Updated: May 2
In the recent times, the MIND'S POWER is the most widely speculated & discussed amongst people who want to improve their life. Especially, after the release of series of books like The Secret, As a Man Thinketh, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind so on.
Before we move on, let's understand some basic important concepts -
There's difference between MIND & BRAIN. MIND is separate but inseparable element of BRAIN. MIND is in the form of ENERGY; BRAIN is a physical manifestation of MIND. MIND uses the BRAIN, BRAIN acts as per the instructions of MIND. Changing MIND also changes the BRAIN. BRAIN is located in the skull portion of the body; MIND is present in each cell of the body. MIND can be classified into CONSCIOUS, UNCONSCIOUS, SUBCONSCIOUS & SUPER-CONSCIOUS. BRAIN can be segmented into the Cerebrum, Cerebellum and Brainstem.
As per the research, changing the MIND or by changing thoughts, intentions, beliefs, or perception (which is collectively addressed as ATTITUDE.) for continual periods can bring in physiological changes in brain or in any part of the body. Making changes to your attitude, once deeply absorbed into the personality can change your DNA. This can be passed on to the future generations, so that your kids or grandchildren can get benefitted from your positive traits or characteristics. This is the POWER OF ATTITUDE & SUBCONSCIOUS MIND.
“All thoughts which, have been emotionalized (giving feeling), begin immediately to transmute themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart.” - Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich.
Conscious Mind- This is concerned about cognitive consciousness. This mind that enables you to focus, carry out intellectual activities or keeps aware of the happenings is called Conscious mind. This can be associated with working memory, Short-term memory or RAM of Human Brain. Please refer to the post on the improvement of Memory & Concentration in the related posts, given below.
Unconscious Mind- This has the records of all your past life, memories, deeds (Karmas) and Karmic Debts (Runas). In unconscious state, you are completely deprived of cognitive consciousness. This state is the state of deep sleep. This is the state of complete relaxation, with no thoughts or any emotions. This mind can be referred to as the ROM (read only memory) or the long-term memory. Subconscious mind is the hallway to access this mind.
Subconscious Mind - This is used as an analogue to Unconscious Mind. Some authors like Joseph Murphy in his book - The Power of Unconscious Mind, has considered Unconscious Mind as the Subconscious Mind.
Technically speaking, Subconscious is a transitory state that can access the Unconscious & Super-Conscious Mind.
Subconscious is the state of half awake & half consciousness. This is the dream state or commonly referred to as TRANCE by hypnotherapists.
Super-Conscious Mind - This the mind that's common or accessible to all or the common mind. It's used analogous to infinite intelligence or infinite consciousness. This mind is the database of everything and everyone. This is referred to as Aakashic Database or record. It's said that all the above minds are a manifestation of the Super-Conscious.
If you are capable of entering 'trance' a hypnotherapist can assist you to access the Aakashic Database.
All of your long memory resides in Unconscious mind. Unconscious is the powerhouse of data. It has the record of all the events of our life as well as of our past lives. Spiritually speaking, Unconscious is an energy layer in our soul. It has all of our karmic records. That's why when a person is hypnotized, he can enter his past lives and recall some of the events.
95% of time in a day is spent in the state of subconscious. Only 5% of time, you stay in the cognitively conscious state.
Coming to the dreams, dreams indicate a specific emotional event or anything. In a way, it's our unconscious mind talking to us through the hallway of subconscious. For individual with psychic abilities, dreams may indicate something that's of utmost importance. For ex. Edgar Kaycee, known as sleeping prophet. He used to tell all of the prophecies while he enters into a deep trance. Dream is a general manifestation of the facts, events, thoughts, persons, that you've encountered during consciousness. So, we cannot think while dreaming.
Unconscious is the storehouse of intelligence while super conscious is the source of infinite intelligence.
Whatever we've thought during our consciousness(awareness), it'll be entering our unconscious mind through subconscious mind. Conscious mind is a rational mind through which we think in a rational manner. Superconscious mind is a mind, that's common to all. It knows everything and everyone. It's state of ultimate consciousness where, divine experiences happen. There's a link between Unconscious mind and super conscious mind, the link is subconscious mind.
FAITH is the head chemist of the mind. When FAITH is blended with the
vibration of thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence, as in the case of prayer.
- Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
Techniques to train your subconscious mind or manipulate the subjective reality-
1. Visualization technique - As the very name suggests that it's about visualization. Visualize what you want, imagine how you will feel when you achieve what you want, think about it and behave.
"Imagine yourself driving that $300 K sports car, living in mansions or attending the office as the CEO or Director."
2. 'Thank you' technique - This technique as it states it's about being grateful for all the blessings & saying 'Thank You' for incoming blessings.
"The person who's grateful to each & everything he's blessed with, can never be unhappy!"
You need to ask, assume and believe that it's already blessed to you & say 'Thank You.'
3. Verbal technique - It's done through repeatedly repeating the affirmations for many times. Initially it has to be done consciously with continual effort, later it enters your subconscious mind, it happens without much effort.
Keep repeating this affirmation for many times -
'I am healthy and happy! ' Before going to sleep and just before waking up in the morning.
4. Gesture technique - This can be done in front of the mirror or anywhere in solitude. It's about imagining that dream life you are living and behaving that way.
Dan Pèna and his wife used to visit Rolls Royce showroom and million-dollar mansions, as buyers, even when they didn't have anything. He tells that exactly one year after many such visits they purchased a Rolls Royce and that dream dollar mansion. His business became so successful and eventually he became a multi-millionaire.
"Practice being wealthy even when you have nothing, soon it gets manifested!"
“If you do not see riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance.” - Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich.
Combination technique- As the very name implies this is a combination of all the above-mentioned techniques. in this, we use affirmations, combined with visualizations and feelings, supported by a strong belief that this works out to me. This is the most effective technique.
If you focus on any thought for 17 seconds, it is most likely gets manifested. You should feel the thought, the subconscious can't make out the difference between the subjective reality (visualization) and the actual reality (objective). This weakness of the subconscious mind can be effectively used to manifest what you want. It doesn't have the reasoning ability like your conscious mind. Also, our objective reality is a reflection of our subjective reality (Subconscious mind). Subconscious is a humble servant but, a terrible master. If you program it for wrong or evil that only gets manifested.
You should also remember; subconscious mind is responsible for carrying out vital functions of our body, like respiration, digestion, and everything.
In order to manifest what you want quickly & exactly; you should be able to enter the deep state of subconscious or trance.
How do you enter deep into the subconscious mind to manifest what do you want?
Our conscious mind is simply a tip of the iceberg, and one has to go deep persistently to unlock the true potential. Few activities that can help to go deep within:
1.Meditation: Practicing meditation can take a person deep into subconscious and can reach a state of dreaming. Scientifically, it's proven now that brain patterns become slower and more stable as the chattering mind becomes near silent.
In meditation, you learn to silence the rational or judgmental thoughts. You learn to isolate yourself from your thoughts and stay in the state of subconscious. This can assist you in training the subconscious mind. It's recommended to train your subconscious after meditation. Your subconscious will be more receptive to the instructions or the affirmations. It's advisable to use the combination technique.
In the deep state of trance or meditation, you will learn to be a witness to everything that's happening inside and outside of you.
Researchers have identified several different types of brain waves and categorized as below:
-Delta waves (below 4 hz) occur during sleep
-Theta waves (4-7 hz) are associated with deep relaxation and visualization. This is the state of trance or deep subconscious state.
-Alpha waves (8-13 hz) occur during calmness
-Beta waves (13-38 hz) occur when we are actively thinking and alert.
It's understood that our brain is normally functioning in the ‘beta’ pattern. During meditation, our brain patterns stabilize and move from beta first to alpha and then to theta. During deep stages of meditation, brain is observed to be projecting delta patterns. This is to understand that over a period of time, one will notice a change in the way one thinks and be able to calm the mind slow enough to tap into the subconscious naturally.
Initial stages of meditation may seem to be painful by having thoughts which are popping out of nowhere. It is important to let them flow and as one continues practice, one will become more skilled in being an ‘observer’ with the conscious mind. This is the point where one can reap the benefits of accessing subconscious mind and one can get great ideas and solutions to their current problems they are facing.
Our subconscious does not use words but uses our creativity to express itself. Be it art, music or simple gardening, it's advised to engage in creative pursuits to know what our subconscious might be telling us.
Generally, the first thing which one hears from within is considered to be our subconscious talking to us, but it's just that we are most of the time in a rush. Next time if we take any decisions, it's good to sit back and listen carefully the voices from within, analyze & interpret it. It will guide and take us where we have to go. You are understanding yourself!! Trust them! It can sometimes be the message from the super-conscious or the infinite intelligence.
Thank you so much!
Hope this inspires you!
On behalf of Get Inspired Spiritually