Source:The Secret Realm of Our Subsconscious

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

Our mind is a complex mechanism that records, stores and processes huge amounts of information every single day of our lives. Where does all this information go? We certainly do not remember each and every thing that passes us by and yet most of us are able to recall the minutest of details if required. The human mind is divided into conscious and the subconscious minds – the conscious mind is the active memory where details related to our day to day lives are stored and the total subconscious mind deals with long term memory.

“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

Subconscious comprises of 90% of the human mind, where as the conscious mind is only 10% . Therefore, the right brain subconscious is more powerful than the conscious mind, which has all the logic, thinking and intellect. The right brain subconscious has no logic or intellect. It function on the basis of instinct and whatever beliefs and ideas that have seeped in subconscious. It does not have the capacity to distinguish between right and wrong or acceptable and unacceptable behavior or thought. Due to this lack of judgment, if a belief becomes deep-seated in the right brain subconscious, it is very difficult to convince a person to believe otherwise.

“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 carries within itself eternal memory – everything that the human race has gone though over billions of years is believed to be stored under the deep, dark folds of the subconscious. It will be difficult for people to carry on their daily lives if they had to carry the burden of memories of millions of years. Therefore, all these ancient memories remain forgotten and buried and surface only when need arises.

The right brain subconscious mind is where all everything is neatly filed and stored and can be accessed or rather recalled anytime. However, this is not our active memory, which is why, usually a trigger is required to invoke any memory or detail. This function is just like a computer’s memory – in order to access any file where a particular data is stored, you must know the file name to choose, open and then access the data stored there. Similarly, the subconscious mind suddenly flashes certain memories that got triggered through some event. This what is known as ’jogging the memory’.

For example, you may be in a bookstore and suddenly a particular book cover reminds you of a kindergarten schoolmate. The memory of this schoolmate was probably triggered because the shade of purple used on the book cover is exactly of the same shade that this classmate used to wear.

If is a baser side to consciousness, known as subconsciousness, then why should there not be a superconscious? The superconscious is complete consciousness, without any divides. It is aligned with the cosmos and on this level both intellect and instinct merge to become intuition – ’the inner tutor’. At this stage, the conscious is one with the universe and all duality is non-existent and there is a sense of completeness.

Universal Mind, Universal Consciousness and Collective Consciousness are all name given to the phenomenon of becoming identified with the ineffable Source from we have come. The Source and the Being do not remain as two different entities but resonate with the same superconsciouness.

7 Responses

  1. Tilly,

    Another consideration is to “let go” of all unessential clutter in your lifestyle,particularly if it is related to some disturbing emotional aspects of your awareness…When on a heavy psychological trip it is wise to make your life as simple as possible but still retain your enjoyable activities and possessions.


  2. I’d like to say that helped but I’m not sure it did. Or did it? I don’t know. I suppose I was hoping for more. Or something else.

  3. Tilly,

    “I need something powerful to catch me off guard or ‘through the back door’ so to speak”

    The “back door” is letting go of attempts to control consciousness…however this usually only occurs after exhaustion with failure of efforts to overcome problems…but being conscious of this back door is helpful by pointing us in a direction so we don’t feel totally lost.


  4. BTW, it’s not so much one memory as it is trying to deal with issues that aren’t (or haven’t been) accessible in the present state of mind.

  5. I have been using mind/body work, a little meditation, and a select other type tools. It’s been over one and one half years, and I’ve yet to see significant change. My practitioner and I have come to understand that while ‘going to my head’ was a good coping mechanism in my youth, it has been somewhat of a curse in preventing me from growing/healing/living a healthy lifestyle as an adult. I feel, or I think, I need something powerful to catch me off guard or ‘through the back door’ so to speak.
    I’ve read most of your posts and found them helpful and informative and unique.
    I’d love any further info if you are able.

  6. Tilly,

    I use a form of self hypnosis and repeating the words “surrender” or “letting go” when trying to free myself from a painful memory…this process could also be considered a form of mantra meditation which is based on sending this message to the subconscious…this is a personal preference and its effectiveness depends on the individual.


  7. Besides meditation, are you aware of ways to access the subconscious? For example, when trying to deal with trauma from the past, how can one go about doing that?

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