Your Subconscious Mind or Basic Self.
Your mind has two parts. One is the conscious mind. That's the part you think you think with. It’s role is that of deciding what you want. Almost like a pilot who decides where they are going. And is the subject of a separate article.
The other part of your mind is your subconscious mind. This is the part that you are usually not aware of, yet it determines how you are what you do and how you experience your world.
Subconscious Mind Training
Your subconscious mind works to a different set of rules to your conscious mind. And most of the difficulties you experience are the result of not knowing what the rules are, and what your subconscious mind believes.
She does seam to have her own beliefs and just like in any relationship if you do not know your partners rules problems will arise.
So how does your subconscious (basic self ) operate?
Your subconscious does not know the difference between reality and fantasy.
She can not tell the difference between what is real and what you fantasies or day dream about.
She takes things literally.
She has logic however not as the conscious mind thinks.
She has a different way of experiencing time.
Does all this sound far fetched.OK.
Have you ever been on your own and started to think about someone or something that really annoyed you?
And then discovered that you felt angry or upset by the way you were treated.
Wake up you were alone you did it to yourself using self hypnosis and your subconscious mind.
You created a fantasy a day dream, your subconscious not being able to tell the difference between real and imagined ,believed this was taking place now, so you got the feelings as real as if the event had taken place.
Have you ever gone into the future and brought back memories of an event that has not and may not happen. A total fantasy.
And you felt bad and upset. Some call this worry.
Just take a moment and think about the implications of this knowledge.
As you are able to create and experience feeling on your own.....
YOU COULD DO THE SAME PROCESS TO FEEL GREAT NOW.
Think about it. What could be possible?
Your subconscious also works differently from your conscious mind because one of the really important jobs of you subconscious is to keep subconscious processes unconscious.
All of your physiological processes are unconscious, if you had to decide how often to breath or take control of the pressure in your eyes. You would have no time for anything else.
She takes what you think and say to yourself literally.
So if you say “ I cant do that” “I could never” you are right.
Part of the deal is that your conscious mind is used to program your subconscious. Or should be. So these suggestions become real. It is important for you to understand this.
Your subconscious is also the store house of all your emotions and memories. They come from your subconscious that is why the conscious mind has little control over your emotions unless you desire and train it.
On of the problems hypnotherapists some times face is that when someone has received training in an academic field the conscious mind thinks it is in control. A degree is usually not a good thing. They will think about there problem and still have it. What they really want to change is a feeling. The realization that they have little personal power over there lives comes as quite a shock to them.
Your subconscious is taking everything literally.
Remember times when you needed to be somewhere that you really did not want to be?
And you could not find your car keys.
I remember a personal incident when I was helping my father and did not want to.
I was driving to pick him up and did not want to and was thinking of all the excuses I could make ( this was some years ago, I have learnt to behave differently.)
My passenger shouted “BREAK”
I turned and asked her why? As we hit the car in front.
Now I take great pride in the fact that I am a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists., a ROSPA driver and have done courses on defensive driving and anti-hijacking.
My subconscious mind took the request to find a way not to help dad that day, and found a way to manifest my desire in the world. Totally logic.
One of my clients many years ago was sent by a local hospital as she was not recovering from a stroke as quickly as expected.
Two sessions later she said.
“Now I know why I had a stroke”
“I had been thinking a few days before about mum living with us, and I want to be with my husband. With out her being round. Now mum lives very happily in a home”
Your subconscious will take your instructions good or unhelpful. And create a reality for you based around your fantasies.
You really do create your reality.
Careful What You Think.