The Process of the Subconscious
Subconscious Process – As we allow negative or positive thoughts into our mind, they are stored in the brain. What we have most recently thought is in the conscious section (1).
As we continue to have thoughts, eventually the older thoughts in section 1 are pushed into the subconscious, specifically to the front of the warehouse or RAM section (A). To make room for these thoughts, the older thoughts already in RAM are then pushed into Cold Storage (B).
To access RAM thoughts, you need only have the desire to do so, and the thoughts are automatically again in the conscious section of your brain (1) for use. Access is almost immediately. The slight delay is negligible.
To access Cold Storage (B) thoughts, however, is more difficult. It takes a key to open the door. Deja Vu is an example of a key. Reminiscing with an old friend will bring up memories (thoughts) you haven’t remembered for ages. How many times have you thought or said, it’s on the tip of my tongue, yet you never quite bring a thought to the forefront? This is an example of a key to the Cold Storage area of your brain and sometimes, the key is strong enough to open the door; sometimes, it isn’t.
As negative energy builds, your thoughts, speech and actions become more negative more often in direct proportion with the negative energy inside you, as well as the negative energy surrounding you. As your negative thoughts grow, they push the positive thoughts (you used to have) into the RAM portion of the warehouse. Eventually, they are at the back of Cold Storage.
What does this do to your thoughts and internal energy?
It attracts more of the same. Eventually, any positive thoughts are long forgotten, and you seldom find a key to unlock their door. This is the effect of negative thinking, which is far reaching into your future, unless you stop it right here, right now.
To stop this snowball effect, you must change what’s inside you to positive. As you can see from the graphic, the only way to change what’s already there (negative) is to replace it with positive thoughts. You must avoid all thoughts that weaken you (negative).
To do this:
- You must become aware of your thoughts. The more you pay attention to your thoughts, the more you’ll become aware of them. Eventually, you’ll be able to stop such thoughts in your mind, before they become speech or actions.
- Each time you catch yourself thinking something negative, stop and mentally distance yourself from the thought. Why are you thinking this way?
- Replace, it with a positive thoughts.
Keep the following in mind:
- Negative thoughts are our way of avoiding pain, which the ego avoids at all costs. So, confront and accept pain or negatives, then let them go and move on with your life … preferably, to something more positive that
gives you pleasure.
- The types of positive thoughts that empower you are: love, harmony, kindness, peace, joy, generosity, happiness and goodwill toward others.
- Allow the world to be as it is. Accept that it is suppose to be this way at this moment in time, and be positive about yourself and your life.
- Concern yourself only with those things you know you can change. The rest doesn’t matter.
- The words problem, failure and obstacle are incorrect naming on your part. Problems and obstacles appear when you take your eyes off your goal; otherwise, you would see them as merely opportunities for growth
and success. Failure is only a result and should be viewed as a milestone toward success.
- Affirmations are positive statements about yourself and your world. They are excellent for pushing the negative into Cold Storage. Use them as often each day as possible.
(Taken from Change Your Mind, Change Your Life)