V. WHAT YOU EXPECT TENDS TO BE REALIZED. YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT
The mind and the nervous system respond only to mental images. The mental image formed becomes the “blueprint” and the subconscious always tries to follow the blueprint. Expectations tend to become self-fulfilling prophecies.
The brain and the nervous system respond only to mental images. It does not matter if the image is self-induced or from the external world. The mental image formed becomes the blueprint, and the subconscious mind uses every means at its disposal to carry out the plan. Worrying is a form of programming a picture of what we don’t want, but the subconscious mind acts to fulfill the pictured situation.
Many suffer from chronic anxiety, which is a subconscious expectancy that something terrible will happen to them. On the other hand, we know people who seem to have the “magic touch”. Life seems to shower them with blessings for no apparent reason, so we call them “Lucky”. What seems to be luck is in actuality positive mental expectancy, a strong belief that they deserve to be successful.
Our physical health is largely dependent on our mental expectancy. Physicians recognize that if a patient expects to remain sick, lame, paralyzed, helpless, even to die, the expected condition tends to be realized. Here is where self-hypnosis can become the tool to remove despondence and negative attitudes and bring about hopeful positive expectancy, the expectancy of health, strength, and well being, which then tends to be realized.