Are you in the right "frame" of mind?

You are standing, alone, looking at yourself, naked, in a full length mirror, saying, for the hundredth time this week,

"I am at my perfect weight. I only eat foods that are healthy for my body",

and the 35 lb spare tire draped around your middle, like icing spilling over the edge on one of those designer cup cakes, yells back


You've been saying affirmations like this for weeks, over and over, and nothing is happening.

You're not any thinner. In fact, if anything is happening at all, it's that you're getting heavier.

What's happening? Why aren't the affirmations working?

They're not working because you are saying them to the wrong part of your mind.

You basically have three minds; the conscious or thinking mind, the subconscious or memory mind, and the super-conscious or universal mind and collective consciousness. Saying affirmations to your conscious, thinking mind won't get you very far. You can't "think" your self "different" in your critical mind.

You have a vault, deep inside your subconscious mind, where your "protector" lives. It's main job is to keep you alive, keep that heart beating, lungs breathing, and then, it interprets information that you send it via your thoughts.

Before the age of six, you spend a lot of time in the alpha and theta brainwaves, slow frequencies that absorb and store information from your life experience. Your "protector" records every event, and how you experience it. It takes careful notes on how "Uncle John" makes you feel when he tells you to "get out of the way", and it stores volumes of data on when the neighbors' kid takes away your only ball, and your Mom doesn't make him give it back. Your favourite ice cream goes into the "hall of records", as does your thoughts on God, the boogey man, and what goes well with peanut butter, and oh yeah, that Daddy likes to give hugs, but isn't home very much.

By the time you reach the age of six, everything in that vault is put on hard drive. This is your blueprint and the heart of your core beliefs. Your "protector" matches the information you send it from your conscious mind and experience, and throws out anything that doesn't match what you have already put in there. It doesn't judge or criticize--it just accepts or denies the information sent to it from your conscious mind. There is a communication gap between the thinking mind and the subconscious mind. The conscious mind sends the information but the subconscious mind will ignore it if it doesn't follow the blueprint.

You operate on the beliefs of a child.

Yes, it takes in more information as you grow and still does, transcribing every second of your life, and it can change the blueprint, but not easily, and only under the right circumstances.

As you become an adult, you spend a lot of time, in fact, most of the time, in the beta frequency, which is faster than alpha and theta, and is the thinking part of you. In beta, you learn to rationalize, compare, judge, and criticize--and unfortunately, most of the time, you direct all of that at yourself.

If any of those judgements, and the feelings attached to them, matches the experiences recorded in the subconscious, your core beliefs are strengthened. If you perceive that you weren't worthy sometime in your childhood, for example, any information gathered that resonates with this thought will be brought into the subconscious as further evidence to the fact that you aren't worthy. Your actual physical neural pathways will grow larger, with the added information, in that area of the brain where the memory is stored.

Your subconscious, your "protector", receives your thoughts and feelings, and reinforces the thoughts of your six year old self.

You may end up with addictions you just can't seem to overcome, habits that are nasty, relationships that feel awful, or you may live in lack because you can't seem to get ahead. These are all symptoms of the blocks that the subconscious will send to your adult life if you don't go in and meet the it face to face and change its programming.

So how can you get an affirmation to work and change your faulty programming?

Well, if you want to do it quickly and efficiently, you use brainwave entrainment, the scientific technology of introducing an outside sound stimulus to the brain with the intent of having the mind duplicate that pattern presented, to achieve a certain effect. It's easy to use and produces results much faster than if you tried to achieve it on your own with meditation, which can take years to perfect.

When brainwave patterns change, it has been documented that there is also a change in chemical reactions within the body which can have a profound effect on the entire structure, mentally, emotionally, and physically. You can see the changes on a brain scan.

The beneficial effects of brainwave entrainment are immediately apparent.

Change happens in the alpha and theta frequencies, the gateways to the subconscious. In order for an affirmation to work, it must be presented in those brainwaves.

Brainwave entrainment can put you in the right "frame" of mind.

Brainwave entrainment technology allows you to access the subconscious--the subliminal parts just below the conscious threshold. This is the time to introduce your affirmations and make new core beliefs.

The "protector" will hear, and most importantly, absorb the new information, and with your intent and repetition, will soon make new neural networks (new blood vessels and cells) for that new information. The old information, from lack of use, will eventually recede and the synapses will erode leaving lots of room for the new programming.

For affirmations to work

Decide what it is you want to change on the conscious, beta level.

Use a brainwave entrainment session that targets the alpha/theta level. After about 6 minutes, your brain will be entraining and this is where you introduce your affirmations. Keep them simple and in the present sense. Alpha wave will take them to the theta wave at the doorway to the subconscious, where the new information will be stored.

Sleep well, that night, as your new beliefs are processed and enforced in the delta wave, a mysterious frequency that you are in when you are being formed in the womb, and where your mind will go as your body is preparing to die.
Affirmations do work at changing your core beliefs.

You just have to be in the right "frame" of mind and brainwave entrainment will help you do that, easily and quickly.

Author's Bio: 

Wanina Petlock works in the medical field, specializing in end of life care. She is a reiki master and a birth and death doula, and is very acquainted with energy work, both present and distance. Over twenty years ago, Wanina started using a clinically proven audio technology called brainwave entrainment to help her meditate because she didn't have the time to devote to a rigourous practice. She has investigated all the different applications for this powerful therapy and found it easy, fast, and effective . Brainwave entrainment has been scientifically proven to be one of the better therapies for panic anxiety disorder, substance abuse, ulcers, colitis, chronic pain, psoriasis, hypertension, prevention of heart attack, prevention of hardening of the arteries, arthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer, insomnia, migraine, the prevention of stroke, allergies, asthma, Parkinson's disease, fatigue, chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis. It has also been found to expand your state of consciousness and awaken latent psychic abilities. You can benefit from brainwave entrainment by clicking on