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Beyond The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
remember names,” for example, the subconscious mind responds simi-
larly, and as you are scanning your memory bank to recall a specif ic name
you want to remember, your subconscious will
block out that
name so you “can’t remember” it, because those are the instructions it
has received repeatedly from the conscious mind, i.e., “I can never re-
member names.”
The subconscious is such a powerful tool and as we learn more fully how
to deliberately engage it, we can consciously direct it to serve us consistently
to achieve the quality of life we truly desire.
I remember teaching a seminar years ago and a married couple shared
with the participants how every June all members of their family got a com-
mon cold. This had been a “family tradition” for over 20 years. They shared
how this had become part of their individual and family “self talk” for years.
“I (we) always get a cold in June.” And, sure enough, the subconscious car-
ried out its orders and a cold was manifested by all, every year, every family
member. If one didn’t want to break this pattern they could simply chalk it up
to their “genes” and keep affirming the intended result. The fun thing about
this story is through the techniques taught in this book, the family changed
the instructions to the subconscious through a revision in their self talk, or
affirmations (see Chapter 8). I received a letter two years later informing me
that this old pattern had been eliminated and all members of the family had
not had a cold in over two years. The family lived in the same house, in the
same city, with the same weather patterns, but with a revised health “pic-
ture” that simply did not allow or include common colds every June ,or any
other month for that matter.
When you repeatedly say to people, “I can’t afford it,” then your sub-
conscious mind takes you at your word and sees to it that you will not be
in a position to purchase what you want. As long as you persist in saying,
“I can’t afford that car, that trip to Europe, that new home, etc.,” you can
rest assured that your subconscious mind will follow your orders, and you
will go through life experiencing the lack of all these things.
Another simple illustration is this: When you say, “I do not like
mushrooms,” and the occasion subsequently comes that you are served
mushrooms in sauces or salads, you will get indigestion because your
subconscious mind says to you, “The boss (your conscious mind) does
not like mushrooms.” This is an amusing example of the outstanding