I am in the process of writing some mini guide books, some of which involve using your mind to improve your life. I just wanted to give you some idea of how powerful your subconscious mind is, so I wrote this blog post.
I have named my blog "Mochira's Closet" because there is something about the word "closet" that invokes a sense of mystery. We wonder what is behind the closet and it's like we are sharing secrets. This is exactly the image I wanted to put across, as my blog will predominately deal with the mysteries of the Universe and our minds.
We can compare our subconscious minds to a closet. We are using our conscious minds when we are fully aware of what we are doing, for example, calculating a sum. If we imagine our bedrooms, then our conscious mind is everything we can see and are aware of in our room, such as a bed and our window. The subconscious mind, then, is everything inside our closet; things that are generally hidden from our conscious mind, until we open the closet because we wan't to access some of the information that we've stored in our subconscious.
All of our experiences from this life (and if you believe in reincarnation, from other lives) are stored in our subconcious closets. Some of these experiences, we might never recall again. Have you ever smelled some perfume or heard a song on the radio from years gone by and been reminded of a childhood experience? This is one of the ways we can suddenly access something that's been stored away for years. Another way we can access these memories is through hypnosis.
Our mind will always remember high-impact memories, such as a traumatic event. I bet that a lot of you will remember what you were doing on 9/11 or when Princess Diana died. This is because the experience had a huge emotional impact, whether you were close to the action, or not. Other emotional things you'll always be able to recall (unless you are unfortunate enough to become a dementia sufferer) are moments of great emotional joy, such as the birth of your first child (although you probably won't remember the pain!) or your wedding day.
Other memories can be too traumatic to recall and these are often stored away so far back in our closets that it is very difficult to recall them without the help of a skilled psychotherapist. Examples are experiences of abuse or other upsetting experiences. Hiding these memories away doesn't make them go away completely. They will remain in the subconscious and can manifest themselves in phobias, physical illness or mental illness. It is important that, if you are suffering from any previous bad experiences, that you arrange an appointment with a professional who can help you deal with these harmful memories, so that you can heal and get on with the rest of your life.
The subconcious is also where our dreams take place and we can get an insight into ways to improve our lives by interpreting dream symbols. My book, "Between the lines" contains a dictionary of signs, which includes a section on interpreting dreams. We can also access the subconscious through meditation. I could write a whole book on the subconscious itself, so I will end now by letting you know that I have only skimmed the surface, here. The subconscious mind is very powerful and by learning more about it and making use of it, you can achieve some extraordinary things. I will, of course, be letting you know more about these things in this blog and my ebooks.