If a bunny lived outside your home and you wanted to lure her into your kitchen (to pet her, not make rabbit stew!), you know you couldn’t simply stand in your back door, call her, and expect her to come hopping right in. It wouldn’t make any difference if you wave the fattest, juiciest carrot either; she wouldn’t come in.
Because a wild bunny is scared. A bunny is hyper-concerned with safety. And for her, staying in familiar surroundings is the key to staying safe.
Guess what? Your brain is a lot like a bunny. (Click that link to Tweet it) More about that in a moment…
“Here Bunny…Here Bunny…Come Over Here”
But what if you walked gently to the shrub the bunny was hiding in and laid a small carrot right in front of it. Then walked back to your door and stood motionless and silent. Eventually, the bunny would venture out and cautiously take the carrot.
And what if you repeated those actions every day? Only every other day you laid the carrot an inch or so farther away from the shrub?
If you had persistence and patience, over the course of a month or so you could coax the bunny all the way to your door. Even into your home. If you moved the carrot an inch at a time (and no more).
Not only is that how you lure a wild bunny into your home, that is also exactly how you form new beliefs. Your subconscious brain is just like that wild bunny – concerned first and foremost with safety and not budging from the shrubbery (or, the safe familiarity of your practiced beliefs) without ample coaxing. (Click that link to Tweet it)
Did You Know You Have a Rabbit In Your Head?
And you lead your subconscious into new beliefs just like you lead a bunny to your house, except you don’t use a carrot – you use better-feeling stories. And you make them believable by improving them continuously, but slightly, every day.
Just as the bunny wouldn’t hop right into your back door, your subconscious will not believe stories which are too grand (hence the ineffectiveness of positive affirmations for long-term change). You improve your stories gradually, just as you’d move the carrot no more than an inch at a time, if you want to coax your subconscious mind to change and improve the beliefs it holds.
A whole bushel of big carrots wouldn’t bring the bunny right into your kitchen. Neither will the most grandiose of positive affirmations coax your subconscious into truly changing your beliefs. (Click that link to Tweet it) Lure your subconscious like you would a bunny, however, and you’ll soon be experiencing an amazing new, improved material reality (which matches your new beliefs).
And stay tuned to this blog for more techniques about using new paradigms from quantum physics to align your beliefs with your desires…