I recently read an article via TunedBody.com, “Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes,“ that cites a recent study published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, and talks about just how powerful our subconscious blocks can be in terms of governing our life.
Here are the quotes that I loved:
“The major problem is that people are aware of their conscious beliefs and behaviors, but not of subconscious beliefs and behaviors.”
“Most people don’t even acknowledge that their subconscious mind is at play, when the fact is that the subconscious mind is a million times more powerful than the conscious mind and that we operate 95 to 99 percent of our lives from subconscious programs.”
“Your subconscious beliefs are working either for you or against you, but the truth is that you are not controlling your life, because your subconscious mind supersedes all conscious control. So when you are trying to heal from a conscious level–citing affirmations and telling yourself you’re healthy–there may be an invisible subconscious program that’s sabotaging you.”
This is part of the reason why I’m such a big believer in methods that alter subconscious beliefs.
And another great article on the subject, this time from the New York Times.
“…researchers do not yet know how or when, exactly, unconscious drives may suddenly become conscious; or under which circumstances people are able to override hidden urges by force of will. Millions have quit smoking, for instance, and uncounted numbers have resisted darker urges to misbehave that they don’t even fully understand.
Yet the new research on priming makes it clear that we are not alone in our own consciousness. We have company, an invisible partner who has strong reactions about the world that don’t always agree with our own, but whose instincts, these studies clearly show, are at least as likely to be helpful, and attentive to others, as they are to be disruptive.”
On Mindvalley Academy, perhaps our best-selling author on this topic of subconscious blocks is Christie Marie Sheldon.