Whether you know it consciously or not, we are the sum of what we believe subconsciously. A simple test to evaluate this is to observe your habitual behavior. All behavior starts with a thought and these would be your habitual thoughts. Both are seeded deep in your subconscious mind. When you make an observation and acknowledge it, you generally can’t make a permanent change to the behavior unless you change it at the subconscious level. It is through the consistent practice of the steps of the Hypnotic Formula and sessions of self-hypnosis tagged with hypnotic suggestion, in which a change will eventually occur. The process is one in which you will access the subconscious mind and replace the old belief with a new thought and belief. The new thought and belief becomes a conviction when an emotion is attached to the original belief and the subconscious mind becomes convinced of the new belief.
It is at that time, your new belief becomes your reality and the new behavior associated with that belief becomes your action habit. You see the process is relatively simple. The biggest challenge for most, in using the Hypnotic Formula, is finding the best method for accessing the subconscious mind. You can use a Hypnotist and schedule regular sessions to work on changing your old belief and conviction, or you can use self-hypnosis. If you decide to use self hypnosis, it’s just a matter of knowing how to bring yourself into the hyper-relaxed state of increased suggestibility. You can do this by either recording your own patter or creating the picture in your mind of the result you are targeting.
In either case, you will want to bring your conscious level down and allow your subconscious to rise. One of the twelve rules of the mind indicates this, “when the conscious mind is up, the subconscious mind is down.” The reason you want to bring yourself to the hyper-relaxed state is clearly to allow your recorded patter, or your mental image, a gateway to the subconscious mind. In the subconscious mind, the image then becomes your new belief and the more you meditate on the recorded patter or take yourself into a hyper-relaxed state with that image in mind, the quicker you will develop a new belief