Affirmations, Tapping the Superconscious
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami , 1999-02-28
Today Gurudeva talks about having a positive mental attitude, how you can gain that through affirmations, and tap into your superconscious mind. He also talks about his new book, just printed, Merging with Siva, which is all about "the wonderful you inside of you."
Today at Kauai Aadheenam; February 28th.
We're going to talk today about a positive mental attitude. Without a positive mental attitude, basically, you have nothing. Nothing at all, but negativity, tear-down, depression. A terrible way to live. Whereas, a positive mental attitude is so easy.
What is a mental attitude? An attitude is based on belief. Many people have a poor self image. They look at themselves as being bad. They look at themselves as being lowly. They look at themselves as being ignorant. They look at themselves as - you name it. But even with a poor self-image, you can have a positive mental attitude. Repeat an affirmation. "I can. I will. I am able to perform. I can. I will. I am able to perform." That impresses the subconscious mind and if you do this enough, in five or six days, you will begin to believe it because the subconscious mind absorbs exactly what you say, like a tape recorder or a CD, holds it there and then plays it back to your external mind and you begin to look at yourself differently.
Whatever you think about yourself, you are a pure soul created by God, living on this planet. You have various tools to use - a physical body to live in, an astral body to live in, a mental body to use, emotions to use and intelligence. Superintelligence is the mind of the soul. Now that part of the mind, which we call the superconscious mind, does not think. It observes. It sees into the future. Maybe not into the future of futures but into the future a little bit. Then, you think about what you see. That is the external mind. We call that the conscious mind. Then what you think about is recorded in the subconscious mind. Those are the memory patterns and the reason patterns.
Therefore, know a little bit more about yourself as it is explained in 'Merging with Siva', our new book which is just out. It has just been printed and we have a copy here, airmailed to us from Bookcrafters, the company that printed the book. It is really beautiful. 1,300 pages, it weighs about four pounds. But there is a lesson for every day of the year. A very beautiful lesson. The lesson is about the wonderful you inside of you. Get a copy today. Or order one from your bookstore. It will change your life like nothing that has ever changed your life, that you have run across before. It contains fifty years of my teachings in one book. 'Merging with Siva'.
Aum Namah Sivaya. We'll be back again tomorrow at Cyberspace Ashram. Oh actually, we won't. We're starting a two-day retreat to reflect on what we did and what we are going to do. So, we'll see you again and have darshan together in three days.