The Power and Illusions of Mind 02

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On the other hand, when a positive or productive opportunity comes to him, his subconscious mind sends strong signals that this is a perfect opportunity for him and that he must take it. The person simply follows his subconscious mind and takes on the opportunity and the result is success. Once again, the subconscious mind has made the same thing happen in reality which was fed to it. This is how your subconscious mind works: sending strong positive or negative signals to you.

You may have felt a strong sense of intuition or gut feeling, without knowing the logic or reason underlying it. These are the signals that your subconscious mind sends you and since you don’t know the working of your subconscious mind, you interpret them as your gut feeling or intuition whereas it is nothing but your subconscious mind in action. By now, you must be wondering how powerful your subconscious mind is. Much to your surprise, it does not end here and goes even further.

Many of you may have faced situations, met people or seen places that give you a feeling of Déjà vu which in other words means that they look like they have already happened to you, or may seem familiar to you, but you don’t know why. This is, once again, your subconscious mind sending strong signals to you, that this thing, place or person is familiar since the subconscious mind has already dealt with it or something like it in your previous birth. Accordingly, you feel that this situation or person is familiar and since you can’t read the subconscious mind, it feels like Déjà vu to you.

Before moving ahead, we should understand more about the functioning of the conscious and subconscious mind and how they are connected, and also what their respective functions are in our existence. The conscious mind is the part of your mind which interacts with you and your body on various levels. Everything fed to this level of the mind and everything coming out of it can be actively felt and understood by you. For example, when you drink juice, your tongue sends taste signals to your mind and your mind tells you if it tastes good or bad and you know every detail of this act right from the beginning till the end. This is called your conscious mind and almost all functions and activities of the conscious mind are within your knowledge. So this part of your mind is simple to understand and goes easy as its name conscious mind suggests.

Moving on to the subconscious mind, it is more complex, and is probably one of the most complex phenomena anyone can come across. Accordingly its working and understanding of its working is complex. The subconscious mind deals with your present life and with your past life also and in some cases, it deals more with the past life or past lives than it deals with the present life. These are the cases that cause people affected by it to behave in strange ways which may seem odd to an average person, but which in reality, is nothing but just a shade of complex pattern of the subconscious mind.

Let’s now try to understand the true ability, utility and power of the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is that part of your mind which stores knowledge, information, memory and experiences from your present as well as past lives. Right from the first birth of every soul, the subconscious mind starts storing and recording everything and birth after birth, it keeps doing the same. You can imagine that it is multi-terra Byte hard disk which has tons of space and can store vast amounts of data.

As all data from your past lives is recorded on your subconscious mind, and since this data includes good and bad experiences, all success and failures, all wisdoms and follies and things from your past lives, it becomes very powerful. This is because it has already dealt with most situations in one or the other of your past lives and it knows much better what would be the right thing to do in a particular situation, as a situation that you think you are facing for the first time in your life may be nothing new for your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind has all the record and this fact makes it a very powerful entity.

With all the power and experience that the subconscious mind holds, the catch is that no human can reach it, approach it, open it and operate it without the help of some specific techniques of meditation and when it comes to doing so, it is easier said than done as it can take an entire lifetime or longer to achieve this task. Hence true yogis gain much of their knowledge and strength from their subconscious mind as they have gained access to their subconscious minds and with that access, they have gained hundreds of lives of experience and wisdom.

Accordingly, they are more enlightened than an average person, who relies only on the knowledge and experience that he has gained in some 50 to 60 years of his present life, whereas the former has got access to knowledge, experience and wisdom of hundreds of thousands of years, gained through his thousands of lives. Since there is no comparison between 50 years and hundreds of thousands of years, the difference is obvious.

Even though the conscious mind is a platform through which you can actively create images or ideas, both positive and negative, in most cases, the conscious mind is not solely responsible for making them come true and there is always a percentage involvement of the subconscious mind in the equation. As a rule, the bigger idea or thing you are trying to create, whether positive or negative, the more and more you focus on this idea or thought, the more chances there are that the percentage of work done by the subconscious mind will be far more than the percentage of the conscious mind, in making this idea or creation, come true.

The reason for this is not difficult to understand and let’s try to find out this reason. Just going about our simple day to day routine, you will find that many things you wish to do are easy do, and accordingly, your conscious mind does not need help from anywhere else to complete those tasks. For example, if you wish to go to a café and have a cup of coffee, if you wish to take a mile-long walk in the evening, if you wish to post pictures on Facebook or if you wish to cook a meal for your loved ones, none of these things require special effort or much difficulty. Accordingly, your conscious mind is capable of dealing with these issues and the involvement of the subconscious mind is at its least here.

On the other hand, if you wish to achieve certain goals which are far beyond the capability of the present strength of your conscious mind, your conscious mind needs help from some of its allies or friends. The first of these friends is the subconscious mind, which is a very potent and strong friend, but which at the same time, won’t help easily and therefore, repeated requests are required to be made. For example, if you aspire to be a billionaire, but your present status is that you are just earning a few thousands every month; if you wish to be known to a large number of people or in other words, you wish to be a celebrity or do some other job which is very difficult to do, your conscious mind alone is not sufficient and this is where the subconscious mind comes into play.

Though the subconscious mind is a friend of the conscious mind, and the subconscious mind is very powerful, it is not an easy thing for the conscious mind to convince the subconscious mind to help it do such things. Again, as a rule, the tougher the job that you’re trying to do or the goal you’re trying to accomplish, the greater is the amount of work to be done by the subconscious mind and accordingly, more convincing is required by the conscious mind. But when your subconscious mind is completely convinced and ready to do a job, it can do anything without much trouble and even flying you to the Moon without a spacecraft is possible. Such is the power of this subconscious mind that lies within every human.

But as already mentioned, the subconscious is a very tricky friend and it usually does not respond soon to such requests of the conscious mind that require the subconscious mind to make real effort and create something far beyond the scope of the conscious mind. The only way for the conscious mind to convince the subconscious mind is to make those requests again and ask for help again. With repeated efforts, the subconscious finally agrees to help the conscious mind, though this period taken by the subconscious mind to agree to help the conscious mind can be short, long, very long or too long, depending on the task for which the help is being asked and depending on the strength and frequency of conscious mind in asking such help.

As the conscious mind needs to convince the subconscious mind to get its help on some difficult tasks that the conscious mind wants to get done for you whether such tasks may be positive or negative ones, this is where a positive or negative mindset becomes most important. Whatever you are constantly planning or creating or asserting and reasserting with your conscious mind whether negative or positive, is constantly being forwarded and requested to the subconscious mind and the more frequently a specific request is forwarded to the subconscious mind, the more are the chances that it will be accepted sooner now.

You may have read the magic of positive thinking. Now, you know for a fact that positive or negative mindset works for sure, the mechanism behind its working and why should you always have a positive mindset, positive ideas and positive thoughts, because all of them will be forwarded to your subconscious mind through your conscious mind. Such requests then stand in queue, in the court of the super powerful subconscious mind and you must remember all the time that a request, whether positive or negative, can come up from the queue anytime. Accordingly, your wish whether positive or negative, may be granted anytime.

This is why most wise people tell you to have a positive attitude or positive mindset. Though some of them may know how exactly a positive or negative mindset makes positive or negative things happen to you, whereas some others may not know, knowing how it works may not be very important in comparison to knowing that it works. By now, you have become aware of how a positive and a negative mindset has a way of creating good or bad things, and accordingly, you should be choosing wisely between a positive or negative mindset.

Now you know how our conscious mind works and what is the connection between our conscious and subconscious mind, but so far, we have only come to know that the subconscious mind communicates with the conscious mind, accepts positive or negative requests from the conscious mind, and then with its power, the subconscious mind completes those requests at times which it finds relevant, no matter how big those requests may be. So far, we have not discussed how exactly the subconscious mind works and how it makes such wonderful things happen. Without further delay, I am going to explain the working of the subconscious mind, in the next chapter.
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