We’ve all heard about the law of attraction, affirmations, vision boards, and goal setting…yes? Well… according to the American Hypnosis Association, our conscious mind represents 12% of our mind’s power while our subconscious mind represents 88%.
Our conscious mind is where our logic, reasoning and willpower reside, while our intuition, psychic ability and access to higher guidance and knowing resides in our under-visited subconscious mind.
Don’t get me wrong; our conscious mind is amazing in all that it can accomplish (you’ve seen “The Secret”, yes?) But, wouldn’t it be an interesting “experiment” to see what would happen if you joined your conscious AND subconscious mind in a manifesting experiment?
In my fifteen years as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, one thing I’ve learned is that when you allow your conscious and subconscious minds to join forces, you become a power to be reckoned with…and anything is possible. In other words you expedite the process of making your goals/dreams/desires come true.
“Well…how do you accomplish the mighty task of joining the conscious and subconscious minds?” you ask.
Here’s the recipe…
1. Create a Dream Collage (check out the O Dream Board if you want to do it on your computer: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/O-Dream-Board-Envision-Your-Best-LifeTM) specifically targeted to a particular vision/goal/intent/desire that is at least 50% believable to you to achieve within a 30-day period. Or you can simply cut out images from magazines, or compile images from the Internet into a desktop folder).
2. Look at your Dream Collage for 2-3 minutes before going to sleep. Meditate and marinate on the FEELING TONE that your Dream Collage evokes in you (imagining that your vision is already realized and how GOOOOOOOD it feels) as you drift of to dreamland.
3. Go to sleep or take a nap (that is the easy part!)
4. Upon awakening, write down your dreams (or any snippets you are able to recall from your dreamtime).
***Bonus points: if you spend a few minutes interpreting your dream (i.e. you can reference “I Had The Strangest Dream” to help in the investigation process–If you’d like the pdf version of this-let me know and I’ll send it to you for free…if you want to purchase the paperback for ease of use you can get it on amazon.com or on my website: http://kellysullivanwalden.com/dream-book.html/)
5. If there is a significant image from your dream (i.e. ruby slippers, a bumble bee, ect) then add that image to your Dream Collage as a way of telling your subconscious mind that you are paying attention and that you are willing to see the ways in which this dream image might be a clue to helping you manifest your desire.
6. Continue throughout this 30-day process to add images from your nighttime dreams to your Dream Collage and repeat steps 2-5 for the remainder of the 30 days.
7. Allow the spirit of curiosity and adventure to accompany you through this process. Notice when images from your nighttime dreams show up in your waking life (i.e. if you dream of a bumble bee and you find one on your car –this just happened to me) pay attention to them, follow them, acknowledge them in the same way a detective would that is trying to solve an important mystery.
8. When you begin to see evidence of your desire/intent from your Dream Collage becoming realized, acknowledge yourself in a physically demonstrable way (i.e. put a gold star on your calendar, call a friend, e-mail me, take a bubble bath, turn up the music and dance to Madonna’s song “Celebrate”, you get the idea…).
Continue the process the next month with a new goal/intent/desire…and lastly, share your success stories with me…I’d love to include them in the new book I am writing entitled, “Sleep Your Way to Success.”
Comments or Questions? Tweet me your dreams or a message: @dreamexperiment
I will be tweeting a dream interpretation once a week: @dreamexperiment
“In a real sense all life is interrelated. All men (and women) are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the inter-related structure of reality.”
~Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
For more information contact Kelly Sullivan Walden: info@IhadtheStrangestDream.com Twitter: @kellyswalden