7 tips to get your subconscious mind to work for you!
So you've watched the secret, or read about the law of attraction? You hear people talking about manifesting and making their dreams come true. You think, hey if they can do it, so can I! Your biggest desire comes to mind and you set off on the path to bring it into your life. You cut out pictures of your dream car, you put it on your bulletin board and on the bathroom mirror. You start picturing yourself in your new car everyday and the desire becomes stronger. After a month your new car still hasn't arrived. You start wishing harder, more often. You're starting to wonder how your new car is going to come to you. The lottery? A raise at work? You start getting frustrated, feeling a little foolish and maybe even angry. You decide this new age stuff is a bunch of junk and you tear down the pictures from your wall, embarrassed you ever bought into the hype.
I thought the more energy I put into wanting something, the more I thought about how I was going to get it, the more likely I was to bring it into my reality. It didn't work very well. It was frustrating and I would stop trying. Then I picked up a book called The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy and everything changed. I began to understand that my lack of results came from trying to use my conscious mind to manifest, when the power has always been in my subconscious. This changed everything!
What is your subconscious mind?
There are two levels to your mind. The conscious (rational/objective mind) and subconscious (irrational/subjective mind). Your conscious mind deals with the outward world through the five senses. It learns by observing, experience and education. The subconscious mind is cognizant of its environment independent of the five senses. It uses intuition and emotions to navigate. It also looks to the conscious mind for direction. When a thought, becomes a belief, it travels from the conscious mind to the subconscious mind and that's where the magic happens. Whatever you are habitually thinking with your conscious mind, plants seeds in the garden of your subconscious, and the more seeds, the greater the harvest. But what is the most direct way to sow these seeds into your subconscious? Follow the seven tips below!
Tricks to more easily access your subconscious mind.
- Put your conscious mind to sleep.
While the most direct way of quieting your conscious mind may be through hypnosis or meditation, the easiest way is to be in a sleepy, drowsy state. Right before bed or soon after waking is often the best time to get direct access to the subconscious mind. The conscious mind is often least active during this state but the subconscious mind doesn't rest, it is responsible for your heart beating, your breathing and all other bodily function you need not think about in order to live.
- Remain calm.
Do not fall into the trap of thinking force will amplify your results. With the hustle mentality of today's world, this can be a challenge. Focus on your breath, remain in a relaxed state while you think about your desire.
- You must believe it.
You have to believe what you're asking for CAN and WILL come to you. This is part of the reason your conscious, reasoning mind must be as inactive as possible. You must not doubt that you can have what you want. This will become easier the more you are able to manifest and create.
- Feel the feeling of already having what you desire.
Visualize it. Play a mental movie in your head where you have what it is you want. Feel whatever feelings you believe you will achieve once you have your desire. You want to achieve the frequency of already having what you want, not the frequency of wanting it because then all you will attract is more wanting of it. Like attracts like in the world of attraction. If you are not a visual person, a short phrase that you can easily remember and repeat helps, but you must remember tip number three, you must be in a state of believing it. If your desire is to have a slender body but saying "I have a slender body" feels like a lie, start with smaller statements that you can believe and work your way up to your ultimate wish. "I have a body." "My body keeps me going." "My body is special."...
- Do not concern yourself with the how.
You don't need to worry about how you will get to where you want. This will turn your energy to the frequency of still wanting or needing, which will not be a match to your desire. Turn the "how" over to the universe. You will often receive what your looking for in unexpected ways. Remain open to all possibilities.
- Do not concern yourself with the when.
Let go of time. Trust that your desire will come to you at the perfect time. A week, a month, a year? Be patient. Let the universe decide the perfect time, it has it's reasons. The perfect state for manifesting is one were you actually achieve the frequency of what you desire so intensely that the actual physical achieving of it is just a bonus. What you are actually after is the emotions you will feel when you have the new car, slimmer body or peace of mind. If you achieve this emotional state, the universe will have no choice but to bring it into your life.
- Repeat until you bring forth the physical manifestation of what you have already emotionally manifested.
If you are still concerned with the 'when' I personally have found two other steps that speed up my manifesting. Alignment and gratitude. Getting into alignment as often as possible and also being grateful for all the wonderful things I already have in life. This increases my vibration and has made my life more magical. If you're interested in hearing about how I get into alignment throughout my day let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for reading and may you create something magical today!