Lesson 2: Conscious vs Subconscious Mind

The conscious versus the subconscious mind

The two main parts of the mind – the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. Responsible for running our life – including our thought patterns, belief systems, daily routines, behaviors, and emotions. 


When both the conscious and subconscious mind are in alignment and working together, we have the power within to create and be anything we want to be. 


If you aren’t currently happy with your life’s circumstances, it is because the conscious and subconscious mind are out of alignment. 


When they are not in alignment we can be dreaming of one life but creating another from habits by the unconscious mind. 


The Conscious Mind

The conscious mind is our thinking mind, it is where our awareness of life comes from. The conscious mind contains the thoughts, feelings, and memories that we are consciously aware of

The conscious mind doesn’t fully come online until about age 7. 

The conscious mind is responsible for Our:

  • Perceptions
  • Sensations
  • Free will
  • Ideas
  • Hope
  • Creativity
  • Personal identity
  • Personality
  • Inspiration for Life
  • Dreams of a future reality
  • Personal development

The conscious mind likes change. It wants to learn and adapt to new information and will actively seek out that new knowledge. So when you are embarking on a personal growth journey – the conscious mind is all aboard to learn and develop new ideas and to create from those ideas. 


We create our reality and dream of our future from our conscious mind. 

New information feeds the conscious mind to create new ideas from the information that is collected, thus feeding our creativity from the conscious mind. 


When we are thinking about, contemplating on, or analyzing something, this process is coming from the conscious mind. 

The Subconscious or Unconscious Mind

This is where all of our belief systems, habits, and the programs we learned ages 0 to 7 from our environment are held. 


The subconscious mind is our habit mind, it does not like change – it prefers routine. This is one of the reasons why it is so challenging to shift thought patterns or change belief systems, because the subconscious or unconscious mind does not want to change – it prefers to stick to what it knows. 


The subconscious mind is active before we are even born and is like a sponge from ages zero to seven – soaking up all the information it can. During these crucial ages it becomes programmed from the external environment, developing thought patterns, behavioral patterns, belief systems, and habits that form and then run on autopilot for the rest of our life – unless we do the inner work to know what programs we’ve downloaded during this time of our life.


The subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between reality and what isn’t “real”. This is why the habit of visualization works so well to program the unconscious mind for the reality that you want to create. 


By “implanting” images into the subconscious, it will believe that it is real and begin working on creating solutions to bring that into reality.


However, it is important to note that the subconscious mind doesn’t like change, therefore consistency and repetition are key when reprogramming the subconscious mind. 


The subconscious mind is responsible for:

  • Our belief systems
  • Our habits
  • Our memories
  • Our dream state
  • Daily processes
  • Our Emotions
  • Automatic actions and reactions


We can become aware of what programs the subconscious mind is running on, through practicing awareness in our daily lives. Awareness is a mindfulness exercise that increases what we are aware of that may be running on autopilot in the subconscious mind – these could be thought patterns, belief systems, or triggers that show up in our daily lives without us even knowing they are there.


There are several modalities that will reprogram the subconscious mind through repetition and consistency, we will provide information for some of them in this course. 

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