Oh no! You are reading it! Let me make an educated guess why. It’s the Forbidden Fruit Effect.
You see, the subconscious mind thinks in images, not in words. Words such as “NO”, “NOT”, “DON’T” and “NEVER” do not form strong images in the subconscious. For this reason prohibitions often have the opposite effect.
Let’s do a quick experiment. Form a mental image of the phrase “DO NOT steal!” and note what image you are holding in your mind. Now form a mental image “Behave honourably!” or “Be happy with what you have and can earn honestly!” Have you noticed a difference?
Now form the mental image of “DO NOT kill!” and then of “Live and let live”? What do you see in each picture? Which one makes you feel better?
How did you represent the words “DO NOT”? As a big red cross over your other image? Something else? Regardless of how your did it, that image in the background probably still works as a magnet for your thoughts. This is the reason telling people NOT TO DO something often has the opposite effect.
Whenever you issue an instruction or a command either to yourself or other people, your kids etc condition yourself to state it in the positive for better results.
Feel free to comment about your experience with this.
I've just conducted a mini-audit of my limiting beliefs about financial abundance and was shocked to discover how many I had despite years of working on myself (before I've learnt EFT). These beliefs came from family members, school, mass media, negative interpretation of my own life experiences. Definitely a lot to clear with EFT or other methods! Luckily, once cleared, they won't hamper my progress any more.
If you would like to find out what your beliefs are, complete the following five statements honestly and fully. You don't have to post the answers here, but if you choose to post at least something, I would appreciate it.
(I got this list from EFT Master Carol Look)
Spend at least 15 minutes doing that. Fill in whatever comes up from the depths of your mind, not just what you want to acknowledge consciously, even if you don't like what you get. Like me, at first you might only get one justification or limiting belief per statement, but keep going and get all of those deep-seated limiting beliefs about money. Review your list and add whatever you missed.
Voila! Meet your limiting beliefs that you will need to dispel before you can make financial progress. These are called tail-enders in EFT, because whenever you try to get yourself to make more money, they pop up as "yes, but..." even if you are not consciously aware of them. They are your real affirmations that your subconscious mind refers to whenever it needs to deal with a money-related matter.
I'm going to use EFT on mine because EFT is one of the most effective methods of dealing with negative beliefs. I have used it for many other limiting beliefs, both mine and other people's, with good success. If you wish, we can try it on yours too, and see for ourselves what change it makes.
Consider it a dare. There is nothing to lose but our limiting beliefs!
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