May 252013

Your mind is a very powerful thing and it’s your thoughts that control how you act and how you go through life.

If you have the ability to change your thoughts then you have the ability to change yourself on a core level and drastically improve the quality of life.

When it comes to changing the way you think there happens to be a number of different methods but the two we are going to look into today, in this “rap battle” extraordinaire our very own positive affirmations Vs subliminal messages.

Positive Affirmations

young girl saying her positive affirmations into the mirror

Positive Affirmations are short positive statements that you repeat over and over. The reason you repeat them over and over is because one of the ways to access your subconscious mind, which is the part of your mind that controls your beliefs, is through constant repetition.

So, at first you really wont believe the affirmations that you are saying but overtime they will eventually sink in and you will start to notice that the way you think has started to change and of course you are now behaving differently.

It’s always easier to understand something with examples, so here are some affirmations for someone who is looking to become happy:

  • I am happy
  • I think only positive thoughts
  • I am 100% happy with who I am
  • I am able to see the good in every situation

Someone who isn’t very happy would take those affirmations and what they would do is they would repeat them each day. Not just once but they would repeat them at least twice each day and they would say them in a confident manner with 100% belief behind them as confidence and belief is needed to make them work.

Of course they wouldn’t start to feel happy after one day of using them, instead it will take a while to work but overtime they will sink into the subconscious mind and that person will find themselves much more happier.

The main benefit with positive affirmations is that they are super simple to use, you can get started within just 5 minutes (just read our guide), and that you can make them for almost any subject area you want to progress in.

Subliminal Messages

man with a subliminal sound wave going into his earTo understand subliminal messages you need to know that you have two different types of perception – conscious and subconscious.

For ease now we are going to refer to subliminal messages as in their audio form.. as this is actually the point of this article.

With conscious perception you are actually aware of the message. For example when you repeat a positive affirmation you are of course aware that you’re being exposed to it and say when you’re listening to a song, you hear the song lyrics and you know that you’ve heard them.

Subconscious perception on the other hand picks up on things but you aren’t aware that you have picked up on them and it’s the subconscious perception that picks up on subliminal messages, which are messages that have been put together to avoid conscious perception.

In audio form, all subliminal messages are, are simply positive affirmations, initially read aloud, but then moved to a higher sound frequency – i.e. they are made subliminal.

Subliminal messages are just positive affirmations!

The main benefit with subliminal messages is that they are a more passive experience. You can play them while you wash the dishes, clean the house, do your homework, write that report, hit the treadmill. The hard work has been done for you, the affirmations are recorded and non-intrusive.

Which Is Better?

Right now you might be wondering if you should use subliminal messages or positive affirmations.

Well, some will tell you that positive affirmations are the way to go and you should stay away from subliminal audio while others say the opposite and say only use subliminal audio to change your thoughts and don’t waste your time on affirmations.

The thing these people don’t understand though is that both positive affirmations and subliminal messages work and it is a personal choice, not a solid given that one is better than the other.

Whether you decide to use positive affirmations or subliminal audio to change your thoughts you will get results, it just depends on how your mind interprets the info, and usually a little experimentation is required to actually just see which one is best for you personally, which one resonates with you, suits your lifestyle, and brings results.

Often, it might be both. The best thing to do then is to use a mixture of both positive affirmations and subliminal programming 🙂

To give both a try you can get started with our free positive affirmations ebook, or try a free subliminal mp3 from Real Subliminal.

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