Four: Imagination overpowers knowledge within in the mind
A smoker has the conscious knowledge that smoking is killing them but yet they have not imagined the negative effects and therefore do not change. In order to do anything in life you have to first imagine doing it, hence why imagination is more powerful than knowledge in the mind.
This is why people fail, as relayed by Karen Kerschmann, they have made a conscious decision for change and then tried to consciously succeed but it is impossible to consciously stop smoking, lose weight, overcome phobias etc., due to mind rule number five and six.
Five: Fixed thoughts can only be replaced by another via the subconscious
If every morning at 7am I got up and consciously made the decision to tap my head three times with my hand, the subconscious eventually takes it on as a habit, and it is incorporated into my morning ritual. This habit would then be protected by the subconscious, so, to get up one morning and not do it, would result in an overwhelming urge to do so as the subconscious reminds me of the habit, as there is a subconscious resistance to change.
It is simply an associated links between getting up in the morning and tapping my head that became a habit. In other words, repetition that has become a habit through an associated link. Changing them subconsciously will bring about permanent results.
For example imaging myself getting up in the morning and doing press-ups, this would occupy my hands so as not to tap my head, and over-time the press-up become a new more positive habit. This is why a smoker always wants a cigarette first thing in the morning due to the association of waking up and smoking, they have never imagined doing something else.
Six: Opposing ideas cannot be held at the same time
This means that once the subconscious has accepted an idea, then any opposing ideas will always be rejected. This is true unless you change them on a subconscious level. The subconscious, always conflicts against an opposing idea from the conscious mind. As you know the subconscious is the stronger part of the mind and therefore, overpowers the conscious idea or thought.
For example you consciously think “I want to stop smoking” but your subconscious is protecting the habit and associated links of smoking due to you not showing it any differently, remember mind rule four “Imagination overpowers knowledge within in the mind”. This of course has a detrimental effect on a person’s life and that is why, in order to change it has to be done subconsciously first to then be a conscious act.
Seven: Conscious effort alone, results in opposite subconscious success
Conscious effort alone, results in opposite subconscious success, means that, if you only consciously attempt to achieve your goal, you will fail every time. For example:
A weight loss client consciously thinks “I don’t want that chocolate bar because I don’t need it”.
They have by doing so implanted in the subconscious mind an image of them wanting it and eating it, the exact opposite of the conscious thought. So the client then eats the chocolate due to the powerful suggestion of the image in their subconscious mind. This is why conscious effort alone will never work to overcome a problem as you now know the subconscious is more powerful than the conscious and it overpowers the conscious will every time. This is why hypnotherapy is so successful in helping people overcome any problem; exactly how will be explained in detail later. If you say to yourself consciously “Don’t think of a black cat” then subconsciously you have thought of one, the opposite of what you wanted to achieve.
This then goes back to the other mind rules:
1) Ideas or thoughts result in physical reactions
2) The mind delivers what we focus on
3) Negative thoughts result in organic change over-time
4) Imagination overpowers knowledge within in the mind
5) Fixed thoughts can only be replaced by another via the subconscious
6) Opposing ideas cannot be held at the same time
7) Conscious effort alone, results in opposite subconscious success