WHEN DOES PROGRAMMING BEGIN?
Some would suggest that
programming begins in the womb. Others suggest that programming begins with the
trauma of birthing while others believe that programming begins after the
birth, with the highest suggestibility period ending between the ages of 5-7. Some subscribe to the notion that we reincarnate and choose our parents so that the soul can complete its learning and healing. However, programming can continue to occur at any stage of life that is marked by high vulnerability.
To do: in your journal answer the following question:
1. In reference to the above, what
do I believe?
As you strive to address substance issues, become the CEO
of your life and close the GAP between where you are now and where you want to
be, it is crucial to realize you were programmed by amateur parents, relatives
and school officials who likely did the best they could.
The individuals who had the most
influence and authority over your vulnerable, spongy little mind were not
always in an emotionally healthy place. They too were programmed.
Most early programmers had a
range of both conscious and unconscious associations, anchors and triggers that
had been accepted and absorbed by the subconscious mind during their own
When they eventually became parents/caregivers themselves, they naturally
brought programmed ways of being into their adult roles.
Often, the unintended outcome was
frustrated responses to the normal developmental needs of their own
For vulnerable little minds,
these ways of being often caused a negative shift in self-esteem and identity.
Little minds do not yet have the capacity to sift and sort data.