Many of us experience subconscious setbacks on a daily basis. These experiences from our past start holding us back from doing what we really ought to be doing.
Maybe you have trouble leaving food on your plate because as a child you were told, "finish your dinner, there are starving children in Africa". Or you tell yourself, "I have back luck with love" and shuffle through woman after woman because you had your heart broken at 22.
These are all subconscious thoughts lingering in the back of our minds holding us back from the life you truly want.
The subconscious mind is very protective. It attempts to protect us from harm, real or imaginary. In an attempt to protect you from being a spoiled brat, you always finish the food on your plate. Then, in an attempt to protect your heart, you never open up enough to get hurt.
This same part of our mind is also super lazy. Meaning once it decides to protect us from something, it plops down and stays put. It likes to stay stuck unless we are completely determined to change these patterns.
So, how do we change our subconscious thoughts, habits and patterns? Here are a few ways.
1. Affirmations: A positive, uplifting sentence you repeat to yourself whenever feelings of insecurity or negativity emerge. Our minds can't process two conflicting thoughts at the same time. Therefore, whatever is repeated, wins. Affirmations are my jam. All of my clients are given affirmations to repeat as part of their homework.
2. Hypnosis: Hypnosis is a relaxed state of focused concentration where the subconscious is more open to accepting new changes. It's great for trying to create a massive shift in behavior or eliminate a negative habit.
3. Guided Meditation: Guided mediation is a state of relaxation designed to remove clutter from the mind. The focus is usually on deep breathing and being mindful of the present moment. It helps create focus and clarity towards subconscious patterns.
Aligning subconscious thoughts with our conscious goals, succeeding becomes a heck of a ton easier. There aren't any underlying feelings dragging you backwards.