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How to Choose our Subconscious Beliefs

Hi and Welcome Back to the Art of Onward!

Last week I wrote to you about the Power words can have on us. They can build, they can destroy, they can edify or they can crush. They can also last forever within our mind, via frequent returns within our self talk, and with repetition, the message we receive from those words seeps into the subconscious and settles in as a belief.

This is why I reminded all of us to be especially careful in the choosing of our own words as we touch lives of those we come in contact with.

Let's take a look at how we receive what is given us:

Can we control it? The power these words can have over us? We can not choose WHAT we are given, but we CAN choose HOW we receive it.

I believe this is one of the most important life skills we can develop. My own journey has strengthened so much since I've found strategies on how to choose what I allow in to my subconscious.

We can take responsibility for what we offer others, and for what we receive and how we receive it. It's not as difficult as it might sound.

What we receive and what we choose to accept are two completely separate processes. We have very little, if any, control over what we receive. What someone else says - or does - to us is really a mirror of their journey, and works to affect ours, but is not necessarily truth.

In this western society, we receive messages all day long - from advertisements to social media, to much more subliminal catalysts - not always via words, but by the words our mind receives from images or comparisons. We can be made to feel small one moment, and empowered the next. Ready to conquer the world, or desiring to hide under the covers.

But nothing can hit us quite as deeply as the messages we receive from our own voice. This is the voice we will practice using to filter what we receive throughout our days.

A message comes at us.

It is positive, uplifting.

We immediately make the decision of whether we accept this message or not.

Our mind filters the message, we decide if it matches what our inner voice is telling us.

If it does not, we (hopefully) ask for more information prior to making the decision on whether or not to receive.

If it does match, we accept it willingly, grateful for the reinforcement of what we already know or believe.