In a previous post, I made a statement that we underestimate just how powerful we are. Dr. Joseph Murphy in his book the Power of the Subconscious Mind says that the reason there is so much chaos and misery in the world is because people do not understand the interaction of their conscious and subconscious minds.
I promised this week to share how you can begin to tap into your subconscious mind to get the answers YOU need to take that next step amidst any uncertainty you face.
More and more I am realizing this to be true: unless you are totally aligned with who you are and know yourself really well, you will find that life will feel more like you are constantly trudging uphill without ever getting a break.
The certainty with which most people describe plans to achieve x or y is based solely on the fact that it worked for them or others like or closely similar to them. And I suspect that because none of us are completely alike, there will be degrees of success as we move away from the person who founded that particular success formula.
While processes, (depending on who you are) change, principles never do.
If you would really like to tap into your own power you need to remain open and curious. My friend and colleague Dr. Marcia Reynolds says “Curiosity is the most underrated emotion. It is not taught as a positive emotional state, and “being the one who knows” is one of the most commonly praised but bad habits practiced around the world. You need curiosity to succeed at work and in life.”
Don’t just be curious – feel it. Socrates said, “The wisdom begins in wonder.”
Any reprogramming of your subconscious mind starts with you knowing what you want. Most people attempt to make several changes at once in their lives. This approach usually causes overwhelm and rapid burnout. I have found that if you focus on one area and start seeing results, it will spill over and begin to affect other areas of your life. So don’t worry now about chosing one thing or one change to make. I know that our world now is one of myriad choices and options but what you want is positive results for your efforts, not to waste a lot of time going in different directions with no progress. So decide specifically what you wish to achieve.
Now for the next important step: discover what’s holding you back. Vortex Success, masters of subconscious reprogramming share this: “When you choose your main goal, you need to have dialog with yourself and find related subconscious mind obstacles that are part of the whole picture. a man is struggling to make more money, but he can’t make it; something is pushing him back and it happens all the time. He decides to communicate with his subconscious mind, but he must find the reason or reasons that he is being stopped from reaching his goal. This could be subconscious limiting beliefs such as, “Money will make me lose my family time”, or it could be a behavior pattern such as a lack of perseverance and starting new projects over and over again. He must find the cause(s), and accordingly build a communication system with the subconscious mind.
When you are having dialog with yourselves, you must ask yourself:
What is preventing me from getting x? What possible subconscious mind blockages do I hold?
Sometimes you won’t always be able to find the answer yourself, so you will need to get help in order to find it. The help can be a therapist or even close friends who know you the best. You must be willing to be exposed to the answer they give you.
This is the reason why positive affirmations don’t always work because there is something else blocking you and you must find out what this is first, before you can start getting the results you seek.
And finally you must practice any mind-reprogramming right before your regular sleep time.
Vortex Success provides this explanation: about 15 minutes before falling asleep, the mind and body begin to calm down, the muscles loosen up, the breathing becomes more at ease, the heartbeats start to slow down and the whole system gets into a deeper relaxation mode. At this point, the brain produces alpha waves. Researcher’s EEG studies show that in this 15-minute window between wakefulness and sleep, the brain waves slow down and there are between 7-14 electrical waves each second – those are Alpha waves. In this stage, according to research, the subconscious mind’s tunnel is “open” to receive messages.
In my next post I will provide specific methods that you can use to practice conveying messages to your subconscious mind.