The power of your subconscious mind and techniques to harness that power.
Your subconscious mind is immensely powerful! In this post I will discuss the differences between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind as well as the techniques to imprint upon your subconscious mind the images and beliefs you want to see reflected in the outer world.
In this post I discussed the two worlds we live in, the inner world and the outer world.
Your mind is composed of 2 different minds. Both of them are tools you use to navigate through the world. The first part we are going to discuss is your conscious mind, followed by your subconscious mind.
What is the conscious mind?
Your conscious mind is your logical, reasoning mind which we use most of the time. It is responsible for the decisions we make. It also acts as the judge in our life, being critical of yourself or others. It is limited in its power, especially compared to the subconscious.
John Kehoe calls the conscious mind “the great trickster”. It will trick you by feeding you thoughts that will stop you in your tracks. It knows your insecurities and will use that against you. Why does it do this? I believe it is to keep you in your current paradigm.
What is a paradigm? It is a multitude of beliefs and habits that basically creates your life – your subconscious beliefs create your reality. Doing something outside of your paradigm will result in the paradigm kicking back as our subconscious mind does not like change.
When you come into contact with this type of information and act upon it you are changing your paradigm. So, avoid being influenced by negative self-talk.
You must view your thoughts as seeds. You plant the seeds in your conscious mind and it seeps through to your subconscious mind. This needs to be done daily.
In the near future I will write about thoughts and how important they are.
So, you are writing with your conscious pen in your subconscious mind, because you choose your thoughts or rather consciously allow them to remain there.
What do you write in your subconscious mind? Exactly what you want to see in your outer world. These thoughts can be in the word form or image form of thought.
There are techniques you use to imprint upon the subconscious mind what you want to have happen in your life.
Before we can get into the techniques we are going to discuss the subconscious mind.
What is the subconscious mind?
Your subconscious is unlimited in its power. It is your partner in success in any area in your life. 90% of your life is run by your subconscious mind through subconscious programming that happened in the past.
Your subconscious mind records and imitates what is seer around it from the ages 0 – 7 years old. Around this time you learn to fit into your community and within society. After year 7 you will use your conscious mind to traverse the world.
Here is where the real power lies. Your subconscious mind is holographic. What is meant by holographic? It means that the whole is contained in every tiny part that makes up the whole.
So your subconscious mind is a tiny part of what? The universe. It is essentially one with the universe. So whatever your subconscious mind believes to be true, the universe must also believe to be true and manifest into the outer reality.
Where is the power in knowing this? Whatever you believe on a subconscious level will cause a vibration and the universe responds with a situation/event that is on the same level of vibration. So whatever you program into your subconscious mind will be brought into your outer reality.
The subconscious mind is therefore infinitely more powerful than the conscious mind.
Your subconscious mind can only accept what is being programmed into it. It has no say, it is up to you how you will program your subconscious mind. You program it through the techniques that are described below.
Another important function of your subconscious mind is maintaining your physical body. Think about this. You do not consciously focus on breathing every other second or pumping the blood through your body or any other bodily function.
Your subconscious mind is in charge of all of the maintenance work of your body.
So we know that the subconscious mind manifests outer reality, because of its holographic nature, but another important feature of the subconscious mind is that it has infinite intelligence.
You can ask your subconscious mind any question and it will give you an answer. Not immediately, but is you persist in asking your question daily, especially before you go to sleep you should expect an answer soon.
While waiting for the answer maintain a state of faith and confidence that you have the answer in your subconscious mind.
Techniques to imprint an image upon your subconscious mind:
Before I get into any of these techniques what you should understand is that the subconscious mind is programmed through repetition. So you will have to discipline yourself in staying on track daily. Making sure that you do your techniques daily.
Also, note that it takes about 60-90 days of consistently doing the techniques for it to be able to imprint upon your subconscious.
Controlling your mind as a tool. Just by making sure that you are sticking to these techniques daily you are disciplining the mind. Up until this point we pretty much let the mind do what it wants, when it wants.
It fantasizes about what it wants. It thinks what it wants, etc. But by doing these techniques you will take control and force your mind to think and imagine what you want to have happen to you.
*Decision. Action. Persistence.
Decision: Become very clear about what you want to have happen. You need to know exactly what you want before you can have it.
Action: This is doing the techniques.
Persistence: Persistence is another word for faith. You would not persist in something if you did not have faith in it. So by showing persistence in doing your techniques you also exhibit faith. Keep on doing these techniques even if it doesn’t look like it is happening.
I learned this from John Kehoe. This is all you need. You need your vision, what it is that you want to have happen to you. Then you do your techniques on a daily and consistent basis.
1. Start your day with gratitude:
Look at your past accomplishments. Feel good now. We only ever live in the now (this now-moment that we are forever experiencing). What we feel comes back to us. So feel successful now, with anything that makes you feel good about yourself.
Affirmations are little statements that you make up of what you want to have happen to you. It works best if it is short and simple, e.g. If you want to feel more confident, then you will affirm ‘I feel confident’.
It must be stated in a positive way. If you want to be out of debt, you won’t phrase it “I don’t want any more debt”. Rather you will say “I’m financially free”. You must repeat the affirmation for a certain amount of time, 5 min every day would work.
The message you are affirming will imprint itself on your subconscious and you will start experiencing it in your outer reality.
This technique requires you to use your imagination. You must play out a certain theme in your mind of what you want to see happen in your outer reality. The subconscious mind cannot see the difference between what is seen in the outer world and what is imagined.
So you use all of your senses in your imagination and get lost in the experience as if it is happening right now. So for example, if you want to have a better physique then you would imagine how your physique should look. See your face on the physique of your choice and get lost in that image as if it is happening right now.
This must be done regularly, so daily. 5 min – 10 min visualising per day.
4. Feeling your desired feeling:
This goes hand in hand with visualization. But here you focus on the feeling of that experience/thing that you want to have happen. Focus on feeling exactly how you would feel if that was your reality right now, in this present moment.
You do this technique while doing the visualization technique.
So as you are doing your visualizations, ask yourself in the scenarios “how do I feel?” And focus on feeling that feeling.
Feeling is a vibration. The universe responds to your vibration. So if you are sending out a certain level of vibration you will receive that same level of vibration through the circumstances and situations you attract.
There are many different forms of meditation. You can do your own research as to what form of meditation you would like to use. But the aspect of meditation I want to focus on is that you are disciplining your mind.
You are present and won’t allow your mind to drift off to irrelevant thought material.
This will also help you to identify negative thoughts throughout the day which you would aim to eliminate.
The honest guys make some awesome guided meditations if you would like to try it here.
Buried in your subconscious is the self-image/identity. It is the image you hold of yourself. It is made up of all your perceptions of the past and your interpretations of it. You built it. You can change it.
If you failed at something in the past and you convinced yourself that you will always fail at new things you take on, then that is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Your subconscious mind will attract the people, the circumstances, and situations for that belief to play out.
Somebody else could have failed at the same thing in the past but their interpretation of that experience could have been positive. Maybe they took away that they need to concentrate more and dedicate a daily time to finally succeed at that something.
Change your self-image by using affirmations or visualizations with the feeling to imagine the image you want to see yourself as.
Whatever personality trait you want to have, first see it as part of your self-image. Do this daily. Whatever thing you want to experience see yourself as a person worthy of experiencing that.
I hope you enjoyed this post about the conscious and subconscious minds as well as the techniques on imprinting new beliefs into your subconscious mind. Your subconscious beliefs create your reality and you create your beliefs using the techniques.