Your inner wisdom… your intuition… the mind-body interface… your guiding spirit… all these are definitions of the subconscious mind. Your subconscious is the part of your mind responsible for mental operations that seem beyond the purview of normal consciousness,dreams, hunches, intuition, moments of insight, flashes of creativity, precognition,even self-sabotage when we act upon motives of which we are unaware.If you learn to trust, understand, and communicate with your subconscious you can tap into dimensions of thought that may be new to you. Your subconscious mind can serve as a source of inner guidance, self-knowledge, creativity, better health, and the motivation to accomplish goals.
Up till the age of 6, the conscious part of your brain is non-existent. In a practical sense; everything you are being told becomes a truth to you. This is why babies born into Christian families often become Christians; babies born into Muslim families often become Muslims and so on. It also explains why I had the belief that my mothers face would be skewed if I didnt hug her on both cheeks. A pretty ridiculous belief, dont you think? Working as a sales coach, I have come to the conclusion that most people base their beliefs on their results. Today, I asked one of my employees what she thought was her average number of orders per hour. Her more or less instant reply was 13. She had been working on my team for about a week, so it was easy to do the math:
The concept of the subconscious was developed by psychologists early in the 20th century. The subconscious, sometimes called the “unconscious” mind, is a catch-all construct describing mental workings that don’t seem to be under conscious control. Freud theorized the subconscious to be a dark place of inner drives and demons, a repository of childhood fears and frustrations, and the storehouse of repressed memories that spawn seemingly inexplicable fears, obsessions, compulsions, and psychosomatic illnesses.Freud’s colleague, Jung, theorized that the subconscious mind is every individual’s link to the cosmic consciousness,the universal intelligence, the shared mind of the human race. His theory explains how disparate cultures develop similar symbols, beliefs, and rituals, and why similar inventions and innovations appear in various locations across the globe, yet all at the same time.
If we were to look at the cause and effect behind this, lets explore day 4 and day 5 a little deeper. On the fourth day, she ended up with a little more than one order per hour (7), but the next day she ended up with a little less than one order per hour (5). This is what I call the autopilot effect. As I said, the subconscious mind is likened to a tape recorder, playing the tapes recorded into it. Still using sales as an example, her 7 orders on day 4 differs from her belief of an average of 1 order per hour. The next day, her subconscious mind will automatically correct this, so that her average order per hour becomes relative to her belief. And believe me when I say Ive seen dozens of examples of this. To make this more clear: The autopilot effect is why lotto millionaires often lose or spend their money within 2-3 years after winning the lottery. Theyre simply not used to having this kind of money, and they lose it because their subconscious mind indirectly tells them something like this: Why do you have so much money? You never have this kind of money! You should get rid of it as soon as possible so your belief of having no money left at the end of the month becomes true again!
The question remains; how do we steer this autopilot to different results? Lets take money as an example here and lets say we never have any money left at the end of the month, which was my problem for years. Linking cause and effect, that comes from the belief that I never have any money left at the end of the month, which is a belief based on results. Just like my employee believes she delivers an average of 1 order per hour. We change this belief through repetition, mixed with faith. What we want to do is replace the old belief with a new belief that says; I always have money left at the end of the month. As stated in a previous section of this article, the subconscious mind cannot distinguish the difference between reality and imagination. So if we start telling ourselves that I always have money left at the end of the month and starts to believe that its true, it will eventually be considered a truth to our subconscious mind.
The Dream Weaver: Hypnotherapists believe that the subconscious remains active during sleep, processing the events and emotions of the day via dreams, while the conscious mind rests.The Connection to Cosmic Consciousness: In sleep, meditation, quiet contemplation, or prayer, and sometimes in what some have described as a blinding flash of enlightenment and insight, the subconscious opens up a link, an interface, to universal knowledge and understanding. The result might be a religious conversion, an epiphany, innovation and invention, a solution to a previously unsolvable problem, or a miraculous and spontaneous healing.The Inner Spirit and Higher Wisdom: There are those who say that the subconscious is very much a part of our spiritual nature,the essence of God, the kingdom of heaven, within ourselves.Accessing the Subconscious.By accessing your subconscious, you might become more creative, intuitive, healthier, and insightful, with more control over thoughts, emotions, habits, and motivation. It doesn’t happen overnight. This level of self-understanding, mental discipline and personal empowerment can take years to develop. Yet, there are ways to facilitate the process. Begin with the intention to increase your awareness of your subconscious and establish a communication with it, and cultivate a desire to learn what it can teach you.
I dare to claim that if you do this exercise each day for 30 days, you WILL have money left in your account at the end of the month.You can make this even more powerful by doing some exercises around the power of gratitude. You would also want to remove any limiting beliefs about money in order to tap into the full power of the subconscious mind.The subconscious mind is the part of us that operates below our conscious awareness. So, when our conscious minds are preoccupied with our daily tasks, we are operating on our subconscious programmes. For this reason, behaviour tends to be at an unconscious level.
For example, when you first learn to drive a car, you are consciously aware of everything you are doing. But when you have trained your subconscious mind to drive, you will drive a car automatically – you may not even be aware that you look in your mirror before changing lanes, or that you put your indicator on when turning, or that you change gears, or that you put the clutch down when you change the gears.
It could even become a life changing moment when you connect yourself with higher consciousness. She may gift you with the plans and steps on how you can achieve your higher purpose in life. This is not a joke. Just like in the movie “The Matrix”, we may be too choked up with the “realities” in our lives that make us stressful, fearful, anxious or frustrated. This resulted in us feeling trapped and afraid to pursue our true passion in life – a purpose that we know deep in our heart is best for us.
Our habitual thoughts determine what we are focused upon, and our focus points determine our emotional state. When we focus on something that we want or like, then we feel good. Whereas, when we focus on something that we do not want or like, then we feel bad – it is as simple as that. Essentially, our habitual thoughts determine our vibrational frequency.Like ripples in a pond when a stone is dropped in it, our thoughts are ripples in our lives. The thoughts that we think now determine our future thoughts – a thought will lead to more thoughts of a similar nature. Since our thought process determines our emotional aura, our vibration, our habitual thoughts are shaping our future. In other words, that which we focus on ultimately becomes our reality. The key to happiness and fulfilment is to become aware of our habitual thoughts, which we, as a species, are gradually learning to do.