by Simply Grace
”A doubleminded man is unstable in all his ways.” – James 1:8
“The incongruent predominant thoughts that are logged into our subconscious mind that are in opposition with our conscious mind can bring about doublemindedness. Incongruent thinking and opposite beliefs create opposing forces within us that cause instability. We want to move forward and be our best self,consciously; and yet, if there are conflicting thoughts and beliefs in the subconscious mind, we are unstable in all our ways.” – W. Dennis Parker
Scientists who study the mind tell us that as much as 95 percent of our behavior and the decisions we make stem from the subconscious mind. It is eleven times bigger than the conscious mind and it has the emotional power. Our subconscious mind is a goal-seeking computer and it seeks to achieve the goals it is given. Do you struggle with anger? Do you have overwhelming fears? Is there a constant block in achieving certain goals? If so, maybe you are reacting from a program that was embedded in your subconscious mind years ago. The subconscious tends to reside in the past. It has trouble recognizing the present self. It will more easily recognize the code of past traumas and the critical voice. It is likely that you have a counterproductive goal in your subconscious mind – one that is sabotaging your progress and your life.
When the conscious mind and the subconscious mind are in conflict, the resistance of the subconscious mind can wear down our resources. The conscious mind may have the “will” but power trumps will. When there is double mindedness, there is weakened willpower.
So, continued success in anything requires singlemindedness. Singlemindedness is not possible without congruent thoughts. There needs to be a willful and intentional exertion of energy to overcome and make changes.In the Book of Romans it tells of being transformed by the renewing of the mind. We try to guide those seeking our counsel to replace misbeliefs embedded in the subconscious with truths from Spirit. Using practical spirituality and energy psychology methods is proving to be the most effective and thorough process we have participated in with our clients at Simply Grace.
There is a 24 year old male who was one of the quietest and most introverted people we have ever seen. He was shut down emotionally and verbally since age five because of his internal critical voice that said, “I’m not capable.” His turbulent family upbringing and diagnosed dyslexia helped reinforce those feelings of inadequacy. The stuffed, seething anger toward self and family made it difficult to move forward in life and establish healthy relationships.
We have been able help him change the powerful internal expression of that critical voice. Once these misbeliefs and conflicting thoughts were challenged and changed appropriately and brought into alignment with the conscious goal driven thinking, he can remain in a state of being single minded. He was able to reduce the shame and its’ damaging work while focusing on the truth that says, “I am unconditionally loved and accepted.” He is now able to be objective, begin speaking his truth, communicate effectively in his marriage, rekindle a desire and connection for God and dream big.
Thank you for the prayers and financial support that allows us to continue helping those on their journey to healing, peace and freedom.
Ken & Debbie Pallone
133 Samaritan Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
3730 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30062