The Mind – Conscious & Subconscious | Part 2 – The Subconscious Mind
In part 1 of this article series, you learned that the conscious mind is the tool you use to interact with the world. The conscious mind is capable of new thoughts and actions, which you can use to interact with the world. However, for the most part, our lives are governed by subconscious patterns of behavior, emotions and thoughts. In this second part of the series, we’ll shed some light on the subconscious mind and how to re-program it.
What Is The Subconscious Mind?
The subconscious mind, also called the unconscious mind, is the sum total of all mental processes, where no conscious control is present. Now, the thing to know is that most of the things that got into your subconscious mind, found their way through the CONSCIOUS mind. Think of it this way – Conscious thoughts become beliefs and beliefs become habits.
Then, those same habits rule the vast majority of the daily life of every individual. And that is not just eating habits, or going to certain places. It is also your reactions, thoughts and emotional patterns. The subconscious mind is essentially a cassette tape player, while the conscious mind is the tape recorder, which records the tapes and then gives them to the subconscious so that it can play them on repeat.
Without a doubt, there are good cassette tapes (thoughts, reactions, beliefs, emotions), but there are also bad ones, which limit us and may be quite toxic to our existence. This is the point where you have to stand against those limiting subconscious beliefs and patterns and make a change for the better.
When you make the change, you are quite literally rewiring your brain in a way that will favor your overall quality of life, in all aspects. According to one of the leading scientists in the field, Dr. Bruce Lipton, there are 4 ways to rewire your subconscious mind and install new beliefs.
This is one of the easiest ways to induce changes to your subconscious and as a matter of fact, all of us have been rinsed through it. Technically, in the first 7 years of our lives, our minds are in a hypnotic state, during which we’ve established the majority of our main subconscious sequences.
Quite literally, those 7 years of our lives are that important, because the mind is OPEN during that time. All the experiences, impressions and other sensory information are taken in directly and literally, being soaked deep into the subconscious.
This therefore forms the primary beliefs of the person, which are used to make a logical picture of the world. For instance, someone who went through their childhood and was abandoned by one or both parents, may feel like their partner will abandon them at one point or another. On the contrary, if someone grew up with loving parents, they will feel like they are worthy of being loved.
#2 Repetition & events with high impact
After the age of 7, repetition and the creation of habits is the main way we acquire new subconscious programs. One of the other possible things is high impact events – For instance, a person diagnosed with a terminal condition caused by old toxic habits, can INSTANTLY rewrite those programs (habits), after the diagnosis.
The subconscious mind is like a cassette tape player, which repeats the things recorded by the conscious mind. Those can be simple things, such as nutrition & social habits, but can also be more impactful things, such as reactions, emotions, thought patterns and even biological regulation.
For the most part, all of us have subconscious programs that are toxic, which is what we should work on, in the context of creating the best future possible for ourselves. Be aware, take conscious actions and rewire your brain!