How much free will do we really have?
If we had free will, you could simply decide that you were going to lose those 20 kilos and they begin to melt off,or you would get that promotion you have been aiming at.
The truth is, that nothing will shift in our favour, until we get our 2 minds talking the same language!
Yes, we actually have 2 minds.
1. Your conscious mind is the goal setter. It might say: I have had enough!
I am going to quit smoking or drinking alcohol.
If you measured the conscious mind it is 7%
2. Your subconscious mind, is the goal-getter, and it is 93%.
Most good intentions fizzle out after a few hours or days because your subconscious mind is not on board.
So unless you get this powerhouse on your side, you are like the ant on the elephant’s back.
You think you running North, but the elephant is heading South.
This is where I come in, as a ‘Self-sabotage coach’.
I know all the tricks of the trade when it comes to the subconscious.
I have studied the subconscious mind for 40 years and it’s still my pet subject.
As I said, the subconscious mind oversees 93% of our behaviour.
That means you got 7% of your mind left, which is your conscious mind.
This gives you the discernment, for instance, that you want to create a positive change.
And that is on a good day.
On a bad day, your free will brain, might only be 2% or even less.
When you go into fight and flight, because you are drinking too much coffee, or you work too hard or are hanging out with the wrong herd and you are feeling peer-pressured, your limbic centre will be activated and your frontal lobes will be shut down.
Down goes your free-will buffer.
Your limbic system/survival brain at the back of the head is now 98% in charge of the show, and usually, it reverts straight back to old patterns and behaviours.
Your free will has gone out the window.
The subconscious mind doesn’t like change because it wants to keep you safe at all cost.
So creating change and transformation requires that you must get through the barriers of the subconscious mind, and there are ways to do it.
One way is by meditating, calming your fight and flight so your discernment free will better choices brain comes on board.
Even if it is only 7%.
Listening to guided meditations is great.
Talking to your body, and creating agreements between the 2 minds is another way.
The subconscious mind is the realm of feelings, sensations, emotions, images and self-talk.
It listens to the 60000 negative messages that we think and say every day,and often it is our internal dialogue that keeps the hand brake on!
Become kinder and more compassionate in the way you talk to yourself.
In the video, I will take you through a guided meditation that will set you up for success.
First, think of something wonderful for yourself.
What would you love to have, or be doing, or how would you like to be… it has to be something good and something you don’t have yet.
Then we are going to use touch and breath.
We can ‘lie’ to ourselves with our thoughts, but touch and breath can’t be faked, and this makes your body/subconscious mind feel safe.
Now I want you to put one hand on your forehead and one on your tummy and say to yourself: ‘I have parts that haven’t talked to each other for a while’.
Now think of your new goal and tune into your body.
Feel for any stuck areas and put your hand there.
Now you can say to your body: ‘I really am stuck here and I am sorry that I haven’t noticed this before.’
’Breathe some love and compassion into this area.’
Think about your goal and say: ‘I love, honour and respect every part of my body, and every part of my being……’
Breath in and out through your nostrils and have your hand on your heart while you listen to my words in the video above.
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