Tis the Season To Be Grateful For Your Genius Mind and Your Genius Life!

As the days speed past, I’ve decided that This is the Season To Be GRATEFUL for Your Genius Mind and Your Genius Life!  It’s official… I’ve been bitten by the Christmas bug.  Over the past few days, I’ve been attending Christmas wind-up parties, my son’s primary school christmas carols, and have started, in earnest, the planning of our family christmas celebrations.

I must admit that this really is my favourite time of year.  Beyond the seemingly fun and frivilous fluff – Christmas carols, the parties and presents, there is something more important happening.  As I sat down this morning to write, I thought perhaps it would be a good idea to consider this more deeply – well… WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE?

I love some of the Christmas rituals that I’ve developed over the years.  In addition to all the “Stuff” that goes on in the festive season, I love taking some “time out” to reflect on what has happened over the past 12 months.  While doing this, I read through my journals and even my appointment diary – and reflect on the year that has passed.  How did I do (this applies to all areas of life – business, relationships, dreams, mind, body and spirit)?  For it is only when you grasp a truly strong understanding of where you are, that you can accurately plot the course to where you want to be.

Another really satisfying part of this particular process is the expression of GRATITUDE for all of the experiences in the past.  Now while this word has been thrown around so much in recent years that it may appear to be a little “weaker” in its meaning, but I really believe that the key to enhancing your life is to actually FEEL the emotion – not just to give superficial lip-service to it.  It is those EMOTIONS that create MOTION!

So while you can celebrate to your heart’s content (if that is what Christmas time means to you), I would encourage you to take some sacred time to review your successes and failures, your wins and losses, and look at how far you’ve progressed in the year gone by.  Then take a swim in a sea of Gratitude.  If you send Christmas cards or presents, infuse your messages and gifts with the Emotion of Gratitude.  And prepare to feel amazed and the effect, both on yourself and on the recipient!

From this point, you will be perfectly placed to launch into a spectacular 2013.

Until next time, I’m off to swim in some Gratitude.

And thank you for reading… I am GRATEFUL for your presence in my world!

 

Merry Christmas!

xxx Estelle xxx

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WHY THE GENIUS MIND NEEDS TO KNOW IT’S GOALS

IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING YOUR GOALS:

Your mind must KNOW your goals in order to be able to help you, and this is why you need to regularly look at your goals and remind the mind what it’s looking for! If your mind isn’t aware of your goals, you won’t be aware of the opportunities. If the  Reticular Activating System part of your brain (commonly referred to as the RAS) knows what your goals are, and it is regularly reminded of them, it will be continually scanning and searching for relevant information and opportunities, and it is more likely to make you aware of them, as opposed to filtering out all the extraneous details that it would otherwise ignore.

You only consciously notice what your mind considers is important. If you have a list of goals that you review regularly (daily or several times a day), your mind will spot anything relevant to those goals and make you consciously aware of it. If you don’t have goals, your mind will not make you aware when you pass a good opportunity. If your mind knows what your goal is and the RAS points out useful information and opportunities to you but you ignore them (for months or years), it will eventually ‘drop’ that goal from the “Important Information List”.

Even if you didn’t mean to, you demonstrated to your mind through your actions, that the goal and opportunity wasn’t important to you. If you give up on your goals, your mind will give up on your goals, and you will be blind to any future opportunities to achieve your goals.

WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS:

Your mind is like a video camera on ‘record’ all day. It stores your life experiences every day in your mind, including all sensory information. The previous sensory information that is held in storage and the memories from past experiences, helps your mind identify new ‘incoming’ sensory information it receives during every day. Your mind is always recording, even when you’re sleeping, which is why it is possible to record dreams. The powerful mind recorder stores all our thoughts and actions every day. So if you think about a goal or write it down just once, it is recorded. At this point, you may hit some resistance, and start thinking, “Is it REALLY necessary to write down all your goals to be successful? What’s the POINT?”

Research over the past 20 years has proven time and time again, that physically writing or typing your goals is much more effective than simply thinking about them. Writing helps you to clarify your goals to a greater degree than merely thinking about them—the physical act of writing a goal down effectively deepens your degree of commitment to each goal, when you make the extra effort to commit them to ink.

Secondly, it can assist your focus by establishing your priorities and helping you to concentrate on doing things that are useful in moving your towards the achievement of your goals, in that you will be more aware of when you are wasting your time.

And thirdly, written goals are simply more powerful than just ‘thinking’ goals because the act of writing the goal actually encourages you to clarify the vision of your goal more fully.

This is an excerpt from Estelle’s new book,
“Unleash The Power Of Your Mind ~ Reach Your True Potential”
You can order the book or Ebook online now at www.Amazon.com

Maximize Your Genius Mind by Setting Awesome Goals

 

MAXIMIZE YOUR GENIUS MIND:

To be successful in any area of life, you need a dream. Stop for a moment and think about what it is that you REALLY want. Then simply write your answer down, and viola! Don’t look now, but you’ve just set a goal!

 

The starting point for any winner lies is simply making a DECISION  about what they want. When you have a goal in mind, it’s a bit like knowing the destination of a car trip, except that this is the trip of your LIFE. If you were to stop any car in the street, there is a good chance the driver can tell you their destination! If you were to stop any winner in the street, you will probably find they could tell you exactly where they were going. Winners have dreams and goals and essentially they are driving towards it as they live their lives every day. Few people in the general population are consciously working towards their dream, with the same sense of direction and intensity as an Olympic athlete or a highly successful international businessman or woman.

THOSE WHO FOCUS ON BIG, JUICY GOALS ARE
MORE LIKELY TO BE
HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR FIELD,
BECAUSE THEIR FOCUS IS ON WHERE THEY WANT TO GO.

The good news is that I believe that we all have goals; it’s just that most of the goals aren’t very big, and we don’t put enough energy into achieving our goals. Most people are working towards small goals, whether it is a small increase in wages, a holiday or a bigger car next year.

If you’re not excited, your goal isn’t big enough.

It’s natural as the year winds to an end, that we start contemplating our accomplishments from the past year, and begin to build a plan for the new year.  So it is with this in mind, that the next 10 posts here will include an ongoing look at how we came improve our focus, review our past achievements and grow beautiful big goals that will guide us to reach our big dreams from the coming year.  So stay tuned for lots of thoughtful questions and tips that will be helpful in guiding you to reach YOUR truest potential!

 

This is an excerpt from Estelle’s new book,
“Unleash The Power Of Your Mind ~ Reach Your True Potential”
You can order your copy now at http://www.Amazon.com

Functions of the Subconscious Mind

 

  To fully understand the many functions of the subconscious    mind, lets take a quick look at some of the roles that the Subconscious Mind plays in our lives.

The subconscious mind will do whatever we ask it to do. It is an amazing servant to us. There are no limits to what our subconscious mind will do for us, in fact it is only limited by the restrictions we place upon it (and ourselves) through the beliefs we have created during our lives. If we have a belief that it’s not likely that we’ll ever be rich, our subconscious will do everything in its power to see that our belief comes true for us. The subconscious mind does not discriminate when it comes to thoughts and feelings; it responds to fearful thoughts as well as loving thoughts. The subconscious responds to every desire and imaginative thought we choose to entertain. So, achieving and maintaining some degree of awareness of our thoughts (since the subconscious hears every thought and responds accordingly) is certainly a skill worth having and honing.

Our subconscious mind is our friend and is always there for us and it never judges any of our thoughts, feelings or actions. Remember, our subconscious is the non-critical, non-analytical aspect of our mind—though we often judge ourselves with our conscience mind, according to the belief systems we have created for ourselves. As our good friend and ally, our subconscious mind is also extraordinarily protective of us. It will repress painful memories until we are ready and willing to heal them.

The Subconscious and Emotions:

The realm of the subconscious is where our heart lies. The spectrum of emotions from love through to fear are recorded and stored within the subconscious realm. Our subconscious memorizes all our feelings about every event we experience and encodes these memories in the cellular structure of our bodies. So, whenever a familiar event occurs, the feelings we have developed from earlier similar events are felt and then stored instantaneously in the cells of our body. Also, the thoughts and beliefs we have created regarding those “similar events” also show up instantly. Our subconscious brings our thoughts and feelings to us instantly and automatically as each event in our life occurs. Now, because the subconscious is the realm of the heart, it easily overrides the rational thoughts from our conscious mind whenever a conflict arises. Let’s take a look at exactly how our subconscious mind wins the majority of these battles with our conscious mind.

The Subconscious and Weight Management:

Suppose we have a friend called Jane, who makes a “conscious” decision to lose weight. But one day at the office, someone offers Jane a chocolate croissant. Now, let’s say Jane holds a belief in her conscious mind that chocolate croissants are fattening—though she absolutely LOVES croissants. Jane eyes the croissant longingly, but tells herself that croissants are definitely fattening and certainly cannot be found anywhere on her carefully constructed list of edibles for her diet. Not a problem. Because, you see, Jane has willpower. And fortitude. And she’s sticking to her diet. She’ll just pass on this one, no matter how good it looks. Besides, if she wants to lose weight, passing on the croissant is the rational, logical thing to do. And Jane’s conscious mind knows that this is what’s best for her. Right? But, as if the world has somehow conspired against her, the beautiful, wondrous aroma arising from the croissant reaches her nostrils; and, making matters worse, Barbara from accounting, a notorious pastry lover, is crossing the room eyeing Jane’s croissant! Without hesitation, Jane snatches the croissant and profusely thanks her thoughtful coworker. She eats the croissant and with each bite, Jane feels the accompanying sting of guilt from having cheated on her diet.

How did this happen? Pretty simple. The strength of Jane’s emotional desire to eat the chocolate treat was greater than her desire to lose weight. In order to stop eating pastries, Jane would have to strengthen her desire—at the subconscious level—to lose weight, so that her desire to lose weight would become stronger than her desire to eat chocolate croissants. The emotional strength of our love (or fear) held in our subconscious minds will almost ALWAYS override any rational thoughts coming from our conscious minds. When it comes to a battle of the minds, the subconscious mind will almost always win out.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post exploring The Subconscious In Action, and how it affects our Memories, Energy, Habits and the way we connect to our Higher Self.

This is an excerpt from Estelle’s new book,
“Unleash The Power Of Your Mind ~ Reach Your True Potential”
soon to be available at http://www.BalboaPress.com

What’s the Difference Between the Conscious and Subconscious Minds?

The focus of this blog post is to maximize human potential by teaching simple skills to better utilize the amazing powerhouse that is the human mind. First though, we need to understand exactly what is the conscious and subconscious mind. And this is not a simple question to answer!

The conscious and the subconscious minds are merely two separate spheres of activity within your brain. Your conscious mind is the
rational or logical mind, whereas your subconscious mind is the ‘automatic’ part of the brain than operates below the level of your conscious awareness. Without any conscious effort on your part, your heart keeps pumping blood, your blood vessels expand and contract as your blood pressure changes according to the activities the body is engaged in and the emotions you experience. These are just two examples of the multitude of functions that may seem as if they ‘just happen’, but are actually the result of your subconscious mental processes, hard at work. Most people are not aware that they even have a subconscious mind, although they access it multiple times each day just to survive.

Your subconscious mind is very powerful and makes up a great percentage of your mental processes, even though you are unaware of it. Your subconscious mind is easily impressed upon by the thoughts and mental focus of the conscious mind. Your subconscious does not reason—it simply reacts to and follows the instructions and guidance of the conscious mind. Your subconscious can be described as a bed of soil that accepts any kind of seed, whether good or bad. Your mental thoughts are active; they are seeds in the garden of your subconscious mind. Negative, destructive thoughts that may be the result of long term anxiety or depression, continue to work negatively in your subconscious. Sooner or later, these thoughts surface to take shape as an outer experience that corresponds with or mirrors their content. Therefore the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for”, actually has some firm foundation in modern psychology.

Stay tuned for my next post tomorrow to take another step into this complex topic…

This is an excerpt from Estelle’s new book,
“Unleash The Power Of Your Mind ~ Reach Your True Potential”
available soon online and at all good bookstores through Balboa Press
.