Tap into the unconscious.

Written on: December 14, 2017

In: leadership by Elisa Coleclough

unconscious mind

This time I want to share with you some information that I am sure you are going to find interesting.


According to Bruce Lipton Ph. D. in developmental cell biology, conscious mind works  at 2,000 bits per second, amazing right? Now, subconscious mind is about 4,000 billion bits per second, now that is a number! So accessing the subconscious is like entering a super mega computer that unlocks all our potential.


Let me begin by saying that if you have not read my blog on the importance of quality thoughts about ourselves titled “Siren’s Song”  click here. Having said that, accessing our subconscious is being able to be the masters of our life, being able react to assertively to all the situations we are presented daily.  Easier said than done I know, but it is worth trying. Coaching is one powerful to access our subconscious mind and create and build on awareness.


Let me clarify roughly two concepts: conscious and subconscious.


Conscious mind is the mind that you actually think with, free-will lies here, cognitive intelligence (IQ) and current level of awareness. This part of the mind has the ability, though, to accept, neglect, reject any idea (from the outside world or created by your imagination). Thus “Choice” resides here, meaning the reasons.


However conscious mind is not all. Subconscious mind which activates with our reactions and is active between 75% to 93% of the time, is responsible for most of our “failures”. Because subconscious a is basically a compound of programmed behaviors which we have learned through repetition.


Subconscious mind sits the personality traits, habits, paradigms, conditioning. These all have been formed due to our education, society, beliefs. Subconscious is emotion, meaning energy in motion. It is “natural” reaction imprinted in our behavior that shows under any given circumstance.


Those reactions need to be re-grounded and re-programmed to access assertive behaviors.


The problem is that we learn this way too late when we are already adults, we identify that there is a need to shift something in our behavior to attain the right results, to be in control. I imagine often that a person is like a ship drifting away on a sea of anxiety, uncertainty, depression, negative emotions, and insecurity until is able to understand that all can be changed, you just need to access and tame your subconscious mind. Again, easier said than done, but as I said before, worth trying.


Why not earlier in life you may say? the problem is that the educational system prepares us to survive in the academic world on how we think, though we are very little equipped to succeed in a commercial world than rewards what we do.


The point is that thinking and behaving have to be aligned in order to succeed and come across successfully in any challenge.  First of all, focus on the quality of your thoughts, do not abdicate that privilege, be selective with them. What you think is what you feel, when we feel we are tapping into the subconscious as the three components of the human psyche are basically: thoughts, feelings and actions, which together bring about attitude. The latter is to be felt, which is why you enter into a room and you “feel the vibe”


How do we access the subconscious power? Coaching. Through a coach you will be able to find the answers yourself, it is like magic but it does not happen overnight and again it is a process that takes time and is continuous. You might take it throughout stages at different times in your life, the point is that you start consciously creating awareness of your thoughts, actions, and feeling. When you do that you are able to change performance, performance is everything. It is being able to react in the right way under stress, is being able to sort out anxiety of the moment and come across as assertive. It is finding out that thinking is so powerful that through repetitions it programs a behavior, therefore a habit and we all want to have good habits, right?


Let me finish this article by presenting you Ken McFarland who used to say: 2% of people think, 3% people think they think, and 95% of people would rather die than think. I am not sure about you, but I am certain that I want to be in the small percentage of people who actually think. It is not related to being absolutely smart and scoring a super genius IQ, it is about accessing cognitive, emotional, physical and spiritual intelligence at any time, under any circumstance through awareness.


Finally, here is a quote to remember:


⇒Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it – Henry Ford.⇐


As usual, I look forward to your comments in the box below. Have a great day/week, Eli