What Is Your Subconscious Mind (In-depth Guide)

What Is Your Subconscious Mind (In-depth Guide)

The subconscious mind is said to be the most complexed object ever made, and the vast majority of people do not understand what it is or how it works. I have always wanted to know why some people are truly happy with everything in their life, and some are sad with high negativity about most circumstances. We are born with nothing, and unfortunately, people leave with nothing.

What is the subconscious mind?

The subconscious mind is responsible for 95% of your minds thoughts, actions, emotions and processes. The mind subconscious commands the vast proportion of your life and is accountable for the results and outcomes you receive. It stores every piece of information you obtain and can present you with solutions to any problem.  

The article will provide you with information and understanding of how your subconscious works and what you can do to benefit from its incredible powers. When it comes to transforming your mindset or becoming highly successful, it all begins in your subconscious mind. Whatever you feed the subconscious is a representation of what you receive. If you influence your subconscious with positivity and delight, you experience that in return. 

How The Mind Works

Before you can become highly skilled in the operation of your subconscious mind, you need to understand its principles. You only have one mind, but that one mind is separated into two distinctive areas. There are numerous ways to describe the two functions of the brain. These include:

  • The objective or subjective mind
  • The conscious or subconscious mind
  • The conscious or unconscious mind
  • The waking or sleeping mind
  • The voluntary or involuntary mind

The conscious and the subconscious mind

Despite the name you use to describe the mind you need to understand that the conscious and subconscious mind are entirely different. They will both perform miracles for you, but they react and communicate in different ways. 

Think of yourself as a farmer and you own the most fertile land in the whole universe. Imagine the subconscious mind as the rich fertile soil, whatever seed you plant in it will grow and flourish. If you think about peace, happiness, success and abundance, the land will provide you with that harvest ever time you plant that seed. 

Moreover, if you plant seeds of negativity, scarcity, lack and unhappiness, the land will only grow those thoughts and feelings. The conscious mind is like the cultivator and will dig up the planted ideas and express those through your mind. Once you understand whatever thoughts and feeling you impress on the subconscious mind, it will become your reality. The sooner you can begin changing those thoughts and start planting a new seed in your mind, the quicker the results will finally come. 

The differences between the conscious and subconscious mind?

The conscious and subconscious mind are the same mind you don’t have two separate minds. They control activity within your minds and are responsible for everything you do. They must work in harmony for you to reap the benefits. If they work independently in different directions, you will suffer, and your results will display your misunderstanding of your mind. 

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The conscious mind is the reasoning part and makes all of your choices. All the decisions you make in life what house you live in, the car you drive, the career you take, the partner you marry and what you eat all comes from the conscious mind. Your subconscious mind can’t collect information or actions until your conscious mind has accepted and impressed it. If you fail to be consciously aware of the information you are enduring, it can be damaging to your subconscious.  

The subconscious mind is responsible for;

  • Your heart beating
  • Vital organs
  • Blood circulation
  • Breathing
  • All your body functions
  • Emotions
  • Thoughts
  • Ideas
  • Energy 

It all happens independent of your conscious mind. Remember the subconscious is like the fertile land and will accept anything you plant within it. Furthermore, the subconscious mind doesn’t question thoughts good or bad, true or false, happy or sad. It only responds. If you feed you subconscious mind with negative energy, it can only produce negative thoughts, ideas and emotions.

How the conscious mind gathers information

The conscious mind gathers knowledge and understanding from your environment through your five senses. The conscious mind learns by observation, experience and education. However, its greatest power comes from its ability to reasoning. For example, you visit a beautiful waterfall, and that conclusion comes from the conscious mind. The conscious mind bases its decision on your observation of its size, the amount of water, the colours, sounds of the water crashing below and smell of the surrounding nature. 

How the subconscious mind gathers information

Your subconscious mind is aware of your environment but not through a physical sense. The subconscious mind works on intuition created by emotion and memory. For example, we have all walked into a situation whereby we feel something is wrong. The emotion displayed comes from all of your stored memory you have. Your mind remembers a similar event which might have been created by smells, sounds or something its seen. The result is the emotion or sensation you’re experiencing during that event. 

What Is Your Subconscious Mind And How It Works

How big is the subconscious mind?

I like to think of the mind as an iceberg in the middle of the sea. You can see 10% of the ice above the seawater, and this represents your conscious mind. Under the seawater, you will discover 90% of the iceberg, and this is your subconscious mind.  

As you can see from the picture, the subconscious mind is responsible for the vast amount of our mind. The subconscious mind is thousands of time stronger than the conscious mind and holds all of our memories. 

If your subconscious were a car, it would be a Ferrari, loads of horsepower and get you to your destination rapidly. The conscious mind is a bicycle; it will get you to your destination, but a lot slower and have to put effort into making it move.

Where is the subconscious mind located?

The subconscious mind isn’t located in a specific place with our brain. I like to think about the subconscious and conscious minds as a concept within our brains. Think about it like the conductor of the band, and it’s the intention to make everything come together at the right time.

The brain is made up of four main parts 

  1. Frontal lobe
  2. Parietal lobe
  3. Temporal lobe
  4. Occipital lobe 

The subconscious mind is the process within the mind that makes the area of the brain operate. Every cell in your entire body, not just your brain, has memory and intelligence. The subconscious is the action that makes it all work together.

How the Subconscious Mind Works

You want to think of your mind like the most valuable possession you have or will ever have. You need to understand and learn how to use its incredible power if you want to change your life completely. As you already know by now, the mind has two levels the conscious and subconscious. 

The conscious mind is the part where you do all of your thinking, and whatever you think will sink into the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind controls your emotions, creativity, memory, and so much more. If the conscious mind thinks negativity – negativity will follow; if you feel positivity – positivity will follow. It’s the only way the mind knows how to work. 

It is vital to acknowledge once the subconscious mind accepts an idea, it beings working on its accomplishment. Remember the subconscious mind will work as hard on negative impression causing failure, frustration and unhappiness. You want to change your habitual thinking and make it positive to experience happiness, prosperity and success. 

The subconscious mind can’t reason

The conscious mind is the captain of the ship, and it directs you towards your destination. The captain sends orders to the staff on board but navigates what direction to head towards and at what speed. It commands those in the engine room that control the entire ship from its boilers to the gauges. 

The individuals in the engine room follow every order the captain gives them because they can’t see where they are going. If the captain gets the orders wrong and points the ship towards the rocks, the individuals in the engine will carry on making the ship move towards the rocks. The individuals in the engine room can only follow orders from the captain they obey and trust everything the captain tells them. The engine operators never talk back to the captain because they believe the captain knows what they are doing. 

Just like the captain of the ship, your conscious mind is your captain and the crew working tirelessly below is the subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind will take orders based upon what your conscious mind believes and trusts. You may want to become wealthy, but every day you repeatedly say “I can’t afford it“. Your subconscious mind can only take you at your words. The subconscious can then only present you with what you are telling it. 

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The subconscious mind can only see lack of money, and you will go through life experiencing the lack of money. If you want to become wealthy, your conscious mind needs to believe it can happen. Once you convince the conscious mind, the orders will be sent to the subconscious mind, and it will head the ship towards the result. 

Our subconscious mind cannot talk to the conscious mind, remember it’s the staff onboard the ship, and the conscious mind is the captain. Therefore, if the conscious mind provides the mind with harmful and wrong information, the subconscious mind can only accept it as true. 

Unfortunately, meaning everything that happens to us is because of thoughts impressed on our subconscious mind through beliefs from the conscious mind. 

The Universal Law of Your Mind

The answer or response you get from your subconscious mind will be defined by the quality of the thought or idea you impress from your conscious mind. Scientists explain thoughts are conveyed to our subconscious mind, and impressions are created in the brain cells. 

The subconscious then allows the idea and proceeds to put it into immediate effect. It achieves this from the knowledge we have gathered from your past events.

These ideas or thoughts come from the universe by infinite intelligence. You don’t need to know the answer to a problem or have a million-dollar business idea at the beginning. You must be open and willing to receive information, ideas and opportunities from the universe. The person that has a strong connection to infinite intelligence, experiences unimaginable success from the universe.  

Can your subconscious mind be reprogrammed?

The good news here is yes, the subconscious mind can be reprogrammed. Just like the farmer once the plant has grown and the harvest is over the field is ploughed and re-fertilised. You can do the same in your mind, but it will take time to get rid of all the negative and replace it with positive. 

The best time to program your subconscious mind is just before you fall asleep and during sleep. Positive affirmations and thoughts will impress your subconscious mind during sleep, and when you wake up, your field has begun to grow. Every time you repeat this, the subconscious mind becomes stronger and begins to change for the better.

The conscious mind needs to focus on knowledge and understand to replace it’s thinking and make changes. If you want to reprogram your mind to think about wealth and success. Use your free time to read books, listening to interviews and watching documentaries about successful and wealthy individuals. The more knowledge and understanding you provide the subconscious mind, the quicker the process will happen. 

Use imagination not willpower

Engaging the power of your subconscious mind doesn’t have to be difficult and feel like pushing a rock up a steep hill. You will need to be consistent if you desire change in your life but to make it simpler use the power of imagination. Imagines impress the subconscious mind better than words, and if you can combine imagines and emotion, it will shoot you to success.

Vision board (5 steps)

  1. Create a vision board with all the things you want to change in your life over the next year. 
  2. Print picture of those items or objects and stick them to a notice board. 
  3. Place the board somewhere you will see it serval time every day. 
  4. Imagine yourself having the thing and what it will feel like once you receive it. 
  5. Once you finally receive the item give thanks to the universe. 

David Curran

Hi I'm David Curran, I'm passionate about learning everything I can about our minds' power and how we can transform our thoughts, happiness, and results. I believe everything we require to become happy and successful already exits within us. We just need a little help to discover it. This website is where I share everything I learn and practice to transform every aspect of my life.

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