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Pick a pattern and we’ll reveal the way your mind works

The way you think determines the way you make your choices. Your choices, therefore, reveal a lot about your thought process. Pick a pattern and we’ll reveal the way you think.

#1 Clear and distinct

Clear and distinct
Clear and distinct

The pattern shown above is a clear depiction of a simple idea where different dimensions come together to form a simple design. It shows the different sides of the figure quite clearly and each angle is distinct from the other.

If this is the image of your choice then you have a mind which is attracted towards the simple yet distinct things in life. Your mind is adept at simplifying even the most complex patterns and is trained to find patterns which can be easily formulated. Your capacity to simplify patterns makes you incredible at solving problems and you go to the root cause before you begin solving the solutions. Your mind, therefore, is hardwired to understand first, solve second, and then conclude.

#2 Interlinked

Interlinked
Interlinked

The pattern shown above consists of a lot of lines, edges, and corners intricately interconnected to each other to form a complex pattern which is not discernible to all. It is a figure which would take time to unravel and some effort to understand.

If this is the pattern of your choice then your mind is hardwired to look for intricacies in the most complex of problems. You are the kind of person who does not go by the outer appearance but someone who delves deeper into an issue. Your mind is meant to understand the nuances of a problem before it acts and you usually come up with solutions which are well thought out and practical in nature. Your mind, therefore, is highly perceptive and geared towards a complex understanding.

#3 Bold and straight

Bold and straight
Bold and straight

The pattern above is made of few lines but they form a distinct design and each of the edges stand out boldly and promptly. There is no complexity associated with the pattern and it can be understood simply at a glance.

If this is the design you chose then your mind is drawn towards the simple but bold things in life. You are someone who is open, straightforward, and courageous by nature. Your mind does not prefer making things unnecessarily complicated and you keep everything from your thoughts to your relationships, straight and simple. You have, therefore, a mind which thrives in simplicity and is attracted towards the joys which emerge out of the simple beauties of life.

#4 Layered and complex

Layered and complex
Layered and complex

The pattern above is one of the simplest yet complicated designs possible. It follows the geometrical rules but has numerous layers of designs overlapping with each other to create a complex aura around it. It is a pattern which is beautiful but takes time to be understood as there’s too much happening with the design.

If this pattern is your choice then you have a mind which is not only complicated but also one which is multi-layered. There is no one way to define your personality and not one trait which stands out but you have a personality which is a blend of multiple aspects coming together to create beauty. Your mind inherently adds a mystery to your personality and your understanding makes you an enigma which is simply sexy.

#5 Solution oriented

Solution oriented
Solution oriented

The pattern above shows a complex figure but you can easily follow one strand to the other in a way that you can comprehend the entire picture quite clearly. There are no hidden sides to this figure and you can clearly see what one side of the figure is leading up to.

If this is the pattern of your choice then you are the kind of person who is solution oriented. You are someone who understands complex problems easily but rather than dwelling on the issue, you are interested in the solutions. Your mind is trained to look for patterns and analyze designs so that you can come up with an answer and while others are busy pointing out issues, your mind remains focused on getting the clearest solutions.

#6 Extroverted

Extroverted
Extroverted

The pattern above reflects a simple design which is creative but is not limited by a boundary. There are edges and corners which stem out of the figure and form a different pattern. It shows a pattern which is externally oriented.

If this is the pattern of your choice then you have a somewhat extroverted personality. You think from an outsider’s point of view and your actions are meant to reflect, to others, the beauty of your thoughts. You find comfort in the company of others and the external stimulus is important for your overall growth. You are, therefore, the kind of person who is exactly the same from outside and from within and there’s nothing in your heart that you like to hide.

#7 Introverted

Introverted
Introverted

The pattern above reflects the pyramids pointing inwards in a way that is not only subtle but perfect and well crafted. The design is simple and yet has multiple dimensions to it, each one emerging from a source which lies at the center of the design.

If this is the image you picked then you are the kind of person who is slightly on the introverted side. You live in your thoughts and you create your own world to cherish. You have a multidimensional personality but each of your virtues emerges from your soul and the perfection that your personality reflects stems out of the self-awareness which you have achieved. Your inner personality creates your outer one and it creates a thing of beauty.

#8 Creative and perfectionist

Creative and perfectionist
Creative and perfectionist

If this is the pattern of your choice then you are the kind of person who is attracted towards the finer things in life. The pattern above reflects a simplified design which is not only intricate in its composition but also pleasing to look at. It is beauty which is good for the eyes.

Your choice, therefore, reflects that you are drawn towards things which have been made with a lot of thought and has an inherent beauty which not everyone can see. You have a creative side which pulls you towards the arts and you are someone who would always appreciate creativity while forever striving towards perfection.

This One-Minute Quiz Reveals A Secret About Your Personality

Have you ever been interested in finding out just how suggestible your personality actually is? Well, this quick and easy test might prove insightful if you’re looking to learn a little bit more about yourself!

It begins with the “scientist,” Richard Wiseman, standing in an orange room. He asks you to close your eyes and raise your hands, and then he describes a scene to you. What your body does during his story actually says a lot about your personality.

You’re either someone with a good imagination, someone who is more down-to-Earth, or you’re someone who is a little bit suspicious of everything! Who knew this could all be figured out with just a one-minute test? I tried it three times and got the same answer each time!

While this test is not full proof, and there are a plethora of other options and things to say about your unique personality, I have to admit it’s definitely worth trying at least once! Once you’re finished with it, let us know what your answer was, we just love taking cool little tests like these!

Do you think Wiseman was correct in what his test said about your unique personality?

And please SHARE this neat little test with all of your friends! Try to guess what they’d get!

What You Are Not Being Told About The Secret & Law Of Attraction

Whether you have been perusing the self-help or personal development sections of the bookstore, been around people invested in personal success, or socialize in spiritual circles, the Secret, otherwise known as the Law of Attraction, is a big topic and has been for years. Some of us know a lot about it, some a little; for some of us it works and for some it “doesn’t”; either way, this article will explore this theory and will touch on some key factors not often shared about it.

What Is It?

For simplicity’s sake, I’m going to use the abbreviation LOA throughout the article when I’m speaking about the Secret or the Law of Attraction. Simply put, the LOA is a universal law that states every person has the ability to attract things into their life with their thoughts and intentions. If someone is thinking and believing negative things all the time, they will attract negative things into their experience. If someone is thinking positive things all the time, they will attract that into their experience. In theory, someone could also use the LOA to attract situations, experiences, and material objects into their lives.

Made most popular by books like The Secret and Ask & It Is Given, the LOA has grabbed the attention of many, and for good reason. It can work very well, and even when viewed scientifically, there is some interesting stuff to back it up. When you note the fact that everything is energy and that our thoughts and consciousness do impact and create reality, as quantum physics has shown, making the leap that we can attract what we want isn’t such a stretch.

The Methods

Without going into huge detail, the methods are rather simple. One uses their thoughts and intentions to attract things they want. You can use affirmations, vision boards, words, and so on to set out what you are looking to obtain and you go from there. In more day-to-day applications, one might watch what they say and avoid speaking negatively or indulging in self-deprecating thoughts and instead replace them with more positive and affirming statements and attitudes.

The theory behind some of these affirmations and vision boards is that the more you say something or see something, the more it imposes itself into your subconscious, where it begins to create the reality.

Some claim these methods work well, and others not at all, but few explore the reasons why this might be the case. As a result, the whole idea of LOA has become something of a cliché.

Whether you have been perusing the self-help or personal development sections of the bookstore, been around people invested in personal success, or socialize in spiritual circles, the Secret, otherwise known as the Law of Attraction, is a big topic and has been for years. Some of us know a lot about it, some a little; for some of us it works and for some it “doesn’t”; either way, this article will explore this theory and will touch on some key factors not often shared about it.

What Is It?

For simplicity’s sake, I’m going to use the abbreviation LOA throughout the article when I’m speaking about the Secret or the Law of Attraction. Simply put, the LOA is a universal law that states every person has the ability to attract things into their life with their thoughts and intentions. If someone is thinking and believing negative things all the time, they will attract negative things into their experience. If someone is thinking positive things all the time, they will attract that into their experience. In theory, someone could also use the LOA to attract situations, experiences, and material objects into their lives.

Made most popular by books like The Secret and Ask & It Is Given, the LOA has grabbed the attention of many, and for good reason. It can work very well, and even when viewed scientifically, there is some interesting stuff to back it up. When you note the fact that everything is energy and that our thoughts and consciousness do impact and create reality, as quantum physics has shown, making the leap that we can attract what we want isn’t such a stretch.

The Methods

Without going into huge detail, the methods are rather simple. One uses their thoughts and intentions to attract things they want. You can use affirmations, vision boards, words, and so on to set out what you are looking to obtain and you go from there. In more day-to-day applications, one might watch what they say and avoid speaking negatively or indulging in self-deprecating thoughts and instead replace them with more positive and affirming statements and attitudes.

The theory behind some of these affirmations and vision boards is that the more you say something or see something, the more it imposes itself into your subconscious, where it begins to create the reality.

Some claim these methods work well, and others not at all, but few explore the reasons why this might be the case. As a result, the whole idea of LOA has become something of a cliché.

 

What We’re Rarely Told About the LOA

lights_of_ideasI’ve personally seen some interesting results when I have practiced the LOA.   Some of my friends would say that the LOA failed at times for me and other times it succeeded, but the way I see it is, it was successful every time. Why do I see it this way? Because I believe there are other factors involved in the LOA that we often don’t realize because we get too caught up in creating from our minds and ego desires. Simply put, we are missing the bigger picture.

Right away I can hear people asking, “How do we know which desires are ego-based and which are not?” We will get to that shortly. Drawing from personal experience, I have used the LOA and was able to attract what I wanted into my life, but there were other times it didn’t come into being. Why? Simply because there is a larger factor at play —YOU have a say in determining whether or not a specific reality might play out for you. But when we are engaged in mental and ego desires, we often don’t see the perfect reason for why we didn’t bring about what “we” wanted.

Each of us is on our own unique journey and we, in some way, have a path we are on for our own individual growth and experience. At a deeper level, often called a soul level, we are choosing aspects of our journey so we can learn what we set out to learn in each lifetime here. So how could this interact with the LOA?

In a simple example, let’s say you wanted to attract a certain experience into your life, like becoming really rich, but you, at the soul beyond the mind, had a journey set out for yourself where you would learn to detach from money and realize that money does not define who you are or your level of success in life. Then, no matter how hard you might try to attract this into your life, you would notice it not playing out simply because there is a bigger lesson you are trying to learn. You can’t use your mental creative powers to dictate your life as intensely as your own bigger picture that your true self sees.

Think about it: How many times have you had a situation happen in life that you didn’t like at the beginning, only to find out a few days, weeks, months, or years later that you grew and learned so much from it? Guess what? You attracted this experience, but in a way you might not have understood. It’s not as though you sat there and said, “Oh yay, let’s have this ‘crap’ come into my life!” Rather, at a deeper energetic level, you knew you could grow from it.

A Few Other Key Notes

When we are using the LOA, we are often very attached to a certain outcome. Again, this can often be a great time for us to inadvertently create a whole different experience simply so we can move beyond the attachments that we create at the mind level. It’s the LOA working in ways our minds often don’t want to admit.

Another key thing to realize is that when we are detached, looking to do something aligned with our path, having a strong belief in what we wish to create often makes a big difference. Too often, we try to use the LOA without fully committing to or believing in it, and therefore aren’t really tapping into our true creative ability.

The bottom line is, we are energy beings living in an energy based world. Of course the LOA will have an impact on our reality; it’s just about seeing the bigger picture, removing doubt, and operating from the clearest state of intention as possible.

source:   www.collective-evolution.com 

 

The Famous Light Bulb Brain Teaser Is Seriously Puzzling – See If You’re Bright Enough To Solve It

From time to time we like to share a really tough riddle with all of you, and this one captured our attention recently.

It managed to divide everyone in our office as we argued over how to solve it, but we promise there is an answer, and it can be solved.

See if you have the mind to un-puzzle this one, then share it with a friend to challenge them.

 

Here’s the brain teaser:

“Mr. Bright was doing some renovations on his home when he ran into an unusual problem.

Like a lot of renovation problems, it involved his home’s faulty wiring.

In Mr. Bright’s basement, there was a set of light switches.

A note from the home’s former owner explains that the three light switches are connected to three different light bulbs in the house’s attic.

Mr. Bright can’t see which light bulb turns on in the attic when he flips a switch in the basement.

While each switch is connected to just one light bulb, all three light bulbs and switches look exactly the same.

Because Mr. Bright is getting older, he doesn’t want to walk back up and down his stairs. He will flip as many switches as he needs to, then walk upstairs just once to identify how the switches and light bulbs are connected.

To be clear, there’s no way to turn the lights on or off once Mr. Bright walks out of the basement to check on them.

And no, Mr. Bright can’t use a dimmer switch, or ask someone else to help him.

So here’s the puzzle: how can Mr. Bright identify all three switches and lights in just one trip from the basement to the attic?

Take a guess, then see if you were right on the next page.

Did you get a flash of inspiration, or are you still in the dark?

Don’t feel like a dim bulb if you’re struggling, here’s one more clue.

Mr. Bright flips two switches, then flips one off again.

Did you find the solution?

 

There are a few answers to this famous puzzle, but this is the best one:Mr. Bright flips switch number one, and switch number two, but not switch number three.

Then, he waits for ten minutes, and flips switch number two back off.

When Mr. Bright arrives in the attic, the light connected to switch number one is still on.

The light bulb connected to switch number two is off, but still warm.

And finally, the light connected to switch three is off, and the light bulb is cold.

Did you guess correctly? You needed to think a little outside the box, but it’s the only sensible way to check all three lights at once.

Share this puzzle if it stumped you – or if you want to stump someone else!

source:  www.shared.com 

 

What Type Of Coffee Drinker Are You? Take The Quiz To Find Out

Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and think about the smell of freshly-brewed coffee. What does it mean to you? For some of us, coffee means leisurely Sunday afternoons over brunch. For others, it’s the essential morning beverage that makes the day possible.

Although some health experts claim coffee is bad for you, there’s a lot of evidence it’s actually good for you, provided you don’t drink Black Insomnia’s coffee. A study by the Seoul National University found that just smelling the aroma of coffee can make you less stressed. Another study by Harvard discovered that women who drank four cups of coffee a day had a lower risk for depression.

Now that your coffee guilt has been relaxed, it’s time to get honest about how you actually like your coffee. For something so simple, we all have different ideas about how much sugar, milk, or flavoring should be added.

When you visit a cafe, are you overwhelmed by all the options on the menu, or has your local barista already memorized your order? Perhaps you HATE regular drip coffee, but LOVE cappuccinos, lattes, and mochas. Maybe you don’t like how caffeine makes you jittery, and opt for decaf instead.

It turns out those coffee preferences aren’t random. They say a lot about your personality and reveal some of your major strengths and weaknesses.

For example, black coffee drinkers tend to be a bit old school and enjoy their alone time. They have a depth of insight and are keen observers of human behavior. On the other hand, people who prefer adding cream and/or sugar may be more social and afraid to take risks.

“You could say this nation runs on two dark liquids — petroleum and coffee.” – Bob Thompson, professor of popular culture at Syracuse University

 

Brick & Mortar Coffee

According to statistics, 83% of all Americans drink coffee every day, but all coffee drinkers split into different categories as to when, how, why, and how much coffee they drink. Whatever your coffee preferences, what you like and dislike can say a lot about you, and there are studies to prove it.

Psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula found that your coffee order can predict several common characteristics. He studied 1,000 coffee drinkers and split them into four different groups: Black coffee; people who add milk, cream, and sugar; frozen coffee; and instant coffee.

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Surprisingly, he found that each group shared similar traits. For example, instant coffee drinkers tend to be more relaxed and laid-back. Latte drinkers love community and like to share their thoughts and feelings with others. Frozen coffee beverages tend to attract the adventurous and imaginative type. What category do you fall under?

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Are You Drinking Too Much? This Questionnaire Will Let You Know

An estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year. 10,000 of these accidents are from drinking and driving, and account for 31% of driving fatalities each year.

Nearly 1 million people in the United States suffer from some type of AUD, or Alcohol Use Disorder. However, some people don’t realize they’re alcohol dependent until it’s too late.

“Heavy drinking has become normalized – alcohol is ingrained in so many areas of our lives and there is a lot of pressure to drink,” says Dr Iqbal Mohiuddin, a consultant psychiatrist.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists produced a list of classic symptoms that can mean your drinking has reached a troubling level:

 

  • You regularly use alcohol to cope with anger, frustration, anxiety or depression – instead of choosing to have a drink, you feel you have to have it.
  • You regularly use alcohol to feel confident
  • Your drinking affects your relationships with other people – they may tell you that when you drink you become gloomy or aggressive. Or, people around/with you look embarrassed or uncomfortable when you are drinking.
  • You stop doing other things to spend more time drinking – these other things become less important to you than alcohol.
  • You carry on drinking even though you can see it is interfering with your work, family and relationships.
  • You hide the amount you drink from friends and family
  • Your drinking makes you feel disgusted, angry, or suicidal – but you carry on in spite of the problems it causes
  • You start to drink earlier and earlier in the day and/or need to drink more and more to feel good/get the same effect
  • You start to feel shaky and anxious the morning after drinking the night before
  • You get ‘memory blanks’ where you can’t remember what happened for a period of hours or even days

There are 10 questions you can ask yourself to reveal your alcohol risk. The questions, developed by medical professionals in collaboration with the World Health Organization,  is called the AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test.)

Take the test and track your scores. What your final tally means will be revealed after the quiz.

 
0-7: You are within the sensible drinking range and have a low risk of alcohol-related problems.Over 8: Could indicate harmful drinking.8-15: Medium level of risk. Your current level of drinking makes you more vulnerable to suffering health problems as well as life problems related to drinking. Consider cutting down.16-19: Higher risk of complications from alcohol. You may need professional help to cut down your drinking habit, but it is recommended to do so. Consult your general practitioner.20 and over: You have a possible alcohol dependency and it is suggested you seek medical attention. Your drinking is causing problems in both your own body as well as your relationships.

How did you score? These questions are important to keep in mind when consuming alcohol. Share with your friends to make sure they are staying healthy.

Becoming the Boss of the Mind

Most people keep thinking the same kind of thoughts, and visualize the same mental images in an unconscious automatic manner. This means that they keep viewing the same movie in their minds, and consequently, go on creating and living the same kind of life.

You can change the thoughts and images in your mind, which is equivalent to inserting a new disc into the video player of the mind. Since thoughts create events and circumstances, by changing the habitual thoughts, life’s events and circumstances change too.

Most people don’t know or don’t believe that it is possible to change their way of thinking. The reality of this possibility has never occurred to them. However, there are also people who have the knowledge and make the effort to control their mind.

If they persist in their efforts to become more conscious of their thinking process, and attempt to control and filter the contents of their minds, they realize in a practical and direct way that their thoughts are creative and possess power.

Controlling and understanding the thinking process, also leads to the ability to silence the mind, which is a higher stage that very few know about, and fewer take practical steps to achieve. If and when one reaches this goal he realizes that he is not his mind or his thoughts, but something beyond them.

The ability of silencing the mind is the key to finding the button that turns the mind on and off, in accordance with our will. When we are able to turn it off at will, we experience serenity of mind, strength, confidence and happiness. When the mind and its thoughts are quiet, we are able to use the mind in a most effective way.

Silencing the thoughts and the incessant, tiring, consuming chatter of the mind allows us to enjoy peace and happiness. At this stage, we become the boss of the mind.

One of the ways to take control of your mind is to use hypnosis. You can try out a free hypnosis mpr3 here:   https://hypnosislive.com/choose/a/lawofattractionabundance

Conquering the Mind

A strong power of concentration makes it easier to free the mind from thoughts. When there are no thoughts to distract, one becomes fully aware and conscious of the true eternal inner being. This is the goal of spiritual seekers, yogis and saints. This is the secret goal beyond every tradition and religion. This secret is yours to live and enjoy, if you strive adopt it in your life.

When You Master Your Mind, You Master Your World

The mind is responsible for everything that happens. It is the creator of everything in the world. The world is dependent on the mind for its existence. When in deep sleep with no dreams, are you conscious of the world? Is someone in a swoon, conscious of the world? No, consciousness of the world happens only when the mind is active. In sleep and in deep meditation, when the mind is quiet, the world seems to disappear.

When you are able to silence the mind, you free yourself of negative habits and attitudes. Then, the mind cannot influence your moods, your behavior, and the way you feel.

When you can silence the mind, at least for a little while, you realize that you are not the mind. It is a sort of energy that occupies your attention incessantly. For someone, who encounters this idea for the first time, it might sound weird and silly. Someone who has practiced meditation for some time, or is conversant with the Eastern philosophies, will understand and accept these words.

From this inner silence, you can look at the mind, understand what it is, and come to know its nature and how and why it works.

While working towards this inner state, the mind usually suggests all kinds of reasons and excuses why it is better not to bring it under control. It wants to be free and roam wherever it likes. It believes that if it is silenced, life will cease to be. It cannot accept that life can go on without its incessant chatterand inner dialogues.

This is false logic, as the mind cannot know what is beyond it. The moment it is silenced it does not participate in what happens after this silence. How can it experience a state in which it is absent? It cannot think about a state it has never experienced.

There is no vacuum in nature. When the mind is made quiet, something “new” steps in. It is the Universal Consciousness, Spirit, the creative power, your “inner I”. You can call it whatever you want. It is a power that has always existed, and it is in us, it is us. It is our true Consciousness, which we have forgotten.

The Power of Thoughts

  • If you keep thinking about difficulties, fears and failure your life will mirror these thoughts.
  • If you keep thinking about your current circumstances you will keep recreating them.

Most people get caught in this way of thinking, and consequently, attract into their lives the same kind of events and circumstances over and over again.

  1. You can change your thoughts, and can choose the thoughts you want. Doing so. will change your life.
  2. You can, right now, start painting new, beautiful, and positive images in your mind.
  3. You can refuse to look at the old pictures and scenes that fill your mind.
  4. You can look at the mental pictures of your choice, even if your actual circumstances are very different from these mental images.
  5. you can choose, which film to play in the projection room of your mind.
  6. You can choose, which pictures and painting to hang in the inner room of your mind.

Does a feeling of power surge through you now, as you read these lines? You can master your life!

Thoughts are the inner strings that pull circumstances and situations. You can be the one pulling these strings and make your life happier and more satisfying. When you are the boss of your mind, you have the power to improve your inner and emotional life, your material and financial status, and your spiritual awareness.

Some people make a mediocre change in their lives; some go further, and make greater changes. How far you go is dependent on your ability to choose your thoughts and change the contents of your mind.

Some people, aspire higher, not just to change their thoughts, but to find the source of their thoughts, and discover the button that turns it on and off. If they are successful, they unfold the secret that many have sought down the ages.

Becoming the boss of your mind enables you to think about what you want, when you want to, and stop being influenced by outside forces. One of the tools you can use to become the boss of your mind is hypnosis.

You can try out hypnosis for yourself, for free, simply go here:  https://hypnosislive.com/choose/a/lawofattractionabundance

In its higher degree, this ability takes you beyond the mind, and then you can see the mind as it is, a tool for your use. You will be able to experience a higher state of consciousness, about which all the spiritual traditions of the world have always taught about, and toward which they pointed.

source:  www.successconsciousness.com 

 

Subconscious Mind Power Explained

The power of your subconscious mind goes further than you might think.

No pun intended.

I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say our brains are extremely complicated.

However, you might be surprised by how much control we have over its programming.

Before I get to that:

Let’s first take a moment to consider the fact that your subconscious mind is like a huge memory bank. Its capacity is virtually unlimited and it permanently stores everything that ever happens to you.

By the time you reach the age of 21, you’ve already permanently stored more than one hundred times the contents of the entire Encyclopedia Britannica.

Under hypnosis, older people can often remember, with perfect clarity, events from fifty years before. Your unconscious memory is virtually perfect. It is your conscious recall that is suspect.

The function of your subconscious mind is to store and retrieve data. Its job is to ensure that you respond exactly the way you are programmed. Your subconscious mind makes everything you say and do fit a pattern consistent with your self-concept, your “master program.”

This is why motivational activities, such as reading inspirational quotes, are so impactful for people committed to positive thinking. By focusing your thoughts on uplifting ideas, your subconscious will begin to implement a positive pattern in your way of thinking and your outlook on life.

Your subconscious mind is subjective. It does not think or reason independently; it merely obeys the commands it receives from your conscious mind. Just as your conscious mind can be thought of as the gardener, planting seeds, your subconscious mind can be thought of as the garden, or fertile soil, in which the seeds germinate and grow. This is another reason why harnessing the power of positive thinking is important to the foundation of your entire thought process.

Your conscious mind commands and your subconscious mind obeys.

Your subconscious mind is an unquestioning servant that works day and night to make your behavior fits a pattern consistent with your emotionalized thoughts, hopes, and desires. Your subconscious mind grows either flowers or weeds in the garden of your life, whichever you plant by the mental equivalents you create.

Your subconscious mind has what is called a homeostatic impulse. It keeps your body temperature at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, just as it keeps you breathing regularly and keeps your heart beating at a certain rate. Through your autonomic nervous system, it maintains a balance among the hundreds of chemicals in your billions of cells so that your entire physical machine functions in complete harmony most of the time.

Your subconscious mind also practices homeostasis in your mental realm, by keeping you thinking and acting in a manner consistent with what you have done and said in the past.

All your habits of thinking and acting are stored in your subconscious mind. It has memorized all your comfort zones and it works to keep you in them.

Your subconscious mind causes you to feel emotionally and physically uncomfortable whenever you attempt to do anything new or different or to change any of your established patterns of behavior. The sense of fear and discomfort are psychological signs that your subconscious has been activated. But it’s been working to establish those behavior patterns in the background long before you’ll ever notice such feelings.

The tendency to commit to these patterns is one reason why habits can be so hard to break. However, when you learn to purposefully create such patterns, you can harness the power of habit and purposefully instill new comfort zones to which your subconscious will adapt.

You can feel your subconscious pulling you back toward your comfort zone each time you try something new. Even thinking about doing something different from what you’re accustomed to will make you feel tense and uneasy.

Superior men and women are always stretching themselves, pushing themselves out of their comfort zones. They are very aware how quickly the comfort zone, in any area, becomes a rut. They know that complacency is the great enemy of creativity and future possibilities.

For you to grow, to get out of your comfort zone, you have to be willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable doing new things the first few times. If it’s worth doing well, it’s worth doing poorly until you get a feel for it, until you develop a new comfort zone at a new, higher level of competence.

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For those looking to expand their realm of comfort zones, I highly recommend considering the habits of successful people as they are the patterns commonly adopted by the minds of great leaders and thinkers. Unlocking the power of these behaviors will put you one step closer to being able to make the same things happen in your life.

Learning techniques to reprogram your subconscious mind will help you believe in yourself because your confidence will no longer be challenged by fear of the unknown. But more importantly, doing so will train your brain to be in line with your true desires, dreams, and life goals.

 

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What Hypnosis Can Do for You

Hypnosis – huh – what is it good for? Absolutely anything.

That might be a slight exaggeration, but the truth is that hypnosis is being used more and more regularly to treat a wide range of conditions. Apart from its well-known benefits to help people quit smoking, lose weight, gain confidence, and a host of other self-help issues, the practice is gaining wider acceptance in the treatment of illness and disease.

One of the problems with hypnosis is the word itself. It’s been hyped to the max in Hollywood movies and the like, when in reality hypnosis is nothing like that. Hypnotizing someone by asking them to look into your eyes as you swing a pocket watch back and forth will be about as effective – and as successful – as asking your bank manager for a loan you don’t have to pay back.

Hypnosis Makes You Receptive to Change

People fear the idea of hypnosis more than hypnosis itself, because they simply don’t really understand what it is. They wonder if they’ll go into a trance from which they won’t be able to wake up, or if the hypnotherapist will implant some wicked command in their mind as part of an evil scheme. But neither of these things could ever happen to anyone.

 

When you allow yourself to be hypnotized, the so-called “trance-like state” you enter is simply a state of focused attention. Your mind is relaxed, which makes it easier for you to accept suggestions and imagine possibilities. But you have to want to be hypnotized; you have to want to make changes in your life, or there isn’t a person on earth who can force you.

So what can you use hypnosis for? The practical applications are growing in number all the time and they include, among other things, the treatment of:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic pain
  • Pain during labor
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Snoring
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • ADHD
  • Warts and psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Hypnosis has also been successfully used to facilitate dental and surgical procedures without the need for anesthesia. When used to help people kick bad habits, such as quitting smoking or losing weight, hypnotherapy is effective in at least fifty per cent of cases. It can even be employed to lower a person’s blood pressure.

Hypnosis is a Natural State

Don’t let the idea of hypnosis keep you from experiencing it. In fact, you’ve already experienced it without even realizing! If you’ve ever found yourself daydreaming while reading a book or watching a movie, that’s exactly what hypnosis is like. You lose yourself in what you’re doing, and your attention is focused entirely on the act you’re performing to the exclusion of everything else.

During hypnotherapy, the therapist helps you achieve this daydream-like state on purpose. You shut out all external stimuli and direct your attention to a single thought, helping fire up your imagination and switch off your logical conscious mind. And that’s when you are most susceptible to suggestions.

 

If there’s an issue in your life you need to resolve, mental or physical, then maybe it’s time you thought about hypnosis as a possible solution. These days you can find a qualified hypnotherapist in any city, or you might prefer to tackle the problem in the comfort of your own home using hypnosis audio MP3s. Whichever route you decide to take, hypnosis could turn out to be your new best friend.

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These 4 Women Say Hypnosis Changed Their Lives

Suspend your disbelief about hypnosis, and while you’re at it, forget about swinging watches and the phrase “You’re getting sleepy.” Despite the fact that people have been using hypnotherapy for decades to help them ditch behaviors like overeating and smoking—and that major medical organizations recognize it as valid therapy for a range of health issues—it’s still viewed as mental sleight of hand, a tool of stage performers, not doctors. But thanks to a spate of recent research—most notably a study that showed, via MRI imaging, how the brain actually changes during hypnosis—the practice has gained more legitimacy and is often combined with talk therapy or meds. Now, “people are signing up for it at the recommendation of their physician,” says health psychologist Laurie Keefer, Ph.D., director of psychobehavioral research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

During a session, a therapist will ease you into a hyper-focused relaxed state (by having you concentrate on, say, soothing words), then give you suggestions to help you conquer your health problem. You’ll be physically alert but mentally calm, similar to what happens when you are driving and reach your destination but don’t remember how you got there. Here, why over a half a million people couch-surf away what ails them each year, and what you can expect.

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INSOMNIA

New York City writer Patricia Morrisroe could fall asleep easily. But four hours later, she’d be up again, her mind reeling. The problem started in childhood and gradually worsened. Patricia tried cognitive behavioral therapy and meds; when they didn’t help, she decided to visit a hypnotherapist. Patricia was hypnotized once, then given a recording to listen to nightly. Immediately, the then 50-year-old had what she describes as “the best sleep of my life.” The results wore off after 10 days (Patricia’s hypnotherapist suspects this is because she was only partly susceptible to hypnosis; about a third of the population can’t be hypnotized at all), but many people see results as long as they listen to the recording.

People with stress-linked sleep disturbances are great candidates for hypnotherapy, says psychotherapist Marty Lerman, Ph.D., author of Mindshift. That’s because hypnosis can teach you how to acknowledge and release spinning thoughts. The payoff: A study found women who listened to hypnotic suggestions for sleep (such as a fish swimming deeper into water) at night experienced up to 80 percent more restorative slow-wave sleep compared with when they heard a nonhypnotic text.

That stress connection is why you’ll see the best results if you have a session or two with a therapist who can tailor a recording to your specific stressors. For example, if a jam-packed schedule is stealing your Zs, she might include a statement like “You have time to complete all your daily tasks.” Nonpersonalized sleep hypnosis apps are okay, say experts, as long as you choose one that’s been created or vetted by a certified hypnotherapist (check the description in the app store).

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GUT TROUBLES

When she was 25, Amber Ponticelli started getting sharp abdominal pains every time she ate. ER and gastro docs thought she had IBS, but their suggested dietary tweaks (like eating six small meals a day instead of three large ones) didn’t ease her symptoms. Finally, an M.D. diagnosed the culprit: rapid gastric emptying, a condition that causes the body to force undigested food through the gut. She was referred to a doctor who was using hypnotherapy to treat GI patients. Amber didn’t have great expectations, but the now 35-year-old Chicago Pilates instructor was desperate.

People with gut problems often find relief with hypnotherapy—on average, 75 percent of women get significant relief after treatment and more than 80 percent continue to feel better for up to six years later—because of the close link between mind and gut, says Olafur Palsson, Psy.D., a professor of medicine at The University of North Carolina’s Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders in Chapel Hill. The brain sends signals to the gut to influence how much it should contract or relax to move food through your intestines. But sometimes that message can come across too intensely (which can lead to diarrhea) or not firmly enough (resulting in constipation). Hypnotherapy can help iron out these mind-gut missives so your intestines contract properly, says Palsson.

Each session, Amber would stare at a penny glued to the ceiling to help her relax. Then her doctor would describe a soothing location and say how Amber should tap into it to ease her symptoms (think: being on a beach and feeling the warm sun moving through and healing her intestines, and her stomach acting like the waves, breaking down food).

Amber saw her symptoms ease up immediately; the majority of people find relief after six sessions (most women have one every other week over the course of about three months). People who begin to experience pain again (to date, Amber hasn’t) can go back for “tune up” visits or listen to a taped session provided by their doctor or therapist.

ANXIETY

Twenty-five-year old Megan McGovern has relied on hypnotherapy to help manage her anxiety for nearly a decade. She first tried it when a therapist suggested it as an alternative to medication. It was good advice: Research shows adding in hypnotherapy can make regular therapy sessions for depression or anxiety significantly more effective.

“My first time, I was worried I would be out of control of my body or say something embarrassing,” says the Denver resident. But that wasn’t the case. Once Megan was put into a relaxed state, her hypnotherapist talked her through ways to release negative thoughts. When Megan was anxious about an upcoming trip, her therapist helped her envision going through the process—packing her bags, driving to the airport, getting through security, boarding the plane, the actual flight—without anxiety. It worked; she was far less tense than usual during her trip.

Hypnosis is similarly successful for depressed individuals, who often receive messaging geared toward identifying and releasing uncomfortable emotions (“As sad feelings surface, you can let them go”). When hypnosis is incorporated into cognitive behavioral therapy sessions, it usually reduces the number of sessions needed by at least half, compared with using behavioral therapy alone.

Today, Megan’s anxiety is managed with self-hypnosis, a technique she learned during her sessions. She relaxes her mind, then repeats some of her therapist’s frequently used phrases in order to guide herself through whatever upcoming stressful situation (like going to the dentist) she’s facing.

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PAIN

Rumor has it Gisele Bundchen and Kate Middleton used hypnotherapy to ease labor contractions sans epidural. The Gisele anecdote, together with the documentary The Business of Being Born, helped convince Lauren Fong Barlow, the CEO of a Los Angeles digital production company, to enroll in a hypnobirthing class when she was five months pregnant.

For the next four months—and during the 36-hour unmedicated birth of her daughter—she listened to recordings and birthing affirmations (e.g., “My muscles are working in harmony to make birthing easier”) recommended by her teacher. During delivery she had periods of discomfort, “but I was never in pain or screaming,” says Lauren, now 37 years old.

Experts aren’t positive how hypnosis helps with labor pain, but Palsson suspects it may lessen the so-called fight-or-flight response, which can cause muscle tension that makes it harder for the baby to move through the birth canal.

Baby-delivering pains aren’t the only ouch hypnosis can heal, though. Studies show it can lessen the chronic pain that comes from conditions such as fibromyalgia or even a years-old injury (to, say, your back or ankle). Here’s how: Typically, when you’re hurt, the nervous system sends pain cues to the brain until the problem heals. But with chronic pain, the neurons misfire, making the signals—and the agony—continue. Hypnotherapy can help tamp down these signals,” says David Patterson, Ph.D., a professor of psychology in the departments of rehabilitation medicine, surgery, and psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

So if you see a hypnotherapist for that bad back, her suggestions might be about ways to ease or completely get rid of the discomfort. (One example: Telling you to imagine you’re putting your spinal pain into a series of progressively larger boxes, locking each one shut, then putting the last box on a train to take it away for good.) Most patients with chronic pain report feeling less achy after a single appointment and significantly better after about four sessions.

FIND A LEGITIMATE PRO

Ready to coax your brain to better health? If you suffer from a condition that hypnotherapy can help with, doing your research is key because most states don’t require hypnotherapists to be licensed. Ask your primary-care doc for a referral, or contact the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. The latter requires therapists to be health-care professionals who are licensed in their state to provide medical, dental, or psychotherapeutic services, and to have completed at least 20 hours of hypnotherapy training, learning the process of hypnosis for a variety of conditions. Expect your initial appointment to last about an hour and to include more background-gathering than actual hypnosis so that your mental state and the root of your issue can be determined. Sessions (you’ll probably need five to seven) cost about $100 to $150 a pop—though they may be covered by insurance if the therapist codes them as regular psychotherapy sessions.

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source:  womenshealthmag.com