Affirmations serve many purposes. I use them as part of the law of attraction, but that’s not all they’re suitable for. These positive statements can help to shape your life into how you want it to be and one way in which they can do just that is by working on your subconscious.
How Affirmations Affect the Subconscious Mind Ahead of the Conscious Mind
Both the conscious and subconscious minds are incredibly powerful but in totally different ways. You don’t need me to tell you about your conscious mind as it’s the one you’re using right now while reading this article! The critical difference in terms of affirmations is that while you and your conscious mind can choose to accept or reject something as the truth, the same cannot necessarily be said for the subconscious mind.
However, that’s not to say that you have no influence or control over the subconscious mind. Indeed, the benefits of affirmations in this context is that you can force your subconscious to believe things. If you struggle with believing in what you write down usually, it can be worth working on your subconscious instead specifically because it is easier to train.
Fate and Coincidence or Subconscious Decisions?
I’ve mentioned in the past that the more experience I gain with the law of attraction, the less I believe in coincidence. Some practitioners have put forth that what many people call fate and coincidence is actually the result of the subconscious mind. Due to its nature, you may not actively recognise that a decision or action you’ve taken has directly influenced an outcome or event.
I would be inclined to agree with those thoughts. My specific disagreement with the idea of coincidence stems from the fact that I still recognise what I’d previously have referred to as such. However, if I give something a little thought, I can recognise what has happened in the past to cause something else to happen in the present.
By influencing your subconscious with affirmations, you can take the fate and chance out of a situation and begin to shape these supposedly unexplainable occurrences to your liking.
How to Influence Your Subconscious with Affirmations
Naturally, to make a change in your life with affirmations explicitly directed at your subconscious, you need to make these affirmations near to when your subconscious is paying attention.
The best time to access your subconscious mind is in a reasonably drowsy state. These situations are generally just before you go to sleep or have a nap, or while meditating. Indeed, many meditation practitioners view it as the best way to access the subconscious mind directly – something that is incredibly difficult when your conscious mind takes precedence.
Naturally, when you’re in a drowsy state, you’re probably not excited about the idea of writing things down. Fortunately, your subconscious mind can’t read. Spoken and thought affirmations are more than sufficient to condition yourself in the correct frame of mind, and you’ll get to work on making those affirmations happen while you sleep or meditate.
With that said, it’s still worth working on these affirmations earlier in the day and writing them down. You don’t want to wait until you’re ready to go to sleep to start thinking about what you’d like to manifest. What your affirmations incorporate is entirely down to you. Ensure that you remember to include gratitude and positivity, but don’t be afraid to dream big. The biggest changes can potentially work even better when your subconscious works on it, so it can make perfect sense to reserve your most significant affirmations for the evening.
How Affirmations Affect the Subconscious Mind – In Summary
Your subconscious mind is potentially your best tool to manifest your affirmations. It’s easier to convince that what you’re saying is the truth. If you already meditate, for the law of attraction or any other purpose, you have a great head start on those that don’t. You set time aside to communicate with your subconscious mind and bring it to the fore.
If you don’t, you don’t necessarily need to start. Having affirmations ready for just before you go to sleep will ensure that they’re at the forefront of your thoughts as the subconscious mind takes over. Have you ever noticed yourself thinking intently about something before bed and then remember dreaming about it in some way? That demonstrates that your subconscious pays attention to those thoughts. By framing them as affirmations, you can begin to manifest your ideas and dreams backed by the underrated power of the mind.