Some years ago I went to a seminar…it sounded great.  Six Easy Steps To The Secret of Life…not the exact title but close enough.  Wow, I was hooked.  I like easy; six steps seemed doable and the secret of life…well who wouldn’t want to know what that was.  I was there with bells and whistles.

Two days later I still had questions.  The presenter said that the sub-conscious was the powerhouse behind everything.  Regardless of what my conscious mind had to say on the matter, the sub-conscious was the ruler of the roost.  Okay, I got that.  Now how do I tell my sub-conscious what I want so I have this powerhouse working for me and not against me.  Aah, she said that’s the million dollar question for which I don’t have an answer.  What!  Nooo.  I’d come to learn these secrets and the biggest one of all was beyond my reach.  Aargh.

Fear not,  I hadn’t wasted my two days.  I learned a concept, in different words than I had heard before, and I knew there had to be a technique for accessing this powerhouse within.  If the presenter couldn’t tell me then I’d find out for myself.  It took a little while!


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A few of the things I’ve learned:

1. The sub-conscious is reached through feeling, and repetition.  Believe it is so, and the sub-conscious accepts this feeling as a fact and proceeds to produce it in our outer world.

2.  The sub-conscious is like a fertile garden, only the seeds we plant are thoughts and feelings.  We nurture and feed these through repetition.

3. We can’t be in two minds.  It doesn’t work if we want abundance, but keep thinking of lack and limitation.  Keeping our attention on how great it is to have plenty and how fabulous it feels is the way to go.

4. Evidence doesn’t come first, it will follow. Want success? When will you think thoughts of your success…after you get it?  That’s not the way it works.

5. If someone tells me to be realistic, I tell them I’m not interested.  I’m only interested in learning and practicing how to use and direct the most powerful forces I have.

6. Using imagination regularly and persistently to see and feel that you already have the thing you want is incredibly powerful.  Doing it now and then…not so much.  Consistency matters, even if it’s only five minutes a day.  Better five minutes every day than a whole hour every now and then.

I’ve never been accused of having a green thumb…gardening is not my thing…I like to sit in them if that counts?  But in this instance, I’m willing to seed and harvest and till the soil and re-seed if necessary.  Basically I’m willing to do whatever it takes to become the master gardener of my life.  Plus, its fun.  Life can be a great game once you learn how to play.

Encourage each other.

Love Elle.




Mr. Thomas


Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Im so glad you have this blog. It’s like getting to talk to you everyday. It’s like my soul vitamin.

    • Elle

      And I love having you participating. Thanks Katrina, you are a beautiful reflection of life.

  2. I love the gardening reference! It gave me the image that if my ‘lovely’ thoughts are the plants that will ultimately reflect what I want in the “real” world, then they are what need attention. Just like plants need daily sunshine, water, nutrients from the soil – my thoughts of what I want in life need constant focus and nurturing. My doubts, or thoughts that aren’t in harmony with my desires are like weeds, that if left to their own devices
    can begin to choke those healthy plants.

    I love it! Thanks for another beautiful reminder, Elle. You are an inspiration.

    • Elle

      Thanks for the kind words and I love the reference to weeds choking the healthy plant thoughts. Nicely done Elba.

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