HJ: The conscious mind can effectively change the subconscious mind with persistence and as long as one does not fight the very changes they are trying to make. When we try to make changes to our subconscious mind or our belief structure, we are usually doing so in direct opposition to the patterns and programming already instilled there. Therefore our mind is still working from the old programming in a certain sense. We must then overcome this inherent tendency. This is where persistence comes in. If you imagine that the subconscious mind and/or each belief is like a block of stone and you are a sculptor, every day, you chip away at the block of stone in the formation of your new reality/programming/beliefs. After a while, the new statue is created, in stone (permanently), in your subconscious mind. By spending time each day affirming our new beliefs/programming, we can successfully change our lives and our reality.
However, we must also get out of our own way during the practice. We do this by 1) setting aside a set time (5-10 min max) to work on planting the seeds of our new programming/beliefs. This is focused, meditative time where we repeat this new programming/belief/affirmation to ourselves at the deepest level. 2) Once this process is completed, we let go completely of all attachment to outcomes and desired results. We then go about life simply letting it unfold as it may, letting our new programming/beliefs/affirmations filter into our subconscious mind. In this way we do not over analyze the process and unconsciously fight any changes we are trying to make. When we obsess over, doubt, or question the process we are engaged in, we end up neutralizing its effectiveness.
We have also found that certain affirmations are far more powerful than what is typically presented in books or about the internet, but this is the subject of another article. In the meantime, we recommend following your intuitive guidance as you do this work, as this is our method of developing these more powerful affirmations. Practicing these techniques regularly you will find a natural evolution of the new programming/beliefs/affirmations you are using. Follow this, as it is leading you exactly where you need to go.
Controlling Your Subconscious Mind
If you want to change your life and experience the fullness of life, you must change your programming. To change your programming you must control your subconscious mind so you can alter your old limiting beliefs. To do this you have to take certain steps or follow certain procedures that will guarantee you success if done correctly.
As you know, everything vibrates. Thoughts also vibrate. Thoughts are first established in the conscious and analyzed there. Then the thought is passed to the subconscious mind for processing, and to establish and store a belief. Since this is the case, you have the option as to what thoughts go into your conscious and pass through your subconscious.
You have the ability to take your old, limiting beliefs, and replace them with new ones. It simply takes your effort to control what you think or what thoughts you take into your conscious mind. The way to do this would be to take in or absorb new data, data that is conducive to what you need it to be. The data you take in and enter into your conscious mind has to be a new belief that will work in harmony with the universe and vibrate accordingly.
Where can you get this data to replace? It can come from any source you choose. But that source must work in harmony with what you are trying to accomplish. If you read something that has encouraging information or upbuilding data that can help you achieve greatness in your life, obviously this is the data you want to read. Whatever you read, it must not be what you formerly read, or else you are defeating the purpose of reprogramming. The data has to be a new source that is in harmony with what you wish to accomplish in your life. An example would be a book on The Law of Attraction, or a book on meditation, or perhaps a book on how to get what you want in life. It has to be something that is upbuilding and will help you to progress forward to the point where you get what you set out for.
Think of it as being hypnotized and told to act a certain way that is contrary to the way you acted before. When the right command is given, you will respond accordingly. This is the way reprogramming works. You position yourself in a relaxed atmosphere and slowly take in the data you need, for example, through meditation. This will help shut down your conscious mind temporarily and allow your subconscious mind to awaken to be receptive to the information you are about to input into your brain.
Your goal is to allow those upbuilding thoughts to enter into your subconscious mind and let them resonate in there and vibrate to and become a match with the vibrating universe. If everything is in harmony, your new thoughts will be your new beliefs and these beliefs will work for you and not against you. You’ll be able to accomplish more in your life now and in your future, when everything within you works together in harmony and is in perfect alignment with the universe.
These changes will not be easy at first. You may still resort back to your old beliefs. But those old beliefs will be replaced with new beliefs if you pick the right beliefs and meditate so as to have those beliefs go right into your subconscious mind immediately.
When you first replace your old beliefs with new beliefs, you will have to monitor your thoughts and what you read on a daily basis so you don’t accidentally remove what you just replaced. You don’t want to reverse the procedure.
After a while, you will get into the practice of reading and absorbing only what you need to build yourself up and to work in harmony with your new beliefs. You will only take in what you need to support your new beliefs; this way you won’t be working against your new purpose.
Also remember, you must make sure all the thoughts you take in are vibrating to your inner core beliefs. If these new beliefs are in harmony and vibrate to the same frequency as the thoughts you are inputting into your conscious mind, along with the right emotions, and these thoughts go out to the universe, which is also vibrating to the same frequency, you will obtain exactly what it is you thought or wished for.
There is a word of caution here. The subconscious mind can comprehend only what data is fed to it. This was brought out earlier in the ebook. But this is so important, it is worth repeating again. Therefore, if you think bad thoughts or think about something you don’t want, you will get exactly that because you will feed that data into your subconscious mind, which will in turn process it, and attach or vibrate to that part of the universe where the bad thing or what you don’t want is located, and before you know it, you’ll see it manifested right before your eyes. So be careful as to what you think about, for you may just end up getting what you don’t want.
What you may not realize is that every thought you have that the subconscious processes, things you do or get involved in, that are even unconscious, these things have an effect on what is stored in your subconscious mind. Stuff like watching the news on TV, or reading the newspaper, or watching violent TV shows, or anything else that is negative, all have a role in what goes into your subconscious mind. But if you are aware of this, you can take immediate steps to correct it by not allowing all this negative information to enter your subconscious mind.
This is why it is imperative that you focus on just what it is you desire and not what you don’t want. This means you must make sure your subconscious programming is right and works in your favor and not against you. After all, you don’t want to attract what you don’t want, right?
An example of a goal or desire you may have is to gain freedom by obtaining a lot of money. You focus on just what you need to do to gain all this money, not how you will find a lack of money from trying to get rich. The best way to show this is by an example. If you were to say to the universe, “I want a lot of money but I don’t want to go broke doing it," you are telling the universe you don’t want to go broke. You are emphasizing the word broke here and that will go out to the universe and the universe will see you are vibrating the word broke. Therefore, you will become broke and stay broke. This is why you must be careful how you say it. Instead, say something like, “I want $100,000 within six months." This way you aren’t talking about being broke. You are only saying you want $100,000 in six months. The chance of your getting that money will increase proportionally to what you vibrate to.
When you take it upon yourself to attract what you want in life, you must first meditate and visualize whatever it is you want as being there in front of you. Picture it there. Visualize yourself holding it. Put emotion into it. Act as if you already own it. By doing this, all these sensations will go into your subconscious mind and will process your request. The next step will be conclusive. Your subconscious will contact the universe through vibration and when it connects to that same vibrating source, there will be a match. At that time your subconscious mind will be in alignment with the universe and the universe will respond in kind.
When applying the power of the subconscious mind, you must consider this point. It doesn’t matter what your emotional state may be. You must learn to accept whatever thoughts or emotions you may be thinking or experiencing. After you have initially put in your request to the universe, don’t worry about what your present situation is. You are where you are supposed to be. Even if you should have fearful or anxious thoughts come to you, do not resist them. Instead, acknowledge them in your conscious mind. Accept them and you will find they will melt away. It is only through resistance that they will stay and cause you more problems.
At the time you become fully conscious of and can control what you create with your thoughts, and become aware of the power of your subconscious mind to attract what you want, you have mastered your life and will begin to live life the way you were meant to live it, with peace, fulfillment, abundance, and of course, happiness.
If you really are serious about changing your life to make it better, you really have to take steps to change your beliefs. This involves subconscious programming. You can make this easy or hard for yourself. There are tools available you can use that will help make it easier to obtain these goals but you must practice them everyday. In the next chapter you will learn about the various tools available to help you to reprogram your subconscious mind so you can get rid of those old beliefs and replace them with new beliefs that will help you achieve what you are trying to shoot for. This will happen when you have removed all blocks from your mind. The universe is open to you. All you have to do is seek out what you want and ask for it. This all starts with a thought and goes from there.