Just look around you. Wherever you live, whatever groups you belong to, you’ll see that most people live in the world focused on what is “outside” of them. Those who are more aware (enlightened) of the journey they are on however, are seriously working from their “inside” world. They realize that their “inside world” creates their “outside world”. Your thoughts, feelings, and mental images are the organizing, fundamental principles of your external experiences.
In recent postings, I’ve been talking a lot about the power of your subconscious mind and for a very good reason. We can cognitively know about the power within but actually internalising it, is often fraught with temptations from our conscious input. Let me give you examples of what regularly goes through our heads in one form or another:
1. I’m tired, I don’t know how I’ll get through the day.
Reframe: I have what it takes to get through the day, just get on with it!
Following on from previous postings, if you fill your darkroom (subconscious mind) with great thoughts of personal valuing and personal empowerment, your outer world will reflect that. Your subconscious mind accepts these thoughts as reality and works towards these thoughts being implemented.
Just as the food you eat becomes your bloodstream and travels around your body feeding and nourishing your organs or poisoning them (if you mostly eat crap-added foods), so your thoughts nourish or poison your outer world.
It often comes as a surprise to clients I work with that many of their beliefs were instilled in them from their earliest days, beliefs they are not aware of, yet which are in their “darkroom”, our subconscious. Not all of these beliefs are useful.
I can remember my mother not allowing fans in the house as if a fan blew on you, you’d catch a cold or get a still neck. I was a bit rebellious as a child as I couldn’t see the sense in many of the “old wives’ tales” and so, in this case, I would turn the fan on.
I’ve found the darkroom concept to help me keep my emotions at bay and to understand in minutiae that, whatever I consciously put into my darkroom, my subconscious mind, will become a reality sooner or later.
Our beliefs take shape image by image in our subterranean darkroom. Everything we say, every situation we emblazon with emotion into our darkroom will affect us one way or another. In actual fact, it is rare to find something happening to us that we had to role in creating at some point in our life.