The subconscious mind is a storage space with unlimited capacity; all your memories, past experiences, deepest beliefs, everything you have experienced is stored permanently.
The subconscious is a part of you that is outside of your consciousness, which creates automatic programs to simplify the workings in life, without having to pay attention to everything you do.
The visible part of the iceberg represents the conscious mind and the underwater part represents our unconscious.
It’s like driving a car, a young driver who is still learning to drive will be totally focused on driving without engaging in a conversation. But with time and a little practice, this person will become comfortable while driving, as this will become a habit recorded in the subconscious.
The subconscious does not stop being active, all day and all night, whether you do something or not. It also controls all the functions of your body, such as breathing, heart rate, and even the nervous system.
Your subconscious controls your life 95% of the time. On the other hand, during the first six years of your life, your subconscious mind is programmed and it is much more powerful than your conscious mind.
The goal of the subconscious is to ensure that you answer exactly the way you have been programmed. Your subconscious records everything you say and adapts it to a pattern that is consistent with your self-concept, your “main program.” That’s why it’s so important to filter what goes into your subconscious.
But how can you reprogram it to make positive changes in your life? Your thoughts have the power to manifest in reality. The choices belong to you.
1. The power of positive affirmations:
To change your life, you must not just change your mind, you must go further and change your programming.
It takes time to program your subconscious mind with the current “conscious” understanding you have gained because you have to destroy the old neural pathways and develop new connections in your brain.
But what is good is that the subconscious learns through repetition, this is how it has detected negative patterns or bad habits. By affirming your new beliefs/programs or ways of thinking every day, you can really change your life and your reality.
Every day, take the time to sow the seeds of your new programming. The repetition of mantras or positive affirmations has the power to elevate your vibrations and print in your subconscious.
According to Paramahansa Yogananda, “The loud or silent repetition of inspiring words has proved effective in various systems of psychotherapy; the secret lies in the increase of the vibratory rate of the mind.”
Recommended: 11 Powerful Mantras That Can Change Your Life.
Affirmations to take into account:
“I love myself and I respect myself.”
“I am filled with peace, harmony, and joy.”
“I bring good things in my life.”
“My positive thoughts lead to positive things.”
It’s not about simply repeating the same thing over and over, you have to break the barrier that prevents certain thoughts from entering your subconscious. If you continually feed your brain with positive thoughts, they will eventually enter your subconscious.
Give only what you want and not what you do not want. In the process, if you have negative thoughts, sadness, anxiety, frustration, etc., do not try to resist these thoughts, but acknowledge them and accept them in your conscious mind.
The meditation takes you into deeper realms of consciousness, allowing you to access your subconscious mind. In our wakefulness consciousness, our brain functions according to a “beta” model. This state is related to alertness, but also to stress, anger, and anxiety. In meditation, your brain patterns slow down and go first to alpha, then to theta and, in deep meditation, to a triangle.
With regular practice, it will become easier, you will become the observer of your thoughts, instead of being distracted. Let your thoughts circulate and do not react. It is at this moment that you will begin to access your subconscious through meditation.
3. Be creative.
Give free rein to your creativity by expressing yourself in an artistic way, for example with painting, drawing, cooking, decoration, sculpture, pottery, etc. By encouraging your creativity, you can get closer to your subconscious.
4. Follow your intuition.
“Your vision becomes clear when you can look in your heart. He who looks outside of himself is only dreaming; the one who looks inward awakes.”
~ CG Jung.
The intuition is what connects the subconscious and the conscious mind. In practice, your subconscious constantly communicates with the conscious. It is the inner voice, or “intuition,” that you must listen to.
There are other ways to unleash the power of your subconscious mind, such as clinical hypnotherapy, energy psychology, and even brain wave entertainment. When you begin to live harmoniously with your inner self and your subconscious state, you will transform your life.