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"He Not Busy Being Born is Busy Dying"

Updated on February 10, 2013

A summary by Maria D'Alessandro

You Can Achieve What You Want and Even Attract As Much Money As You Want If Only You Can Come To Understand How Your Subconscious Mind Works and How To Shift Your Paradigms.

Before I begin my discussion, I want to share a passage I found in Stephen R. Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". It's about PARADIGMS.

"Perhaps you are familiar with the musical, Man of La Mancha. It's a beautiful story about a medieval knight who meets a woman of the street, a prostitute. She's being validated in her life-style by all of the people in her life.

But this poet knight sees something else in her, something beautiful and lovely. He also sees her virtue, and he affirms it, over and over again. He gives her a new name - Dulcinea- a new name associated with a new paradigm.

At first, she utterly denies it; her old scripts are overpowering. She writes him off as a wild-eyed fantasizer. But he is persistent. He makes continual deposits of unconditional love and gradually it penetrates her scripting. It goes down into her true nature, her potential, and she starts to respond. Little by little, she begins to change her life-style. She believes it and she acts from her new paradigm, to the initial dismay of everyone else in her life.

Later, when she begins to revert to her old paradigm, he calls her to his deathbed and sings that beautiful song, "The Impossible Dream," looks her in the eyes, and whispers, "Never forget, you're Dulcinea." "


I should imagine from this little story that it is true to say:  "Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is.  Treat a man as he can and should be and he wil become as he can and should be." - Goethe.

Over the last 20 years I have been interested in the amazing workings of the mind. In particular, the way the thoughts in our conscious mind relates to the powerful working of our subconscious mind. Many people don’t seem to appreciate fully the vast potential of the human mind and this is certainly a pity. Although much research and knowledge is available, many people are sceptical and even vehemently reject that we as humans have even the slightest control over our lives and destiny. It’s so much easier I should imagine, to believe that we are just at the mercy of our fate and lot in life. That way, we can always blame someone else, something else or even God for the disappointments and failures in our life. At least this has been my observation.

I am a graduate of the Silva Mind Control Method from way back in the late 80’s when “Alpha” was the word of the day. In recent years, I have been delighted to see that Rhonda Byrne repackaged a lot of what was covered in the Silva course into a simple easy to understand book and video called “The Secret”. It was very well executed in a somewhat documentary type style and the concepts easy to comprehend by people from all walks of life. A successful team of men and women namely authors, ministers, teachers, filmmakers, designers and publishers were brought together to spread the word of The Secret to the world. Some featured in the movie and gave their interpretation of how the Universal Law of Attraction works or how it has worked for them in their lives bringing them health, wealth and happiness.

Of course the only difference I noticed, is that The Secret does not teach anyone how to get to the Alpha level of the mind like Silva does. This is simply derived by relaxation of mind and body through breathing, leading to a meditative state of mind in which one is however, still mentally active and not passive like in some Eastern style meditative states.

In this Alpha state of mind, you are directly communicating with the subconscious part of your brain which when mixed with strong emotions and combined with belief and expectancy, is what makes all your desires manifest in your life through the Law of Attraction. Whilst it is probably not necessary to be in Alpha when reciting affirmations or desires or visualizing favourable desires, it is more effective to work at this level since you are more closely in touch with the subconscious mind which is requiring the programming.  In other words, the judgemental conscious mind is at bay through relaxation and is less likely to be interfer with your programming.


We all possess the personal power we require to succeed in any area of our life within us NOW.

We may just need to learn how to use it effectively and understand it.

Within your subconscious lie infinite wisdom, intelligence, knowledge and power and all that is required to give these development and expression.

If you are open-minded and receptive, your subconscious mind can reveal to you everything you need to know at every moment of time and point of space.

You can receive new thoughts and ideas, make new discoveries and even create new works. The infinite intelligence in your subconscious can give you access to wonderful new kinds of knowledge.

You can also attract the ideal lover, as well as the right business associate or partner.

It can show you how you can earn or attract as much money as you need or want.

Explore the inner world of the subconscious. It contains thought, feeling and

power of light, love, and beauty. Though invisible, its forces are mighty.

Within your subconscious mind you will find the solution for every problem and the cause for every effect. Your subconscious holds all your beliefs - positive and negative. You need to ensure that only positive beliefs exist so that you can cause positive effects in your life. Whatever manifests in your life is a direct reflection of what lies within your subconscious.

Bob Proctor in the videos on this page talks about how we need to shift our paradigms.  Replace our negative thoughts and beliefs with positive thoughts and beliefs through the magic of affirmations which need to be repeated often and daily until they are well and truly instilled in our mind.

The power of the subconscious mind can heal the crippled (as demonstrated by Morris Goodman aka “The Miracle Man” in “The Secret”. In 1981 Morris made headlines when he recovered from horrific injuries after crashing his airplane. He was told he would never walk, speak or function again. Today he travels the world inspiring and uplifting others with his story of recovery from utilizing the only functioning thing he had in hospital: his mind.

The conscious mind is responsive to the 5 senses from which it derives information about the world and it can choose whether it rejects or accepts facts and figures about the world.

The subconscious mind cannot choose what to believe or not.

This is an important fact which can change your life.

Your subconscious mind believes any thought or desire or emotion it is exposed to either good or bad, rightly or wrongly as though existing now. Whatever you tell your subconscious by repetition and whatever you strongly believe and expect to receive with dedicated emotion, it will accept and it will ensure that you get back what you program into it through engaging in the Universal Law of Attraction. Your subconscious will resonate at a certain frequency with each thought you have about your burning desires and will enable your physical body to correspond in like and lead to the effect of attracting to you opportunities, ideas, people and circumstances favourable to the accomplishment of your desires.

Bob Proctor

From Ether to Ink: A discussion by Maria D’Alessandro

Bob Proctor delivers information and knowledge quite well to his audience.  He uses material from Wallace Wattles’ book "The Science of Getting Rich" (1903) extensively, and has studied it since 1961 EVERY DAY. Basically, this is what he derived from it.

· Decide what you want in life.

· Write it on a card in present tense as though you already have it now and carry it with you.

                     For eg. "I am so happy and grateful now that I am healthy"

· Repeat it to yourself as often as you can.

· Mix it with emotion. Let yourself get emotionally involved in your goal to sink it into your  subconscious mind.  It's not enough just to say the words

· Believe and have faith that you can acquire it or do it.

· Expect to get it and be prepared to receive it.

· In the meantime, give it everything you’ve got physically (i.e. proper planning and behaviour).

This has been often "Secret" knowledge passed through generations of privileged and influential people of the day.

"The Secret" by Rhonda Bryne, was a result of her reading Wattles’ book. It worked for her! And she spread it around the world. Countless people worldwide became aware of their potential and are living the life they really want to live!

Napolean Hill devoted 20 years of his life studying 200 of the most successful people of his era in the U. S. A. including Henry Ford, Abraham Lincoln as research for the famous book "Think and Grow Rich".

I hope you enjoyed my little summary and that it was simple enough to comprehend.

Let me know if you have any success with programming some new positive thoughts into your subconscious which improve your life. Some things that people like to change in their life are: giving up smoking, weight loss, gaining more confidence, better health, having more energy, healing an ailment, earning more money, owning a prestigious car, travel and the like.

Here is a sight which you can go to and select from hundreds of affirmations those which best suit your programming needs.

I’ve recorded various affirmations on my I-Phone and I listen to them as I fall asleep. Your mind is still absorbing as you sleep. I also have them pasted on my bedroom wall near my bed, and on the wall where my mirror is and in front of my desk so that I get to look at them regularly and read them over and over daily.

Results should begin to show after 30 days which is the general time it takes to change any habits even new thinking habits!

Good luck and Think Positive!

Maria D’Alessandro


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      poetlorraine 7 years ago

      yep must take the time to inwardly digest

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