Your subconscious contains all of your memories, emotions, beliefs, programs, habits, preferences and drives. It controls all functions of your body, heals and balances you when you’re sleeping. It is the gateway to the other dimensions of your being: your spiritual energy, past lives, akashic record, parallel lives, your mythic reality, symbolic reality, transpersonal reality. Your subconscious is really running the show. Or is it? Your subconscious mind has all this power but takes its orders from your conscious mind. The thing is, most of us don’t know this and give the subconscious mixed signals. So how good would it be if you intentionally let your subconscious mind know what you want and if you could understand the messages the subconscious was giving you?
Two keys to influencing the power of your subconscious:
1) Understand that your subconscious doesn’t know the difference between what is ‘real’ and what is imagined. The classic example is to think, right now, of a lemon. A bright yellow, beautiful lemon. In your imagination, cut the lemon open and get a whiff of that lemon scent. Squeeze the lemon into your mouth and feel all the juice, tangy sourness, spreading through your mouth….. chances are, if you are really doing this exercise, by now you are salivating and you are really feeling the sourness of the lemon. Your subconscious treated the experience as real and your body responded.
2) Your subconscious speaks in images, feelings and metaphors. You were able to affect your subconscious mind only with the image of a lemon. So, to give direction to your subconscious it is important to visualize what you want. Also, be aware of the images and metaphors your subconscious is sending you to get your attention on an important matter, to guide you, warn you, help you. They can come in the form of dreams, images, hunches, songs that spontaneously go through your head and even words.
So, putting these two things together, you can see how guided imagery, mind/body healing, and hypnosis works. First, you relax. When you are in alpha brain wave level, in a state of relaxation, your conscious and subconscious start to merge and the communication is stronger. The subconscious is more open to learning and your conscious is less judgmental. Second, know exactly what you want and get a clear experience of it being true. The more vivid the experience, the stronger the communication. Tell your subconscious what you want in positive, clear terms. This is the mental reality. Feel what you will be feeling when what you want is true. This is the emotional reality. See what you will be doing when what you want is true. This is the physical reality. Together, you are giving your subconscious a clear order, one that it understands, one that is extremely powerful.
Get to know your subconscious
A magnificent Huna technique is to ask your subconscious what it wants its name to be – then whatever you get back, that is the name you call it. Get to know it. It is like a little child and will work best with you if you appreciate it and treat it gently. It is important to get its attention and three is a magic number. If you repeat something three times, your subconscious knows you mean business! Take three deep breaths, greet it, let it know what you want…three times. Thank it and send it love. Ask it questions. “What does my body need right now?” You might get a picture of an orange since your body needs vitamin c, or a walk outside since your body needs exercise and oxygen, or a picture of a hot bath and some downtime. “Why do I keep overeating?” You might get a childhood memory that comes up, a metaphor, a picture of anxiety and stress. “Where did I leave my car keys?” Remember, after communicating with your subconscious, always thank it and send it love.
It takes time sometimes to create a good relationship because your subconscious is used to you just going on about this and that, giving it mixed messages, getting angry at it, fantasizing, etc. As you start to develop a more cooperative relationship with your subconscious and you start to communicate with positive intent, you will discover a whole world of possibilities opening before you – healing, clearing, discovering, creating. It is very exciting!
7 thoughts on “The Key to Your Subconscious – Images, Feelings and Metaphors”
thank you for sharing this, i found it very helpful. 🙂
this is very helpful for me, i have got the ans for all my querries.
Searching online for an article I wrote called ‘Begin Within’, I stumbled across your beautiful website. When I began my healing journey 12 years ago I was told it was an ‘inside job’ and it has been. Your articles confirm my experience, reassuringly and lovingly guiding me a little bit further. Thank you!
Thank you, Leana. I am so happy to be of help on your healing journey!
I want to thank you so much for this helpful article, which I will put into practice.
I especially was interested in the idea of asking the subconscious for a name and treating it gently and lovingly like a child, that made sense to me.
You’re very welcome, Michael. Yes, creating a good relationship with your subconscious is a very powerful and healing thing to do. You will receive great benefit from it. Bright blessings to you!