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[success]The power to move the world is in your subconscious mind. ~ William James[/success]
This a pretty long post, but if you want to know how we absolutely CAN and should be having our dreams come true you’ll be glad you stuck with it.
Why don’t your dreams come true, when the truth about you is that you’re unstoppable. Yes, I do mean you. You are connected to the pure creative consciousness of the universe, you are one with it…no exceptions.
And since the very same power and consciousness that created the universe lives in you, you absolutely can live your ideal life once you grasp that the cause of all lack doesn’t lie in the world around you, but the world within.
You have a source of incredible power within, the same power that causes flowers to bloom and moves the world. How can you not live the life you dream of?
Each and everyone of us has unlimited power at our disposal, and the only reason we’re not leading a life of our choosing is because of our limited awareness of how we can deliberately operate this power.
This is a post about consciousness, and how consciousness creates reality.
I heard from Ava…I’m well educated, well qualified for my job but I keep finding myself working for jerks and have to start over. Why does the same stuff keep happening to me?
And Jeannie… It seems as if I have the same relationship over and over. Everything starts off great then gradually he turns into the biggest jackass and I don’t understand why I didn’t see it coming. Why does the same stuff keep happening to me?
Part one – the why of it all
We need to understand the whys and wherefores of consciousness, because until we understand what gets in the way of our dreams coming true, we won’t begin to consciously operate our most phenomenal power.
We need to create a working relationship with this inner mysterious aspect of ourselves. It’s truly our greatest ally in supporting us in living the life we’ve always dreamed of.
No doubt some things in your life are great and you want to maintain them.
However, some things in your life might stink. Or at the very least you’re not getting what you desire in all areas.
You might even understand why your life stinks. But that doesn’t help much, does it? It still stinks.
What’s going on?
Revisiting the stickman
Remember the stickman…I wrote about him here…and now it’s time to revisit the little fella with the ginormous head.
There’s two parts to our mind, the conscious and subconscious: both part of the same universal stream of consciousness but with different jobs. When these two individual, but connected, aspects of us work together in harmony we will have all the love, joy, happiness, peace and success our little hearts desire.
So how does it all work?
You need harmony
The conscious mind is the part that thinks, that chooses or accepts a thought or idea. It’s truly your thinking mind holding your wishes and desires and goals. It keeps us on track. The conscious mind is designed to review the past, solve problems, make sense out of what’s happening around us.
Our conscious mind allows us to discriminate, to say yay or nay to ideas that don’t serve us.
You can pick up a great self improvement book, for example, and your conscious mind can learn from it. You might be all excited to put these new ideas into practice and have more lovely things in your world.
But things remain the same…even though you understood exactly what the book was telling you. So what’s up?
If our conscious and subconscious minds aren’t on the same page, nothing changes.
You need team work
Most of us think we’re running our lives with our conscious mind, but the truth of the matter is that it’s rarely in charge.
We say what we want out of life. “I want to be healthy, have a great relationship, be successful, run a marathon, live and work abroad”, and having said that we assume we’re running our life from these ideas.
Not so fast. We need to impress these ideas onto our subconscious, the place where all our habits live, and the place where our new habits can create a new reality.
Until our new thoughts are accepted by our subconscious, they’re just great ideas. And unless they’re accepted by the subconscious, our two minds simply aren’t working as a team.
Our subconscious mind keeps on churning out all those old, probably less than wonderful habitual thoughts that continually prove to us that we don’t have what it takes, that living the best and greatest life might work for others but not for us.
Or whatever other beliefs we’ve got that are creating our current reality.
I heard recently that our subconscious is a million times more powerful than our conscious mind. In which case we really do need to get a handle on this little powerhouse.
We’ve seen what happens when our conscious and subconscious aren’t in accord and it certainly isn’t the life of our dreams.
Time to get a little harmony going.
The other side of the team
The subconscious part of us is our habit mind. And it’s pretty much like a DVR, only instead of holding your favourite show it’s holding all the thoughts and ideas and feelings that you’ve accepted as true, as real. Even though some of them might stink and you didn’t even know they were being recorded.
Heck you probably don’t even know what half of them are.
Until. You. Look. At your life.
Changing the programming
Take a good look, because your life experiences are a playback of all that’s been recorded on your subconscious device. And it’ll continue to play the same old stuff over and over for the rest of your life unless you alter the recordings.
If our habit mind (subconscious) is in charge, and it most certainly is, then the question is where did we get those fundamental programmes from which we operate?
Knowing this goes a long way to helping us create new ones. In fact if we’re going to create our very own programmes, not keep running those we’ve inherited from other people, it’s essential we know how it all works.
For the first six years of our life we are just little recording devices and all the things we record head straight to our subconscious and Bob’s your uncle, we’ve acquired our beliefs and attitudes to life.
None of which were chosen by us because we didn’t have our conscious mind operating to help us decide what ideas we were going to entertain and what ideas were heading straight to the dumpster.
At that point in our life, we weren’t even operating our conscious mind at all. We lived in a theta state, a sort of hypnotic trance.
But all those early recordings have now become our fundamental beliefs. And they’re going to consistently get in the way of how we want to live today.
Okay Ava and Jeannie, now you know why you keep getting a jerk for a boss and a jackass for a partner. You’ve been programmed with beliefs that draw those experiences to you. Wanting it to be different can’t change anything…you need some new input on your recording device.
A closer look at programming
An easy way to understand how we’re programmed is to think back and remember our early years at school. We all had to learn the multiplication table. Remember? And now it’s deeply embedded in your subconscious. Some might call it imprinting or impressing the subconscious with information. Repetition is the key here.
We were focused and disciplined, because we had to be…we wanted to please…we didn’t want to be different from our buddies. And even though we had an instructor, we were the ones who had to do it. So it’s not anything new. You’ve done this before.
And if I asked you what seven times seven was, you know the answer straight away. How come? Because we had to repeat the blooming thing countless, boring times. But it worked, didn’t it? Repetition, repetition, repetition.
If I said what’s thirteen times eleven you wouldn’t have such an automatic response, because let’s face it, we stopped at twelve. Well they did at my school.
Too bad they didn’t think about repeating empowering beliefs to us kids.
And too bad that so many of us had disempowering beliefs impressed upon our little subconscious minds before we were even able to discriminate or choose what we wanted to believe.
We haven’t realized all our dreams, because we’re programmed with stuff that’s not in alignment with them.
We are all living in a vast ocean of infinite riches with limitless power and wisdom at our disposal and it’s time to purposefully direct this miracle power of mind. Tune in for some simple bottom line ways to begin the process in the next post.
Meanwhile in the comments below share what subconscious beliefs you have that may be getting in the way of your success, happiness and joy.
As always, thank you for reading, sharing and contributing. I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say on this topic as it’s a really important one!
Encourage one another.