Maggie Currie, the people magician, shares her expertise and knowledge in this weeks guest post as she asks:
Does your subconscious mind rule your reality?
Every day you are constantly barraged, from the minute you open your eyes and ears in the morning until the minute you close your eyes and ears at night, with information – facts and figures, fiction, half-truths, music, news, stories, half-heard conversations, pictures and images.
This information comes from parents, siblings, relatives, newspapers, magazines, school, college, university, colleagues, television, radio, advertising posters, books, magazines, films, fellow passengers, articles – the list is endless. And this has been happening since the day you were born.
You would be surprised at how much information you absorb each week.
To prove just how much information you absorb each week and from how many sources, make a list of all the publications you read, the television programmes you regularly watch, the newspapers you subscribe to, the radio broadcasts you listen to and so on.
Are you surprised at the length of your list?
How much of that information that you have listed do you think is having a positive effect on your life?
How much do you think is having a negative effect on your life?
I bet the second list is far longer than the first.
You filter all the information you receive (whether you realise it or not) and you think you either store it away for future use (you believe it) or discard it as useless (you choose not to believe it). But, unbeknown to you, your subconscious mind will store all the information away, just in case, whether, in your conscious mind, you think you believe it or not.
Your subconscious mind has remembered everything you have ever seen or heard since the minute you were born. Your subconscious mind has very kindly done this for you without you even knowing.
Think about it, you see a poster flash by you and the information on that poster is absorbed into your mind in an instant. You may not even have realised that the information has been registered. So what you believe today could be entirely based on something you read on that poster this morning.
Alternatively your beliefs could be based on something that is hidden deep down in your subconscious mind that you thought you had forgotten about, but in actual fact it has been lurking there for many years, thanks to your subconscious mind.
Still don’t believe me?Well let’s take an example – it is possible that when you started infant school you could have been told by your very first teacher, when you were just five years old, that you would find it difficult to keep up with your school work because, at the grand old age of five, you couldn’t sit still for more than ten minutes, and therefore you were perceived as not paying attention. Although we all know that it is possible for you to have been walking around and still listening to the teacher.
That teacher labelled you, at that very young age, as non-attentive. Now this belief has been stored away in your subconscious mind for many years, whether you realise it or not, and it is quite possible that, because of this stored information, you did find it difficult to keep up. You were told it, you believed it and you made it a reality.
But what if that teacher had known that because you were only five years old it was entirely possible that you could listen as well as fidget, and that teacher had never made the negative comment in the first place? Your subconscious mind would not have been able to store that information away for many years because it would have been totally unaware. Would you have even thought that you couldn’t keep up with the school work? And would it have become a reality? I think not.
What if you had been told by that same teacher, when you were the grand old age of five, that you were very talented and that you would have absolutely no trouble at all learning? Would your reality have been different?
Yes it would! You would have found it easy to keep up with your schoolwork because you believed that you were talented and had no trouble learning and therefore your reality would have been totally different.
So whether you like to believe it or not, your subconscious mind rules your reality.
About the Author/Further Resources
Maggie Currie, The People Magician world class coach a motivational speaker and a published author.
I was adopted while very young and went on to enjoy a private education with my new parents. I left school with extensive secretarial qualifications and was soon running the typing pool for a large London company. I married at age 19 and had three children. However, my marriage didn’t last and for many years I struggled as a single mum bringing up my children. I reached rock bottom when I had just one coin left for the meter, no job and no perceived prospects. I had to do something or we would all starve. I began by changing one thought – I can get a job. And I did within a week. I gradually rebuilt my life, remarried and eventually relocated to the Isle of Wight. I set up and run a successful secretarial business and retrained as a life coach and trainer and set up a coaching business to run alongside the secretarial business. This too is successful and has allowed me to keep on learning and to write two books. I regularly write articles for journals and magazines on various topics related to coaching and confidence.
- Author of ‘What You Believe Creates Your Reality’ published Sept 2010 by Book Guild Publishing
- Author of ‘7 Stepping Stones to Rebuilding Confidence in Yourself’ published Dec. 2011 by CreateSpace
- Co-Author ‘One Page Wisdom’ published by Life Skills Australia Nov 2009
- YOU University Coach
- Tutor/Life Coaching Institute
- Life Coach/IoW Rural Community Council
- Expert BBC Radio Solent, Vectis Radio, Calder’s Confessions (Worldwide), Radio Coaching, BlogTalk Radio
- Business Mentor/The Prince’s Trust
- Business Mentor/Expert Mentor-Net
- Business Mentor PLATO GB
- Speaker/Expert Island Business Network
- Mentor The Horses Mouth
- Personal Life Coach (Newcastle College)
- Corporate & Executive Coach (The Coaching Academy)
- Advanced Confidence Coach/Group Trainer (Dawn Breslin Training)
- NLP (INLPTA)
- Hypnosis/Relaxation (Chris Hughes)
- Sports Psychology (SNHS)
- Disability Awareness (DWAL)
- PTLLS (Professional Teaching Award B Tech level 4) (IoW College)
- TEFL/TESOL (120 hours) (UK-TEFL)
- Thought Field Therapy Practitioner(ATFT)
- Indian Head Massage Practitioner (VTCT)
Featured frequently in the national and international media…
- County Press
- IOW Gazette
- European Coaching Institute Publication
- Island Business Magazine
- Portsmouth Live TV
- Vectis Radio
- Business Vision
- Mature Times
- BBC Radio Solent
- Evan Carmichael
- Hearing Concern
- Coach Network
- Erwin de Grave’s Radio Coaching
- Daily Echo
- Women’s Business Club
- BlogTalk Radio
- Big Life
- Business for Coaches
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