“Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate” ~ Carl Jung

The subconscious furnishes us with names, facts and scenes from its storehouse of memory. It directs our thoughts, tastes and accomplishes tasks so intricate that no conscious mind, even if it had the power, would have the capacity for. The processing capacity of the conscious mind is only 2,000 bits of information per second. Compare that to the 4 billion bits per second of the subconscious. The subconscious mind never sleeps just like your heart and blood circulation.

“The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.” ~ Sigmund Freud

The subconscious mind is sometimes referred to as the seat of intuition or the feeling mind. The subconscious mind stores every event in your lifetime. It accepts all input whether it is true or not. You might say that the subconscious mind takes every thought at face value. It does not reason or analyze.

The subconscious mind is not limited to the confines of linear time. It exists within and beyond. Any belief that is deeply ingrained in a person’s subconscious will continue to produce the same effects over and over in that person’s life.

“Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can’t even describe, aren’t even aware of.”~ Ellen Goodman

The subconscious is unable to change its programming. It can only work with the information it receives from the conscious mind. This is why your thoughts and beliefs are so important. The subconscious literally has the ability to make your life what you believe.

The conscious is often referred to as the blueprint while the subconscious is known as the builder. Reprogramming the subconscious can be done in many ways such as hypnosis, prayer and positive affirmations but it takes time to overcome old patterns that are deeply ingrained in the subconscious. Repetition can be instrumental in replacing old programming.

2 Responses

  1. Tilly,

    I am currently trying to increase my focus on the therapeutic aspects of our subconscious right brain….there is now a special section on my sidebar listing relevant blogs which can be helpful to readers interested in making changes in their personal life.


  2. The analogies help to understand better. I’d like more examples of ways to access the subconcious and make changes.
    Please consider writing about that.

    Thanks again for your contribution.

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