The subconscious is a strange creature. It doesn't know what day it is, and can't add two and two. But it seems to know what may be causing your pain.
The subconscious has no ability to reason inductively, meaning that it can't use reason to take specific observations (for example, "two plus two") and arrive at general conclusions about them (for example, "equals four").
Instead it often uses blind association to arrive at general conclusions, sometimes linking things that make no logical sense. For example, if as a child you burned your hand on the exhaust pipe of a car when a tall man walked by, your subconscious may believe that tall people make exhaust pipes hot.
Yet despite these and other limitations the subconscious maintains subtle mastery over brain chemistry, regulates hundreds of life-giving processes, stores every word you ever heard or read, and orchestrates massive defenses when alien organisms invade your body.
From the General to the Specific
No matter how the subconscious obtains its general conclusions, whether through instinct, genetic programming, blind association, or other means, it does have the ability to apply those conclusions to specific cases. That is, while it can't go from the specific to the general, it does have the ability to do the reverse, to go from the general to the specific.
Said another way, it has the ability to reason deductively. Apparently that level of reasoning is sufficient for it to be able to answer questions about the workings of the body.
For example, it seems to know that in general when joints are out of alignment, nerves tend to get pinched. So when it is asked if a visualization statement about the alignment of joints would help alleviate your pain, it is able to answer Yes or No.
The Role of Visualization Statements
Visualization statements represent the specific language that your subconscious wants you to read back to it to help ease your pain. They're simple and are targeted directly at the main factors that could bring you relief.
You can obtain these statements by learning how to communicate directly with your own subconscious mind. The process is straightforward and can be done at home by working with a facilitator over the telephone. You you need no special skills and no previous experience in working with the subconscious.
This approach may be helpful in addressing back pain or pain in other extremities, arthritis pain, fibromyalgia pain, or neuropathic pain (nerve pain).
Engaging the Subconscious
The subconscious is quite powerful. When programmed through the very visualizations that it suggests, it may be able to turn episodes of uncontrolled pain into events over which you have a degree of control.
Ben Plumb is CEO and President of The Visualization Group, Inc. The company's service is delivered by people like himself who personally suffered from years of chronic pain, and used the visualization method described in this article to obtain relief when nothing else worked.