Before Building a Subliminal Message Track
After designing and writing a message script for your recording and before you either record or generate it, there is one more task you must perform. It is essential that you verify that it follows the guidelines for message scripts, no matter which type of recording is being created. This article reviews these different guidelines and explains why they are crucial to the success of your recording.
There are several aspects to consider when designing and writing a subliminal, supraliminal or paraliminal message script. Each is of equal importance and ignoring any one of them can mean the difference between a successful recording and one that may not work at all. These are listed and described as follows:
Negative Words and Phrases
There are many words and phrases that the subconscious mind either ignores or does not interpret as easily as the conscious mind does. Since the subconscious mind has only childlike reasoning capabilities, the use of negative words or phrases should be avoided when writing any message statement.
The most common of these are not, never, can not, did not, will not, is not, are not, no, why not and of the various contractions of these such as can’t, won’t, isn’t, didn’t and others. There are obviously many others, but generally if a word has a negative meaning then it should not be used. Only words that are descriptive in a positive way should be used.
Conditional Words and Terms
A conditional word or phrase implies that some event must occur before the desired result is obtained. The best example of this involves using the word IF. It implies that nothing can occur until some condition happens first. Unfortunately, the subconscious mind does not have the ability to project into the future and can only experience what is taking place right now.
There are other words or phrases that are conditional in nature and some of the most common are: after, before, but, even though, depending on, once, and others. These and any type of conditional message statement should not be used in your message scripts.
First and Second Person Usage
A message script can be written in the first person, the second person or perhaps both. The first person refers to statements written that begin with “I” and the second person as “You”. Either can be effective but it is dependent on the subconscious mind of the listener and how receptive it is to change.
Since it is virtually impossible to know the subconscious mind of the listener, the best strategy is to employ both first and second person message statements. They can be written in an alternating manner so that the same result is achieved. A first statement could be written as “I am successful” and a following one as “You are successful”.
Using the Proper Tense
Tense refers to the time perspective used in a message statement and can be in the past, present, present future or distant future. Neither the past nor the distant future tense should be used in writing a message statement.
The reason for this is that a statement worded as “I had” or “I will have” has no meaning to the subconscious mind of the listener. The subconscious mind is not capable of projecting either backward or forward in time and can only understand the present.
“I am motivated” is an example of a statement worded in the present tense, and in the present future, this would be phrased as “I am becoming motivated”. Depending on the personality of the listener, either the present or present future tense may have a stronger effect. Since you cannot know this beforehand, the best option is to compromise and vary the message statements using present and present future statements.
Sub-themes are issues that can lie beneath any of the target problems desired to be resolved with a subliminal or other type of self-help recording. Basic issues relating to self-image, self-love, forgiveness, allowing change and others should be addressed in the message statements.
It may require including a few message statements that suggest love, respect and forgiveness to oneself and others and this is strongly suggested. Examples of this would be “I love and respect myself”, “I forgive myself in every way” or “I allow changes in my life”.
Message Statement Length
The message statements that you design and write should use simple words and be reasonably short in length. There is no reason to use complex words and the subconscious mind will simply ignore them. In addition, writing statements that are longer than ten words is not advisable for the same reason.
Choosing the simplest words and writing them in the most concise manner should be the preferred goal. Again, since the subconscious mind of the listener is like that of a child, simpler is better.
Number of Messages
There is no valid reason for including more than a reasonable number of message statements in the audio message segment. Too many messages will effectively render them confusing and too few will likely not affect the subconscious mind of the listener.
A reasonable number of message statements is considered to be between 50 to 60, although this can vary somewhat. Depending on how the message statements are recorded or generated, the audio result should be no longer than five minutes in duration. This is acceptable because the audio message segment will be repeated several times in the final mixed message track.
Using Permissive or Directive Statements
Either permissive, directive or both types of message statements can be used in your script. A permissive statement is worded so that it is presented in a manner that allows the subconscious mind to easily accept it. An example of this would be “I allow myself to be confident”. A directive statement is phrased in a more commanding manner and an example of this would be “I am confident now and always”.
If the listener is highly self-motivated, then it is likely that using permissive statements is a better choice. The reason for this is that their subconscious may be resistant to accepting commands because they are accustomed to self-directing their life. Directive or commanding statements are more effective for people that are less self-controlled.
Because it is unlikely that you will know the nature of the listener’s personality, both permissive and directive message statements should be used. The best strategy is to alternate between permissive and directive statements in the message script. In this way, both personality types are targeted and the result should be the same.
To summarize, each of these aspects is important and must be addressed when designing and writing your message scripts. This should always be done before you decide to record or generate the audio message segments.
To review, the points you should consider when writing message scripts are as follows:
- Negative Words and Phrases
- Conditional Words and Terms
- First and Second Person Usage
- Using the Proper Tense
- Addressing Sub-Themes
- Message Statement Length
- Number of Messages
- Using Permissive or Directive Statements
There are other related articles that explain each of these points in greater detail which may be of benefit to read. If each and all of these issues are addressed properly in the message script, then your final message track will have a greater effect on your potential listener.
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