It is now known that you can build new neural pathways in your brain with constant focus. The most efficient way of achieving change is with meditation using guided imagery and visualisation – and now scientists have strongly suggested that this can be applied to financial success.
In their book, How God Changes Your Brain, researchers Andrew Newberg – neuroscientist, and Mark Robert Waldman – therapist, have shown that in their words: “the more you meditate on a specific object—be it God, or peace, or financial success—the more active your thalamus becomes, until it reaches a point of stimulation where it perceives thoughts in the same way that other sensations are perceived.” In other words, until it becomes part of your Comfort Zone and your reality. The aim, for those wishing to achieve financial success, is to visualise financial success clearly in your mind so that this vision actually changes your brain.
This Mind Matters News and the next one are about increasing Abundance and Prosperity and address the mental barriers and subconscious limiting beliefs holding us back from achieving this. The Wealth Pack (including explanation, goals and meditations) is available to buy from the CALM Shop both as a download and also as two CDs.
We Can Easily Sabotage Ourselves
If our mind is filled with fears, doubts, expectations, intentions, values and beliefs that contradict any financial goal we have then this will directly affect any financial outcome. You can experience fears of success or failure, trying and failing, not being good enough – all causing stress and anxiety. All this negativity which is deeply embedded in the subconscious mind will behave as negative habits and sabotage us in our endeavours. We need to change our inner paradigm to be able to change our outer financial reality.
Some Limiting Personal Beliefs Can Help To Create Poverty Seminar
• It takes money to get money • Best things in life are free
• Money is the root of all evil • Money = too much responsibility
• I am not worthy • Takes hard work to earn money
• Can’t take it with you • Money isn’t everything
• Need training / education • Money isn’t spiritual
• Can’t buy love • My karma is to be poor
• A Camel cannot pass through the eye of a needle
Think about your business for a moment. Is working harder and longer the key to being more financially successful? You will probably answer “No” – but what do you really believe? If your subconscious mind really believes you need to work harder, then guess what – that’s what you will consistently do in an effort to be more financially successful.
What about your upbringing and your parents’ thoughts about money! Research has shown that if you have (or had) parents or grand-parents who were brought up in the Depression and had the attitude of “never spend money until you have it to spend” that the offspring (and their offspring) would do one of two things: either reject what they were taught and do the extreme opposite – having as many credit cards as possible – or never spend money until they had it to spend. There seemed to be no middle ground. I am reminded of that often made statement to children “we can’t afford it”! You can see the consequences of that statement. A better answer is “we choose not to buy that right now”.
Remember that your conscious mind acts upon what you have in the subconscious – so it will form evidence and opinions – which support the subconscious beliefs, even though you don’t want the belief. Once you have a belief embedded in the subconscious, which then is deep in your memory, you will act on it – just like a habit – until you have changed the neural pathway and the memory.
In John Assaraf’s words, we all have C.R.A.P. – Conflicts, Resistance, Anxiety, And Other Problems like procrastination and pessimism. Is it easy to change and can we do it? – Yes – Sandy has been teaching this since 1989 and tens of thousands of people have successfully learned the techniques. Is there resistance to change? Of course – what is procrastination and pessimism if it is not resistance? Remember, the job of the subconscious mind is “to keep you where you are”, that is with all the habits and beliefs that you have right now. So, of course it will fight our every effort to achieve success. However with the mind in the Alpha and Theta state using goals and meditation we can succeed in changing the old neural pathways to be the ones we want.
What Are You Worth?
How much money per year do you believe you are worth? Is it $50,000 or $100,000 or more? If you have a defined figure, know that implicitly your brain will keep you there. It will not be interested in any actions that suggest that you are worth more or make more. Neural Resonance is when your conscious mind (12%) and your subconscious mind (88%) are in sync with each other – this means your brain is working for you and not in conflict. So what is the best course of thought as far as your earning power is concerned? Don’t have a ceiling that sells you short!
Neuroscience research has confirmed that if you have a ceiling as to your ability to make money this very fact is sufficient to make you feel stuck. John Assaraf calls this your “Expectancy Point.”
Your "Expectancy Point"
Assaraf says “One of the most fascinating discoveries in brain research is that over time, deep within your implicit brain, you develop your own personal ‘Expectancy Points,’ such as where you ‘expect’ your income to be, the kind of car you expect to drive, whether you expect to have a lifestyle of luxury or more-of-the-same, even things such as your ‘normal’ weight, whether you expect to live past a certain age and the dynamics of your relationships.”
There is not much sense in having an ‘expectancy point’ which doesn’t serve you if you don’t want to maintain your current ‘normal’ level. If you attempt only consciously to increase your expectancy point you will continue to be dragged back to what has been until now your ‘normal’ level. Why? Because your subconscious mind with its neural pathway of your ‘normal’ level drags you back again and so you feel trapped! You have probably been using all sorts of beliefs, habits and oh-so-many excuses to maintain your ‘expectancy point’, yet this is all done unconsciously as it is within your comfort zone. Your conscious mind might try to argue that of course you want a higher expectancy point but really it is your so much more powerful subconscious mind which is driving you.
Can this be changed? Can you prevent your “expectancy point” from holding you back? Absolutely! You have the ability to use neuroscience to your advantage and put in a new neural pathway – and hence increase your ceiling – work towards a new “expectancy point” in your subconscious which, when you think like that, will also be in your conscious mind. Both your minds are then on the same track!
The word “Abundance” has been used deliberately. As has been stated before, when we are abundant, we have enough. It can be applied to many things in life – love, money, health, relationships, humour, compassion, to name a few. It can often be in conflict with “money” and that is why it is important to have a life purpose and work towards that purpose with balanced goals (not all the effort going on money) then you will truly Create Happiness Intentionally. That is the purpose of the CHI 5 day/4 night live in Seminar.
So, know that whatever negative habits, limiting beliefs, lack of self-worth, inherited challenges or low expectancy points you may have, in working towards Abundance and Prosperity, there is a scientifically proven way of changing these negative neural pathways and establishing new ones which will assist you.
All the best
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Many thanks re your seminar. I have attended many seminars and I honestly cannot think of any program that compares to CALM, specifically in terms of walking away with easy-to-use and easy-to-implement life changing tools. I am deeply grateful.
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Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been applying your techniques with respect to visualising goals. The result? Within 30 days my business income has gone up 45% (after 2 years of going down). What’s even more amazing are all the wonderful business ideas that are coming to me at this time. I look forward to more amazing results in the next quarter – this time I’m going to balance my visualising ie. I’ll add health, relationships and a mental goal. D.R. NSW
When I did your seminar, I was going through a difficult time, but, by attending the seminar I was able to see that there was no reason why I could not move on and achieve. I have since been able to gain 2 new jobs with absolute confidence and am now enjoying a wonderful career path in an area I would have never dreamed of. M.P. Vic.