What Is the Subconscious Mind and How Does It Work?

There are two approaches to how to live your life.

You look outside or inside yourself for the cause of what’s happening in your life.

You can read what I wrote about the split between mind-body. Opposite Paradigms: Descartes-dualism vs Einstein E=mc2

In this blog post, you’ll get to work from the inside out, that’s where change and growth happen in harmony.

First,

What Is the Subconscious Mind?

The subconscious mind1 is the operating system where all of the automatic skills, habits, emotional reactions, hardwire behaviors, conditioned responses, associative memories, and routine thoughts and feelings create our attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions. Dr. Joe Dispenza

95% of our mind corresponds to our subconscious mind.

Subconscious Mind Different Names

Authors have given the subconscious mind different names such as the subjective mind2, the sleeping mind, the deep self, the involuntary mind, the female, the unconscious mind3, among other terms.

How Your Subconscious Mind Works

Your subconscious mind is active 24/7. It’s located in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) that’s regulated by the hypothalamus. The ANS has a myriad of functions from keeping your heart beating to repairing damaged cells.

There’s a need to reprogram your subconscious mind when false beliefs create negative patterns in your life.

Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind

To reprogram your subconscious mind you’ll need to pair a clear intention with an elevated emotion. In other words, you have to match a constructive thought of what you want with an emotion such as love or gratitude, for example.

It can be difficult if you pay attention to what’s going on in the world through the news media outlets. However, you have to think greater than the environment you are in. That’s how we improve our lives and influence the world for the better.

A clear intention is nothing without an elevated emotion.

Subconscious Mind and Feelings

The heart and the brain need each other. The brain can survive only minutes after the heart stops.

The brain and the heart communicate through the vagus nerve. Furthermore, there’s a part of the vagus nerve that has innervation in the heart and it’s part of the ANS.

The brain and the heart are part of a unified intelligence. However, there are more neural connections that go from the heart to the brain than the other way around.

Simply put, you can create whatever you want. However, the intelligence of the heart is what can tell you what’s worth creating.

You can read what I wrote about stress hormones here.

How to Identify Subconscious Thoughts

Pain in the body can be an expression of painful phycological situations. For example, repressed anger can show up as pain in the body. Sometimes, the repressed emotions such as anxiety or resentment go back to childhood.

The pain could be to prevent the hidden emotions to become conscious. It distracts people to avoid focusing on the emotional aspect causing the pain. People will focus on the body instead of the mind.

According to Dr. John Sarno, the patient with huge anger as a result of childhood abuses usually has severe pain. However, the pain disappears when the person has the opportunity to express the anger hidden for years in his/her unconscious.

All your disowned, disliked parts operate in your life from behind scenes.

How to Speak to Your Subconscious Mind

Whatever the obstacle between you and what you want is in your subconscious mind.

Usually, to get what you want involves an inner cleaning, some people call it shadow work.

There are different techniques to access the subconscious mind. However, all of them have the same objective that’s to clean the path to what you want in your life. Here are some of them:

Deep soul journaling.
Forgiveness.
Meditation.

You can read how to program your subconscious before you go to sleep here

Subconscious Mind Rules

It has no sense of humor.

It’s listening to you 24/7.

It doesn’t discern between good or bad, true or false. The subconscious mind will manifest your beliefs.

Plenty of what doesn’t work in your life sits in your subconscious mind. It doesn’t necessarily mean what we consider bad. Some people are afraid of success, for example.

At first, cleaning the subconscious mind makes your life a little bit chaotic. Keep working on it, it’s worth the effort.

References

Dispenza, J. (2014). You are the Placebo. Hay House, Inc. ISBN 978-1401944599.1

Murphy, J. (2017). The Power of Your Subconscious Mind. Diamond Pocket Books . ISBN 978- 9352618736.2

Smith, C. (1951). Jung’s Quest for Wholeness. SUNY Press. ISBN 978-1438420417 .3

What Is the Subconscious Mind and How Does It Work
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