“Each one of us has all the wisdom and knowledge we ever need right within us. It is available to us through our intuitive mind, which is our connection with universal intelligence.”
– Shakti Gawain
The subconscious mind carries infinite wisdom and knowledge, accumulated from a lifetime of learning. A myriad of detail that would baffle the conscious mind are stored within the subconscious. When you did not yet know how to speak, your subconscious mind was already absorbing information like a sponge.
By learning how to access the realm of the subconscious, literally any problem can be solved with minimal conscious effort.
Most renown scientists, writers, composers, and historical figures attribute their success to the power of the subconscious. They all maintain that the solutions appeared, not when they were working on the problem consciously, but when they were engaged in some ”mindless” activity. People who frequently tap into the subconscious for answers, know there is no such a thing as impossible.
Accessing Power of The Subconscious
There are a few simple methods that will activate the problem solving wheels of the subconscious mind. Once you know how to use them efficiently, you have the potential to become your own oracle on demand.
Sleeping, walking, painting, playing an instrument; or any kind of physical activity that does not require concentrated thinking, is effective for shutting off the conscious mind. The subconscious is always working – whether you are asleep or awake.
THE TWO METHODS I USE:
1. Ask yourself a question and sleep on it.
This may seem ridiculously simple but works like a charm. Any problem that you think is impossible for you to solve consciously can be left to the subconscious mind to work out, while you’re asleep.
Often the answer appears out of the blue, when we’re not focused on the problem or question consciously. The process, however, is always started by the conscious mind, and then handed over to the subconscious to work out.
Repeating the question is necessary, in order to instill it deep enough into the conscious mind, for the subconscious to take a note of it. The reason why repetition is the mother of all learning, is because it drills it into the subconscious mind. (This is also why addictions are so hard to break).
Think of your conscious mind as the program, and the subconscious as the software. All the rules, behaviors and actions are programmed from the software, but carried out by the program. Your subconscious controls your conscious mind.. unless of course you learn how to harness the power of the subconscious and make it work for you, consciously.
Another point to note when asking your subconscious mind for an answer, is that you need to use willpower. Repeating the question alone will work, eventually, but using the power of your will speed things up considerably. This sends out the message of urgency to your subconscious, letting it know you really need the help.
Whenever I’ve used this method, nearly each time, I’ve received the answer the following day, and frequently through a dream.
2. Spontaneous writing
To use this method all you do is write – without any censorship. Just scribble down all the thoughts, words and associations that come to mind regarding the question. Do not think or process yet – just write. Whatever comes out is fine, do not try to make sense of it yet – just let it stream.
Then, perhaps several hours later or even the next day, review everything you’ve written and derive some meaning out of it. The solution may come from an angle you were not expecting, so keep an open mind.
You may have heard of automatic writing. Spontaneous writing is not that different from automatic writing. Both entail shutting off the conscious mind to invite in the stream of the subconscious.
My late grandmother once wrote an entire book with automatic writing. Somehow she was able to shut off her conscious mind and receive information about distant family lineage, that she had no way of knowing, consciously at least.
When you’ve experienced the power of the subconscious first hand, there is no more reason to be spooked out by this phenomena.
I’ve written some of my best sentences when I wasn’t thinking straight. Most poets and writers who use spontaneous writing or “subconscious writing”, will tell you that it is the only way to come up with a true masterpiece.
Regular journaling is also an effective tool for receiving information from the subconscious. When we journal, we are usually relaxed and not really trying to work out a problem consciously. This is helpful for unleashing the hidden stream of knowledge.
You Already Have the Answer..
Whatever the dilemma you are faced with, know that you already have the answer. All you need to do is draw it out from the subconscious. Most people do not know that they hold this vast storehouse of knowledge within, and therefore do not look to it for answers, at least not consciously.
Once you learn how to use the subconscious mind, your life becomes easier and you are not really that faced when problems arise.
The answer from the subconscious mind may come in a dream, so pay attention to your dreams.
You may also stumble upon the answer “by accident” while working on something menial and unrelated.
By the way, to effectively use the power of the subconscious you must have faith in its existence and abilities.
This article was written in 2010.