Mastering power of subconscious begins with learning how to center yourself. We will begin with a short history of the subconscious within the field of psychology, then I will guide you through the Power of Subconscious Centering Meditation.
In traditional psychology, the subconscious, also known as the unconscious, is believed to be a mental storage site — a repository of memories, emotions, habits and associations. These stored elements form beliefs that operate outside of your awareness, determining who you are, how you act and what your life looks like. To gain control of the undesirable aspects of your life, you must become aware of the elements that are stored in your subconscious and the beliefs they have engendered.
But in traditional psychology, the subconscious is also portrayed as the saboteur within –something dangerous, something manipulating you, something you shouldn’t examine too closely or you might go mad. This causes people to fear their own inner selves and gives rise to the analyst’s couch, a safe environment where the subconscious mind can be peeled back layer by layer, like an onion.
Traditional views of the subconscious die hard. Psychiatry and psychology still tend to demonize the subconscious or marginalize it as an inferior part of mind. Meanwhile the conscious mind is touted as the be all and end all; higher consciousness is denied altogether.
But a deeper understanding of reality reveals that mind is no thing and there are no divisions. Conscious, subconscious, superconscious are not parts of the brain, they are merely descriptive terms applied to the invisible — yet they are terms that have been repeated so often, for so long, in so many ways and places, they are taken as physical fact.
Power of subconscious begins by letting go of your preconceptions and allowing yourself to move into what I call vertical awareness which is the consciousness of self in the moment. Your thoughts have created a horizontal field of energy stretching in all directions — the literal meaning of feeling scattered or spread too thin. But thought stops in a state of vertical awareness.
The following brief exercise will give you a glimpse of vertical awareness. Read through the paragraph below, then find a quiet place. Empty your mind of all you were told or thought you knew about the subconscious and enjoy the short exercise that follows.
POWER OF SUBCONSCIOUS CENTERING MEDITATION
Close your eyes.
Breathe in through your nose to the count of 7. Hold for a few moments. Then breathe out to the count of 8 through partially closed lips. Repeat two more times.
Visualize a net of energy extending horizontally in all directions. This is your thought field. Take a leap of faith and let go of your thought field, trusting that you don’t need to hold onto it. Let go of the field and you instantly come back to yourself.
Inner silence signals the arrival of your power.
Now imagine your physical body enveloped by a column of energy that begins below your feet and extends above your head. In vertical awareness what is above merges with what is below; as above so below.
You feel the rush of unified consciousness and have taken the first step toward unleashing power of subconscious.