This is part two of what should really be numerous posts, ‘cos it’s such a vast subject. Maybe we’ll talk about it more at a later date. Meantime, I think we basically covered the reason that our dreams haven’t yet come true: it’s because our subconscious is programmed with stuff that’s not in alignment with them.
We’ve become aware. That’s a good thing.
BUT how about achieving anything?
We think that once we become consciously aware of a problem it’s been solved.
Sadly, our little subconscious recorder has no inkling of this happy event. Choosing and determining what we want is using our conscious mind, and that’s good. Our conscious mind is doing it’s job as the chooser.
Aaah now we can relax, can’t we?
Not so fast. We have to put the implementer to work at the same time…our subconscious…our habit mind.
Talking to yourself about improving life, telling yourself you can do better, you can achieve anything, won’t make much of a difference. Until we rewrite our programming, the habit mind must keep replaying the recording.
How recording really works
The other night I recorded a show I wanted to watch. I programmed it and it played the exact same show back to me. It did it’s job.
Imagine if today I sat in front of the dvr and simply said, okay that was really rubbish, and now I’ve decided I’d like to watch something totally uplifting and inspiring, so would you please play that instead.
What’s likely to happen? You’re right, exactly nothing. The dvr can’t hear me, it’s going to keep on playing that same show unless and until I delete it or override it with some new programming. Same with our habit mind.
We now know we’re only using 5% of our minds consciously and the rest of the time our old and often lousy programming is in charge. We need to change this if we’re to start living the life we’ve dreamed of.
So you wonderful beings, there are plenty of techniques, and courses and personal development books out there that can help you re-programme your habit mind.
I’m not reinventing the wheel, or creating anything new and fabulous here, I’m just sharing four techniques that I’ve used at different times, with pretty good results.
Please don’t overload yourself…it won’t work. Pick one and begin. Pick one that resonates, that feels good to you because for it to have any influence it needs to be something that gets repeated. You might use one technique for a week and another one the next and so on.
All that matters is you being conscious of what you want and getting the support of your greatest ally, your habit mind.
1. Begin with your dreams
So you want to make more money, maybe a heck of a lot more money, or you want to let go of all those extra pounds, or you want to build really great relationships, or live a more enlightened life.
Cool. Let’s get started…because it doesn’t matter what you desire, your subconscious will play back everything once it’s recorded.
Put your dreams first, every single day. Maybe you have a hundred or more desires that haven’t been experienced yet…choose one at the beginning of the day and imagine having it, being it, experiencing it.
Write it down and contemplate the wonder of it. If you can give yourself even five minutes first thing each morning, you’re putting yourself into a wonderful creative state from which the rest of the day can unfold.
Whatever else happens that day, you’ve done something to make your dreams come true before the distractions of the day take over.
Our subconscious is programmed through repetition. Repetition of words, of behaviour, of beliefs, even of moods.
And affirmations are a great way to go.
I know, I know, a lot of people believe they just don’t work. But think about it for a minute, you’re using them all the time. Each time you say to yourself, I can’t do that, I can’t eat that, I can’t have that, I never have enough money. They’re affirmations and they work pretty darn well.
Remember that we’ve learned all kinds of things through repetition. We learned a language through repetition, we learned to dress ourselves. I learned to type when I was at school, my Darling One on the other hand taught himself to type with two fingers. Both techniques are programmed into our subconscious minds, but between you and me, I’m much faster.
If you want to turbo charge your affirmations, and this is definitely something I do, connect them to an emotion.
I use my early morning walks for my affirmations and usually do them for four minutes each, timing them on my phone. It’s a great way for me to create new pathways into my subconscious and I like to use phrases such as I love that I have x, y, z…..or I’m so happy and grateful that I now… You get the picture.
3. Create a recipe
I have a list of my desires written in a book. As many as I could come up with. And then I create my recipe. I write a full description of my desire. Not how I’m going to get it, that’s not my job. Simply the description. Written on separate lines, because each line is an ingredient to make my recipe.
Since we’re on the subject of cars, maybe you want a new car. So you’d create a page in your book:
My New Car
I have an ideal new or like new car.
My car is silver.
My car has a grey interior.
The seats are leather.
My car is an Audi A6.
It has a great speaker system.
It was easily paid for.
You get the picture. Whatever it is you require, write it down. Do this for every desire/dream you have. I open my book at whatever page I want to put my attention on that day and keep it on my desk so I can see it often. You’ll be amazed at how quickly things begin to move. Look for signs of land…signs that things are coming into view.
4. Vision or dream boards
We all know what these are, so I probably don’t have to go into too much detail. Basically get a board onto which you’re going to glue or pin pictures of your desires and then place it somewhere prominent so that you’ll see it often. We usually keep ours in the bathroom so we get to see it frequently.
My Darling One had a board that simply had a picture of a very expensive watch on it and yes, it took a while but he got it!
I used a vision board to live in the vibration of my best and last romance, the love of my life…and here he is, one of the reasons I’m the happiest woman on the planet.
If you want to know more about making a board, just google vision boards…there’s a lot of sites that help.
One more thing…sleep
Sleep is the doorway to the subconscious so we should be very conscious of the thoughts we fall asleep in. I tend to fall asleep in an affirmation confirming how the power that created the universe dwells in me, or how joyful my life is.
Something that feels good, or powerful works for me.
But there are times when I choose something different.
After a holiday in Kauai I fell asleep imagining I lived there, I saw myself on my bed in Kauai and I could hear the gentle rain that often fell in the evening. And yes, we ended up owning a condo there. Sorry, would let you stay there, but we sold it a few years back!
We did the same with the house we currently live in. So if you’d like a new place to live, try falling asleep as though you’re already there. It doesn’t have to be about houses though, fall asleep in anything that you’d like to experience as though it’s happened already.
Keep me posted. I’d love to hear of your successes.
And give yourself a break
Being conscious of the process tends to mean we’ll see ourself repeating a lot of the old habits long after we’ve become aware of them. It isn’t the easiest time in the world, and for some of us we feel like it’s impossible, or too hard for us to do it differently.
Now’s not the time to give up, now’s the time to be kind to yourself.
Give yourself a blooming great pat on the back, you’re seeing the world from an entirely new perspective…you’ve become aware, awake. That’s truly a wonderful thing.
Be patient, be as compassionate with you as you would be with another who was struggling to be free from clinging to old patterns.
Awakening is huge hurdle and your awareness is a signal everything’s about to change. So keep your chin up, you’ll soon find yourself responding in new ways.
Have you used any of these techniques? Do you have some of your own that have made a difference in your life? I would love to hear from you in the comments below.
Encourage one another.