If you have read my last blog, you would have understood with certainty the importance of the Subconscious mind in our life and how being in touch and igniting the fire of our subconscious mind will help in achievement of our life goals. In this blogpost, I am going to list some commonly used methods of first accessing and then activating our subconscious mind.
1. Meditation: This is the most important and prevalent practice by which one can get access to one’s subconscious mind. The most significant aspect of accessing the subconscious mind through meditation is that you are consciously trying to open the hitherto closed door of an unexplored space of your mind. This means that you are at all times in full control of the steps you are taking towards your Mental and Spiritual emancipation, because that’s what I call this activity of accessing and activating subconscious mind.
The word meditation is popular among the seekers of Spiritual growth. But the paths of meditation are as many as are the practitioners of it. Just like all religions lead to one god, so do all meditations lead to one single goal- that of getting in touch with and activating your subconscious mind. I leave it to the reader to find the best path of meditation. My advice- try as many paths as you like and seek the help of a guru if you find difficulty in practicing it all alone. Also, there are several self help books on meditation and even audio CDs and clips which teach techniques as well as guide you through meditation.
One of my favorite methods of meditating is as follows:
After morning bath, lie down in your bed in shav asana. Take care the room is closed and there is no other disturbance. Chant your favorite mantra 3 times. As you chant the mantra, imagine the whole Universe chanting it with you. Now imagine the cosmic rays which are all around you aligning themselves and entering into your body from your crown chakra. Imagine them entering your body in the shape of a giant funnel whose narrow tip is ending on top of your head. As they enter your body, they activate all the 5 main chakras in your body one after the other. As these chakras start rotating, increasing their speed more and more, they start attracting more and more of these rays into you. Start feeling the blissful effect of these rays all over your body from head to toe. If you are doing this correctly, you will feel warmth seeping into your palms, especially your finger tips will start tingling with this warmth. Your aura, the etheric body, is cleansed and activated and charged. Now, let your mind go blank in this blissful state. Let it feel awash with bliss and joy , protected and receiving the supreme blessings that it deserves from Universe. Let yourself remain in this state as long as you can. Here I would like to point out the importance of letting go of conscious actions for successful meditation. The subconscious mind can be likened to a butterfly. The butterfly flies away as you approach it with intent to catch it and the more you chase after it, the more it flies away from you. However, if you sit still and wait patiently, it will sooner or later come to you on it’s own! Likewise It takes a lot of patience and practice to attune your subconscious mind so that it can reach deeper and deeper state of meditation. The guru or the literature from great practitioners of meditation may be able to guide you and give you successful tips. Yet meditation is an intensely personal experience and every human being on this earth has to create his or her own path as they progress forward.
One of the biggest benefits of meditation as a means of accessing your subconscious mind is the activation which accompanies the process automatically. As you meditate more and more, the blocked channels between your Subconscious and Universe and Subconscious and Conscious Mind will open up. You will have direct broadband access to the goodness of WWW-the world wide web of Universe. All your conscious thoughts and desires will be channeled instantly to the Universe via Subconscious mind and the Universe like a Genie will send forth abundance and joy in your life exclaiming – Your Wish is my Command!
2. Dreams- The visual and aural messages received by us while sleeping and which we call dreams are a powerful tool for getting in touch with the world beyond the Conscious mind. Thus, while Meditation is a conscious step taken by the seeker to get in touch with his or her Subconscious mind, Dreams are the tool of the Universe-the Supreme System, to bring you closer to your Subconscious mind. The decision to meditate is a product of the conscious mind of a person. The decision to dream is however not in the hands of a person’s conscious mind. Therefore, Dreams are a much more direct connection between a person’s subconscious mind and the Universe. They are a direct outcome of the stimuli provided by the Universe to the Subconscious mind while we are sleeping.
You may well ask that while dreams are our gateway to the Subconscious world it is so much more difficult to remember them when we wake up from our sleep. How do we remember those messages which our Subconscious mind receives while in the state of sleep? The answer is we can train our conscious mind to remember the messages that we have received while dreaming. How?? Through patience and practice. Dreams are so ephemeral in nature. We remember perfectly the sequence of events as long as we are dreaming, even going backwards and forwards sometimes. However, as soon as we wakeup, they just vanish. A practical way of remembering your dreams is through maintaining a Dream Logbook. Purchase a nice Diary and christen it your Dream logbook. Keep this logbook at all times near the place where you sleep. As soon as you wake up after a particularly vivid dream, just note down a description of that dream in this logbook. Do this religiously. After a certain period of time, you will notice that remembering the Dreams will come to you effortlessly. What was initially a chore will become the most natural thing to do. What’s more writing them down and then going through those dreams sometimes later will help you see and form instant connections between these seemingly disparate dreams. In effect, you will be consciously analyzing your subconscious messages and be able to read between the lines. You will be able to get the subliminal messages that your soul is receiving from the Universe and mould your life accordingly.
Déjà vu – A great proof of the dreams being the harbingers of messages from Universe is the feeling of déjà vu that almost all of us have experienced at some or the other times of our life. Déjà vu is the feeling that we get when during some particular event in which we are the participants we suddenly get the feeling that we have seen this event happening before also. There is a strong sense of foreboding of something happening even as the event is unfolding right before our eyes. Again, as soon as we realize this and try to capture this moment or try to foresee what will happen next through our conscious mind, it disappears like a mirage in the desert. Have you ever thought what is the source of this Déjà vu? It is our dreams. The dreams are a very effective medium of getting in touch with our source- the Superconscious Mind. However, it is being done without the active participation of the conscious mind. Often, our source shows us glimpses of one of our many futures. Since most of the times we forget our dreams as soon as we wake up, when that event does show up in actual in our future life, we get the feeling of déjà vu.
3. Hypnotism- This is perhaps the most misunderstood and also the least practiced methods of accessing the subconscious mind. The reason is ofcourse the way hypnotism has been depicted and represented in the mass media. It is shown as a favorite practice of villainous practitioners to extract information from their unwilling victims. Everybody has secrets and nobody wants them to be put into the hands of somebody who can misutilise them.
However, contrary to the impression given by the mass media, a person under hypnotism is not a hapless victim who is under total command and control of the hypnotist. A person who is under hypnotism is fully aware of both external environment as well as the scenes which are unfolding in their mind. A practiced Hypnotist can guide the subject to a particular event that has happened in either present or past life. The subject watches the events unfolding in their mind’s eye like an observer or bystander, totally detached from the event yet watching it so vividly that they can even remember the smells associated with it. Further, it is totally upto the Subject whether they want to share the details of this scene unfolding in front of them with the people around them.
So what exactly happens when a person is hypnotized? He or she is taken to a guided journey into the deep unexplored recesses of the subconscious mind. This subconscious mind derives it’s photographic memory from the access to the vast unlimited Server named Universe. The theory of relativity of Einstein implies that Time and Space are two sides of the same coin. Everything that ever happened or will happen in future are all existing together. It is just that we as humans experience time in a linear fashion so that everything seems to be in a chronological order. Instead of considering time as a moving element and space as stationary, imagine what would happen if we consider space as moving and time as the stationary landscape. The same events would happen exactly as they are now to us. We will go into this aspect more in future. For present, we can safely say that all the times exist simultaneously. Thus hypnotism helps us to tap into the subconscious mind and wet our beaks with the events in question by picking and choosing the area of space-time continuum that we want to see.
It is a great way of getting insights into our past and future. Also, we have the added advantage of simultaneously be able to apply our conscious knowledge to the subconscious memories thereby triggering sometimes huge cathartic moments which may lead us to epiphany.
Today we discussed some of the most common methods of achieving access as well as activating our subconscious mind. Hope that you have enjoyed reading this as much as I have in writing it.