A few days ago I received an email from Bob Doyle over at Boundless Living, (one of my personal faves from “The Secret”) letting me know of a new program he was involved with. It starts Wednesday, April 25 and plans are to host 37 speakers. So I signed up because we all can use more Abundance in our lives, especially when we’ve experienced massive roadblocks along our path (like I have). So after signing up last night I received an email that took me to five speakers from last year’s program that you can listen to before the program begins next week.
Like Dr. Anthony, who was asked to be in “The Secret” movie that hit the airwaves in 2006, I love unraveling the science of the mind. Dr. Anthony is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist and was one of last year’s guest speakers. So I took my trusty laptop and placed it on the bookcase headboard of the guest bed (so I wouldn’t disturb my husband), plugged in my earphones and logged on. I enjoyed the lecture, but as often happens with programs like this, I fell asleep. But I woke up immediately after the program ended. So I listened to it again, got through to the part where Dr. Anthony said falling asleep was ok, because the subconscious mind doesn’t sleep and can still hear, even when the conscious mind sleeps.
What he talked about was how we are all in a “hypnotic trance” as we go about our day. The “Critical Factor” between the conscious and subconscious mind he called the gatekeeper. What was interesting is that he said that no matter how many positive affirmations you say, if your gatekeeper doesn’t let the affirmation into your subconscious mind, nothing’s going to change.
I’ve written about this topic quite a bit over at Ezine Articles, but one thing I noticed is that he said that from the time we are born, up until the time we turn about six, we’re downloading and storing information into our subconscious. This is when the “gatekeeper” develops the ideas of what gets into the subconscious and what doesn’t. He said that the subconscious always takes the path of least resistance, the path of habit or repeated pattern and this is why it is hard to change things in our lives at times. He said willpower just won’t cut it, as the gatekeeper in our “minds” determines what gets in or out.
Of course, all of this is fascinating, but what really amazed me is that early this morning I awoke from a vivid dream. When I was a child I grew up experiencing quite a bit of childhood trauma. Suffice to say I’m not going into all that here, but I’ve always thought that I have a block or two that I just can’t dislodge in the area of “money,” which interestingly enough stems from parental issues. I’ve been working on this for some time now, but what amazed me was my dream. As you may or may not know, the subconscious delivers messages to us through our dreams. I’ve been studying and writing down my dreams since I was in my early twenties (LOL, for close to 40 years now!) and this one goes down as an interesting one.
In my dream I met the GateKeeper of my subconscious — and I know it stems from what I listened to last night as I fell asleep. I was in a house in my dream (which means your consciousness, by the way, though dreams are really only personally interpretive — there are some general meanings behind some things, but each person’s images and meanings are their own) and there were other people there with me (thoughts, ideas, emotions, etc.). I opened the door (the GATE to the subconscious) so that we could go outside (into the subconscious). As I opened the door, this small lizard thing was outside the door. It grew into a Tyrannosaurus Rex with its feeble little hands dangling from its small front arms and this HUGE MOUTH roaring at me. When I shut the door it stopped. When I opened the door again, it was there full on.
This was a breakthrough for me! Yes, my “Critical Factor,” my “GateKeeper” between my conscious mind and subconscious mind was a frigging DINOSAUR, or reptile. The reptile part of the brain is referred to as the R-complex and sits below the “septum, amygdala, hypothalamus, hippocampal complex and cingulate cortex,” says Wikipedia.
This part of the brain is all about the FIGHT or FLIGHT syndrome — which for me is perfect that it is represented by a dinosaur by my subconscious. I grew up under a lot of stress to the point that the fight or flight syndrome happened on a regular basis for me (moving past that now, thank you very much). This may seem like nothing to you, but it was a HUGE shift for me. Finally, something concrete! I’m excited to see what develops and I can’t wait to get back to the other four speakers that I can listen to now from Awaken to Abundance and continue to experience SHIFTS!
If you’re interested in finally Awakening to Abundance in your life, don’t hesitate to sign up — it’s free! You will have the opportunity to purchase the program if you can’t log on every day to listen to the speakers. The way it works is that you can listen live to the speaker (for free) or listen to that specific speaker up to 48 hours from the time of the live session. After that, there will be no replay. Some people prefer to purchase the entire MP3 package so they are not stuck to a schedule. I believe they also offer the MP3 and entire program on CD as another option. Each session lasts an hour, so there will be a total of 37 hours of Awakening to Abundance.
In any case, the lineup is FANTASTIC — some of my favorite speakers will be on the program: Bob Doyle, Dr. Sue Morter, Harrison Klein, Dr. Bradley Nelson (“Emotion Code,” “Body Code”), Rikka Zimmerman, Dr. Dain Heer, Morgana Rae, Larry Crane, Susan Shumsky, Ann Taylor, Sonia Ricotti, Dr. Joe Rubino, John Harricharan, Mahendra Trivedi, Brad Yates, Jennifer Hough (Don’t Miss Her!), John Assaraf and so many more (I just listed the people I know and have heard before — some of my favorites!). This promises to be a full lineup and one not to be missed.
So don’t delay — go out and sign up today at Awaken to Abundance — the first program starts Wednesday, April 25th.