Margi Starr Springfield, Ohio, USA
Chapter 12—The Subconscious Mind
Our black and white border collie, Heidi, loved to raid the bathroom trash can. It wasn’t uncommon
for her to snatch a Kleenex from the trash and hide it somewhere in the house. While I was at work,
she would sneak into our bedroom and snuggle up in our bed pillows. The rumpled bedding gave her
away every time.
One workday morning I woke up, drank a cup of coffee, read my devotions, and followed my normal
workday routine. Then I went in the bathroom, stepped into the shower, and started washing my hair.
What in the world???
Yuck! It felt like a glob of glue was stuck in the crown of my hair. I nearly broke my neck trying to look at
the back of my head with a hand mirror while looking into the vanity mirror.
There it was. A sticky glump of pink bubblegum. Apparently, Heidi had found her sticky treasure in the
bathroom trash, carried it into my bed, and buried it in the pillows. During the night, it had found its way
into my hair and glued itself to my scalp.
And I was completely unaware of it.
I made an SOS call to one of our preschool teachers, who had been a hairdresser.
She laughed and said,
“Bring some peanut butter with you and I’ll fix it.”
Soon I was sitting in my office with a towel draped around my shoulders. Robin removed the pink glob
with peanut butter and tweezers. It was painstaking work, but before long I was free of the tangled mess.
Knowing the Formula for being de-tangled from that mess made the difference.
Negative Emotions (Bubblegum) show up in the most unexpected places. We can go for years walking around
with them, completely oblivious to their presence. They become our Normal because they are so deeply rooted in
our Subconscious Mind.
“You will never be successful at Network Marketing.” (That's a lie.)
“You’re always gonna be broke.” (That's a lie.)
“You aren’t smart enough, bold enough, skinny enough, or young enough.” (More lies.)
With the right Formula (Self-Talk, Eliminating Negativity, Feeding the Subconscious with Good Info, and Continual
Connection to a Mentor and Mastermind), the Negative LIES that stick like bubblegum to our Subconscious Minds
can be vanquished.
Fellow Adventurer, it takes Courage and Vulnerability to take a closer look at things that have seemed Normal.
*Press Pause* for a moment and look in the mirror.
Two of the STRONGEST Subconscious Programs, the Need to Be Right and the Need to Look Good, become
hot sticky messes when we hold onto them. Where are these showing up in your life?
As for me, I’m grabbing a jar of Peanut Butter and some tweezers and getting to work.