Series 2 - Lesson 4 - Annotation 7
How may one take conscious control of the involuntary functions?
7. One may take conscious control of the involuntary functions of the biological, fleshly body through the conscious phase of mind to the extent of correcting any bad habits or inharmony which may be manifesting. When the Superconscious Mind guides the conscious thinking, it does not in any way interfere with the normal work of the subconscious. This conscious control by the conscious phase of mind, through retraining of the subconscious sphere, is the true way to healing, and much of this work can be done by affirmations. As we come more fully under the dominion of the Superconscious, the conscious phase gains understanding as to how to direct the Inner functions of the body. Under spiritual guidance, the conscious phase of mind can impress the subconscious with new habits.
It is important that we remember that man is a focal point in Universal Mind. Therefore, each of us must seek divine guidance to find the true pattern for bodily operations. When we know our body to be primarily the "temple of God" we can, through the process of denial, erase the imperfect concepts and beliefs held in the subconscious, replacing them through affirmations with the truth about the body.
When something comes to our attention that is not measuring up to the proper standard of living, our business is to make the correction, to take conscious charge of the thought currents and direct them in the way they should go to produce that which is higher and better than the present mode in which they are functioning. This means giving the subconscious better patterns from which to work.
Preceding Entry: Name some of the functions of the body carried on by the subconscious phase of mind.
Following Entry: What does the "heart," as the term is used in the Scriptures, represent?