Affirmations: Reprogramming the Subconscious

Reprogramming the subconscious is the power of affirmations for healing and positive change.  Our minds have been programmed by a lifetime of patterns and reinforcement and this programming has a profound effect on our choices and our attitudes.  Individuals use affirmations for a variety purposes.  Affirmations can be used to help us create the reality we desire often in terms of attracting wealth, beauty happiness and love.

According to Walter E. Jacobson, MD, there are values in affirmations of our subconscious mind this plays a major role in the actualization of our lives and the manifestation of our desires.  What we believe about ourselves at a subconscious level, can have significant impact on the outcome of events. The mind is very powerful and it needs to be spoken to.  We are all aware of the power of being told, for example, that we look well; it often immediately evokes the feeling of being well.  We are influenced by what individuals say to us.  By the same token, it is extremely powerful for us to direct our bodies and minds to what we desire for ourselves, making it known consciously and putting it out there.  It is our responsibility to identify what we desire and need to ask for from the universe.  We can consciously and subconsciously work toward achieving that reality.

When we feel good about ourselves and have a positive attitude our lives tend to run smoothly.  According to the laws of attraction, this is referred to as raising our vibrations so that vibrations, such as, financial abundance, renewed health, and love are magnetically drawn to us.  On the other hand when we feel bad about ourselves and have a negative attitude, we tend to engage in self-defeating behaviors which may cause negative outcomes, like financial mishap, interpersonal drama, acute or chronic illness.  Self-affirmations actually buffer stress and improve problem solving performance in under-performing and chronically stressed individuals.

Affirmations are statements that are designed to create self-change in the individuals using them.  They can serve as inspiration, as well as, in and of itself, has the potential to promote positive and sustained self-change.  Some suggestions for reprogramming the subconscious:

  • Effective affirmations are written in first person
  • Affirmations are written in the positive as opposed to the negative
  • Affirmations have an emotional charge
  • Affirmations are written in the present state

The reprogramming the subconscious process which I recommend practicing daily, brings about a strong sense of calm, relaxation and contentment.  Practicing this technique reprograms the mind and body, allowing them to release unwanted habits and tendencies while supporting positive change.  This also enables you to more effectively overcome stress.  We have all been following programming of some sort for many years; what’s wrong with us, how we should be, how we have made too many mistakes or that we have failed.  As we carry this negative baggage around with us in our subconscious, it seeps into all that we do, hampering our ability to make changes and move forward.  Similarly, positive affirmations help us to discover contentment in the current moment and the joy of being alive right now.  This is one of the most potent agents of change.