Don’t you think you are using your brain to the fullest extent? Well, you might be wrong because you consider only about half a portion of memory as the brain. Yes, you forgot the existence and potential of highly powerful brain function, your autopilot- the subconscious mind. So, what is the subconscious mind? How to activate the subconscious mind?
Whatever we plant in our mind subconsciously and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality— Earl Nightingale
What is the Subconscious Mind?
The subconscious mind is a highly powerful brain system that runs and controls everything in human life. It is a mysterious data store for everything you think or do involuntarily, which is not under the conscious mind.
Furthermore, the Subconscious mind is a storehouse of beliefs, previous experience, memories, and skills. What you see, do, or think is also a part of the subconscious mind (not unconscious).
The power of the subconscious also acts as a guidance system in day to day activities of humans. Furthermore, it monitors the incoming information from the senses of dangers and opportunities on a regular basis. Also, it acts as a bridge to connect the conscious mind and your daily activities.
There is a bi-directional connection between the conscious and subconscious minds. For instance, when you start meditation and control your breath, it happens from the effective use of the subconscious section of the mind, not from the conscious mind. The process is happening in the back of the head, behind the scene.
Let us consider another example of the power of the subconscious part of the brain. The human brain receives thousands of megabytes of information per second. It is almost impossible for the brain to review and process every information it receives.
And here comes the barrier function of the subconscious mind. It analyses everything and passes the information to the conscious mind which is relevant and important for the very moment.
How To Activate The Subconscious Mind
- Give yourself the freedom to be successful
- Environmental influences
- Brain binaural beats
Reprogramming or training the subconsciousness power of the brain can be done in different ways. You can start more than one strategy simultaneously but the hard and fast rule is to give full attention to the same strategies rather than to skip around and mix with other efforts.
However, it is always possible to incorporate additional methods over time. Follow the given instructions effectively to activate the subconscious mind for sure success.
Give yourself the freedom to be successful
Most of us believe in the old adage “old is gold”. But it’s not always good mostly when it comes to training the subconscious mind. Rather than regurgitate the same old beliefs, try to work on changing the inner voice to “give freedom to my life to be good”.
Do not regret giving yourself permission to be successful, healthy, meaningful, and happy.
Is there any environmental effect on the activation of the subconscious mind? The environment has an influential role in your subconscious mind. It absorbs information constantly and draw conclusions, form beliefs based on this information.
You can easily imagine the kinds of information that your mind absorbs if your environment is filled with negative vibes.
So, your first task is to limit yourself from the negative surroundings from the moment onward. Instead of spending time with toxic people seek out positive companions and interact with them.
Similarly, avoid news about violence, crime, and negative information and start your day with inspirational and motivational speeches and videos. with time you can find that more encouraging and positive messages are being observed in your memory.
Pictures speak louder than words. So, visualization is an effective method of reprogramming our subconscious mind.
Try to spend about a half-hour a day visualizing inspiring and positive scenes that are related to you and your experiences. You may include passionate work, a beautiful home, fulfilling relationships, and anything else you wish to draw in your life.
By doing this constantly you end negative pictures from your life memory like fear, doubts, and worries.
It is an effective method of installing positive pictures in the storage of the mind subconsciously. There are simple steps to follow:
- use positive words in the present tense. Say “I am successful” instead of “I am not a failure”
- guide yourself based on corresponding feelings. Do not say I am more than happy when you are completely depressed because it’s a conflicting message to the subconsciousness.
- believe in recurrence and frequency. Affirmations work effectively if you follow the rule of “repeat, repeat, repeat”.
It is the easiest way to activate your mind subconsciously in a relaxed and receptive state just doing nothing. Hypnosis delivers positive, empowering messages to the subconscious.
In self-hypnosis, you simply use recorded CDs instead of a live session.
Brain binaural beats
It is the popular method of using audio recordings to deliberately alter frequencies of brainwaves. Researches have shown overwhelmingly positive results of this technique to train the subconscious. Brainwaves fall into a particular frequency based on the activity you do at a given time.
For example, brainwave is mostly in the Gamma region when you involve in certain motor functions, Beta when you are actively concentrating, Alpha when you are in a relaxed condition, Theta when you feel drowsy or sleepy and Delta when you are having deep sleep.
A binaural beat is produced when two tones of different frequencies are played. This consequently triggers brainwaves to follow different patterns. According to research, the subconsciousness part of the mind is more active or receptive when new information is absorbed in the alpha or theta states.
How to activate the subconscious mind for the maximum benefit
If you know how the subconscious mind works then you can achieve the best results of it or can utilize it to achieve what you desire. Let’s look at certain rules:
Ego defense mechanism
Your subconscious mind has its own defense mechanism against shocks and hurt feelings like your body has its defenses against injuries and physical wounds which is called an unconscious defense mechanism. So its major function is to protect health and to overcome emotional shocks.
The subconscious mind helps you to forget about someone
People stay broken for months or even for years after the breakup. This happens because of the false beliefs about their relationships stored in the subconscious minds.
However, the trained subconscious helps you to forget the belief “the soul mate”. If a person gets out of this belief he/she can easily forget anyone and can cultivate a belief that another person can replace the one who left him/her.
Can we use the conscious and subconscious brains together?
If you learn to incorporate the task of conscious and subconscious mind together then they can make a great team. The first one can handle some mental tasks and then assign them to the second one while the second sends feedback information about the task in the state of emotion to the first.
After all, behind every success story, there is balanced teamwork of conscious and subconscious mind.
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