“As you unwind belief systems, you simply feel more present, so you can show up for what is happening in the moment. You can either act or not act, but it is more intuitively based as opposed to being based in reaction based memory.” Hale Dwoskin
The subconscious is the part of our mind that holds unresolved issues, incomplete experiences and lost memories. Our bodies are often the best source of information offering us clues regarding these split off thoughts, feelings, beliefs and incomplete emotional experiences. Where we have issues, feel tension or constriction alerts us there being some clearing or unraveling to be done.
The chakra system correlates to the various parts of our body-minds and can be of great help helping us to define and then release old unprocessed issues. The Root (first) and Sacral (second) chakras primarily are those we associate with early issues in our lives and deeper, sub- or unconscious material.
As we work with the subconscious, there are several key points to bear in mind:
- Material held in the subconscious is out of conscious awareness.
- Subconscious learning is rapid, protective, without discernment.
- Learning in the developmental years is largely subconscious.
There is tremendous strength to this part of the mind, but we must understand it and know how to use it. If we do not, it tends to work toward our detriment instead of our benefit. This is because it is the storehouse of uninspected beliefs that have accumulated throughout our lifetime. Because most of these beliefs were probably imprinted early in life, they may not be accurate for the present and may be detracting rather than adding to our lives.
To truly have the tremendous power of this aspect available in the creation of something new, we must clear out the clutter that no longer serves us.
People often carry unresolved guilt, anger or grief that blocks their ability to enjoy the abundance in their lives. There can be varying degrees of awareness concerning these issues, running the gamut from total lack of knowledge to a dimly felt sense of the emotion blocking the free flow of life force.
Also common are subconscious beliefs around not deserving happiness, or that life has to be hard or that in some deep way one does not measure up in life and therefore cannot succeed. Once these areas of blockage are discovered, explored and dissolved, a person can move on and create lives in ways that are fulfilling, self-nurturing, and life enhancing.
So how can you begin to know about this part of yourself?
The constant stream of mental chatter that flows through our minds tends to dissipate our life force, but the good news is that it also may hold clues to the deeper belief structures that impede forward movement.
Turn up the volume on your everyday thinking and notice the habitual commentary. What things do you tend to turn over and over in your mind? What conversations and self-talk tend to dominate your thoughts?
How about family legacies and beliefs? Are there themes in the material that runs through your mind that are related to your beliefs? How do you think these may be impacting your inability to create what you want?
For instance, if you believe that life is a struggle, then you will approach a lot of your daily activity with a sense of heaviness, burden or resistance. It will not even occur to you to embrace the moment, look for the joy or be grateful for the good things in your life; you will focus on hardship – drain your energy, feel exhausted and end up creating more of the same by default!
Understanding how this works is not enough. We must actively intervene in the workings of our own minds in order to shift our consciousness. Discovering, exploring and releasing these problematic beliefs and installing new ones are the steps that are necessary to live in freedom and conscious creativity.
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