If you've been using FasterEFT to improve your life by changing subconscious memories, you may have experienced some resistance. You may have recognized that resistance as your subconscious trying to keep you safe by keeping you in alignment with what has always been (you're still alive, right? ;) ) - and therefore, you may have continued to gently push forward, through the resistance, and make the changes anyway. You may have even used FasterEFT to address the resistance itself. But, if you're still finding yourself held back by "resistance" it may be because you haven't noticed the difference between subconscious resistance and conscious resistance. Here's the difference - and how to get past both...
Subconscious Resistance vs Conscious Resistance
The main difference between the two is: proof and evidence vs logic and reason.
The subconscious has no ability to use logic or reason. It also cannot judge something as "unrealistic". It works purely on the "proof" and "evidence" it holds from life experiences. It will believe whatever you give it - as long as the "proof" and "evidence" (memories) it holds don't contradict it. This is why we change childhood memories - to change the "evidence" and "proof" the subconscious is referring to.
If you're experiencing subconscious resistance, it will be because there is still some reference (in the form of memories) that it holds that contradict the new memories you're creating. The answer is to simply change those too.
Conscious resistance, on the other hand, is about logic. If you find yourself thinking thoughts along the lines of: "But I know that's not what happened"; "But they don't deserve to get away with it"; "It couldn't have happened that way because we weren't in that house at that time" or "I can't imagine her being affectionate" - those are logic and reason-based arguments, which means they are coming from your conscious mind, not from your subconscious. And you have control over your conscious mind!
How to Address Subconscious Resistance
Think of your subconscious as a child who is holding on to the side of a swimming pool, terrified they're going to drown. You're holding them, but they're in "freeze-fright" and too frightened to let go. How would you handle that? You wouldn't yank them off the side and scold them; you also wouldn't just leave them hanging there, and move on with your life. You would gently reassure them that they're safe. You would let them know you've got them, you won't let them drown, and they're safe. And you would point out some "proof". For example: "Look, the water's not deep, you can touch the bottom" or "You're wearing water-wings" or "Look at all the other children swimming safely and enjoying themselves"
The way to overcome subconscious resistance is to reassure, and change more memories as "proof". The more childhood memories you change to positive, the more "proof" and "evidence" your subconscious has that it's safe to move forward in changing your life.
How to Address Conscious Resistance
When you find yourself arguing with the new memories - for example: "I can't imagine him smiling - he never smiled" or "They don't deserve the new memory" or "But that would never have happened" or "But I know that's not what happened" - recognize that that is your conscious resistance. And, since your conscious mind works with logic and reason, you can use logic and reason to overcome the resistance - if you choose to. You have control over your conscious mind, and you get to decide whether or not you want to end up with changes or not.
When you come across conscious resistance, use these points of logic and reason to remind yourself:
1. I can't go back and change the past, but I can change how it's represented in my mind.
2. I'm not changing my conscious memory, I'm changing how it's held in my subconscious.
3. I know consciously what actually happened, but my subconscious doesn't know the difference between reality and imagination, and it doesn't have the ability to judge something as unrealistic - it will believe whatever I give it.
4. I have a choice: I allow myself to change the memory to positive, empowering, and happy - and get the results in my life that I want, or - I choose to keep the old memories, and keep my life the same as it is now.
5. There are no "memory police"! I get to choose what I hold in my subconscious and what I change. It's nobody else's business. And the only effects will be: empowering myself, and creating positive results in my life.
6. "They" are not really here - I'm not actually changing that person, and that person cannot fit inside my head. All I'm changing is the part of me, inside my own mind, that is representing that person. This is just between me and myself.
7. If I reeeeeeally want changes, I'll prioritize changing these memories, and then practicing them at least 12 times a day (while brushing teeth, washing dishes etc.- anytime throughout the day, while doing other activities) - to make sure I get the results I want.
You have complete control over resistance - if it's subconscious, reassure and keep changing the "proof" and "evidence" (in the form of memories). If it's conscious (objections that argue using logic and reason) use logic and reason to remind yourself of the points above.
Change the memories, change your life! :)
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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!