The conscious mind is often a scary place to be. After all, it is the recognizable thoughts we have each and every day. It is where all of the good and bad things that run through our minds resonate all day long.
But the subconscious mind might be an even scarier place to contemplate. It is a place where thoughts live, but we cannot access them. We do not even know they are there, and worst of all, we cannot control them.
The thing is that a lot of people think that the subconscious mind holds our really negative thoughts. That it is where we hide our deepest pains, our trauma, and our emotional baggage. Further, the notion that these negative thoughts leak into our conscious minds exists. If this is true, then we can access the power of our subconscious mind by confronting those negative thoughts in our conscious mind.
But how can we do that? How can we access the positive impacts that the subconscious can have on our lives? There are several steps we can take to begin the process of emotional healing.
Practicing meditation is an age old remedy for the ailments that exist in our subconscious mind. Meditation is a practice that allows you to control your thinking, focus on your breathing, and push all the noise of our lives away.
There is healing that is said to happen through the quiet of meditation. Perhaps our bodies need to shut off our conscious thoughts periodically, maybe we need to reset. Whatever you believe, meditation is a proven practice for reducing stress and anxiety, both ailments that may stem from the subconscious mind.
Letting Go of Blame
Blame is natural. More often than not, we feel like we are to blame for our own failures, our regrets, our emotional baggage. In reality, though, we likely should not carry the burden of all the blame that we place on ourselves. Further, letting go of blame we place on others can be an emotionally healing experience.
Consider keeping a forgiveness journal. I like to keep focused journals that allow me to concentrate my thoughts on what I am trying to achieve at a given moment. A forgiveness journal is an excellent tool for letting go of negative interactions that might turn into resentment in the future.
Learning to forgive yourself is a hard process. It takes time and commitment, this is not an overnight solution. Consider writing yourself a letter. You may decide to burn it afterward (like I did), but the process of writing those words down on paper helped to make the decision to forgive myself seem a little more permanent.
Emotional healing takes time. Confronting the past is hard, it is messy, and it is not something that can be done in one sitting. Depending on the level of emotional trauma you are dealing with, you may even consider some long-term therapy and/or energy healing sessions. One thing is for sure, pushing your negative thoughts out of your mind is not going to heal them.
If you feel that your subconscious power is being taken over by the darkness created by your past, then it is time to take your life back. This journey is not an easy one to take. There will be setbacks, but the power in regaining your subconscious is worth all the trouble.
These practices allow us to confront the emotional darkness lurking in the subconscious of our mind. By freeing our subconscious from negative thoughts, the power of the subconscious becomes the ability to remain positive in our conscious minds. The happiness we will feel from this freedom is the true reward.