One aspect of this involves understanding how to use tenses properly and a second equally important, is the correct use of directive and permissive statements.
Both these concepts are explained in detail and will help greatly in the overall process of designing and creating a high quality self-help audio recording in the best manner possible.
Understanding the Present Tense in a Message Script
Messages statements written in the present tense act to suggest that the desired condition already exists, such as “I am confident” or “I am wealthy”.
Statements in the near or present future style indicate that the target goal is in the process of being achieved as for example, “I am becoming more confident” or “I am becoming wealthier”.
Ideally, it would be preferable to use one or the other type of these tenses exclusively.
But this is highly dependent upon understanding the subconscious mind of the potential listener.
Different Subconscious Minds Require Different Tenses
The subconscious mind of one person may be less receptive to change than another. Even for one particular individual their subconscious resistance may vary among topics.
A person who is wealthy but overweight may have no difficulty embracing subliminal messages targeting abundance but could be highly resistant to statements suggesting weight loss.
Those with higher subconscious resistance to change would be less likely to be affected by message statements in the present tense. Using a statement such as “I am confident” may not have as powerful an effect as desired.
A person that has lower subconscious resistance may find the same message statement more acceptable. Using message statements that are in the near future tense such as “I am becoming more confident” will likely have more impact on those with a stronger subconscious resistance to change.
Balancing a Message Script with Multiple Tenses
Unfortunately this is virtually impossible, even when designing a custom subliminal, supraliminal or paraliminal recording for a specific individual that you know extremely well, which may even be yourself.
The best that can be achieved is to compromise and use both tenses. Since it is likely not possible to determine the subconscious resistance level of a potential listener, a reasonable choice is to use both and in a balanced manner.
Instead of using either present or near future tenses exclusively, each should be used in equal frequency and in an alternating fashion. In this manner both the resistant and not so resistant subconscious minds of any potential listeners are targeted.
Using Permissive and Directive Message Statements
Another aspect that is equally important when designing message statements relates to how permissive or directive they are. This is similar to using either the present or near future tense but still relatively different.
Other listeners may subconsciously require permission before embracing any messages.
A directive statement will serve to command the subconscious mind to adopt the message statement.
A permissive statement will only suggest that the idea is acceptable and then present it accordingly.
An example of a normal message statement in the present tense is “I am confident”. A directive and more commanding statement would be “I am confident now and always”.
The tense is the same, but the manner in which the statement is phrased is significantly more commanding.
A permissive example of this would be “I allow myself to be confident”. Instead of commanding, the statement merely suggests to the subconscious that it is acceptable to permit oneself to be more confident.
Since it is not possible to probe the subconscious mind of the target listener, the obvious and preferred choice is to use both permissive and directive statement types in the message script.
By doing so, both types are targeted and balancing them correctly will only render the final message script more effective for a greater number of people.
Avoid Using the Future Tense in Message Statements
Using the near future tense with respect to “I am becoming” is acceptable, but including message statements such as “I will become” is not advisable.
The future tense should never be used because it implies that the desired goal will always be out of reach.
But the subconscious mind is much simpler and does not have the ability to understand anything beyond what is occurring in the present moment.
A message statement worded as “I will become more confident” implies that the goal will only be achieved at some point in the future.
For the subconscious mind that future never arrives, and it is thus far better to always avoid using the future tense in any message script statements.
Tenses or Directive or Permissive Statements – Suggestions
Consider one of the original statements presented above, “I am confident” and how adopting the suggested tenses and using directive and permissive statements may result in variations.
With only one message statement as a start, there are six different variations of it that could be used as indicated below.
- Present only: “I am confident”
- Present and directive: “I am confident now and always”
- Present and permissive: “I allow myself to be confident”
- Near future only: “I am becoming more confident”
- Near future and directive: “I am becoming more confident in every way”
- Near future and permissive: “I allow myself to become more confident”
It is important to note that these are variations of just one message script statement, and it is strongly suggested to consider using other statements that target a similar topic using the suggested permutations.
Understanding the importance of different tenses and directive or permissive statements will only help you to design and write more effective message scripts.
Doing so will also ensure that your subliminal, supraliminal or paraliminal recordings are more effective for the target subject, and for a greater variety of listeners, no matter how resistant their subconscious minds may be.
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