You might have already noticed: the more you start actively improving your life, the more obvious your fears, blocks and limiting beliefs will become!
We all have them: the erroneous beliefs and ideas that have (mostly) been passed onto us from our family, friends or the media. These are ideas that are not empirically true and perhaps even downright harmful. But because we’ve never stopped for long enough to consider them, they’ll continue to rule our world in all sorts of negative ways.
One of the first steps of becoming a Conscious Creator (meaning: consciously going after your desires and creating your own life!) is becoming aware of this inner “thought garbage”.
But once you notice them, then what? How do you start choosing and living through your new helpful beliefs?
For most of us, this is more than a one-time operation! After all, it took a lifetime of programming and repetition to get you where you are. It’s also going to take some time to undo all that damage!
There isn’t only one path to manifesting! Nor is there only one way to start retraining your brain to stop defaulting into fear and limitation.
So today I want to give you a primer on how to get started.
The path to Conscious Creation and manifestation will look a little bit different for everyone! Think of these suggestions as a toolbox: try them out and make a note of what works best for you! The most important thing is that you get started today if possible! So here are the five best methods to do that:
5 Ways To Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind For Success And Happiness
Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind Tip #1:
Simply getting curious and actually noticing your limiting beliefs and fears is a powerful first step! All too often, we’re a prisoner to our thoughts simply because we’ve gone on autopilot. We’ve stopped actively considering whether or not our thoughts and beliefs are true; therefore we’re going to continue to act as if they are without question.
But what if those thoughts aren’t actually true at all? When you slow down and unpack those thoughts, it’s easy to see how untrue and even harmful they are! After you do that, it’s much easier to start actively choosing new thoughts and beliefs to replace them.
The truth is you can live your life any way you want to–and maybe you should try out some thoughts that actually feel good and serve your bigger purposes.
Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind Tip #2:
Okay so meditation isn’t about reprogramming per se. But it is a fantastic tool to help you learn how to observe and control your own mind.
No one’s born with a user manual for their own brain! But meditation comes close. Learning mind control has been one of the most powerful experiences in my life (and hopefully in yours too!).
However, I know meditation is a loaded term for many of you! So please know that there are many ways to meditate but please know that you don’t have to become a monk for it to work properly!
Meditation helps you to see the difference between you and your thoughts. I know all too well how easy it is to let your thoughts run off with you. But they’re not you. You’re actually mostly just experiencing them, like watching a movie in your mind.
However this begs the bigger question: if your thoughts are able to be observed, then who’s doing the observing? It’s this wonderful realization that helps us understand our true nature as a spiritual being having a human experience. It’s a very powerful thing to realize that your thoughts are not you and they definitely do not have to be boss! Play around with this until you get this and you will understand.
Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind Tip #3:
If the goal is to retrain your brain to think healthy shiny brand-new thoughts, then affirmations are a great way to make that happen! They’re actually about much more than just faking it till you make it! They actually help your brain to rewire and fire in brand new ways.
The secret sauce here is of course repetition–which only makes sense! It took a lifetime of repetition to program your subconscious with unhelpful thoughts. It only stands to reason that the same method could also help to change that old programming.
To use affirmations, simply pick a phrase or sentence that you resonate with. As with everything in life, the more of an emotional connection you have to it the better! Then just keep repeating that affirmation to yourself over and over (like a mantra). I love this because you can easily do it while you’re out and about and going through your normal daily routine. (Ease and convenience? Yes please!)
However, I also know there are a lot of people out there who hate affirmations! And that’s totally okay. If this one automatically makes you go ugh then go ahead and concentrate on one of the other methods.
Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind Tip #4:
Hypnosis isn’t just kooky TV-magic-show stuff! It’s real and it’s also one of the most powerful methods for reprogramming our subconscious mind for success.
In practical terms, hypnosis usually doesn’t look that different from a guided meditation. The only difference is that you’re being selective about the soundtrack you’re feeding your brain! When you’re extremely relaxed, your brain is automatically much more susceptible to the power of suggestion. So why not use that tendency for our own purposes?
I’m a fan of using hypnosis when when your brain is the most malleable: right before you go to sleep. When your body is getting ready to go to sleep, your breathing has become deeper and your body is more relaxed. In this state, your body is automatically producing alpha waves.
Listening to a hypnosis meditation during this time is a powerful way to rewire your mind for success! Plus it’s also easy to do: just put on your headphones and press play.
(On that note, very soon I’ll be adding some hypnosis meditations to the site! So stay tuned.)
Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind Tip #5:
Acting As If
Acting as if is another way to anchor in your new beliefs. Again, this is about more than faking it till you make it or simply building confidence. It’s about training your mind (and body) to integrate your new ideas.
One of the biggest barriers we have towards is our own habits! Despite wanting to change things in our life, most of us get up and do/think/say the same things day in and day out. It sounds crazy but even doing something minor (like brushing your teeth using your non-dominant hand) actually makes your brain wire and fire brand new neural connections.
So what happens if you stop waiting until you’re “ready” and just start doing what you know deep down inside that you’re supposed to do?
Acting as if forces you out of your safe little bubble and into the weird new territory of creating a new identity. In the end, we always manifest when our insides match up with what we want! It might feel fake and pointless at first but if you can challenge yourself to do/think/say things from the person you want to be, one day (very soon!) you’re actually going to be that person!
So what do you think? Which reprogramming technique are you going to try out?
I love the idea of consciously rewiring our mind for success and I hope you do to! This is just yet another reminder of how incredibly powerful we are and how much control we have over our own life.
Try out the reprogramming techniques then please come back and let me know how they worked! I’d love to hear your experiences. Good luck and thank you so much for reading!