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You’ve probably heard of subliminal messages. There are many urban myths about how businesses and advertisers use these types of messages to get customers to take specific actions. But how do subliminal messages work?
However, the truth is that subliminal messages won’t make you do or feel anything you don’t already want to do or feel. And ironically, that’s exactly why they are such effective, helpful and and powerful self-development tools.
What does subliminal mean?
The word “subliminal“, when you break it down, is made up of two parts: sub, meaning under or beneath (as in submarine) and liminal, meaning threshold (as in the word border).
So these types of messages are presented “below the threshold” of your conscious mind. Even if you are not aware of the information, your subconscious mind picks it up and stores it in your brain.
Subliminal audios can literally cause you to make a change in your mind. The point is that your subconscious mind is where the real power lies.
Warning: Your subconscious mind secretly controls your behaviour
Everything you think and believe is stored in your subconscious mind. In order to make real changes in your life, you need to be able to make changes at the subconscious level.
Think that your subconscious mind is like a robot that you have built. The very first thing you do is program it to work in a certain way. Unlike any science fiction movies you may have seen, this robot is not capable of doing anything that you have not programmed it to do.
Your subconscious mind works exactly the same way. Over the years you have been “programmed” by the things you have seen, heard and done. Your thoughts and beliefs are embedded there and passed on to your conscious mind, so you think you are consciously deciding all these things. But you arent.
That’s why so many people have a hard time quitting smoking with willpower alone, or finding the motivation to exercise more or lose weight. It’s almost impossible to make real changes that have a significant impact on your waking or conscious life if you don’t make those changes on a subconscious level first.
Binaural beats make subliminals more effective
With the subliminal technique, your subconscious mind is bombarded with messages phrased in a positive way that are able to literally change the way your mind thinks.
The messages bypass the conscious mind completely, below the threshold, so that the logical mind does not get itself involved by jumping into the process.
The more you can expose your subconscious mind to these new ideas, the easier it is for you to change your behavior, and that gives you a chance to direct the content of your programming deliberately from the inside.
One way to enhance the process is to play binaural beats or another brainwave entrainment technique over the subliminal statements. Binaural beats can put your brain into a meditative state that can receive and process the messages more easily.
You can present subliminal messages in the form of auditory or visual stimuli – background noise or flashing images – that you are not even aware of. They creep into your subconscious and work to change your attitudes. This makes it easy to break bad habits and develop new, positive ones, and gives you the extra push you need to take your life in a whole new direction.
You can even buy software to run on your PC or laptop that flashes messages of your choice at you all day long. See my review of it here.
Willpower alone is just not enough
You may have tremendous willpower and determination, but on their own, they’re just not enough. That’s why so many people abandon their New Year’s resolutions after a month or two. It’s because they’ve essentially changed nothing to do with their deep down programming.
To achieve this change you need to access your subconscious mind directly and apply new programming that aligns with the desired behaviour. In this way you will get to your goal in the end.
Summary: How do subliminal messages work?
In this article I have explained how your behaviour is controlled by your subconscious beliefs. But these beliefs may have been gained you by accident and they may not be helping you.
Subliminal messages, especially when used with binaural beats, can reprogram your subconscious with beliefs that you choose and want.
But there is some skepticism over the effectiveness of subliminal mp3s. But I say the proof of the pudding is in the eating! If you’re still not sure, try a few free subliminal mp3s and see how they affect you. Then, if you like them, you can buy subliminals that address the changes you want.
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