When you think of yourself, you think of the only mind of which you are fully aware, you think of your conscious mind. It is your “me”. It seems to make all your decisions and direct all activity. Although your conscious mind may seem to call the shots, it is ruled by the desires of the subconscious, which is the real you. And until we learn to understand it, we do not know or understand ourselves. 

Although we have freewill to do anything we want, we base our decisions on the strength of our desires.  And subconscious desires always outweigh conscious ones. No amount of willpower exerted by the conscious mind can override the subconscious, and until the subconscious is changed, the habits will continue to dominate. Willpower can only scratch the surface. 

The subconscious accepts only what the conscious mind believes at the time the suggestion is offered. This is why sometimes we need to comeback to our past to move on with our future and achieve health, happiness, and financial success. Since the subconscious believes anything it is told, we can reprogram it if we bypass the conscious mind and substitute new, constructive ideas for existing negative ones. This is why we need help, and this why we use hypnosis.