Green Gamine’s handmade artisan candles are more than just a lovely aromatic indulgence to enhance your home. Each candle comes with a positive affirmation designed to trigger the power of your subconscious mind. If you are not familiar with affirmations and their benefits, please read on to learn how the subconscious mind functions and how affirmations tap that power.
The human brain has a conscious mind and subconscious mind. Your conscious mind reasons, processes new experiences and learns new skills. When you think and communicate, you are using your conscious mind.
Your subconscious mind is the part of your mind that records information and establishes habits and new skills. Your subconscious mind gives you the ability to breathe, walk, ride a bike and drive a car without thinking. Basically, once a skill is learned with your conscious mind, your subconscious is programmed to perform the skill on autopilot.
Your subconscious mind has a RAS – which stands for reticular activating system – that acts as a doorway to the mind. The RAS filters information around you both familiar and unfamiliar. Once the RAS has filtered the same information multiple times, it recognizes a pattern. Once the RAS identifies a pattern, it create a superhighway with a new network of neurons.
Once a superhighway is created, you don’t even have to use your conscious mind anymore – it becomes automatic – much like riding a bike. Here is the kicker: Your conscious mind processes 2,000 bits of information every minute. Your subconscious processes 4,000,000 bits of information. It is inconceivable to consider everything you are picking up around you at every moment without even realizing it. And the only things that you are noticing, are the neural pathways your RAS has already established.
So if you are seeing the same negative patterns continuing to show up in your life, your subconscious has most likely created a neural superhighway leading you straight back to the things you don’t want – poverty, failed relationships, poor health and unfulfilling jobs – only because you have developed a pattern.
If your subconscious is processing 4,000,000 bits of information each minute it means your subconscious is witnessing positive events too – evidence of good fortune, abundance, happiness, health, peace and love – but your psycho cybermetic set point is filtering it out because the neural pathway hasn’t been established.
A new neural pathway or superhighway must be created. There are many techniques for doing this, one of those being affirmations.
By consistently repeating affirmations you can create a new neural pathway over time. Affirmations should always be stated in the present tense because your subconscious does not know the difference between past, present or future. Your subconscious doesn’t think or reason because that is your conscious mind’s job.
By reciting an affirmation such as “I shine with success and good fortune” in the present tense, your conscious mind will probably resist if it is not true in that moment. But, as long as that message is getting to your subconscious, ultimately through repetition you are going to program your subconscious to believe that it’s true. Your subconscious only supports your conscious mind once it has made a decision. Affirmations are best if they are short and concise – easier for your conscious mind to process and hence easier for your subconscious mind to create a new positive superhighway.