This week has been a lot of work on what subconscious mind can do, but more than work, it has been a reminder of just HOW POWERFUL our “world within” (also know as subconscious or “Subby”) really is.
The value of the subconscious is enormous; it inspires us; it warns us; it furnishes us with names, facts, and scenes from the storehouse of memory. It directs our thoughts, tastes, and accomplishes tasks so intricate that no conscious mind, even if it had the power, has the capacity for.Charles Haanel, The Master Key System (2.7)
Wow. And Haanel continues:
We walk at will; we can raise our arm whenever we choose to do so; we can give our attention through eye or ear to any subject at pleasure. On the other hand, we cannot stop our heartbeats, nor the circulation of the blood, nor the growth of stature, nor the formation of nerve and muscle tissue, nor the building of the bones, nor many other important vital processes.Charles Haanel, The Master Key System (2.8)
The World Within
What an incredible realization! Have you ever sat and though about breathing?
Breathing in, and out and in and out.
You can really only think about it for a couple breathes in and out before you find yourself breathing heavier, or longer, or with a bit of a gasp.
If we had to sit and remember to breathe in a normal, even fashion, our conscious brain literally would not be able to focus on anything else.
Yet the subconscious mind manages to keep breathing even and balanced, while our heart continues to beat, our blood continues to flow, and our immune system continuously is on the march to keep us safe. This is just a small part of what subconscious mind can do for us.
ALL of that is being handled while we try to decide if we want pizza or lasagna for dinner, or if we should go for a walk or stay in. We use our conscious brain for the most trivial of tasks, yet the real important and life driving tasks are all our dear subconscious.
If our subconscious is making all the important decisions and we can only control the conscious mind, HOW are we supposed to make the right subconscious decisions?
Haanel explains this too:
Not only can it (conscious mind) impress other minds, but it can direct the subconscious mind. In this way the conscious mind becomes the responsible ruler and guardian of the subconscious mind. It is this high function which can completely reverse conditions in your life. It is often true that conditions of fear, worry, poverty, disease, inharmony and evils of all kinds dominate us by reason of false suggestions accepted by the unguarded subconscious mind. All this the trained conscious mind can entirely prevent by its vigilant protective action. It may properly be called ‘the Watchman at the gate’ of the great subconscious domain.Charles Haanel, The Master Key System (2.13-2.14)
TV as Escape?
How many times at the end of a long, hard day do we go home and ‘shut our brain off’ and put on the TV? Oh my goodness! What a terribly harmful idea! The advertisements, the show’s story line, the movie’s plot, the music video programming, all of this information flooding our unguarded subconscious mind!
It’s a wonder that we have any control of our thoughts. We are constantly searching for a way to MAKE CHANGES and to ‘escape from the world.’ As best as I see it, if we are trying to escape the world, and leave our subby unguarded more often than not…we can kiss the changes goodbye. We actually have control over what subconscious mind can do.
The definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing and expecting a different result. We have to change what we are doing to expect a different outcome. But still, 95% of people get up with the same attitude, the same beliefs, and the same emotions and proceed to do the exact same thing day in and day out, wondering why they cannot change their outcome.
The subconscious mind cannot argue controversially. Hence, if it has accepted wrong suggestions, the sure method of overcoming them is by the use of a strong counter suggestion, frequently repeated, which the mind must accept, thus eventually forming new and healthy habits of thought and life, for the subconscious mind is the seat of Habit.Charles Hannel, The Master Key System (2.23)
Habits! And Haanel goes on:
That which we do over and over becomes mechanical; it is no longer an act of judgment, but has worn its deep grooves in the subconscious mind. This is favorable for us if the habit be wholesome and right. If it be harmful, and wrong, the remedy is to recognize the omnipotence of the subconscious mind and suggest present actual freedom. The subconscious being creative and one with our divine source will at once create the freedom suggested.Charles Hannel, The Master Key System (2.23)
Subby to the Rescue
Haanel continues to extol the subconscious in 2.25: On the mental side, it is the storehouse of memory; it harbors the wonderful thought messengers, who work, unhampered by time or space; it is the fountain of the practical initiative and constructive forces of life: It is the seat of habit.
There is a lot of talk about H~A~B~I~T~S. Many say: sure, I’m going to work on that.. I say: No way Jose, ‘I’m going to’ is never going to happen.
This is where Og Mandino in “The Greatest Salesman” comes in with Scroll 1 “I will form good habits and become their slave…For it is another of nature’s laws that only a habit can subdue another habit.”
Tap into What Subconscious Mind Can Do
How are we going to make all these changes we want, to reach our ideal perfect life?
Habits! Habits, Habits, Habits, and more Habits.
Finding the bad or harmful habits, and REPLACING them.
We cannot just get rid of bad habits, but we need to counteract them with other helpful and GOOD habits.
Eventually, I will find myself reacting to all situations which confront me as I was commanded in the scrolls to react, and soon these actions and reactions will become easy to perform, for any act with practice becomes easy. Thus a new and good habit is born, for when an act becomes easy through constant repetition it becomes a pleasure to perform and if it is a pleasure to perform it is man’s nature to perform it often. When I perform it often it becomes a habit and I become its slave and since it is a good habit this is my will.Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman (Scroll 1)
May you each be blessed this week as we focus on the new and healthy habits we wish to form.
And when you’re ready to deeply explore what subconscious mind can do to make your life so much better, join us in our Master Key Experience community for the next class. And click here to find out more about me and my experiences.