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Partner For Life—you And Your Subconscious
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Partner for Life—you And Your Subconscious

How Can Your Subconscious Make Your Life Limitless?

The subconscious has been with you, as your faithful servant, since the beginning of your life. It takes care of all the automatic functions of your body. You breathe, have a heart beat, digest food, eliminate wastes, open your eyes and see, and on and on. It does it without direction, which is not to say that it cannot be directed. Biofeedback illustrates the ability of the subconscious to be controlled. As you, for instance, relax and slow down your breathing, you heartbeat slows down. Even without a machine for you to observe the change, you do it. The heart can act as a biofeedback indicator.

Healers have discovered that a command to the subconscious to eliminate pain or warts or excessive blood flow, etc. results in a correction of the problem. Hypnotists enlist the aid of the subconscious to remove the urge to smoke. NLP practitioners show the subconscious new images that often instantaneously change life-long habits. Other techniques, endless it seems, have been used to change behavior quickly and easily. In fact, it is only when the subconscious is not involved that change is difficult.

Your subconscious is very much a part of you, and you can be particularly grateful for it because it is where your memory is stored so that your conscious mind is not cluttered with the trillions bits of information you have collected over your lifetime. Is it any wonder you cannot instantly remember everyone’s name?

Unfortunately it is like a knowledge-hog and indiscriminately accepts much of what you see or hear (consciously or not) as true. It cannot make judgments on its own. It will, however, take your word for it.

You have heard about all the thoughts that run through your mind everyday, most of which are the same ones you thought yesterday. Since your subconscious does not know the difference between truth and fiction, fact and fantasy, real and imagined, it takes it all in, paying particular attention to the repeater phrases you think about. So convinced is the subconscious that these repeater phrases are important, it will often send them up to remind you of them. For example, you have decided to go on a diet, and one of the techniques is to leave a little something on the plate. Your new intention is to leave something on the plate, but a voice tells you, “Finish everything on your plate,” and before you realize it, you have finished everything on your plate.

Although this is a simple example, it does provide an easy way to remember what is going on inside your mind without being threatened by the seriousness of having what seems like control from the past. Just remember for a moment how many times you heard someone tell you to “Finish everything on your plate!” It may have happened several times a day for years, and it was delivered by an important person in your life, someone who probably was simply loving you and trying to teach you the “right” way to live. It was not a diabolical command; it was simply good advice—then. Now it is inconvenient. But you have learned something about REPETITION.

Happily for all of us, the subconscious can be changed, and repetition plays an important part, as you will see.

Talking to the subconscious is like talking to a loving, responsive child: you need to know what you want (definitely not what you do not want because the subconscious mind does not understand “not, do not, don’t, won’t, can’t.)

Think about how you hope to benefit by the change you want to make.. Will it make you feel healthier, safer, happier, sexier, and richer? Will it make an interview go smoother? Will you spouse be happier? Will you gain more self-confidence?

When the result leads to disappointment, chances are that you did not really reach a definite agreement between conscious you and your subconscious. You may have vacillated, not quite sure that you really wanted what you had planned for. Your confusion is much more confusing to you subconscious than you may realize.

Try again.

Adhere to the following steps and watch what happens. Make no mistake about it: the subconscious wants to give you what you want.

Step one—Set your intention. You want to stop being angry, for instance, when someone cuts you off on the highway. That would imply that you want control of your emotions and that you want to be more relaxed when you are driving; you may even want to enjoy the drive. Consider these and any other ideas that come to mind. Choose one. Say you prefer the idea of enjoying the drive. (If you have to do it anyway, why not enjoy it?) Write out your goal and keep it where you can read it every single day before you start driving.

Step two-- Visualize what it would be like to drive in rush hour without getting stressed. See yourself behind the wheel; see the road full of cars as they normally are. Now imagine singing along with music in the car, relaxed, smiling, and letting other car beat you to the exit. Someone pulls too abruptly in front of you. You put your foot on your brake without any anger. Feel proud of yourself, and congratulate yourself for your good behavior. Do this daily until your stress level allows you to enjoy the drive.

Now Step three—Thank your subconscious every time you congratulate yourself. An attitude of gratitude has never hurt anybody.

Step four—REPETITION. Create a phrase or sentence that you use to describe your achieved behavior (enjoying driving) and say it enthusiastically to your subconscious many times during the day (at least as often as you heard, “Finish everything on your plate.”) You can create an affirmation expressing your desired result. Here’s an example: “Everyday in Everyway my driving is superior.” Or “ I’m the best driver on the road!” or use an afformation, a system of using a question to give the subconscious a positive way to have no doubt that you mean what you say, like “Why is it so easy for me to be comfortable driving?” You don’t have to answer that yourself; you subconscious will seek out the reasons, and you will become at ease while driving.

Or borrow from a famous quotation that has changed many lives with the help of the subconscious, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, he can achieve.”

This is a reminder that, when used often, there are almost no limits to what you and your partner, your subconscious, can do to make your life more fruitful and loving and virtually LIMITLESS..


Street Talk

Thanks for the comment: I can see you speeding toward limitless. You are almost there. It is a powerful image. Keep up the good work.

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks for this very very informative article Lillian.

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  about 6 years ago

You are such a serious student--did you know that? I personally think learning, next to loving, is the most important blessing we have been given. Using both makes life a joy. Stop and think about it. And thanks for including me in your experience.

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  about 6 years ago

Thank you for the education

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks for that, Rick, and for the follow. I would like to write a funny blog, as you suggested elsewhere, but I would have to import all the funny bits from Canada. If I try it, "Stand on the Ready." ;-)

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  about 9 years ago

I really like the first step "Set your intention". So often we just let things happen and think we don't have any control. But when we set our intention we are taking control. This is usually a positive step as well and can be life changing and habit forming.

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  about 9 years ago
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