The Subconscious Mind (sometimes called the unconscious) houses our beliefs and expectations for every experience we have in this world. From the time we are born (and perhaps even conceived), we are collecting data about the world. By observing the people around us, we learn our limitations, what to fear, how to worry, and if we’re lucky, how to be at peace or even be happy.
I’ve spent a lot of time with children, and I’ve watched how they start to pick up the mannerisms of the people they’ve spent the most time with. They start to speak and act like them. As the saying goes, “we are a product of our environment.”
As our subconscious mind stores all of this information, it helps to shape who we become as we grow older. Many times what we call our personalities are actually our social conditioning steeped so deep into our subconscious minds, we accept it as the core of who we are.
Sometimes when we repeat family patterns even though we consciously do not want to, we are victims to our subconscious minds.
I once worked with a woman who never seemed to be able to maintain a healthy relationship. Every time she was about to fall in love, she would distance herself by finding fault in the man or cheating on him. I soon discovered she grew up with a single mother and grandmother. Not only did they display this same behavior, but they told her repeatedly, “Falling in love only leads to heartbreak.”
So this belief became logged in her subconscious mind, preventing her from establishing a happy & healthy relationship.
Simply put, your subconscious mind controls every aspect of your life.
Columbia University Medical Center recently did a study that found that fleeting images of fearful faces – images that appear and disappear so quickly that they escape conscious awareness – produce unconscious anxiety that can be detected in the brain with the latest neuroimaging machines.
So the scientific community is starting to uncover what mystics have known throughout the ages, our unconscious mind stores emotions and images our conscious mind may not even be aware of.
“How do I know what’s in my subconscious mind?”
That’s easy, start looking at your life. Everything constant in your life is a result of what’s in your subconscious mind.
Is there anything you want to change, but haven’t been able to?
The good news is although your subconscious mind is most susceptible to information during childhood, through persistent repetition of new beliefs, thoughts, and actions, your subconscious mind will accept and tell a new story. Once your subconscious mind has new and beneficial beliefs, creating a new life and breaking free of old patterns becomes effortless and automatic.
Once your subconscious mind believes, “I make money easily and effortlessly.” “I am in a joyous and fulfilling relationship.” “I love my body.” You will no longer have to work so hard in these areas of your life. Your subconscious mind will go to work making this happen for you.
All of your effort and dedication should go toward reprogramming your subconscious mind with new and uplifting beliefs and affirmations. Then, you can focus your energy on living a fulfilling and happy life.
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