Reprogramming our mind

Published on 13-10-2016

“Does my subconscious programming support my heart’s desire?” If we are generally unobservant of these behaviors, how do we know what our programs are? 

Since most of the programming occurred before we were seven, and especially since much of our personality was defined before we were born, our conscious minds may have no clue what was downloaded into our subconscious minds. So how can we assess the character of our subconscious programming?

That is easy once you understand the interplay between the subconscious and conscious minds. Since 95 percent of our behavior is controlled by our subconscious autopilots, not our conscious minds, by definition our lives are physical printouts of the behaviors programmed in our subconscious minds.

If, for example, you’ve struggled with money all your life, think back, as a number of financial gurus now counsel, to the programming you received about money when you were young and how that programming is still impacting your life. In her book The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, Suze Orman writes, “Messages about money are passed down from generation to generation, worn and chipped like the family dishes.” Orman, for example, learned very young that the reason her parents “seemed so unhappy” was not that they didn’t love each other but that there was never enough money to pay the bills. “In our house money meant tension, worry, and sorrow.”

You can, as now wealthy Orman did, undo even the most negative programming. And you don’t have to change your whole life! Just focus on the areas where you need help. Maybe money savvy comes naturally to you, but you struggle in relationships. No need to work on your subconscious programming regarding money. The things you like, the things that come easily to you, are already supported by positive subconscious programming—that’s why you experience them. However, anything you have to work hard on, anything you’ve tried over and over to change with no success, anything you struggle to acquire—those are the areas that most likely represent limiting and self-sabotaging subconscious beliefs that need to be reprogrammed.

Not only do you not need to change everything, but it’s not necessary to go to a psychologist to understand everything. You don’t have to rip yourself apart emotionally. You don’t have to focus on the people who are to “blame” for your programming. It’s not necessary to kill the messenger. It’s the message that needs to be rewritten because it’s the message that has given rise to your behavior. So don’t waste time going back and dwelling on the messenger, because that effort generally stimulates those old feelings that were so painful and brings them back to life again. All you have to do is focus on rewriting those subconscious behavioral programs that interfere with realizing your desires.

See Bruce H. Lipton on how we change our limiting belief systems here.