If you’ve ever shared your home with a furry friend you probably know what I’m talking about. You wake up in the morning and walk into the hallway. You stumble along in your bare feet as you wipe the sleep from your eyes. As you proceed around the corner you step in something… moist. It can only be one thing… Yuck.
Our canine friend’s ears start to droop.
“What did you do?”, you calmly ask.
Her tail starts to tuck down.
You gather the needed supplies to clean the mess. The smell is overpowering. “Wow… this is nasty.”, you state to man’s best friend. She skulks off into the corner to sulk.
Now how much of this exchange does our furry friend really comprehend? Honestly, not a lot. She knows that what she did was upsetting. She knows she shouldn’t have done it, even though she’s not really sure what she should have done differently. She’s not quite sure what’s so upsetting but she does know that all is not well. How does she know this small portion of the message? Even without any raising of the voice she knows because of the tone.
She doesn’t understand every other part of the exchange because we’re talking to her in the wrong language. She doesn’t understand words other than a limited vocabulary which is limited mostly to keywords such as “treat”, “supper”, “sit” and “food”. We are talking at the dog but she experiences her world primarily through scent and then through sight. Words are a distant third so, in essence, we’re talking to her in the wrong language and the depth of the message ends up being lost.
Another area where the meaning is lost is when we speak to babies. Once again, we are using a language they don’t really connect to and, as such, most of the message is lost. Instead, the meaning that they derive is from the tone of the communication. As long as the tone and tenor of the speech is correct it really doesn’t matter if you read baby Green Eggs And Ham or if you read the sports page from the Sunday paper.
Obviously, if we want our message to be understood we have to speak in the language of the receiver. So what about when we try to speak to our own subconscious mind? Auto-suggestion, envisioning your ideal life purpose, installing new habits… All of these things depend on us speaking the language of the subconscious. We do not want to leave it to chance. We must learn to speak the language of the subconscious mind.
So what is the language of the subconscious? As I’ve been studying I’m finding that my subby has two “languages” that it speaks most fluently… feelings and pictures. Think about it… If I asked you to remember an event like a wedding or a birthday party or a funeral what would be the first things to come to mind? Would it be a 10 page monologue about the setting or would it be a mental snapshot of the event? And probably, especially if it was an emotional event, that series of pictures would be accompanied by feelings. Subby complies with our request for the information in its own language… Feelings and pictures.
The words are not the ends… The words are a means to an ends. The words are to contain feelings and pictures in the same way that a cup is to contain water… What if the words are not carrying the message to the subby but rather the words are a vehicle used to carry thoughts as feelings and pictures; the core languages of the subby.
If this is true and you really want to influence the elephant that is the subconscious mind the assignments done for the MKMMA course must speak in the language of the subby. Every affirmation must contain unbridled enthusiasm. Every service read must be paired with an intense feeling of accomplishment. Every promise read must drill to the depths of our soul as we commit to see it through. Every point of the blueprint builder must trigger a deep sense of self confidence. Every goal described in ones statement of purpose must trigger a picture – clear, vivid, real.
This is the language of the subby and perhaps this is why, as Haanel states, “…accuracy in building words and sentences is the highest form of architecture”. Therefore, ensure strong communication with the subconscious mind by ensuring the chosen words are associated with feelings and pictures. Make sure that the message is carried to the subby intact. Make sure that you aren’t ‘talking at the dog’.