There are a couple of mind hacks that I like to employ to control the subconscious mind. I also like to make use of a few well known sayings by Carl Jung as well as a few Bible scriptures. The importance of controlling the mind has been recognised down the ages its a wonder we still need to ask the question. But the reason we do is because there are far fewer seekers of wisdom and enlightenment than not. Most accept the status quo and in some cases emotional pain without realising there is another way with effort of course..
Mind Hack One
Verse 1 “As you sow, so shall you reap” Galatians 6 v7
Verse 2 “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” Phillipians 4 v8
Verse 1 Is a well known bible verse. It’s general application often refers to a type of behaviour ending in a certain outcome for the recipient. However, it is just as applicable to the mind. If you think of your mind as a field where you plant crops (thoughts, insert verse 2) the outcome will be your harvest. That harvest will be abundance and joy if our crop(thoughts of gladness, love,joy, abundance) have been in alignment with the almighty universe. Otherwise our harvest will be poverty when we are not in alignment!
Notice in verse 2, it instructs us to think of positive things that leave us feeling light hearted and content. It does not tell us to reflect about the worrisome things that might be going on in the world of current events. It does not instruct us to take note of the petty mindedness of man and his ways. The intent is pretty clear. Feed your mind with nutritious positive thoughts and you will reap a good harvest.
I love the inspiring feel good movie and true story (The pursuit of happyness) of Mr Chris Gardners obvious unwavering belief system and power over his subconscious mind given the obstacles he faced.
“This part of my life is called Happyness” C Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness
Surprisingly, even those friends of mine that received religious education in school admit to not knowing these fundamentals. And yet this simple knowledge affects every aspects of our lives. As proof of pudding, have you ever known a deeply negative person to be full of joy? Have you ever known a deeply negative person, bad minded, jealous or critical person to be full of joy? The answer is a resounding NO. It is because we don’t always follow the principles laid out for us.
Think of it as cause and effect. The thought is the cause that created the condition or effect. The condition is our emotion and ultimately our life condition. Do you truly want to be the master of your own destiny? Do you want to master your mind to put you at ease and in peace? It will result in you gaining control over your health and helping to reverse depressive, anxiety ridden states. When you are cognizant of your thoughts and apply the “happy principle” . It will help you to manifest your desires.
This may sound wishy washy to some or just plain fantasy. The truth is that if we are a bit rusty (in the habit of being negative) then more effort is required to break out of the mold. It will be extremely difficult for many to change their mind sets but it starts with simple small steps in the right direction. Then you will achieve lasting change.
Mind Hack Two
Most of us can gain control of our conscious thoughts much more readily than our subconscious thoughts. For example if I asked you to image you were on the beach relishing the warm sunshine on your face. You can conjure up those kind of thoughts and quickly imagine those feelings and emotions. What is more difficult is controlling those subconscious thoughts. The subconscious thoughts are more difficult to control because they are reactive and borne out of habititude. For example if you are in the habit of thinking I will never be able to play the piano well, I am such a loser. Then each time you sit down to practice, you may become jittery, anxious, nervous, despondent at the work that lies ahead. That is your subconscious belief system at work.
The trouble is we do not always know clearly what the story is that we have told ourselves. We get this feeling that comes over us that does not feel positive. It does not feel right. We experience a mental block when we most need to use our faculties.
These are the external bodily symptoms that tell us our subconscious belief system is off. Pay attention to these bodily triggers. Notice when they occur, in what circumstances, when, and where.
This leads me onto another saying this time by Carl Jung
“I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become” Carl Jung
So coming back to our Piano Player that was perhaps unaware of his negative belief system, but he did notice his jittery feeling, he did notice nervousness. The way to reframe the subconscious mind using Carl Jung technique is to change the end of your story. In other words the piano player would just before sitting down and indeed many time before . He might say, “I used to be nervous but these days when I sit down to play, from beginning to end of my piano concert, the audience is now enthralled with every single note that I have played”
Our piano player has reframed his experience and is inserting or reprogramming a new experience into this computer like subconscious of ours.
Flood your mind with positive thoughts, positive surroundings, good music and a can do attitude.
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