If you want to be able to use your mind to create the life of your dreams. You first need to understand how it works. The human mind is the most powerful machine in the world, but we spend more time learning how to use our gadgets, than we invest in understanding our own minds. You must be able to control your mind, instead of letting your mind control you.
I would highly recommend the following books: They’ve really helped me in my manifesting journey.
- Feeling is the secret by Neville Goddard
- The power of the subconscious mind by Dr Joseph Murphy
- Change your life in 7 days by Paul McKenna
In this post, I’m going to keep it simple, how the mind works and how to reprogram it to get a desired result. However, if you do want to learn more about the mind and what it is capable off, I would recommend lectures by; Dr Joe Dispenza and Dr Bruce Lipton.
The mind has two parts, the conscious mind, and the subconscious mind. The conscious mind is creative, it consists of everything inside our awareness. This is the aspect of our mental processing that we can think and talk about in a rational way. When you are thinking, that is the conscious mind. The subconscious mind is the original mind, this is where all the data from the past is stored, and it is the fastest and most powerful, out of the two minds but it is an habitual mind, it can only play back what it has learnt.
The conscious generates ideas and impresses these ideas on the subconscious, the subconscious receives ideas and gives form and expression to them. The subconscious does not originate ideas but accepts as true those which the conscious mind feels to be true – Neville Goddard.
For the first 7 years of our lives, we live in a lower vibration than consciousness, this state is hypnosis or imagination. That’s why children can play a game in their imagination, and it feels so real to them. In this state, you have easier access to the subconscious mind. Hence why, prior to this age most of our behaviours and beliefs are learnt and programmed into our subconscious mind. 95% of our lives come from the subconscious mind and these programmes. This is the reason why so many people unconsciously sabotage themselves in later life because they are living by beliefs and assumptions that were programmed into them as a child. Most of the time people think they are thinking, whereas in reality, they’re actually remembering, re-living old memories, replaying familiar patterns and behaviours on a loop, and therefore getting the same results over and over again.
The conscious mind is creative and can learn in a variety of ways and gain a lot of knowledge, you can learn forever but that knowledge won’t necessarily change your life. In order, to change your life, you must impress the subconscious mind, the mind that is responsible for 95% of your life.
Chance or accident is not responsible for the things that happen to you, nor is predestined fate the author of your fortune or misfortune. Your subconscious impressions determine the conditions of the world. The subconscious is not concerned with the truth or falsity of your feeling. It always accepts as true that which you feel to be true. Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and feel as true, the subconscious can and must objectify – Neville Goddard.
The subconscious mind learns in two fundamental ways, hypnosis, or repetition (habit).
For the first 7 years of your life you learnt by hypnosis, imagining, and observing the adults in your life. Think of everything you’ve learnt after this age, sports, job, driving, you have probably done it by repetition. Repeating the same thing over and over again, practicing it until it has become a habit. Once, something becomes a habit, it means it has impressed into your subconscious mind enough and now it is a part of your program, therefore you can do it automatically without much thought. When you first learn to drive, everything is done consciously, you have to concentrate, remember to brake, switch gears but after you’ve done it enough times, you don’t even have to think about it anymore, most of it is done on autopilot by the subconscious mind. That is why they say to build a new routine or habit you must persist with something for a minimum of 21 days.
Therefore, if you do want to change anything in your life, you can easily do it by impressing the subconscious mind in one of two ways.
Self-hypnosis (SAT’s & Visualisation) the best time to access the subconscious mind is in a state of complete relaxation (meditation) or prior to sleep or when you first wake up. This is the time when the conscious mind disconnects, once this happens whatever is being imagined or being said, is going straight into the subconscious mind and helping to reprogramme and overwrite the old program that was previously there.
Another way to do it is repetition and habit (affirmations & mental diet) if you keep repeating something even if it is false and you don’t believe it at first. If you repeat it enough times, eventually the mind will start to believe it and accept it as true and through repetition, this new statement will become a habit, feel real and get programmed in the subconscious mind. This new statement will overwrite the old opposing belief. Memory is not set in stone, the more you remember or think about something, the more you start to feel and believe it, the stronger the memory becomes.
Once you’ve put a programme into the subconscious mind, you have no more work to do. The hard work, dedication and discipline is only required at the beginning, once something is in your subconscious mind it will stay there as your dominant belief forever, unless you overwrite it again with another opposing belief. The dominant idea or belief is always accepted by the subconscious mind.
Hence why I say mental diet should always be a lifestyle change because you don’t ever, want to fall back into the old programme, but it does get easier the more you do it.
Remember a mental picture or statement held in the mind, backed by faith and belief, will always manifest.