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The Subconscious Mind

The Subconscious Mind

What triggers our reaction’s to present day situation’s? Is it our Subconscious mind?

Our emotions, the fight or flight response. That certain smell, a song a familiar scene, does it take you back to something that happened in your past. I know it does for me. I am living in the present, but my past does influence me as to how I approach certain situations.

Conscious vs Subconscious

 

Certain studies have shown, while we are fully aware of what is going on in the conscious mind, we have no idea of what information is stored in the unconscious mind.

Memories:

The ability to remember experiences or learned information, involving advanced mental processes such as learning, retention, recall, and recognition

Repressed memories are memories that have been unconsciously blocked due to the memory being associated with a high level of stress or trauma. The theory postulates that even though the individual cannot recall the memory, it may still be affecting them consciously, and that these memories can emerge later into the consciousness. Ideas on repressed memory hiding trauma from awareness were an important part of Sigmund Freud’s early work on psychoanalysis.

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I have read pages upon pages to see what, or if there is a difference between your memories and your subconscious mind.

The Mind Stages

 

The subconscious begins to develop from the day you were born, while memories start to develop at later stages in life where, you start to make conscious decisions.

The subconscious contains all sorts of significant and disturbing material which we need to keep out of awareness because they are too threatening to acknowledge fully.

The subconscious mind acts as a repository, a ‘cauldron’ of primitive wishes and impulse’s kept at bay and mediated by the pre-conscious area. For example, Freud (1915) found that some events and desires were often too frightening or painful for his patients to acknowledge, and believed such information was locked away in the subconscious mind. This can happen through the process of repression.

The subconscious mind contains our biologically based instincts (eros and thanatos) for the primitive urges for sex and aggression (Freud, 1915). Freud argued that our primitive urges often do not reach consciousness because they are unacceptable to our rational, conscious selves. People have developed a range of defense mechanisms (such as repression) to avoid knowing what their unconscious motives and feelings are.

Freud (1915) emphasized the importance of the subconscious mind, and a primary assumption of Freudian theory is that the subconscious mind governs behavior to a greater degree than people suspect. Indeed, the goal of psychoanalysis is to reveal the use of such defense mechanisms and thus make the unconscious conscious.

Freud believed that the influences of the unconscious reveal themselves in a variety of ways, including dreams, and in slips of the tongue, now popularly known as ‘Freudian slips’. Freud (1920) gave an example of such a slip when a British Member of Parliament referred to a colleague with whom he was irritated as ‘the honorable member from Hell’ instead of from Hull.

Critical Evaluation:

Initially, psychology was skeptical regarding the idea of mental processes operating at an unconscious level. To other psychologists determined to be scientific in their approach (e.g. behaviorists) the concept of the unconscious mind has proved a source of considerable frustration because it defies objective description, and is extremely difficult to objectively test or measure.

However, the gap between psychology and psychoanalysis has narrowed, and the notion of the unconscious is now an important focus of psychology. For example, cognitive psychology has identified unconscious processes, such as procedural memory (Tulving, 1972), automatic processing (Bargh & Chartrand, 1999; Stroop, 1935), and social psychology has shown the importance of implicit processing (Greenwald & Banaji, 1995). Such empirical findings have demonstrated the role of unconscious processes in human behavior.

However, empirical research in psychology has revealed the limits of the Freudian theory of the unconscious mind, and the modern notion of an ‘adaptive unconscious’ (Wilson, 2004) is not the same as the psychoanalytic one.

Indeed, Freud (1915) has underestimated the importance of the unconscious, and in terms of the iceberg analogy there is a much larger portion of the mind under the water. The mind operates most efficiently by relegating a significant degree of high level, sophisticated processing to the unconscious.

Whereas Freud (1915) viewed the unconscious as a single entity, psychology now understands the mind to comprise a collection of modules that has evolved over time and operate outside of consciousness.

For example, universal grammar (Chomsky, 1972) is an unconscious language processor that lets us decide whether a sentence is correctly formed. Separate to this module is our ability to recognize faces quickly and efficiently, thus illustrating how unconscious modules operate independently.

Finally, while Freud believed that primitive urges remained unconscious to protect individuals from experiencing anxiety, the modern view of the adaptive unconscious is that most information processing resides outside of consciousness for reasons of efficiency, rather than repression (Wilson, 2004).

Sigmund Freud didn’t exactly invent the idea of the conscious versus unconscious mind, but he certainly was responsible for making it popular and this was one of his main contributions to psychology.

Freud (1900, 1905) developed a topographical model of the mind, whereby he described the features of the mind’s structure and function. Freud used the analogy of an iceberg to describe the three levels of the mind.

Freud (1915) described conscious mind, which consists of all the mental processes of which we are aware, and this is seen as the tip of the iceberg. For example, you may be feeling thirsty at this moment and decide to get a drink.

The precociousness contains thoughts and feelings that a person is not currently aware of, but which can easily be brought to consciousness (1924). It exists just below the level of consciousness, before the unconscious mind. The precociousness is like a mental waiting room, in which thoughts remain until they ‘succeed in attracting the eye of the conscious’

This is what we mean in our everyday usage of the word available memory. For example, you are presently not thinking about your mobile telephone number, but now it is mentioned you can recall it with ease.

Mild emotional experiences may be in the precociousness but sometimes traumatic and powerful negative emotions are repressed and hence not available in the precociousness.

Finally, the unconscious mind comprises mental processes that are inaccessible to consciousness but that influence judgments, feelings, or behavior (Wilson, 2002).

According to Freud (1915), the unconscious mind is the primary source of human behavior. Like an iceberg, the most important part of the mind is the part you cannot see.

Our feelings, motives and decisions are actually powerfully influenced by our experiences, and stored in the unconscious.

Freud applied these three systems to his structure of the personality, or psyche – the id, ego and superego. Here the id is regarded as entirely unconscious whilst the ego and superego have conscious, precociousness, and unconscious aspect.

The most important thing you need to know about the subconscious mind is that it is always “on”. That is, it is active day and night, regardless of what you are doing. The subconscious mind controls your body. You cannot hear this silent inner process with your conscious effort. You need to start taking care of your subconscious mind. It is vital to maintain your mind in a state of expectation of only good events and make the usual mode of your thinking based solely on loyalty, justice and love.

The problems with the subconscious are connected to our outlook on life:

The human subconscious has been an area of mystical postulation during man’s scholarly existence. Its power, able to surprise, cruelty, violence, and love have upset many scholars. Frequent attempts have been made to evade this entire subject. Even the first and foremost guide to our insight into the subconscious, Carl Gustav Jung, was frightened by its power. The same fear is manifest in modern shamanism: an imaginary voyage into the realm of the subconscious appears as a frightening option to a number of sensitive individuals.

One of the obvious fears is that of becoming and remaining a prisoner to a psychosis. Aboriginal people have a more definite view of the subconscious phenomena. This clarity appears to have been connected to the fact that mythical tradition gave them a key to the domain of the subconscious and traveling in it. For them, it was a well-known reality.

They called it the world of the spirits and gods. The power and effect of grandparents and great-grandparents was seen as spirits of them. For us, in turn, our science poses a problem, as it cannot free itself from its tradition and venture to an open, unbiased encounter with the human mind.

In psychology and psychiatry, understanding subconscious phenomena has often been regarded as something close to impossible. Hence, great numbers of individuals suffering from mental health are being kept as inmates of mental institutions, fully occupied by their imaginary worlds. Nobody seems to understand their life and imagination.

Obviously, the lack of understanding mainly derives from the fact that even professional helpers appear to have lost their contact with mythical tradition. On the other hand, there are numerous sensitive and able therapists, who are capable of learning to interpret anyone’s subconscious messages. This ability will develop readily in the subconscious mind of such a therapist, only he or she allows it to happen.

Apparently, the greatest difficulty lies in the fact that few therapists are really prepared for an open encounter with a client in the sense that they became wholly present to the client’s world. Instead, they tend to cling to their sensibility and analytical mind. While using this approach, they are not fully present to the client emotionally. Full presence is love, sharing feelings, some kind of spiritual atmosphere with another person.

The therapeutic skills of a responsive therapist are ’telepathic’ in nature. On the emotional level, he understands the client’s feelings and the language he uses in expressing them. This, however, calls for forgetting oneself and entering into the client’s world using the ’memory’ of whole mankind infused in his body.

Basically, all humans share this ability. More often than not, it is courage that fails. A therapist who fears insanity, lacks the courage to enter into a world that he experiences as frightening and threatening. A client who has been badly ’wounded’ (traumatized) in the psyche, however, needs support from a fellow-traveler to be able to face the mythical world of his subconscious mind.

The subconscious is man’s most sacred and rich mental deposit, his treasury. However, this mental realm appears frightening, threatening, and destructive as long as its images and visions are foreign to one. Man’s body is his anchor to the outside world. Whenever the subconscious images are frightening, uncontrollable monsters, they have been imposed there by other people. As a rule, they are emotions transferred from father, mother, or other ’near and dear’ ones; emotions that the individual as a child was not capable of giving shape to.

His own experience of the world was at least partly different from that of his parents. It is in this discrepancy that the world of foreign powers, in the shape of scary monsters, comes into being in the child’s subconscious mind. In earlier times, these powers were regarded as demons or evil spirits possessing a person, and were therefore exorcised, i.e. were by special rituals forced to leave the mind.

In that we have alienated ourselves from the domain of mythical characters, the world of fairy tales, legends, and myths, we have come to miss the ability of getting rid of these foreign images. The process of getting ridding of means facing the monsters and fiends by means given in mythical tradition. In its genuine and unadulterated form, this tradition provides one with strong powers of the helping and supporting images.

With these powers in his support, an individual can move in the world of the spirits, like the shamans of the aboriginal peoples. In that world, the demons – possessing spirits – can be met and let go. In dreams, the dreamer is doing this same work of a long tradition. He faces his inner demons and releases them from their ’duties’. Thereby peace is brought into his ’inner garden’, allowing admittance only to the good spirits, those of love and peace, who guide his journey in the world of his emotions.

The therapist’s task is to set off with the client on a journey into the frightening world of the subconscious. To survive from day to day, a fearful person needs a confidant(e) from the outside to help him or her analyze the subconscious experience. In the earlier world, the shaman or the magi behaved in this job. Jointly, they can learn a more fearless and clarified way of meeting the erroneous imps molesting the mind. This gives more room to the true layers of the soul, one’s genuine spiritual existence.

Our subconscious consists of a reservoir of all emotions and sensations experienced in our lives up to the present. Any experience that we might have will always be interpreted within the limits set by a given outlook. The subconscious is a field of understanding that we have not become conscious of; a field giving rise to the meanings that we attach to things.

Yet, it is a field which has not taken a clear shape, at least not clear enough to become a part of our conscious understanding. Unclear and vague emotional charges can survive ’half-conscious’ only in the form of a myth or tale. We can tell stories about those emotions and experiences with the help of them.

Without a sensible and meaningful connection, an experience cannot be sensed as an ’experience proper’, but turns into a vague sensation of anxiety. The child develops his ’emotional body’ through the mediation of his mother where mother helps him to ’analyze’ his unpleasant and oppressive feelings through her experiences, i.e. the child witnesses his mother’s reaction to them. Often when the child is distressed, he watches his mother’s eyes to thereby grasp what the matter is. In case the mother is emotionally responsive to the child, she is able to – often subconsciously, sometimes consciously – communicate to the child in such a way as to help him to connect the new experience to the existing emotional reservoir.

This is how certain experiential patterns of reaction, common to a family – even ’running in a family’, so to speak, are established. And this is why these social patterns can originate from generations upon generations ago. The family understands and appreciates its inherited social patterns within the folklore of the prevailing culture. That is why emotional experiences can be transferred from parent to offspring also in a narrated form. Through the family folklore, a child becomes a partaker in the common ’family mythology’. He realizes his experiences to be a part of human life.

The subconscious as unconscious bodily relations:

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Since the emotional body is gradually accumulated as experienced relationships, it is unresponsive to the passage of time. It simply immortalizes everything and is hence capable of recollecting the whole past. If a person is taken back to the past – by means of hypnosis, for example – his personal life story becomes retrievable, in other words, it can be called back to his remembrance.

In fact, there is some evidence suggesting that even probably future experiences could be in this way retrieved into the conscious mind. This is enabled by the special facility of our emotional body to record all our experiences as a continuing life story.

A dream may, for instance, bring to the fore a hotel room No 16, which an intuitive interpretation will refer to a memory of something significant having occurred at the age of 16. It is in this way that a dream or story stops the flow of time at a figure signaling a particular occasion. The ’law’ of connections is based in associations. This can start for example as a chain: hotel room number 16 -in own room at age 16 – mother approaching interrupting the first kiss.

It seems that the timelessness of the subconscious carries an immense importance to us. It frees man from the chains of time, rendering him an eternal being. In the world of the subconscious, any instant of time will be transformed into the present. The ability of recollection is thus rendered timeless and unrestricted.

All the past is present in the form of experiences. If a person is by hypnosis brought back to an upsetting experience, which can now be felt as a real bodily sensation, it may give rise to a tremendous shock. The shock itself, however, is no part of his present reality. Is a thing of the past and upsetting only to the self of that particular time. In short, when the time difference (distance between now and then) is eliminated by hypnosis, a shock may result.

The subconscious consists of sensations and experiences. Man’s existence, which is always related to his environment is, in this view, extended to an existence in, or rather, responsiveness to, the past and even the future. Our past life lives on in our present life in the guise of sensations, airs, and ‘atmospheres’, so to speak.

These sensations can be retrieved into the consciousness by calling forth, intensely enough, the past situation to which they are connected. Being a human individual means existence in constant relationships with surrounding reality, things and beings, into which the personal history, experiences, will add the dimension of time-relatedness, which is but one way of experiencing reality.

What is essential is to try to understand the special nature of the past recorded into the brain. A human being is inseparable from his environment. At any given moment, he exists, lives and experiences only as an integrated part of it. It is seldom, in fact, that he is actually aware of watching the world that he lives in. His existence is of world-watching; indeed, he is of world-watching. Moving open-eyed in that world, he is a part of it and therefore his awareness can be equated with it. Equally, seldom, he is in his self, even by means of his thoughts.

Thus, if he is, he is also then in himself only as a part of his true self. A human being is his way of being bodily, and not a ’given package’ within his body. Also, the concept of inter-activeness is illusory. A person is not first within his own self and then start to effect his environment in order to meet with response from it. Or let the environment first influence him, and then to start to effect it, in turn. The very term ’interaction’ is an illusion created by scholars and researchers. Man’s fundamental existence is being in relation with everything. In his subconscious mind, man exists all the time to everything.

Man’s memory is also in a certain way, in a relation that never ceases. His waking consciousness is an attempt to localize in time and place, and thus only a small part of his total memory. Through mythical tradition a family’s collective experiences can be recorded into its memory. Memory and subconscious are collective in essence. When I return to the neighborhood of my childhood, I can suddenly observe that my old sensations with their related images and sights are there, present to me through my five senses. This memory is fully alive to me. I can see myself running around and playing in the yard of home.

Things from the past are present as pictures, images, airs, and ‘atmospheres’. They can be relived with the help of a story, fairy tale, and myth. They can be restored into the conscious mind, to be re-experienced by ’casting a spell’, ’invoking’, and ’conjuring up’ a situation from the past. Such an ’invocation’ can be represented on the physical level simply by a word, expression or touch on a part of the body.

The methods of working on the human mind used by aboriginal people are still viable to modern man. By speaking, imagining situations and showing, objects the revival, re-invocation of powers from the past is equally viable as it has always been. So, the memory is based on associative connections. Story telling and dreaming is letting those associations come in mind. To remember a certain situation is at the same time remembering the other things which happened there.

An emotional bond turns into a possessing spirit:

The subconscious goes beyond the confines of time and place. It has the same features as the domain of gods among aboriginal people. The subconscious world resides in eternity. Everything within it merely is. They are relationships and connections. The nature within us is the same as the one without. By way of comparison, a brook coming down the mountainside is not counting moments or days, all it does is runs.

That a person puts the past off his awareness does not mean that it no longer exists for him. Man’s way of recording things and relations is to remain in constant relations with his surroundings. This inter relatedness can, by several means, be activated in the brain layers producing consciousness. In a dream our whole past is readily available to us. In this lies the ageless wisdom of dream.

Something, however, happens to the earlier experience; it is converted over a period. This conversion seems to be controlled by the emotional bindings of the experience. If, for example, the experience has been repressed into oblivion because of its upsetting nature or some other similar reason, it is as it somehow gains extra energy of attachment; it turns into a foreign power possessing the person. In this way, experiences of old gain a ’new lease of life’, start living a life of their own, irrespective of their ’carrier’.

In this process, reality is turned into a realm in which mythical tradition is given the frightening name of ’underworld’, the threatening domain of the spirits of our ancestors, the abode of gods. This underworld, however, can also be an abode of peace and tranquility, without any possessing spirits. The language of the myth has also termed the subconscious as an ocean with a ruler, the subconscious powers are churning on its dominion.

The spirit of the dead is mightier than that of the living:

Students and scholars of religions past and present are familiar with the fact that religious founders and leaders will become much more important after their death than they ever were during their lives. This stereotypical pattern is connected to our subconscious reality. If either parent dies, the children will very lovingly treasure his or her memory and hold it in high esteem.

That memory, or spirit, will then turn invisible and remain so, since there is no other person in their reality on whom to reflect that spirit. In present scientific culture, he cannot be seen or heard of, or in any other way rendered ’open to senses’, available and experience-able to our senses.

His shadow, ghost, will therefore become ubiquitous: he is seen as a ghost or phantom, and his power increases in proportion with the increasing awe shown for him by the people. It is here, in facing the awesome dead that the myths and rituals of aboriginal peoples – as well as our dreams – will help. In our dreams, we, fortunately enough, encounter ghosts.

Connection to another person by subconscious associations:

An individual will always grow up as a member of a family. Without the presence of an adult he will not grow into integrated adulthood. The experiential performances of archetypal patterns are common to all members of a community. This makes it possible to share things. By joining in a communion the spiritual reality of a community, each member can attain a world common to all of them. The alienation and isolation that have bothered them will disappear.

There is the risk, however, of becoming detached from one’s personal bodily experience. Quite often, religions create conceptual systems that have become too distant from individual experience. The defenders of faith tend to negate and invalidate all sensual experience. Any followers who show such tendency will obviously not so readily comply with their striving, or the interests of power and control exercised by their leaders and conservative supporters.

Freud’s Subconscious Mind:

Your subconscious is the storage point for any recent memories needed for quick recall, such as what your telephone number is or the name of a person you just met. It also holds current information that you use every day, such as your current recurring thoughts, behavior patterns, habits, and feelings.

The workhorse of the mind/body experience Freud’s subconscious mind serves as the minds random access memory (RAM). “Thus the unconscious mind can be seen as the source of dreams and automatic thoughts (those that appear without any apparent cause), the repository of forgotten memories (that may still be accessible to consciousness at some later time), and the locus of implicit knowledge (the things that we have learned so well that we do them without thinking).”

Freud’s Unconscious Mind:

The unconscious mind is where all of our memories and experiences reside. These are those memories that have been repressed through trauma and those that have simply been consciously forgotten and no longer important to us (automatic thoughts). It’s from these memories and experiences that our beliefs, habits, and behaviors are formed.

A review of the earlier illustration shows the unconscious, sitting a layer deeper in the mind under the subconscious. Although the subconscious and unconscious has direct links to each other and deal with similar things, the unconscious mind is really the cellar, the underground library if you like, of all your memories, habits, and behaviors. It is the storehouse of all your deep-seated emotions that have been programmed since birth.

Freud’s psychoanalytic theory teaches that it is here, in the unconscious mind that necessary change can occur through the use of psychoanalysis.

How Your Subconscious Mind Controls Your Behavior:

Scientists have known for decades that the subconscious (or unconscious) mind is more powerful than the conscious mind. Some of them even suggested that if you could access and control your subconscious mind, doing extraordinary things, such as telekinesis would be like a walk in the park. In the popular documentary “What the Bleep Do We Know”, Dr. Joe Dispenza states that a healthy human brain can process 400 billion bits of information per second. However, we are only conscious of about 2,000 of those 400 billion bits of information. In simpler terms, he is telling you that most of the information of reality is processed by your unconscious mind.

The main reason why your subconscious mind processes most of the information of your environment is because your conscious mind isn’t powerful enough to process all the information of reality. If your conscious mind tries to process a billion of bits of information at once, you would see or experience things that would make your life very chaotic. This is why your subconscious mind translates most of the information, so that it can filter out unnecessary things. This allows you to experience life in a way that makes sense to you.

Since the unconscious mind is more powerful than the conscious mind, could it influence your behavior? Some psychologists believe this is possible and they have actually done experiments to prove their theory.

One of the most popular psychologists is Sigmund Freud. His theory of the structures of the mind is the most well-known. Freud separated the mind down into three parts, the id, the ego and the superego. Freud believed that most of our emotions, beliefs and impulses were buried in our subconscious mind, which he referred to it as the id.

Because of his belief, he considered the id to be the main drive for our behaviors and personalities. Freud tends to see the subconscious mind and ego as scary and chaotic, which is still widely accepted in modern psychology.

The unconscious mind and ego are part of who you are, because they are parts of your identity. When you become fearful of them, it makes it easier for them to control your behavior. The ego is a part of your mind that loves to control you. It’s always living in a state of fear due to its belief that it needs to fight against you for survival.

As a result, it will lie and deceive you, so that it can stay in control. If you want to stop the ego from controlling you, you need to learn how to integrate the ego with other identities of your mind, so that the ego doesn’t feel so lonely and separated. One of the first steps to calm your ego’s controlling behavior is to stop fearing it and accept it as a part of you.

Behaviors that arise from the unconscious mind are very effective at influencing how you behave, which is why advertising companies are obsessed with subliminal messages. These types of messages were created by advertising agencies for the purpose of reprogramming your unconscious mind, so that they can influence how you think.

If subliminal messages didn’t work, do you think they would waste millions of dollars per year on them? Since the unconscious mind plays a big role in how you behave and experience reality, if you want to have more control over your life, learn to acknowledge it instead of fear it. By doing this, it will help you become aware of your unconscious compulsive behaviors, making it easier for you to control them.

How to Control Your Subconscious Mind

Practicing Positively

1) Practice positive self talk. Replace your negative self talk with affirmations. Shifting your language will alter your mindset and override negative subconscious actions and thoughts. Replace “I can’t do this!” with “I can do this!” Instead of saying “I fail at everything!” exclaim “I will succeed!” If you catch yourself slipping back into negative self-talk, pause and take a deep breath. Consider why you are telling yourself you won’t succeed.

Identify the factors that caused you to become negative. Note that these factors are triggers and recommit to affirming yourself.

  • This shift in your language won’t happen overnight. It takes time and consistency. Remain positive as you work toward ridding yourself of negative subconscious expectations and behaviors.

2) Craft a positive mantra. When anxiety or stress arises, calm your nerves and quell negative thoughts by repeating a personally crafted mantra. Consistent use of the mantra will subdue negative thoughts and actions that arise from your subconscious mind. Identify your negative thoughts and accept that your self-judgement is unfounded.

Create a healing mantra by identifying the opposite of your self-judgmental claim. Craft two additional mantras that express the same idea; use them interchangeably. Select a spot in your body to ground the positivism. The spot could be your heart or your stomach. Place your hand on the spot as you repeat the mantra. Focus on the action and swell with confidence.

  • If you feel that you are never good enough, your mantras would be “I am good enough,” “I am worthy,” and “I am worth it.”

3) Practice visualization. Visualizing, or mentally rehearsing, the achievement of your goals is a wonderful way to engage with and train your subconscious mind. Start with visualization exercises that only require you to utilize one to two of your senses. Try to visualize every detail of a photograph or a familiar object. As you master this, work towards visualizing entire scenes of movies or memories. Note the sounds, smells, colors, textures, and tastes.

When you acquire the ability to focus and accurately depict details, begin visualizing yourself achieving your goals. It is essential that you visualize yourself as realistic as possible. Don’t dwell on the negatives or envision yourself failing but visualize yourself succeeding and achieving your goal! For example, if you are visualizing yourself giving a speech, picture yourself recovering from a stutter or a skipped sentence instead of moving the crowd to their feet.

  • Visualize specific goals. Be specific about what it is that you want to achieve. Identify the location, time, and circumstances of your success. Go into as much detail as possible!
  • Don’t envision yourself as superhuman; instead imagine yourself as you really are.

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There Is No Such Thing as Conscious Thought:

Philosopher Peter Carruthers insists that conscious thought, judgment and volition are illusions. They arise from processes of which we are forever unaware. In an excerpt from his book, book Peter Carruthers states the following:

I believe that the whole idea of conscious thought is an error. I came to this conclusion by following out the implications of the two of the main theories of consciousness. The first is what is called the Global Workplace Theory, which is associated with neuroscientists Stanislas Dehaene and Bernard Baars. Their theory states that to be considered conscious a mental state must be among the contents of working memory (the “user interface” of our minds) and thereby be available to other mental functions, such as decision-making and verbalization. Accordingly, conscious states are those that are “globally broadcast,” so to speak.

The alternative view, proposed by Michael Graziano, David Rosenthal and others, holds that conscious mental states are simply those that you know of, that you are directly aware of in a way that doesn’t require you to interpret yourself. You do not have to read your own mind to know of them. Now, whichever view you adopt, it turns out that thoughts such as decisions and judgments should not be considered to be conscious. They are not accessible in working memory, nor are we directly aware of them. We merely have what I call “the illusion of immediacy”—the false impression that we know our thoughts directly.

The Stages of life. Subconscious, Conscious, Memories are formed and built and stored for later re-collection.

Life Stages

 

Infancy (Ages 0-3): Vitality – The infant is a vibrant and seemingly unlimited source of energy. Babies thus represent the inner dynamo of humanity, ever fueling the fires of the human life cycle with new channels of psychic power.

  1. Early Childhood (Ages 3-6): Playfulness – When young children play, they recreate the world anew. They take what is and combine it with the what is possible to fashion events that have never been seen before in the history of the world. As such, they embody the principle of innovation and transformation that underlies every single creative act that has occurred in the course of civilization.
  2. Middle Childhood (Ages 6-8): Imagination – In middle childhood, the sense of an inner subjective self develops for the first time, and this self is alive with images taken in from the outer world, and brought up from the depths of the unconscious. This imagination serves as a source of creative inspiration in later life for artists, writers, scientists, and anyone else who finds their days and nights enriched for having nurtured a deep inner life.
  3. Late Childhood (Ages 9-11): Ingenuity – Older children have acquired a wide range of social and technical skills that enable them to come up with marvelous strategies and inventive solutions for dealing with the increasing pressures that society places on them. This principle of ingenuity lives on in that part of ourselves that ever seeks new ways to solve practical problems and cope with everyday responsibilities.
  4. Adolescence (Ages 12-20): Passion – The biological event of puberty unleashes a powerful set of changes in the adolescent body that reflect themselves in a teenager’s sexual, emotional, cultural, and/or spiritual passion. Adolescence passion thus represents a significant touchstone for anyone who is seeking to reconnect with their deepest inner zeal for life.
  5. Early Adulthood (Ages 20-35): Enterprise – It takes enterprise for young adults to accomplish their many responsibilities, including finding a home and mate, establishing a family or circle of friends, and/or getting a good job. This principle of enterprise thus serves us at any stage of life when we need to go out into the world and make our mark.
  6. Midlife (Ages 35-50): Contemplation – After many years in young adulthood of following society’s scripts for creating a life, people in midlife often take a break from worldly responsibilities to reflect upon the deeper meaning of their lives, the better to forge ahead with new understanding. This element of contemplation represents an important resource that we can all draw upon to deepen and enrich our lives at any age.
  7. Mature Adulthood (Ages 50-80): Benevolence – Those in mature adulthood have raised families, established themselves in their work life, and become contributors to the betterment of society through volunteerism, mentor ships, and other forms of philanthropy. All humanity benefits from their benevolence. Moreover, we all can learn from their example to give more of ourselves to others.
  8. Late Adulthood (Age 80+): Wisdom – Those with long lives have acquired a rich repository of experiences that they can use to help guide others. Elders thus represent the source of wisdom that exists in each of us, helping us to avoid the mistakes of the past while reaping the benefits of life’s lessons.
  9. Death & Dying: Life – Those in our lives who are dying, or who have died, teach us about the value of living. They remind us not to take our lives for granted, but to live each moment of life to its fullest, and to remember that our own small lives form of a part of a greater whole.

Conclusion:

When I started writing this article, I thought it would pretty much basic information. When it comes to the mind I now know there is no such thing as basic. How we act, or re-act to situations, are they based on our experiences. The statement, “Every day is a new day”. It most certainly is, but do we live this new day with sub-conscious decisions, to the different and or similar situations from our subconscious past.

If at sometime in your past you felt rejection, does this cause you fear to building relationships. Applying for a job, and been told you do not meet the requirements, does this cause you doubt or does it encourage you to learn about the requirements required to get that job. A car accident from years ago, a traumatic experience a girl or boy saying no I do not want to go on a date with you, these past encounters do they cause you fear in your present day life.

Life Stages

 

The Subconscious mind

 

 

 

 

 

ow does your subconscious effect you? What can you do to overcome?

I hope somewhere I have given you a feeling of strength to leave the traumatic past as history and move on to newer a better conscious today.

Best wishes,

Michael.

Your comments are welcome.

Positive Affirmations for Success

Positive Affirmations for Success

   Affirmations and how we can use them to                            Empower our Lives

Affirmations as defined by Wikipedia.

In his famous book, The Strangest Secret, Earl Nightingale stated, you are what you think. You become what you think about most of the time. He believed that when, the person only feeds his mind with negative thoughts, he will experience life through dark lenses.

Small things that shouldn’t affect him will ultimately become bigger than they really are because their mind is focused on the worst possible outcome rather than the best. He talked about how if people live with mostly negative thoughts they will focus their mind on all the problems rather than the opportunities before him or her.

Unfortunately, many people today, live with this kind of mindset. With the 24/7 access to media outlets around the world, it’s no wonder more, and more people are unable to achieve blissful and positive state’s of mind. Today’s media knows that “negative news sells,” which provides them with the justification to engage in fear mongering. Sadly, it works. This is because we are designed to survive, rather than thrive. While this is beneficial for us, focusing our brains on survival, it does nothing to guarantee our personal success. If it did, there would be more people flourishing both financially and personally.

Fortunately, our minds are incredibly powerful and are capable of incredibly awesome things. Our job is to stand guard at the doors of our thoughts and feed it empowering words. This is where positive affirmations come into play.

Understanding Affirmations and How They Work:

Affirmations are suggestions and thoughts that you give to yourself and can be either positive or negative. As you give yourself these suggestions, you are feeding them into your subconscious mind, which is what ultimately helps to determine your mental attitude.

If you feed positive thoughts and suggestions into your subconscious mind, this will ultimately build positive or optimistic mental attitude’s, and when you constantly feed your subconscious with good, and happy ideas, your mind begins to accept these suggestions as reality because your subconscious is unable to differentiate between your imagination and your reality. When you consistently inject positive ideas into your subconscious, it will start to trust them as being the reality, and it starts to work producing similar thought patterns.

When your thoughts become positive, you start to become more optimistic about your life and the world around you. Your thoughts, after all, construct you. By thinking positively, you can empower yourself and build healthy mindset’s and healthy frame’s of mind that is always thinking of growth, development, and new ideas.

A positive mindset will give you the strength and courage to believe in yourself and follow your dreams. Additionally, positive attracts positive opportunities. When you create positive thought’s in your mind, it moves out and starts drawing towards you helpful and constructive opportunities that can help you fulfill your goals.

This is how positive affirmations work, and why using them daily will gradually turn you into vibrantly positive individual’s.

On the other hand, if you are constantly feeding negativity into your mind, you should only expect to have negative mental attitude’s.

Why You Should Use Affirmations:

Emile Coule, renowned psychologist popularized the practice of positive affirmations by providing the world with tool’s to help people from all occupations actualize prosperity and success. Subsequently, various scientific and medical studies have been conducted to prove the effectiveness of affirmations and the benefits gained with daily practice. These studies have successfully shown that affirmations are indeed incredibly beneficial and can help dramatically change your life for the better.

One such study showed that students who used affirmations daily at the start of their school term were able to perform better compared to their counterparts who didn’t use affirmations daily. Another study showed that daily positive affirmations help many people battle stress and the severe side effects associated with the condition.

Lisa Legault, psychologist at Clarkson University, is an unwavering supporter of using positive affirmations. She believes that affirmations can help to significantly boost your self-esteem, resulting in improved performance in different aspects of life. Affirmations help to build positive and feel-good frame’s of mind. When you have an optimistic mindset, you tend to think positively. Your positive mindset can easily be used to battle negative thoughts that might try to infiltrate your mind. This helps to build self-belief, which in turn shapes your self-confidence instilling the ‘I can’ mindset. When you start taking action, you eventually take charge of your goals and become successful in life.

The effective use of affirmations to achieve success in every pillar of your life largely depends on some prerequisites.

How to Make Affirmations Work for You: 

Chemicals are how the brain communicates with your body. The chemical connections are created for each of the experiences in your life. When you repeat actions frequently, it helps to strengthen these neural connections. It is constantly reorganizing processes in your brain every time you take action. Your actions don’t just have to be physical, but can also be mental and include your thoughts as well as your words. The more that you think, do or speak something the stronger these neural pathways become.

The challenge we face is that the majority of your more than 60,000 thoughts that cross your mind daily are negative, because of our biological and survival instincts to hold on to beliefs, habits, and experiences that were bad. However, when you choose to think positively, you can alter your subconscious mind to break this tendency to fill your head with negative thoughts and start focusing more on the positive things in your life.

Most of the power of thought and emotion already exists within you. This means that you already know how to feel happy, grateful, loved, etc. However, the issue often lies in the thoughts you continue to strengthen as you follow negative narrative’s. You tell yourself that you are bad, unloved, sad, but want to be happy, loved, and good. To make affirmations work for you, it is important that you make concerted effort’s to change your self-talk so that you can reinforce the feelings and emotions that you have inside that you want to bring to the forefront of your life.

This means that saying the affirmations in the present tense, “I’am,” instead of “I want to be,” or “I wish I were.” When you change your thoughts to the present tense, it creates control over the pathways in your mind. It also opens doors for you to accomplish amazing things. Scientific studies have proven time and again that adopting positive affirmations in your life can create powerful changes to your psyche.

The daily practice of positive affirmations has been linked to better academic performance, better athletic performance, lower stress levels, better performance when tackling challenging tasks, and making healthier life choices. No matter how or why you are looking to practice positive affirmations, there is evidence out there that it works well. But, how can you make the practice of daily affirmations work for you?

The practice of incorporating positive affirmation into your daily life, the personal process is something that you need to develop if you want them to work for your life. This means that you can choose positive affirmation’s that fits in your life, but you also can tweak it and change it so that it works better for your situation. If you are still struggling with the process, you can try the following steps.

The Daily Journal

Keep your journal with you at all times, and write down your thoughts. The action of writing helps you to integrate the thoughts more fully into your subconscious, much faster than if you were to type them out. Writing them down also makes them more intentional.

Every time you notice that you are thinking of something negative about yourself or your life, write it down in your journal.
Below or next to the negative thought, rewrite it into something positive that negates the negative message. Make sure that you write it in the present tense and include the statement, “I’am.”
Repeat this new thought several times for as long as you want to repeat it.

This process is meant to help you identify the negative commentary in your mind and also shed light on the times when these negative thoughts appear. If you have the time to record the day and time and about the situation that is leading to negative thoughts, you can begin to identify patterns in your thoughts and actions. These “triggers” can end up leading to negative outcomes, or you can rewrite the connection to something that leads to positive result’s.

When you rewrite your thoughts into positive affirmations, you want to be sure to make it something that you will actually remember. It should directly address the problem but be short and simple.

It can also be extremely beneficial to incorporate creative visualization into the process. If you don’t know what creative visualization is, meditative thought processes that enables you to manifest your most heartfelt desires, just by thinking about them. Using creative visualization along with your positive affirmations plays an essential role in attracting what you desire. With creative visualization, you can create more loving and positive image of yourself.

When you incorporate creative visualization into your affirmation practice, you need to take steps to relax and get into peaceful, meditative state’s of mind. What works for one person may not work for the next, so you want to contemplate what works best for you. When you can enter into; state of total relaxation, you can begin to sketch out the mental details about what you are trying to manifest in your life.

Like with your positive affirmations, you have to be detailed and specific in what you want. For example, you don’t just want to think about getting new car, but you need to think about your driving in the actual vehicle that you desire. You need to imagine what that car looks like, what it smells like, and how you feel driving it. For the creative visualization process to work, you have to believe it will happen, just like when you are reciting your positive affirmations.

Practice will make your affirmations better. You don’t need to strive for perfection, but rather you want to aim for positive experience’s. If you wish to change your mindset and your current situation in life and start to live the life that you desire, positive affirmations can be an incredibly powerful tool to help you get there

Affirmations for Attracting Health:

TeaIt is entirely too easy to take our health for granted these days. A cookie here, candy bar there. At first, nothing happens, but slowly, over time our weight starts to creep up, and we start to feel tired and down in the dumps. Not to mention all the negative feelings that go along with it: anger, anxiety, and frustration along with decreasing our self-esteem.

Fortunately, becoming healthier is relatively simple. All it takes is making decision’s to make change’s in our lives. This applies to both our mental and physical well-being. Consciously making small, seemingly insignificant, but positive choices every day will bring results that are often surprising. After three weeks we develop habit’s and suddenly discover that it’s not only become easier, but automatic to make better healthier choices.

Just like with our physical health, you can strengthen your mind by nourishing it with developing your skills and talents, good books, spending more time with friends, and seeking out more experiences that provide us opportunities for growth. Here are some affirmations for maintaining and improving your health.

When using affirmations it is essential to personalize them by using phrases starting with: “I’am, my, therefore making your statement personal.

1. —- full of energy and life.

2. —- in control of my state at all times.

3. —- happy and always have control

4. —- choose to be full of joy and gratitude.

5. I’am more than I seem to be, and within me are all the powers of the Universe.

6. My reason for eating healthy food is to fuel my body.

7. Being healthy is better than any other taste in the world.

8. My healthy body is created by my healthy thoughts.

9. My body is my temple.

10. I’am worthy of being healthy.

11. My daily habits are helping me to become healthier and happier.

12. I choose to eat healthy because the food I eat is construction material for my body.

13. I eat nutritious foods that give me energy.

14. I can eat for enjoyment or social reasons, responsibly and stay within my own rules that I set in advance.

15. – get plenty of restful and energizing sleep.

16. – make healthy choices and respect the body that I have been given.

17. The water that I drink cleanses my body and gives me the clarity of mind I need to succeed.

18. I love how it feels to be healthy.

19. – have this deep sense of well-being.

20. My body heals easily and quickly.

21. I take ample amount of time to clear my mind.

22. I invest in the health of my mind and body.

23. My heart is healthy and strong.

24. My fitness and health are priorities.

25. I have abundant energy to live my life.

26. Living healthy lifestyle’s is important to me.

27. I love my body. It takes me everywhere.

28. My body grows healthier and stronger every day.

29. – deserve to be healthy.

30. I’am in control of my own health.

31. I radiate an abundance of joy and gratitude.

32. I’am surrounded by others who want me to be healthy.

33. I trust the signals my body sends to me.

34. My body feels good, and I radiate nothing but good feelings.

35. I’am in possession of healthy body and healthy mind.

36. I’am energetic and vigorous.

37. I let go of all bad feelings within me about others, incidents, and everything else. I forgive everyone who is associated with me.

38. My body is healthy, I’am wealthy, and my mind is wise.

39. I take care of my body now.

40. I’am grateful for my healthy body.

41. Peace flows through my body, mind, and soul.

42. I enjoy my life.

43. I’am worthy of good health.

44. I look after my body with genuine compassion.

45. Everything in my power is to keep my body healthy.

46. I have strong and robust immune system. I’am able to deal with bacteria, viruses, and germs.

47. My body is free from pain.

48. My body heals itself.

49. I maintain my body weight effortlessly and easily every day.

50. I’am completely in control of my health, wellness, and healing.

51. I appreciate and adore my body, mind, and soul.

52. My skin is clear, glowing, and radiant.

53. I’am capable of being able to maintain my perfect weight.

54. I’am an effective, fit, healthy, and energetic person who is capable of handling anything that arises.

55. I will dedicate 20-30 minutes for exercise.

56. Enthusiastic, vibrant, and energetic every moment.

57. I enjoy eating balanced, nutritious, and healthy meals.

58. I have the full power to control my health and fitness. (click for link)

59. I love to eat healthy food and exercise daily.

60. I’am the recipient of vibrant mind, body, and soul and glowing health.

61. I enjoy my daily exercise routine.

62. I’am fit, active, and healthy, and engage in regular physical fitness.

63. Each day I get closer and closer to my perfect weight.

64. I eat healthy nutritious, energy-giving and balanced foods that benefit my entire body.

65. My body gets healthier, stronger, and more energetic with each passing day.

66. My body temple, is clean, holy, and filled with goodness.

67. I breath nice and deeply, exercise regularly, and feed my body healthy, nutritious foods.

68. My daily thoughts support my body to become healthier.

69. I give my body what it needs.

70. I constantly feel wonderful, and my body heals rapidly.

71. My mind is with positive thoughts.

72. My body in ways that create positive emotions.

73. Smile and stand up straight.

74. The past is gone and relish the present moment.

75. I relax my jaw and keep my teeth separated slightly.

76. I relax my body often and let my body rest when it needs to.

77. I do things that are good for my body.

78. I feel incredibly healthy, and I love it.

79. I’am strong and feel good about myself and how healthy I’am.

80. I’am at peace with my health.

81. My mind is brilliant, and my soul is tranquil.

82. I always sleep in peace and wake up with incredible joy.

83. I love exercising daily and filling my body with healthy foods.

84. I’am fit, energetic, attractive and healthy.

85. I am beautiful inside and out.

86. I care for myself by exercising, eating right, and getting enough sleep.

87. I love, care for, and nurture my body, and it cares back for me.

88. I’am very beautiful, attractive and fit.

89. I’am completely relaxed and filled with the peace of mind and serenity.

90. I create healing energy throughout my life.

91. I’am capable of manifesting maximum strength and health.

Affirmations for Attracting Wealth:

TeaA wise man once said, money isn’t everything, but it is right up there with oxygen. Whether you know it or not, your relationship with money has significant impact’s on your life. From how you attract it, earn it, spend it, save it, and invest it. If there are negative relationship’s with money, you may find that your financial situation is in constant state of disarray.

No matter if you experience positive or negative emotions about money, there is no denying the important role it plays in our lives and the lives of those around us. If you are currently experiencing money blocks, you can use the following affirmations to help you develop an abundance mindset. As you read the affirmations, think about how having more money in your life will affect you.

Money tends to come to those people who have prosperity mindset’s. The gratitude and abundance affirmations should lift up your invisible money magnet so that you can start attracting an abundance of wealth into your life.

92. Wealth pours into my life daily.

93. My bank account grows daily.

94. I have achieved financial security in my life.

95. I’am filled with gratitude and joy, and I love that more and more money is flowing to me daily.

96. Money is flowing to me in avalanches of abundance from unexpected sources.

97. I will be prosperous and have an abundance of money in my bank account.

98. All my dreams, goals, and desires are instantaneously met.

99. The Universe is on my side, and it is guiding me toward wealth and abundance.

100. I love money and all it can buy.

101. I feel grateful that my net worth increases substantially each year.

102. Ideas for how to make more money come to me often.

103. I feel good about money.

104. I can do good things with the money I have.

105. I release all my negative thoughts about money and allow financial abundance to enter my life.

106. Opportunities to make more money come to me effortlessly.

107. I attract money with ease, having more wealth than I ever thought possible.

108. I’am wealthy, and I feel incredibly good about it.

109. My relationship with money is great

110. I’am grateful for all the money that I have in my bank account.

111. Every day more people come into my life.

112. I attract money effortlessly.

113. I’am the money magnet, and money will always be attracted to me.

114. I’am not relaxing into greater prosperity.

115. I release all opposition to money.

116. I will have ton’s of money in my bank account.

117. Ideas for making money are freely entering my life.

118. Abundance is all around me.

119. Being wealthy is my natural state of being.

120. The Universe is helping me attract money into my life daily.

121. I’am prosperous, and I’am grateful for all the good things in my life.

122. It is very easy for me to make more money.

123. I’am natural born to make money.

124. I’am ready and willing to receive more money now.

125. My income substantially increases every year.

126. Attracting money is easy for me.

127. Financial success is my birthright.

128. Thank you, Universe for allowing me to live in prosperity.

129. I’am the creator of my life.

130. I have always been destined to become wealthy.

131. I find opportunities in my life to create prosperity and abundance.

132. I’am grateful I get to live in prosperity.

133. I now live in abundance.

134. Money comes to me with ease.

135. I see unlimited opportunities for creating more wealth in my life.

136. I feel grateful for the money I have.

137. Being wealthy and having money affords me the opportunity to make certain changes.

138. It feels fantastic to have money.

139. The Universe responds to my prosperity mindset by providing me with more opportunities to make money with ease.

140. I visualize being wealthy every day and I send good vibrations out to the Universe about money.

141. I’m will be the money magnet that attracts money from all kinds of places.

142. I’am abundant every day, in every way.

143. I’am gracious for all the prosperity I receive every day.

144. My money multiplies because I pay myself first.

145. I constantly am able to find and come up with more ways to make money with ease.

146. Money is an important part of my life, and I give it the time and attention that it deserves.

147. Money allows me to help more people.

148. Money allows me to spend more time with my loved ones.

149. Money allows me to have more wonderful experiences.

150. Having more money is good for my life and will allow me to do the things I desire.

151. I love money and all the things that it lets me accomplish.

152. I will be wealthy and live my life in abundance.

153. I continuously have substantial surplus monies at the end of every month.

154. I continually learn from others who live in financial abundance.

155. My actions create value for others.

156. I’am of great value.

157. I make my money work for me.

158. I’am great at managing my money.

159. I’am grateful for the ability the Universe provides me to make money.

160. My financial reality is in my total control.

161. Money is my servant.

162. I have everything that I need to create financial abundance in my life.

163. There is enough money for me to create prosperity in my life.

164. I trust that the Universe will always meet my needs.

165. I’am great at managing my money. I’am the master of my money, and I’am in control of my finances.

166. I allow wealth to enter my life. I allow prosperity to enter my life. I allow abundance to enter my life.

167. I’am fully receptive to all the wealth that life offers me.

168. My success is important and necessary.

169. All my dreams have come true.

170. I create wealth; therefore I’am always wealthy.

171. I expect to achieve success in all of my endeavors and allow success to be my natural state in life.

172. I’am able to move past challenges and mistakes quickly and effortlessly.

173. Money comes to me in an easy and effortless way.

174. I align myself with the energy of wealth and abundance.

175. I use my money to better my life and the lives of those around me.

176. I allow my wealth to expand, and I live in comfort and joy every day.

177. I think positive money thoughts daily.

178. I have plenty of money for my needs and plenty for the needs of others.

179. By living my purpose, I attract abundance in my life.

Affirmations for Attracting Happiness:

TeaHappiness:

A state of contentment and well-being. The first step that you need to take to become happy is to change your thoughts. Affirmations are great tool’s for this because they can help to replace the limiting beliefs that you hold with more empowering ones. It is important to note that you don’t want to try to force the negative thoughts to disappear, but rather you need to learn how to become aware of the thoughts and accept them without putting any judgment on them. By being mindful and present, you will start to find that the negative thoughts will slowly begin to fade into the background.

Many people around the world are looking for happiness in big things or events, when in fact there is often more power in extracting happiness from common experiences. You don’t want to wait to be happy, especially if you can choose to be happy right here and now. Also, it is vital to remember that your physiology is an incredibly important piece for feeling happy. You will never feel happy if you have your head down. When you lift your head up and smile, you will feel better, and it will be much easier to develop positive mindset’s. Remember to use your body positively when you use the following affirmations.

180. Every day and in every way, I’m experiencing more and more joy and happiness in my life.

181. Happiness is my natural state of being.

182. I am going to be happy.

183. By being happy every day, I can help others to become happy in their lives.

184. I’am grateful for all the happy feelings that follow me everywhere I go.

185. I spread happiness to others and absorb happiness from others in return.

186. I’am so happy and grateful for my life that my outlook on life is incredibly positive.

187. Being happy is easy for me.

188. I’am grateful for every moment of every day because I know that it will never return.

189. My future is bright, and I’am incredibly thankful for it.

190. I constantly think uplifting thoughts.

191. I’am incredibly grateful for the air I’m breathing, the water I have access to, and the food in my refrigerator.

192. I’am grateful because I always have what I need to live my life.

193. I start every day with immense happiness and joy.

194. I trust myself because my inner wisdom knows the truth.

195. I breathe in happiness with every single breath that I take.

196. I wake up feeling grateful for this life and full of joy.

197. I’am so happy and grateful because I get to live the life of my dreams.

198. I’am always improving and learning new things that make me happy.

199. I’am present and feel tremendous joy at this moment.

200. I’am an incredibly positive person with incredible gifts to share with the world.

201. I’am the creator of my day, my weeks, my months, and my years and I chose to create happiness and joy.

202. I feel alive, and the world around me feels new and fresh.

213. Life is wonderful, and I love living.

204. There are endless opportunities for me to experience joy and happiness every day.

205. I transform any obstacle into abundant opportunities.

206. I’am eternally grateful for the abundance in my life.

207. I’am open to accepting new journeys and beginnings in my life. I’am always learning, growing, and unlocking new and promising possibilities.

208. Every minute I appreciate the completeness of my journey and I’am aware that by appreciating the completeness of my journey there is greater happiness, peace, and joy.

209. The small joys in life add great happiness to my days when I become more mindful of their existence.

210. I respect everything and everyone around me, and I perform even little actions with happiness, love, and gratitude.

211. I’am strong, creative, and happy, and I use my mistakes as stepping stones to grow.

212. I value inner peace and realize that being myself is completely acceptable. I live with my truth, and my happiness is as much within me as it is outside me.

213. I’am truly grateful to the Universe for this glorious and wonderful life. I’am truly blessed and grateful to everyone who has touched my life and has made it worth living.

214. Happy thoughts and circumstances are drawn to me naturally. I’am always landing in happy circumstances.

215. I’am happy performing random acts of kindness, compassion, love, and happiness. My love results in more love and happiness entering my life.

216. I’am truly grateful and appreciative for everything I have, including love, happiness, joy, and compassion for others.

217. I feel gorgeous inside and out while defining my own sense of beauty through positive energy, abundant love, and happiness.

218. My abundance of love, happiness, and positive energy allows me to step into the day and accomplish everything that I set my mind to.

219. I allow myself to experience the goodness that surrounds me and retain positive energy that flows throughout the day to nourish my body, mind, and soul.

220. Happiness is my birthright. I choose to attract happiness to my life, and — to be truly joyful and happy in everything I set out to do.

221. Abundance is flowing throughout my day and I possess all the love, happiness, enthusiasm, creativity, and energy to make my day special.

222. Each moment that I’am alive, I become happier and happier with my life.

223. Each cell in my body is pulsating with happiness, joy, positivism, and abundance.

224. I’am happier now than I have ever been.

225. Happiness is something that is contagious. I understand this, and I work to spread happiness around to others, which brings happiness back to me tenfold.

226. My happiness helps the people in my life feel happier.

227. My happy attitude attracts other happiness into my life.

228. I’am immensely grateful for my wonderful life. I’am grateful to everyone who has made me happy and who has made my life worth living.

229. I’am happy when I make progress toward reaching my goals.

230. I focus more on my present happiness than the mistakes from my past.

231. I can pick myself up and lift my own spirits.

232. Every morning I wake up feeling happy about my life and my future.

233. When I think happy thoughts, my life brightens and lightens.

234. I allow myself to fully enjoy the little moments that I observe around me every day.

235. I’am always looking for more ways to bring happiness and laughter into my life.

236. I’am completely happy with the choices that I make in my life.

237. I’am always friendly with other people and smile at them.

238. I spread happiness everywhere I go.

239. I commit myself to developing the highest possible level of happiness in my life.

240. My life is constantly overflowing with happiness and joy.

241. I work joyfully toward all my goals and dreams.

242. I’am always happy because great things happen with my life.

243. I’am worthy of love and happiness.

244. I welcome happiness and joy into my life.

245. I’am happy because I live my life fully every day.

246. I rest in complete bliss and happiness every time I go to sleep because I know everything is fine in my Universe.

247. I’am the most content and happiest person on this planet.

248. I’am glad that all happiness originates from within me and I live every moment to the fullest.

249. The possibilities that life presents me with are infinite.

250. I float happily and hastily within my world.

251. I find joy, happiness, and pleasure in the tiniest of things.

252. I can tap into my internal spring of happiness anytime I want and let out joy, pleasure, happiness, and well-being.

253. My happiness soars and expands each day.

Affirmations for Attracting Success:

TeaEveryone dreams of living successful lives, but very few people are lucky enough to achieve it, even by their own estimations. What does success mean to you? At the society level, wealth and power are accepted as the standard indicators of true success, and it is easy to see why. This is because it is easy to keep score or money and it tends to result in the visual display of what one can buy with money. However, you slice it, first define what success means to you personally.

While all the above is important for you to consider, you can experience success for yourself on daily. In the small daily actions that you take towards achieving meaningful goals. While they may seem like they are small, these goals are the stuff in which your long-term dreams are made. It is important to celebrate the small things in your life.

Repeating these affirmations for success on daily will help you get into successful mindset’s. A successful mindset is one that contains empowering and positive beliefs about success in all aspects of your life. It has been said before that people fear success more than failure, and with that kind of mindset, it is difficult to achieve anything extraordinary in life. The following affirmations will help you overcome any mental blocks that might be holding you back from your dreams.

254. I’am proud of what I have achieved in my life.

255. I have the potential, power, and ability to create all the success, prosperity and abundance that I desire in my life.

256. My mind is completely free of resistance and is open to all the new and exciting possibilities before me.

257. I aim to be successful, and I’am worthy of receiving all the good that life has to offer me.

258. I’am thankful for all the abilities, talents, and skills that contribute to my daily success.

259. I’am open-minded and eager when it comes to fully explore new avenues and possibilities for success in my life.

260. Every opportunity that knocks on my door and I seize it immediately.

261. Each day I discover exciting, promising, and interesting new paths to travel.

262. I see and experience prosperity everywhere I look.

263. My ambition is in perfect harmony with my personal and professional values.

264. I work with passionate, inspiring, fascinating and enthusiastic people who share my zest for work and success.

265. By creating success for myself, I’am also creating an abundance of opportunities for the success of others.

266. I attract powerful and successful people who understand, motivate, and inspire me daily.

267. I celebrate every goal I accomplish with thankfulness, happiness, and joy.

268. The more successful I become, the more powerful and confident I feel in the rest of my life.

269. I will forever attract the perfect circumstances at the perfect time in my life. I’am always in the right place at the right time.

270. I’am grateful for all the success that is constantly flowing into my life.

271. Trusting my intuition to guide me toward making smart and wise decisions in my life.

272. Focusing on my vision and pursue my everyday work with zeal and passion.

273. Each day is filled with an abundance of new possibilities, ideas, and avenues that bring great inspiration to my life.

274. Success comes effortlessly and easily to me because I excel in everything that I do.

275. I take complete pride in my innate ability to make worthy contributions around me.

276. I’am fortunate to attract powerful and brilliant mentors who generously share their wisdom, knowledge, and ideas with me.

277. Success and abundance are in my life, even more, doors to opportunity and success open up for me.

278. I set incredibly high standards for myself, and I’am able to always live up to those standards.

279. I truly love the person that I’am, and I invariably attract people who respect and admire me for the unique person that I’am.

280. Thinking big, always brings me success.

281. Each day I dress for success, prosperity, and abundance in body, mind, and spirit.

282. I’am truly grateful for the success I’ve achieved and the abundance and financial prosperity I enjoy every day.

283. I’am enthusiastic and passionate about being more successful in my life.

284. The Universe is always helping me accomplish all my goals and desires.

285. My dreams always manifest right before my eyes.

286. The Universe’s wealth is always circulating through my life and bringing me avalanches of prosperity and success.

287. I’am driven, ambitious, motivated, and inspired by my life’s goals each day.

288. I have the full power to lift myself and my spirits up whenever I desire.

289. It is easy and effortless to be optimistic every day.

290. Success is naturally and effortlessly drawn to me in all areas of my life.

291. My affirmations for prosperity, success, and happiness always bear positive results.

292. Other people are motivated and driven by my success.

293. I’am decisive in all my actions which have led to greater success, prosperity, and happiness in my life.

294. It is easy for me to achieve all my goals in life.

295. The Universe is my friend, and it helps me accomplish all my dreams, desires, and goals with ease.

324. Other people are attracted to me because I’am incredibly successful.

325. I continually work to enhance all the aspects of my life and am rewarded with success.

296. I have the deep desire and willpower to climb to great heights of success.

297. I whole heatedly offer myself to the Universe, and in return, it showers me with unlimited rewards and success.

298. Happiness, joy, prosperity, and success are second nature to me.

299. Accomplishing all my goals is incredibly easy and effortless for me.

300. My life is an incredibly amazing, wonderful, and exciting journey.

301. My thoughts and beliefs create my reality, and I’am the master of all my thoughts.

302. I have the power to create my life in exactly the way that I desire.

303. Everything that I desire, want, and need is already out there

304. I’am full of endless positive thoughts, positive energy, and positive actions every day.

305. I’am destined for success and greatness.

306. Today and every day, I take several steps toward fulfilling my goals and getting everything I want.

307. My mind, tenacity, positive energy, and ability can move mountains and help me achieve my goals.

308. I feel refreshed, driven, determined, and excited to excel today and every day.

309. My ideas, thoughts, and beliefs are the seeds for my success.

310. I’am enough and will always be enough.

311. I choose smart decisions for my life because I have the knowledge I need to do so.

312. I surround myself with people that greatly contribute to my growth and success.

313. I’am focused every day on the goals I need to achieve to be successful.

314. I’am intuitive and know what direction is best for my success.

347. I’am equipped with all the skills and knowledge that I need to embrace and achieve success.

315. I’am constantly receiving the endless opportunities sent to me by the Universe to help me experience success.

316. I’am free from all the obstacles that are holding me back from being successful.

317. I’am eager and always open to follow new paths to achieve success.

318. Learning the areas in life that make me free, happy, and full of purpose.

319. I’am joyful and grateful for every goal that I accomplish and celebrate each one with pride.

320. I’am grateful for my success and happiness.

321. Things daily lead me toward success.

322. I’am always creating with help me to grow the opportunities presented to me daily.

323. I’am full of enthusiasm and energy that helps me reach my goals and achieve success.

324. Others believe in me and my success through my belief in myself.

325. My best life is through my authentic self.

326. I’am clear about life and my purpose, and I know what I need to do to reach my goals and achieve success.

327. Everything that comes to me from the Universe I embrace.

328. I’am continually moving toward achieving my goals through my continued intentional actions.

329. New, positive habits that serve my goals help me succeed.

330. I’am open to infinite opportunities for success that are presented to me by the Universe.

331. Great ideas are some of the thoughts I share.

Conclusion:

Of course you are not going to practice all these affirmations. Pick the ones you would like to accomplish, write them down and practice them everyday till they become a part of you.

It isn’t easy to change how you see certain areas of your life or to dig into complex and sometimes dark places. As you explore different affirmations to improve various areas in your life with growth and positive change, you can use them to impact them with patience and grace. Positive affirmations are tool’s that you can use daily to help you relax or energize, focus or forgo, connect or release. It all depends on what you need and where you believe you need to go. You have to trust your instincts, stay true to your path and stay positive.

Teach your mind to re-write the narrative to your story. Start at any place and move forward in the direction of your goals. And, if at any point, you find yourself off the path you were meant to head in, fix new affirmation’s and get going where you need to go. You have control over your thoughts, which means you have control over your actions. Your actions will then lead you to your reality, and this is how you can make amazing thing happen in your life. It all starts with your thoughts.

Now that you have learned how to make affirmations work in your life and have plenty of ideas on how to call for your desires and goals to manifest, it is time to choose one and start repeating it to yourself. The more you repeat it, the more it ingrains as the truth in your mind. When your mind believes it, your actions will live it. And when your actions live it, your reality, in turn, reflects it. Every day you have to choose to keep moving forward and being positive.

You have to truly believe that you are making difference’s in your life and the lives around you and that you are powerful beyond your wildest dreams. You have to believe in yourself and you’re amazing purpose if you want to manifest all your heart’s desires with the help of positive affirmations.

It is amazing, many years ago I read this book by, Dr. Wayne Dyer. His books really inspired me. They taught me to believe in myself. Let go of the anger, the hurt. The “if only”, “what if”… We owe it to ourselves to live in the present. Yesterday is gone and if we are blessed there may never be any tomorrow’s

My niece is seven years old, she inspires me. She practices positive affirmations every day in the morning and before she goes to bed. She is always happy great beautiful smile that is always there to greet you.

It may take time to get used to the routine of practicing positive affirmation’s. You can only gain. Parts of my subconscious still sabotages me. I will overcome.

Wishing you health, prosperity and success in every part of your life.

Thank you for reading my article.

Your comments are always welcome.

Thank you,

Michael