Advertisers used to put hidden images in movie theater ads so that people would buy more food. They would add in an image of a soda that was too fast for your eyes to catch, but slow enough for your mind to register. It worked phenomenally. This became illegal quite some time ago, but I’m not sure there is much regulation or oversight of this. I am guessing, like a lot of potentially harmful industrial and corporate things towards humans, it is allowed to be self regulated.
I had a boyfriend who I once caught talking to me while I slept in the middle of the night. I woke up but he refused to tell me what he was saying to me. I always wondered what he was doing. Our subconscious brains are like sponges. They pick up so many more nuances, exponentially more, than our conscious minds can even begin to grasp.
This can work in our favor, of course, with things like self hypnosis, affirmations, meditation, etc. But it can also be used against one, completely against our will and without any knowledge on our part. I once went to a naturopath who insisted that their client got possessed by a spiritual demon through a YouTube video. I don’t know the logistics of that, but the mind is capable of so many wild and amazing things and the internet is very unregulated.
I don’t have a nice wrap up here. It’s just something I’ve been thinking about. Wondering why people would go through the trouble of such horrible deception? Ill gotten gains are tainted gains and Karma always rears its head eventually. Plus, especially if it’s ill gotten love, that leaves a bitter taste in the psyche of whoever tries the manipulation. Whether they consciously grasp it or not, they are effectively telling themself, “I am not good enough to get this on my own; therefore I am truly unworthy of it and have to resort to being a scoundrel to obtain it.” It’s a huge self esteem hit, even if they aren’t consciously aware of it.
But I gather people capable of trying to do that already have low self esteem. Which they could remedy and have a better life altogether if they turned that attention on their own subconscious healing. It’s almost funny how much sense that makes.
I remember watching this movie once where two people were madly in love with each other but she had worries he would leave and decided to use witchcraft to keep him at her side. Once he found out he left her because he felt she was not only manipulative but didn’t have faith in them as a couple and what she was worried about all along manifested itself.
This is also why I try not to worry. Because worrying brings up the issue over and over in your brain and has a way sometimes of creating the very thing you are worried about. Plus, there are millions of things in life one can worry about. The beauty of life is that one just never knows what will happen and as terrifying as it is, it is also very liberating. You don’t have to worry about any of it, really. Just do your best with what’s present in the here and now.
I personally love human psychology so much. I love the subconscious mind. I love how it all connects and I am fascinated by the soul and how this life intertwines it all into a bodily mass of emotion, thought, drive and action. We are such marvelous creatures. If only we could use all of our talents for good, instead of selfish ego driven desires and material gains. Imagine how different the world would be.