MENTAL WELLNESS
August 3rd, 2021
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The Power of Your Subconscious Mind and the 3 Levels of Consciousness

About 6,200 thoughts a day fly across the mind as it processes information

The subconscious mind stores past experiences, thoughts and memories

Reprogramming subconscious mind helps achieve goals and transform lives

It is simply amazing to think about what our mind is capable of. Did you know that an average of 6,000+ thoughts crosses a human mind every day? [1] Your mind is constantly processing information and helping you make decisions. It is currently helping you understand what you are reading! But did you know that your brain has different states of consciousness?

Oftentimes, you are attentive and make decisions with your conscious mind. Sometimes, you react suddenly, get lost in a memory, or even dream while asleep. This is the work of your subconscious mind. Keep reading to understand your conscious and subconscious mind better and begin to see the power of your subconscious mind.  

The 3 States of Mind Consciousness

  • Conscious mind 

If you are aware of what you are thinking, then it is the work of your conscious mind. It consists of what you know at any given point in time. Your conscious mind includes the thought process going on in your mind right now.

  • Subconscious mind 

Your subconscious or pre-conscious mind is where dreams are born. It is a storehouse of memories. It stores all the thoughts, experiences, and impressions you have gone through in your life. The past experiences living in your subconscious mind influence your present thoughts and behavior more than you realize.

  • Unconscious mind 

The third and last level is the unconscious mind. It holds thoughts, memories, and instinctive desires that are beyond your conscious awareness. These are memories that you are not aware of but still have an impact on your behavior.

Additional Read: Know the Ways to Stay Emotionally Healthy 

The Role of Subconscious, Conscious and Unconscious Mind

Everything you are aware of right now makes up your conscious mind. The conversation you are having with your friend, the music you are listening to, or the information you are reading currently is your conscious mind at play. Your conscious mind acts as a portal through which you can reach your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind receives and stores all experiences and impressions from your conscious mind. As for the unconscious mind, it is believed that you can’t access or remember the information stored in it. The beliefs, fears, and insecurities formed through memories and experiences in childhood are stored in your unconscious mind. Although you can’t recall these memories, they influence your behavior.  

The Power of Subconscious Mind

Your subconscious mind is the most powerful state of mind consciousness. It makes up most of your brainpower [2] and can change your life or achieve anything you want – if controlled. Your subconscious mind collects memories that you can easily access or retrieve. Every experience that is in your subconscious mind shapes your habits and behavior. Thus, gaining control of the subconscious mind helps you unveil the power of your subconscious mind. This, in turn, helps you control your thoughts and realize your goals.

By controlling and syncing your conscious and subconscious mind, you can achieve anything you want. While you cannot erase your previous beliefs, you can overwrite or replace them with new beliefs. This is called reprogramming the subconscious mind and is a process that you can master. Follow the techniques below to activate the power of your subconscious mind. 

ways to activate subconscious mind

Subconscious Mind Power Techniques

  • Intuition 

Intuition is the little voice in your head. Learn to listen to it to understand what your subconscious mind is trying to tell you. There are various ways to strengthen your intuitive powers, such as paying attention to flashes of insights or practicing mindfulness.

  • Visualization 

Visualization is a technique where you imagine yourself in a role or achieving a result you desire. Athletes around the world commonly use it to better their performance and get results.

  • Meditation 

Meditation [3] is the best way to calm your mind and get in contact with your subconscious mind. This is because it helps move your attention from the external to the internal. Doing guided sessions is one of the best ways of starting meditation for beginners.

Additional Read: A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

  • Conscious writing 

Writing down your thoughts and emotions on paper helps to de-clutter your thoughts and feelings and better understand your subconscious mind and yourself.

  • Positive affirmations 

Repeating positive statements or mantras helps you focus better and communicate with your subconscious mind. Self-affirmation helps maintain a positive self-view and believe in things you know to be true but don’t really subscribe to. [4]

  • Understanding dreams 

Your dreams hold hidden feelings, emotions, and desires. Understanding your dreams also can help you understand the message and power of your subconscious mind.

Additional Read: Anger Management: Control Your Mind And Not Let Your Mind Control You!

Unleashing the power of your subconscious mind helps you achieve your goals and helps you understand your purpose. Tending to the upkeep of your mental health is crucial to this process. So, make sure to meditate, sleep well, and eat healthy to reprogram your subconscious mind and maintain overall health. To learn these techniques one on one or discuss any mental illness symptoms, consult a health professional immediately. Find one near you on Bajaj Finserv Health and book an in-person or e-consult in seconds.

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