Catalyst Magazine Volume 1 - Page 13

Once upon a time—okay, it happened for real back in 2013—I became certified as a life coach through The Burris Institute. What I love is that this method not only establishes a baseline for everyone—essentially your own unique “normal” through a series of 21 questions, it also addresses what is going on in your subconscious mind through asking empowering questions crafted from your own specific dreams, goals, visions and the like.

Asking questions is an incredibly powerful tool for transformation because your subconscious mind must answer each and every question you ask…even if it has to make up the answer. Your subconscious does this without you having to be conscious of it. Have you ever had the experience during the course of having a conversation where you are trying to think of a name, movie title, book title, place, etc. and you can’t seem to think of it right away? Then, may a few minutes, an hour, a day or so later whatever it was you were thinking of hits you like a bolt of lightning? THAT is a what I mean when I say that your subconscious mind continues to search for the answer even when you are not consciously thinking of whatever the subconscious is trying to answer.

What is also interesting is the fact that human beings have something like 60,000 thoughts a day. Seventy or so percent of them are repeated daily with ultimately one question being repeated over and over again. This one question tends to be the driving force of your life. Often, prior to consciously paying attention and rewording, thus rewiring, the brain, this question is something along the lines of “what is wrong with me?”

Referring to the fact that your subconscious mind is constantly working to answer each and every question you ask it each and every time you ask it, the answer to “what is wrong with me” shows up as health issues, money troubles, career mishaps, relationships breaking down and all sorts of stuff none of us want to experience. So, here we must learn to ask questions about what we actually WANT to experience in our lives. These are empowering questions.

Another technique used in human potential and transformation is this whole idea of affirmations.

Take new ACTIONS based on your new assumptions and the answers you receive.