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Communicating With The Subconscious Mind   By R.E. Darby

Learning how to work with something that most people don't even believe exists can be difficult, but when you discover the reality of this powerful capability by testing it, suddenly a whole new world of possibilities opens up before you. Explore with us this most mysterious Human characteristic and manifestation of the brain calledthe subconscious mind.

The Possibility

If we accept the idea that the subconscious mind is more than just the monitor of our body's automatic functions, and in fact may represent an enormously powerful resource, then the next step is to figure out how to tap into such a resource and use it to our advantage.

We assume acceptance of the possibility of the extensive power of the subconscious mind because it is easily verifiable. You can use any or all of the techniques we describe here to do just that. Start small and work your way up, because this isn't a walk in the park, it requires a personal investment of effort, commitment, determination and just plain old practice.

The Conscious Mind

Most of us are superficially familiar with one of the two components of mind which is the conscious mind. Our conscious mind will respond to the influence and control of our will if we are aware of our power, or it will respond to any or all outside influences if we do not have knowledge of our power. This indicates a scary reality. Mind is a capability, a tool, and tools can be used by any power for any purpose. This applies to all mind, the conscious and subconscious alike. Therefore, great care must be exercised when working with these tools. Knowledge of our power is necessary in order to use our tools wisely.

Spiritual Awareness

Power itself will serve any master and so spiritual awareness must rule. Our will, guided by a well developed spiritual awareness, can master the conscious mind and control the thoughts that populate the conscious mind. Without the spiritual conscious exercise of our will over our conscious mind, we are vulnerable to all forms of external fear based negative influences. If we don't exercise the power to control our mind, then our mind will control us.

Of course, developing our will power and learning how to use that power to exercise control over the thoughts in our mind is something that comes with practice. Fortunately we can use the power of our subconscious mind to help us out here.

The Genie

The subconscious mind is kind of like having a genie in a bottle. If we think of something we want and attach great emotional desire to those thoughts, then our subconscious mind will set into motion the forces, conditions and circumstances necessary for their fulfillment. We must then let go and have faith in the power of our subconscious to take care of the how.

But there are techniques for communicating with the subconscious mind in order to successfully impress upon it the wishes of our conscious mind. Many of these techniques are well known, but few have the deeper knowledge necessary for their successful use. This is why many people try these techniques and fail to realize the promised results, this and a pervasive expectation of instant gratification that defines our civilization.

The Most Powerful Techniques

  • Affirmations
    These are affirmative statements of realities or conditions as if they are already facts. These must not be just repeated words alone, they must be linked to the appropriate emotional feelings as well as all the sensory support that you can bring such as taste, smell, sounds etc. For example; "I am a compassionate person" Feel what it is like to be a compassionate person, experience it. Above all, don't affirm negatives, that is, don't say "I am not a grouchy person". The law of attraction applies with affirmations, positive attracts positive and visa versa.
  • Visualizations
    The power to visualize is part of the Human power to create reality by first imagining it and then figuring out how to make it happen. First the imagination builds a picture of the reality desired. These sometimes start out as general outlines and then over time the details are filled in. The power is in those details and the intensity of clarity of the picture in our minds. Again we need to bring strong desire and sensory support in order to make it as real as possible. Hold this picture in your mind and visit it often.
  • Autosuggestion
    This is about the power of belief and faith, two of the most powerful spiritual tools available to the Human life form. Belief and faith are among the few things to which the concept of absolute can be consistently applied. In fact, it must be, because there is no such thing as almost believe, or partial faith. It is either absolute belief or absolute faith or no belief or faith at all. The very fact that these concepts demand to be held absolutely implies the power they possess. Auto suggestion encompasses the other techniques such as visualization and affirmations but brings the power of belief and faith to the equation.
  • Meditation
    Primarily used to achieve spiritual awareness and maturity, its techniques are powerful and extremely useful for working with the subconscious mind. All of the above techniques require a certain level of mental discipline, in fact, any work done in the area of the Human mind requires discipline. Meditation is all about mental discipline. It achieves this primarily through the development of focus and concentration, two of the most underappreciated and miscomprehended of the great Human powers. There are meditation techniques that are not affiliated with any religious faith such as the Vipasana technique.

While this is not an easy learning objective, it is rapidly becoming a critical achievement in order to realize peace and well being in our lives, not to mention the fact that we can have anything we desire once we learn how to use the infinite power of the subconscious mind.

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