The subconscious mind is like a supercomputer that controls our breathing, body temperature, tone of voice, organ functionality, body temperature, heartbeat and even our cell’s growth. Learning to harness the power of your subconscious mind to create your ultimate reality is very possible and is a game-changer.
The subconscious mind is always running in our minds, storing everything we think, feel, hear and experience in our lives and is essentially our control system.
Because of this, understanding how to stimulate communication between the conscious and the subconscious can bring more clarity, happiness and more success into your life.
To understand this, let us break down the conscious and unconscious minds.
Conscious Mind: This mind contains all of our thoughts, memories, feelings and wants throughout our lives. It also includes rational thinking and memories which are not always conscious but can be brought back into awareness relatively easily.
Unconscious Mind: This our collection of memories, urges feelings, thoughts and beliefs that are outside of our conscious awareness. This is also where we store our 'unacceptable' feelings such as pain, fear, anxiety and conflict.
Subconscious Mind: Here we store beliefs, emotions, habits, values, protective reactions, long-term memory, imagination and intuition. It is also responsible for managing our automatic actions and reactions throughout our day. Being the control system of the body means that it affects all aspects of our lives.
So how can we harness its power and become allies?
1. Limiting beliefs:
Limiting beliefs are beliefs that have been instilled into us throughout our lives and normally, many of them stem from our formative childhood years.
They could have been programmed from our parents, peers, teachers, the media, and society as a whole. These beliefs have the power to shape our reality.
When we don't believe we are good enough, that no one will love us, that money is hard to come by, then this is projected out into the world and becomes our reality and truth. We will find evidence to 'prove' to ourselves that this is true.
Once we start to observe and notice these limiting beliefs we can start to unravel them, breaking down the belief from the core.
Truth is, no one really 'knows' anything definitively and these are just things we believe to be true.
Start to notice these limiting beliefs coming up and when they do, try to reframe them to something more positive.
An example might be if you were about to give a presentation and thought, "What if I screw this up?" you can shift this to something like, "Maybe this will be easier than I think."
This leads us to the next important step, self-talk.
When somebody says something nasty to us, it can cut like a knife but have you ever really stopped to notice how you speak to yourself?
The words you say to yourself in your mind can be the harshest of all. The things you would not dare say to your friends or family.
Noticing our self-talk and beginning to change this inner monologue is an important step towards self-mastery.
Yes, thoughts may pop into our heads from our subconscious and unconscious minds but we can choose what we do with them.
As the saying goes, "You're Only as Good as the Company You Keep".
The people we choose to spend time with influence our life dramatically and this is because, as mentioned before, our subconscious is always recording, collecting and storing into our unconscious mind.
If you spend your time with negative people, they can drain you, bring you down and create even more limiting beliefs for yourself.
Connect with people who are positive, happy, supportive and accepting of you. You can join like-minded groups, go to events where the types of people you want to attract would hang out and just put yourself out there.
4. Pretend as if it is already here
The subconscious mind is subjective. It does not think or reason; it simply obeys the commands it receives from your conscious mind.
Because of this, it is mouldable, shapeable and suggestible. It goes by feelings and emotions which are essentially forms of energy (e-motion = energy in motion.)
If you want to attract success, you have to feel successful. You have to believe that you are already successful.
Yes, you might want that new promotion but what you have achieved already is something to be proud of and you are already successful in many ways.
Exude the energy and then you will magnetise what you want into your life. This method is called manifestation.
Another way we can suggest to our subconscious that we are the vibration of that which we are wanting to attract is through visualisation.
Visualising yourself living the life you wish to live and feeling the emotions you would feel once you are there.
An example is starting your own business and wanting to attract many clients and abundance in every way. Visualise yourself in your beautiful office, with a booked out calendar full of clients wanting to work with you, paying you large sums of money to provide them with an amazing service.
How would that feel? Really visualise yourself there. Feel it. Beleive it. Magnetise it.
If this does not feel right and you feel restiance, this may be due to limiting beleifs around this situation.
This is where you start to unpack what is holding you back. Why you don't beleive you are worthy of these experiences.
6. Affirmations and positivity
Start to digest positive affirmations when you can. This may be in the form of Youtube videos, books, podcasts and audio recordings.
Our subconsious soaks these affirmations in and can begin changing our lives without us even actively doing anything.
Believe it is possible and magic can happen.
Finally, and most importantly, being thankful for what we already have. This is a key to a happy life. We can be reaching and searching for 'more' and 'better' for the rest of our lives.
Be content with the things you do have in your life makes you appreciate everything so much more. The little things in life.
A great way to begin bringing more gratitude into your life is through a gratitude journal. Write in this journal every day, documenting the things you were grateful from the day.
Even a negative experience is something to be grateful for as it is showing you what is not in alignment with you.