The fascinating subconscious mind

by on July 12, 2013

Our minds are truly complex, and the subconscious power of our mind is fascinating in its infinite abilities. We have two different layers of consciousness – our subconscious mind and our conscious mind. Our conscious mind makes deliberate decisions and is the awareness of our thinking, feeling, and actions.

The other layer is our subconscious mind. This layer makes decisions and triggers reactions from below our conscious level. The subconscious power of the mind is incredible. Our subconscious mind is built based upon all of our past experiences. What we feel, think, see, hear, or do shapes the basis of our experiences. These experiences are stored like subtle impressions in this part of mind.

The subconscious mind is always listening and ready to be programmed, for good or for bad. It takes everything as truth, and does not distinguish between what is real and what we experience only in our minds.

The subconscious mind concludes that something is real if we have feeling behind it. This is why we may feel scared when watching a horror movie. We consciously know that it is not happening to us and we are not in danger at that time, but to our subconscious mind, it is real. The hair on the back of our neck stands up, and we feel nervous and jumpy, as if it were really happening.

Our subconscious mind is also a key player in our efforts for positive change in our lives, and the subconscious power of our minds is unlimited.

Consciously, we may think we want something – say, to become a high powered attorney, for example. If our subconscious mind has been programmed to believe that we really aren’t smart enough to pass the Bar, however, there is very little chance we will accomplish this.

Often called self-sabotage, this process occurs when our subconscious mind has accepted a powerful negative belief which creates a mental program for our conscious mind to follow. The power of the subconscious mind is always at work.

For real change, it is important to first change our subconscious beliefs. We can re-train this layer of our mind to change any negative beliefs we have about ourselves which could limit us. We can also program our mind to focus on the positive, which can significantly improve our life in tremendous ways.  We can do this in a variety of ways including subliminal tapes, nlp or hypnosis sessions, or practicing the Law of Attraction.

 

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