Subconscious Mind Exercise #1: Autosuggestion
Autosuggestion is the practice of “feeding” your subconscious mind with information which will help you to develop specific beliefs. For example, speaking, writing or listening to affirmations, especially while in a semi-trance or full trance state, injects those affirmations into your subconscious mind through the principle of autosuggestion.
If you make the affirmations which you’re writing, listening to or speaking consistent with goals you want to achieve or with personality traits which you want to develop, your subconscious mind will go to work and start attracting all the resources and opportunities needed to make those affirmations a reality.
Subconscious Mind Exercise #2: Autoinquisition
Autoinquisition is similar to autosuggestion, except you’re asking questions of your subconscious mind instead of feeding it with information. Hypnosis specialists have found that a person’s subconscious mind contains information which a person’s conscious mind might have long forgotten.
Many motivational experts such as Napoleon Hill, Bob Proctor and Deepak Chopra also suggest that the subconscious mind has access to information which a person might have never been exposed to.
This information can be drawn out using Autoinquisition. This technique was used by musicians such as Ludwig Beethoven, J.S. Bach and also by inventors like Thomas Edison and Dean Kamen. Thomas Edison practiced Autoinquisition by sitting in his favorite chair and dozing off while holding metal balls in his hand suspended over a metal bowl, all the while focusing on a question about a problem he was trying to solve.
The moment he would start to doze off, his hand would relax and the balls would clang into the metal bowl, waking him up. This allowed Edison to remain suspended between the sleeping and the dreaming state where he would have access to information in his subconscious mind.
Subconscious Mind Exercise #3: Visualization
Visualization is one of the most popular methods for increasing subconscious mind power. Visualization is similar to autosuggestion in that you’re feeding your subconscious mind with the images which you visualize. However, visualization takes a lot more effort and concentration than autosuggestion because you’re literally using your imagination to create “synthetic experiences” including: smells, sensations, sounds, colors and full images.
To practice visualization, you can start with simple shapes like squares and circles, then move on to picture more complex shapes such as letters, then to words and finally full experiences. For best results, visualize yourself having achieved one of your goals such as owning a specific car or house or being in the kind of relationship you want.
Subconscious Mind Exercise #4: Listening to Classical Music
Musical therapists have found that listening to the music of artists like Mozart, Bach, Handel and Beethoven can awaken one’s higher brain functions, boost their capacity for intellectual thought and increase their intuition and creative imagination. This phenomenon was named “The Mozart Effect,” a term which was coined by first coined by Alfred A. Tomatis and was made popular by Don Campbell’s book, also called “The Mozart Effect.”
An experiment published in Nature also suggested that listening to classical music, especially the music of Wolfgang Mozart, increased children’s scores on IQ tests. Some agriculturalists have even found that classical music makes plants grow faster and bear more fruit.
Your Workout Plan for Developing Subconscious Mind Power
The following is a simple daily “workout plan” which you can use to increase your subconscious mind power:
- Morning Session: 15 minutes of solo piano music (Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms or Mozart) with guided visualization.
- Afternoon Session: 15 minutes of string music (Bach, Handel or Mozart) with Autoinquisition (focus on one question you want answered).
- Evening Session: write 5 daily affirmations and speak them out loud while looking in the mirror. Fall asleep listening to some quiet piano or string music. If you have the recording tools, add your own voiceover of your affirmations to the piano music.