References to the Subconscious Mind
If you are on the Secret mailing list, or have even browsed popular videos posted on YouTube, you’re probably familiar with the Secret Visualization Tool. I watch this video every day, at least once, and I wanted to share a particularly simple technique I use to create a more influence-able subconscious in order to absorb the affirmations in that video. (Just repeating affirmations while in an awake Beta state has never done much for me personally)
Books abound that explore the power of the Subconscious Mind, and the all-encompassing, potent influence it has on us. There were even several speakers in the Secret (the full length feature movie), that directly or indirectly admitted their recognition of this greater mind, and the following includes some examples:
The most specific Reference to this below-conscious level of our mind was provided by Michael Beckwith:
You end up attracting to you the predominant thoughts that you are holding in your awareness whether those thoughts are conscious or unconscious — that’s the rub.
Jack Canfield’s example of attaching what appeared to be a $100,000 dollar bill, on his ceiling, is a classic example of a routine subconscious reprogramming exercise. He looked at it upon waking, and also saw it as the last thing before falling asleep — two different times where you don’t have to work at dropping into the deeper Alpha brainwave. The Alpha just naturally occurs.
Finally, Loral Langemeier indirectly references (in the quote below) the effect of our subconscious programming when she spoke of the challenge associated with affirming to yourself, the statement: “Money comes easily and frequently”.
“In the beginning, it’s a lie. It’s a tennis match that goes on for a while”.
And what is meant by this, is the resistance offered by the below-conscious layers of beliefs.
The How To’s Of The Procedure
Before I click the Play button on the Visualization Tool video, I close my eyes, breath deeply twice, and I just think “Alpha”.
How does simply thinking a word or phrase instantly drop my brainwave state to the Alpha state?
For me to be able to switch to this lower brainwave state, I had to, in advance, prepare my subconscious to trigger this lowered state.
First, I prepared an affirmation such as:
“When I think the word “Alpha”, I instantly and easily experience this relaxed state of mind.”
I did this for 14 days straight (just to make sure, but that’s just me), in order to verify that the association between the word, and the actual brainwave state, really kicked in. I may not have had to do this meditation so many times, and I’m sure it will take you much less time.
For these “Alpha-trigger” meditations (that program this switch inside me), I obviously needed a way to put myself into the Alpha state in the first place!
So for these 14 instances, I used a technique that I’ve seen from many sources, and possibly started by Jose Silva. And that is to simply count down from 100 to 1, relaxed with your eyes closed. If you are serious about it, and just focus on the numbers and nothing else, you will probably fall into a deeper state much sooner, perhaps around the count of 80.
Once you begin feeling that state where your body jumps and/or you are seeing weird images that make no sense, you are experiencing what is called the “hypnagogic” state.
This means you’re in the Theta state, which is deeper and better than the Alpha state for subconscious programming, as long as you don’t fall asleep. However, the Alpha state comes easily enough by simply counting down and having your eyes closed. Personally, I consider this an effective point at which my subconscious is now ready to accept suggestions.
Other Uses For This New Programmed Trigger ability
Now that you have the ability to switch yourself into Alpha instantly, don’t simply use this Alpha “trigger” for preparing yourself to watch the Visualization Tool.
Use it also to program your goals into your subconscious.
For instance, when you are waiting for your tea kettle to boil, or you for the washer to stop spinning, or during a commercial break, first place yourself into the Alpha state, and then read a list of goals you have, all the while Feeling the feelings as if you are possessing these objectives right now. Or read all of the characteristics of just one goal and feel the excitement of all of these ways you will benefit from the goal.
When in Alpha, your conscious mind tends to not interfere, thus allowing your subconscious to slowly write over a belief from not having to, to now having it. Combining both: A suggestive state of mind, along with an intense Feeling state is extra powerful.
You see, The Universal Principle of the Law of Attraction will not tolerate, for very long, that vacuum, which is created when your imagination has carved that new belief, but the thing does not yet exist in the material world.
The imagined goal will be Out-Pictured in the most expedient way, and through the most efficient channels. However, keep in mind, that we have to do our part when our inner gut feeling nudges us toward an action.
In The Secret Movie, for example, the woman desiring the boyfriend obeyed her inner voice to accept the invitation to go to a party.
1.) Create the “switch” in either of two ways:
- Record on tape, a guided visualization that first relaxes you and then prompts you to affirm: “When I think the word “Alpha”, I instantly and easily experience this relaxed state of mind.”
- Simply start counting down from 100 to 1, and when sufficiently relaxed (when you will feel you are less aware of your body), state this affirmation
2.) Use this switch by placing yourself in Alpha before gazing at affirmations, or during idle moments, go into Alpha and then look at a desired objective. The Alpha state will remove the opposing chatter that Loral Langemeier mentioned above.
I hope you discover the many benefits of leveraging the Alpha brainwave state as related to manifesting goals.