“Every thought we think is creating our future”
The Conscious Mind and The Subconscious Mind
There are two spheres of activity within the mind: your conscious and subconscious mind.
The conscious mind is the analytical and reasoning mind, which helps with choices, conclusions and decisions. The conscious mind is guardian at the gate of your subconscious mind.
Your subconscious mind takes charge of automatic processes such as digestion, blood circulation, breathing, etc. The conscious mind ‘takes you home‘ safely when you are busy thinking about other stuff. The subconscious mind is not usually involved in these processes, they are carried out below the threshold of your awareness.
The subconscious mind is habit-based and controls 95% of your life. It’s like a computer processor that can multi-task, is present-based and is also involved in dreams.
The subconscious mind is primal, always awake and takes everything literally. It communicates in images, feelings and metaphors focusing on emotion rather than logic or reason.
The subconscious mind is subjective and does not differentiate between negative and positive. It doesn’t think or reason independently, it simply obeys the commands it receives from your conscious mind.
Dr Joseph Murphy; The Subconscious; Your Friend -1-
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Tony Robbins in his talks often says ‘Fake It Until You Make It’, which could be intended as a terrible or wonderful advice, it depends on how we interpret it.
The way I interpret this advice is in accordance to Neville Goddard’s teachings:
– ‘Fake it’ – use your imagination to move to a state where your wish is fulfilled.
– ‘Until you make it’ – persevere until what you desire has been externalised in your physical reality.
I do not interpret this advice as “pretend to be someone else you would like to be”. I certainly would not start buying or doing things you cannot afford, going into dept and hoping that faking to be rich would, eventually, make me rich.
However, we could use the physical reality experiences as a stimulus for our imagination. For example, it is easier for me to imagine (with all my senses) something that I have already experienced.
If I desire to live in a house on a beach, I need to experience that in my imagination. I need to ‘go to the end’ and feel as if what I desire has already happened in my imagination. In order to feel, I need to experience my desire with all my senses: I need to see it, taste it, touch it, smell it and hear it.
Experiencing this desire in my physical reality will help me grounding it in my imagination.
Why do I need to feel? Because here I am dealing with my subconscious mind. Remember, the subconscious communicates in images, feelings and metaphors. It is not so much about the words. The words can be spoken, however if they the words are spoken, the goal is to create the feeling.
The Key Is FEEL AS IF The Prayer Is Already Answered. We are not creating something new, but we are ‘tuning into’ a different state in the Field, where all possibilities are already present. We reach inside of the Field, into the realm of all things that are possible, isolate the possibility of the choice and collapse that potential into something real in our world.
“When I closed my eyes, I FELT THE FEELING OF WHAT IT FEELS LIKE WHEN IT RAINS in my Pueblo village, because I felt the feeling of what it feels like to stand with my naked feet in the mud, and the mud is there because there has been so much rain“.
“I smelled the smells, of what the rain smells like when it rolls off the Earth and walls; and I felt would it would feel like to walk through the corn that is this high against my naked chest because there has been so much rain to grow the corn. I heard the sounds of the rain”
“… and then give thanks of gratitude and appreciation for the rain that has already happened“.
My Trip To Ireland
I would like to emphasise a few things here and also share with you something about my life to prove the point.
Imagining is not something ‘special’. We imagine all the time! Every time we imagine, we send messages to our subconscious mind.
We are able to make these suggestions consciously using our conscious mind, by thinking.
A number of studies suggest that every human being has on average between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts per day! Now, these thoughts are like ‘seeds’ being scattered in the fertile soil of our subconscious mind. Some of these seeds will eventually turn into plants, flowers, trees, poisonous plants, weeds.
The subconscious mind does not know the difference between positive or negative – like the soil does not know the difference between the different types of seeds – the job of the subconscious mind is only to grow things!
Visualising is not seeing. Many people think that in order to visualise they need to see something in their mind as if they were sitting in front of a screeen and watching a movie. This is not true. If I suggested to you to imagine of opening your front door, closing it behind you, walking into your flat/house and going into the different rooms … could you do it? Of course you can, you have already done it! That is visualising.
In May 2000 I had just graduated at the University and I was wondering what to do next in my life. A part of me wanted safety and security, find a job, find a place to live, and so on. However, another part of me (the one I like most!) wanted adventure.
The ‘problem’ with that part is that is not concerned with problems, issues, worries, conclusions … it does not live in the past, or in the future. It lives in the present – it is the part of us that receives constant communication from our soul.
To ‘clear my mind‘ I decided to travel to Ireland with two other friends. We were there for approx. two weeks and we travelled all over the Country. It was a wonderful adventure.
We I came back home to Sardinia, I felt different. I knew that something had changed within me. For weeks I kept feeling, seeing and re-experiencing that trip in my imagination.
At the same time, I needed to make a decision about my immediate future. I remember that it all started with a thought, it was like a seed had been planted – that was … Let’s go to Ireland’. Have you watched the movie ‘Inception’ with Leonardo DiCaprio? Well, I experienced something very similar.
So this thought ‘Let’s go to Ireland’, grew more and more each day. My conscious/reasoning mind was not happy at all, how to blame it? The list that justified the thought ‘You are out of your mind’ was quite a long list: I had never lived outside the city I was born, I did not speak English, I had no place to go (and I did not know what to do to look for a place to stay), I had no job, I had no friends, I had no work experience, I had very little money.
What did I have? I KNEW INSIDE ME THAT IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
At the end, that prevailed over all those ‘Don’t do it’ thoughts.
So, I decided to relocate there and in November 2000, just after three weeks of coming back from Ireland, I retuned. This time to start my future there.
I had 800 lire with me and a suitcase. Nothing else. Everything else I started from scratch.
In 2000 Ryanair opened the first route Alghero-London. To go to Dublin, I travelled four hours from Cagliari to Alghero, flew to London Stansted, slept over night at the airport, and the day after flew from London Stansted to Dublin.
I still remember the exact moment I arrived at O’Connell Street from Dublin Airport. I looked around, I was full of excitement and thought ‘Where do I start?’. I also remember something incredible – there was no fear!
I was 27yo then, not that ‘young‘ for such an experience – well, at least not according to our social and cultural beliefs. I did not care really, I just wanted to do what I felt strongly in my heart was right for me.
Needless to say, that decision changed my life, and for the better. It all worked out. I would not be here talking about this stuff had I not experienced it myself.
Those days in Sardinia, I kept feeling what I would have felt if I were living in Dublin; I kept hearing the Irish music in Grafton Street and in the pubs at Temple Bar; I kept hearing people speaking to me in English, hearing myself speaking in English to them; I kept tasting the cold Guinness in my mouth; I kept smelling the rain and the excitement; I kept seeing the different places where I had been just a few weeks before. It was all so vivid, so real.
I still think of that single decision that changed my life.
Was it my path?
Was it meant to be?
Was I ‘lucky’?
Was I helped by some Divine Intelligence?
Was it written in my soul contract?
Back then I did not know about Neville Goddard, Wayne Dyer, Eckart Tolle. However, I had read ‘The Alchemist’ of Paulo Coelho and its main message was to me like a mantra – ‘When you want something, the whole Universe conspires to help you”.
In the end, I had followed their advice, even if I did not know about them.
We all do, follow their advice, but we often unconsciously use the same mechanism to create illness, accidents, unhappiness.
For many years I thought that The Universe took me by hand and guided me there.
However, with time, I grew and so the way I see things evolved.
I believe that we are the Universe, we are the stars – I believe that Infinite Intelligence is all around us and is within us.
My experience in Ireland was created by tuning into the infinite possibilities in the Field; the external reality only presented to me what I had already experienced within me.
My beliefs, like everyone else’s, will evolve over time. That is good, this is how we grow. Until then, let’s enjoy what we have and what we can do with our wonderful imagination.
Giancarlo Serra works as a Healer, Regression Therapist and Reiki Teacher. Read More.