July 27, 2014

The Conscious and Unconscious Mind

“We must realize that the subconscious mind is the law of action and always expresses what the conscious mind has impressed on it. What we regularly entertain in our mind creates a conception of self. What we conceive ourselves to be, we become.’”- Grace Speare

The Conscious mind is 10% of our mind of which we are most aware.

it is our thinking mind which contains


cognitive reasoning

decision making

will power



Holds our short term memory


Everything that comes through your sense, everything you touch, everything you hear, see, going on around you and all the things you may be unaware of like the time of day, the weather, what’s in your peripheral vision comes through conscious mind.

This then records this information into a tiny movie or video and drops this recording into unconscious mind. So the unconscious mind is just a recording system. The whole process takes place in your mind so that your mind can protect you. By having these experiences recorded it can use the learning of these experiences keeps us from repeating negative behaviour or keeping you out of danger. Unfortunately because of the way humankind has evolved and has been programmed the protective mechanism often causes more grief than protection.

The Unconscious also known as the Subconscious mind is 90% of our mind that is mostly below the level of our awareness.

This large percentage of the mind is responsible for reflective action and auto responses from nervous system. It contains the positive and negative associations (beliefs) that we’ve established through our life experiences. It is simply a recording system.

It is our creative mind which holds our



encodings of Emotions

Long term memory- stores memories according to your time line – a chronological system of storing memories.

Protection-Represses memories with unresolved negative encodings of emotion


It works day and night. Part of the functions of the unconscious is to maintain life’s vitality and hence, the unconscious can never retire or else you will have to retire forever. It keeps the heart pumping, monitoring blood circulating, performing body healing, digestion mechanism, and lots more.

The unconscious mind learns by associating – linking similar encoding of things and ideas with each other.  This creates patterns of recognition and this is how learning happens quickly.

The law of life is the law of belief. A belief is a thought in your mind. Do not believe in things to harm or hurt. Believe in the power of your subconscious to heal, inspire, strengthen, and prosper you. According to your belief is it done unto you’. – Dr. Joseph Murphy

How we learn- Synapses and Neural pathways


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