By Benjamin Hardy
“Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep.” — Napoleon Hill
Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, and digestion.
It controls all the vital processes and functions of your body and knows the answers to all your problems.
What happens on your subconscious level influences what happens on your conscious level.
In other words, what goes on internally, even unconsciously, eventually becomes your reality. As Hill further states, “The subconscious mind will translate into its physical equivalent, by the most direct and practical method available.”
The goal, then, is to master how to utilize your unconscious mind. When you learn how to master your unconscious, you quite literally become the creator of your world.
Take a second to look at your life, your health, your relationships, and your money. This is all influenced by your unconscious.
When you change your unconscious, EVERYTHING in your world immediately shifts to meet your unconscious level.
This short article will help you learn how to not only tap into your subconscious to increase your clarity and creativity.
You’ll also learn how to access your unconscious to heal yourself of blocked emotions, and ultimately, become the creator of your own story.
Ten minutes before going to sleep:
“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” — Thomas Edison
It’s common practice for many of the world’s most successful people to intentionally direct the workings of their subconscious mind while they’re sleeping.
Take a few moments before you go to bed to meditate on and write down the things you’re trying to accomplish. Write down your goals and dreams and ambitions.
Meditation and journal writing have two core purposes:
You gain self-awareness and clarity as you reflect and ponder on your life and your goals.
You increase your imagination by allowing yourself to see possibility in your life beyond your current circumstances. Albert Einstein said:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Right before bed, play with possibility in your mind and on paper. Then, let your subconscious mind turn that imagination into reality.
While you sleep, and particularly in REM, your subconscious rewires itself. You can train your brain to rewire itself to match your future desires, so that organically and naturally, they unfold in your life.
Ten minutes after waking up:
Research confirms the brain, specifically the prefrontal cortex, is most active and readily creative immediately following sleep.
Your subconscious mind has been loosely mind-wandering while you slept, making contextual and temporal connections. Creativity, after all, is making connections between different parts of the brain.
In an interview with Tim Ferriss, Josh Waitzkin, the former chess prodigy and tai chi world champion, explains his morning routine to tap into the subconscious breakthroughs and connections experienced while he was sleeping.
Unlike 90 percent of people between the ages of 18–44 who check their smartphones within 15 minutes of waking up, Waitzkin goes to a quiet place, does some meditation and grabs his journal.
In his journal, he thought-dumps for several minutes. Rather than getting sucked back into a mindless distraction — which is how most people start their day — Waitzkin is highly mindful of himself and his psyche.
He is focused on being proactive and creative with his life — where most people are distracted and reactive to their environment and chemical addictions.
While writing in his journal, Waitzkin gets all sorts of creative ideas and insights — what he calls, “crystallized intelligence.”
This is how you connect your conscious mind with your subconscious mind. And you should be doing it every single day.
Research has shown that by age 12, most children lose the connection between the conscious and subconscious.
The world becomes so busy and fast-paced and stressful that we keep ourselves stuck at the conscious level, and then our lives become a repeating pattern.
However, you can bridge the conscious and subconscious by doing this 10-minute routine every evening and morning.
While writing in your journal in the morning, immediately following sleep, you have amazing access to your subconscious.
As you write things down, whatever comes to your mind, you’ll begin to become more self-aware. You’ll also be able to become more creative and powerful.
When you write your goals down on paper first thing in the morning, you are speaking directly to your subconscious mind.
You can get to the point where you have strong neural connections throughout your brain that reflect your future dreams and desires.
In other words, while “giving requests” to your subconscious before bed, and while meditating on them and writing them down in the morning, you are literally rewiring your brain.
You’re creating a new brain with new connections and memories of FUTURE EXPERIENCES that you plan to create.
Yes, you can create a brain and subconscious of your ideal future. And once the subconscious is onboard, your external reality will immediately begin shaping itself to match your subconscious.
“The unconscious will allow us to have only what we believe we deserve. If we have a small view of ourselves, then what we deserve is poverty. And our unconscious will see to it that we have that actuality.” — Dr. David Hawkins
Right now, there is a ceiling effect on the amount of success and happiness you can have. That ceiling is your subconscious mind.
The current ceiling of your income is your subconscious.
The current ceiling of your romance and passion in your love-relationship is your subconscious.
At or around age 12, the brain becomes highly “beta” focused, where it operates very quickly.
You stress your system out and activate your brain into a beta state by jumping straight into your phone when you wake up.
Instead, you want to utilize an “alpha” brain state, where your brain isn’t as stressed and focused, but instead, can drop into the subconscious.
You need to become epic at not only connecting with your subconscious — so you don’t keep repeating unhealthy patterns — but also, you need to learn to SHAPE your subconscious according to your desires, so you can create the future self and life you want.
This is how the most successful people in the world achieve their goals and dreams.
I’ve been using this method myself for going on a decade and can speak with complete boldness and confidence — it works. If you combine this process with prayer, it works even better.
What future will you create?
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About Author: Benjamin P Hardy is the bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work, which explains the profound impact your environment has on your behavior, mindset, and success. He is an organizational psychologist, speaker, and a father to five kids.
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