When we’re able to consciously observe our thoughts, we can determine what self-destructive thought patterns and limiting beliefs we’ve been developing. The soundtracks of our subconscious minds are often negative, critical, cynical and judgmental. They are constantly judging us, other people, and the world around us. When we’re not conscious that this voice is coming from our ego mind, which is often wounded from trauma, we allow it to run rampant and wreak havoc on our mental and emotional health. We feel depressed, anxious, scared, angry, ashamed and sad, and we often try to drown out the voice with our drugs of choice.
The voice that tells you you’re not good enough, that other people are better than you, that you’re a failure, that you haven’t accomplished enough, that you’re unworthy and broken – that voice is not coming from your higher power, or from your heart or soul. It’s coming from your ego mind, the part of your mind driven by the ego, or sense of self. A common problem many of us share is that the fears stored in our subconscious mind cause our egos to function from a wounded place, rather than from a healthy place. We interpret things through a lens of feeling threatened rather than secure. Since the subconscious mind stores our emotional pain and governs the vast majority of our daily thoughts, behaviors and decisions, we’re usually living with subconscious soundtracks that make us act out of fear rather than love.
Try monitoring your thoughts for a day. Write down the major recurring themes your mind tends to return to the most. You might find that many of the themes are negative and fear-based.
What would it feel like to change that subconscious soundtrack? It might feel liberating! Let’s try it.
Consciously start repeating affirmations throughout the day- as well as when you first wake up and as you’re falling asleep- that reflect positivity, love, joy, healing and growth. “I love myself. I am happy. I am fulfilled. I am blessed. This is a beautiful life. I am perfect the way I am.” Use whatever affirmations resonate with you and make you feel good.
Our subconscious soundtrack tends to be exhausting and all-consuming. It can really drain us of our life force energy. Your new affirmations will bring you a lift, and as you continue to repeat them, you’ll have more positive energy, hope and optimism. You will start to feel more grateful and more joyful. It will become easier to reach for the thoughts that feel better. Rather than focusing on the troubling thoughts and trying to force them to go away, create new thought patterns and reinforce those with repetition. The more you practice, the more the new beautiful thoughts will replace the old depressing soundtrack.
The community at Enlightened Solutions can help support you through the healing process. Call (833) 801-LIVE.