I often mention that our mind is a tricky tool. But, that’s not it! It is a powerful tool as well, that guides our life.
The power of your mind can be divided into two parts…
Conscious and Subconscious Mind
We all are aware of the conscious mind power as it is readily available to us and is used in almost all tasks of our lives (you are using it right now while reading this blog).
The subconscious mind is the second portion of our brain, which exists and colors the picture of our lives but we are barely aware of its power.
To simplify, think of an office setting. Here our brain is the head office that regulates our behavior, cognitions, and emotions. For the functioning of this head office, our conscious mind works on the front end (interacting with the physical world) while the subconscious mind works at the back end.
This analogy makes one thing clear that it is not an “either-or” situation, conscious and subconscious mind power are equally important. Secondly, while we might have day-to-day interactions with the front end (conscious mind) we rarely interact with the back end (subconscious mind). But sometimes we really need to communicate with our subconscious mind to understand ourselves completely.
What is the Subconscious Mind?
Our subconscious is a powerful tool that has a big impact on our life. It is a storehouse of our beliefs, fears, memories, skills, and previous experiences which reflect in our current life. By unwinding the power of your subconscious mind you can achieve amazing results and long-term effects on your health, relationships, happiness, growth, mental health, physical health, and so much more.
Many experts claim that you can achieve whatever you are after in your life by communicating and activating your subconscious mind the right way.
How to Communicate with Your Subconscious Mind?
Different theorists suggest different ways to communicate with the power of the subconscious mind. While some quote dreams to be the royal road to the subconscious (Freud) others support our historical roots to be linked with the power of our subconscious mind (Jung).
The most recent idea of subconscious power believes that what we think about, talk about, and feel insanely about, is how we communicate with our subconscious mind (law of attraction).
The best ways to communicate with your subconscious mind are:
1. Practice Faith and Love
Faith and love are some of the most powerful and positive emotions. You can easily enter the subconscious mind by practicing these positive emotions. Murphy suggests that we heal only through only one principle.
This universal healing process is known as Faith! Unlike hope, faith ensures that an outcome is likely to follow. So having faith in yourself is important here.
2. Avoid Negative Self-Talk
If your thoughts are loaded with negative emotions then you might just start working on them first. It is suggested that we should stop negative self-talk and get rid of the negative emotions to explore the power of our subconscious mind. Have you heard of the guardian angel story?
Whatever you tell yourself, your guardian angel listens to it and makes sure that the universe listens and makes it happen. So, when you say, I look ugly it sends it to the universe and you end up feeling more of it.
This angel is your subconscious mind, so to communicate with it on a deeper level, switching from negative to positive self-talk is important.
3. Nap to Track it Down
Sometimes all you need is a break and there is no better break than taking a nap. As mentioned above dreams are considered as the royal road to our subconscious mind. It does hold true! When you nap and dreams flow in, you communicate with your subconscious mind.
The reason why this happens is even when we sleep our subconscious mind doesn’t, in fact, it is way more active. Therefore, napping works effectively to find solutions and answers, with the subconscious mind super active.
PS: This doesn’t imply you have to keep sleeping! Power naps are what we suggest you do here.
4. Ask yourself questions
Think of your subconscious mind as a mystery door that opens through a magic trick! This magic trick is asking questions. To search and connect with your subconscious mind it is important to ask quality questions as it will set it in action mode.
By quality, we mean asking questions with a positive note (remember guardian angels are listening to it all). So instead of asking How can I get rid of negative thinking, ask yourself How can I embrace positive thinking.
Now, let the communication begin…
How to Activate Subconscious Mind:
Think of your subconscious mind as a birdcage that has a lot to tell about you and you want to free that bird. Is it possible? Well, yes you can unleash the power of your subconscious mind and explore what it has to offer.
But, it is not an overnight task, for this, you have to be consistent and true to yourself to get the best of the results. So, let us see how you can activate your subconscious mind…
1. Mantra Technique
Remember the guiding angel we talked about? Well, it is about time to tell her what exactly you want and activate your subconscious mind. Mantra technique is found to be a powerful tool and its implication is pretty easy.
Think of any positive mantra in your mind now repeat it in your mind (or preferably aloud). The key here is that you are convincing your mind that you are strong, happy, and healthy. But, make sure you have full faith in the words or phrases that you repeat.
2. Read It Out Loud
Another key to unlock and activate the power of your subconscious mind is to be persistent. Read it out loud can help you here. Take a piece of paper and write your goal on it (make sure you write it in the present form).
Start making visualization a part of your life to activate the power of your subconscious mind. Visualization will not only make you achieve your goals but will also give you a clearer vision in life. There are two ways you can use visualization to activate your subconscious.
The first way is by involving your senses. Note, and visualize smell, sounds, textures, and colors.
The next method is to visualize your desires being fulfilled. Close your eyes, imagine you have achieved your goal, and further imagine what you are wearing, what are your feelings and actions. This way you will imprint positive and optimistic thinking into your life.
5. Work on your Pre-Sleep question
Naps and questions both help us communicate with our subconscious mind. By clubbing these two means of communication together you can activate the power of your subconscious mind.
Research supports that during sleep old synaptic connections are cleaned up and new connections are formed. You can actually control these connections and work with your subconscious mind. All you have to do is write questions down before you sleep, this activates your subconscious mind.
This way your subconscious mind will work on the solution overnight (forming new connections and you will be on track for the entire day.
The technique of meditation not only activates but also boosts the power of your subconscious mind. Though there are different forms and ways to meditate you may start with the basics.
The easy way to do it is to find a quiet and comfortable place. Just sit, relax, and follow your breathing. Focus on your breath as you inhale and exhale. It will help you be in the present moment, calm the 5 brain waves, and activates your subconscious thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
7. Write it down (Freely)
Penning down is a powerful tool to discover the power of your subconscious. When you write freely you acknowledge and overcome all the barriers, roadblocks, and obstacles that might be holding to use the power of the subconscious mind.
As you write, you will be able to have a calmer and clearer mind. Along with clearing your mind and way to connect with your subconscious mind, jotting down will help you trust yourself better (faith development) and amplify your power to achieve your life goals.
My Favorite Technique: Being Your Own Best Friend
Think of your closest friend. Now imagine that they are going through the same life phase or problem that you are. Now talk to them over it, make them feel comfortable and better. Pay close attention to your words that are comforting your friend (you may even record it or pen it down).
This is exactly what your subconscious mind wants to hear. It is a great way to communicate as well as activate your subconscious mind. You might not be readily able to accept it but you do need it!