The subconscious mind is indeed far more powerful and influential than its conscious counterpart. It’s foolish to disregard the potential of your subconscious mind just because you can’t summon it as easily as the conscious mind. The subconscious mind is mysterious yet familiar as it has been shaping your beliefs, thoughts, and actions in your life.
Once skeptical of the existence of the subconscious mind, I’m now a believer after experiencing how tuning and reprogramming the subconscious mind can lead to great transformation in life. While I’m not an expert, I’m going to share the ways that I’ve tested to access my subconscious mind while staying awake.
While science couldn’t conclusively prove that the subconscious mind exists, psychologists more or less agree that it plays an important role in influencing our life. At a glance, it may seem that we’re controlled by a hidden force within our mind that is beyond our reach.
But that isn’t totally true.
Your subconscious mind becomes a dominant force when you’re asleep. As your conscious mind becomes dormant, your subconscious mind is free to dominate the mind. As you sleep, your brainwaves altered its frequency to Alpha, Delta and eventually Theta, where you hit deep sleep.
As the conscious mind is accessed when you are in Beta frequency, it is safe to assume that the subconscious mind only surfaces when you are in a restful and relaxed state. To be precise, you are connected to the subconscious mind when you hit Delta frequency.
The subconscious mind has a huge grip on your life. Its ability to shape your path is far greater than you’ve imagined. For instance, have you ever encountered a similar problem in your career, relationship or business repeatedly regardless of trying dozens of different strategies?
How about squandering all the cash that you’ve earned by the end of the month? You may be making much more than the average person but savings seem to be an impossible task for you.
Has it ever crossed your thoughts that the fundamental belief that is rooted deep in your conscious mind is influencing your decisions subtlely and paints the same ending each time?
Accessing your subconscious mind gives you the opportunity to remove non-supportive beliefs and replace them with better ones. But what’s more amazing is the fact that actively accessing your subconscious mind allowing you to tap on your intuition and make better decisions.
Check out this article for more reasons to access to your subconscious mind in waking state.
Whether you’re trying to break a bad habit, remove limiting beliefs or to tap in into your intuition, you need to access your subconscious mind without going into the sleep state. It’s pretty obvious that you can’t do much with your subconscious mind when you’re in deep slumber.
In the past 5 years, I’ve come across 3 different techniques that allowed me to access my subconscious mind. Each method, while unique in its own right, has a profound impact on my transformation.
Hypnosis has been used by therapists as an alternative treatment for stress, anxiety, addiction, and other psychological-related issues. It works by getting the subject into a hypnotic trance where the conscious mind is pushed to the back and freeing the subconscious mind.
Once the subject is in the hypnotic trance, the hypnotherapist will offer suggestions that will be soaked up by the subconscious mind. Without conscious blockage, the subconscious mind will be able to process and learn much faster.
I’ve used hypnosis to great effect in elevating self-esteem. After taking in the suggestions in a hypnotic trance, you’ll experience profound changes in beliefs and thoughts that overpower your usual apprehension. It allows you to break boundaries you’ve never thought possible.
Creative visualization is often associated with the Law of Attraction. In a nutshell, the Law of Attraction revolves around manifesting positive events in your life and creative visualization is one of the tools.
However, most people who failed to get creative visualization to work is missing out on the main element, which is feeling the joy during the process. Creative visualization isn’t just about imagining what you wish to have as having a vivid picture in your mind is the act of your conscious mind.
To access your subconscious mind, you need to feel joy as if those visions are a reality. In the state of joy, worries and other negative emotions are pushed away. In this state during creative visualization, your subconscious mind is activated, which is the reason why the Law of Attraction works.
If you’re keen to learn the right way of doing creative visualization and connect with your subconscious mind, check out this video by Vishen Lakhiani of MindValley.
Meditation has transformed from a religious practice by sages in the East to daily routine for regular individuals. Mindfulness meditation, specifically, has been proved to greatly benefit the health of humans.
But what’s more intriguing is that meditation, when practiced consistently and in the right manner, leads to states of mind when an individual experience profound calmness and peace not felt in usual waking state.
Such state of calmness is where your subconscious mind is brought to the fore and you are experiencing your senses at a higher level. However, it takes time before you are able to access the deeper states of meditation if you’re a beginner and practicing meditation on your own.
In recent years, technology has evolved and meditation is made easier. Not only you have access to guided meditation apps, but EEG technology that measures brainwave is also incorporated in Muse, a brain-sensing headband to help meditator to reach the state of calmness quicker.
That’s the big question that begs an answer. While there may be more methods that allow you to connect to the subconscious mind, how do you know when you’re already ‘connected’?
Remember that the subconscious mind can only be dominant when you’re in a relaxed and peaceful state of mind. Therefore, observe how your thought and emotion changes when you’re practicing any of the 3 methods.
When you’re connected to your subconscious mind, doubts and negativity will gradually be subdued. You’ll feel confident, at peace, joyful and lucky as if everything you’re about to do will have no question of succeeding.
More importantly, you’re more than awake as all your senses are heightened when you allow your subconscious mind to take control.
Have you tried connecting to your subconscious mind? What’s your experience like? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment below.
I am an engineer-turned-writer who once struggle with social anxiety. After overcoming problems inflicted by low self-esteem and the fear of interaction, I realize the need for taking a holistic approach in developing our mind. I'm sharing my experience, remedies, and techniques that interest me in my quest to be a better self.