When we refer to our conscious and subconscious minds, do we understand the relationship between the two and why it’s so important?
Our subconscious holds 95%-97% of our minds processing power, so where does that leave our conscious? in the remaining 3%-5%. Our conscious mind begins developing at the age of 3 and isn’t fully developed until 25 – 30. So what is formed in our subconscious is responsible for 95%-97% of our response to things, or how we perceive them to be, our sixth sense if you will which are our emotions. Our emotions are our feelings, how we see things, and how we hear things, what we let in, our belief systems. Our conscious mind, remember the only 3-5%, that’s the part that is present and knows what it wants in that moment, knows how it wants to feel, knows what it would like to hear, again remember, its taken 25-30 years to form, so our belief systems are formed after critical events in your life.
Here are two examples of the relationship between our conscious and subconscious mind.
Imagine if you will, that our life is like a garden and all the things in our conscious mind are the seeds of all the different types of plants or flowers we would like to plant in our garden.
Everything in our subconscious mind is all the years of rain, wind, sun, and drought, even the animals that grazed there, that went into the soil or ground in which we plant those seeds. Whether it was a fertile environment or a hostile one determines how those seeds thrive or if they reach their full potential of maybe a healthy tall tree, or a fully bloomed rose-bush, or a perfectly ripe avocado, whatever each seed was meant to be. The history or condition of the soil is the determining factor of what seeds will grow there. It’s the most important thing.
Our conscience minds determine what seeds will be planted or say, our goals. How we want to feel, what we see our environment looking like, what we would like to hear. It’s the things we have control of, we get to decide how our garden grows.
Maybe what you want is sunny and hot and you feel comfortable and accepted and you’re surrounded by like-minded people, and you hear laughter and positivity and your relationships and your life are simple and enjoyable and you love who you are, then those are the seeds you should plant but you need the right soil to do it in and you need to know how to cultivate it.
To plant those seeds so they reach their full potential and thrive in their environment, we have to actually re-cultivate the land a bit by unleashing or unlocking those belief systems and fertilizing them. We need to access our subconscious mind and ask it what we want and see if there were any objections, see where it is inconsistent with our conscious mind or how we want to feel, what we want to hear and what we want to see. We should acknowledge them and then be grateful for them, all of them the wind, the rain, the sun and the drought and even the animals that grazed the land, all made it what it is today and it’s here for us to plant some seeds in. Once we’re grateful for it, we can upgrade it, or fertilize the soil so it’s a place where our seeds will grow, or say, our goals are met.
Imagine if you will, that our life is like a Camera and all the things in our conscience mind is the body of the camera. Everything in our subconscious mind is the lens. If our camera is on auto focus we have little control on what the lens focuses on. It goes to the closest thing to it. Our conscious mind is the body, it’s where the shutter is that lets in or out, the right amount of light to form the image we truly want capture.
Our conscious mind determines or decides what it will focus on, how we want to feel, what we see, what we would like to hear.
Maybe you would like to capture the image of a beautiful piece of architecture where you feel successful and financially secure and where you hear a lot of conversations and opinions from a lot of people and feel intrigued, challenged and purposeful.
Our conscious is the camera on manual focus, controlled by the body of the camera, which is controlled by us, where we pick and choose what we will focus on and what we won’t, setting the f-stop and aperture to determine how much the shutter opens and how much light gets in.
So the lens is the most important part of the camera, it needs to focus on our conscious mind and unlock, or unleash the shutter to get the best exposure, the best image.
Not many people know how to take a picture with a camera set to manual. I suggest everyone learn the basic of this, it’s so applicable.
Again when we access our subconscious mind and ask it what we want to see and see if there are any objections , then we will see where it is inconsistent with our conscious mind or how we want to feel, what we want to hear and what we want to see, basically what we want to focus on, or the image we want to capture or the garden we want to grow. When we take the time to set the f-stop and the aperture and the exposure just right for us to get the exact image we would like to capture. When we take the time to give the soil just enough sun and rain and tending to so that our garden can bloom. When we give ourselves the time. When we give ourselves.
We can reach our goals better when we understand the relationship between our conscious and our subconscious mind and how we need the two to be aligned.
Even Freud and Jung agreed on this.