Background notes relevant to your Personal Breakthrough
These notes will give you an understanding of the success you can achieve in so very many areas of your life. It will give you insight to the issues we can cover during your personal Breakthrough. Reading these notes will assist you with understanding and dealing with the important positives and negatives in your life.
You will gain very helpful and powerful knowledge as we work together and apply the benefits of NLP, Time Line and therapies to give you achievable goals.
We are witnessing times of big transformation of our civilization. We can now share knowledge much faster than ever before. NLP brings together knowledge from several disciplines and we will share with you and will show you how to use this knowledge to make life changes. You will learn about your mind, the most powerful creation known to us. You will learn how to harness its power and how to use it to achieve your full potential, and attain goals you previously never imagined were possible.
Your Powerful Brain
The most significant discovery post 1990 is that our brains are not hard wired. Thanks to modern science we can now monitor brain activity and so establish which part of the brain is responsible for what functions. It can create new neural pathways, retract the old ones, etc. This is called brain plasticity.
We also learned that our thoughts are physical. They are bioelectrical and biochemical impulses and better yet, they are the most potent energy known to us.
Imagine the vast power of your unconscious mind as an iceberg, the part above the water represents your conscious mind and the huge volume under the surface is your Unconscious mind. It also represents how limited is our vision of the bigger picture. Did you ever see an Iceberg and wonder about its size under the water? We are accustomed to just accepting only that which we can see.
The Unconscious Mind
Facts / Prime directives of The Unconscious Mind:
Forms 83% of our brain mass
Controls 97% of our perception and behaviour
Averages 10 billion actions per second!!!
Is symbolic ‐ uses pictures and patterns
It can’t distinguish reality from what is imagined
It accepts everything to be true
It works in an orderly manner
It stores memories
It the domain of emotions
Represses memories with unresolved negative emotion!
Presents repressed memories for resolution
Runs the body (has a blueprint of body now, and of perfect health)
Preserves the body (maintain the integrity of the body)
Is a highly moral being (the morality you were taught and accepted)
Works on the principle of least effort (path of least resistance)
Does not process negatives directly
Maintains instincts and generate habits
Needs repetition until a habit is installed
Is programmed to continually seek more and more
Functions best as a whole integrated unit
Takes everything personally (the basis of Perception is Projection)
Your Unconscious Mind is for you and your body what an operating system is for your computer. It runs everything, it stores your memories, beliefs and habits, regenerates cells in your body; runs your heart, sending blood through
your veins; controls the immune system. It really runs everything in your life. It controls over 96% of your behaviour.
And you think that you are in charge for your decisions and the life you live in? Well, you can be, and you will much better equipped through the benefits you will gain as part of your personal Breakthrough.
How the Unconscious Mind works
The ideas that have been fixed in your Unconscious mind through education,
repetition or impact, form your conditioning. Your hidden self‐image resides here. Your thought process, the thoughts that you have during the day are governed by your belief system and your values.
Your Belief system (what you believe) is a network of neurological pathways. We are shaped by a mixture of inherited beliefs, the learnings that get imprinted on us, and we develop our own beliefs based on our experiences in the past.
Then even deeper in your unconscious mind, we have Values. We almost never even think about our values, and we developed most of them in our childhood. Later in life many people hardly ever change them. But we can if we choose to do so and this is at the centre of where we decide how and on what we spend our time. Values are how we know what is good or bad; all our moral values are there.
Our belief system and values are what we refer to as our conditioned mind. This is where most of the action happens throughout the day. This is what determines your thoughts and your perception of the world, your attitude, and your actions. This is what will drive your focus, which will produce the thinking patterns, which will produce a certain behaviour, which will determine your results.
How we get results in life-
The unconscious mind functions in every cell of your body. Any thought you consciously choose to impress upon it, must be accepted and expressed through you. Your unconscious mind has no ability to reject thoughts, what you think easily becomes part of your beliefs. Then the unconscious mind expresses those beliefs through your feelings and actions.
Any thought you consciously choose to repeatedly impress upon the unconscious can become fixed as part of your personality. Fixed ideas will then continue to express themselves without any conscious assistance, until they are replaced. Fixed ideas are known as habits and the collective habits are referred to as the conditioned mind.
The Unconscious mind is frequently referred to as conscience, or the spiritual side of personality or the universal mind.
The Unconscious mind knows no limits. ‐ It only accepts those you consciously choose. It looks for patterns and images in our "outside world" that match our "inside world". Information that doesn't match up gets dropped.
When we gain a new understanding the brain creates a new neural‐pathway storing that knowledge for future access. When faced with that situation again you can use the resource to identify it quickly as you access that neural‐pathway containing the new understanding.
Initially new neural‐pathways are “weak and fragile”. The more you reinforce your new learnings they become more dominant and will form a firm belief. You always choose the most dominant belief when faced with conflicting beliefs. If you could learn to constantly reinforce your desired beliefs, they grow and connect with other pathways and eventually become a dominant belief to give you control of perception and behaviour and thus you become empowered to achieve your chosen outcomes.
Your senses process approximately 2 million bits per second of information. Your RAS (Reticular activation system) processes that information by distorting, deleting and generalising it down to 134 bits per second. It forms part of your unconscious mind and functions up to 800 times faster than your conscious mind. Every sensory impulse received will go through it first, where it decides whether the information received is important to you or not. In other words, it will pass on the information received to your conscious mind ONLY, if information received is on your priority list.
For example, if the impulse received is a sound of an alarm siren, it will quickly prioritise it for you, passing this information to your conscious mind, grabbing your attention regardless of what you were busy with at that time. This happens because the alarm sound is on your priority list, as a result of your mind being conditioned to act when hearing a siren.
Bear in mind, this happens automatically and so fast that you have no idea that it’s happening at all. This is a very critical point. Without resetting your system – nothing will change! This system causes you to behave in a certain way, day in and day out; it causes you to perceive everything that is in alignment with your beliefs, current comfort zone. The good news is that you can reset your reactions and behaviour.
What is your Conscious Mind?
Controls only 2 – 4% of actual perceptions and behaviour.
This is the part of you that thinks and reasons. Your free will lies here. This is the part of your mind that will decide the changes required to live the type of life you want to experience.
The conscious mind can accept or reject any idea.
The thoughts of your Conscious mind are heard by your Unconscious mind and will determine the results in your life.
Time‐Bound to Past and Future
Limited Processing Capability, 5-7 events at a time
When comparing the functions and abilities of the conscious mind to the unconscious mind it is easy to see that real lasting change occurs in the unconscious mind.
Remember that you are consciously responsible for only 3% of your perceptions and behaviour. And that is what is causing your actions, creating results in your life. You could be trying your absolute best, working hard at something, and it simply won’t matter, as that would be only 3% of your total actions and perceptions. That is why we are all stuck where we are, no matter how much we want to change.
Unless you learn to reset these wonderful systems in your mind, and get them to work for you, nothing will ever change. You’ll keep doing what you always did, and you’ll always get what you’ve always been getting – Regardless of how badly you want that change consciously. That is like living in a jail without consciously knowing that you are in one.
There is another important role that emotions play in our lives – that of the health perspective. Positive emotions are great for your body - think about it, what happens when you are experiencing any positive excitement, any form of happiness? Your whole body goes to that state, the moment your unconscious mind starts processing them you have huge amounts of energy flowing through your body. And you know this, but what most people are not aware of is that Negative Emotions are not good for the body. In fact, they are the biggest cause of dreadful diseases.
Five major negative emotions are Anger, Sadness, Fear, Hurt and Guilt. Your mind will keep them on your “time Line” until it gets some help to release the negative emotion whilst at the same time only retaining the helpful learning from past events, which brings resolution to these events. We were never taught how to let go of old hurts properly. We say “I dealt with it long ago, it doesn’t affect me anymore.” Or “I buried that long ago, that is behind me.” And unfortunately, that is exactly what we do – we bury them inside of our bodies, and they cause stress to the body, to the organs and our well being. These negatives cause blockages and diseases. To make things worse we accept the limiting beliefs related to our experiences. We live the rest of our lives believing and behaving in accordance to the limitations we accepted.
Your personal Breakthrough clears your body of negative emotions, from your past. Your brain stores all your memories perfectly, using your “time line”. You’ll still have the memories and a clear recollection of those events, but you will not be able to attach or link that event to a negative emotion. In other words, when you think of that event you won’t be overwhelmed with those intense emotions that you used to have associated with that event.
The objective here is not to eliminate anyone’s ability to feel any warranted emotion. We deal with the past emotions that are not serving you, but hurting your body instead.
Usually after a personal Breakthrough you will feel lighter; your emotional baggage is gone. Sometimes you may notice your eyes more open or a shadow disappearing from your face. You can feel content with yourself - like never before. And this becomes the groundbreaking and the most beneficial thing you have done for yourself. Let go of the past by being in perfect harmony and peace with the events that have happened already, focusing on your future, and allow your hopes to come true.
We can’t change the past, nor should we live it the past. We should live in the NOW, making each day the best we know how. This is a skill that needs to be communicated to your unconscious mind, giving it clear instructions, in a way that it will understand. It loves to serve you, and it’s more than happy to let go of ALL of these negative emotions. Holding on to them is in the direct conflict with the highest prime directive of the unconscious mind, which is ‘To Preserve the Body’.
You understand the value in settling with your past, and getting your unconscious onboard with your conscious objectives.
A personal Breakthrough is unique for each individual. We will elicit your Values in different areas of your life. We will help you to clear the negative emotions (anger, sadness, fear, hurt, guilt) from your past. We will enable you to get rid of all your self‐limiting decisions and beliefs. We will clarify your desired outcome, so that your mind can support you in the actualising of your dreams – you get unrivalled focus and clear path to your goals.
These steps are priceless on their own, for those who understand the true value of a clear future. They are also the first steps which are very necessary to align the past with the desired future, to clear your body of all the negative emotions and to make an incredible support system; supporting you in your future outcomes. It is a process and you now have started your journey, welcome on board and enjoy it!