SelfHypnosisandSubA8D4F_200pxI’ve suspected for a long time that the key to behavior change – and, yes, even law of attraction – lies in our subconscious mind.  We can say affirmations until we’re blue in the face, but if we don’t believe them on some deep level, those affirmations won’t produce the results we’re looking for.

As a real estate broker, my money life is often up, then down — I’ve often wondered, “What is it that keeps me from attracting what I know I deserve into my life?”  I look at a Donald Trump, for instance, who doesn’t think he’s a success unless he is a billionaire — and so he becomes one, not once, but twice —  and I wonder where that belief is at home in his mind?  When I see someone who has been happily married – and they lose their love – within a year, they are with someone else.  Do they have a belief that life is partnership?  A belief I don’t have and that is why I have been single these many years since my divorce?

A few weeks ago, I listened to one of many brain scientists give a lecture online.  At one point, he stated:  “The way to change behavior, and therefore, results, is three-fold.  1. Self-hypnosis and subliminal messages, 2. Practice, practice, practice, and 3. Enlightening and transformational courses and classes that create insights into our own behavior.”

Three days later, God, in His infinite Wisdom, sent a book my way – I was asked to review Eldon Taylor’s, “Self-Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology.” I couldn’t believe the synchronicity of this book coming into my life mere days after I heard that this was a modality that was necessary to change the brain – and therefore, behavior and results.  I said, “Yes, I’ll review it.”

The author, Eldon Taylor, makes a complex subject very simple to understand.  It’s a small book packed with the focused information anyone needs to understand why hypnosis and subliminal messages work.  Briefly, we have a conscious mind – that we think is directing the course of our lives; and we have a subconscious mind, which really is directing everything we do.

That subconscious mind is a very simple, yet powerful force that directs behavior.  It doesn’t understand shades of grey, not fifty, not one.  If you believe that you have to struggle with money, the subconscious brain will make sure that you struggle with money.  If you believe in your subconscious brain that you are meant to be alone, then no matter how many guys ask you out, you will find something wrong with them and remain alone.

The reason it works this way is that it is a survival mechanism.  That subconscious mind has to be sure you are right – it sees any deviation from your being right as a threat to your survival.  So, it insures that everything you believe in your deepest mind, comes to pass just as you believe it.  The subconscious mind believes that this is what will keep you safe – even if all reasonable examination says otherwise.

It makes sense, then, that the way to create something other than what you currently believe in your subconscious mind – is to change what that part of your brain believes!  What could be more simple?  Yes, the concept is simple, but the doing of it is much harder.  The conscious mind stands guard at the door of the subconscious and so you must find a way of by-passing that ferocious guard.  And, here it is:  self-hypnosis and subliminal programming.

I couldn’t wait to order some of the tapes and test them out for myself.  I’m changing the way I eat because I believe it is better for my health AND I’d like to lose some weight – something I’ve found difficult to do over the last eight years or so.  I realized that it was a way to protect myself, but now I’m done with that, so maybe these tapes can help.  Eldon Taylor has a very successful weight loss tape that has been proven effective in a clinical study at the Munich Armed Forces University.  The women in the study averaged a 13 pound weight loss in 30 days.  This will be my first experiment.

I’ve ordered others, too:  “Attracting the right love relationship for me,” and the subliminal CD on “Grief” as well as one called “Joyous Day.”  I’m looking forward to receiving them and doing my own subliminal “test.”  I’ll report back to you.

In the meantime, do get this book.  It’s a quick and interesting read AND includes a free self-hypnosis CD.  My feeling is, if you want a better life, you have to find ways to change your mind so that your life can change around that.

Then, practice, practice, practice…  But, you won’t want to practice unless and until your brain thinks this is a benefit to your survival.

There are so many books with this theme, but I believe it is true:  Change your mind and you’ll change your life!

Deliciously yours in the Infinite Mind that is All, Linda

Here’s the link to purchase the book on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Self-Hypnosis-Subliminal-Technology-How–Personal-Empowerment/dp/1401937586/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354989119&sr=8-1&keywords=Eldon+Taylor

Disclosure:  I received Eldon Taylor’s book, “Self-Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology:  A How-to Guide for Personal-Empowerment Tools You Can Use Anywhere!” for free from Hay House Publishing.

 

© Linda Ruocco and “Spiritual Chocolate”, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Linda Ruocco and ”Spiritual Chocolate” with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Thank you.

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I am so very lucky!  I have so many friends – younger than I am and older than I am, near to me and far away, men and women, people I haven’t seen in years and those I see every week, casual friends and close, intimate friends with whom I share the secrets of my soul…

 

I am so blessed…

 

It wasn’t always this way.  There was a long stretch during which I was a virtual recluse… weeks that I didn’t go out of my apartment, years when I had no one in my home except for the occasional visit from my ex-husband and my son, when my phone lay silent in its cradle.  I didn’t even know that I was missing anything.  I had a few old friends around the country with whom I kept in contact every now and again, but they were the exceptions in my life and not the rule…  Alone with my thoughts, safe and hidden away, I wasn’t very good company — least of all, for myself…

 

Fortunately, a series of events thrust me back into the world…

 

I had taken a job in Pennsylvania, and, shortly thereafter, just as I was planning to move there from Manhattan, I was told that the company was in trouble and the man who had hired me just a few short months before had left suddenly the previous day…

 

I didn’t know what to do – I didn’t know whether to move there anyway and try to make a go of it – a go at what?  I didn’t know anyone, I had no friends and no home – I lived in The Wayne Hotel during the work week, where the only person I spoke to every day, outside my company, was the hotel waiter.

 

 

Finally, I could take no more…

 

I lay in bed one night, sad and lonely, and prayed:  “Here’s my life, God. Please take it.   I have no idea what I’m doing.  Show me the way to make a difference in the world, make me a better person…. And, Oh — could I have some friends while you’re at it?”

 

Two days after that, a member of my “Course in Miracles” group called to invite me to an introduction at Landmark Education, an organization that offers transformation education to people who want to take their lives to the next step on the “power, freedom, and full self-expression” ladder.  I didn’t want to go, but Steve had been so sweet to me since I joined the study group that I couldn’t bear to turn him down.  I went.  I listened.  I registered into the Landmark Forum. 

 

The next day, I woke up angry at Steve.  I called him and complained – I suppose my ego felt really threatened.  Doing “this thing” was something new, something different – it felt like a violation of my invisibility that I seemed to treasure above all else.  I accused him of “coercing me” – he listened and said nothing.  At the end, he just loved me and stood in that I could choose…

 

Something wouldn’t let me cancel it.  I resigned myself to doing it, even though the moment of value that I had glimpsed the night before in the introduction was long gone and forgotten….

 

The weekend of my Landmark Forum was a blur of breakdowns followed by breakthroughs…  I don’t remember everything…  but, I do remember that, at one point, someone asked the leader, Sophie, why she did this work and she said, “As long as there is one child starving in Africa, I will be a Landmark Forum leader…”  My head said, “What do starving children in Africa have to do with the Landmark Forum?  I thought this was supposed to be about ME!”

 

Thankfully, my heart heard something else… 

 

When we raise our level of consciousness, the awareness of love increases.  When the awareness of love increases, compassion increases.  When compassion increases, we can no longer turn a blind eye to the sadness and pain in the world.  We leave behind simply worrying about our own little “self” – and step into putting our Higher Self out there in the world to be of service.

 

In the course of all the work I’ve done in Landmark Education over these past four years, my anger and impatience has become a thing of the past, my life is given by making a difference in the world, and — Oh, by the way, I now have so many friends that I’ve long ago run out of fingers and toes on which to count them….

 

In one of my leadership courses last year, as my ego was “burned off” in the doing of the work, I became close with a group of women in the year-long class.  We were united in that most precious of all endeavors – being there for each other as we revealed our deepest fears – those fears that we found out were similar to everyone else’s fears – those fears that keep us small and invisible and hidden away from the world, those fears that keep us from our own Greatness… 

 

In this group of women, all ages are represented: one in her 20’s, one in her 30’s, two  in their 40’s, one in her 50’s, two in their 60’s and one at 70 years old.  When we are together, you would never know the difference – there is no ego, there is no age, there are no “shoulds,” there is nothing there but love….  I call them my Magnificent Seven….  When I am with them, I feel like I can do anything….!

 

There is a passage in “A Course in Miracles” in the Manual for Teachers that speaks of the different stages one goes through on the way to a trust in God that banishes all fear and doubt.  In this passage, we are cautioned that we have come a long way at a certain point, AND there is a long way still to go: “Yet when he is ready to go on, he goes with mighty companions beside him.  Now he rests a while, and gathers them before going on.  He will not go on from here alone.”  

 

I am truly blessed…  as is everyone who takes on growing and creating and inventing and serving and loving ….  We do not go into Heaven alone….  We are meant to love each other… and to make the journey together…

 

To Anat and Raquel and Gretchen and Dale and Kate and Patricia and Verna… and to all my Mighty Companions everywhere….

 

I love you with all my heart…

 

Deliciously yours in the Glory of it all….  Linda

 

© Linda Ruocco and “Spiritual Chocolate”, 2009. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Linda Ruocco and “Spritiual Chocolate”  with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.  Thank you. 

 

 

 

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