It was a beautiful September morning and I had just entered the office and began going through the emails. Out of my peripheral vision my mind registered someone coming through the office door. This was not an uncommon occurrence as I was used to several people coming in and out of the office on a daily basis. What was different on this day was that these “somebodies” were six fully-armed deputies of the local county sheriff’s department, pointing pistols at my head and demanding that I back away from my computer.
In that moment I experienced a rather interesting reaction to this situation; I laughed. I calmly backed away from the computer and in a rather dumbfounded way, asked six surly-looking law-enforcement officers with guns pointed at me, if this was a joke. Thirty seconds later, my employee and I were standing in hand cuffs outside my office listening to the sounds of a battering ram breaking into the front door of my adjacent residence. My response to my young employee was: “Well, this is not a typical morning.”
To make a very long story short, I had rented a room and some studio space to another young man who, as it turns out, had gotten wrapped up in “criminal activity”. After the first 5 minutes of the raid on my property, my employee and I spent the rest of the day hanging out in my office as eleven FBI agents, interviewed me and thoroughly went through my home, office, my studio and computers. By the day’s end I no longer had a renter for my extra room, but I had a very interesting new story to tell, and of course some strong new memories.
What I noticed in the next few days, as I recounted the story to family and friends, was the varying reactions that people had to the story. (How did you react to this story?) Some were horrified, others were angry, many were shocked, and one person began crying as I was telling the story. I was mystified that I was seemingly not fazed by my day with the Feds; and many friends and family asked: “Were you scared?”; “Why are you not more upset?”…”You must still be in shock”. But I wasn’t… it wasn’t terrifying or scary; I actually felt like I had just got back from a cool field trip.
This event happened several years before I found FEFT, and before I started studying the subconscious mind and coming to understand how childhood memories are providing the references for our reactions in our present day-to-day lives. I believe that this event provides many great examples of how the subconscious is running the show. When reflecting now, on those first few minutes of the raid, it is clear to see that my subconscious did not have a negative reference for being surprised at gun-point, and therefore I did not go into “fight-or-flight”. I believe that my subconscious was referencing surprise birthday parties, and other fun surprises (practical jokes) in my past, and therefore did not really see this event as a real danger. The subconscious is constantly looking to previous references to know how to respond or react to situations in our lives. We cannot feel anything (positive or negative) unless we have a reference for it in the past. I can only feel frightened by a situation if I have a reference for it somewhere in my past. In the moment of the raid, the only thing that my subconscious was referring to was surprise parties and practical jokes.
Looking at how my family and friends reacted to news of this event also illustrates this point. They were all reacting to this story through their own references. Some felt, angry or terrorized, or betrayed, or shocked. They were “seeing” or hearing this story through their own unique lenses of all their past memories. Their memories provided their subconscious minds a reaction, or way to feel, about the story.
While this event may seem extraordinary, it really isn’t any different than any other event or story in our lives. In each and every moment the subconscious is referring to the stored references and proofs that we have, in the form of childhood memories. It then prompts the brain to trigger the organs to produce chemicals, which create feelings, sensations and emotions. These feelings and sensations prompt urges, impulses and reactions. It is how we react in every situation of our lives. So, if we want to change the way we are reacting or feeling in our present day lives, we must change up what the subconscious is referring to; we must change our childhood memories. As many of you who have started this process have experienced - it is possible to do this, and it doesn’t need to take a long time. As I know from personal experience and working with clients, even changing just one negative childhood memory may have massive life changing effects.
- Steve Remmert
Odille and Steve Remmert are specialists in subconscious reprogramming. Having significantly transformed their own lives by changing their subconscious programming, they're excited to be helping others do the same!