The Subconscious is amazing and has a kind of infinite power, so much that a common saying in the field of Hypnosis is that “Your mind can heal and your mind can kill“. And this is pretty correct. The Subconscious Mind knows everything about ourselves, both our body and our mind, and used correctly it can help us to heal almost from everything and achieve almost any desired goal, within reason of course. It won’t teach you how to fly without wings as you’re not a bird. Used wrongly it works against us and can even kill ourselves.
Think about people suffering from Anorexia, they force their minds into thinking that eating food is wrong until even if the Conscious Mind wants to eat again they can’t. Because the previous directive that eating is wrong is stronger. I know this is luckily not common but explains pretty well what the Subconscious Mind Power can do either on its own or directed by the Conscious Mind. Clearly this extreme result can happen only with very strong minds but imagine if the same power is to be used toward healing or other positive goals, there would be almost no limits.
What is the Conscious and what is the Subconscious.
Regarding both our mind and body the conscious part can be defined as what we are aware of. All the rest is the subconscious part. If we imagine we have a torch and both our body and mind together are like a dark room when we use the torch we have an illuminated part and a dark part. The illuminated one is the Conscious Mind under the domain of our awareness (the light beam), the dark one is under the domain of the Subconscious Mind. What’s very, very important is that moving our torch we can move things from one part to the other and increase or decrease the illuminated part. That is Conscious and Subconscious are not fixed but flexible concepts.
To unleash and direct the Subconscious Mind Power we have to use the Conscious Mind to show it the right direction because sometimes the Subconscious decides by itself what is the right thing to do and if it’s wrong then it is when problems arise. The Subconscious Mind is extremely powerful but it is not error free. Even if it’s our best friend and our personal bodyguard, given that its main goal is to keep us alive, it can happen that if it thinks that a directive is wrong it can decide by itself to ignore it and do something completely different. But it always aims to help us.
The Subconscious Mind deals almost completely with our body as it knows at any given moment what’s happening inside ourselves like our body temperature, the flow of blood and its pressure, our heart rate etc. Everything that’s happening “automatically” outside our awareness lies within the Subconscious.
Shifting attention we can move things inside our awareness and have a direct influence on them. As an example if I tell you to look at the way you are breathing now you become instantly aware if you are breathing with your lungs or doing belly breathing (you have moved your inner torch) and change the way you breath according to your desire. Obviously after a while if you move your attention to something else you go back to your usual way of breathing but putting your attention often at your breathing habit will lead to a permanent change. That’s the way to improve our life permanently: connecting the Conscious to the Subconscious and using the first to direct the immense power of the second.
Like in the example of Anorexia above once a directive has been installed in the Subconscious it goes on autopilot without the need for further instructions. Clearly repetition helps maintaining the right direction, just like when you drive your car, even if the road is straight you still keep you hands on the driving wheel to avoid taking the wrong road if there is a junction. The Conscious Mind must always check if the Subconscious is taking us where we want to go so that the Subconscious Mind Power is always directed toward our wellness.
Installing positive directives from the Conscious Mind to the Subconscious is the goal of Hypnosis and Self Hypnosis.
That’s why knowing how to hypnotize yourself is one of the most important abilities you can have.
The Subconscious Mind Power can change almost everything inside our body and can help our mind to deal with emotions, feelings, and how we react to the outside world. The power of the Subconscious can change both our mind and our body for the better so that nothing is impossible. To achieve this result we have to use the Conscious Mind through our attention and awareness to make a bridge with the rest of our mind so that both can work toward our desired outcome.
To achieve a result fast we just have to use well the power of the Subconscious Mind.