How to Control Sub-Conscious Mind
“To shift your life in a desired direction, you must powerfully shift your subconscious.”
― Kevin Michel, Moving Through Parallel Worlds to Achieve Your Dreams
In the theory of psychology, the subconscious is the part of consciousness that is not currently in focal awareness. The word “subconscious” represents an anglicized version of the French ”subconscient” as coined by the psychologist Pierre Janet (1859-1947), who argued that underneath the layers of critical-thought functions of the conscious mind lay a powerful awareness that he called the subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind is said to be par powerful than the conscious mind. The capacity of subconscious mind is virtually and technically said to be unlimited, storing, analyzing and retrieving thoughts a lot in depth than you can imagine. Your subconscious mind has a homeostatic impulse, i.e. it keeps your body temperature to be 98.6F, breathing to be regular and heart beat to be stable. It maintains an efficient balance between hundreds of cells and chemicals moving to and fro your body and maintains harmony. Your habits, thoughts, area and events of comfort zone, ways of thinking and making decisions, perspectives and innermost decisions that even your conscious mind is unaware of etc. are all intact and compiled within your subconscious mind. Studies state that an average man uses only up to 10 percent of their subconscious mind. Many people are unaware of the feats that can be performed by them due to lack of control over the subconscious mind. And so, under hypnosis or the process of controlling the sub-conscious mind, you can attain a large, untapped potential within yourself.
Rahul studied really hard for his Science exam. He was confident and could remember each and every word that he read from his textbook. However, whilst giving the examination, his mind went blank. The harder he tried to recollect the answers, worsen the situation got. But the ironical part was that when the test got over, the answers came flooding back.
The subconscious mind takes messages sent by the conscious mind and creates the resistance you imagine. In other words, the reality is exactly what you think of whilst dreading a situation. The act of consciously sending signals of struggle or nervousness to the subconscious mind tends an individual to control the subconscious mind with force and in sudden.
Ways to Control your Sub-Conscious Mind:
Step 1 – Inhale Positivity, Exhale Negativity
Often, our thoughts and beliefs about a situation are negative. But, in order to gain control over your subconscious mind, it is important that you alter your mindset and shun the negativity. Let positive thoughts arise and be optimistic about the situations you doubt yourself to pass through. The feeling of inability to do something or failure arises only because your subconscious mind reminds you that you are stepping out of your comfort zone and will be prone to uncertainty. You have to remind yourself of how you are capable of doing a lot more things you cannot imagine yourself do. This shift in thoughts and language will take time but help you take the first step into controlling your subconscious mind.
Step 2 – Create a Hack for Bad Situations
In times of anxiety and stressful situations, it is vital that you calm your nerves and stay stable in the correct state of mind to make the right decisions. You can formulate a mantra that helps you keep your cool in situations of paranoia, like a hack to a peaceful mindset. Consistent use of this mantra in times of trouble can help you focus and stay motivated to find your way out of the mess. The main purpose is to protect the positivity in difficult circumstances and to swell you with confidence.
Step 3 – Visualize
Mental rehearsal of an event or a situation is a direct way of involving yourself with your subconscious mind and molding it into reality. Acquire the ability to focus and stay concentrated while practicing this. Start off by utilizing one to two of your five senses about certain scenes or situations that have occurred or should occur for you. Try to visualize specific goals. Do not vision yourself to be a Superman/Superwoman, stay within the realms of reality.
Step 4 – Meditate
Sit in the right posture and pick a spot with zero disturbances. When you intend to meditate, ensure that all negative thoughts are brushed off from your mind and you possess a clean slate mentally. Meditation helps in focusing and helps you harness the subconscious mind. Initially, try to meditate for 5 minutes. As time passes by, track your minutes and try to aim for more time, maintaining your focus. You can even stretch before sitting in a posture to meditate in a seated position. Release tension from your neck, touch your toes and relax your shoulders.
Step 5 – Analyze your Dreams
It is important that you record your dreams because your subconscious mind is said to reveal itself in your dreams. Try to recall and note down every minute detail of your dream when you wake up – in the middle of the night or morning. Categorize your dreams as significant or insignificant. Each event in a dream either depicts your current scenario or a future event, even if the dream is surreal or complicated to understand. Dreams can be factual, precognitive or it can portray your urge to do something or fulfill a desire.
Henceforth, controlling of the subconscious mind is a matter of 3C’s – concurring, collected & confident thoughts and a consistent focus that clarifies the occurrence of events that you want from that you don’t. Feel free to ask questions, share a relevant experience and seek professional guidance with mental programming.