Foundation for Research and Exploration of Mind Motivation
The Treasure Chest
ERASE & REPLACE NEGATIVE SUBCONSCIOUS PROGRAMMING
Higher Spirit has commented: "Your greatest ally or your greatest foe is the subconscious mind." This means, the programs of your subconscious mind either support you or get in your way. How does this fit in with "free will"? Your thoughts are part of your "free will". Your actions are part of your "free will". When you accept the thoughts/words of yourself or others as true for you, these become part of your subconscious programming. Habitual actions become part of your subconscious programming as well. In this sense, your subconscious programming is a "record" of your free will. This "record" tells your subconscious what to do in any given situation. Example: When you learned to drive, you were teaching your subconscious how to drive too. You had to consciously think about what you were doing as you learned to drive. Once your subconscious accepted the "how to drive" program, you were freed of having to think about how to drive. While you think, talk, listen to the radio, watch the road (hopefully), your subconscious is driving the car as it was taught to do, by you, of your own "free will".
Subconscious programming is very valuable. This programming keeps the body functioning, including gauging muscle movements - like calculating the speed of a ball thrown at you so you can catch it. Try figuring that out consciously in time to catch the ball! Subconscious programming tells the subconscious how to act in situations where the conscious mind is diverted by other thoughts. Using the example above, while you are thinking what a hero you will be when you catch the ball to win the game, the subconscious is taking care of moving the body in position to catch the ball as well as calculating where to move the body for catching and throwing the ball where it needs to go to win the game. That is, IF your subconscious programming is that you can be a hero and a winner. If your programming is you are clumsy or you could never be a "winner" or a "hero", the subconscious will move the body in a manner to drop the ball and/or to throw it poorly.
Subconscious programming has a major effect on the way you think, feel, and behave. Example: You are in an argument with a loved one. While you are consciously focused on this argument in the present, your subconscious is remembering arguments with loved ones in the past and is bringing forward not only the unresolved emotions from the arguments of the past, but the thoughts and behavior programmed in childhood as the preferred (willed) automatic response to arguments with loved ones. You may find that despite your best intentions you react in a way seemingly beyond your control - saying, doing and feeling things that surprise, upset, and confound even you. Your body and your emotions respond more readily to subconscious thoughts and programming, than they do to the conscious thoughts. Another way to put this is the programmed will is more powerful than conscious intentions.
Here is another example of the power of subconscious programming: You believe money is good. But as a child, your parents argued continuously about money. Dad and mom would be alternately mad and sad about money. You are really to young to understand what money is but you are not too young to decide money is bad for upsetting your parents all the time. If you are told mommy and/or daddy are gone all the time because they have to get money or there is not enough money, you will make up your mind as a child that money is not only bad for taking away your mommy/daddy, it is also scarce and hard to get. These thoughts become part of your subconscious programming. Such thoughts can make it difficult to get money. Thoughts money are bad can cause you to subconsciously get rid of money as soon as you can.
Conflicting subconscious programs - such as money is good, money is bad or I can heal, I can’t heal - confuse the subconscious and create stress. Which program the subconscious carries out depends upon the amount of energy attached to each program at any given moment. Not the most effective scenario of being in charge of your own destiny.
Many people believe subconscious programs change automatically as people change their beliefs. This is true but the change is often so gradual as to be too late for achieving in this lifetime the goals the old programs block. The same is true of conscious efforts to change subconscious programming through affirmations, prayers, suggestion, guided imagery, visualization and will power. Subconscious programming is protected by the subconscious. To change the programming one must convince the subconscious to change it. To convince the subconscious of anything one must first get the attention of the subconscious. Not an easy task in a "normal" state of consciousness, because in this state, the subconscious is paying attention to everything going on around it, including what you and those close to you are thinking, feeling, and doing. Narrowing down the attention of the subconscious to what one desires the subconscious to focus on is a state of focused concentration that is popularly called hypnosis. This is the ideal state for changing the subconscious programming because a) it is much easier to get the attention of the subconscious mind and b) it is much easier to convince the subconscious to change programming IF the person whose programming is being changed does not object to this change.
When the person whose programming is being changed, or some part of that person, objects to the requested change, the change will not be made or if it is made, it will not be a permanent change. The part that objects will bring the old programming back until this part is convinced the change is desirable.
STEPS TO ERASE & REPLACE NEGATIVE BELIEFS
Pamela Chilton, C.Ht.
Hint: Please—avoid writing
general “feel good” affirmation type statements.
good comes to me now” is far too general.
Soap is good for you, so is soup – no need to be awash in soap or
soup….unless you have none of either. If
you are programming for money/wealth/riches write down what that means to you,
such as: “As a wealthy person, I
have_____ write out half a page or
a page of what wealth is for you. How much ready cash?
Value of your investments. Value
of your home(s). Location of your
home(s). Then sum up all of this up
with the one sentence positive belief you are going to program about wealth,
such as: “I embrace being a
is said 80% of a person’s subconscious programming is set by age 7 –9.
Write down or think (think with your eyes closed, so you are focused) of
what you would tell the child you were about the negative beliefs you are
about to erase. For example: “Money
is a good thing, but people who handle money may have germs on their hands.
So when people hand me money, I don’t put my hands to my face or anyone
else’s face until I wash my hands. “
your eyes, breathe slowly and calmly, and focus your relaxed eyes on the backs
of your eyelids or between your eyebrows or on the third eye (the point just
above the point between the two eyebrows. Count
down 5 – 1 slowly.
the screen of your mind. This can
be a computer screen, a movie screen, or a black board. (If you are not visual with your eyes closed, imaging the
blackness as a black board works well.)
Imagine or see (if you are visual) the negative belief or beliefs you
want changed written on the screen of your mind. Now erase or delete the first negative belief.
As you do, think to yourself: “Subconscious,
remove this belief and replace it with the one I write in now.”
Then mentally write in the positive belief to take its place.
You can imagine doing it with chalk on a blackboard or typing it in with
a keyboard or just mentally writing it.
Step 4 with each of the remaining negative beliefs.
Hint: After you have done this many
times, your subconscious will know what to do when you mentally erase what you
are seeing on the screen of your mind and replacing it with something else;
meaning, you won’t need to instruct it to do this every time anymore, it will
do it automatically. Doesn’t hurt
to do it every time though.
you open your eyes again, cross out the old beliefs and circle the new beliefs.
Say the new beliefs out loud. (If you have used a computer to write the
old beliefs, remove them to a “No” file and keep the new positive beliefs in
a “Yes” file.)
use of self-NMR (self muscle testing) is an extra step you can take for testing
for negative and positive subconscious beliefs. How to do self- NMR is on our website, along with a video.
Test for the beliefs you are replacing before you do the erase and
replace and then test afterwards to see if your subconscious mind has accepted
the change. The next time you sit
to work with this erase and replace technique, test to see if the negative
beliefs are still gone and the positive remain.
there is inner resistance or a mental block to changing a particular area of old
beliefs, you are likely to feel irritable, angry, depressed or in some way
distressed when working in that area of belief. A sure sign also that the
negative beliefs in that area are likely to return.
Steps you can take about this are: 1) Have a hypnotist make a
personalized positive hypnosis recording for you in that area (we can do this
for you’re a reasonable cost). Play
this recording at least once a day—while sitting so you move into a passive,
receptive state of hypnosis—for a week and then try working with the negative
beliefs in that area again. IF you
find you become upset/distressed/irritable etc. when playing the recording, or
you just won’t/can’t sit still for it, or you misplace the recording, or you
just can’t make the time to play it, the next step is to find a qualified
hypnotherapist or psychotherapist. If
you are in our area (Palm Desert, CA), we can provide this service to you.
If you are not, do a google search and find a professional in your area. In
your initial interview with this person ask how they do regression therapy.
You want a professional who uses hypnosis or emdr for the
regression and talks, while you are in an altered state, WITH—not just
to—the inner part(s) of you that are resisting letting go of negative
emotions, beliefs, and thoughts.
this: Negative energies and emotions
can be released by many kinds of techniques and modalities, but if the negative
beliefs/thoughts that created the negative energies and emotions in the first
place remain, the negative energies and emotions will return.
You want all of the conscious and unconscious/subconscious parts
of you that resist positive change to be communicated with and convinced they
want the positive change too. That
is the purpose of regression therapy. Altered
state therapy works faster because the therapist can access those parts and
communicate with them directly. Hypnosis
and emdr are methods for moving into the inner memory banks for altered
state therapy. [If you don’t
‘believe in’ inner aspects like ‘past life personalities’ or ‘inner
children’, think of them as the kind of symbolic mental imagery the
subconscious likes to use for bringing guidance and healing in dreams, visions,
and other altered states of consciousness.]
& REPLACE NEGATIVE MENTAL IMAGES
Before you began learning words as a small
child, you thought in mental images; i.e. pictures in your mind of physical
beings and physical things. You
learned words by associating them with the physical things/beings the words
represented. You also attached the
word to a mental image of that physical thing/being.
As you began learning words for concepts like love, you also attached
those words and concepts to a mental image.
You still think in mental images, only it is now
a subconscious communication, not a conscious one. Every word and thought you think, speak, hear, see
‘triggers” subconscious mental images.
The first mental image is what might be named the ‘default’ image,
meaning the one that automatically comes up first, before the others.
Your cells, and thus your body, respond to the first mental image, which
they either accept or reject. If
they reject the first mental image, they likely to reject all the following
images, whether they are positive or negative.
Imagine what this means: Many—or most—of the ‘default’ mental images
programmed in your subconscious mind are from your childhood.
The default subconscious mental image you have for mother, for example,
is likely to be of your mother (or the person who raised you in the mother
role). This mental image may be of
the mother (or mother image) smiling, or it could be the mother frowning, or
angry, or sad. If the image is not
a pleasing one, your cells/body will reject it, which will give you unpleasant
feelings about mothers, including being a mother.
Now imagine learning the word love. When you first connect the
word/concept love to a mental image, it is likely to be to one or both of your
parents or caretakers…which could be a negative/displeasing image.
Mother, father, marriage, wife, husband, love,
and money—to name a few—were imprinted in your CHILDHOOD (including
adolescence). Doesn’t matter what
you have come to believe of these concepts since, the ‘default’ (first)
mental image in your subconscious is from those early years. Sex? When did
you first grasp what sex is or what you thought it was?
That’s your default subconscious mental image. Could be a pleasing image or a displeasing image.
You don’t want a mental image your cells/body reject.
You can use a shortened version of the ‘erase and
replace’ technique to imprint new ‘default’ mental images in your
subconscious mind. You don’t need
to know the original mental image that you are going to erase, but you do need
to know what mental image you are going to imprint. Make it one that is
physically pleasing and believable. Your
body/cells reject what is not pleasing and what is not believable to you or to
them. When your cells/body reject,
your subconscious manifests in the mental realm (fantasies, dreams) NOT in the
Self-muscle testing with a pendulum can be of assistance in finding your negative beliefs and old programming. Go to How to Use a Pendulum to see how.
Below are some suggestions for negative/positive programming.
If a positive suggestion is empty, use any positive thought
given above it or one that you like.
No one will ever tell me what to do. I’ll never do what adults tell me to do.
I listen to others opinions with respect and choose what is best for me.
I won’t. I can’t. NO! It’s impossible. I shouldn’t. I should.
People with controlling and/or critical parents/siblings often develop the above as automatic responses to anything anyone suggests, even when self suggests it! Just erase these words from the blackboard of your mind and replace with, "I can". "I will." "Yes" "It is possible" "I make my own choices."
If you have seen an x-ray or picture of an unwanted condition you have, and/or read or been told what is happening with an unwanted condition you have, LOOK up a picture of the desired condition and/or read how that part of the body, brain or mind is designed to function. If you can’t find a picture or description of the mental or emotional condition you wish to have, describe it in your own written or spoken words.
AFTER you have done the above, sit down and close your eyes. Breathe deeply for several breaths. Then IMAGINE you climb a mountain or a hill, whichever you prefer. IMAGINE the feeling of climbing. IMAGINE smelling the fresh air, feeling the warmth or the coolness of the air, the scents of the nature around you. IMAGINE you get to the top and sit down. IMAGINE a cool cloud surrounds you and lifts you up, high into the air, high above the earth. IMAGINE this cloud takes you to a place of LIGHT. There is LIGHT everywhere, all around you. IMAGINE a voice in the LIGHT says to you, "How may I serve you?" IMAGINE you tell this voice about your physical, mental, or emotional condition. IMAGINE you ask this voice WHY you have this condition. LISTEN CAREFULLY. Pay attention to what this "imaginary" voice tells you.
DO SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD. If the condition has to do with nutrition, do something about that. If the condition has to do with emotions, deal with these emotions. Even if they are in the past. Do NOT confront the person or persons involved in the experience(s) that created this condition. Go to the past - mentally - and IMAGINE you are in that experience again. Put a Golden Light around everyone in that experience so he/she or they are in a kind of "freeze frame" in which they cannot move. Now let your emotions involved in that experience speak out and/or act out. Remember, you are not physically hurting anyone, the anger/rage are reacting to the energies that created them in like manner. Anger and rage are emotional triggers of self-defense. The body is flooded with chemicals to empower the body to defend itself. If the body cannot/does not "act", these chemicals become "stuck" in the energy fields of the mind. If you want, you step out of the body and let the angry/enraged body act out against those that angered/enraged it. DO NOT
CENSOR YOUR BODY. Let the teeth bite if they need/want, the arms push/hit if they need/want, the hands punch/scratch/slap if they need/want, the legs kick if they need/want, the mouth yell/curse/scream if it needs/wants, the stomach throw up on the person(s) if it needs/wants, the sexual organs push out what they need/want to push out. Let the body go. Let the anger/rage utterly destroy the person(s) if it needs to. Remember, this is NOT the person, it is the unbalanced energies of that person(s) the ENERGY of anger/rage is destroying. It is the anger/rage energies in the cells of your body and the thought forms of your mind that are being released. NEVER end here. ALWAYS take the next step: After the anger/rage are done, release the person(s) by saying, in your mind, "Go now and take care never to seek to hurt me again, for you cannot." Now imagine you are going to a sacred place. Imagine there is a sacred being waiting there for you. Ask this being, "Why did I have this experience. What was I to learn from it." LISTEN to what you are told. Then ask, "How might I have handled this to the higher good of all involved?" LISTEN Then thank this sacred being and move along to where there is a body of sacred water. Wash whatever age body was involved in this experience in the sacred waters. Say to the body, "You have served me well. I thank you and bless you with these waters. You are reborn and clean inside and out." Once you have finished this, go back in your mind to the experience again. Relive it following the guidance of the sacred being. When you have finished say to the person(s) involved, "Thank you for your part in my spiritual growth. Go now, for your role in my life lesson is now finished." Then say or think to yourself, "All shame in this experience is ended, it was a valuable lesson. " Do this for guilt, resentment, fear - whatever emotions you think you might harbor from the experience.
AFTER the above, write down the negative thoughts/beliefs you think this old experience might have imprinted, as well as the positive thoughts/beliefs you’d like to replace them with. Then do the Blackboard Technique to erase these from your mind. After you have done so, ERASE from your mind the unwanted pictures and descriptions of the unwanted condition and replace them with the wanted picture and descriptions.
NOTE: If you suspect you have experiences you cannot recall - such as abuse - go to a clinical hypnotherapist who is experienced in helping people recover and heal traumatic memories.
EATING & FOOD
(Many people are allergic to bottled waters. Yes, even organic, clean, spring fresh bottled waters. Go to our website: www.odysseyofthesoul and click on ALLERGONE® to "tap away" allergy response to bottled water - and other allergies - or quit spending your money on them.)
NOTE: Everyone processes food differently. No one diet or way of eating is best for everyone. Pay attention to YOUR body’s response to the foods you eat and the drinks you drink. Use the blackboard technique to erase thoughts/beliefs about food and eating that work against you.
Vitamins and minerals: The food supply is quite depleted of these today. SO, bless your food with Light. Take a daily supplement of vitamins and minerals. If you have trouble swallowing these, ERASE & REPLACE THAT THOUGHT. Then either use powdered supplements or used guided imagery: Swallow some water first, then as you swallow the vitamin/mineral IMAGINE your throat OPENING UP!
Good, Inexpensive Source For Supplements: www.beyond-a-century.com (800) -777-1324
MONEY & WEALTH
Parents argue about money? Not enough money when you were growing up? You likely have these thoughts:
What a "charged" field sex is, and we mean that literally. Sex IS an exchanging of energies and these energies are usually very charged by emotion and/or desire. "Playing" with sex is like "playing" with electricity, it is easy to get hurt or to hurt another when ignoring or in ignorance of the energies involved. First, the body must be mature and ready for sex. This eliminates anyone who has not finished moving through puberty. Next, the mind must be mature and ready for sex. This eliminates most teens and all teens and adults who are not aware of and do not pay attention to the following:
How many people do you know who were fortunate enough to have the above as their first sexual intercourse experience? If you have children, speak to them when they are getting sexual education from their schools or their peers about all of the above. Point out to them how important their first time is and how beneficial it will be to have sex only when one is ready emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically for this first time.
For yourself, write down all and any negative imprints you think you might have gotten from your first time. Erase and replace these. To REALLY imprint the positive, close your eyes and imagine your first time in a way and with a person that covers number 6 above and all the positives you wrote down.
If you have difficulty with orgasms: Erase and replace negative thoughts/beliefs about sex, your body, and your self. Read how orgasm happens in a male body if you are a male and a female body if you are a female. Touch yourself. Don’t use a vibrator. Few sexual partners can mimic a vibrator. Learn how you like your sexual organs stroked by stroking them yourself. Imagine a fantasy in your mind that stimulates you as you stroke. Re-create your first time. When you are being touched by your sexual partner in your imagination, stroke yourself, imagining your partner is doing the stroking while you indulge in your fantasy. When you are ready to reach orgasm, imagine a force within you - an energy - that cannot be stopped. Imagine it has begun, deep within your genitals, and it cannot be stopped. Imagine it as a wave, or a fountain gushing up, or even a spiritual being pouring a golden liquid into a cup that runs over. Something you are powerless to stop. Imagine that when this wave crests, or when the fountain erupts, or the liquid pours over, you orgasm. If you actually do, great. If you don’t, fake it. Make the sounds. Make the body movement. Repeat as often as necessary until you DO orgasm.
Then when you have a sexual partner, ask this one to touch and stroke you in the way you’ve trained your body to respond. When you are ready for an orgasm, imagine the force within you that you have programmed for reaching orgasm. You MAY want to make a tape or have a tape made for you suggesting all of this that you can play for programming the subconscious while you physically program your body. If you think this is too technical, you might want to consider this: All great artists of all kinds develop "chops", meaning they develop techniques for triggering inspiration when inspiration is missing in action.
LOVE and/or MARRIAGE
Uncover thoughts/beliefs about yourself and love and/or marriage you have probably thought or said about each of these because of your parents’ relationship and your relationships. Then erase and replace. Do the same for thoughts/beliefs about men (even if you’re a man) and women (even if you are a woman) you have possibly imprinted that do not serve you well. If you made judgments about your father - you probably thought:
"Men are __________." "Husbands are _________" "Fathers are __________________."
The same about your mother. Erase and replace the negatives so you are not bound to them or expect them.
Erase all thoughts children get when they are young: I’m too noisy. I’m being bad when I laugh and make noise. I should be seen and not heard. Fun is bad. Being funny is bad. It’s bad to have fun. Having fun is dangerous. I get punished when I have fun. I shouldn’t have fun. I shouldn’t be happy. I must be quiet. I’m too much. Feeling good is always followed by feeling bad. Highs are always followed by lows.
All spirits are good spirits. All spirits are bad spirits. All beautiful spirits are good. All ugly spirits are bad.
I seek only higher guidance. I ask my Higher Self to protect me and to bring me higher guidance.
Spirits can take any shape or form. Spirits out of the body are more psychic than spirits in the body. Thus, any spirit can seem to be very knowing and "psychic", even a spirit that is less evolved than you are. Earthbound spirits have emotions and can be egotistic. When seeking guidance and when meditating it is always wise to surround yourself with Light and to state that you are seeking higher guidance and ask that your Higher Self bring that higher guidance to you and protect you from interfering energies and entities. This higher guidance will come from your Higher Self, or through your Higher Self or will be brought to you by spirit brought by your Higher Self. ALWAYS establish a relationship with your Higher Self. How? Daily meditation with the above stated intent. You WILL be guided.
Spirit Guides…….Did you know true spirit guides "serve" at the bidding of your Higher Self? They do not attach to you and only enter your energy field when it is helpful to do so. They prefer to serve anonymously but will make themselves known when the Higher Self determines this is helpful to you. The Spirit Guides that serve you will come and go as you grow in consciousness and when you have new fields of study and interest.
Erase & replace all "I can’t" and all "It’s impossible" thoughts in regards to your goal(s).
ALL OTHER AREAS
Sports. Work. Play. Career. Friendship. Friends. Enemies. How many areas and fields are there to life?
LOTS. Examine all areas. This is a long project, granted. But imagine the rewards!!!!!!!!
If you want to control your destiny and your fate, this is a must project.
We will keep adding negative statements as we find them or think of them.
Erase these and replace with a positive.
Everyone is always trying to take things away from me.
When I grow up no one is going to tell me what to do. (This can create great inner resistance to even you telling you what to do.)
Men are self centered. Men are preoccupied by sex. Men use women sexually.
Male sexuality is bad. Men are animals in a negative way.
I ACCEPT: Men being as valid as women. Men’s sexual instincts are natural Men are different than women.
God made men as well as women. Men’s capacity for love equals women’s.
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