Your subconscious mind is more powerful than you could ever imagine, it has immense power and controls 97% your life!
Not only does it regulate your Autonomic Nervous System such as heart beat, breathing, organs and glands, but also your life experiences: from the actions that you take each day, to the foods you eat, even the type of job you have and the amount of money you earn.
Every part of your life’s experiences are guided and controlled by your subconscious beliefs and interpretations.
Your subconscious is just like the auto-pilot in an aircraft, and has been programmed to follow a specific course that cannot be changes easily, unless you change the old course directions by replacing them with new ones.
The ‘subconscious’ is the area of your mind that operates below the normal level of waking consciousness.
As you read this document, you are using your conscious mind to understand and interpret the words and sentences. While this is happening, your subconscious mind is working behind the scenes, analyzing, absorbing and rejecting information based on existing ideas and beliefs stored in your mind.
These existing beliefs began to take root while you were still a small child. With every experience, your subconscious mind absorbs all this information like a sponge.
When you were young, you accepted ALL the information you received because you didn’t have any pre-existing beliefs to contradict what was being received.
Now you can understand why this could become a problem later on in life! Whenever someone called you lazy, stupid or worthless or worse, your subconscious mind just filed that information away for later reference.
Messages of dis empowerment and worthlessness based upon your looks, height, education, skin colour or gender could have significant negative effects later on in life, as they form a strong and sold foundation of your beliefs.
As adults, we many times believe, that we can just simply ignore and not think about any of the hurtful or untrue messages we absorbed while young. But this unfortunately is not the case. Because these messages have been stored below the level of our conscious awareness, they are not always easy to detect, except when you find yourself being limited from achieving the dreams and aspirations you have, or from trying to live a balanced and happy life.
Have you ever had a dream to do something really worthwhile in your life, only to find out that you keep sabotaging yourself? Or, maybe you’ve set some really great goals for yourself, only to realise that you don’t follow through on them. It all starts to become a little discouraging.
It’s highly probably that your old programmed messages are now in conflict with your new ideas, plans and dreams.
In a way this is good news, because with a little help in reprogramming your subconscious mind, you can achieve just about anything in life.
It’s very important for you to understand, that the programming of your subconscious mind is still going on today. You will make certain conclusions about your experiences in life, whether through people, the media or exposure to some happening, those messages will be stored in your subconscious for future guidance in your actions.
Imagine for a moment being told that you are useless and will amount to nothing, what kind of message do you think you would store?
Immediately your subconscious would rummage through your memories and look for examples of when you felt useless (like when you tried to skate like the other kids and kept falling and felt so foolish) and then draw a conclusion that you are unworthy and undeserving of success! The message stored would be “I am unworthy and undeserving of success”.
So, let’s see how this belief would work in a real situation: You have just been promoted to sales manager, and your job will be to manage the sales force, set targets, and compile monthly reports on the achievement of sales targets.
But, because the newly appointed position conflicts with your ‘unconscious’ belief that “I am unworthy and undeserving of success” you begin to experience fear, panic and apprehension within because you don’t believe that you are the ‘right’ person for the job.
So, you will either reject the position, or do something to sabotage what could possibly be the chance of a lifetime.
The very same principal happens when you struggle to achieve your goals, or follow a dream that you may have. You will begin to believe that it’s impossible for you to be successful and that it isn’t for you. Now you’ve come to expect failure in all that you do, and guess what? That’s exactly what you get, more of the same!
I’m sure you can recall many situations that are similar to what I’ve just mentioned; this is the result of your subconscious programming. The good news is, the programming of the subconscious is not that difficult if you know how.