The Placebo effect?
Once we have been conditioned to associate a particular treatment — for instance taking a pill — with a certain biological response, we will also then experience that same biological response when we take a similar looking pill.
Your hormone levels and immune system will respond as if the pill was real and this response works regardless of our conscious beliefs.
Imagine then how our psychological conditioning about who we are as a person– the unconscious beliefs we store about ourselves in our psyches (which then become the foundation of personalities), will impact our response to life.
We may encounter 'placebo situations' that are quite neutral, but if our past experiences taught us to believe that we are somehow 'bad', we may psychologically and physically interpret the situation as one where we are about to be reprimanded. This will impact our behaviour and choices.
Fortunately, we are realising that it is possible to work with these unconscious beliefs and change them to more accurate and self supporting ones.
We firstly do this by bringing them to consciousness – naming the exact phrase, stance, or assumption we took on about ourselves – so that the belief no longer unconsciously governs our life reality and our choice.
Once we take out of the equation who it is that we were conditioned to believe that we were, we are freed up to discover our authentic self, our Soul self, and start moving more in alignment with our life’s path.
This is where we begin to find the juice and wonderment in life.