How to Take Control of Your Subconscious Mind

To shift your life in a desired direction, you must powerfully shift your subconscious mind toward that goal.

by Michael Corthell

The function of the subconscious part of your mind is to store information for retrieval later. Its job is to make sure that you respond exactly the way you have been programmed. Your subconscious mind works hand in hand with your pre-programmed instincts, the ones you were born with.

Your subconscious mind is subjective. It does not think or reason on its own; it only obeys the commands it receives from your conscious mind. Your conscious mind is the gardener, planting seeds, your subconscious mind is the garden, or fertile soil, and your belief and passion is the sunlight.

Your subconscious mind is working day and night — it does not sleep. Over three quarters of your brain power is devoted to subconscious thinking and it will believe anything you tell it. Sounds dangerous doesn't it? Well, it is, very dangerous, because this area of the mind absolutely believes ANYTHING you choose to tell it, whether it is positive or negative.

Generally speaking if we think bad thoughts, we will attract negative people into our lives and the chances of bad things happening to us increases. If we think good thoughts, good people arrive and good things probably will follow.

''When we have very strong emotions mixed with Faith, coupled with an idea or a goal, the more attached it becomes to our subconscious mind, that attachment will immediately start us along the path to the goal's fulfillment.''

Your conscious mind has no memory (the subconscious does this). Instead, this part of the mind is responsible for identifying information through your 6 basic senses and making decisions based on what is relevant to you

How to program your subconscious mind:

Start with Affirmations. Affirmations: repeating positive thoughts and ideas to ourselves. Make them specific. Be excited emotionally while you are doing it. Make a clear, definitive statements and believe that it is already true. Your subconscious mind takes over and will accept what you say is the truth. You will then begin to change the way you think – about wealth, about yourself, and about the direction of your life.

Visualize your ideas and goals. Seeing, really 'seeing' is a powerful way to train your subconscious mind. Visualization helps you feel and experience something that waits for you in the future. You convince your subconscious that this idea or goal is real. Your subconscious mind is gullible, that is, it can't tell the difference between imagination and reality. And again be very specific about what it is you want.

Start meditating. Meditation is a very powerful training method. Meditation goes above conscious thought, transcends normal thinking. When you are in a meditative state you committing and submitting yourself to an inner peace, keeping distracting thoughts at bay. Some may believe that  meditation is a new age technique, it is not. It is time tested. It works well but as always with anything worthwhile the key to mastery is practice. Meditation helps you to achieve inner calm, meditation will also help you to become more psychologically centered. It will also advance you spiritually, connecting you more completely with God.

Your subconscious mind is a willing and unquestioning servant that works continuously to mold your behavior to fit a pattern consistent with your emotionalized thoughts.

Just remember; your conscious mind commands and your subconscious mind obeys.

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How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

by Leonard Mlodinow

Every aspect of our mental lives plays out in two versions: one conscious, which we are constantly aware of, and the other unconscious, which remains hidden from us. Over the past two decades researchers have developed remarkable new tools for probing the unconscious, or subliminal, workings of the mind. This explosion of research has led to a sea change in our understanding of how the mind affects the way we live. As a result, scientists are becoming increasingly convinced that how we experience the world—our perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment—is largely driven by the mind's subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long believed.

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