The conscious mind is a creative mind. The subconscious mind is a programmed mind, a habit mind.
I’d like to go over the nature of how our subconscious mind has been programmed and how this program controls our life, vitality and behavior in the world. First let’s put things into perspective, if you buy a new computer and turn it on the built-in operating system prepares it to work. But if there are no programs in that computer it really can’t do anything.
Let’s compare that to a child. When the brain develops its got an operating system. But there are no programs, so nature created the first seven years of our lives to download behaviors by observing our parents, siblings and our community. In this way a child can learn all the behavioral characteristics necessary to be a functional family member, and in community.
However, since we are downloading the program’s by observing other people, what happens if we download programs from our parents, family, and siblings that are not constructive, that are actually very negative programs that have an adverse effect on our health or life in general?
It turns out science has revealed that during the first seven years of life, our brain is designed to download programs by simply observing other people. It’s a state of hypnosis, which is a characteristic of brain frequency called Theta which is just below Consciousness. The first 7 years of a child’s life is installing the programs, so when Consciousness kicks in at around age 7 it will use theses programs to create the behavior in their relationships, family, community etc…
We now know that about 70% of those programs that we download from other’s are negative, dis-empowering, and even self-sabotaging. Just to be clear, these programs are in the subconscious mind. We also have the conscious mind, which kicks in at the age of 7. That mind is connected to your personal identity, and spirituality, the difference between the two is profound. The conscious mind is the creative mind. The subconscious mind is a programmed mind, a habit mind.
Why is it relevant?
Well, if you’re operating from the conscious mind, then you’re creating your life from wishes, desires and aspirations. However, if your life is under the control of the subconscious mind, it’s just going to play back the programs that you downloaded from other people. Since other people didn’t plan for your wishes and desires the download you’ve got may not allow you to obtain the life you truly desire. So the real question is.
Are we running our lives with the conscious mind? or are we running our lives with the subconscious programs?
Neuroscientist have shown that the conscious mind provides 5% of our conscious activity during the day, using the conscious minds creative wishes and desires. Most of our decisions, actions, emotions and behavior depend on the 95% of the brain activity that is beyond our conscious awareness, which means that 95% of our life comes from the programming in our subconscious mind.
So for 95% of the day were operating from these programs and the vast majority of them are dis-empowering, and Self-sabotaging downloads. We’re not leading a life that takes us towards wishes and desires, were leading a life that manifest the issues that we downloaded from other people, mostly negative. Therefore we struggle through life because you’re not operating from wishes and desires any longer, your operating from the habits you got from other people.
So, this becomes a very profound point because it says that the life that we’re leading, has already been controlled by the download of programs. This is not a new idea. For 400 years the Jesuits have told their followers, give me a child until age 7 and I will show you the man. What they were actually telling people, is if you give me an opportunity to download programs in the first seven years, that will determine the rest of the child’s life.
Now for the most important part. Where you struggle at in life, where you desire a certain outcome, you work hard, put in a lot of effort, sweat and tears to make it happen. But why are you struggling so hard to create those wishes and desires? the answer is simple. The programs that you were downloaded with do not support those ends. So as a result, your behavior is self-sabotaging.
When you are playing subconscious programs, Why are you playing them?
Because the function of your subconscious mind is to store and retrieve data. Its job is to ensure that you respond exactly the way you are programmed. Your subconscious mind makes everything you say and do fit a pattern consistent with your self-concept. The reason this becomes important is that it’s necessary for you to understand these programs, because we can change these programs.
When we change the programs in the subconscious, we rewrite the character of our lives. While the conscious mind is the creative mind, it can learn in any number of ways, reading a self-help book, reading this particular article, or going to a lecture. You can easily download new knowledge into the conscious mind. The significance is the conscious mind is creative and smart. But the issue is that downloading new knowledge into the conscious mind does not change the program in the subconscious.
It’s a different mind and learns in a completely different way. The subconscious mind is the Habit mind and by definition we don’t change habits very easily. So for example, When did you learn to walk? before you were two. It doesn’t matter what age you were at. The majority of us never have to relearn how to walk, and I say well, thank you subconscious mind, because you’ve downloaded the habit of walking and it tries to resist any change to that.
But the same goes for a negative belief, it still tries to resist change. So the issue is this. How can I put programs into the subconscious mind? New ones to replace the ones that are sabotaging me.
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There are only three ways you can rewrite the subconscious mind.
- The first way is through energy psychology. Energy psychology is a relatively new method of therapy that combines Eastern approaches to the mind and body with Western psychology and psychotherapy ideas. Practitioners of energy psychotherapy claim that tapping acupuncture points while thinking about an anxiety-producing event can cure anxiety and phobias.
- How do you get new programs after age seven? repetition. Practice, anything you needed to learn, you had to repeat it, and repeat it, to create a habit. So if you want to change a habit that’s not supporting you, you have to instill a habit that does support you. If you’re not a happy person, you can say every day no matter how unhappy you are, you say to yourself repetitively. I am happy, I am happy. Every day through out the day, you keep saying that. Repetition, habituation will change the program and one day you’ll wake up with your subconscious mind running a, I am happy program.
- Lastly, the most effective way to change subconscious programming is through hypnosis. This is the process that you downloaded programs in the first 7 years of life. This is the mechanism that bypasses the conscious mind and therefore download new behaviors directly into the subconscious mind. For more information, you can read over our programs to find if it’s what may work best for you, because using this process can rewrite your beliefs and radically change the character of your life.