Have you ever felt at odds with yourself? Like you were battling an inner war and the “enemy” is always winning?
Chances are, your subconscious mind and conscious mind weren’t getting along.
There’s a shocking difference between these two different “minds” of ours, with one almost always winning and taking charge. Our conscious mind processes, stores, and handles about 40 bits of data per second. Pretty amazing, huh. On the flip side, our subconscious mind processes, stores, and handles about 40 million bits of data per second! It has been storing and processing information since we were born, or even before. All of that information has a gargantuan effect on how we behave, much more than our conscious mind could ever begin to do.
Which mind do you think is more powerful? Which mind do you need to condition to have the kind of life and health you want? The subconscious, of course!
Since we’ve been storing so much information in our subconscious since the beginning of our existence, we have both negative and positive beliefs. The key to changing negative patterns is to change negative beliefs, especially with the subconscious mind! These negative beliefs keep on influencing your behavior and life experiences, keeping you in a viscous cycle that continually repeats, unless you literally reprogram them.
We act on our thoughts and emotions. Period. So if you want to change anything, your health, your business, your relationships, you first have to change your thinking and emotional state, making your two minds get along!
But how exactly do you do this?
The key is to gain access to your subconscious mind. When you’re awake and alert, you’re not as receptive to new ideas and ways of doing things, especially if most of the “data” in your mind is telling you otherwise.
There are three simple brain hacks to reprogram your subconscious mind:
- Meditation: Meditation helps you get into an altered state of consciousness, which helps you have better access to your subconscious mind. This creates the best environment for changing old, limiting programming. If you’re in an altered state of consciousness, like what meditation does, it allows new ideas to be accepted easier. These meditative states allows positive thinking to take root and it literally bypasses the conscious mind and accesses your subconscious mind.
Music is an important aspect of meditation because it creates more harmony within many different aspects of your physical brain and body, gives you a calming energy, and helps create positive attitude thoughts. Music helps you change your state of consciousness very quickly.
- Positive Spoken Affirmations: After you’re in the altered conscious state during meditation, this is the ideal time to reprogram your negative, limiting beliefs, and replacing them. The subconscious mind will be more receptive. One way to do this is with positive spoken affirmations.
You can either say these affirmations out loud, read them, or better yet, have the affirmations already recorded onto the music. Music lights up and activated many different parts of the brain, helping implant the new conditioning quicker and easier.
- Vivid Visualizations: Just like above, once you’re in that state of relaxed awareness, this is when you’re most receptive for new programming. Another very powerful way to do this is with vivid, and emotional visualization.
Humans (you and me) are motivated and act on emotions. You can spout off as many statistics until you’re blue in the face, but you won’t actually take action unless they feel it. You’ll feel it while meditation with music and creating the most real visualizations possible as you’re meditating. You had to make your subconscious mind believe that what you want has already happened! You’ll start attracting those things into your life because your mind already believes you have it.
There is such power, both for good and bad, with our thoughts and words. If you learn how to control them, pluck out the ones that are not in alignment with who you want to be, and replace them with these simple brain hacks and doing this on a daily basis, you can completely replace those beliefs in only a few short months or weeks.
And once those beliefs are ingrained, it’s there for good!
Now it’s YOUR turn: Have you ever tried to reprogram your subconscious mind using any of these hacks? Share your experience in the comments below.