What are subliminal messages?
A subliminal message is any piece of information which we receive without us consciously perceiving it. This information can come in any format; from video, to images, and of course, subliminal audio. You can make an audio message subliminal in a few different ways, but the most use a technique to simply to record a set of verbal suggestions and move them to a higher sound frequency.
This means that the verbal commands will be just out of range of your regular, CONSCIOUS hearing limit. How does it work?
The key to subliminal messaging is that you do not consciously hear the statement, but your subconscious mind is capable of picking it up, and storing it in your mind as normal. The your mind is like an iceberg – your conscious mind is the 10% on the surface, but the more powerful, larger area of the mind is the subconscious part, and it is capable of picking up information you are not always consciously aware of.
It takes in this subliminal information and stores it within your mind, and with enough exposure you can make changes to your belief systems, ways of thinking, habits, and much more.
Why use subliminals? You might be thinking “what’s the point in subliminals?” or “why bother making the messages inaudible?”. Well, this is because a regular statement and a subliminal suggestion have different effects on your mind. If, for example, you repeat affirmations to yourself or use an album with audible suggestions then you may be so set in your ways that your conscious mind will reject the suggestions. For example, if you have self esteem issues and someone tells you “you are confident” this will probably get instantly dismissed as your conscious mind “knows” the statement to be false. Much like everyday where I tell youI believe in you but if you don’t believe in you, then what I say doesn’t impact you.
With subconscious programming the barrier of your conscious mind is bypassed and it is therefore possible to make changes which you would not be able to if the information was sent via regular conscious development / learning methods. Let’s also talk about some myths or misconceptions about subliminal messages as well.
1. It is instant:
One of main ways subliminal messaging is portrayed is as an instant fix. This, sadly, is not the case. While there will be a few lucky people who experience a benefit very soon after listening, they are in the minority. Subliminal messaging works better in the longer term, when the messages really start to build in your mind. Generally early experiences may range from you feeling more energized and focused to experiencing a clarity of mind and a burst of motivation. However, in the longer term you should experience a larger shift in your perception and beliefs and a solid, lasting change in your behaviour.
Of course it also depends on the type of album you are using. If it is a personal development type of album addressing a deep personal issue then it will likely be a gradual change.
Albums with more instant results are ones such as albums in our relaxation range, or ones like positive attitude – these albums are meant to focus you straight away and give you a boost there and then – i.e. help you to relax, or help you to think more positive.
2. You lose control:
Some people are worried that they will lose control, or could even be made to do things against their will. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Unlike traditional hypnosis for example you will stay conscious and in full control throughout the experience, you can never be made to do something you don’t want to do. You actually keep full control at all times – i.e. if you do not fully want the change and are not focusing on it happening then it won’t.
You should not try to use the albums on other people, but this is mainly a legal requirement as using subliminal messages on other people is deemed to be manipulative – but the truth is that if you do not want the change, or you don’t want to do something then you can’t be made to do it. It will only ever help, or give you a boost towards goals you do want to achieve.
3. You enter a trance:
Unlike hypnosis you will NOT enter a trance at all. You will be fully conscious while listening. This means you can listen on the move, while studying, exercising etc – you can fit the album into your day as you prefer.
I recommend not listening to relaxation albums while driving however; as even though you will not enter a trance there are suggestions to help you relax and calm your mind.
4. They are illegal:
This is an exaggeration. The only instance they are not allowed is within advertising or to manipulate others without their knowledge. For personal use subliminal messages are completely legal. The key is that you have to be aware that subliminal messages are being used and consent to them – but if you are using them on yourself, to overcome problems and help you achieve goals then there is no problem at all.
5. They are dangerous:
Although it is true that they are banned from within advertising due to the potential to manipulate people against their will, the label of them being “dangerous” is irrelevant when positive messages are used for personal use.
You will never be in any danger from reputable subliminal albums, they will only ever produce a positive result.
6. The can contain negative messages:
In relation to the point above, reputable albums only contain positive statements. Most have strict quality control over the messages used. Most of them will also give you the message they use on each album page to make sure they are a good fit for you.
Some people are still skeptical, wondering “perhaps they contain messages like ‘buy more subliminals’ or just ‘I love subliminals’?”. I have never heard of any company doing this to be honest. Even if they were to be used we don’t think it would produce the desired effect.
If an immoral company did include these types of messages yet the album still did not achieve its primary purpose then it is unlikely that you would buy more subliminals – you still have control and the ability to think logically that the album didn’t work for you.
7. They require no further effort:
This is a double edged sword, it is one of the things which attracts people to subliminal messaging, but at the same time it is an exaggeration, and not strictly true.
The bottom line is that if you ONLY use a subliminal album, i.e. without taking any conscious action or working towards your goal – then you will not get a very positive result. Subliminal albums are simply meant as an aid – a tool to help you reach your goal, but not do it all for you.
Subliminal messages work in several ways, but primarily they align your mind to your goals – to make you focused, committed, and more motivated, to make sure you stay on track and go all out to achieve success. If you do not put in this primary level of effort to work towards a change to start with then the subliminal messages will only have a limited effect.
I hope you have found these truths interesting; there are actually a lot of benefits of using subliminal messages if they are used correctly… The REAL BENEFITS of Subliminal Messaging.
So, now you know the truth about subliminal messaging – I hear you asking “so if it can’t make me do something, if I have to want the change and put in effort too anyway, what is the point?” If you want something entirely effortless then perhaps this is not the right method for you -as with any form of development you must put in some effort to make it work. If you use subliminal messages with an open mind, and use them to support your goals rather than expecting them to achieve them for you then you will receive some fantastic benefits and advantages.
Ultimately sending subliminal suggestions into your subconscious mind will rewrite your self beliefs, ways of thinking, and even patterns of behaviour. In this way you can make changes in your life and even overcome deeper issues you have held for years. This is because the messages bypass your conscious mind, and therefore avoid any “logical” resistance, limiting beliefs, or negative thoughts which would otherwise hold you back.
You can change in ways which would not be possible with conscious methods of personal development alone. More specifically, subliminal messaging can:
o Increase Your Focus – it will help you give you an enhanced level of concentration and clarity of thought, giving you that extra attention to detail in everything you do.
o Boost your willpower and give you strength of mind to push on.
It will help to strengthen your persistence and determination. You will bounce back and grow even more hungry for success and determined to succeed upon encountering setbacks.
o Fire up your motivation, and give you a burning desire to succeed.
It can help you really go that one step further and go all out for success. You can keep a higher level of motivation and stay committed after the initial excitement of a new project and continue on, no matter what.
o Help you to change long held negative self beliefs.
As the affirmations build in your mind, they will slowly enter your reality and change the way you think about things, and the way you think about yourself, and boost your self belief.
o Change long held limiting behaviour patterns.
Perhaps the ultimate benefit in the long term is that with consistent use the messages will spill over into your conscious reality and really help you to change actual patterns of behaviour and bad habits. All of these factors add up to give you the best chance of success when pursuing your goal – just that extra boost to align your mind and focus you on achieving your goal can be the difference between success and failure.
5 Tips for Success With Subliminal Messages Here are some more specific tips to success with subliminal messages:
1. Set a clear goal.
Make it clear in your mind exactly what you want to achieve – what success would mean and how you want the album to change you. Being clear in your mind from the outset will set the path, and help you to define and measure your success. A clear goal is a solid foundation to start from – even write it down if you have to.
2. Expect Success.
This can be difficult, especially if you are new to subliminal messaging. At the very least you should “suspend your disbelief” and keep an open mind about the possibilities. If, however, you can really focus your mind and “expect success” – expect it to work, to give you the exact result you want, then you will get great results.
3. Develop Consistency.
Listen in the same ways, and listen every day. A consistent approach will lead you to success – it will make sure your mind receives the messages regularly and that they build up over time.
View yourself in the future as the new you – having achieved the result you want. A little visualization will go a long way when combined with your subliminal audio. It will help align your mind to the result you want, and even trick yourself a little into imagining it is already true.
Your visualization should go beyond just a still image – make a movie, see yourself behaving in the future in different scenarios, notice how people react to you, and importantly how you feel inside. Remember: “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve”.
5. Create A Total Immersion.
Ultimately we recommend immersing yourself in the albums as much as you can. The people who have most success with our subliminal messages are those which are serious about wanting to change their lives and who use the albums as much as they can, and in all different areas of their lives – while relaxing, studying, exercising, taking the album with them out walking or on a bus journey, even playing the album or using the silent tracks while they sleep.
Everyone is different, so however you use the albums must be a good fit to your lifestyle, but if you can see the albums frequently, and play them as part of your regular life then you will get the best result.
I use my subliminals when I take my timeouts in a day and use many different ones from relaxation to energizing my day or helping my focus and concentration when I am trying to learn something but you can get them for anything and in my opinion, used correctly.
They really work and are a great aid in helping to achieve goals especially if you have trouble getting started, they can sometimes just be enough to set you on your way and help get past barriers that you struggle with. Take it seriously and you will get a benefit.