“You are a victim of the rules you live by.“ -Jenny Holzer. “Most people are living in an illusion based on someone else’s beliefs.”. Until they wake up. The conscious mind is like a relentless overachiever, incessantly spinning around from thought to thought, stopping only when we sleep, and then starting up again the second we open our eyes. Our subconscious mind (non-analytical part of our brain) is fully developed from the moment we arrive on earth and where we store all the early, outside information we get. The subconscious mind believes everything because it has not filter, it doesn’t know the difference between what’s true and what’s not true. It is like a little kid who doesn’t know any better and, not coincidentally, receives most of its information when we’re little kids and don’t know any better. Because our frontal loves (the conscious part of our brain) hasn’t fully formed yet. Our subconscious mind contains the blueprint for our lives. It’s running the show based on unfiltered information it gathered when we were kids, otherwise known as our believes. We are (for the most part) oblivious to these subconscious believes that run our lives. When our conscious minds finally develop and show up for work, they’re still being controlled by the believes we’re carrying around in our subconscious minds. “No matter what you say you want, if you’ve got an underlying subconscious belief that it’s going to cause you pain or isn’t available to you, you either a) won’t let yourself have it or b) you will let yourself have it, but you’ll be real fucked up about it. Then you’ll go off and lose it anyway.”. When our subconscious beliefs are out of alignment with the things and experiences we want in our conscious minds (and hearts), it creates confusing conflicts between what we’re trying to create and what we’re actually creating. The first key of ridding yourself of limiting subconscious beliefs is to become aware of them.