April 16, 2015 Obara Meji 16Comment

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I hope to discuss this topic intensely and at length with the bloggers, peepers and sometimers, should you be interested in doing so. This is a deep topic which takes much to understand on a deeper level. The subconscious mind is so important to us as human beings and most of us do not even put thought to it or even know of its importance.

In Jamaican society most people will refer to the subconscious as the “Back of mi mind”. In Ifa/Orisha traditional practice Ori Eleda our inner consciousness, or loosely referred as our head is our most important divinity, the subconscious is apart of this spiritual make up.

If we had any idea the important role our subconscious plays in our lives daily, playing out itself in our actions, that which makes up our character, how we prosper, what we achieve, our health, love life, choices we make, how we perceive things and react to them and more, we would embrace our spirituality and begin to study ourselves more closely.

Of course we are conscious beings, so we function with our conscious minds daily. It is our conscious minds which enables us to face and deal with the world, it causes our awareness, perceptions, feelings, fantasies,  it is what receives all our emotions and assists us in dealing with our everyday lives, however it has a deeper part of itself which is the subconscious mind and the two work together but are often not aligned, which can cause disharmony and create imbalance in our lives as we travel along life’s way.

Read below;

Understanding Your Subconscious Mind

Your subconscious mind is like a huge memory bank. Its capacity is virtually unlimited. It permanently stores everything that ever happens to you.

By the time you reach the age of 21, you’ve already permanently stored more than one hundred times the contents of the entireEncyclopedia Britannica.

Under hypnosis, older people can often remember, with perfect clarity, events from fifty years before. Your unconscious memory is virtually perfect. It is your conscious recall that is suspect.

The function of your subconscious mind is to store and retrieve data. Its job is to ensure that you respond exactly the way you are programmed. Your subconscious mind makes everything you say and do fit a pattern consistent with your self-concept, your “master program.”

Your subconscious mind is subjective. It does not think or reason independently; it merely obeys the commands it receives from your conscious mind. Just as your conscious mind can be thought of as the gardener, planting seeds, your subconscious mind can be thought of as the garden, or fertile soil, in which the seeds germinate and grow.

Your conscious mind commands and your subconscious mind obeys.

Your subconscious mind is an unquestioning servant that works day and night to make your behavior fits a pattern consistent with your emotionalized thoughts, hopes, and desires. Your subconscious mind grows either flowers or weeds in the garden of your life, whichever you plant by the mental equivalents you create.

Your subconscious mind has what is called a homeostatic impulse. It keeps your body temperature at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, just as it keeps you breathing regularly and keeps your heart beating at a certain rate. Through your autonomic nervous system, it maintains a balance among the hundreds of chemicals in your billions of cells so that your entire physical machine functions in complete harmony most of the time.

Your subconscious mind also practices homeostasis in your mental realm, by keeping you thinking and acting in a manner consistent with what you have done and said in the past.

All your habits of thinking and acting are stored in your subconscious mind. It has memorized all your comfort zones and it works to keep you in them.

Your subconscious mind causes you to feel emotionally and physically uncomfortable whenever you attempt to do anything new or different, or to change any of your established patterns of behavior.

You can feel your subconscious pulling you back toward your comfort zone each time you try something new. Even thinking about doing something different from what you’re accustomed to will make you feel tense and uneasy.

Superior men and women are always stretching themselves, pushing themselves out of their comfort zones. They are very aware how quickly the comfort zone, in any area, becomes a rut. They know that complacency is the great enemy of creativity and future possibilities.

For you to grow, to get out of your comfort zone, you have to be willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable doing new things the first few times. If it’s worth doing well, it’s worth doing poorly until you get a feel for it, until you develop a new comfort zone at a new, higher level of competence.

Àbọ̀ ọ̀rọ̀ la ńsọ fún ọmọlúwàbí, tó bá dénú rẹ̀, á dodindi. 
A word is enough for the wise……Yoruba Proverb!

Everything comes when it must, and everything happens for a reason, do not hurry your life, what is destined for you, cannot escape you, just keep the faith, be patient and be prayerful, filled with compassion, kindness and respect for all, let these qualities be among your name, God will fill in the rest…..Obara Meji!

All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love….Obara Meji

There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned!….Obara Meji

 

 

In this second video Maggy explains the way to prosper as” @1 God, #2 Celebration and the third is everybody else. This is the practice in Ifa/Orisha tradition, and in this order.

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Spiritual Seeker
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Good afternoon all ES fam! Hope everyone is doing well and at peace today. Congrats to AMH and family on their new arrival!

There is lots to think about and digest here. Cher, like you, I will have to read this over and over a couple times, but I think it’s fascinating.

Caroline, I’m also interested in how ancestral memory and past lives memory fits in to the subconscious memory and how the conscious/subconscious differentiates all these memories.

I think the tithing video is interesting too.

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Good morning Obara Meji and ESP family,

Nunu please send my best wishes to AMH and her little bundle of joy. To be born in the Year of the Ram and under the Ram zodiac sign is pretty awesome. It would have been such a blessing if they were in Nigeria and on the 3rd day, the Oluwo and our beloved Obara Meji did the baby’s Ita.

Prof, thank you for posting this. Between the subconscious mind and DNA, I don’t know what fascinates me more! I was taught that the mind is the most powerful tool that a spiritual practitioner can possess. I like Carl Jung’s teachings about how ancestral memories (this is important because we are our ancestors) is stored in the subconscious mind. Can you imagine if Africans could tap into this? remember who they really are? and finally understand why they are so hated (in reality, they are envied) and persecuted?

I will try the order given in the second video and see how I fare. Thanks for sharing it.

Charlotte Brown
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Hello all. I come on very late at night and truly enjoy the lessons that you are giving, Obara. One time when I first started pastoring in 1995, I wanted to start a class. At first only a handful would attend and I word reminded me of a movie line “build it and they will come.” Yes, spirit will send those who need to be on this site. I myself am one of those newcomers who was lead here. Again, thank you for your spirit of giving. Charlotte

NuNu
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Good evening folks. I am more than.a little preoccupied right now; I haven’t been studious lately. I wish I could see into my subconscious mind. Can you imagine what’s stored in it.

Cher
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Greetings Obara, and ESP family Great article as always, will be reading this one over and over, it helps to put some things into perspective for me. I was aware of the Subconscious mind before but reading it through your style of writing and examples makes it much easier for me. Keep on teaching. Many many thanks! Blessings to all you beautiful souls.

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Hey Charlie, Teach, Kia, Ty, Joy, Court and Cher. Love and light to y’all

Courtney
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Courtney

hey my loves

how is everyone?

joy
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Good afternoon Obara good topic n good afternoon to all ESP family I really love this topic ex special on vision n dream often times I get vision r dream and I kn it talking to me but I leave it a lone sometimes when I up I far get all about it until something happen I remember remember that I get the vision r dream

Ty
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Hey everyone,

if the pastor dem ever hear this tithe theory….lol…

the sabbatical sounds wonderful…would be nice if we had that now…

KB
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(((HUGS))) God bless yu fi here right with me! I’m calling you probably tomorrow or sometime this weekend. Had to get a new calling card. lol

KB
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Good morning Obara Charles say I hope I’m not a sometimer. Loooooooooool Let me finish read lol

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Good afternoon Teach and all ES crews. I hope, I’m not a sometimer. I really need to be active in class.

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