(NaturalNews) This idea is becoming more and more commonplace yet why aren't we all living the lives we desire? This article will investigate the subconscious influence and how, by addressing it, we can create our dreams.
Probably the most commonplace example of thought being creative is that of the placebo effect, where treatments that may not be effective in some people, or may even be 'sugar pills,' have been shown to cure people who believe in them.
Bruce Lipton, PhD, writes of a study into knee surgery where the participants were split into three groups, two were given different surgical procedures, whilst the third, the placebo group, was simply cut open and sewed back up. The aim of the research was to discover which part of the surgery was giving the patients relief. The placebo group was only added to improve the quality of the study. No one believed that surgery could possibly be affected by the mind. Yet the results showed otherwise. Both groups that received surgical intervention improved, but shockingly; the placebo group improved just as much. Quoting the surgeon, Lipton writes, "My skill as a surgeon had no benefit to these patients. The entire benefit of the surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee was the placebo effect." Quite a statement.
Gregg Braden also quotes a number of interesting studies. He mentions a very interesting one titled 'Quantum theory demonstrated: Observation affects reality.' This paper outlined how, simply by observing, we affect reality, our surroundings.
The subconscious influence
So, given that we create our reality, why are we not all living the lives we desire? Mahatma Gandhi hit the spot when he said, "Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny." But if all we have to do is change our thoughts why are we still unable to manifest our perfect lives? Joel and Champion Teutsch understood this conundrum well.
"Instead of being isolated and apart from us, the subconscious constantly influence our thinking and behaviour. Their interaction with the conscious creates what may be fittingly called our consciousness, the sum-total of our beliefs, attitudes, feelings, thoughts, acts, ideas, experiences. Conversely, conscious learning - especially through repetition - steadily filters into the subconscious and from there into the unlimited unconscious."
Thus, we can see now that it is our whole consciousness that creates our lives and so if we want to change our lives, we must work with our whole consciousness or, more importantly, we must include our subconscious. It is this part of our mind that, through the process of repetition, integrates different habits and then repeats them.
We commonly integrate erroneous and negative ideas about life, yet these beliefs encode and create our reality as much as the positive ones. For instance, our birth, our first experience of life. If we were treated roughly and without love, as many of us born in hospitals often were, it is likely that we would integrate the belief that the world is a dangerous, painful, unkind and/or unloving place. We also learn a huge amount from our parents, including how to relate to others, how well we can, or cannot express ourselves and our emotions, our prosperity and much more. Given that these beliefs create our reality, imagine what such beliefs could create in your life.
There are many tools that help in uncovering and releasing our subconscious junk, including breathwork, affirmations, visualization, meditation, certain energy work and many more.
Joel Marie Teutsch and Champion Teutsch - From here to greater happiness
Bruce Lipton - The biology of belief
Gregg Braden - The spontaneous healing of belief
About the author: Joe Jennings is an experienced Rebirthing Breathwork practitioner who was trained by the founder Leonard Orr and Fanny Van Laere. He has written a small book about his first experiences with the breath as well as a number of articles which have been published in various magazines. He is currently the co-ordinator of Rebirthing Breathwork International in the UK and a committee member of the British Rebirthing Society. He has begun a large scale study into the physiological and psychological effects of Rebirthing Breathwork. He gives private sessions and teaches in the UK. For more information please visit www.RebirthingInternational.co.uk