The Subconscious Mind

The Subconscious Mind-
Has Amazing Abilities

The subconscious minds is infinitely faster than the conscious mind.

Here are some incredible facts about the subconscious mind…

  • It records everything.
  • It never sleeps.
  • It controls 90%- 95% of our lives.
  • It’s built on habituation
  • It speaks to you in dreams.
  • It has no verbal language.
  • It takes everything literally.
  • It doesn’t distinguish the difference between real or imaginary thoughts.
  • It can do a trillion things at once.
  • It’s not logical.
  • It’s based on feelings expressed through emotions
  • It can remember almost 11 million pieces of information per second
    • The conscious mind can remember only 40 pieces per second.

The subconscious is responsible for essential life functions, fight/flight response, learned behaviors/habits, memories, & emotions. Ninety percent of all your thought processes & reactions occur at the subconscious level. The subconscious mind’s memory is believed to be limitless. Think of what happens when you listen to a song you enjoyed when you were young & you haven’t heard it for a long time. It triggers memories from that time in your life. It has the storage capacity for long-term memory & remembers everything in the person’s entire life. 

Has this ever happened to you?

As noted above, the subconscious mind doesn’t have the ability to think or distinguish between reality & fiction.  How many times have you watched a movie/TV show where one of the characters suffered a traumatic lost and you cried?  The loss was fictitious, not happening to you, & yet you still cried. Why??? Because it triggered an automatic emotional response that demonstrates the power & control your subconscious has in your life.

How & Why Are Emotional Patterns Established?

When negative emotional patterns become ingrained, they are not easy to shift without help. The human mind always avoids pain and seeks pleasure, so people try to ignore or stuff their negative feelings & emotional traumas.  When this happens, it can block the person from achieving their goals. Why?  Because the individual never recognizes any information that is inconsistent with their beliefs.  The amazing part is people will create the block even if the belief they hold is inconsistent with reality.

Many emotions are a fear based survival responses used as a defense to protect ourselves. These are just a few examples…

  • Individuals who feel they are not good enough, loved enough, or worthy enough.
  • Young children who don’t have the emotional ability to handle traumatic situations they are exposed to.
  • Occupations that expose individuals to repeated trauma- i.e., law enforcement, military personnel, first responders, etc.
  • Repeated exposure to the news & other forms of social media.
  • Abusive situations/assaults- verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual in nature.
  • Experiences of shame, rejection, or abandonment.
  • Loss of a job.

Our subconscious mind is the powerhouse that rules our lives, it constantly 24/7/365 scanning external environment and internal environment and engages in previously learned behaviors without supervision of your conscious mind. Responses buried in our subconscious mind become reflexive & remain there until we are emotionally ready or able to deal with them.  Certain events can occur which trigger buried emotion(s).  Triggers are as individual as each person. What will trigger one person may not trigger another the same way.  We need to understand & identify how/why these pattern(s) came to be part of us. Which leads us to the DNA.

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