What You Want to Know: The Conscious, Unconscious and Super Conscious Mind

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The Conscious, Unconscious and Super Conscious Mind

This week we explore the subject of consciousness. In order to do this, we have to explore the three faces of consciousness: the conscious mind, the sub-conscious mind, and the super-conscious mind.  Each level of the mind is linked and serves to give you insights into our environment and our selves. We will look at how each of these concepts works together to create our reality and provide us with the knowledge to create a happier, more peaceful and confident self.

The Conscious Mind: Computer-like Function

The conscious mind can be thought of as the computer-like function of the mind. The consciousness mind plays a unique role: it keeps us safe. We explore its boundaries and how it benefits us. We’ll talk about how it works in conjunction with the other two functions of the mind to make us aware of insights and information that come to us in subtle, barely noticeable messages.

When discussing the power of the conscious mind, E. Stanley Jones once said, “The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions.”

To most people, it is our conscious mind that determines who we are. However, in reality, our conscious mind is just a small portion of who we actually are. It is a very small part of how the three functions of our mind enable us to communicate with the universe.

Just because our conscious mind is easily accessible, it is not the instrument that completely determines who we are, what we do, and why we do it. It is merely the vehicle that allows us to easily communicate through speech, pictures, writing, physical actions and a shallow form of thought.

Our conscious mind is our objective mind. It has no memory and it can only hold one thought at a time. It functions to identify incoming information using our senses; sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, and feeling. Our conscious mind is continually observing and categorizing (sometimes correctly and sometimes incorrectly) what is going on around us. It is the part of our mind that can’t be fully trusted. It is continually sorting impressions and consequently deciding which are relevant and which are not. It is often influenced by past actions and previously wrong decisions. It is like a binary computer. It accepts or rejects things in a simple “yes” or “no” manner in order to make a decision. It deals with one thought at a time: positive or negative, yes or no.

The benefit of this kind of thinking is to preserve our lives. It enables us to make a “go, no go” decision quickly. Our subconscious on the other hand is like a huge memory bank. Its capacity is virtually unlimited and permanently stores everything that ever happens to us. We will cover how these two functions of our mind work together next time we meet. For now, just know that we rely on each of our mental mechanisms and that all three must be functioning in order for us to be complete.

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The Subconscious Mind at the Helm

Let’s talk now about the sub-conscious mind, the role it plays in our lives and its connection to intuition.

In exploring the level that exists just below that of our conscious awareness, we come to the subconscious mind. It is the part of our mind that records everything we do—every activity we engage in, every thought we have about those activities, and the likes and dislikes we encounter each day. It is the part of our minds we are familiar with when we sleep, dream, and behave according to beliefs of which we are not aware.

Although nothing is forgotten by the subconscious mind, this part of our consciousness remains hidden from our everyday awareness. However, that does not exclude it from having influence over how we think and act in our conscious state.

In other words, the subconscious influences much of what we do each day, but those influences are from past actions and the habits we have created from them. This means the ideas drawn from the subconscious are not going to be new and creative.

It is our subconscious mind that provides meaning to all our interactions with the world—meaning as it is filtered through your beliefs and habits. It communicates information through our feelings, emotions, imagination, sensations, and dreams. Our current understanding of consciousness is rigid . . . . and fails to give recognition to the conscious experiences outside the definition of normal. Such experiences are considered fake, abnormal, or unnatural. Normal consciousness is earthbound and is only normal in the sense that is it well known; you are aware of something on the outside as well as some specific mental functions happening on the inside.

It is important to know that our subconscious mind can’t move outside its fixed programs – it reacts automatically to situations using previously stored behavior responses. It works without the knowledge or control of the conscious mind. This is why we are often unaware of our behavior.

Studies from as far back as the seventies show that our brains begin to prepare for action just over a third of a second before we consciously decide to act. In other words, even when we ‘think’ we are conscious, it’s our sub-conscious mind that is actually making decisions for us.

The Super-conscious Mind & the Land Beyond, Beyond

Arrives the Super-conscious Mind! This ever-exhilarating but complex super-consciousness is a level all its own. This is third level of the mind also guides us and through which we can control our lives. Let’s tackle this exceptional mind space, aka, the super-conscious mind.

While the conscious and sub-conscious minds are familiar to us, the super-conscious mind remains unknown and mysterious. It is the hidden spiritual system behind intuition, spirituality, and physical and spiritual healing. It is the problem solving part of us and allows us to feel such things as joy, excitement, and empathy. The work of our super-conscious mind is often overlooked when we aspire to live a richer, more meaningful life.

While we are familiar with the fleeting moments of raised consciousness, few know the technique for purposely entering the exalted state of super-consciousness. Super-consciousness is the state reachable only through meditation, chanting, affirmation, and prayers specifically designed to lead us into a state of super-consciousness. It is our super-consciousness that makes possible human achievements of greatness . . . and the elevation of the human spirit.

The idea of a higher consciousness is rooted in the notion of reaching a higher self that transcends reality. It is the essence of human existence that makes us capable of going beyond the confines of the physical world and the trappings of logic.

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#StarTrek Wraps It Up!

We have covered at length now all three states of being. To wrap up with a simple illustration of how important each state of consciousness is, I’d like to refer you to a popular Star Trek: Generations episode, “Loud as a Whisper.”

It is an episode in which a deaf mediator is enlisted to solve a planetary dispute. He cannot speak, but has a chorus of three personalities that exist within him and speak aloud for him. One is logic and judgment, the second, passion and romance, the third—like the super-conscious—is that which binds all three together. It is harmony, wisdom, and balance. While the analogy is not exact, the episode gives us an idea of how our three minds interact—each mind serving a purpose with the super-conscious serving to combine all three to create a higher form of existence.

Want to Learn More? 

The first step to accessing and understanding these higher levels of mind starts with developing your intuition. My book, Take the Leap: What It Really Means to Be Psychic is available now! Check out four courtesy chapters at www.TakeTheLeapBook.com

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Psychic Medium Introduces a Powerful Technique to Open Your Clairvoyance

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About Being Psychic

As a psychic or intuitive, everything begins with feelings and occurrences you know are more than mere coincidence—strange and undeniable knowings you find impossible to ignore. Psychic medium explains that you may have experienced a strong urge to call a relative, only to find out that you were needed at that very moment. Experiences like these happen more often to you than to others. During those times, acting on those feelings or urges—not logic—produces positive results. There may be times you suspect there is something beyond what’s called reality, something residing in the world of the paranormal.

Understanding Psychic Connection

It is said that psychic connections are made when a person picks up information in an uncommon way or from an unusual source. Psychic connections are said to be in play when a person acquires knowledge he or she could not have known—information emanating from a source outside of individual understanding, separate from any previous experiences or prior knowledge. While there is no scientific proof that these occurrences are psychic in nature, science has yet to explain them. Any psychic will attest that the proof is in the pudding. He or she has seen it and knows that such information comes directly from the universal mind, the higher self, and/or vibrations sent by other souls— the universal matrix. Psychics believe paranormal principles are the explanation.

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I’m Psychic. How Do I Tune In and Begin Receiving Messages?

Tuning into higher sources of information begins when individuals aggressively direct their focus on becoming aware of themselves and the world around them. Every day they engage in the paranormal practice of communicating with a higher realm of consciousness, but they are just not aware of doing so. Once you purposely make it a point to become aware, you will begin to find something else is at work. If you take time to analyze events nonchalantly referred to as coincidences, hunches, urges, or that inner voice, you will come to realize there is more to know about reality. It is even possible you may discover or become aware of the psychic strengths you tend to have. Pay attention to all your hunches, urges, and coincidences, and see if there are deeper messages and/or meanings.

Psychic Development Comes in Many Forms: Investigate, Read, Learn and Grow!

Numerous techniques exist by which a person can investigate these mysteries. The investigations center entirely on different psychic practices and specialties psychics pursue. A majority of individuals believe intuition gives us the same information that comes from logical evaluation, personal experience, learned knowledge, and educated conclusions. However, psychics believe that they not only have access to information intuition provides, but that they have the benefit of information that has been passed down from the universe for millennia. They believe information is accessible at the behest of the universal mind and often available through a connection with deceased souls residing in a different reality. Psychics tune into higher sources from outside the human intellect, beyond intuition and learning.

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A Powerful Technique to Access Your Psychic Ability

Upside-Down Drawing to Dispel Mind Chatter

It’s so natural for our left brain to be in charge that we often can’t even stop it. This exercise will give your creative and intuitive right brain a chance to take over for a bit. When you look at a photo right side up, you give it dimension and order. You see the top, bottom, sides, etc. It makes sense to your left brain. But if you look at that same picture upside down, suddenly it’s chaos. Your brain can’t make as clear sense of it. This is even more pronounced when you try to draw it upside down. Herein lies the doorway to opening up your right brain. Follow these few steps and you’ll begin to nourish this remarkable and largely untouched side of who you are. For a more in depth discussion on the intricacies of the right and left brain as it relates to drawing, I highly recommend Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards.

  1. Find a picture of a person you want to draw.
  2. Be in a quite space with 30 minutes of uninterrupted time where you can draw comfortably.
  3. Turn the picture upside down and beginning drawing it on your clean sheet of paper. Start exactly where you feel drawn to. There is no right or wrong place to begin. Don’t try to figure out what you are drawing, just draw what is before you. It’s imperative that you don’t turn the picture right side up—for obvious reasons, you will shift right back to the left brain and waken it.
  4. You might consider, objectifying data, which means to talk out loud as you draw, thereby helping to deepen the connection to your right brain.
  5. You may want to cover what you are drawing with another piece of paper and then gradually reveal more of it as you draw. When I learned this technique I found it to be incredibly helpful. In this way, the picture I was drawing was not so overwhelming; it seemed manageable to draw it piece by piece, slowly making my way down my drawing.

Trying using the image of Abraham Lincoln as your first upside-down drawing exercise!

Once you purposely make it a point to become aware and open to your psychic abilities, you will begin to find something else is at work. If you take time to analyze events nonchalantly referred to as coincidences, hunches, urges, or that inner voice, you will come to realize there is more to know about reality. It is even possible you may discover or become aware of the psychic strengths you tend to have.

Remember, pay attention to all your hunches, urges, and coincidences, and see if there are deeper messages and/or meanings. In order to stretch your mind’s ability to glean more, listen to them.

 

I Want to Develop My Psychic Ability. What’s Next?

To embark on the serious development of personal psychic abilities, you must purposely engage in investigating the powers existing within and around you. A psychic pursuit is never a selfish pursuit. The psychic pathway is gentle, powerful, and always non coercive.

Do you want to learn how to develop your psychic abilities? Begin here, with my award-winning book, Take the Leap: What It Really Means to Be Psychic!

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