Thursday 3 August 2017

The Power of Visualization (Part Four): Harnessing the Subconscious Mind

My Imagination, My Leverage.

Anxiety Disarms Our Conscious Mind:

Herein are the danger and stupidity of anxiety. 
“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” (Arthur S. Roche) 
Anxiety sells our subconscious mind “baloney,” and it buys it, helplessly, hook, line, and sinker. Why? It's defense, our conscious mind, let it down. Our subconscious mind buys whatever gets to it. Again, to reiterate, it cannot differentiate between fiction and reality. It depends on our conscious mind to make that distinction (differentiation). It assumes everything that gets to it has been duly checked and passed on.

Anxiety erodes away the only defense our subconscious mind has. We are left at the mercy of our imagination, our negative conceptualization of the things we fear. All those negative creativity are fed into our subconscious mind as actual occurrences. When you dwell long enough on it, the subconscious mind will give the command to secrete the very same hormones into your bloodstream as it would have secreted in an actual fight or flight mode.

Have you had a "déjà vu" before? Are there things in your mind that seem like they happened but you know never really did? Look back at a time of anxiety, or intentionality of thought in your life. That was when those memory cells were created. You thought so much about these that your subconscious mind recorded them as an actual occurrence. 

Herein is the power and core of brainwashing, behavioral conditioning (programming), and the likes.

Harnessing the Subconscious Mind:

When you think about a thing long enough you take ownership of it. As far as your subconsciousness is concerned it is an actual experience in your past, irrespective of its reality. It might be virtual, it might be fiction, but to your subconscious mind, it is real. The essence of visualization, positive mental attitude, and the like, is to positively harness the power of the subconscious mind for our own success. You can dream up a place called, "There,". You can widen your horizon. You can imagine. You can create new empowering experiences.

You are "Invictus." You are unlimited because you can think. You are unlimited because you can imagine. You are unlimited because you can create. You are unlimited because you can visualize. A person who can think is never limited, nor lost. Your mind holds the keys to bringing you back home. It holds the keys to your wealthy place. It holds the keys to your fulfillment. "Create a vision of who you want to be, and then live into that picture as if it were already true." (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Fate Does Not Exist:

In fact, what we popularly refer to as fate, is no fate at all. There truly is no fate. Nothing is destined to happen. Everything occurs or does not according to the Law of Cause and Effect. Some we understand and some we do not. Irrespective though, it is always in our power as to what we do with them, how we allow them to affect us, and who we become in spite of (or with) them. What we know as and call fate is the refusal to take charge and direct the course of our life. It is our refusal to take charge of our own destiny. It is our refusal to come up with our own goals, and press for their fulfillment. "Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." (Carl Gustav Jung) 

Fate is the alibi of the lazy of hands, mind, and spirit. It is the submission to life's downward and negative pull, which is the destiny of those who will do nothing, i.e. not take charge of their own course. A ship does not get to its destination by simply subjecting itself to the mercy of the winds and waves. No! No!! No!!! It knows its course and sets its sail aright to utilize the wind to its advantage, in reaching its predetermined destination. It is no prisoner to the winds and the waves. Rather, it uses them to its full advantage in achieving its set goals. It does not get to its destination by fate. No! No!! No!!! 

It is a predetermined outcome, ensured by the action it takes. It is an active process, not a passive one. Fate is for the passive, no future ambition folks, not you. Your life and success are for the taking. You either take hold of and ensure it, or it will be taken from you. If you are going to be happy in life and fulfilled, it is not going to happen by chance. Nothing good happens by chance. All that is good comes from active involvement in the issues of life. You have to swim upstream, not allow life to sweep you downstream.

You Get What You Sow:

That is the same life expects of us. You don't have to be a prisoner of your environment and history. You were born to rule. You were born to reign. You were not born to be a prisoner. You were not born to be a captive. We were born to be victors, overcomers in this life. We were born to obliterate our history with our present and our future. "With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice." (Oprah Winfrey) "Destiny is a process, not a birthright." (Darren Wilson)

We don’t have to be limited by our lineage. We can break the circle. We can cancel the generational curses. We can break the boundaries of limitation in our lineage. We can start a new line of generational blessings. We can be the agent of change. That is who we were born to be. It has not been done before is no excuse. There is no harm in being the first. You have all it takes. All you need do is rise to the occasion. Rise to the occasion of life. Will you?

You Are Not A Prisoner:

So, you truly need not have had any success before. That is no showstopper. You can synthesize from the experiences of other people. You can see further. You can think. You can imagine. You can dream. You can stand on the shoulders of giants who have gone ahead. Why not? You can create your own new future. That is the whole essence of imagination. You can learn how the giants who have gone before overcame. You can learn about what it took. A person can NEVER rise above his/her thought (that which he/she fills him/herself with). That is the true limit of a person. And, we each determine our own limitations by how much we choose to exercise our mind - our imagination, our ability to think, visualize, and create. 

Imagination is Limitless:

"All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth." (Napoleon Hill) This is a power harnessed by peak performers in various fields. They perform a mental rehearsal before the actual performance. Hence, the whole of their being is awakened, alert, and ready to produce the result they seek. The mental rehearsal is a kind of first creation. Here things are fine-tuned and perfected with sweat rather than blood.

"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly." (Lauren Bacali) The mental pictures can be pictures of past real successes, and/or the creation of that which is desired in the present, or future. The key thing is the creation of the desired result, including the state, confidence, and disposition towards its execution. It is taking charge and control of one’s mental pictures to one’s defined end. “Through imagination, we can visualize the uncreated worlds of potential that lie within us.” (Dr. Stephen R. Covey)

Remember, the subconscious mind cannot differentiate between what is real and what is fictional. It does not segregate between that which is constructive and that which is destructive. It will work with whatever raw material you feed it. It will either produce life or death. The onus is on you to feed it according to your desired end. "Thinking is the father of creation" (Earl Nightingale) You can create the world you desire. You can create the world you want. Never ever forget, you are a creator.

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