Updated: May 14
Wouldn't it be great if you had a magic Genie who you could ask any powerful question, fall asleep and wake up with the answer? What if you could ask for something you wanted or wanted to be, fall asleep and day by day you notice things are changing for you?
The good news is that we all have this magic Genie at our beck and call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's like the most powerful computer known to man with the capability of processing 40 million bits of data per second and carrying out thousands of tasks simultaneously. We all have access to it and the majority of us barely utilise it. What is it? It's our Subconsciousness Mind.
'What?!' I hear you say. That's right, our Subconscious Mind is so powerful it keeps our heart beating, blood pumping, food digesting and a million other automatic chemical processes happening throughout our body without needing any kind of conscious intervention from us.
The Subconscious Mind is Habitual
When you drive your car from A to B without even thinking about it, whilst holding a conversation with a passenger in your car, it's your Subconscious Mind that drove the car and got you safely to your destination. Any task you perform on auto-pilot is being done by your Subconscious Mind. Another example of this is when you can't remember your password to your computer or phone but as you make the movement with your fingers you get it right. Again, this is because your Subconscious Mind has remembered the repeated behaviour of you entering your password so when you can't consciously recall it, it can.
The Subconscious Mind Files All of Our Experiences
Our Subconscious Mind stores our habitual behaviours and emotional experiences like files on a computer. It has a very long-term memory and from the time we are in our mother's womb it stores all of our experiences and memories ready to pop up when we encounter a situation that relates to an earlier strong memory. These files usually show themselves as emotions and it could be a positive emotion like joy, when we smell something that reminds us of a happy family holiday or a bad emotion like fear when we encounter a dog that reminds us of the dog that bit us when we were a child. The emotion may not even bring the memory to our conscious mind so we sometimes don't know why we are suddenly feeling and reacting in a particular way when we encounter a certain person or situation.
It's in this way that the subconscious mind controls 95% of our lives. It's not only controlling the habitual, automatic actions and processes of our body but it is also controlling our emotions, reinforcing our beliefs and behaviours in ways that we are often not aware of. The most important thing to understand however, is that what we see and experience as our every day reality is entirely related to what has been stored on those files by the Subconscious Mind.
Harness the Power of Your Subconscious Mind
So how can we harness this immense power and get our Subconscious Mind to obey our wishes?
Initially, it doesn't seem possible to do this consciously as, by the time we get to aged 7 our Subconscious Mind is less open to changing the files it's stored during the first 7 years of our life. During the first 7 years we are literally like a blank canvas soaking up everything we hear, see or learn in order to allow us to participate in life. As far as our Subconscious Mind is concerned, these files contain all of your habitual behaviours and responses which represent who you are and who you will always be so change becomes difficult.
When you understand how to make the Subconscious Mind store or replace a file from the past with a new file based on a more promising future, then you can control it and get it to work for you and not against you.
Powerful Brainwave States
A key entry point into your subconscious mind is just before you fall asleep as this is when your brain moves into what’s called an 'Alpha' brainwave state. Alpha is a meditative, hypnotic brainwave state where our subconscious mind is more open to suggestion. In this state, it takes only a few minutes of conscious, mental work to connect with your subconscious mind and start to replace those files.
As you fall asleep take a couple of minutes to do the following mental work:
Start thinking about your goal or your question.
If you have a question
Simply ask it as a powerful 'What?', ' Where?' or 'How?' question eg 'What business idea will bring me abundance and benefit others?', 'How can I best help my child to thrive in life?', let go and fall asleep.
I would generally avoid 'Why?' questions as they tend to have a negative slant to them. For example:
'Why can't I have more money?'
'Why can't I find a soulmate?''
'Why does this always happen to me?'
If you have a goal or want to change a belief
Silently affirm what you want in a positive sentence phrased in the present tense eg 'I am living an abundant life.', 'I am worthy of the best in life.', 'I am fit, healthy and well.'
Feel the strong emotion you would feel if you were living that goal right now.
Powerfully visualise what you want in vivid colour with you in the picture.
Hear what you and others will say now you have achieved your goal.
Touch something in your vision that proves you've achieved your goal.
Give it up to your powerful Subconscious Mind and ask it to bring you this or something better at the right time and to the benefit of all.
Allow yourself to drift off to sleep.
Repeat every night.
Make it a Habit
Your Subconscious Mind doesn't like the unknown or the unpredictable as it's key function is to protect you and it can't do this if it can't predict what's going to happen next. This is why it brings up old emotions like fear or unworthiness during moments of potential change to halt you in your tracks. Although it's reminding you of a past experience in order to protect you, the end result is one of self-sabotage, the status-quo is maintained and it's done its job.
Remember, your Subconscious Mind stores habitual behaviours and beliefs, so repeating the simple goal or question process outlined previously, for just a few nights as you fall asleep with no resistance from your Subconscious Mind or your Conscious Mind will allow you to connect to your inner being, your Source.
Things will begin to change quickly and permanently. Your Subconscious Mind will accept that no harm will come to you because of this new thought, it will accept that you want to do this and so it starts to become comfortable with the potential future change. You are practicing a new reality and with practice the future is no longer unknown as far as your Subconscious Mind is concerned. It becomes familiar with the potential change and sabotaging doubts stop appearing. When this happens you have affected an internal change at a deep level and what changes internally begins to be reflected in your external world.
Look out for clues and small changes in your daily life that let you know that you're on the right track.
if you try this process please comment below to let me know how you got on.
Is a Transformational Life a Coach, Meditation Teacher and Reiki Master/Teacher aiming to open your mind to new possibilities, whilst fully supporting you and gently guiding you towards your goals and personal shifts.
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