Is your subconscious mind working for or against you?
Have you ever been driving home from work and started thinking, then all of a sudden you are almost home. You can’t remember driving the past 10 -20 miles. Somewhere along the way you got lost in your thoughts, but you still managed to get to your destination safely. This is one of the best examples the power of your subconscious mind at work.
The conscious and the subconscious mind are two sides of the same coin. One is not more important than the other, they simply serve two different functions. The subconscious mind is probably the least understood and most underdeveloped of the two, while the conscious mind is considered to be only the tip of the iceberg of the brain’s potential.
The creative subconscious is stifled at a young age.
The creative subconscious mind is usually not given much attention after about the age of five. This is when most people start formal education and are trained to stay inside the box that society has created while your imagination and subconscious creativity is stifled or lost. The muscle of right brain thinking becomes weak before it ever really had a chance to develop to it’s full potential. Everything becomes focused around training the logical left side of the brain.
Your brain operates as a whole which means there is not one section of the brain that “is” the subconscious. However, different areas of the brain serve different functions so the conscious and subconscious actually do work together, but not always effectively. The trick is to figure out how the subconscious mind learns and how to use it to your advantage.
Your subconscious mind at work…
One of the primary jobs of the subconscious is to create survival instincts. This ranges from involuntary bodily functions like breathing, blood circulation, blinking, and swallowing, to more complex survival tactics like fear of public speaking to avoid peer rejection.
Whatever input you expose your conscious mind to will have some effect on your subconscious mind especially if it is repetitive or traumatic. Your behavior, personality, and preferences were all directly influenced by whatever your subconscious mind was exposed to at some point on your life.
Your brain acts like a giant super computer that has all of your past experiences recorded and stored in different files based on relevancy and importance for later use. This is why it is important to stay away from constantly negative people or media because the conscious mind will eventually allow these negative influences to get into the subconscious mind and perceive these negative beliefs as accepted truths that can be harmful.
Think about driving a car again… When you learned how to drive a car, you had to constantly remind yourself to watch traffic, monitor your speed, switch gears, when to use the high beams, etc. Over time, with constant repetition, the conscious mind allows the subconscious to learn how to do these things with out any effort for the conscious mind.
In the same way, your subconscious mind is programmed to believe different limiting beliefs that your parents or teachers told you when you were young. The good news is that just like you were subconsciously programmed in the past, you can reprogram your subconscious now with repetitive reconditioning, If you repeat any action in your daily routine long enough, your subconscious will adapt and accept it as truth.
Gaining access to the subconscious mind
Your conscious mind is like the gate keeper of your subconscious mind; the filter that protects the subconscious from harm. Without that filter, the subconscious mind will take whatever it is given as truth, regardless of intent.
Take stage hypnosis for example… When the subjects on stage are hypnotized and lowered into a alpha or theta brainwave state, they are operating on a more subconscious level where their conscious mind is not acting as a filter. The mind of the hypnotized will take anything the hypnotist says as truth. So when the hypnotist says it is cold, the subjects can not help but shiver. There have even been cases where a hypnotized person suffers burn markings on the skin when exposed to a spoon that they were told was red hot when in actuality it was as cold as the room they were in. The subconscious will believe whatever you tell it!
This is why it is important to have the conscious mind as a gatekeeper. We need the conscious mind to help process information for our subconscious in the waking state for survival purposes if nothing else.
On the other hand, what if you can influence your subconscious with positive intentions?
Ah ha! Well you can… And the awesome part is that it’s actually extremely easy and safe to do with certain technology that we have today. Much like the hypnotist, we can train ourselves to go into these lowered states of consciousness and retrain our subconscious with positive and supportive beliefs.
Alpha brainwave state
Another very effective way to reprogram your subconscious is to listen to a sleep programing mp3 while you fall asleep. Programs like you can find in Hypnosis Bootcamp have special recordings infused with brainwave entrainment technology and affirmations that literally retrain your subconscious mind while you sleep! If are struggling with anything from losing weight, financial problems, direction in your life, need subconscious help finding your ideal job, or you simply want to improve your luck and intuition, Hypnosis bootcamp could change your life by reprogramming your subconscious mind.
While you sleep, the brainwave entrainment helps to open up your subconscious to receive positive affirmations. These affirmations are noting other than simple positive statements that your subconscious will take as truth and work really hard during the day to push your conscious mind to make the decisions that will lead to the results that you desire. When you program your subconscious, the retrained subconscious will send a red flag to your conscious mind to pay attention to the things that will help support you in attaining your goals. At the same time, the subconscious will always try to find the quickest way to achieve the goal with the least amount of effort.