As we all know there are two levels of our mind—-
The Conscious or Rational level and
the subconscious or irrational level.
We think with our conscious mind and whatever we habitually think sinks down into our subconscious mind, which then creates according to the nature of our thoughts.
Our subconscious mind is the seat of our emotions.
It is the creative mind. If we think good, good will follow; if we think evil, evil will follow. This is the way our mind works.
The most important point to remember is this:
Once the subconscious mind accepts an idea, it begins to execute it. It is an astonishing and subtle truth that the law of the subconscious mind works for good and bad ideas alike. This law, when applied in a negative way, is the cause of failure, frustration and unhappiness. When our habitual thinking is harmonious and constructive, however, we experience perfect health, success and prosperity.
Peace of mind and a healthy body are inevitable once we begin to think and feel in the right way. Whatever we claim mentally and feel as true, our subconscious mind will accept and bring forth into our experience. All we have to do is get our subconscious mind to accept our idea. Once that happens, the law of our subconscious mind will bring forth the health, peace and prosperity we desire. We give the command or decree, and our subconscious will faithfully reproduce the idea impressed upon it.
The law of our mind is this:
The reaction or response we get from our subconscious mind will be determined by the nature of the thought or idea we hold in our conscious mind.
Psychologists and psychiatrists point out that when thoughts are conveyed to our subconscious mind, impressions are made in the brain cells. As soon as our subconscious accepts any idea, it proceeds to put it into effect immediately. Working by association of ideas, it uses every bit of knowledge that we have gathered in our lifetime to bring about it’s purpose. It draws on infinite power, energy and wisdom within us. It lines up all the laws of nature to get it’s way. Sometimes it seems to bring about an immediate solution to our difficulties, but at other times it may take days, weeks or longer. It’s ways are past finding out.
The Differences between Conscious and Subconscious
The conscious and subconscious are not two minds. They are merely two spheres of activity within one mind. Conscious mind is the reasoning mind. It is that phase of mind that chooses.
For example, we choose our books, our home and our partner in life (not feasible in India owing to dictatorial and authoritarian nature of our intelligence agencies). On the other hand, without any conscious choice on our part, our heart is kept functioning automatically and the vital functions of digestion, circulation and breathing are carried on by our subconscious mind through the processes independent of our conscious control.
Our subconscious mind accepts what is impressed upon it or what we consciously believe. It does not reason things out as our conscious mind does and it does not argue with us controversially. Our subconscious mind is like a bed of soil that accepts any kind of seed, good or bad. Our thoughts are active; they are seeds. Negative, destructive thoughts continue to work negatively in our subconscious mind. Sooner or later, they will emerge and take shape as an outer experience that corresponds to their content.
Remember, our subconscious mind does not engage in proving whether our thoughts are good or bad, true or false. It responds according to the nature of our thoughts or suggestions.
For example, if we consciously assume that something is true, even though it may be false, our subconscious mind will accept it as true and proceed to bring about results that must necessarily follow because we consciously assumed it to be true.
Source: The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy.