The subconscious mind is a mysterious and powerful aspect of the human psyche.
While the conscious mind is responsible for our rational and logical thought processes, the subconscious mind is responsible for our emotions, habits, and automatic behaviors.
"The function of your subconscious mind is to store and retrieve data. Its job is to ensure that you respond exactly the way you are programmed. Your subconscious mind makes everything you say and do fit a pattern consistent." -Marisa Peer
Operating below the level of conscious awareness it's responsible for many of the automatic processes that keep us functioning on a day-to-day basis.
Some of the key functions of the subconscious mind include:
Regulating automatic behaviors: The subconscious mind is responsible for controlling many of our automatic behaviors, such as breathing, digestion, and even our sleep cycle.
Processing emotions: The subconscious mind plays a key role in how we experience and process emotions. It is thought to be the source of our emotional responses and can influence our conscious thoughts and behaviors.
Storing memories: The subconscious mind is responsible for storing and organizing our memories, both long-term and short-term.
Influencing our beliefs and habits: The subconscious mind is thought to be the source of our beliefs and habits, and it can influence our conscious thoughts and behaviors in powerful ways.
The subconscious mind is also thought to be the source of our creative ideas and inspiration. Have you ever experienced the phenomenon of having a sudden insight or creative idea "pop" into your mind seemingly out of nowhere?
This is thought to be the result of the subconscious mind processing information and making connections that the conscious mind was not aware of.
Or just the ability to tap into the collective consciousness with which we are all connected ;)
It is important to note that the subconscious mind is not always a positive force. Negative thoughts and beliefs can become deeply ingrained in the subconscious, leading to negative behaviors and patterns.
For example, if you have a fear of public speaking, your subconscious mind may automatically trigger feelings of anxiety and nervousness when you are asked to speak in front of a group.
Similarly, if you have a habit of biting your nails, your subconscious mind may automatically trigger the behavior whenever you are feeling stressed or anxious.
This is why it is so important to be mindful of the thoughts and beliefs that we allow into our minds, as they can have a profound impact on our lives. Breaking bad habits takes a great deal of emotional fortitude.
A complete commitment to challenge our own logic.
Easier said than done.
Tapping into the power of the subconscious mind takes consistency. Through brain training techniques, combined with clear action, the mind can shift to work for you...rather than against you.
Repeating positive affirmations to yourself and visualizing yourself achieving your goals, with all associated emotions and five-sense experience, you can train your subconscious mind to laser focus on your goals and influence your behaviors to match.
The more playful, curious and calm you are, the easier it becomes to reprogram the subconscious mind...turning it into a powerful tool for navigating your manifestation abilities.