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.
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.
Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.