How can I tap into my subconscious mind to create changes?
I tap into my subconscious mind all of the time, and I place new information into it on purpose in order to get what I want out of myself in life. I do this through self hypnosis and in this post I’m going to tell you how accessing your subconscious mind works.
First we’ll get into what your subconscious mind is and then I’ll explain what it means to tap into it and why you would want to do that.
What is my subconscious mind and what is it doing all day?
Your subconscious mind is your #1 executive assistant.
Your subconscious mind is taking notes of everything so that you don’t have to, and later when you need the info, it is readily available.
There is a con associated with your subconscious mind though, because your subconscious mind is also picking up on information that may not be all good for you.
It does not discriminate on information intake, simply because it does not know the difference of right from wrong, good from bad, and light from dark. The subconscious mind just is. It is a sensory part of the mind that processes information and distributes it accordingly. It is collecting information nonstop, all the time.
This is why it is super important to surround yourself with positivity, feel good, and express goodness as much as possible. Doing this makes certain that throughout your day, your subconscious mind is collecting good information and all the goodness begins to show up in your reality, naturally.
How can I be sure that the good things are being programmed into my subconscious mind?
It’s easier said than done, being positive all the time; doing only good things, surrounded by good people, eating good wholefull food, hearing good things, feeling good things, thinking good things etc.
It may sound a bit excessive, but here’s the thing, your subconscious mind will scan your feelings, emotions, and all of your surroundings, all day, FOREVER!
How you feel, what you smell, what you want, what you don’t want, what you watched, what you listened to, what you visualized, what you said, what they said, etc. Your subconscious mind is the ultimate multitasker and is picking up on everything.
Furthermore, it does not rationalize for you, what you feed it is what you get in return, manifested in your reality.
Because you have been unaware of this, it may take some time to start tweaking your subconscious mind to become a powerhouse of goodness with intention.
But, today is your lucky day, because I am going to share with you how you can fast track the changes in your subconscious mind and start seeing results sooner than later.
The fastest way to change the subconscious mind
The fastest way to tap into your subconscious mind and begin revealing the things in your life that you truly want, is by feeding it experiences.
If you’re watching sad and romantic movies all week just know that your subconscious mind is recording and reciprocating. The movie is being experienced by your subconscious mind. It does not know the difference between reality and make believe. You are feeding your subconscious through your feelings and emotions, through depictions.
This is why you cry during tragic scenes in a movie even though you are conscious that it isn’t real. Then you wonder why your emotions are running so high and you’re overly sensitive most of the time. Your subconscious says “this is what we are experiencing, and this is who we are.”
Try this and be conscious of it, watch nothing but comedy or inspirational movies, you know the ones with coaches who always triumph at the end and stuff like that, and watch your energy changes the next coming week. Even if it is a subtle change, you will notice it.
The subconscious mind is in the business of validation, so when it experiences something with great emotion, it continues to feed it to you in real time. So, if your experiences are out of balance with what you consciously want to create in your life, you will feel out of balance, kind of like if you are out of control.
You will find that you don’t feel in control of your feelings, your words, or not clear on your intentions. This many times may lead to living a reactive life. You are going through the motions unconsciously.
Balancing your Chakras when you are feeling this way will allow you to access the subconscious mind even faster. Clearing possible emotional blockages may be the answer to creating the changes you really want to create in your life.
What will happen when I begin to change my subconscious mind?
Here’s the twist, your subconscious mind makes habits of these things (experiences) because it is convinced that this is what you want, and that this is who you are. So after feeding it the same crap for a very long time, it will freak out when you switch it up, that is where the discomfort comes in.
The experiences have created connections in your brain (neural pathways), and when it is engraved in that way, habits become nearly impossible to change (or at least it will feel that way.)
For example, for a long time I would get home from work and prop my butt on the couch, say I was tired, and binge watch TV shows for an hour and a half. When I realized that I was wasting a precious hour and a half that I could have gotten a workout in, I decided to change my routine.
I wasn’t very happy with my physical appearance and I knew that in order to change it I would have to start exercising and eating healthier. I knew that the habit of propping up on the couch was engraved in my routine, but my conscious self wanted to make some changes.
After several self hypnosis sessions, I began to naturally workout right after work.
I was in the middle of my workout and felt such a strong urge to sit down and watch my shows. It would always go away about 5 minutes after I deliberately removed the thought over and over.
It was the darndest thing, but thankfully I knew what was going on so I was able to push through.
What was going on when my mind was clearly pushing against something that I really wanted?
I call it the INEVITABLE RESISTANCE, which is what the mind goes through on a scientific level when trying to make custom of something that is unfamiliar or out of the norm.
It will show up in more than one way when you are creating transformational shifts in your life. Especially when you are creating a shift from something you have been doing for a very long time.
Your subconscious mind will push against this new information you are feeding it and say “Wait a minute, this is not what we do, this is not who we are. We don’t work out right after work”… but why not?
The key is to make sure that you are pinpointing the cues of your behavior and keeping as much as you can of the already existing routine. Add the new behavior in there somewhere. This makes it super easy for the subconscious to process. This process is called taking the path of least resistance.
Consistency is key and a solid push back during the building of your T.R.U.E. Identity will ensure that you are successful.
(I dedicate an entire week on the science behind The Inevitable Resistance, in my 8 week Transformational Coaching Program. It is an in-depth educational journey into what the mind is doing in processing the changes you make and D.R.I.L.L.ing your T.R.U.E. Identity in place. FASCINATING to say the least.)
When you begin to experience new things, even as small as watching new kinds of movies, having different conversations, watching your surroundings with intent, speaking in a new and positive way, your subconscious is picking up on it all.
What happens is you begin to create new connections in your brain, LITERALLY. You create new neural pathways and then the new experiences begin to resonate with you in a deeply impactful way. Soon, your external world begins to change too.
I’ve been staying super positive and the changes are small yet hard to make, why is that?
You may be doing all the things and still wondering why the changes that are showing up are so small, or they only last for a little while and you go right back to the same ole thing.
The reason that this happens is that you have been living a certain way for a very long time, you have had repeated thoughts, repeated behavior, repeated beliefs, repeated language, and thus a repeated personality type and identity that was built SOLIDLY as your foundation.
This just means that this Identity was drilled through a lot of experiences and the storage in your subconscious is hefty.
You must find a way to tap into your subconscious in a more direct way than just making small tweaks in your everyday life, like the movies you watch for example, or positive self talk. You must go deeper love.
Because listen, your subconscious will take your FEELINGS into account, not your words. It knows the truth regardless of what you try to tell it with words.
This is what turns me off about a lot of Manifestation and Law of Attraction Coaches and Gurus, but I am here to tell you the truth, so here it is:
NO MATTER how many affirmations you say, or how many visualizations you try to create, if you don’t FEEL it, you won’t ACHIEVE it.
Let’s use the “l am Rich” affirmation for example, so that I can break this down for you.
Say “I am Rich” for the next 30 days, and feel it as you say it, follow your intuition toward the money, and you will be led to it, or attract it.
I absolutely believe this! YES! I’ve done it and attracted the coins! (my crystals are also a huge part of the abundance manifestations I have created in my life).
There’s just one thing missing here. Your subconscious mind is not on board with you simply saying you are rich. The key word in this particular directive is to FEEL IT. That is when the subconscious will accept it as a fact.
The only way to feel it without actually having it is to visualize it, but even that is a hassle, and if it were that easy, then we would all be great at it. The subconscious mind knows that you are trying to feel rich (TRYING), not actually doing it.
What EXPERIENCES can you purposely create that will make you feel rich?
Can you go test drive that car you’ve always wanted?
Can you visit a million dollar open house that is on the market?
Can you manage to give yourself a self care day where you can pamper yourself at the spa?
Can you upgrade your appearance so that you are feeling good because you look like money?
Can you surround yourself with some high earners who think differently, talk differently, and act differently when it comes to money?
If you incorporate experiences into your life that signal money growth then your subconscious mind will more easily pick up on the ability to accept the concept as truth.
But, I did mention earlier that your subconscious mind doesn’t process the difference between what is real and what is not, so visualization is in fact one of the ways to manifest and shift your subconscious for abundance. Once you learn to FEEL your visualizations, like you be feeling those movies you watch, then you are on your way!
If you can learn to effectively meditate and visualize then you can influence your subconscious mind even faster.
It is hard to meditate and visualize. How can I silence my thoughts?
You are not alone on this one, and it is probably why so many people may begin to practice meditation and give up because they cannot silence their thoughts.
This used to happen to me, until I discovered guided meditations and visualizations.
You do not need to be in total silence when you are first starting out. Find a good guided meditation to get you started practicing how to meditate.
When you are listening to a guide, you hardly drift to your own thoughts.
If you practice guided meditation for a while you will begin to pick up on the art of meditation. Allow the guide to paint a picture in your mind’s eye, allowing yourself to flow and relax. As you visualize the guide’s prompts, your subconscious is picking up on it.
Soon your subconscious mind will agree that you meditate. It will become a part of your identity.
After you have created a bit of a habit with the guided meditations, you can venture off of the guided meditations and create your own practice. You can play some soothing music, or stare into a candle flame, there are so many styles of meditation that you can adopt.
I teach how to do this with Crystal Healing, removing blockages and rewriting your life’s narrative in order to change deep rooted habits. But, the truth is that my journey began with the tools that I am sharing with you today.
Begin your visualization meditation exercises on your own by painting a picture of your specific wants and needs. This is when your subconscious mind will really pick up on the shifts you are making consciously.
Use these prompts to make sure that your visualization exercises really sink in:
Where am I?
What am I wearing?
What am I smelling?
What am I hearing?
What am I saying?
How am I speaking?
Who’s here with me?
What am I feeling?
Be as specific as you can possibly be, and the experience will become easier to create each time.
You will have thoughts that come and go, but that is a good thing. You will begin to be in flow and understand that those thoughts that come up every now and then are in need of release, so give them the permission to come and go.
Begin to tap into your subconscious mind by using these easy to implement techniques in this post.
Whether you know it or not, you’ve already begun a shift in your perception by taking this information in. Your brain has created a new thought, a new experience, and you are now embarking into a new journey of self discovery. I’m super excited for you.
If you found this information helpful, I would love it if you shared it with others who may be on their own healing journey but are finding it a bit overwhelming or unnecessarily complicated.
Thanks for stopping by and until we meet again…
I truly do appreciate you!