The Conscious And Subconscious Mind
Do you know the ‘real’ you inside? Perhaps you’ve felt the duality or times when you feel like there are two of you, inside of you. You might recall feeling like part of you wants to do something that the other part of you won’t do. These qualities are what we call your conscious and subconscious minds.
- Subconscious mind: is responsible for involuntary actions.
- Conscious mind: is responsible for rationalising and logical thinking.
The Subconscious mind is responsible for involuntary actions. The subconscious mind is far more powerful than the conscious mind and can process huge quantities of information that come via your five senses and translate them back to your brain in the blink of an eye. The subconscious mind is like a giant memory bank. All of the memories, emotions and beliefs about everything you’ve ever experienced gets stored in the subconscious, just like a computer software programme. It’s capacity is unlimited and it has a storage that can last a lifetime. Our brains have developed the ability to download a huge amount of information, and this information is stored in the subconscious which influences the conscious. For this reason, if we choose to consume the correct information, we can begin to re-programme the conscious and subconscious mind and let them work in harmonious tandem together.
Are you consuming negative content? Getting involved with gossip? Being influenced by a trend? This is all the mind being fed messages that it takes on as the truth and in result becomes our personality and reality.
If we choose the beneficial choices, that are aligned with our goals and authenticity ,we can actually begin to re-condition and re-wire our minds. To create a mind that is sharp, stands in its convictions and resilient to the noise around it.
How to access your subconscious
There are many methods for unlocking your subconscious mind power. The most popular techniques are meditation, guided visualisation, and hypnosis. Being someone who has experienced all types, I personally recommend to a beginner, being guided through hypnosis. This is because having a qualified expert to guide you through a hypnotic state, in a safe place can be the easiest entry way into experiencing this side of the mind. After you have witnessed yourself being able to tap into the subconscious, then a guided visualisation and meditation practise will come more naturally.
With these techniques, effectiveness in this case depends on the individual’s mental state. For an effective practice, the individual must become so still and timeless in their presence, that the conscious mind has an opportunity to rest and surrender.
Benefits of the harnessing of the subconscious mind
- Enhanced relationships.
- Higher creativity levels.
- More composed and relaxed.
- Improved health and wellbeing.
- The strength to transcend limiting beliefs.
- Greater sense of happiness, control, and empowerment.
- Problem-solving capabilities.
So if your looking for a way to let go of a limiting belief or a detrimental habitual way of thinking, tapping in the subconscious gives us access to a mental upgrade and re programme of the neural pathways that connect our thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Key Mind Matters
- The conscious and subconscious minds are carefully wired together. Old connections are continually breaking and new ones forming. In fact, one of the things that determines how these connections form are your thoughts. You can use your conscious mind to shape your unconscious mind by overriding it.
- Both the conscious and subconscious mind acts like a sponge, waiting to absorb outside information and turn it into our stored data. Because of this, taking a look at your external world can be a key part to reprogramming your internal.
Categorised in: Mindset
This post was written by Amelia Crossley