WHAT TO TELL YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND (This exercise becomes twice as powerful if you use the tapping motions as defined by the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). They are very easy and you can learn how to apply them by watching any number of YouTube videos. You can also make this more effective by pushing your stomach outward as far as it will go while you are breathing. You can adapt the following to your own particular needs. Hopefully you will find this as effective as I do.) Tell the following -- silently or aloud -- to your subconscious: "I am grateful for everything I have, including you, subconscious mind, for your efforts to protect me from my inner rage and emotional issues. I understand completely that you are attempting to distract me with pain and other physical symptoms. I appreciate how you are trying to help me avoid both the known and unknown issues I must deal with. "But by the same token, I must confront my emotions head-on and accept my humanness, my mistakes, and my weaknesses -- knowing full well that while I strive for perfection and am a do-gooder, I know I am far from perfect and that I will never satisfy everyone, nor should I want to. "So stop it. Stop it right now. You have no power over me and you are NOT allowed to manipulate my mind for any reason. Stop trying to protect me from myself. Stop generating my pain and anxieties to distract me from my stresses. I want to deal with the things that are stressing me by putting them out in the open. I need you to present those to me so I can take action and put them in context and let God deal with them for me." "Understand this: Despite what you think, I am NOT perfect and I accept my myself for what I am. I am not afraid of understanding my stresses and anxieties and they don't have to be covered up. "Stop thinking you know what is best for me. You cannot, and you will not, think that my pain and anxieties are more easily tolerated when compared to the emotional issues I will vanquish. You do not control me and you are not allowed to stop the flow of oxygen anywhere in my body -- especially, my head, neck and back. You are ordered to begin the flow of oxygen at full capacity everywhere in my body, starting right now. "You are ordered to restore my health immediately and to cleanse me of any remaining doubt I have about your resistance to me. You are ordered to submit to me and to follow my orders explicitly. I know you don't like to function in the world of reality, but the times have changed, and I am ordering you to comply with my every wish. There is no negotiation, there is no bargaining, there is no way out for you -- you will never escape my control over you." "Understand that my conscious mind will always control you and that you will comply completely with my conscious judgements. You do not get to choose what you think is best for me. That decision is not made by you, but by my conscious mind which has dominion over you." "You are my subconscious -- your job is not to provide conflict, pain or anxiety, because you think you know better than my conscious mind. Your job is the opposite. Your job is to allow me to deal with my stresses with a mental approach of confidence, optimism and health, knowing full well that it is better for me to confront my stresses head-on, rather than repress them into the lingering and unknown parts you always hide from me. You are no longer going to think that by hiding these emotions that they are going to eventually go away. You are no longer going to protect me from myself and my issues. "Your job is to provide me peace and comfort so I can deal with my stresses directly." You may find this painful yourself, but I am now entering your doorway in my mind -- the doorway labeled "Subconscious Mind." I am now inside you and I am looking at all your separate generators that you have lined up and down your aisles. There is work to be done here, and I will do it myself. For starters, I am walking over to the TMS Belief generator and pushing the lever from the red off position to the green on position. I am a believer. Now I am walking over to the anxiety generator and pushing the lever from on to off. Now I am walking over to the dizziness generator and pushing the lever from on to off. Now I am walking over to the muscle ache generator and pushing the lever from on to off. Now I am walking over to the blurred vision generator and pushing the lever from on to off. Now I am walking over to the muscle tension headache generator and pushing the lever from on to off. Now I am walking over to the disruptive generator and pushing the lever from on to off. Now I am walking over to the doubt generator and pushing the lever from on to off. Now I'm headed over to the other side of the room. Now I am walking over to the comfort generator and pushing the lever from off to on. Now I am walking over to the social fun and conversational generator and pushing the lever from off to on. Now I am walking over to the healthy generator and pushing the lever from off to on. Now I am walking over to the prosperous generator and pushing the lever from off to on. Now I am walking over to the grateful generator and pushing the lever from off to on. Now I am walking over to the confidence generator and pushing the lever from off to on. "OK, we're done here. I am leaving you now and walking out the door. When I shut the door I am pushing the Save button on the door so all the adjustments I have made will be saved and you cannot undo it later. I know this may not be what you want, but that is the way it is and the way it is going to be, so get used to it. You will find we are much better off, now and in the future. Now follow your instructions and do the job you were meant to do."