The Genie In Your

UnCategorized In the story of Aladdin and his wonderful lamp you may remember that when Aladdin found the magic lamp and rubbed it a Genie came out. The Genie said, "You are the master of the lamp and I must obey." When Aladdin made a wish, the Genie didn’t say, "That is a lousy wish. I won’t grant it." Genies may be big and powerful, but they must go along with whatever wish is chosen. Your subconscious mind is like that Genie. It is your trusted servant. The subconscious is like a giant file where most of your history is stored. Once you have placed a belief or .mand in the subconscious it must .ply even if you have forgotten what you ordered. Neuroscience has proved that this is really the case. Your brain is divided into three parts: the brain stem, the prefrontal cortex, and the limbic system. The prefrontal cortex is the CEO of your brain and runs the show. The limbic system is also powerful, but in a different way. You may be amazed to learn that in the limbic system the past and the present exist simultaneously. Sometimes the past hijacks the present and you act or react to present day events as if you were four-years old again without realizing it! The reason for this lies in the brain structure called the amygdala. This tiny part of the limbic system is like a smoke alarm that is always on guard for danger. From the time you were born, if anyone or anything seemed threatening or scary, the amygdala signaled a red alert and the body went into a survival state of fight, flight or freeze. When the danger was over, the thinking brain tried to figure out what had happened. At that moment you made decisions to explain the experience. These decisions turned into .mands that would later .e back to haunt you or help you depending on the decision. Unfortunately, some of these .mands, possibly made by a toddler, may be the cause of many of your present day problems. For instance, say that when you were small you spilled a glass of milk on the floor and your mom called you clumsy or stupid. Your amygdala has a record of that moment that includes the angry look on her face and the decision that you might have made that mom was right and you are clumsy and stupid. The Genie in your brain must obey that .mand and you continue to act clumsy and believe you are stupid. Throughout your life you have had many unpleasant or traumatic moments in which you felt threatened or embarrassed and decided that you didn’t deserve happiness, wealth, friends, love, etc. Each decision was stored in this part of the brain and is always available. When you find yourself in a situation that is reminiscent of the first time it ever happened, at the blink of an eye, you will re-experience the original fear, anger, or helplessness and react just as you did long ago and unknowingly recreate the .mand once more. If you have ever heard yourself say, "I don’t know why I keep doing this. I know better, yet I can’t seem to stop acting this way," it means that your Genie is at work again. Take a minute and ask yourself this question: How young was I when I decided that I was unlovable/ unworthy/ unwanted/ incapable, that makes me react this way? An age number or memory will .e to mind. Once you know what happened you can make a new decision to replace the old negative .mand with a new positive one. You might want to focus on affirmations, self hypnosis, psychotherapy, or some of the Energy Psychology methods such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) or TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique.) Reprogram your Genie now! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: