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The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Accelerate Your Mojo: 7 Simple Steps to Ignite Intuition, Shake off Fear, and Unleash the Real You, published by Motivational Press in the spring of 2017.
If you've been around the self-help industry, you'll recognize the term subconscious mind and have most likely been convinced you have one sabotaging your life and that you must spend time and energy to reprogram it.
But do you?
This excerpt comes from a section of my book that is very conversational in nature. Thinking about it, I supposed you could say that everything I write is conversational in nature. It's my hope and intent that my teachings be easy to read and understand.
This particular section of my book is called, "Bite-sized, practical conversations about how we create our own realities," and is in a question and answer format.
Question: Allison, you said something about there being two ways to know what I believe to be true for, and about, myself. What are they? How do I uncover beliefs I want to change?
Patterns exist in everything. Even chaos has patterns. Our results in life such as relationships, health, jobs, and money have patterns. They are either patterns of ease, patterns of discomfort, or a mixture. They are both visible and invisible.
Visible patterns can also be described as tangible see-it-with-your-eyes experiences. They’re birthed from invisible patterns of feeling and thinking. Invisible inner experiences are often described as intangible because they don’t have physical form. From my point of view, they are not subconscious if by subconscious you mean hidden from your conscious awareness and emotional radar.
This next idea is important because it describes how tangible experiences appear in our realities. If a thought doesn’t have an emotion attached to it, it’s not powerful enough to cause an uncomfortable, or pleasurable, experience in your life. If a thought does have an emotion attached to it, as it gains momentum, it has enough power to create a visible outcome, situation or circumstance.
You have clear evidence of this in your life already. Your job, as owner of this life experience, is not so much to be digging into the massive, murky underworld of the mind, but just to pay closer attention to how you feel and what is present, right now, in your physical reality. Doesn’t that feel easier, less time consuming, and cheaper than the suggested alternatives?
If a thought has an emotion attached to it, then by definition it’s not subconscious. It’s right there where you can feel it with the fingertips of awareness. Subconscious, as I understand it, is a concept regarding the mind. It refers to a part of the mind that is suspected to store ideas, memories, and thoughts. It’s also been said it has the power to use these ideas, memories, and thoughts to stimulate an outcome in our lives without our full knowledge, awareness, or consent. It’s almost portrayed as it’s own entity, of which we’re at the mercy. That feels totally disempowering.
From what I can tell, and based on my personal experience, research, and field testing, this isn’t quite how our realities get created. It’s a theory that has served us well for many years, but it might be time to rethink the whole theory. It seems that when people use this word—subconscious— they are implying something is being done to them. I suspect this concept has been used on a large scale basis as an excuse to describe results we don’t want and don’t know how to take responsibility for or explain.
I’ve heard people say, “It’s my subconscious mind that caused me to ______”. Or , “I can’t help it. It’s subconscious.” What if the theory of subconscious is outdated? What if it’s time to change our mind about our mind? What if we now know more about our ourselves as non-physically focused, pure positive energy sourced beings and a subconscious mind theory isn’t logical anymore?
Here’s my theory. I believe I may be one of only people people in the world to teach this mindset approach today but we need pedogogical innovators as much as we do scientific ones. Don’t you agree?
What happens for many people is they believe the above definition of subconscious so vehemently they literally go blind to information they have access to all the time. They believe with their whole being that there is a part of their mind sabotaging them or that needs reprogramming.
They so fervently believe there's no way to access this mental repository unless it’s using expert guidance, music, or visual stimulation, so this is their reality. The idea that there is a part of your mind that is able to sabotage your life, without your knowledge, has been part of our culture for over one hundred years.
Here’s a new idea to consider. Your mind, and your body, are not hiding anything important from you. They are not out to get you, make your life miserable, make you work harder, or induce unnecessary struggle. While every thought that’s ever been thought still exists, the ones you need to work with today are already known by you. If there is something you need to know for your well-being and vitality today, your inner being is helping you become aware of it by how you feel. You’re also making yourself aware of it by your words, actions, and results. All of these things are overt.
You’ve just been so keen on the idea that you had no way of knowing certain thoughts, you’ve been ignoring the clues. The misconstrued notion that we came forth from non-physical-connected-to-Source-energy, into a physical form, missing diagnostic tools for optimal health and well being, isn’t logical. That would mean that infinite intelligence spawned a highly intelligent creature, a human, and somehow forgot to include all the necessary tools for creating a happy, healthy experience. Really? Does it even seem logical that as a child of a loving, kind, all knowing God you’d be sent forth to prosper without all the inboard technology to do so?
It’s much more likely that you’re just used to tolerating certain emotions that whizzes through your conscious mind (awareness) quickly. It’s much more likely that you’ve convinced yourself something is being inserted into your experience over which you have no control. Thoughts and feelings can be so familiar you barely notice they’re occurring, but you do. With a little bit of focused attention, your awareness about how you function as a highly creative being increases. Tap into the real you and watch how you accelerate your happiness and results.
Do you accept this as your definition of how reality gets created? Are you willing to question the belief that critical information for your overall, health, happiness, and well being is hidden from you, by you? If you are, what you’ll find is desired outcomes are revealed to you with greater speed, intensity, and satisfaction. People, conversations, gut feelings, and even opportunities that have always been there, but were previously overlooked by your eyes and ears, will suddenly appear.
Beliefs which are out of alignment with who we really are, what most people call limiting subconscious beliefs because there are of a lower vibration than the real you, are better described as tolerated, repetitive or habitual beliefs. They’re given form by feeling and thinking a certain way but they are not subconscious, as I have understood the word to mean. They’re simply habitual and feel normal to you so you don’t notice them as much anymore.
Unconscious is different. There are unconscious ideas and processes happening in the mind and body. Your cells have a consciousness all their own, which you do not intentionally direct, but you can certainly influence when you reduce emotional resistance. Your heart beating without instruction, your skinned knee healing on its own, and even illnesses disappearing without your direct intervention is evidence of a consciousness that we term, unconscious. To me, unconscious just means it’s not something I have to focus on to live. What I’m referring to, in this conversation, is the confusion about the word subconscious. If subconscious is used to mean the same as unconscious, let’s just call it what it is and avoid confusion.
The Art of the Obvious teaches: The BELIEF in the IDEA that something is hidden from you is what’s keeping you from noticing it. Beliefs will cause temporary subject related blindness to what is obvious and tangible. Beliefs are that powerful.
I’ve had many, many conversations with people who clearly stated how they felt about a topic and what happened in their experience which directly matched how they felt. They then said, “I guess it’s just my subconscious mind sabotaging me.”
No, it’s not. IT’S NOT SUBCONSCIOUS IF WE’RE TALKING ABOUT IT OR YOU FEEL IT! Further, if there’s no emotion associated with a thought, idea, vision or memory, then it doesn’t carry enough power or momentum to create a substantial manifestation in your reality. If an idea is unconscious, it’s not bothering you or disrupting your life. It doesn’t have enough vibrational fortitude to make an impression in your physical world.
Therefor, you really have nothing to worry about with unconscious beliefs. If an idea does come forth from the trenches of your mind, you’ll know it’s there because of how you feel and your results. This empowers you to change it, immediately.
Doesn’t this seem more logical than there being some hidden portion of your mind controlling your pleasant, or unpleasant, life experiences unbeknownst to you? While the term subconscious has been used, ad nauseam, in today’s personal development culture, it’s time to begin asking for clearer definitions of the word and exploring how we actually have one hundred percent of the data we need, at our disposal daily, to make the life changes we desire. Infinite intelligence didn’t expect you to have to buy a book or program to figure this all out. You have everything you need right now. Stop believing you don’t.
Let’s look at this discussion another way. There are two ways to witness evidence of both visible and in-visible patterns and where they emerge from. They are how you feel, which is in-side visible, and what shows up, which is out-side visible. By hyphenating the word in-visible, I’m asking you to think about it differently. In-visible means internally discernible by way of feelings as opposed to invisible which means hidden from sight. For our purposes here, in-visible means visible inside using emotion.
For example, feelings are in-visible, as are dreams. When you dream with your eyes closed you’re using internal vision. There is nothing physical to see yet you do see it. Sometimes dreams appear more real than physical reality.
When you understand your power to identify what you believe to be true for yourself, regarding any and all situations, you’ll begin using inside and outside results patterns as clues to solving the mystery of why what you asked for isn’t showing up. When the mystery is solved, you no longer have a reason to call yourself unworthy or victim. Now, rename yourself, Empowered.
Do your thoughts about a particular topic seems to be repetitive and expanding? Do you tend to focus on the one thing you don’t want to happen more often than you’d prefer? Do you talk about it repeatedly on social media even though it makes you feel bad? Do you pretend as if feelings don’t matter or that you’re not emotional? By emotional, I don’t mean theatrical. I’m not typically overly very dramatic about things that happen to me. However, I am emotional as a human being. So, are you.
Consider this question. What if feelings create matter?
What you’ll find through expanding awareness is your chronic way of feeling whether good, bad or anything in between stimulates a thought of like vibration energy which quickly expands. Thoughts don’t just matter, they create it. The most prominent thought you’re having in this moment attracts, or summons to it based on its rate of oscillation or hertz, other thoughts of similar kind. Start connecting the dots of emotion, thought, action, and outcome in that order. Or, you can work backwards from the outcome, to the action, to the thought and finally the emotion. What inside-outside result patterns appear for you?
You’re a creator whether you like it or not. Therefor, it’s helpful to become an intentional creator reducing feelings of victimhood.
Let’s look at an example of what I mean by the term creator. I chose a share a negative example here, instead of a positive one. Why? Negative results are the ones we most want to change.
Let’s say you call your friend who always seems to be complaining about her annoying neighbor. The next thing you know you’ve just spent the last twenty minutes not only ranting about the neighbor, but all the other terrible things going on in town and the world.
You hang up the phone to find you’ve got a worse pain in your neck and a bigger feeling of discomfort in your belly. Upon closer inspection, you realize you’ve secretly considered her a pain the neck for years. However, she’s your friend and you love her, so you put up with her rants. You willingly tolerate feeling yucky because you love her. Mom always told you to be there for your friends so you feel like you’re helping her by talking about it.
This is a creation, also known as a manifestation. Perhaps it’s not an intentional one, but a creation or manifestation, nonetheless. Also, it’s not subconscious. All the data you need to accurately assess the situation and diagnose the belief is present and available.
Instead of repeating this situation for the next year or even a lifetime, consider putting yourself and your feelings of well-being as priority number one.
Please note, there is nothing wrong with the above choice or behavior. I don’t teach the righteousness of a choice or behavior. My work is not about shaming you, or guilting you, into change. I do not mean to activate fear in order for you to move into ease. Instead, I’d prefer to direct your awareness toward the idea that it’s only, and ever, a question of whether or not your beliefs are helping you create more of what you want in life. In the above example, the belief might be that you must put the needs of others before your own. Is this what you prefer?
Think about it.
What if I'm right? What if, instead of spending time and energy on the idea of the subconscious mind, you focused on how you felt today and used your current results as non-judgemental feedback data for making the changes you desire in life?
What if this slight shift in focus frees you up to create more of what you want in life, now?