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When you hear, “Don’t look!” It’s like when Perseus was warned about Medusa’s snakes for hair that could turn a man to stone. It’s almost impossible not to look! Or when you hear someone say, “Don’t be afraid.” It’s like your heart drops and you’ve heard, “Be afraid, be very afraid!” It’s a subconscious mind trick.
The subconscious ego will take us emotionally and mentally on rides to places to support its own programming. It’s self-righteous and dislikes being bossed around because of fear. And it’s programmed to keep us mentally busy, chatty and inattentive in our thinking so we are constantly being entertained. We follow its trails of thoughts.
The subconscious is entertained by the primary word of the thought rather than the word not or n’t. The word not or n’t seems to disappear from our attention and we follow a familiar trail of thoughts from the primary word.
And we are all good with that until we start to consciously wake up.
When we start to wake up we realize it’s a challenge to become conscious and in the present moment. All of our past history, stories, beliefs and habits are like alluring trails that lead us to the familiar.
Yet there is a simple awakening practice. And this works when talking to yourself or when speaking with others.
Consciously choose the appropriate words as directives to the subconscious.
If the goal is to remember, rather than saying, “don’t forget,” say, “remember.”
When speaking to yourself, mentally swallow remember in order to program the subconscious to remember. This is using the Law of Gender, because you plant an idea in the subconscious to grow and return to the consciousness.
I’ve used this method so many times when I feel it is critical to remember something, like where I parked the car in a parking garage.
Be conscious of the words you choose. And remember the way the subconscious works. Consider saying, “Look away,” rather than, “Don’t look!” And, “Be brave,” or “Be courageous,” rather than, “Don’t be afraid.”
Your Superconscious speaks to you through intuition and leads your power of discrimination when you allow it. So listen to your intuition. You know what to do and what not to do and are conscious and in the moment.
Inevitably there are times it seems appropriate to use not. Like, “This does not mean…” Just follow that thought with what it does mean.
In the hope you find enlightenment close at hand, PortiaSLB
Until next time consider this quote to reflect upon:
“The subconsciousness always imposes on consciousness. It always wants us to do something. The Superconsciousness always wants to be asked. When we ask we should always believe that we will receive. The Eternal must answer when asked.”
Eugene Fersen, Pearls of Wisdom, Volume I, p. 313.
2 thoughts on “This simple mind trick can make you do the opposite of what was intended!”
Thank You Love! Your addition is very much appreciated.
I sure can relate to this! Such good inspiration and
Common sense! I can see for myself exactly how this
Works in all Life on this earth. You write so well
in that you paint the picture so anyone can relate!
Thank you! Much to ponder upon and go deeper!