The Power of the Subconscious and Superconscious Mind
You may not even know about the subconscious and super-conscious mind or even believe they exist. No matter what your understanding or belief structures are, these deeper aspects of your mind have great influence on you.
The Subconscious Mind
In many ways the subconscious mind is much like the disk storage on a computer. It is used to store the programs and data that the computer needs to operate with. Your conscious mind is like the processor on the computer which retrieves the programs and data and processes them to operate your body.
An example of how the subconscious mind works is when we are driving a car long distance and became ‘lost in our thoughts’ only to find we are miles down the road without any conscious recall of the intervening countryside we have travelled through. Our subconscious mind carried on driving the car quite successfully during this period. Another time might be when we ‘unconsciously’ turn in the direction towards our workplace on our day off, when we ‘consciously’ wanted to go somewhere else. All these ‘unconscious’ programs are of great benefit most of the time as they automatically help us to conduct our lives, leaving our conscious mind free to explore new thoughts. Unfortunately there are some ‘unconscious’ or ‘subconscious’ programs that are not beneficial to us and they can strongly work against us.
The Superconscious Mind
While the conscious and subconscious aspects of our mind are closely aligned with our physical shell or body, the superconscious mind is super physical. In other words it exists at a level extending beyond our space time continuum.
If we looked at our example of a computer – it can be likened to the internet, which enables us to connect to every other computer in the world and the people using those computers. However with the superconscious connection we do not need any other technology than what we are born with. Through the superconscious it is possible for us to connect to every other mind on the planet.
However connecting to our superconscious opens up much wider doorways than just linking to other minds. It is also that aspect of our being that exists before we were born and survives our death - some also call this aspect the higher self.
Now you might consciously believe you are an atheist or agnostic and are certain there is no aspect of your ‘being’ that extends beyond your birth and death. Fortunately for you - your subconscious and superconscious care little what your conscious mind believes – they continue on influencing your life as best they can. While you can go on ignoring that ‘small voice within’ on many an occasion – you almost always find that it is to your detriment.
Roles the Superconscious Performs
Our Life Plan
It is our superconscious mind that holds the blueprint or script for all that we have set out to achieve in our current lifetime. Imagine if we could tap into this plan and discover why we have chosen to experience all the pain and joys of our life experience? How much more effective could we be if we really understood what our real life plan is?
Now you may consciously believe that you have no underlying plan in your life. However if you reviewed your life closely you will find in your life certain ‘things happened’ (you may call them chance or coincidence) which helped or forced you to change directions in ways that were ultimately beneficial to you. Wouldn’t it be great to become more aware of the signals that we are getting from our superconscious. This could help us to smooth the transitions brought on by those ‘life corrections’ we all seem face at certain times of our lives.
Past and Future Lives
The superconscious is also our pathway to knowledge about all our past incarnations, as well as probable future incarnations. Often people who have no belief structure that supports the concept of reincarnation will be amazed that, when asked to go back to the source of their problems in a hypnotic state, they will find themselves reviewing a previous life scenario. Invariably this brings fresh insight into why they feel and behave the way they do – especially when there is no logical cause in their current life for their behavioural pattern. Often just reviewing the causative events will lead to release of unwanted emotional patterns. At other times there are previously developed talents or strengths that we need to become conscious of and bring into our current lives.
By progressing into the future we can gain insight into aspects of ourselves that we need to develop to become more balanced and effective in our lives. By making adjustments in the ways we think, feel and behave we can create a much more positive future for ourselves and others.
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