The Incredibly Important Role of Your Conscious Mind
By Tania Kotsos
Article continued from: The Power of Your Subconscious Mind and its Achilles Heel
The second aspect of your consciousness is your conscious mind. It is also known as the objective mind or self-consciousness. It is the mind of your five senses, enabling you to consciously experience the physical world. Most importantly, it is that aspect of your mind that is able to reason. This ability to reason sets human beings apart from the plant and mineral kingdoms and places us highest in the animal kingdom. Your conscious mind essentially grants you the freedom to consciously rather than unconsciously choose your outcomes.
The All-Important Function as Guardian of the Subconscious: Given its capacity to reason and discriminate, your conscious mind has an incredibly important function. It is supposed to be the guardian at the door of your subconscious mind, ensuring that only wanted and empowering messages are allowed through. It is supposed to be the sole commander of your subconscious mind as it is only through the conscious mind that you can access the subconscious. The words supposed to be have been stressed intentionally since most people have no idea about this incredible role. Instead, they experience life in a zombie-like state, allowing messages from the media, society, school, friends, family and even those they deem their "enemies" to pass through to their subconscious mind unchecked, irrespective of their nature.
Charles Haanel explains it this way in The Master Key System: "The subconscious mind does not engage in the process of proving. It relies upon the conscious mind to guard it from mistaken impressions. When the "watchman" is "off guard," or when its calm judgment is suspended, under a variety of circumstances, then the subconscious mind is unguarded and left open to suggestion from all sources."
Who is Running Your Show?: Unbeknown to most people their life is being run in strict accordance with a set of deeply ingrained subconscious programmes that they did not consciously choose in the first instance. To make matters worse, it is argued that most of these programmes were locked in place by the age of around ten. This is because a child's ability to reason is limited compared to that of an adult. This may enable a child to absorb new information with great superiority, but it also means that a child's subconscious mind, being more easily programmed, is left wide open to unchecked negative messages.
Consciously Reprogramme Your Subconscious: By the time a child has reached its early teenage years, its reasoning abilities have significantly developed and so it is able to consciously choose what messages to accept. By then, however, core programmes are already in place and the subconscious mind doesn't want to know any different even if it has unwittingly taken error to mean truth. The simplest way to consciously override these negative programmes is by learning to access your All-Knowing higher self.
Article continued here: Your Higher Consciousness is Your Master Key
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