Updated: Oct 20, 2019
Are you ready dive deep into your subconscious? Your subconscious mind is an incredibly powerful part of who you are. It is the space of your intuition, deepest desires, fears, and more. Your subconscious has more authority over what happens in your life than you realize. When you are not in control of it. It can influence harmful behavior and hold you back from a more meaningful life-path.
Building a healthy relationship with your subconscious can be the answer to living the life you want to live. In this article, we’ll discuss how to control your subconscious mind in ways that maximize your well-being. If your interested, continue reading.
It’s difficult to precisely define the space of the subconscious. But in general, your conscious mind can be thought of in terms of common brain functions. These functions are responsible for daily choices, actions, and any other thoughts whereby you are actively aware of thinking. Your unconscious mind, on the other hand, is larger and more expansive. This is where all of the thought you’re unaware of, like desires and actions, lay. The subconscious is a space where rational goes out the window. A place of deep intuition, or at the very least a place where the most organic part of “self” resides.
It’s important to deepen your awareness of your subconscious mind in order to access key information about who you are. A heightened awareness of your unconscious can also encourage the development of healthy behaviors and thoughts. This is because once you develop an awareness, which is the first step to controlling the subconscious mind, you’ll notice its negative influences.
The practice of meditation encourages deeper engagement with the subconscious mind. But meditation doesn’t have to be what you think. While classic medication certainly works in this way. It is just as effective to practice active mindfulness throughout the day. Sure, it’s a challenging practice that emphasizes emptying the mind, becoming free of thought and settling deeply into your own self. You can ease into it and develop the mindfulness muscle one common instance at a time. For example: you may start by taking deep breaths when you wait in long lines. While waiting redirect your thoughts back to just “being” and away from concerns about wasted time or incompetent staff. You can also try this in the shower, redirect the mind to just being -let the motion of scrubbing and sensation of the soap hypnotize you into a state of simply being while you redirect thoughts away from all the things you have to do today or anything else for that matter. If you prefer a more organized approach, note that there are many local groups or yoga studios that host community meditations. Eventually, you can also start on your own, if you wish. Additionally, there are several apps and Youtube pages designed to aid in meditation practices.
As your mindfulness muscle strengthens, you’ll be able to slip in and out of a state of being present (meditation) almost at will. At this point you can start beginning sessions with an intention. Set the intention to tap into your subconscious mind and engage with it fully. This engagement can give you valuable information about yourself. It’s likely to open a window into the potentially negative language or influence your subconscious mind has over your consciousness.
Hold on to any images, language, or other insightful information for the next few steps.
Now that you’ve identified a rough idea of how your subconscious may be operating, it’s time to learn how to control your subconscious mind. To re-route any negative thoughts or images, use positive visualization. Visualization is similar to meditation, in that it requires a calm engagement with the unconscious. But it also means rewriting negative images as positive. At the very least, it means envisioning positive outcomes to actions, or positive representations of relevant things. Over time, positive visualization can teach your subconscious mind how you wish to view yourself and the world around you.
Change Your Self-Language
Our subconscious mind has a voice. Many times, it is responsible for self-talk. By recognizing that voice you can begin to slowly change your self-language into something you approve of. You may notice, for example, thoughts surfacing at work when the boss reviews your work performance.
After acknowledging the presence of these thoughts. Don’t