The Magic of Believing: The Power of Thought (from Inspirational Books – Part Two)

Article Title: The Magic of Believing: The Power of Thought (from Inspirational Books – Part Two)
Submitted by Craig Lock
Category (key words): Self Help, Personal Growth, Communication, Mind Power, Success Skills, Empowerment, Positive Psychology.
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Obsessive or WHAT!

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(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig)

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




Submitter’s Note: 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!

This article (in point form) is based on an excellent motivational,
up-lifting and inspiring book ‘THE MAGIC OF BELIEVING’ by 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.
Powerful forces locked in your mind can turn desire into reality!
Learn to release them in this extraordinary book.
Perhaps this works like an electrical vibration
that sets the
law of attraction into operation.
The belief changes the tempo of the mind or thought frequency. Like a huge magnet, it draws the subconscious forces into play, changing your whole
aura and affecting everything about you…and often people and subjects at great distances. It then brings startling results – results you never dreamed possible.
There are countless references to the principle in the Bible.

What is the Subconscious Mind?
The best results in life are obtained by close harmony between the conscious and subconscious minds. The desire for success needs to be present in the conscious mind.

It works even when you are relaxing or sleeping. You wake up with the problem solved whilst sleeping. The judgement of the subconscious mind, which represents inherited instincts and the accumulation of experience is virtually infallible.

Just as the conscious mind is the source of thought, so the subconscious is the source of power. It’s a memory vault and gives a person strength, courage and faith in themselves. It’s a powerful sending and receiving station. A link with the spiritual world – past, present and future. In brief, the subconscious mind embodies the feeling and wisdom of the past, the awareness and knowledge of the present and the thought and vision of the future. It perceives by intuition; thus warning us of approaching danger.

“The subconscious mind will not take the trouble to work for those who do not believe in it.” Make it serve you;
SEE yourself as already successful. Continue to believe in the power and
wisdom of the subconscious mind.

Then when you look back, you will see how the things you were called upon to do all formed a logical line of events, the last of which was your final arriving – the reward of your sincerest hopes and desires – your own triumphant personal success.

It’s the act of believing that is the starting force or generating power that leads to successful accomplishment.

The power of auto-suggestion. Once a belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
Man’s mind becomes grooved to a certain pattern (like Germany and Japan before WWII). The power of repeated suggestion
is even mentioned even in the Bible (Genesis 30: 36-43).

The indomitable human spirit.

William James, father of modern psychology in America, declared that often our faith(belief) in advance of a doubtful undertaking is the only thing that can assure its successful occasion.
“Success or failure in business is caused more by mental attitudes even than by mental capacities.”

As we think and believe, so we are.”
King Soloman: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
– the Bible

The subconscious mind always brings to reality what it is led to believe.
Visualise – “hold the picture” in your head.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
– the Bible

One just has to believe; this works through intensified thought or mental picture making. “I realised a long time ago that a belief, which does not spring from a conviction in the emotions is no belief at all.”
– Evelyn Scott, American author (1893-1963).

“We influence events by very great desires.”

Our thoughts determine our carriage (posture).

Shakespeare: “Assume a virtue, if you have it not.”
Dr Emil Coue, French doctor declared that
imagination was a much stronger force than will-power. When in conflict, the imagination always wins.

Charles Fourier, the French philosopher of more than a century and a half ago once declared that “the future of the world would grow out of the brain of man – shaped, controlled and directed by the desires and passions by which men are moved”.

There are comparatively few men with great desires – most people are content to fill tiny niches in their lives.

DESIRE is the motivating force of life itself – the keener, the more urgent the desire, the sooner its communication.
Two opposing thoughts (as a positive and a negative) cannot fill the same space at the same time in the human mind.
The subconscious mind will respond to the vibrations of the thoughts that are strongest in you.

Close the door on yesterday, as we live TODAY. Give your audience the BEST that is in you (my writing aim). There is a theory that the subconscious mind controls our age. It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles. Repetition of thoughts – the “tip tapping” impresses it on your subconscious mind and on the mind (sub) of others.
SNIOP = “don’t be susceptible to the negative influences of other people.”

To end off, a few thoughts in summary…

Whatever we fix our thoughts upon or steadily focus our imagination upon, that is what we attract.
Everything starts with THOUGHT – the source (rich) of ideas.
Then we need to ACT upon them.
Because “
faith without action is dead.”

Firmly believe in the power of believing, work hard with passion, be patient and see “impossibilities become possibilities, the stair-case to your wildest dreams“.

You CAN… if you think you CAN!

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

William James wrote, “The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to
change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”

Faith is the pillar of strength that allows man to achieve the impossible, reach the unattainable and solve the unfathomable.”

“God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into the world with a different collection of life circumstances that often severely challenge us, things that give us joy and in expressing our talents allow us to bless the people, the world around us.”
– craig

About the submitter:
Craig believes in (and loves) sharing information, insights and ‘principles’ to help and especially encourage people to make the most of their minds along life’s magical journey … and that brings him the greatest joy.

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including ‘The Winning Mind’ * * and his various other books on sport and Formula 1) are available at: and

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – mine!

(enough of that negativity, cut it out right NOW and start really believing, now “chappie”!)

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”
– Chinese proverb

“A book is small enough to hold in your hand; but when you read it, the walls fall away and you’re in a room as big as the world.”

“A book, like a dog, is man’s best friend, but inside it’s too dark to read.”

– Woody Allen (I “tink”)

“Together, one mind, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, uplift, encourage … and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

End of Part Two (Part Three to follow)

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  5. craiglock Says:



    Many more comments and messages.. together with hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at


    …true!) …obsessive or WHAT!

    Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.

    So sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), Also sorry have had to close off comments on all of my blogs except one or two. Thanks for the understanding.

    * “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

    ~ Franz Kafka

    I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”

    Enjoy these thoughts (as a token of appreciation)…

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”

    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a

    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”

    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…

    and you may even hit the stars.”

    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

    – Leonardo da Vinci

    When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”

    – as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts

    “The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”

    – c



    “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

    from and

    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,

    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,

    or Beethoven composed music, or

    Shakespeare wrote poetry.

    He should sweep streets so well

    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,

    here lived a great street sweeper

    who did his job well.”

    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.



    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

    The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at’’


    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –


    Don’t worry about the world ending today…

    as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

    ”Since I can never see your face,

    And never shake you by the hand,

    I send my soul through time and space

    To greet you. You will understand.”

    – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)


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