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The Subconscious: Friend or Foe?

The subject of the subconscious is certainly a vast one. The most obvious point is that it operates below your conscious awareness. That point itself is obvious, but the ramifications can be subtle and often go unnoticed. Consider the following ideas as possibly valid. Based on your experience and knowledge, draw your own conclusions. Know and honor what is true for you. The subconscious performs many helpful tasks so you don’t have to make a conscious effort to think in order to accomplish them. Have you ever been driving down the road and suddenly realized you’d gone two miles without paying attention to the road, your driving or to anything on the planet at all? Your subconscious, in control of your actions at the time, got you safely down the road. Consider the possibility that the subconscious also has a built-in video camera and the ability to tape your life. Like a security camera at a bank or convenience store, it’s taping 24/7. When you are remembering something, you are in essence watching your own personal video. When there is any hint of trouble or danger, the subconscious sets off alarms, much faster than you can think. This is sometimes known as a "knee-jerk reaction." There are times when you need this "industrial strength" security system. You step off the curb not looking, while a Mac truck is barreling down the road in your direction. The subconscious will "see" it, even if you don’t consciously see it, and the alarms go off. Just in time you look up and jump out of the way. This security system can literally save your life. The purpose of this mechanism is to help us, and it does help us, but it can also interfere and sometimes can be more of a hindrance than a help. It can be friend or foe. The problem with the subconscious is that it has the ability to step in and take over your conscious thinking processes, emotions and behavior, without your awareness or your permission, when you don’t need it. Let’s say that you once had a very troubled relationship with a person who wore a particular brand of cologne. Your subconscious will dutifully make a note of that and will also conclude, quite "logically," by its calculations, that "all people who use that cologne cause trouble." Ridiculous, you say! Yes, it’s ridiculous and it’s illogical – but that seems to be how the subconscious works. The context from which it operates is mechanical, and as such, it can’t discriminate between "one" and "all." The subconscious uses the past as proof that the present or the...

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Money Is Repelled By A Poor Self-Image

When you hold a poor image about you and money, it’s almost impossible to attract enough of it into your life. And even if you have used your talent and enormous energy to earn some big money, a poor image will do everything it can to sabotage your wealth (there are a number of well known athletes and celebrities who are proving this principle right now). Here are some beliefs that are common to those with a poor money image: “I can’t ever seem to get ahead.” “It takes money to make money.” “Most people who have lots of money got lucky.” “I’m not worthy enough to be wealthy.” “I don’t have what it takes to make a lot of money.” “I’ve never been good at managing money.” “To earn more money, you have to sacrifice everything.” And there are many more. I had most of those beliefs myself thirteen or fourteen years ago when I didn’t have any money. So I know they’re very real beliefs for a lot of people. When it comes to money, most people believe it will take a struggle to ever have any. The truth is, as Bob Proctor teaches, “you were born rich.” You literally possess, right this moment, everything you need to be wealthy beyond your imagination. You’re just not conscious (aware) of it right now. I’ve had the great honor to speak on the same stage with Bob a number of times. It’s always very exciting to watch the looks on the faces of the audience as they listen to Bob. People have told me they’ve never heard anyone explain money and wealth the way Bob does. On one occasion I remember an audience member that Bob interrupted as he was describing himself as “hard working.” Bob asked him why he wanted to be “hard working,” because creating wealth has nothing at all to do with working hard. The audience member grew speechless as it dawned on him what Bob was talking about. His response was just as memorable as the gentleman who participated in the first-ever You Were Born Rich Tele-Seminar we did with Bob. He said, ‘For all my life, and I’m pushing 70, I’ve had a poor image as far as money is concerned. I grew up in a very tight home and your seminar has led me to think I can earn five thousand a week. And already things are coming to me just like you said. They’re coming to my mind, how I can begin doing that…” And he wasn’t alone.   Share and...

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