2 Ways to try to reprogram your subconscious
The word ‘Programs’ is a metaphor that gets used to describe the way the subconscious impacts our thoughts and actions. ‘We are this Super Computer that is programmed all of the time by all of the imagery and messages that we have been exposed to over the course of our lives’.
The reality is more like we are one of these old audio cassette recorders … and a particularly crappy one at that.
We not only record the things we see and hear but things we imagine get d in there as well.
Then as we go about our day, the tape plays out. Our thoughts and actions are influenced by what’s on the tape.
1. Auto Hypnosis
Dr Bruce Lipton is one of the authors who uses the term ‘Programs’ to describe the instructions that the subconscious mind appears to be running under.
He believes that we are under subconscious control for 95% of our lives. Meaning that our programs are basically running the show – telling us what to do.
In this video he recommends using an audio recording in the evenings just prior to going to sleep to positively re-program our subconscious mind to follow what we want rather than something else.
If you put a pair of earphones on at night with a program of what you would like to be true in your life.
That program is playing. It’s not playing into your conscious mind – that’s shut off – it’s now going straight into subconscious mind.
You will be successful because 95% of the day your program automatically will be seeking your wishesDr Bruce Lipton
Here’s another short video explaining how to hypnotize ourselves for an improved life.
For the last 5 minutes before you fall asleep
Think of what you would like to accomplish to be better
Make a little movie in your mind of what the ideal would you would be like
or just think about what your ideal tomorrow would look like – how you would like your ideal tomorrow to go
When you do this technique at night – and it only takes about 5 minutes
 when you play that picture over and over in your mind it will be more likely to become your reality
once you do this exercise and you make it a nightly ritual, you’ll notice within about 2 weeks you’ll start to feel more empowered, more inspired, more confident and more motivated, more productive …Dan Candell
Marissa Peer is another who advocates this type of approach.
The purpose of meditation is to slow down your brain waves and get beyond the thinking, analytical mind. What I want you to understand is that you already know how to do this, because you do it every day.
If you can begin your practice with the understanding that all you’re doing is relaxing your body (just like when you’re falling asleep) while keeping your mind conscious and awake—and if you can continuously move deeper into this state of relaxation while focusing on nothing (or not thinking)—you’ve just opened the doorway between the conscious and subconscious mind.Dr Joe Dispenza. Retrieved from: https://drjoedispenza.net/blog/meditation/demystifying-the-meditation-process/
Meditation is one way to re-wire the brain.
Dr Joe Dispenza describes the scenario this way:
- Past experiences become hard-wired in our brain
- Our internal safety mechanism learns from and looks to avoid future instances of painful experience
- It (neurologically) hard-wires this aversion in our brain which causes us to act is certain ways (subconsciously)
- Thoughts and feelings create our state of being
“The familiar past will sooner or later become predictable future”
What thoughts DO you want to fire and wire in your brain?
What behaviors do you want to demonstrate in one day?
The act of rehearsing them mentally – closing your eyes and rehearsing the action
If you’re truly present the brain does not know the difference between what you’re imaging and what you’re experiencing in [the] 3D world
So you begin to install the neurological hardware in your brain to look like the event has already occurred
Now the brain is no longer a record of the past – now it’s a map to the future
And if you keep doing it – priming it in that way, the hardware becomes a software program and who knows?
You just may start acting like a happy person
The moment you start feeling abundant and worthy, you are generating wealth.Dr Joe Dispenza
How about trying both?
If pragmatism says that
- there are significant potential benefits to be had from something that only takes a few minutes each night before we go to sleep
- these are positive thoughts anyway – i.e. no downside
- then we should try it
- if something else is available at the same time – like meditating for 20 minutes each daytime (as a break from work say) – rehearsing a similar scenario as we did in the evening
- there is a possibility that we will gain additional benefits from one of these activities alone
Then isn’t it a no-brainer to give both a try?