Do you remember the story of Aladdin and his magical lamp? I’m sure you figured out that the story was a fantasy about a genie appearing out of a lamp and granting the owner of the lamp whatever was wished for. But what if it is actually a story based on a real genie?
Did you ever notice that the word “genie” is similar to the word “genius?” That’s because they are both rooted in the Latin word for “genius.” A lot of people think of geniuses as a rare phenomenon found in only a few gifted people such as a great scientist or musical virtuoso. In reality, each and every person is born with an inner genius which, like a magical genie, can release inner forces enabling us to accomplish far more than we usually believe possible. The key is knowing how to tap into your own inner genius in your subconscious mind.
Normally your conscious mind screens what is going into your subconscious. It edits the input to make sure that what is going in matches up with what is already there. For example, suppose you hear the statement, “You are so smart.” Your conscious mind responds by saying, “Are you kidding me? Me–smart? I don’t think so. I didn’t get straight A’s in school.” So with responses like this your subconscious rejects the new input that you are smart.
How to Reach Your Inner Control Center
Now, if your conscious mind filters what goes into the control center of your subconscious mind, how do you reprogram your subconscious with the beliefs and instructions you want it to have? One big key is through positive affirmations combined with relaxation. Deep physical relaxation helps bring about mental relaxation which opens the doorway to your subconscious mind. When your conscious mind is relaxed, the screen is set aside, and this enables you to get to the source of beliefs that are limiting your personal happiness and success. When you are deeply relaxed, the subconscious is most receptive and the door is open for you to remove old negative mental patterns and replace them with new positive beliefs that can permanently change any area of your life affected by your beliefs.
There are two times of the day that this occurs naturally and automatically–when you are going to sleep and when you are waking up. For instance, you have probably noticed that at times when you awaken from a deep restful sleep and are lying in bed with your eyes closed that your mind is quiet. You are there in bed, fully aware and awake, but your conscious brain activity hasn’t gotten into full swing yet. It is during the times when the conscious mind is settling down at night or is at peace in the morning that you can most easily access your subconscious mind.
Out with the Old. In with the New!
One of the most effective ways to cause changes in the subconscious mind is through positive affirmations. Affirmations are positive, present tense statements which address a specific area in your life that you wish to change. To help you get the most out of your positive affirmations repeat them out loud or sub-vocally. That means to form the words with your lips and tongue even if no one hears what you are saying. It is similar to a whisper. Formulating your intentions and desires into specific word phrases increases the level of focus to most effectively reach the subconscious mind. Then when you repeat the statements over and over the subconscious mind will eventually accept the new programming. Remember, the patterns and beliefs in your subconscious mind have been there for years, so it is likely to take weeks or months to repattern your subconscious programming. Be assured, however, if you persist you will succeed. The affirmation process forms the basis for new beliefs, qualities, behaviors, or experiences you want to manifest in your life.
Affirmations: Your Doorway to Success
Since one of the best ways to reach the subconscious mind is through the use of repeating positive affirmations, I’m going to give you four affirmations to begin using as soon as you wake up in the morning and as you are falling asleep at night. Repeat each of these statements seven times. Don’t worry if your mind objects to any of these statements or if you hear an inner commentary coming from your mind. By repeating these positive affirmations every day your mind will eventually accept them and begin acting on them.
Here are the four statements:
- I love and respect myself.
- I have unlimited ability to succeed at whatever I do.
- I believe in my ability to win.
- I attract good things into my life.
You can also repeat the affirmations while you are getting ready in the morning and other times when you are alone. Your objective is to saturate your subconscious mind with the outcomes you want to manifest.