Do you have subconscious beliefs holding you back from healing Hashimoto’s?
Updated: Apr 20
Do you feel like the healing journey is painfully hard? Do you feel like you are doing all of the right things to heal yet you are hitting against a brick wall? This may be a sign that you have a subconscious programme holding you back - that is, a belief buried deep within the subconscious mind.
Firstly, let me just outline the difference between our conscious mind and our subconscious mind:
The conscious mind = everything that we are aware of, logic and reasoning, making conscious choices.
The subconscious mind = auto-pilot actions, dominated by emotion and programming from childhood. Reacting from past events and childhood conditioning.
Cellular biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton tells us that our conscious mind is responsible for ONLY 5% of our thoughts and therefore 5% our lives. The remaining 95% (YES, 95%!!!??) is coming from our subconscious mind. Between the ages of 0-7 are brains are in theta (a state of hypnosis), and therefore we are absorbing and learning behaviours, beliefs and formulating programmes from everyone around us. These programmes build the basis of our subconscious mind. (This was such a huge revelation for me - our subconscious beliefs aren’t even US!!! Therefore 95% of our lives are being run by OTHER PEOPLE’s beliefs!!) Many of these programmes are negative and disempowering - I mean, you just have to watch the news to see this.
So, if we as a child, thought that we were undeserving of something in some way, or deserved to be punished or blamed, or was not good enough - these beliefs will still be running our lives now! For example, maybe there were money struggles and constant arguments and negativity around the subject. We felt bad for just existing as it meant money had to be spent on us to survive - this could lead to a belief such as ‘I don’t deserve to be here’ or ‘It’s my fault my parents are struggling (financially and emotionally)’. Either way, saying ‘I don’t deserve…’ or ‘its my fault that…’ are unhealthy beliefs. On a deep level, this could be interfering with our ability to heal fully. For example, on a subconscious level, we could be thinking: ‘I don’t deserve to heal’ or ‘It’s my fault so I deserve this.’
No matter how much you try to tell yourself on a conscious level that you do deserve to heal, your subconscious mind will still continue to play the old programmes. They are like records, playing old tapes from childhood over and over again. Most of the time we aren't even aware of what these programmes are.
How do I know what my subconscious programmes are?
To work out what your subconscious programme are - simply look at your life situation. According to Bruce Lipton, anything you have to put lots of strain and effort into in order to make work, means that your programmes and subconscious mind don’t support it. So if you are finding that the healing journey is a struggle for you - even though you are doing all the ‘right’ things - nutrition, exercise, sleep, reducing environmental toxins, managing stress, etc - then this probably means you have a programme that doesn’t support healing. Likewise, if you have a resistance to doing things that promote good health, this could mean the same thing. So despite knowing that doing particular things are going to help you, you self-sabotage yourself by not doing them - even though you consciously WANT to do them.
It is important to remember that your subconscious programmes are not your fault, and so you mustn’t be hard on yourself or judge these programmes. All you need to do is acknowledge that they are there WITHOUT any self-criticism. Now you know they are there, you can now actively work towards changing them to more positive ones.
How do I change my subconscious programmes so that they empower me to heal?
Bruce Lipton suggests that there are 2 main ways to change our subconscious programmes:
1. Listen to new and empowering programmes (which counteract the negative ones) whilst you are in theta brain state.
Theta brain state is a hypnotic, dream-like state where you are not quite asleep, but not fully awake. Every time you wake up or drift off to sleep you go through a state of Theta in the process.
You could record yourself reading out your own programmes and then listen to the programmes as you are falling to sleep at night. Theta takes the programme and then downloads it into the subconscious mind. Your programmes could be along the lines of ‘I deserve to be healthy’, ‘I am worthy of healing’, etc. Make your own personalised ones, as everyone’s will be different and unique to them and their past experiences.
2. Conscious repetition of a new and empowering programme.
This involves accessing the conscious mind more which means you will have more choice over your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. As you are more conscious, you will be increasingly aware of the negative limiting beliefs and be able to repeat a new programme such as ‘I am totally deserving of healing’. Consistent repetition of the new programme will, over time, seep into the subconscious mind. The subconscious is a habit mind (you can’t just read a self-help book once and expect your behaviours to magically change). Over time and with persistence, it will be downloaded as a programme. You can access the conscious mind more by doing mindfulness techniques and meditation. This helps you to watch and observe your thoughts and enables you to see what thoughts are disempowering you.
'Your life is a print-out of your subconscious programming'
Once you have re-written these self-sabotaging programmes in your subconscious mind, you will start to see the positive effects in your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Many people notice that they suddenly take a leap forward in their healing journey.
Be patient with this process and don’t rush it. You may find that you have more than one subconscious belief holding you back - in fact, you may have many. I know that I do, and it is daily work. But the good news is that there is something you can do about it. Just take one at a time, and really focus on it for at least a month. In addition to the above, write the programme you want to install down and put it somewhere you will see it multiple times a day.