However despite all the media hype, subliminal
messages aren’t just used by advertising moguls
trying to get us to buy another can of coke. They
can also be employed to make serious and lasting
change in our own lives.
In this short article, I’m going to share a method
you can use to get subliminal messages working for
But before we begin, let’s ask ourselves: what
exactly are subliminal messages?
Subliminal is defined as “below the threshold of
consciousness”. Subliminal messaging refers to the
act of sending messages direct to the powerful
subconscious mind, the part of your brain that
controls everything from memory to body temperature
to providing your conscious mind with its core
The most famous experiment in subliminal messaging
history was conducted by pioneer Dr James Vicary,
who flashed the words “I want popcorn” and “Drink
more coke” in front of a movie audience for just
100-milliseconds. Nobody officially “saw” the
messages—they were below the threshold of
consciousness—yet popcorn sales shot up 57.8% and
coke sales increased 18.1%.
The U.S. Government soon outlawed this powerful
suggestion technique in advertising, yet its
potential as a revolutionary self-help tool was soon
realized. The power to send self-improvement
commands direct to the subconscious mind was
suddenly available to the masses.
But how? There are two primary ways you can actually
“send” subliminal messages. Visually, such as using
the latest Subliminal Power software program (www.subliminal-power.com)
to flash messages around your computer screen as you
work. Or, less effectively, using sound, such as
with the subliminal CDs you can order online at
sites such as Subliminal-Audio (www.subliminal-audio.com).
Yet if your budget is low, there’s an even cheaper
way to begin putting the power of subliminal
messaging to work for you!
Here’s how. Begin by identifying a couple of core
goals you’d like to concentrate on in your life
right now. For example, you may wish to learn faster
or quit smoking. Then, write that goal down as a
simple, short, positive affirmation.
For example, “I am a quick learner” or “I am ready
to quit smoking”. Other examples include “I invest
wisely”, “My reading speed increases every day”, or
“I am now more confident”.
Be careful: do not use negative terms, such as “Not”
or “Don’t” in your message. The subconscious does
not understand such words in context and would read
“I don’t gain weight” as “I gain weight”. You have
Now write your affirmation, clearly and in thick
black marker pen, onto a sheet of white cardboard.
Create three-or-so cards, each with affirmations
focusing on your core theme, and store them next to
your bed with a flashlight.
Next comes the unsociable part!
We’re going to catch your mind in a highly receptive
state, by waking it up in the middle of the night,
when the door to your subconscious is wide open.
Set your alarm clock for 3am, then go to sleep as
normal. As soon as you hear the ring, turn off the
alarm and—almost instinctively—pick up the
affirmation cards and your flashlight. The room
should be pitch black.
Next, flick the flashlight on and off very quickly a
dozen times over each affirmation card. While doing
this, stare at the cards. Do not consciously try to
make out the words. These subliminal messages are
for the subconscious.
When you’re done, simply turn off the flashlight,
put down the cards and return to sleep. It will take
just two minutes of your time and I guarantee you’ll
fall straight back into deep and restful slumber.
That’s it: you’ve just “sent” a bundle of subliminal
messages straight to your subconscious. What follows
After the first few nights of using this technique,
most individuals report problem-solving dreams that
assist in their goals or influence their decisions.
Just a week later and practically all participants
note a serious movement toward their core goal.
Their leaning speed improves dramatically. Their
nicotine addiction is cut in half.
As the change comes from within, it isn’t always
obvious. Yet a few weeks down the line, most
individuals sit back and realize just how far
they’ve progressed without consciously realizing it.
Soon, your goals have been achieved... the messages
worked. When ready, you can move onto your next set
of goals by simply writing out a new set of
It’s a very simple system, yet remains highly
powerful and terribly underused.
Most people reading this article won’t try
this straightforward experiment. Maybe they just
don’t believe it will work, or maybe they view it as
being altogether too much hassle.
It’s inconvenient, certainly—perhaps not as
user-friendly as a piece of modern subliminal
software. But you think it doesn’t work? Then try it
for a week, and see for yourself. Tiger Woods,
Steven Speilberg, New Scientist magazine, even the
U.S. Government all know the power behind subliminal
And if you don’t, maybe it’s about time you caught
is a well-known mind guru and commissioner of the
critically-acclaimed Subliminal Power software as
used by Olympic athlete winners. Bradley is also
president of Subliminal-Audio, Subliminal-Studio,
Relaxation-CDs.com, Hypnotizer software, and
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