Shine Some Light

Beam of light

In our journey to learn more about the Law of Attraction–and to empower ourselves and thus manifest our desires–it’s necessary to find out what is going on in our subconscious mind. This basically equates to taking a look under the hood of our car, something that most of us don’t like to do. We usually just drive and drive, turning this way and that, oblivious to how the engine is functioning. That is, of course, until the car coughs and sputters, or otherwise reveals that it’s running poorly. As long as we’re rolling along, most of us never give our subconscious mind a look. For the sake of manifesting our desires, however, we’re going to have to take a look. A close look. With practice, we’ll find that doing so greatly increases our effectiveness.

So…how do we examine something (the subconscious mind) that is intangible? Simple, by looking at our surroundings and noticing what we’re experiencing in our life. It’s the same principle by which we know that wind exists. We don’t see the wind, but we do sense its effects–the bending of treetops, the turning of windmills, and kites flying aloft. When we come to the conclusion that nothing happens by accident–that there is cause and effect underlying the situations of our life–we will understand that a part of us must have mentally agreed to whatever is happening. Or, at the very least, that we held a belief in tune with the occurrences to some degree.

We get a glimpse of our subconscious mind through feelings. Feelings arise for reasons. They are our link–subtle and sometimes not so subtle–that serves as an indicator to the subconscious thoughts and beliefs (the engine) propelling us through life. Bob Proctor, and many other teachers of the Law of Attraction, call these hidden beliefs paradigms. They are basically the mold or blueprint–held in the subconscious mind–that gives rise to everything that we can sense in the outer world. What we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch is a reflection of these paradigms.

How we become aware of hidden thoughts and feelings (that either empower or disempower) might be easier if we imagine a length of invisible barb wire separating our conscious and subconscious mind. Now, let’s also imagine a situation: Perhaps you’re invited to attend a party, or a concert, or a group meeting. Can you feel any–even subtle–feelings of discomfort? As though you’ve touched that invisible barb wire? If so, the feelings might indicate underlying thoughts/beliefs related to feeling like an outsider, or holding a dislike for the type of concert or group.

In another example, let’s examine the thoughts that might arise for someone who has caught a cold. On the second day, the person might feel surpisingly better. He/she might even consider resuming an exercise program…but (using the barb-wire concept), the person might become aware of subconscious thoughts such as these: That can’t be; I have a cold, and I shouldn’t be feeling better this soon! The old beliefs–that a cold has to run a term of 5-7 days–might be operating. What to do? If it’s not going to cause any harm, the person might be wise to resume his/her exercise program. Doing so would be one way of resetting the paradigm regarding the duration of colds and the strength of our immune system.

Paradigms hold a powerful effect over every aspect of your life. Pay attention. We have subconscious beliefs about everything–including expectations regarding health, wealth, relationships, potential for success, and lifespan. Listen to your feelings. Question whether your subconscious paradigms are serving your best interests. If they’re not, maybe it’s time to shine some light on them and take a big step forward on your journey of positive change.

Dare to dream (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,


Copyright © – 2020 – R. Arthur Russell

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