The subconscious mind stores everything we've ever experienced, filters what we now experience based upon our beliefs/thoughts, and in a lot of ways works to censor our reality. In some ways this is good. We don't need to be aware of every little thing that comes into our field of view, or every little conversation going on in the background. However, it is all collected by our subconscious. Our subconscious mind can determine how successful we are with the Law of Attraction. Let's take a look at how that works and how we can make it work in our favor.
If our subconscious wasn't doing what it was doing, we would be prone to a lot of difficulty in keeping a steady, stable grip on reality. Every little bit of information that comes our way would begin influencing how we see the world, and in a lot of cases that could be terrifying. So our subconscious mind only accepts as a fact of reality those things which it is bombarded with over a period of time. Many neuroscientists believe that this period of time can be averaged, and have chosen 21 days as the most common period of time needed to affect a permanent change in the subconscious. In some cases it may be more, and in some it may be less, but 21 days is a good average.
In general, our subconscious flushes things away within three days. New programming? New beliefs? Flushed away, through our dreams at night. Many people have reported going in for hypnosis to curb a habit such as smoking, over-eating, etc. These people claim that they did fine for the first couple of days, but then reverted to their habit. Most likely, the subconscious flushed this new programming while they slept a couple of nights later, and now the new programming is gone. This is why it is important to impress your desires on your subconscious repeatedly until they become part of your reality.
The power of the subconscious is such that once you have impressed something upon it fully, and it is accepted by your subconscious as a fact of reality, that thing will now become a reality in your experience. Thus, by repeating hypnosis every few days over time, you will be able to maintain the new programming. Many new hypnosis programs recommend daily use for at least 21 days. This is also the case with intention work using the Law of Attraction. Spend a little time each day focusing on your desires, so that you continually impress them into your subconscious.
Make a poster of things you want to manifest, and hang it somewhere in your home. Whenever you see it, whether your take note or not, your subconscious will receive that information and it will be reinforced. By hanging little notes and representational pictures around, you can begin attracting them into your life because of the power the subconscious has to make real that which it accepts as real.
Learn more about how the subconscious mind works so that you can learn how to make it work for you rather than against you. There is no greater ally in learning to use the Law of Attraction, and you definitely need the subconscious playing for your team. Best of luck, and happy manifesting!
Dick Ingersoll is sharing what he has learned from his studies in metaphysics, philosophy and spirituality at: http://Applying-the-Law-of-Attraction.com. You can download Dick's latest eBook "Three Powerful, Dirty Little Secrets for Manifestation with the Law of Attraction" at: http://www.applying-the-law-of-attraction.com/3DLS