How can the head get programmed in the first place?
The events in our early years have the best influence over us in many instances. If we received strong ideas which came at a time when we did not have the capacity to critically analyse what we were being told, we would have accepted the ideas without question.
Many of our most deeply held beliefs come from our parents and our culture. Even our grandparents have brought their heritage into our lives in some way.
As we grow older, we develop the ability to be critical of new ideas and concepts. This becomes a filter to the subconscious mind. However, we often still carry old, outdated ideas about money, life, work and relationships with us from our youth.
If our parents struggled financially, by way of example, there’s a strong change that we developed some negative thoughts around money. This can become a belief and hold us back in life once we want to move forwards. If we have picked up some negative emotional baggage around finances, you can bet that they’ll be holding you back from making more money.
But how can we change these ideas, if they are rooted in our subconscious mind, from view? One answer is to start observing how you talk and think about the subject you are trying to change in your life. What do you say about money, work and yourself? Your thoughts around money will lightly stem from your beliefs about money. In case you have a negative impression from your childhood around money, you’re probably creating a blockage. To change this, you can track it out and quit giving it more energy.
For example, if your rhetoric about money is something like”You must work hard for money”, you can replace it for”money comes easily and often”.
Think about how often you have repeated to yourself or someone your previous view on money or about what you will need to do to make it. Through the years, this becomes a belief that you cling to as if your life depended upon it. But what if it was a lie? Developing a new belief will take a while. You want to counteract your previous belief by copying your new affirmation over and over.
You can also use meditation to learn how to quieten your mind. This can have a two fold benefit. Firstly you can notice your inner dialogue much better. By watching your mind, you can see precisely how you continually speak to yourself. This inner dialogue feeds into your subconscious mind and creates the cornerstones of your belief system over time. Listen to what you say closely in the event you want to change things in your life.
Your self image too, is responsible for lots of your thoughts about what life offers you. Self image is a powerful focus for your unconscious mind. It controls how you think about yourself. If you consciously want something, but you don’t believe it’s possible, your unconscious belief will prevail.
Or, in the event that you consciously want something but don’t believe you are worth it, you are going to find ways to sabotage your conscious attempts to prove yourself right. Then, you’ll justify not achieving your desired outcome in some way which agrees with your self image and prevailing mental attitudes.
This is the reason why reprogramming the unconscious mind can be so powerful. Your subconscious mind has a large part to play in your life’s choices and outcomes.