Your subconscious mind has been working every second, since before your birth, to keep you alive. It’s pumping your heart right now. If it ever took a 15 minute break, you would be dead before it came back.
Your subconscious mind runs most of your life itself… and you thought you were running things? It prefers to work in secret, behind the scenes. Many people are not consciously aware of it at all. The Subconscious mind is the area of the mind that hides under the level of conscious perception.
Allow me to introduce you to your subconscious mind with these 10 amazing (and disturbing) facts.
1. It is always watching you and recording your life experiences.
When you nod off in front of the TV, your subliminal mind stays active and is still listening and continues to archive everything in your surroundings. It’s quite the dedicated stalker!
2. The subconscious never forgets anything that ever happened to you.
It’s too bad it doesn’t play well with the conscious, otherwise you could recall any moment in your life. For example, you might come across some random object or place from your past and it will trigger your emotions to freak out. Even if you don’t remember anything about that past situation, the subconscious does.
3. It tries to communicate to you while you are sleeping.
The subconscious doesn’t know how to directly speak to you, although it can convey images, and metaphors while you’re dreaming. These clues can help you to solve major issues in your life.
Unfortunately, dreams are difficult to remember but you can utilize lucid dreaming techniques to interact with your subconscious to learn information about yourself and to have more power (and fun) during your dreams.
Because the subconscious communicates with imagery, put some pictures of your dream life in a place that you will see often. Dream boards work because the photos speak to your unconscious psyche.
4. It is 1,000,000 times as powerful as the conscious mind.
LifeTrainings.com states that “Studies from as far back as the seventies show that our brains begin to prepare for action just over a third of a second before we consciously decide to act. In other words, even when we ‘think’ we are conscious, it is our unconscious mind which is actually making our decisions for us.”
5. It can’t tell time and it doesn’t recognize negative words.
The subconscious only perceives the present time and positive words. So if you use positive affirmations to re-program your subconscious, speak in a way that it can comprehend. It can’t grasp “no” or negative words like “don’t” or “won’t”. Therefore toss out any affirmations that say those words and rewrite them in a current and positive way. For example, when you say “I won’t eat doughnuts anymore.”, the dim-witted subconscious thinks “DOUGHNUTS??!!? YAY! WHERE!?”.
So if you want to be rich, then say “I am a millionaire.”. Or you could say “I am always confident.” or “I am amazing.”. It must be present tense and positive.
6. It also hogs 90% of your brain
On average, the conscious only uses 10% of the brain. The glutenous subconscious takes a whopping 90% of the brain.
7. The subconscious is… kind of an ….idiot savant.
Although the subconscious is powerful, it has the cognitive level of a 2 to 8-year-old child, yet it is also called the “infinite intelligence”.
8. It takes everything literally.
Your subconscious does not know the difference between a situation you’ve imagined or real life. If you visualize yourself practicing a skill or sport, it will think it absolutely happened and you will improve as if you actually did it. Your subconscious mind is what makes you feel fear while watching a scary movie. It thinks the images on the screen are truly happening. For such an intelligent area of the brain, it is quite foolish and naive.
9. It is not a logical mind like the conscious, it is a feeling mind.
Whenever you think or say “I feel ____.” the feeling originates from your subconscious mind. Don’t believe every emotion you feel, know that it derives from an illogical and irrational mind. If you tell it a phrase enough, it will believe it, no matter how ridiculous it is! What you feel may not be what is really going on.