“These repetitive words and phrases are merely methods of convincing the subconscious mind.”-Claude M. Bristol
Your subconscious mind is 30,000 times more powerful than your conscious mind. To unleash your hidden potential, you have to tap into your subconscious mind power. To have permanent changes in our lives, we must change the thinking of our subconscious mind. In this article I will list some techniques that you can try to easily tap into your subconscious mind power.
The subconscious mind is the store room with an unlimited capacity; all your memories, past experiences, deepest beliefs, everything that has ever happened to you is permanently stored. In simple terms, the subconscious is a part of you that is outside of your conscious awareness, that creates automatic programs to make functioning easier in life, without having to pay attention on everything you are doing.
Subconscious is active all day and night, whether you act upon it or not. controlling all functions of your body like breathing, heart beat and even our nervous system. Neuroscience has recognized that the subconscious controls 95 percent of our lives.
To program your subconscious mind, with the present “conscious” understanding that you’ve gained takes time, because it involves bringing down the old neural pathways and creating new connections in your brain.
The good thing is that the subconscious learns through repetition, that’s how it picked up the negative patterns or bad habits in the first place. By spending time each day affirming your new beliefs/programming or thought pattern, you can effectively change your life and reality.
Change at the subconscious level requires commitment, a strong desire, and an understanding of how the creative process works at the subconscious level.
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Repetitions and Affirmations:
Repetitive thoughts can be quite powerful. When we hear the same thoughts over and over again as we grow up, those thoughts can become the basis for the belief systems we develop and carry with us into our adult lives. The repeated experiences we have throughout our childhood also helps form the foundation for the patterns of behavior we exhibit as adults.
Our challenge therefore is to bypass the conscious Mind to gain direct access to the subconscious Mind. There are three main ways of accomplishing this. The first is to repeat the affirmation, or be exposed to the affirmation so many times that the conscious Mind cannot intercept and reject them all.
Another method is to use affirmations in such a way that the conscious Mind cannot perceive them, and as a result the affirmation goes directly to the subconscious Mind. The third method is to use affirmations at a time when the conscious Mind is less active and the Mind generally is much more receptive. The best time to do affirmations is to repeat them at night before you go to sleep and in the morning when you wake up.
Saying affirmations until you drift off to sleep is very powerful. Not only does it reach the subconscious Mind much more readily, but by taking the affirmation into the sleep state it will continue to influence the subconscious Mind during sleep.
While repeating affirmations can help to convince the subconscious mind to make a change, it is a tedious and time consuming method. Truth is, affirmations simply don’t cover all the bases when it comes to creating change. Affirmations and/or self-suggestions are simply a piece of the puzzle, but they require more pieces to be a truly effective catalyst for change.
First, the subconscious mind must be brought to the forefront of the mind while the conscious mind takes a back seat. This is accomplished through deep relaxation and a focusing of the mind.
Self-Hypnosis then uses techniques to communicate directly with the subconscious mind in a language the subconscious mind understands (direct suggestions, metaphors, visualizations, and feelings/emotions).
If you want to change your programmed behavior, then self-hypnosis is the most effective technique available to create that change.
Visualization is important because the subconscious responds best to imagery and symbols.
Invoking feelings of success in their visualizations and suggestions is also an extremely effective technique. The key is getting the message across effectively to the subconscious mind.
Visualization Is Another Key to Tapping It to Your Subconscious Mind.
Visualization is one of the most popular methods for increasing subconscious mind power. Visualization is similar to autosuggestion in that you’re feeding your subconscious mind with the images which you visualize. However, visualization takes a lot more effort and concentration than autosuggestion because you’re literally using your imagination to create “synthetic experiences” including: smells, sensations, sounds, colors and full images.
To practice visualization, you can start with simple shapes like squares and circles, then move on to picture more complex shapes such as letters, then to words and finally full experiences. For best results, visualize yourself having achieved one of your goals such as owning a specific car or house or being in the kind of relationship you want.
Auto-inquisition is similar to autosuggestion, except you’re asking questions of your subconscious mind instead of feeding it with information. Hypnosis specialists have found that a person’s subconscious mind contains information which a person’s conscious mind might have long forgotten.
Many motivational experts such as Napoleon Hill, Bob Proctor and Deepak Chopra also suggest that the subconscious mind has access to information which a person might have never been exposed to.
This information can be drawn out using Auto-inquisition.
This technique was used by musicians such as Ludwig Beethoven, J.S. Bach and also by inventors like Thomas Edison and Dean Kamen. Thomas Edison practiced Autoinquisition by sitting in his favorite chair and dozing off while holding metal balls in his hand suspended over a metal bowl, all the while focusing on a question about a problem he was trying to solve.
The moment he would start to doze off, his hand would relax and the balls would clang into the metal bowl, waking him up. This allowed Edison to remain suspended between the sleeping and the dreaming state where he would have access to information in his subconscious mind.
The use of subliminal audios or videos is beneficial to the Subconscious mind whether done while asleep or awake. Just as the Conscious mind is listening to the music being played or the video being watched, the Subconscious mind is hearing the hidden information recorded underneath the audio or video. Bear in mind that your Conscious mind could distract this information from registering on the Subconscious mind if this is mostly done while awake.
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When you still your mind using Meditation techniques, you are consciously and unconsciously reprogramming your Mind and that’s why Meditation is very important for this process. There are various techniques that you can apply during meditation which could involve incorporating visualization and imagination as a point of focus for whatever habit you want your Subconscious mind to submit to.
Listening to Classical Music.
Musical therapists have found that listening to the music of artists like Mozart, Bach, Handel and Beethoven can awaken one’s higher brain functions, boost their capacity for intellectual thought and increase their intuition and creative imagination. This phenomenon was named “The Mozart Effect,” a term which was coined by first coined by Alfred A. Tomatis and was made popular by Don Campbell’s book, also called “The Mozart Effect.”
An experiment published in Nature also suggested that listening to classical music, especially the music of Wolfgang Mozart, increased children’s scores on IQ tests. Some agriculturalists have even found that classical music makes plants grow faster and bear more fruit.
Listening to Gamma Waves.
People with very high levels of gamma activity are exceptionally intelligent, compassionate, happy, and have excellent memories and strong self-control. IQ scores of people with high gamma wave activity are correspondingly high.
High gamma activity also corresponds to a state of peak performance. Elite athletes, top-notch musicians and high achievers in all fields produce far more gamma waves than average.
The benefits of the gamma frequency are:
- Increased memory recall, people with high gamma activity have exceptionally vivid and rapid memory recall.
- Increased sensory perception. Senses are heightened when the brain produces gamma waves. Food tastes better; vision and hearing sharpen; sense of smell becomes more powerful; and your brain becomes far more sensitive to all sensory input. This makes for a much richer sensory experience and a better perception of reality.
- Increased focus; but this enhanced focus is not necessarily aimed at one individual object or task. In the gamma state, your brain is able to process all sensory information faster and more fully with greater sensitivity; and combine the whole scenario into a highly memorable experience. People with high gamma activity can recall everything about any memorable event – the food they ate, the music they heard, the conversations, the names of people they met, the air temperature, etc.
- One of the most remarkable properties of the gamma state is the processing speed: the brain is able to process incredible amounts of information very quickly, remember it, and retrieve that memory later.
- People with high gamma activity are naturally happier, calmer and more at peace. This is Nature’s best anti-depressant (people suffering from depression typically have very low gamma activity).
- Gamma waves are present during REM sleep and visualization.
- Compassion comes from a feeling of one-ness with all creation. This is the “feeling of blessings” and ecstasy that accompanies high levels of gamma brainwave activity.
Create a dream board.
Create a pictorial version of the goal that you want to achieve and paste it at a place where you can see everyday. A good place is your study table or at the right hand corner of the windscreen of your car.
Richard Brooke wrote in his book Mach II With Your Hair On Fire that he purchased a mock-up of the cover of SUCCESS Magazine with his picture on the cover and looked at it every day. 9 years later, he was chosen for the cover of SUCCESS Magazine.
As what Earl Nightingale said, “The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.”
Scientists will tell you that this method works because of the R.A.S. (Reticular Activating System) in our brain, which is our antenna or radar that attract things that we focus to us.
Write your goals every night just before you sleep.
You must learn to Influence The Subconscious Mind. Every night, just before you sleep, write down your top 5 goals, 20 times each. Continue to repeat your goals in your mind until you fell asleep.
The reason for this exercise is to dominate your mind with your goals while your subconscious mind is most active. Have you ever experience a light bulb moment when you are bathing? Or suddenly have a solution to a problem just before you sleep?
When you are in alpha brain waves, you are relaxed and calm; your creative juice flow faster; you can recall things better, such as where you left your keys; you can learn things faster; you absorb information faster. More importantly, the best time to reprogram your subconscious mind is when you are in alpha.
Besides alpha brain waves, the other brain waves include beta, theta and delta. When you are in beta, you are conscious and alert. Too much beta frequency can make you feel stress and breathless. When you are in theta, you are in a twilight state. You are not conscious. When you dream in your sleep, you are in theta. When you are in delta, you are sleeping. You are not aware of what’s happening because you are in an unconscious state of mind.
Everyday, your brain state moves from delta (sleeping) to beta (alert) and then from beta back to delta. In between, you will experience alpha and theta. Alpha is the bridge between your conscious and your subconscious mind.
“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” ~ Earl Nightingale