For the next few months I am going to share with you a work in progress—the unedited first draft of my new book on Advanced Mind Power, to be released in 2010. The emphasis of this book is the alignment of the conscious mind, the subconscious mind, the body, and the soul. This following is a segment from the chapter entitled “The Subconscious.”
We have been designed with not just one mind but two. One mind, it seems, is not enough for what nature and destiny have in store for us. These two minds have very different functions, but they are designed to complement each other, to work together as a functioning team. This complementary work, however, rarely happens, and this is one of the reasons we have problems in our lives. Without harmony in the inner kingdom, there is bound to be dissent and disharmony in the many different ways that life unfolds.
The problem is with the conscious mind. The conscious mind, unless it has been awakened, remains uninterested in the subconscious. It sees no value in working with it. Even the subconscious’s existence is at best conceptual to the conscious mind; a working functioning relationship has not yet been established between the two minds. But with awakening comes the realization of the possibilities of such a relationship. At this point the conscious mind woos the subconscious. This is why it is so important to educate the conscious mind to its role in the human matrix.
The subconscious mind is very powerful, but quite different from the conscious mind. The conscious mind, as you will remember, seeks out Inventory, knowledge and meaning. The subconscious mind, on the other hand, does not seek out Inventory, but receives its mandate and imprints from its interpretation of the content and focus of the conscious mind. What the conscious mind thinks about and focuses on will be the material that the subconscious works with, and that is why we also call the conscious mind “Guardian to the Gates of the Subconscious.” It is the conscious mind’s function to be discerning about what thoughts it thinks, knowing that whatever its focus and attention is on will eventually enter into the subconscious.
As we awaken, we train the conscious mind to take this “Guardian of the Gates of the Subconscious” seriously, and we train ourselves to think only thoughts and images that we would want the subconscious to pick up. There is a very intimate relationship between these two minds, and as the conscious mind gains respect for this relationship, it will work accordingly.
The subconscious’s mandate and function is simply to resonate according to the energetic images that reside within it. It does not choose which beliefs or images it will hold, nor does it judge or censor what it receives. Like neurons wired together because of constant traffic, the subconscious accepts content delivered to it by repetition and feeling. Repetition and feeling are two of the methods we use to reach the subconscious. Whatever the conscious mind thinks about regularly will be picked up by the subconscious and imprinted within. Repetition and deep feeling are what it is looking for and it will seek these out. If your thoughts are about abundance and success, it will pick these up. It will manifest prosperity just as easily as lack, and health just as easily as sickness. If your thoughts are about scarcity, that is what it will pick up. If they are of fear, it will pick up this too. Whatever blueprint resides within our subconscious as an energy vortex becomes the attracting process by which experiences happen to us in our life. To understand this is to understand something great.
The conscious mind is also the “holder to the will.” This is another interesting difference between the two minds, as the subconscious mind has no will or volition of its own. It is passive in what it receives, and acts upon the Inventory it receives from the conscious mind. In fact, you could say that all of Mind Power is based upon the receptivity of the subconscious to suggestion and instruction.
More to be revealed…