So far in the subconscious mind change series we have looked at a number of different issues. Today I want to concentrate on the subconscious mind itself.
Previously, we have looked at how the subconscious mind is at the core of our issues and problems.
I mentioned the concept that the subconscious mind is the tap-root of issues and the ‘command and control’ center.
To use a military metaphor; a key reason why neutralising enemy headquarters and command units is important, is that it severely reduces the ability of the rest of the enemy’s forces to act effectively. I recall my military training and being told that, even on a small unit level, key targets for the enemy/us, and especially snipers, were officers, NCOs, radio operators and machine gunners (the latter can exercise control of a battlefield due to the rate and amount of fire). These people were key command and control elements. Likewise with the mind – doesn’t it make sense to get in deep and affect the command and control points of your problems and issues?
This is where things get extremely exciting! By directing our efforts at the subconscious mind we are ‘digging around’ in the foundations of issues, instead of working ‘top-down’ by trying to think more positively, doing affirmations and so on. These top-down techniques, and others like them, can be helpful in some respects but if you want deeper, more meaningful, more powerful and faster change then attending to subconscious issues is critical.
Leverage and ‘return on investment’ (ROI) are key terms which come to mind when speaking of changing the subconscious. Who wants to suffer longer than needed, to struggle longer than needed; and for a lower quality result too?
You may be wondering how safe these techniques are. I will address this issue in the next post in the series – number 8 – however for now let me assure you that the techniques I teach are very safe. When I explain it in more detail, you will see the logic behind why.
Getting back to the issue of the subconscious mind…
Earlier in this subconscious mind change series I raised the point that the subconscious mind does not know whether something is true or not. I will now prove this to you and in any case it is important that you see and understand some more of the powerful logic behind the methods I help people learn and use. In my earlier material I stressed that my techniques are logical and work with ‘natural laws‘
Think now to what happens after you have been sleeping, yet have had a vivid dream and just awoken. Think of dreams which produced intense feelings on waking – either a huge feeling of relief that the events in the dream were not real, or a strong feeling of disappointment that the dream was not your reality. Perhaps also consider some of the illogical and stupid things that you have seen in dreams, yet which you believed.
Note: I am not discussing lucid dreaming. Please focus on the key issues.
Recall how real the vivid dream felt on awakening – you felt intense fear or strong disappointment.
The dreams had power to affect your feeling, very deeply. Yet they were untrue.
Now ask yourself; were you conscious when dreaming?
Of course not.
I don’t mean to split hairs, however you were in either the subconscious or unconscious state – the exact state or definition does not matter for these purposes. I will use the term subconscious from now on in this article. You definitely were not conscious.
Notice that while in the subconscious state of mind you thought false stuff was real, and vividly so! Even illogically so. (I recall dreaming once about walking upside down on the ceiling – it seemed totally real to me).
So, the truth and facts are that the subconscious mind does not know the difference between truth and falsehood. Yet, so much of our lives are directed by the subconscious (please see earlier posts in this series)!
Knowing this key principle; that the subconscious mind does not know whether something is true or not, is of great help in what we need to do. Being part of the ‘natural law‘ of the psyche, regardless of someone’s religion, or lack of religion, it means that we now know something which can help us immensely.
Wisdom includes finding out what the ‘natural laws’ of the psyche are and acting in accordance with those laws, not against them.
Let’s look at the subconscious mind from different perspectives, now that we know that it has no idea of what is true or false. Not all of these will make total sense to you at this stage.
The subconscious mind:
- Can be programmed – if you know how.
- Can be deprogrammed, again, if you know how.
- Is full of rubbish. Some placed there by your parents, your school, culture, religion, experiences, faulty reasoning (at conscious level), trauma and so on.
- Has to do as it is told, if we act in the way it responds to best.
- Can be controlled in a number of different ways.
- Needs the conscious mind to help it in the right way (more on this in a future post).
- Can be used to access enormous spiritual power (advanced topic and probably not for atheists and agnostics ;-)).
- Is a core gateway to feeling loved.
- Will continue to hinder and mess up your life if you do not take the right action.
To conclude, I can vouch for the metaphor that being the conductor of my own subconscious orchestra rocks! Can you?