Most of us rely only on our ‘conscious’ mind — the tip of the iceberg — while the vast resources of our ‘subconscious’ mind (the complete iceberg) remain untapped. By not tapping into our subconscious mind we end up using only 10 per cent of its power.
So how can one make good use of one’s subconscious?
Change your attitude. You can tap into this vast resource of information and creativity only with an attitude of calm and confident expectation. Yes, you have to confidently expect the subconscious mind to work for you. After that you have to accept and believe that anything that happens to you takes you progressively towards achieving success.
Are you ready to be calm, confident, expectant, and accepting?
Here’s the plan you must follow:
Know what you truly want: Most of us think that we know what we want, but when we are asked to write it all down, we usually flounder.
Write down your one wish in great detail: Unless you write about what you desire greatly on a piece of paper, it remains just wishful thinking. Once you put it down on paper, it becomes a clear signal to your subconscious mind that you want to achieve it.
Write about your aim in simple present tense: Write about your aim as if it has come true (for instance, ‘I am successful. I am confident. I have cleared CAT. I earn 40,000 per month, etc’) on a small card. Read it as often as you can till it percolates down to your subconscious.
Make a list of steps to reach that aim: Such a list makes you believe in the possibility of attaining what you aim for. It intensifies desire.
Prioritise this list: Redo this exercise, listing steps by priority. For instance, ‘Step 1: To become a doctor, first I must strengthen my science base’, ‘Step 2: I must identify the best medical colleges for my preferred specialisation’.
Make one item actionable every day: Taking some concrete step every day helps you maintain momentum.
Visualise the future: See the outcome of your desire in your mind’s eye. Form a clear and vivid picture. The clearer the picture, the faster it will come into your life.
Feel the happiness and excitement: Create a heightened emotion of happiness, satisfaction, achievement, and excitement — just the way you would feel if you had actually got what you wanted.
Behave as though your success is a reality: Have faith in your subconscious mind’s ability to bring your goal to fruition. Be confident that you are moving closer to your destination.
Release your goal: This is the most important step in this process. Once you have taken all the nine steps (in about nine days), you must just release your goal to the power of the universe. Release all attachment to it. Just trust that you will be guided to take the right actions at the right time. Get out of the way of the working of the universe/your subconscious mind.
Try this technique with one small aim today. When you achieve that, your faith will strengthen. Then you can try it on other more important goals. Use your life as your lab. Soon you will graduate from a ‘positive thinker’ to a ‘co-creator’ of your destiny!
The author is a life skills coach, time-line therapist, and new consciousness writer. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org