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Rewrite Your Unconscious Resolutions

Linda-Ann Stewart

In January, you may be one of the millions who write down resolutions for the coming year. Generally, these goals are to improve your life. You'll follow through on some of the declarations, the ones that are the most important to you. But have you ever wondered about the resolutions you've made unconsciously that have limited your life?

I have clients who tell me "I can't lose weight," "I can't stop smoking," "I'll never feel good about myself." In response, I say "If you accept that, you've just created a law for your mind to follow, and it will make that law true for you." We all formulate mental rules throughout our lives. Some are based on past experience, some are handed down from former generations, and then there are rules of gender.

What rules have you accepted to limit yourself? Do you believe that the only way you'll be wealthy is by winning the lottery? Do you think that you have to work overtime to earn a living wage? Are you afraid that when you become elderly, you'll be infirm? All of these ideas become firm laws by which your subconscious controls your life. It takes your ideas and resolves to make them true for you.

Have you ever heard of someone saying, "I gain weight just by walking by a bakery and smelling the goodies?" I read someplace that they did an experiment to find out if it would actually happen. To the great surprise of the researchers, the people who said that did gain weight when they passed a bakery. The subjects had created a rule for their subconscious to follow.

Are you trying to live according to some rules someone else laid on you as a child? If so, you have the right and responsibility to create standards that reflect your current values. You have a right because you have enough life experience to know what principles are appropriate for you in your current life. And you have a responsibility to form new rules because you are here to express the your potential more fully. Those rules helped you to survive in the strange environment into which you were born. But you've outgrown them just as you've outgrown the bassinet.

The way to open up to your potential is to become aware of and re-evaluate the outdated laws by which you've restricted you life. Become aware whenever you say "I can't," "I'm afraid," or whenever you feel less than worthy. The subconscious takes those ideas as commands to be fulfilled. Your internal laws about not being able to have it are all that's keeping a better life from you. Rewrite the outdated rules so that your internal laws serve you in a more expanded way.

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As a focus coach, hypnotherapist, and speaker, Linda-Ann Stewart motivates women to focus and transform their business through deliberate actions that break through distraction and overwhelm to greater success, freedom, wellbeing and prosperity. Register for her FREE Design Your Best Day guide and guided meditation at You can contact her at or 928-600-0452.


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