I am going to try to help you understand how our subconscious mind operates. You may think you are very clever and always can express your feelings in words clearly, but unless you understand the nature of your mind, you are in for some unpleasant experiences.
First of all please understand that our subconscious mind reacts to words and not the meaning of the words.
Also please understand that this part of the mind does not depend on your beliefs either. You can be a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or a Jew etc, it does not matter. The words you use in your mind will stimulate it negatively or positively depending on the type of words you use.
Our subconscious mind also does not understand right from wrong or good from bad. While the conscious mind is discriminatory like when you say “I like this or I hate this”, the subconscious mind is non-discriminatory. It is a powerful neutral field of energy and will react in one way or the other depending on the words you use in your mind.
So if you say “I hope I will be fine”, you do not realize what you are doing. The word “hope” creates doubt in your mind. It is a negative word. How can you possibly feel well if you keep repeating that type of word? Now if you say and keep repeating “I am fine”, even though you do not mean it, you will feel a lot better.
In the same way, when you keep saying and repeating “I wonder what is going to happen?” or “Why didn’t he call?” you are creating doubt in your mind. You are sure to produce anxiety and panic in your system. But if you keep saying and repeating “Everything is fine” or “He is fine and will call later when it suits him”, even though you do not mean it, you will feel a lot better.
Please learn to understand that we are hypnotic beings. The words we use in our mind and what we hear from the outside world have a hypnotic effect on our mind. Negative words will make us feel negative and positive words will make us feel positive. The meaning does not matter to the subconscious mind.
So when a person asks “Doctor, am I going to get better?” can you see that the question is loaded with negatives? How can a person feel better if you keep repeating that type of question in your mind? Quite clearly this question arises out of underlying fear of not ever getting better. So how do we overcome this fear?
First of all, observe the fact that the healing power lies within every individual. It lies in our subconscious mind. All we have to do is to use this healing power to heal ourselves. Harboring fear in your subconscious always raises negative questions. Since the subconscious mind reacts to words, not the meaning of the words, give positive answers to these questions and say opposite to what you feel. Also keep saying and repeating in your mind phrases like “Every step and every breath I take, I am getting better and better, stronger and stronger”. You will be amazed to see the difference you will feel in your anxiety levels. Remember you do not have to mean what you say or even concentrate on the words you say.
Better still; get rid of the fears by learning to understand how you operate in your mind. Learn how to use the power of perception to transform yourself. You do not need will power to bring about changes in your life. What you need is a change in your perceptions.