In our work I refer to the subconscious as being the same thing as the unconscious or superconscious which are popular terms in modern psychology. For our purposes we simply need to understand two very simple distinctions. We have a conscious awareness of what is occurring on a moment to moment basis, that is to say, we remember our conscious experience, and we have a subconscious awareness of what is occurring simultaneously; the subconscious is recording every moment, we just don’t easily remember it.
The image below gives us a basic idea of how to distinguish these two aspect of our minds and what is generally “recorded” in each aspect.
Much has been written about how the conscious mind is only responsible for 5-10% of our creative process and the subconscious is responsible for 90-95% of our creative process. Our work here is not to prove these theories but simply to accept this general distinction and brief explanation of how these aspects operate within us and use this model as a guide to understanding why some of our experiences, beliefs and patterns seem hidden from our view. Our ultimate goal here is to achieve a viable pathway, revealing what our personal subconscious mind has been programmed with and take steps to “rewire” it. Over the years of facilitating personal growth, I have seen clearly that when an individual has a conscious desire to achieve something and concurrently has a subconscious belief that the possibility of that achievement does not exist for him/her; the individual then suﬀers from a state of inner conﬂict. For example, If a person has a strong desire to be in loving partnership with another, but a subconscious belief (as a result of early childhood programming) that its is “not safe to love” any attempt at creating a successful and sustainable loving partnership will suﬀer greatly under the power of the subconscious and all it’s manifestations. The conscious mind and its inﬂuence over a mere 10% of our ability to manifest our desires is no match for the subconscious which is quite literally always at work creating, and attracting situations and experiences that are a reﬂection of what the subconscious understands as “normal”. Its really important to understand that the subconscious is always operating in the background, it never sleeps (hence the dreams we sometimes remember) and drives our thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a way that when closely observed, can seem in direct opposition to what our conscious desires would dictate. This is where the inner conﬂict lives hence the point of helping to bring these two aspects into alignment.
So how does metaphysics ﬁt into all this?…
From a metaphysical point of view our thoughts, feelings and behaviors each have a unique energetic quality and this quality acts like a magnet attracting to itself everything that is like itself. In basic Law of Attraction principles, it is said that what we hold in mind tends to manifest, whether it is positive or negative. This is true on a conscious level, and equally true for whatever we are holding subconsciously . Since we have already established that the subconscious is responsible for 90-95% of our creative process, it seems of paramount importance to understand the subconscious by bringing it into conscious awareness and making deliberate eﬀorts to ensure it is programmed for our success. Whatever success means to you.
We have already discussed that our subconscious mind was programmed during the Theta Wave Brain State of our lives (ages 0-8) and we now understand the signiﬁcance of this programming and the scope of its eﬀects, therefore it would seem obvious that the most logical way to re-program our subconscious is to attempt to re-create Theta Wave Brian state somehow. We must be willing to enter into a state of hypnosis to oﬀer new suggestions and beliefs to this operating system as a means of ensuring that our subconscious mind is working in alignment with our conscious desires. Creating a state of “hypnosis” is actually easier than it sounds. In the words of one of my favorite hypnotherapists, Michael Sealey, “All hypnosis is self-hypnosis”. Hypnosis is not something that is done to you but a state in which we can all willingly enter into simply by allowing ourselves to relax, breathe and be open to suggestions.
As we have seen in our previous exercise, some of the statements that we’re created were perhaps previously hidden from our view, and even if they were somewhat obvious to those that have reﬂected on these concepts before, their impact runs deeper than we can consciously conceive. For every belief, there is a congruent emotional current that is generally so suppressed that it sometimes surprises us how emotional we can become once we start to uncover our wounds. This is completely natural. I refer to these charged beliefs as “emotional imprints”. We will see in the next section, that we often have guilt and fear associated with allowing ourselves to feel the full range of our emotions. Some of us, depending on the degree of trauma in early childhood, have developed “dissociative disorders” as a means of coping with something (an event, a phase, a repetitive pattern) a child has both not the skill for, nor the presence of an emotionally mature parent to act as a guide. In the following pages you will learn how to ﬁnally become that emotionally mature parent for the part of you that is still wounded.