Thomas Edison once wrote, “Never go to sleep without making a request to your subconscious.” What in the world did Edison mean? Well, I think I know.

When I was growing up, I had the two most wonderful parents in the world. They were very much alike except for one thing. Daddy was a mathematical genius and Mother was… well, let’s just say Mother did not know very much math! I can still hear in my mind, Mother asking Daddy, “Bud, what is 5 times 6?” I can still hear him say, “Lucille, don’t you even know what 5 times 6 is?” She would quietly answer, “No, Bud, if I knew, I wouldn’t ask you!”

A few minutes or hours later, he would ask her how to spell some word such as “quota” or “studious” or “problematic.” She was a spelling champion and she proudly could brag about her spelling medals from her high school in Hammon, Oklahoma, so she could spell almost any word. Opposites attract, people say, so Mathematician Bud and Speller Lucille were made for each other.

Well, back to what Edison said about asking your subconscious a request before you go to sleep. Our conscious minds work only when they are awake but our subconscious minds work even when they are asleep so they work 24 hours a day. If you ask our subconscious mind a question or make a request to it just before you go to sleep, your subconscious mind will work on it while you are asleep and when you awaken the next morning, it will have your answer for you.

I know this for a fact. My father was an oilman so he had to travel a lot in his job. When he was out of town, I often had trouble doing my algebra homework. I had heard somewhere to ask your subconscious mind what was the answer to your math problems and I did that every time Daddy went out of town. Every time I did that, I awakened with the right answers the next morning so I knew the advice was correct.

Next time you need to know the answer to a problem, pray about it and then ask your subconscious mind to give you the answer when you awaken.

Chances are you will have your answer when you awaken.

Pleasant dreams!

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1 Response Comment

  • MarthaSmithMarch 23, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    I’m so glad to learn about subconsus answers. I will try it tonight. I hear you talk these blogs, and that makes them complete. Thank You Martha


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