frustration, hostility, and obstacles. He gradually built up in his mind a belief in obstruction and last minute cancellations until a vicious circle had been established. Mr. Block realized that the trouble was in his mind, and that it was essential to change his mental attitude.

His run of so-called misfortune was broken in the following way: “I realize I am one with the infinite intelligence of my subconscious mind which knows no obstacle, difficulty, or delay. I live in the joyous expectancy of the best. My deeper mind responds to my thoughts. I know that the work of the infinite power of my subconscious cannot be hindered. Infinite intelligence always finishes successfully whatever it begins. Creative wisdom works through me bringing all my plans and purposes to completion. Whatever I start, I bring to a successful conclusion. My aim in life is to give wonderful service, and all those whom I contact are blessed by what I have to offer. All my work comes to full fruition in divine order.” He repeated this prayer every morning before going to call on his customers, and he also prayed each night prior to sleep. In a short time he had established a new habit pattern in his subconscious mind, and he was back in his old accustomed stride as a successful salesman.


The general manager of an organization told me that for three years he feared he would lose his position. He was always imagining failure. The thing he feared did not exist, save as a morbid anxious thought in his own mind. His vivid imagination dramatized the loss of his job until he became nervous and neurotic. Finally he was asked to resign.

Actually, he dismissed himself. His constant negative imagery and fear suggestions to his subconscious mind caused the latter to respond and react accordingly. It caused him to make mistakes and foolish decisions, which resulted in his failure as a general manager. His dismissal would never have happened,. if he had immediately moved to the opposite in his mind.

Beautiful Singer audition

A young singer was invited to give an audition. She had been looking forward to the interview, but on three previous occasions she had failed miserably due to fear of failure. This young lady had a very good voice, but she had been saying to herself, “When the time comes for me to sing, maybe they won’t like me. I will try, but I’m full of fear and anxiety.”  

Her subconscious mind accepted these negative autosuggestions as a request and proceeded to manifest them and bring them into her experience. The cause was an involuntary autosuggestion, i.e., silent fear thoughts emotionalized and subjectified.

She overcame it by the following technique: Three times a day she isolated herself in a room. She sat down comfortably in an armchair, relaxed her body, and closed her eyes. She stilled her mind and body as best she could. Physical inertia favors mental passivity and renders the mind more receptive to suggestion. She counteracted the fear suggestion by saying to herself, “I sing beautifully. I am poised, serene, confident, and calm.” She repeated this statement slowly, quietly, and with feeling from five to ten times at each sitting. She had three such “sittings” every day and one immediately prior to sleep. At the end of a week she was completely poised and confident. When the invitation to audition came, she gave a remarkable, wonderful audition.

Do I need to rub it in..? You can see now I am sure, that NLB is a gloomy, depressed kind of a bird whose world view can at best be called ‘shaded’. Someone less tactful than me (and not his brother), would have said he was covered with the blackest tar there is. Don’t get me wrong, I like him- the crazy lil runt. He is plenty smart. If you ask him to extract a sheep’s brain, he’ll be able to do it. But if you fool yourself into believing that he could also perform brain surgery on a sheep since he ‘knows all about brains’… well… I guess you need your head examined..! Serve you right if a smart alec like our NLB gets hold of your brain…! Oh shoot…! I believe he has a hold on it already, doesn’t he..? Oh you poor thing…!

That’s enough with the stories I believe. It is time to get to the main agenda.

Don’t you want to know why your positive affirmations fail…?


Pics from the internet

Stories rephrased and taken from  The Power of the Subconscious Mind by Dr Joseph Murphy.

Sleeping Giant (IV)

8 thoughts on “Sleeping Giant (IV)”

  1. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. kudos

  2. Dear Dagny,
    It’s just amazing to see how their lives changed with reprogramming their subconscious mind with positive thinking. I believe we could find solutions to any problem facing us if we sit somewhere quiet for at least an hr and try to find out the root cause and where we failed and what steps we shout take to correct them.
    It is tough..takes time and needs lots of effort..and I think that is why many of us just give up and let the NLB take control and reign over us.
    I am a strong believer in meditation and prayers. Praying/chanting repetitive mantras helps a lot to strengthen our mind and ward off negative thoughts, fear and anxiety .
    Thanks Dagny, your SG series could surely be helpful to those seeking psychiatric/hypnotherapy treatment provided they read and fully understand what it says 😀
    Love and regards….always

    1. Bharathi,

      ‘Provided they understand what it says’ is the crux of the issue. I hope the true seekers will find this, and understand it. The rest, to paraphrase Ayn Rand, are no concern of mine. 😀

      When I am in training I tell people that training the subconscious is a simple process but I never said it was easy. Gandhi once said,

      An enterprise once fairly begun, should not be left until all that ought, is won..!

      I too don’t recommend giving up something once begun and making sure that failure is permanent. What say you..?

      Love and hugs always, <3

  3. Dagny!
    “I too don’t recommend giving up something once begun and making sure that failure is permanent. What say you..?”

    What am I to say to that? Hmm…let me think? 😀 …and before I start thinking, may I ask you why do we have to think of failure when we begin a project and make it successful as planned? Gandhi wouldn’t have succeeded in his fight for independence if he thought it would be a waste to fight an empire. He started it with positive attitude and got what he fought for. Right?
    Anyway, whatever we achieve/have achieved, designed and manufactured have to fail eventually..nothing permanent as you say i agree. 🙂
    When the first ironclad ship ‘Gloire’ was built the sailors were jubilantly cheering that it would never sink and float on waters for ever. Then the one who designed and built it said to them I designed and built it to eventually fail. Even the success isn’t permanent..So failure an eventuality I guess. Probably my view on this is skewed and not in line with what you say here 😉 Correct me if I am wrong pls.
    Love and hugs always.

    1. Bharathi,

      I am talking about failure because many people do give up on project they thought was sure fire formula for success. Gandhi surely wouldn’t have got anywhere if he had given up mid-way. The rest of us would do well to emulate him… hence the quote. 🙂

      What you said about ‘Gloire’ was news to me… I didn’t know that. What you are trying to say (I think) is the next step to what I said here. People who go all out to accomplish something, devote years of effort to it and finally win through, have been known to suffer from a profound feeling of emptiness once their goal has been reached. Not because their accomplishment means less to them… but because they no longer have the thrill of the chase… nothing ahead of them to strive for. This is why they say, success is not a destination… it is the journey. Once you reach one milestone, set your sights farther and keep moving to the next one.

      What I said here is the next step to what YOU said in your comment. And on it goes… 😀

      Love and loads of hugs,

      PS: So sorry for this delay in responding to your comment. I have been knee deep in Diwali cleaning up and preparations. Thanks for being such a sweetheart and not writing me a stinker of a mail… which you had every right to do. Hugssssssss..

  4. Dagny,
    “success is not a destination… it is the journey. Once you reach one milestone, set your sights farther and keep moving to the next one.”

    I am in total agreement with you. We grow our potential and become successful and once we have arrived the final destination, we sort of feel that there are still miles to go to achieve more. we are still unfulfilled with what we have achieved . So we start searching for something else to do. The race therefore goes on throughout life! 🙂
    Of course we all want to be successful, have a big house worth half a million dollar, a posh motor, fat bank balance, occasional tour around the world..etc.etc but is that the sole purpose of our life? I don’t think so! 🙁
    I believe the purpose of our life should be helping others around us, our community, physically challenged children and children in orphanages! God willing, if I become very successful in life, I will certainly help these children in any way I can!!

    Ha! 😀 I got into your fried eyes the other day looking for you… No sign of you there either I left a comment on someone else’s “Durga pojo and animal sacrifices” before getting out .
    I thought of sending you a mail, then I change my mind. I knew you were busy with some didn’t want to hassle you. But, I kept visiting ur site since you were gone missing for several days. 🙂
    Love and hugs.always
    Happy Divali to you and all at home

    1. Dear Bharathi,

      I was told you had wandered over to fried eye… and might pleased they were too. 😀 Thank you for helping build my reputation. 😀

      Next time you think of writing me a mail, do it. It beats leaving a note for me on Suls. I didn’t read THAT blessed missive until yesterday..! Mail is far faster… and no chance of it getting lost either.

      Love and hugs to you too…

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