Subconscious Mind Programming
Every action starts with a thought. This is what guides us and helps us deal with life on its own terms. When we have to make decisions we use our faculty of the brain to think and reason about what we are facing so we can come to some positive conclusion that is most beneficial to ourselves and hopefully to those around us. It doesn’t matter what our station in life may be, we all use the same avenue that allows us to make decisions by what we experience, see or hear. If we think bad thoughts, bad things happen to us. If we think good thoughts, good things happen to us.
This way of thinking we believe comes from our consciousness. It dictates the way we think and reason about what has happened in our life and has a direct influence on the outcome of whatever problem or issue we happen to face. This conscious level controls how we discern our surroundings at any given time. But did you know that the conscious level of the mind is only involved in what we perceive? That’s right. The conscious level only takes in what the eyeballs and ears take in and initially deposit that information. However, the process does not end there, for another step is involved.
There is another level of the brain that has more control over our thoughts than the conscious level does. This is the subconscious. The subconscious is what really processes our thoughts that come into our conscious mind. The subconscious mind takes those thoughts and processes them for us to act on. The final process is delivered to our conscious mind in the form of feedback that we interpret as our thoughts. These thoughts also direct our emotions. As you can see the thought process is very powerful.
When these thoughts come to our conscious mind, they may or may not be in harmony with our programming – programming that was ingrained into us when we were little ones. This is programming we received starting at the day of our birth. And so we may reject some thoughts because of our limited beliefs.
But what exactly is the subconscious mind? You can think of the subconscious mind as something like a computer. When you first purchase a computer you have the hardware that allows it to function the way it was intended. You have the box the CPU is stored in, the monitor, keyboard, mouse, CD or DVD drive, and hard drive. Everything is there and in place. There is one problem, though. Without the operating system that computer is worthless. The operating system is a set of written code, or instructions if you will, that controls all the hardware on your system. As soon as the operating system is installed on your computer, suddenly it works and you can now use it for whatever your purpose was when you turned it on. Plus, you can add more programming to it so it can perform all sorts of different functions besides the basics it came with. When you perform a task, you are doing it without thinking about what the computer is doing. However, the computer is constantly sending electronic signals back and forth just so you can use that software. You are not conscious of it, but it works.
The mind works the same way. You have the conscious mind, which as stated before is our current state of awareness. This is where we receive images and hear sounds that are interpreted as thoughts in our consciousness. If you compare the conscious to the computer, the conscious would be a text editor. You bring it up on your screen and start typing a document. As we type the words on the screen, we are constantly making decisions as to what to say, if the format is right, the spelling is correct, etc. In our brain, our conscious is the decision maker to a degree. It takes in all our input and tells the subconscious when to go to work to process that input. After the subconscious mind does what it needs to do, the conscious mind reacts to the results the subconscious mind produces then decides what to do next and feeds that information to the subconscious for processing.
If you compare the subconscious mind to the computer, it is the operating system. It contains all our memory, habits, beliefs, personality, and more. The subconscious mind also controls the body. It will store information and act on it. The subconscious acts on whatever it is given by using predefined instructions (just as an operating system does) that basically tells it what to do and how to do it. Of course, the body itself is the output of the computer, or the screen. It responds to the programming by doing or reacting to what was intended by the subconscious mind. And what is awesome about this whole endeavor is that it does all this automatically.
Therefore, the mind has two areas or functions – the conscious and subconscious. Without these, we would be just like a computer without the operating system – a box of hardware that does absolutely nothing. This is why conditioning or feeding the subconscious mind the correct input is vital to our existence.
Think about it. If you have a bad experience at some point in your life, your conscious mind will take that in as input and send that input to your subconscious mind for processing. The result is that bad experience will stay locked up in your memory bank for later recall. So when you face that same or similar experience later, the subconscious automatically retrieves the memory so you can feel the same sensations you did previously.
Not everyone knows that there is a non-physical barrier that lies between our conscious and subconscious that works to prevent anything from reaching our subconscious mind that is not in harmony with what our previous programming was. This can be a good thing, for it protects us from any negative thoughts or prevents any unknown or unwanted thoughts from entering into our subconscious mind.
If this area of our brain is designed to prevent unwanted thoughts from entering our subconscious, how did we get programmed in the beginning? Let’s take a look at this to see how this was possible. When we examine programming we find there are three types we go through in life. The first one, genetic, is part of our heritage. It is programming that comes from our genes. This includes how our body functions, our personality, the talents we develop, etc. The second type of programming involves our environment. This is what we learn as we grow up including our name, our sense of who we are and what we are about, how to read and write, how to dress, how to keep ourselves clean, eventually how to drive when we get old enough, how to get along with others around us, and more.
The programming we receive from our environment also includes what we learned from our parents, TV, the movies, our peers, our teachers, what we read, what we are told from others, commercials on TV and the radio, all these signals can be considered subliminal messages. Anything that originates in the environment has to do with this type of programming.
The third type of programming, is one you will normally not hear about or read about, because it is an area of our brain that scientists have kept secret because they are either scared by it, or don’t fully understand it. This third level of programming has to do with what is referred to as mass mind. or “race mind” as certain people call it. Some call it human race consciousness. Some doctors also called it the collective unconscious.
This is the type of programming that we absorb without even knowing it and includes the beliefs and attitudes we have about our family, our country, our culture, our ethnic background, and our socio-economic status in life. The reason this type of programming is rarely discussed in psychiatry or even in medical journals is because we don’t even realize this is programming. We think it is just a way we run our lives and we accept it that way.
We are programmed the same way a computer is programmed. We are fed thoughts just as a computer is fed thoughts, only our programming is done by actual words, while a computer is programmed by machine language or code. This code is in the form of numbers and is done in a logical sequence.
Subconscious programming is not done simply by thoughts that are repeated over and over on a consistent basis. Instead, it involves neurological patterns that occur within our cellular structure. And since our bodies are made up of millions of cells, whatever is in our subconscious mind can affect our health for good or bad. This is why if we are to try to change our lives, we need to do more than change our thoughts, we have to go deeper than that and change our programming.
Changing our programming involves many series of steps and processes that will be discussed. The main point to remember here is that our cellular level has to change if we want our bodies and our lives to change.
There are two ways in which we can reprogram ourselves. The first way is what scientists call the “quantum leap” method. This is when you get a conscious awareness of some extreme event that literally changes your thoughts and attitudes. An example of a change like this could be when someone has been diagnosed with a fatal disease and knows he will die in a certain time, but suddenly a miracle occurs and the person is cured of the disease. The other way to reprogram our minds is through repetition and reinforcement
It is not just a matter of saying a word or phrase over and over again. You must perform some technique that will break that barrier that prevents certain thoughts or signals from gaining entry into the subconscious area. This area is very strong and impermeable. It is like using a hammer on a cement block. If you strike it enough times you will chip away at it; so too with the brain. You have to feed it a lot of continuous thoughts that basically repeat the same words or phrases over and over again.
It is like learning a new skill. Unless you are a genius or extremely intelligent, you have to practice that skill for a time until you have it so ingrained in your mind that it becomes a part of you or becomes second nature, because the repetition has entered your subconscious mind and is now working from there.
If you have ever bought subliminal audio you will find it works because the signals or thoughts do not push into that barrier. Instead the signals go directly into the subconscious and plant themselves there. And as the thoughts are being directed to you, your subconscious mind collects these thoughts and retains them, and locks them away in your memory banks forever.
In the upcoming pages, you will learn techniques that will help you to change your mindset and alter your subconscious programming so that you can change your way of thinking and live life the way you intend. You will become educated on how the human mind works and you will see how much power the human mind has. This will help guide you in the right direction so you’ll have a better understanding as to the proper way to alter your subconscious mind.
Every step in the process may seem intimidating to you at first because you have held your beliefs for so long that any change will seem scary if not downright terrifying. But it is at this time you have to put your blinders on and just go with the process, otherwise you will never see change occur in your life.
Anthony Robbins said it best when he mentioned in one of his audio recordings that people live in a comfort zone. Whether it is good or bad, they live in a zone that they are familiar with. What may seem to us as pain is pleasure to them. If this description fits you, the only way to turn your life around is to be convinced that your pain is not pleasure but pain. This will force you to want change. This can be done with subconscious programming. But the initial stage has to be set and that begins with you. You are the one who has to decide to change. No one else can make that decision for you. It really depends on how badly you want change. If you are tired of living in your pain but want to live in peace, joy, pleasure, and have a good life, you need to alter your thoughts and those altered thoughts will in turn lead you to change which will in the end change your feelings. Your life will actually take on a new meaning and you’ll be grateful you took the step forward.
So if you are ready to take the plunge and begin the life-long process of change, you need to take that first step and that involves your mindset. But before we get into that you must understand the mind itself before you can learn about thoughts and how the mind uses and stores thoughts.