THE SUBCONSCIOUS IS A GOAL SEEKING MECHANISM……… that never sleeps and is constantly at work seeking to bring into physical reality whatever commands we give it. It takes every word we say literally and doesn’t care whether we are joking or not. It has also been proven that whatever we picture in our minds repeatedly is looked upon as a “goal” by our subconscious and it will draw us toward it in actual physical reality. This touches on visualization, which is another subject in itself, but just to give you an example, worry is a form of negative visualization.
When we worry we are actually vividly picturing what we don’t want to happen, and if we do this on a regular basis we can actually attract the very thing we don’t want. On the other hand, people have used visualization to help them achieve some extraordinary goals in life. Therefore, the subconscious can actually be “tricked” into success (or failure) depending upon what we tell it. As the subconscious does not argue back, we can use this to our advantage. We can also use it to help us create a new self -image.
The subconscious mind can also be likened to a powerful truck being driven along the road. The driver, although small in comparison to the truck, gives the commands by deciding which way to steer it, which pedals to press, which controls to use, etc. He represents the conscious mind. The truck, although it cannot think for itself, is the actual powerhouse that does most of the work, and this represents the subconscious mind. This truck will gladly get us to our desired destination if we steer it properly and give it the correct commands; however, this same truck will also willingly take us off the road and into a ditch if we don’t steer it properly or give it the wrong commands. Either way the truck doesn’t care, it only obeys.
The subconscious is all-wise and knows things our conscious mind does not. The subconscious has stored in it every single event, experience, or thing that has happened to you since the day you were born, even if you can’t consciously remember it. The subconscious never forgets and can also be likened to a huge storehouse that serves information up to the conscious mind when required. This is usually in the form of hunches or urges, but these hunches are not always in agreement with our conscious thinking and we usually think we know best. Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve had an idea or a difficult decision to make and you consciously thought it was a good idea at the time and you wanted to do it, but at the same time you also had this gut feeling telling you not to do it? You didn’t know why, but you just had a feeling that you shouldn’t do it, but you went ahead anyway? Did it turn out well? The chances are it probably didn’t. The bad feeling you got was your subconscious trying to warn you of impending danger. Remember, your subconscious has been recording every single thing which has reached it through the five senses since the day you were born, and it gives all this back to you in the form of hunches and it knows best. If we are wise, we will listen to it.