by Linda-Ann Stewart
Have you ever felt like some good, whether it be health, abundance, relationship or something else, has been denied you by Spirit? Or that others are blessed with wonderful things in their lives, but you aren’t? Spirit hasn’t refused to grant you good. You’ve withheld it from yourself.
“But,” you object, “I really want those things in my life.” That may be so. Still, you are the one that has prevented yourself from having them. Since you are an expression of The Universe, It wants you to have everything that is joyous and beautiful. The Infinite cannot deny Itself (you) good. It doesn’t give something wonderful to one person, and restrict it to another.
Everything in your life is created from the energy of the Universe. Your clothes, your job, your relationships, your feelings about yourself, your health, your prosperity are all forms of Spiritual substance. They are all Spirit in physical manifestation. The Infinite’s energy has flowed into the mold you have provided It to give you what you’re experiencing today.
How does it work? We have three levels of consciousness within us, and they each have their own distinct function. Our conscious mind chooses what we want, our subconscious mind takes that choice and creates the blueprint, and our Superconscious mind makes the blueprint reality.
Our conscious mind allows us to know ourselves. We use it to explore our consciousness, and our world. “I think, therefore I am.” It is the logical part of consciousness. With it, we sift information from the outer world, and compare it with experiences we’ve had. The conscious mind takes all the pieces of data, picks them apart, shifts them around and examines every piece. Then it analyzes the information, draws conclusions and makes choices. It’s considered the left brain.
Once the conscious mind has made a decision, or done enough sifting, it passes the information and conclusion to the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is a storehouse. In it’s storage facility is everything you’ve ever said, done, heard, or experienced. All decisions you made earlier in life are operating in it. The subconscious can only reason with the knowledge already in it. It’s functions is to process and integrate information.
Have you ever tried to remember a person’s name? You try so hard to will it into your brain. It’s on the tip of your tongue. Finally, you decide, “I’ll forget about it, do something else, and it’ll come to me.” In the middle of doing the dishes, there it is, “Charles Jones.”
Your conscious mind picked apart the details, what this man looks like, where you know him from, what his favorite color is, then the analytical mind let go of the problem. Your logic had done all that it could. It was time to let the processing mind do it’s work. The subconscious looked through all the file drawers of it’s storehouse until it found him. Then it flashed the name to the conscious mind, and “Bing,” there it was.
The conscious and subconscious minds each have their own separate functions. The conscious is the reasoning mind, the subconscious is the storehouse and the processor. While the conscious is objective, analyzing details, the subconscious is subject to what the conscious mind allows to filter into the storehouse.
We train ourselves to do things, from learning the ABC’s, to driving a car by initially paying attention to each detail. Using our conscious mind, we have to think about each step until it eventually wears a groove into our subconscious mind. From then on, we’re able to act automatically.
How many of us have been driving down the road while daydreaming, and passed our turn? We have learned to turn the operation of the car over to the subconscious, and drive on autopilot. Our conscious mind was focused on something else when we passed our exit.
Our attitudes are the same way. As children and young adults, we learn how to think about ourselves and our world. This is when we develop our beliefs about whether we deserve to be loved, to be valued, whether we get attention by denying ourselves or be demanding, and much more. A natural tendency is to pattern ourselves on the grownups around us, generally our parents. We do so to survive in their world, because they have the power to punish or accept us. Since acceptance is preferable to punishment, we try to do what we can to get them to like us. If a parent that we want to get close to was ill when we’re young, we may try to unconsciously model ourselves on them and be ill to gain acceptance. We also discover that they get attention that way, and use the same means to get our needs met.
These beliefs and attitudinal behaviors become habits. When we grow up, we act on them automatically, just like we know that “A” follows “B” without having a cheat sheet. Our conscious mind has allowed this information to filter into our subconscious mind, and sometime in the past made a decision that the behavior was beneficial. Now, even though we may have outgrown the need for it, we still behave that way. And many times, we resist any attempt to change. The subconscious thinks that it’s necessary for us to cope, and our conscious mind must convince it otherwise.
If we have a belief that life is a struggle, our subconscious will attract circumstances to verify that idea. Our conscious mind may eventually realize that life doesn’t have to be difficult. A few years ago, I began to deal with this issue. I’d affirm that life flowed easily for me. Within days, I’d experience great obstacles. For instance, my car broke down, and though I had a loaner to make life a little easier, it took the better part of a month and $1500 to get my car road worthy again. Every time I’d begin that affirmation, some other crisis would slap me down. My subconscious didn’t want to change. Finally, I put together a long affirmation that dealt with the causes of the belief. For example, I thought if I worked really hard at something, I’d deserve the reward and prove that I was worth it. After I used that for a while, things flowed more easily for me.
I used the reason of my conscious mind to convince my subconscious that struggle wasn’t necessary or desirable. Making a different decision from what I was familiar with, I imprinted that on my subconscious mind. Initially, my subjective mind resisted my new attitude, but I persisted. Since I was committed to the fresh idea, my subjective mind had no choice but to accept it. That is its function.
Recently, I’ve noticed that I’ve been creating what I want by stating my desire, then letting go of it. I’ve known this intellectually for decades. Manifesting things that didn’t matter much to me was easy, such as wanting to go to a show, and the tickets appearing. But now, I’m finally starting to get some sort of handle on this, and experience things I really want. For example, my car needed a tuneup, but I dreaded going to the dealership because I didn’t trust their work. Then I discovered a new mechanic with a good reputation who could do the work faster, cheaper and better. Another time, I stated to the Universe that I wanted to give a seminar, but didn’t want to have to set it up. Whenever I thought about it, or began worrying, I reminded myself that “My Creative Mind is working on it.” Within three weeks, someone asked if I’d present some classes and they’d promote them.
This is how our conscious and subconscious minds work together. With our conscious mind, we choose what we desire and allow it to sink into our receptive,creative mind. We have to do all we can to prepare for it. If we need a job, we look in the want ads, set up interviews, network with people. When we’ve done all that we know to do, we move on to the next project, knowing our subconscious is performing its function of creation. We’ll probably get direction, someone else to call. Or we might bump into someone at the grocery store, and just mention our quest. Coincidentally, they’ll know someone who’s looking for an employee with our talents.
The subconscious mind doesn’t reason. It is subject to the conscious mind’s decisions. By receiving our choice, our subconscious mind molds Divine Energy into the shape we want. But when the conscious mind tries to do all the work, the subjective mind is never given permission to do what it’s capable of. We never let go and let the subjective mind fulfill its role. There’s a synergistic ebb and flow with the creative and evaluating mind. We use the conscious mind to pick apart the pieces, make decisions, and then the subconscious mind puts those pieces together into a wonderful new picture.
We have to trust our creative mind, however. If we try to figure out the “how” of “it,” (our desire) happening, we interfere with the subconscious mind’s work. Think of what happens when you try to bake a cake, but keep opening the oven door to see if its done. When our conscious mind attempts to control the details, deciding the way “it” has to happen, we’ve taken the energy away from the subconscious, and it can’t do its job. We let all the heat out, and the cake falls.
This is something I have to fight against constantly. I worry that “it” won’t happen. There’s no rational reason that it won’t, just that I’m more familiar with the old conditions, and afraid they won’t change. From talking to other people, I think it’s a common fear. I remember being told that fear is just the opposite side of the coin from faith. Fear is simply faith that what we want won’t manifest. Therefore, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The subconscious sees what you’re focused on, where your emotions are strongest, and delivers it to you, wrapped up with a nice bow. It doesn’t realize that it’s given you the opposite of what you want. It’s just created what you were envisioning.
With your conscious mind, you place your attention on what you want, your new decision. By choosing what you want to believe in, and trusting your receptive mind to heed you, you give it the permission to create. Remind yourself that your subjective mind knows all it needs to know to create any condition, change any situation. You have the power and the authority to create a new world for you. Consciously, you don’t need to know how it will happen. By giving your subconscious the direction, and having enough faith to let go, you give it the power to manifest what you want. Just as I did with the classes.
The Universe, our superconscious mind, always says “yes” to us. It wants us to have happy, healthy, satisfying lives. Our superconscious is constantly pouring good into our lives, to the extent that we can accept. The Good that It pours into our lives is Its Divine energy in form. Since It is pure love, It gives us whatever we ask for. Its molten beauty flows into the mold that our conscious mind has imprinted into our subconscious by our attention. That Divine energy solidifies into a physical manifestation of health, prosperity, a better job, etc.
The superconscious mind creates whatever our vision is. When we’re skating along, we look where we want to go. If we look off to the right and stare, we’ll automatically begin to skate in that direction.
Our thoughts are things. Every thought is a biochemical impulse. Energy. The strongest thoughts create the strongest impressions on our mental atmosphere. The energy impulses form clusters, creating attitudes. By having the same thoughts over and over, they produce a groove in our psyche, like a rut in a road. Whenever we drive down that road, the tires roll into the rut. The energy of our thoughts design our beliefs and attitudes, the ruts, and then attract conditions that verify those expectations. Someone who anticipates being judged will view every comment as criticism.
“You look nice.”
“What do you mean by that?”
Everything is simply energy, from the beginning thought to the physical manifestation of that thought. Thoughts create, thoughts can change. You don’t create. Your conscious mind makes a decision for something better, attaches an emotion with it, maintains your focus on your choice. That impresses the subconscious, the receptive mind. The subconscious gives a pattern to the superconscious to follow with Its Divine energy. The result is better health, more prosperity, better relationships, success, whatever your focus is. If your attention is fear, being afraid you’ll get what you don’t want, that’s what you’ll get. The subconscious mind doesn’t discriminate, giving a shape only to what we consciously want. Energy is energy. The superconscious simply follows where we lead.
The superconscious, Divine energy, makes up everything in our lives. The chair you sit on, the job you hold, the creativity you have, the money in our pocket, all is energy. They all began with your thought, your attention, your expectation, your trust in the pattern you selected, whether great or not so great. The superconscious is always giving us good. It pushes good to us. We have to work very hard not to accept it. When we’re in fear and darkness, refusing to look at the light, we cannot recognize that everything around us is simply the illusions of shadows. All you need to do to improve your life is to choose differently, and trust that it is being made manifest right now. And it will be done.
Copyright 1999, 2010 Linda Ann Stewart
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A nationally known hypnotherapist, writer, speaker and coach, Linda-Ann Stewart helps people rediscover their power and sense of self-worth. Visit “Secrets To The Law Of Attraction” to download your copy of this free ebook.