“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality” — Earl Nightingale
Let’s first take a moment to consider the fact that your subconscious mind is like a huge memory bank. Its capacity is virtually unlimited and it permanently stores everything that ever happens to you.
It keeps your body regulated at the perfect temperature.
It keeps you breathing consistently.
It keeps your heart beating at a certain rate.
Your entire physical being functions in complete harmony most of the time. Without you consciously thinking about any of it....
So if all of this is going on without you having to consciously make any effort - what else is being absorbed or accepted by this mind? What sort of impact does negative news/drama have on it? What sort of things can become a reality if you feed it the right kind of information?
One of the most important things to understand about the subconscious mind is that it is subjective. It does not think or reason independently. It merely obeys the commands it receives from your conscious mind.
If you tell yourself repeatedly tell yourself things like "I am not good enough" "That's scary" "I have no money" etc. this is the reality that the subconscious mind will accept.
Remember - it does not reason independently - whatever the conscious mind tells the subconscious - it accepts as gospel, as reality, as truth. There is no other way that this brain will function.
SO - what happens if you start to fill your mind with more positive and empowering thoughts/images/visualisation?
"I am in alignment with my desires"
"I have the most wonderful friends who support and encourage me"
"I am an achiever, nothing is too much for me to conquer"
"Money comes & goes easily in my life"
You will steadily notice your reality start to shift.
This shift is a direct impact of a change in self talk. nothing else. nothing more.
You hold a power within your own mind that gives you the capacity and capability to bring into alignment whatever you so please. you just need to harness it.
Below are some starter exercises to help you focus your intention and shift your self talk from defeated or disheartened to optimistic and vibrational.
Your first step in harnessing the power of the subconscious mind is to eliminate the thoughts loaded with negative emotions. You also need to stop the negative self-talk or at least make sure that it is not loaded with emotions.
Your fears often tend to come true, especially when you are very emotional about them. And this is why negative self-talk could produce such harmful effects. Eliminating these negative thoughts, or countering them as soon as possible is very important step towards success.
There is story about the guardian angel that always follows you. When you say to yourself “my life is awful”, it writes down awful life. When you say “my job is boring”, it writes down boring job. And when you say “my body is ugly”, it write down ugly body. And then it goes on and grants you all those wishes, because they are filled with strong emotions (sadness, disappointment, regret, self-loathing). That angel is your subconscious mind.
Stop here and ask yourself: “Do you can afford letting negative self-talk enter your mind?”
One of the best practices in reducing negative self-talk is the counter technique. Every time a negative thought comes to your mind, you counter it with the extreme positive counter-thought. For example if you have an important presentation and you think to your self: “I am going to embarrass myself in front of all those people”, immediately counter it with: “NO! I am going to be so good that the audience will applaud me for five minutes”. The truth will often be somewhere in between
The next step towards achieving your goal is to visualize it. It is based on having faith in the outcome. Not hoping that the desired outcome will be true, but believing that it is already true.
One of the most powerful techniques is visualizing your life when your desire is already fulfilled. Set aside several minutes a day to close your eyes and imagine your life after you have achieved your goal. Make it as vivid as possible:
What are you wearing?
How do you act?
How are you feeling?
What are you saying?
What are you doing?
Last but not least.
You must let go of your attachment to outcomes. You can never plan how exactly your desire will manifest itself. Do not narrow down on the options that you have at the moment but rather adopt an open mind and have faith in the unfolding of your dreams.
In the same way that the subconscious mind can create, it can obstruct itself with destructive thoughts about what is "unrealistic" or "far fetched"
take pleasure in the process - culminating this momentum is as much about learning as it is about receiving!