Is there a way to change subconscious patterns?

Yes, you can reprogram the subconscious mind. All of us got programmed when we were very young. And the programs even started before we were born. We were programmed already in the uterus. So the program occurred before you were born and therefore you can’t tell me what all the programs are that you have. You weren’t even conscious at that point.

So then I say how will I know what the programs are? You don’t need to go to a psychiatrist to figure it out. The reason why it’s simple, is that 95 percent of your life comes from the subconscious program. So by definition your life is a printout of your subconscious programs.

So the things that you like and that come easily to you in your life are there because you have a program that allows them to be there. In contrast anything that you have to work hard at, put a lot of effort into or anything you have to struggle for to make it happen, is a result of your programs not supporting that.

So if you’re trying to find a relationship, or you can never get into a relationship and you’re thinking it’s not in my fate to be in a relationship, then this is not true. It is because whatever programs your mother and father and family had about relationships is not supportive.

And the second reason is that you play these programs 95 percent of the time and you don’t see them,  so that means at least 95 percent of the time you were sabotaging yourself and you don’t see it. And therefore you never understood why your relationships were not working.

So if people want to know what their programs are, I say what in your life comes easily to you is there because you have programs to support that. Anything that you struggle to get to, that is because you have programs that don’t support that.

And that’s how you know what programs you want to change. So you ask where are the troubles in my life? If they exist in relationship for example you know you have to change your beliefs about relationship. And then you can work on yourself. So first it is about recognizing that the patterns come from programming. And that you can change them.

Now, there is always that belief that you can talk to your subconscious mind. And people try that and then they find themselves playing their programs again. And they get mad at themselves. And they get frustrated, because they think ‘I keep talking to myself and it is not changing’.

You have to remember you are like an entity in the conscious mind. But the subconscious mind is just like a machine, it records, pushes a button, plays back. So if you are trying to talk to the subconscious as if there was somebody in there, it’s frustrating because there is nobody in there to listen.

That’s not how the subconscious changes and that’s why most people have a lot of problems and get mad at themselves when it doesn’t change. Well, that is simply not how it learns.

So the two minds learn differently. The conscious mind is called creative and can learn by reading a self-help book or going to a lecture, watching a video, or reading an article. It is creative, it goes, “ah, I have an idea, now I change my mind.”

The subconscious mind is a habit mind. And the most important thing about a habit mind is that you don’t want it to change very quickly, because otherwise habits fall apart. So it is resistant to change. That is the first thing we have to realize. It is not as easy to change like the creative mind. So how do I change my subconscious mind? How does it learn? Number one: The first seven years the mind is operating in a low vibrational frequency like hypnosis. So that is one way of changing the program. Number two: After you are seven you form habits by repeating something over and over and over again. Practicing, repeating, practicing.

An example: If you read a self-help book the conscious mind understood it, but the subconscious mind learned nothing from it, because you only read it once and this is not how it learns. If you repeat the message of the book over and over and over again and behave that way, then the subconscious mind will learn a new behaviour.

So it is about habituation, where you make a practice out of something, every day repeat it over and over again. So these are the two main ways, hypnosis, and habituation.

Then there is a third way now which is new and which is called energy psychology. And it activates the brain to be in a state of superlearning. If you engage superlearning, you can rewrite subconscious programs in about 10 minutes. Something you have had your whole life can be rewritten in 10 minutes! Now there are a bunch of different techniques, but they function all in about the same manner. It pushes the record button of the subconscious mind so you can download new data very, very fast. On my website www.brucelipton.com under resources, there is a list of about 20 different energy psychology processes all of which are effective and can help rewrite subconscious beliefs in a short period of time.

What role does your emotions and symptoms play on your body?

The following is an article from Infinite Love and Gratitude (InfiniteLoveandGratitude.com) – Spotlight on Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.

“Your cells, the citizens of your body, also talk to your mind (the government). They do this through their own special language of symptoms and emotions.

Just like the dashboard on your car, your body has “gages and indicators” in the form of emotions and symptoms. They tell you how you are doing. If you pay attention to your emotions, you can see how your body responds.

When you get angry for example, your body gets hot (symptoms). Your body is actually giving you a sensory signal that it’s time to “pull over and cool off.”

Your emotions and symptoms are literally feedback.

So if you take medication for symptoms, you are shutting off the signals. This is the equivalent to putting duct tape over the gages on your car. Just like trouble ensues when any government doesn’t listen to its citizens, your body gets into trouble by NOT listening to the signals from the citizens in your body (your cells).

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Well, it gets complicated because your mind is not 100% conscious. In other words, there are things happening in your mind that you don’t even know about.”

What about your certitude (or is it a belief?) that the mind is stronger then the genes?

The Beliefs and the Genes work together.  For years, conventional science emphasized that the genes control the physical traits.  NOW, science recognizes that genes are “potentials” and the mind and the environment provide the information that controls the reading of the gene’s blueprints.  BUT, the mind’s perceptions can alter the reading of the gene’s code. As epigenetics reveals, the nervous system’s response to the environment can modify the reading of the gene to produce up to 30,000 variations of proteins from the same gene blueprint.  Clearly, the mind and its beliefs are the primary mechanism and the most powerful factor in controlling an an organism’s genetics.

What do you want to learn about the subconscious mind?

While the subconscious mind can run all internal systems and chew gum at the same time, the much smaller self-conscious mind can juggle only a small number of tasks simultaneously.  Although its ability for multitasking is physically constrained, the trained self-conscious mind is quite adept at “single-tasking.”  It is the organ of focus and concentration.  It was once thought that some of the body’s involuntary functions, such as the regulation of heartbeat, blood pressure and body temperature, were beyond the control of the self-conscious mind. However, yogis and other adept practitioners have clearly demonstrated that the mind can indeed control presumed “involuntary” functions.  Most of us have experienced how mind controls such functions when we become excited, happy or sad in watching a movie or awaken from a scary dream with our hearts pounding
and wet with perspiration. A vivid imagination controls autonomic functions as much as real events.

The subconscious and self-conscious minds work as a marvelous tandem tag team.  The subconscious mind’s role is to control every behavior that is not attended to by the self-conscious mind. For most of us, the self-conscious mind is so preoccupied with thoughts about the past, the future, or engaged with some problem in our imagination, that we leave the day-to-day, moment-to-moment “driving” to the subconscious mind. Cognitive neuroscientists reveal that the profoundly more powerful subconscious mind is responsible for 95-99% of our cognitive activity and therefore controls almost all of our
decisions, actions, emotions and behaviors. (Szegedy-Maszak, 2005)

The most powerful and influential behavioral programs in the subconscious mind were acquired during the formative period between gestation and six years of age. Now here’s the catch—these life-shaping subconscious programs are direct downloads derived from observing our primary teachers: our parents, siblings, and local community. Unfortunately, as psychologists are keenly aware, many of the perceptions acquired about our selves in this formative period are expressed as limiting and self-sabotaging beliefs. (Lipton, 1998, 2001)

Unbeknownst to most parents, their words and actions are being continuously recorded by their children’s minds. Since the role of the mind is to make coherence between its programs and real life, the brain generates appropriate behavioral responses to life’s stimuli to assure the “truth” of the programmed perceptions.

References:

Lipton, B. H.,  Nature, Nurture and the Power of Love.  Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health 13:3 – 10 1998.

Lipton, B. H.,  Nature, Nurture and Human Development.  Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health 16:167-180  2001.

Szegedy-Maszak, M., Mysteries of the Mind: Your unconscious is making your everyday decisions. U.S. News & World Report, February 28, 2005.

Is the subconscious mind a connecting link between the finite mind and the collective consciousness?

Simply what is the subconscious mind, a database of programs and the conscious mind is connected to the collective consciousness of the world. But the conscious mind is running the body, essentially like sitting in front of the computer and pulling up programs to run your lives. The conscious mind can create but it creates through the filter of subconscious programming.

Subconscious is a link, a resource of behavior, a program to facilitate life – once you learn how to walk its a habit and you don’t need to learn it again. If you didn’t have a subconscious mind everyday you wake up and you wanted to walk you would have to relearn everyday again and again.

Basically if we didn’t have a subconscious mind we probably would never be able to do anything other then get up in the morning and take care of ourselves, because we would have to relearn everyday. Subconscious mind is a very important connector because it connects behaviors that we use all the time to programs that can be activated by just pushing the button but its not a link between the collective consciousness.

But the subconscious mind is used by the individual no other individuals have access to the subconscious mind, except through you. It is directly connected to the conscious mind and the conscious mind is you selecting the programs and creating behaviors.

What are your perceptions today?

Epigenetic mechanisms are largely controlled by a person’s perception (interpretation) of the environment.  Since we acquire (learn) perceptions starting while we are still in the fetal stage of development, many of our learned programs are downloaded into the subconscious mind even before we become “aware.”  Scientists reveal that from 95-99% of our life is controlled by the programs stored in the subconscious mind.  So if we received bad training (programming) between the fetal stages and the first six years of our lives, these acquired “beliefs” are the primary determinants that influence the epigenetic readout of our genes.  It is important to note, that the belief that one has “bad genes” can itself actually create a “bad” protein from a good gene. Also, the “belief” that “I cannot heal myself” can also interfere with our own ability to heal our selves. The problem…we rarely observe our own subconscious behaviors, therefore we almost never understand that we unknowingly engaging in behaviors that are limiting and self-sabotaging to our biology.  Because we are unaware of these behaviors, when we have problems in health and relationships we rarely  do we recognize that we were involved with creating them.

In conclusion the role of genes (nature) is primarily shaped by our life experiences (nurture).  However, the latter influences of the mind over genes are almost always related to beliefs that are buried in our subconscious minds and are not frequently known by the conscious mind…so the source of our issues, that is our selves, is rarely recognized. Hence we have the inclination to blame outside sources (e.g., such as genes) for the problems we experience in life.  This is why I emphasize the necessity of identifying and rewriting the unseen behaviors programmed into our subconscious minds.

Let’s take action and create our heaven on earth! But how….?

For the 50th blog post I’d like to make a list in reprogramming the subconscious mind:

Reprogramming the Subconscious Mind
1. Be conscious of what you ask for
2. Review your subconscious programming
3. Start reprogramming
Mindfulness/Habit
Hypnosis/Subliminal Tapes
Energy Psychology
4. Communication
5. Patience
6. Practice

Reference: The Honeymoon Effect, Chapter – “Four Minds Don’t Think Alike” & pages 88-104

Resources: http://www.brucelipton.com/other-resources and email bruce@brucelipton.com

How do we create the honeymoon effect?

Science has now observed that the conscious minds of people in love do not wander but stay in the present moment, becoming mindful. This means that during the honeymoon period, the participants are controlling their behaviors and actions using the wishes and desires of their conscious minds. Think of it this way, when you are that much in love, why would you let your conscious mind wander when everything you wanted is right in front of your eyes. The result is a honeymoon experience of Heaven on Earth.

The problem that arises for most is that “real” life inevitably intrudes into the honeymoon. The conscious mind drifts off into thoughts about paying the rent, fixing the car, doing the chores. At these times the behaviors expressed and the responses made to partners are not governed by your conscious wishes and desires, they are now controlled by the mostly negative behaviors acquired from others. These newly exposed subconscious behaviors were never part of the honeymoon experience, but as they intrude into the relationship, the glow disappears. As more and more, formerly unobserved and negative subconscious behavioral traits are introduced, they continue to compromise the relationship, sometimes to the extent that a divorce is in every one’s best interest.

With insight and awareness, limiting subconscious programs can be rewritten. What would be the consequence of rewriting negative subconscious behaviors and replacing them with your wishes and desires? A honeymoon effect that will keep you healthy, happy and living in harmony “happily ever after!”

What thoughts and emotions are affecting your cells? Here is the science behind it.

In a plastic tissue culture dish, the composition of the growth medium (environment) controls the fate of the cells. The human body, is by definition, a “skin-covered culture dish” containing ~50,000,000,000,0000 (fifty trillion) cells. The cells are maintained by a culture medium … popularly known as blood. The chemical composition of the blood is the equivalent of the culture medium used in the plastic culture dishes. Changing the composition of the blood’s chemistry is the same as changing a culture’s growth medium. The brain is the regulatory organ that regulates and maintains the chemical composition of the blood. The brain’s control of the blood’s chemistry is linked to our perceptions (mind) and emotions (reflecting chemical signals in the blood). When you have a perception of love, the brain releases oxytocin (love hormone that regulates body’s metabolism and supports growth), serotonin and growth hormone, ALL chemicals that when added to cells in a culture dish will enhance growth and health of the cells. In contrast when a person is in fear, their brain releases stress hormones (cortisol, norepinephrine and histamine) that shut down a cell’s growth processes and inhibits the immune system, which happens to be completely unsustainable for life.

Your thoughts adjust the brain’s control of the blood, which in turn controls that fate of the cells …MIND OVER BODY!

Do We Need Surgery? Or Just a “Faith Lift?’

All who participate in walking across coals, drinking poison, lifting cars, or expressing spontaneous remissions share one trait-an unshakable belief they will succeed in their mission.

We do not use the word belief lightly. In “Biology of Belief”, belief is not a trait that can be measured on a scale from 0 to 100 percent. For example, drinking strychnine is not a game for the “I think I believe“ crowd. Belief resembles pregnancy; you’re either pregnant or you’re not. The hardest part about the belief game is that you either believe something or you don’t-there is no middle ground.

Even though many physicists might say they believe lit coals are not really hot, they are not apt to shovel the briquettes out of their Weber grill and practice firewalking on them. While you may hold a belief in God, is it powerful enough to believe God will protect you if you drink poison? Put another way, how would you like your strychnine-stirred or shaken? We suggest before you answer that question you have zero percent doubt. Even if you have up to a whopping 99.9 percent belief in God, you might want to forego the strychnine and settle for iced tea.

If you consider the extraordinary examples cited above as exceptions, we agree. However, even if they are exceptions that cannot be explained by conventional science, people experience them all of the time. Even if we don’t have the science to explain what they did, theirs are experiences of conventional human beings. As a human being yourself, you could likely do the same things as well as, or even better, if only you had belief. Sound familiar?

And while these stories are exceptional, remember that the exception of today can easily become the accepted science of tomorrow.

One final compelling example of the mind’s power over biology can be gleaned from the mysterious dysfunction commonly referred to as multiple personality disorder, more officiously known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). A person with DID actually loses his or her own ego identity and takes on the unique personality and behavioral traits of a completely different person.

How could this be? Well, it’s like listening to a radio station in your car and, as you travel, the station becomes staticky and fades out as a different station on the same frequency grows stronger. This can be jarring if, for example, you are cruising with The Beach Boys and, a couple of choppy moments later, you find yourself in the midst of a fire-and-brimstone, Bible-thumpin’ revival. Or, for that matter, what if you’re enjoying Mozart and the Stones suddenly roll in?

Neurologically, multiple personalities resemble radio-controlled biological robots whose “station identification” uncontrollably fades from one ego identity to another. The unique behavior and personality expressed by each ego can be as vastly different as folk music is from acid rock.

While almost all attention has been placed on the psychiatric characteristics of persons affected with DID, there are also some surprising physiological consequences that accompany ego change. Each of the alternate personalities has a unique electroencephalogram (EEG) profile, which is a biomarker equivalent to a neurological fingerprint. Simply put, each individual persona comes with its own unique brain programming. Incredible as that may seem, many persons with multiple personalities change eye color in the short interval it takes to transition from one ego to the next. Some have scars in one personality that inexplicably disappear as another personality emerges. Many exhibit allergies and sensitivities in one personality but not in another. How is this possible?

DID individuals might help us answer that question because they are the poster children for a burgeoning new field of science called psychoneuroimmunology, which, in people-speak, means the science (ology) of how the mind (psycho) controls the brain (neuro), which in turn controls the immune system (immun).

The paradigm-shattering implications of this new science are simply this: while the immune system is the guardian of our internal environment, the mind controls the immune system, which means the mind shapes the character of our health. While DID represents a dysfunction, it undeniably reveals the fact that programs in our mind control our health and well-being as well as our diseases and our ability to overcome those diseases.

Now you might be saying, “What? Beliefs control our biology? Mind over matter? Think positive thoughts? Is this more of that New Age fluff?” Certainly not! As we launch into a discussion of new-edge science you will see that the fluff stops here.