How to be More Conscious?
Where is our conscious mind?
Many people think that our mind is in our brain. It is in fact in our whole body. You have probably heard the phrase, ”Follow your gut”.
Our mind has three layers: the conscious mind, the subconscious mind and the unconscious mind. The conscious mind controls only 10% of our decisions. We use our conscious mind to create goals, make plans, analyse data, and take action. But what is stored in our subconscious mind significantly affects what action we take, what goals we set, and if we can achieve them. The subconscious mind holds our fears, self-image, habits, values, personal beliefs and also cultural beliefs. This belief system determines about 90% of our lives.
For example, you could have a fear of speaking in front of an audience in your subconscious and it is limiting you from success. Or having a negative self-image will also lower your self-esteem and limit your opportunities in meeting people. You could have negative habits which will not allow you to lose weight or eat healthily. We can overcome these habits and beliefs. First, we need to acknowledge them, be aware of them and accept them to be able to change them. We can change them by relearning new habits., Which means get rid of the old and find and practise new habits and adopt a new belief system which has proven, positive effects on us. What is meant by ’proven’? Many people agree that adopting new positive habits have a great effect, and even scientifically proven so you can adapt them for your wellbeing. If you meditate and connect to your higher self as well as pay attention to your body, you will naturally know what is good for you and what enables you to be more effective. By analysing yourself and the information in your environment, you already start to use your conscious mind more.
But there is a part of our mind which is hiding our darkest emotions such as guilt, shame, sorrow, grief and other emotional traumas. It is our unconscious mind. Until these emotional traumas and pains are released, we are going to attract these situations over and over again until they cause physical symptoms. This could include the first emotional traumas we experienced during childhood or even in our mother’s womb. Some people carry traumas from a past life and they do not understand why in this life they are having a relationship or career issue. For our mind to be able to release these traumas, it needs closure; the highest learning of the trauma so the client can rewrite his or her life. By going into Samadhi state during transcendental meditation, the brain reaches delta brainwaves which makes it possible to communicate with the unconscious mind and delete these negative emotions from our system.
When our subconscious and unconscious mind have been reset, we are ready to renew our life.
The best way to begin is to start reading mindfulness books, which can teach you how to practise affirmations and gratitude as well as boost your self-esteem with self-care and self-love. To ensure your conscious mind is used more often to make decisions, analyse the situations in your life, and listen to your body’s feelings instead of the chatter in your head. Do not let your environment make the choice for you, instead take responsibility for your actions. To be more conscious, use a different route to the same destination, learn new skills or new languages, try out new recipes, get out of your comfort zone where you need to use your creativity to adapt.
I would love to share with you some useful practices what you can do either in the Mornings or before sleep or after a meditation when your brain is more relaxed and your subconscious mind is in receiving mode.
1. Practising forgiveness: asking for forgiveness is very important to clear your energy field. You can include it in your prayer. And also to be able to forgive others so you can move forward from the situation. I know it is the most difficult part and mostly you can only fully forgive after releasing your traumas from the unconscious mind.
2. Practising gratitude: write down or think about 5 things you are grateful right now and say thank you for it to God or the Universe, then think about other 5 things what you would like to experience in your life but you are not there yet, just imagine you are having them already and say thank you for them too. So God or the Universe will make it happen in the physical life for you.
3. Practise affirmations what I have learned from my Karma Guru Sumant Kaul:
- I know I know I know that I am anxiety free and calm.
- I know I know I know that I am an awesome person and I treat others with kindness, respect and patience; the way I would like to be treated.
- I know I know I know I only attract to me people who will like me for who I am.
- I know I know I know I fully accept myself and know that I am worthy of great things in life.
- I know I know I know I approve of myself and love myself deeply and completely.
- I know I know I know I accept who I am and I have a strong level of self-esteem and confidence.
- I know I know I know that I breathe in relaxation, I breathe out stress
- I know I know I know all of my body systems are functioning perfectly
- I know I know I know my body is healing and I feel better and better every day.
- I know I know I know I am in full control of my emotions and thoughts.
Have a wonderful day!
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