Oh my goodness…W.O.W. again!! (What an Outstanding Week…again!)
First, just waking up this morning “in my right mind, with a reasonable portion of health and strength” (as the old saints used to say at church) is a tremendous blessing. If you’re reading this blog that is likely something you can be grateful for as well.
Further, this week I had the opportunity to delve into understanding how our most precious gift, our mind, works. Distinguishing the differences between the conscious and subconscious mind, their respective functions and most importantly how to leverage their synergy is truly fascinating and totally empowering. It’s priceless. Check this out…
When we talk about the mind, the average person thinks about the conscious mind — the objective brain functions. That makes sense because it is what is most discussed, tested for, and evident in our day to day living. It is where our perception from the physical senses come from and it controls the movements of our body, etc. Equally important, yet less commonly discussed and underrated is our sub-conscious mind often associated with the solar plexus. It is the intelligence that never sleeps or rests any more than does our heart and blood flow–and supports many other vital functions of our bodies. It is the storehouse of our memory and the creative “building contractor”, if you would, of our lives.
Most fascinating is the idea that though extraordinarily powerful and key contributor to our choice of actions, the subconscious part of our mind cannot argue, it only acts. It is intelligent, creative, and responsive to the will of the conscious mind. It does not analyze ideas, that is the role of the conscious mind. It depends on the conscious mind to determine what it should act on and with consistent and focused directive, it goes to work to carry out the plans and ideas as may be suggested to it by the conscious mind. Think about that…really think about that. If that is true, and it certainly sounds feasible, how can you, I or anyone leverage that understanding for optimal outcomes in our lives?
The first step is being aware of the characteristics of each aspect of our minds. This message begins addressing that.
Second, determine and clarify your desired outcome. Choose to focus on what you want not what you don’t want. The key is being clear! Make that your committed practice.
Third, your subconscious takes the message you send it as truth, scans your memory, your experiences, ideas, etc. to support it. Program it to tap its expansive resources and extraordinary power.
Fourth, be mindful that it is not necessary to outline how you want the subconscious to apply its intelligence on your desired outcome, you simply need to communicate what you desire. Ideas and ways on how is what the subconscious supplies the conscious.
Fifth, follow your mind…your subconscious mind that is. Trust it.
Okay enough for now. There is more and it really is fascinating. Come in a day or so (at the longest a week) for more things that make you go “hmmm!”