“There are deeper levels to the Law of Attraction. What you attract into your life is not based on what you consciously think about. What you attract into your life is based on what you unconsciously believe.” Dr. Joe Vitale
All of us would like to make changes in our lives, such as feeling happier, having more meaning and joy on a daily basis, having more financial abundance, losing weight, having better relationships, starting a new career, or taking up a new hobby. But actually making those changes can often be the hard part. Why is that?
The difficulty lies in the fact that our minds are made up of two parts. One part is responsible for rational, conscious thought and processes ideas sequentially, using language. The other part is emotional and processes ideas simultaneously, using pictures.
The emotional, subconscious mind is far more powerful than the rational, conscious mind. It is capable of processing more information, controls approximately 95 percent of the thoughts you think and the actions you take each day, and is motivated by the pull of pleasurable rewards and the push of negative emotions.
“If you think of the emotional mind as an elephant and the rational mind as the rider, you can understand the challenge of change. The rider can control the elephant, as long as the elephant doesn’t have any strong desires about the direction it wants to go. If the elephant doesn’t want to go, the rider has very little chance of forcing it.” (Canfield & Bruner, Tapping into Ultimate Succcess, 3-4)
Unfortunately, the success myths we discussed in principle one always seem to rely on will power as the way to changes our lives. Studies have shown that when you attempt to use willpower to create change, success is very limited. Will power has proven to be an exhaustible resource. Trying to change our lives through willpower alone is like trying to tame the elephant to obey the will of the rider.
If our emotional, subconscious elephant is experiencing fear, anger, sadness, anxiety, the rider’s will is pretty insignificant. We are often quick to blame our inability to make changes with willpower on a moral failing or weakness. But in reality it’s just the way our brains are wired.
The elephant’s limiting beliefs keep it paralyzed, believing not only success is impossible, but any attempts to try could cause intense pain. Apparently Roger Bannister had an exceptional elephant.
Simply understanding your fears and limiting beliefs, does not give you the ability to overcome them. Consider a person with a fear of flying: He may know consciously that flying is safer than driving in a car. Nevertheless, this doesn’t prevent his elephant (subconscious mind) from experiencing certain symptoms every time he boards an aircraft.
Our minds constantly experience subconscious thoughts that we are not aware of, yet they have a huge effect on our emotions and consequently the vibrational signal we send out.
I will be introducing techniques that will help you change your unconscious beliefs.
Technique #1: Meditation
“Meditation is an essential travel partner on your journey of personal transformation. Meditation connects you with your soul, and this connection gives you access to your intuition, your heartfelt desires, your integrity, and the inspiration to create a life you love.” ― Sarah McLean
Mediation is valuable because it helps slow down the activity of the brain caused by stress, anxiety and urgency. These emotions create a vibrational signal that is dissonant from spiritual connection.
In order to continually stay in a vibrational frequency that attracts what is desired, it is necessary to maintain the lowest energy activity from within the brain as possible.
This is accomplished through meditation, which slows brain activity, and brings a sense of peace, calm, well-being, and inner-knowing.
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