Subconscious Beliefs…one of the biggest and most important aspects to changing the course of our lives. Whether we are trying to quit a bad habit, find a new healthy relationship, get that perfect job, or even manifest enough money to finally buy a house, these beliefs are the SINGLE. MOST. IMPORTANT. THING. HOLDING. YOU. BACK.
I want to take you back. I want to take you back to when you were a child. Don’t actually close your eyes and go back there. But imagine being a child, 3 or 4, sitting at a table with whoever your grownups were. You are there, adorable, sitting with a cup of water or juice, or whatever beverage would have been in your living situation at that time. Imagine your grownups are in the middle of something. And, accidentally, because accidents happen, you tip over your cup of water. As it spills on the ground, your stressed, and human grownup, grumbled as the contents slowly spread across the table, dripping over the edges down to the ground. And as your grownup grumbles, yells maybe, maybe even punishes you, several things happen within your brain.
The subconscious, the part of the brain responsible for running your body, is constantly collecting information. It collects information from all sources in an effort to keep you safe. Observing what’s happening outside of your world, the subconscious forms beliefs and rules to help you gain knowledge about surviving and existing in the world. This small and mild example can form many beliefs all at once, with your subconscious now…
One: Believing “I AM CLUMSY”
Two: Believing: “BECAUSE I AM CLUMSY I HAVE MADE MY GROWNUP UPSET“
Three: Believing: “MY GROWNUPS ARE NOT HAPPY BECAUSE OF ME”
Four: Believing: “IN ORDER TO PREVENT MAKING MY GROWNUPS UNHAPPY. I NEED TO STOP BEING CLUMSY“
Five: In the future Believes: “I AM CLUMSY. I CAN’T PLAY THAT SPORT. MY GROWNUP WILL GET UPSET IF I TRY THAT SPORT AND FAIL. I CANNOT TRY THAT SPORT. I CANNOT DO ANYTHING THAT REQUIRES GRACE. I AM CLUMSY.”
Six: In the future Believes: “I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR HOW MAD OTHERS GET. I MUST MAKE SURE TO BE GOOD AND PLEASE OTHERS”
Thus you go through life, missing out on things you would love to try. No ballet, no ice skating, etc. But also, this idea that YOU ARE THE CAUSE of others’ frustration.
While it may not seem like it makes total sense, this is how the brain protects itself. By not spilling the cup of water again, you avoid that initial frustration. Children are making value judgements about this type of thing every single moment of every single day. It is not a conscious process. But an unconscious one. And we often undervalue the importance to a child to help keep their parents happy at all costs.
Of course, parents and other grownups in charge of children cannot be totally to blame for this process. This is a process out of our control. Driven by evolution as a way to keeps safe. If we see as children making noise at a certain time of day causes the tigers to hear us and come eat and find our tribe, we will make certain to keep quiet. Nowadays our world isn’t quite as dangerous as it used to be. Yet still our tendency to quickly write programs for safety remain.
Throughout our childhood we are constantly writing millions of programs to help keep us safe from mental, emotional, and physical pain. We learn to follow what other children are doing and wearing. We learn to stifle our passions to fit in. We write programs about what’s beautiful. We write programs about what’s good and what’s bad. We write programs about how humans “ought” to live.
Our subconscious brain is running the show most of the time. It processes things many, many times faster than the conscious brain. It runs our heart, keeps us breathing, makes the nerves fire so we feel, see, hear, smell. What the subconscious also does is run the programs we have written based upon our beliefs to keep us safe and alive. PSYCH-K is an Energy Psychology method to quickly rewrite and rewire the beliefs that cause the programs that we run day after day after day. So in the example above, programs such as “I am clumsy.” or “I am responsible for others’ happiness.” or “I need to be good.” can easily be rewritten in a matter of minutes.
Dr. Bruce Lipton explains it much, much better than I ever could.