Dr. Joseph Murphy's research on the power of the subconscious mind explains how to reprogram brain cells in the subconscious level of the mind.
Psychologists and psychiatrists point out that when thoughts are conveyed to the subconscious mind, impressions are made onto brain cells. It is the law of cause and effect. The subconscious mind faithfully reproduces the ideas impressed upon it. While our conscious mind is our reasoning, analytical, thinking mind, the subconscious mind on the other hand functions automatically, without our conscious effort. It keeps our heart functioning effortlessly and the processes of digestion, circulation and breathing are carried on by the subconscious mind independently of our conscious control.
As soon as the subconscious mind accepts any idea, it proceeds to put it into effect immediately. It works by association of ideas and uses every part of the knowledge, information, energy and wisdom you have gathered throughout your life to bring about its purpose. We get a reaction from the subconscious mind according to the nature of the thoughts or ideas we hold in our conscious mind. As soon as we give a command, or decree, our subconscious mind will faithfully reproduce the idea impressed upon it.
The subconscious mind is non-selective and accepts what is impressed upon it, or what we intrinsically believe. It does not reason or argue like the conscious mind. Like a fertile soil, the subconscious mind accepts any seed - good or bad - and proceeds on growing it to fruition. Our thoughts are active, like seeds. Negative thoughts, when nourished, sustained, watered and fertilized, will produce negative results. Destructive thoughts continue to work negatively in your subconscious mind, and in due time, will materialize in your outer experience. The subconscious mind does not engage in determining whether our thoughts are good or bad, true or false. It solely responds according to the nature of our thoughts or suggestions. When we accept something as true, even though it may be false, our subconscious mind accepts that belief as truth and proceeds to bring about the corresponding results.
As children, we function primarily in the subconscious level of the mind. Hence, the words, beliefs and opinions of those around us, especially those we look up to, rely upon and are taught to obey to, authority figures such as our parents, teachers or mentors, leave permanent imprints on the deepest levels of our brain, profoundly influencing our sense of self-worth, inner image and growth, determining our emotional, mental and physical states, and ultimately orienting the direction of our life. Emotionally charged events, experienced or witnessed, have the same influence on the inner workings of our mind.
The hypnotic state enables us to bypass the barriers of the conscious mind and access the subconscious level of the mind. This process allows us to bring to light the seeds responsible for our current, negative emotional and behavioral states, change the imprints left behind, and reprogram our brain with positive, healthy and beneficial truths, beliefs and images.
If you have conveyed negative concepts to your subconscious mind, the most powerful method for overcoming them is to replace them with constructive, healthy, harmonious thoughts. Frequently replayed onto the subconscious mind, they will form new, healthy habits of thoughts and life. The habitual thinking of the conscious mind establishes deep grooves in the subconscious mind. This becomes favorable when our habitual thoughts are readjusted to harmonious, peaceful, balanced and constructive imprints. If you have indulged in fear, worry and other destructive forms of thinking, the remedy is to recognize the omnipotence of your subconscious mind and decisively imprint freedom, happiness and perfect health.
© GMB ~ Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Genvièv Martin-Bernard is a Forensic and Clinical Hypnotherapist who consults locally, nationally and internationally. A published author, she serves as Vice-President of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association and is a professional member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.