You try, you want, you desire, you meditate…..and yet it seems as if you’re stuck, going nowhere fast. Could it be your subconscious mind is being sabotaged by thoughts and feelings of which you’re not even aware? The subconscious mind has accumulated years of habitual programming that goes on without you even consciously thinking about it. Memories of negative experiences program you to identify with negative “self beliefs” such as I’m inadequate, I’m worthless, I’m defective, I’m unattractive, I’m a loser, I’m a failure. Those types of negative beliefs behave like “set points” that trigger automatic self destructive actions and thoughts that inevitably become self-fulfilling prophecies. So, we’ve been told that if we practice positive affirmations, we will attract positive results through the law of attraction. Although, this is correct, if our affirmations are only rattling around in our conscious minds, what does that say of what is happening in the subconscious? Your subconscious mind may be limiting and sabotaging you in ways that you do not even realize.
How Can You Overcome Sabotage of the Subconscious Mind?
Through practices such as meditation, yoga, or hypnosis, you will learn to develop mindfulness and an ability to live your life consciously. With these practices, you will learn to observe events happening in your life consciously instead of them happening “to” you without your awareness. You will begin to act consciously, instead of reacting unconsciously. What you used to automatically respond to without thought, you’ll begin to notice as a negative or positive trigger of response. Those negative triggers can then be dealt with, and old responses can be transformed into new thoughts and ideas. Those limiting beliefs can be transformed into new, positive ideals, which can then be incorporated into your meditations or self-hypnosis (which will be covered in another post). The positive affirmations which were originally only found in the conscious mind can now be transformed into new and positive subconscious thoughts and feelings.
Remember to always keep your thoughts and feelings in your awareness and abolish anything negative that creeps in before it becomes something that encourages any sort if sabotage of your subconscious mind.