How’s your new year going? Have you set your intentions for the upcoming 12 months, energised and excited to reach some goals? I have no resolutions this year, but there’s still a lot of things I would love to accomplish.
Besides working hard and staying focused, there’s another equally as powerful thing we can do to get where we want to be – and that is reprogramming our subconscious mind.
We are working with two different parts of the brain in our everyday life. One of them is the “conscious mind” and the other one is the “subconscious mind”. The conscious mind is the one we use when we are present and focused on the tasks we are doing. For example when we’re learning something, following a new recipe, or are focused on behaving in the best way possible.
The subconscious mind is where all our automatic behaviour comes from. It’s the part of the brain we use when we’re doing things on default, the things we don’t have to think about, that just happens by itself. Things like walking and breathing, but also driving a car and doing our makeup. It’s where we do things out of habit, and we use it 95% of the time!
The thing with the subconscious is that most of the information stored there is learned when we were still a fetus, up until we’re about 6 years old. We pick it up from our parents, closest family and our community. We watch what other people do, and it becomes our way of doing it.
When you’re a child you have no idea what’s right or wrong. You believe everything you’re told and everything you see.
In the subconscious is also where our beliefs are stored – which is often what we take actions based on. Some of the beliefs are positive, while many of them are negative and can lead to self sabotage when we’re trying to change ourselves or reach new goals. Some of the limiting beliefs that are often stored in the subconscious are things like “I’m not good enough”, “there’s not enough money to go around”, “the world is a cruel place”, “people can’t be trusted”, “loosing weight is hard”, “I’m not easy to love”, “nothing comes easy to me” etc.
It doesn’t have to be things that our parents sat us down and told us, but rather things that we’ve heard them say over and over again, or picked up from the way the people closest to us behave in their everyday life.
So, this 24 year old girl is actually making a lot of decisions based on what her not at all critical 1-6 year old self learned.
This article would be a mile long if I was going to go down in detail on this, but what I wanted to tell you today is that meditation is one of the ways we can change our subconscious. Cause changing the things we do automatically is the most powerful way to change our lives.
The subconscious learns by repetition. So another way to change it is to consciously make a new habit. The easies, though, is to use hypnosis or meditation to stop thinking, and thereby get the desired information right into the subconscious.
If you want to learn more about this, and even the science behind it – check out Bruce Lipton and his work. This is a really good lecture by him, where he explains the basics. I will also write a lot more about it in the future, as it really is the foundation of my work.
The video under is my favourite guided meditation when it comes to this. I can tell that it works because it’s almost half an hour long, but it feels like 5 minutes. It’s not because I’m falling a sleep, but because I fall into a hypnosis kind of state where it feels like time just flies by.
The first part is designed to make you relaxed, and get you into the desired state of mind. Then it gives you positive affirmations and statements to replace the not so favourable ones you have stored already.
When all our actions are automatically made on the belief that we are worthy of the best things out there, that the earth is a loving place, that we are powerful and healthy – our goals will be reached so much easier.
Do it every night before sleep, and I bet you’ll soon see yourself changing.
Let me know what you think! xx