Reprogramming The Unconscious Mind


So how do we go about reprogramming the unconscious mind? How does the mind get programmed in the first place?

The events in our early years have the greatest influence over us in many cases. If we received powerful ideas which came at a time when we didn’t have the ability to critically analyse what we were being told, we would have accepted the ideas without question.

Many of our most deeply held beliefs come from our parents and our culture. Even our grandparents have brought their heritage into our lives in some way.

Powerful beliefs based on real life experience will have made their way into our subconscious mind. As we grow older, we develop the ability to be critical of new ideas and concepts. This becomes a filter for the subconscious mind. However, we often still carry old, outdated ideas about money, life, work and relationships with us from our childhood.

If our parents struggled financially, for example, there’s a strong change that we developed some negative ideas around money. This can become a belief and hold us back in life when we want to move forwards. If we’ve picked up some negative emotional baggage around finances, you can bet that they will be holding you back from making more money.

But how do we change these ideas, if they are rooted in our subconscious mind, out of view? One answer is to start observing how you talk and think about the subject you are attempting to change in your life. What do you say about money, work and yourself? Your ideas around money will lightly stem from your beliefs around money. If you have a negative belief from your childhood around money, you’re probably creating a blockage. To change this, you can route it out and stop giving it more energy.

Use an affirmation to use in place of your negative belief. For example, if your rhetoric around money is something like “You must work hard for money”, you can replace it for “money comes easily and frequently”. By repeating mantras which are contrary to your old beliefs, you can loosen the effect of your old beliefs and replace them with the new ones.

Think about how often you have repeated to yourself or someone your old view on money or on what you need to do to earn it. Over the years, this becomes a belief which you cling to as if your life depended on it. But what if it was a lie? Creating a new belief will take some time. You need to counteract your old belief by repeating your new affirmation over and over.

You can also use meditation to learn how to quieten your mind. This can have a two fold benefit. Firstly you can notice your inner dialogue much better. By watching your mind, you can see exactly how you continually talk to yourself. This inner dialogue feeds into your subconscious mind and creates the cornerstones of your belief system over time. Listen to what you say closely if you want to change things in your life. Replace limiting beliefs with new, more empowering ones.

Your self image too, is responsible for many of your ideas about what life has to offer you. Self image is a powerful focus for your unconscious mind. It controls how you think about yourself. If you consciously want something, but unconsciously you don’t believe it’s possible, your unconscious belief will prevail.

Or, if you consciously want something but don’t believe you’re worth it, you’ll find ways to sabotage your conscious efforts to prove yourself right. Then, you’ll justify not achieving your desired outcome in some way which agrees with your self image and prevailing mental attitudes.

This is why reprogramming the unconscious mind can be so powerful. Your subconscious mind has a large part to play in your life’s decisions and outcomes. By reprogramming your subconscious mind, you can change things from within far more quickly and easily, than by struggling against a negative belief system and only acting on the ‘outside’ in the physical and conscious world.

Tim Halloran is a stuntman, martial artist and online entrepreneur.

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