I would like to make you aware of an amazing aspect of your brain using the following example:
You are driving your car early in the morning. You have to run some errands and visit a store, which is about 45 minutes from your house. While driving, you see the sun come up. It offers a warm and peaceful feeling. Your mind plunges in thoughts of last evening when you had some friends over for dinner. You relive the nice conversation you had with your friends about plans for their upcoming vacation to Europe. She wants you to come along with her to spend some time together. You’ve always wanted to go to Europe – especially Italy! Besides the cultural aspect, which fascinates you, the delicious food you’d heard so much about is a big plus too:). While driving, you weigh the pros and cons and along the way you get more and more excited about the trip to Europe. And then, suddenly, you’ve arrived at the store!
Maybe you’re thinking, ‘girl where is this story going?’
Okay here it is :).
I’m sure, somehow, you can relate to the story above. So here’s my question for you. While you were thinking about all kinds of things, were you fully aware of what was happening on the road? Were you fully paying attention to all the other cars and upcoming left and right turns OR did you JUST drive and arrive perfectly without missing a light, a cross road or a stop sign? While you were day dreaming about your visit to the Grand Canal in Venice Italy, who was driving the car?
The subconscious always has your back!
In these types of situations you function on a sort of ‘autopilot’ in which you let your subconscious lead the way. You were able to get to your destination- which you’ve done dozens of times before, because of the millions of pieces of information and data you already stored in your subconscious from previous experiences! This data makes up the comparison materiel your subconscious uses to process and address every new moment.
Do you remember when you first got your driver’s license? Think back to that time for a moment. For many of us, there was excitement the moment we passed that test and posed for the very first ID picture!
That excitement quickly turned to nervousness and focus the first time you sat behind the wheel. On the road, you were so focused, that it was even hard to have a conversation because you were so concentrated on every line on the street, every sign, every turn signal and every car on the road- all while trying to remember all of the laws and information you learned during your practice and tests. Everything that your senses perceived during this first drive became part of your comparison materiel in your subconscious. The more you drove, the more and more confident you became- until one day you reached the point where you could daydream, have a conversation with your passenger or speak on the phone and STILL arrive to your destination!
Can you imagine having to figure out how to drive and having to re-learn every state law every time you got in the car? How frustrating would that be? And pretty scary too! I for one, would never drive if that was the case!! On the other hand, this would make a great “excuse” for being late at an appointment 😉
Thanks to all of the information stored in your subconscious, you don’t have to re-start every time! There are still a lot of NEW things happening on the road that you should remain aware of while driving at all times. But you’re able to better focus on those NEW and random occurrences because you don’t have to worry about re-learning all of the OLD things.
That’s the amazing power and ability of the brain!
The routine makes it easy, YOU make it AWESOME
The subconscious doesn’t just store lessons, it also stores experiences – in fact, it stores EVERY experience you’ve ever had.
It’s why day-to-day activities can become such a routine. As soon as the alarm clock goes off, ‘autopilot’ turns on. Among other things, you jump in the shower, get dressed, brush your hair and jump into the car the same way, day after day. Have you ever started your morning routine and then half way through you realize- WAIT! I’m off today! Or, WAIT! I’m on vacation! You came to this (AMAZING) realization after ‘waking up’ from autopilot mode- and then all of a sudden you start getting super excited about all of the fun plans ahead of you :).
Sabotaging beliefs arising from your subconscious
Our subconscious does not just control and regulate our behavior patterns. It also defines our thinking, belief systems and emotions every second of our lives. This has an enormous impact on your happiness, health, success and relationships.
Have you ever jumped to a conclusion (belief) about someone’s personality based on how they look? Is there a specific habit that is difficult to stop no matter how hard you try? Do you feel a certain way about roller coasters or airplanes or pools? Do you have a specific belief about who you are or what you can or can’t do?
All of these thinking patterns, beliefs and feelings are ‘impulses’ driven by data from your previously stored subconscious comparison materiel.
Unfortunately not all that data is positive. Our subconscious contains also very powerfully negative data that has the most damaging impact on your life and is the root cause of poor health, emotional imbalance, behavioral problems, and more.
These powerful pieces of data, known as bad clusters impede your personal growth, happiness and health in enormous ways. The way your subconscious regulates your routines makes life ‘easier’ in many ways, but it can also make life harder when it’s driven by bad clusters.
Take back the wheel!
The good news is that you have the ultimate power over your life and can ‘flip the switch’ from autopilot to ‘Full control’ any time you want.
This allows you to observe your own behavior and beliefs from a higher perspective and opens the door to true healing which means removing the bad clusters that cause so much trouble!
The result is complete and total freedom. Doesn’t that sound amazing? I can help you ‘flip the switch’ and wake up to the freshness of each new moment and the amazing possibilities that life has to offer!
The truth is life is an adventure. It’s time to jump in. 🙂