The subconscious mind is incredible as it can heal and alter your life in a way that would shock not only you but everyone around you. It's truly where the power of the law of attraction lies.
In this article, I'm going to discuss the immense power of the subconscious mind and the beliefs that you have programmed there. Once you have an understanding of the role your subconscious mind plays, you can begin to change your beliefs and reprogram your life experience.
What is the subconscious mind?
We have two minds. The first one is your conscious mind where your ego lives. This is the mind you are most familiar with because you are aware of it on a daily basis. It's where your thinking goes on, where your ego and its limited knowledge have a loud voice, and where you choose which thoughts you will program your subconscious mind with.
Your subconscious mind is the seat of your consciousness, as one of my favorite authors Neville Goddard explains. This is the part of the mind that is generally unexplored and under-utilized, but is the attracting force behind your every experience in life.
Your beliefs and chronic thoughts live here and once a belief makes it way to your subconscious mind, it becomes your reality.
How does the subconscious mind work?
I liken the subconscious mind to being our connection to our higher selves. Your conscious mind is for deciding what you want to experience and once a thought turns into a belief, it is then downloaded and executed by the subconscious mind.
Your subconscious mind is infinite intelligence. It can figure out any problem, heal any disease and attract any circumstance. It can do what your conscious mind could never do on its own.
Your conscious mind gestates a thought, impregnates your subconscious mind with it, and the subconscious mind then gives birth to the thought. It turns the thought into matter.
How beliefs work with your subconscious mind
Your subconscious mind executes your beliefs. Whatever beliefs you strongly hold or subjects you think about often are sent down to the subconscious mind to be manifested.
Your reality and experiences reflect your beliefs. When you deeply don't believe something, you won't see anything in your reality that would prove otherwise. When you do fully believe something, you can find proof of it everywhere.
Beliefs are extremely powerful and truly determine the quality of our lives. This is where the fun comes in once you realize this phenomena.
You can choose new and improved beliefs that will alter your life in a significant way.
If you have a belief that unsettles you, you can change it. If you have a belief that's holding you back in life, you can begin to purposely think new thoughts until you believe them and your reality will then begin reflecting your new beliefs.
A belief is just a thought you've thought multiple times
A belief is nothing more than a thought you've had so many times that it became "real" to you. That's why affirmations can be so powerful because if you think about them enough times, they begin to become real beliefs to you.
Think of something that comes easily to you. Some people easily find long-lasting relationships, others easily climb the career ladder, and others easily eat whatever they want and don't gain weight.
All of these people have a belief that it's possible for them and therefore it is. They've thought this thought so many times that it became a belief and was sent down to their subconscious mind to be manifested.
A belief is only a thought you continue to think; and when your beliefs match your desires, then your desires must become your reality. - Abraham Hicks
What you perceive, you believe
After you've thought a thought so many times, you begin witnessing proof of it. Your perceptions of the world are uniquely your own–it's not reality to anyone but you.
Everyone has on their own unique pair of glasses through which they see the world. And for that reason, the world is a very different place for each one of us.
Most people believe what their current reality tells them. You see no money in the bank, so you believe you are lacking in abundance. But this is backwards, as the money not being in the bank is only a result of a previous belief or thought pattern. It is actually the past, not the current.
Some of us make a lot of money, some of us can never make enough. Some of us always get stopped at red lights, some of us coast down the roads with ease. Some of us always come across rude people, some of us always have doors held for us.
It all really boils down to how we perceive the world around us, because the world will always morph to meet the perceptions of our subconscious minds, which further cement our beliefs.
What you believe, you expect
When we believe something to be true, we expect it. We may expect for people to deceive us. Or we expect to lose money anytime we finally have some extra cash to spend. Lots of people expect to get a certain disease simply because it runs in their family.
Expecting something with almost complete and unquestioned faith is one of the fastest ways to bring that particular experience into your life, good or bad!
What are you expecting to happen with unquestioned faith, good or bad?
What you expect, you receive
Have you ever heard stories like the super healthy person who ate all organic and exercised daily but got some type of serious illness? Despite this person's best efforts to remain healthy, they had such a deep fear about getting sick (which translated into an intense focus, a unique perception, a true belief to them) that they actually manifested it.
We focus on what we believe, and what we focus on will always expand in our realities. What's so awesome about this is that we have the choice at any time to change our beliefs...to focus on new truths.
What are some beliefs you have that are holding you back? Any that are negative and not beneficial to your well-being? Is there anything in your life that you're having a hard time obtaining? Something that you've never had but feel is out of your "league"?
How to set new beliefs
Think about something you're experiencing in your life right now that you want to change. It could be your health, a relationship with someone, or your financial situation.
I like to take a piece of paper or the worksheet for self-limiting beliefs from the law of attraction bundle and write out every negative thought that comes up about a certain subject until I've exhausted my inner critic. This is how I find my beliefs that I might not consciously always be aware of.
If health is your concern, write down every belief that comes up when you think of your health. Some examples could be "I can't recover from this," "I've always had bad health," "I have a poor immune system," "This is chronic/fatal."
Then write the opposite of every single negative belief on the other side of the paper. New, positive, supportive beliefs. Example responses to the above statements could be something like "My body is ever-changing energy; I can recover from anything," "I've only believed I had bad health, but things are changing for me now," "My immune system is strengthened by my beliefs," and "My body intuitively knows how to balance itself back out."
I look at these daily, usually just once or twice, until I begin to believe them. You may feel like they sound too silly to ever believe at first, but just keep looking at them and see what happens.
Two more reprogramming techniques
Another way to train your subconscious into believing what you want is to quiet your mind before falling asleep. Whatever reality or belief you want your mind to adopt, spend a few minutes visualizing it.
If you want to believe that money is easy to make, imagine a reality in which that is a truth for you. See yourself living more abundantly and feeling abundant. Hear yourself thinking how easy it is to make money.
This is so powerful because right before sleep (and right when you wake up, as well) when you're in that drowsy state, your brain moves down into theta brainwaves, making it very easy to reach the subconscious mind.
I also taped index cards all over my house that had affirmations like "I am abundant" or whatever it was I was wanting to manifest. I'm telling you from experience, even if it feels silly at first and doesn't feel real to you, that's fine–it's just your human ego trying to focus on your current reality. Pay it NO MIND. Keep saying these new beliefs to yourself all throughout the day because they WILL sink into your subconscious mind when the idea is heard and felt enough times.
And once these new beliefs are in your subconscious mind, it's game on! Once your subconscious mind accepts a new belief, through powers not fully understood in this human lifetime, your reality will begin to shift to match these new beliefs that you hold.
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Jessica Dimas is the author of Anything Can Be: A Reference Guide for Applying the Law of Attraction. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram for more inspiration and updates.
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I just love this article. Funny, a few days before the super moon I did just this. I made two columns; old beliefs, new beliefs. Wrote my heart out and then the night of the super moon I burnt the old beliefs...goodbye to the things that no longer serve me. Felt great!!! 🙂 Thank you for your awesome site...so helpful, I just love it. 😀
Thank you Lori! It's crazy how powerful that act is of writing down old beliefs and new beliefs. I love rituals like that, so freeing! I love the way we can literally morph our reality by choosing to believe something different 🙂
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I love the article. I think I have so many beliefs that have made me lag behind for years. Right now I'm heading to my study room, write them down and set the whole rough paper ablaze. I hope to clear my mind and start a new life. Thanks so much for this great inspiration.