How To Create Your Own Subliminal Audio (FOR FREE!)


Train your brain to see the good! Source: Nathan Dumlao, via Unsplash

First things first, what does subliminal mean? The dictionary definition of subliminal is “(of a stimulus or mental process) below the threshold of sensation or consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone’s mind without their being aware of it.”

Many people have heard of the experiment ran by market researcher James Vicary in the 1950’s where he rapidly (too quickly for the conscious mind to be aware of) flashed subliminal messages across the screen during a filming in a movie theater. These messages encouraged the audience to consume Coca-Cola and popcorn, and he reported an increase in sales due to the subliminal effect.

If you’ve never seen the 1988 movie They Live, thennnn this is your sign!

Although Vicary was unable to replicate the results of the study, similar results were found in future studies. The key to the increased likelihood of the subliminally encouraged action was that it was linked to an already existing desire.

The CIA was also invested in the study of subliminal messaging, and reports from the 1950s on the effectivity of subliminal messaging were later released through the Freedom of Information Act.

It’s currently unknown (or if you want to be conspiratorial about it, (or if you want to be super conspiratorial about it) information is actively suppressed about) just how effective subliminal messaging really is outside of a laboratory environment.

However, many people who use subliminal audio intentionally to strengthen the possibility of achieving an existing desire have found them to be a powerful tool, myself included!

“Just because you’re paranoid, don’t mean they’re not after you,” — the late, the great Kurt Cobain. Source: Markus Winkler, via Unsplash

Subliminal messages purport to work by bypassing the conscious mind and going directly to the subconscious mind, which accepts anything you tell it as true and then helps you (via the Reticular Activating System) to seek evidence to prove yourself correct. It is extremely helpful to have the assistance of the subconscious mind in achieving your goals!

Even if you are consciously working to achieve your desires, if you have subconscious limiting beliefs about your worthiness or capability it makes it ten times harder to accomplish your goals.

“Don’t mind me, just connecting with all that is, has been, and ever will be!” Source: Jared Rice, via Unsplash

For an example that many people can resonate with, you might have a conscious goal to lose ten pounds, but if subconsciously you are afraid of getting unwanted attention from the opposite sex, or enjoy comfort food and relaxation more than exercise and vegetables, or simply hate dieting and actually like how you look and feel right now and just think that you should lose ten pounds because that’s what everyone else is always talking about thanks to a corrupt diet industry that wouldn’t exist without making people doubt their own inherent worthiness, then you are probably going to have a helluva time trying to meet that goal.

Source: Nick Fewings, via Unsplash

That’s where subliminal audios come in! You can find reputable sources to create subliminal audios for you (I had a great hypnotherapist who created a brilliant track for me once!), but they should be people you trust. There are, unfortunately, people out there who have created subliminal tracks that actually have hateful or evil messages under the music.

Fortunately, the evidence thus far does show that subliminal messaging isn’t effective unless the person listening has a pre-existing desire to do or achieve what the subliminal is encouraging them to do, but it’s best to steer clear of that kind of negative energy in general.

Luckily it’s pretty simple to make your own subliminal messages that are perfectly catered to your desires, and you don’t have to pay anyone to do it for you!



Write your affirmations! If you’ve never written affirmations before then have no fear, I have a blog post detailing how to write them, or if you want a little bit more information as well as some great examples of some of my favorite affirmations you can check out my e-book Creating Affirmations, on sale for $3.33 on Amazon now!


Record yourself reading your affirmations. I used the Voice Memos app for iOS, but there are lots of other apps out there if you’re not an iPhone user!


Download an MP3 Converter app. I used the MP3 Converter — Audio Extractor app, which gave me a free three-day trial. I only needed to use it once, so I used it and then canceled my subscription the same day.

Go to the affirmations recording in your Voice Memos app and go to Save Files; there should be an option to save the recording to the MP3 Converter on your iPhone.


Open the MP3 Converter app and hit the plus sign, then “iCloud.” Your recording should appear and you can press it to open. Press the recording again when it pops up and then make sure the Output Format is “mp3” and hit “Convert.”


Once the recording has been converted to MP3 format, hit “Export” and email yourself a copy of the MP3 recording of your affirmations, then download the recording to a laptop or desktop computer.


Download Audacity, which is free, open source, cross-platform audio software. I’ve used it for my podcasts as well and it’s great!


Use a royalty-free music website to download a free audio file to record your subliminal track beneath. I used Pixabay, and chose a soundtrack from the Meditation/Spiritual genre.


Import the affirmations MP3 recording into Audacity.


Select the affirmations track in Audacity and adjust it to 44100 Hz.


Import the royalty-free soundtrack into Audacity.


Use the slider to the left of the affirmations track to turn the volume down until you can’t hear the words over the music. You don’t want to mute it, just turn it down as far as you can.


Highlight the affirmations track, then click on “Effect,” then select “Repeat.” Choose the amount of repetitions based on how long your affirmations recording is and how long you want the entire subliminal track to be. Repeat this process with the music track until both tracks are roughly the same length (I chose 30 minutes).


Select all tracks and then click “Export,” then “Export Selected Audio” and save as a music file. Voilá! You’ve created your own subliminal audio track! Listen first thing in the morning and right before bed for best results! *Don’t forget to cancel your subscription to the MP3 Converter if you’re not going to use it again!*

“If we could somehow harness this lightning…channel it into the flux capacitor…it just might work.” — Back to the Future. Source: Unsplash

Was that a lot of hacking or what?! Do you feel like the person in that one movie who has to keep typing the same phrase over and over again at the same speed to keep a bomb from detonating (IF YOU REMEMBER WHAT THIS MOVIE IS CALLED PLEASE LET ME KNOW) after all that tippedy-typing away?!

If that was too much technological fuckery for you I’ve heard good things about the Subliminal: Affirmations app for iOS, although I have yet to try it.

Rest assured that I will try it, and when I do I will update this post with results. In the meantime, let me know if you tried making your own subliminal audio track and how it worked and if you enjoyed the process!

PS: What kind of a writer would I be if I didn’t use this platform to self-promote my newest book? Moonlight is a dystopian teen werewolf romance and you can read the first 5 episodes of my rough draft exclusively on Amazon Kindle Vella. Moonlight is a serialized story and new episodes will be released weekly upon completion! You don’t have to have a Kindle to read it! You can start reading it here.

16-year-old Charlotte has always been a good girl, getting good grades, supporting her city in its war against werewolves, and doing what was expected of her without a second thought, but when a werewolf attacks her school and the hottest guy in school starts pursuing her, she finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew about her school, her city, and herself.

As the war between humans and werewolves escalates, so does the pressure to fit in, and Charlotte will have to choose between the world she knows and the one she belongs to. Her choice will change everything.



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