April 5, 2017

How are you using your mind

How are you using your mind by Charlene DayEven though the mind has no single physical location, many people are aware that there are basically three states of mind: the subconscious, the conscious, and the super-conscious.

The subconscious governs the body/mind functions. It functions in every cell of our body. This is the part of our mind that is the power center. It does not recognize time or space, only vibrations. It processes images, not words. The subconscious mind has no ability to reject a thought. It accepts everything that is impressed upon it. It is totally deductive. It operates on autopilot. It never sleeps; it is always on duty recording everything. In fact, it turns out that the subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between that which is real in your life and that which you are imagining. Knowing that one simple thing has made the difference between star athlete winners and those who never quite get there because many times it is the vivid, repetitive imagining of a course or a move or a routine that provides the winning edge.

The subconscious is also referred to as our emotional center, or our feeling mind. It operates in an orderly manner, by Law. This is where our paradigms and our habitual behaviour patterns are held. (These paradigms will continue to express themselves without any conscious assistance until they are replaced with new paradigms. Their strategy is to keep you safe, comfortable and secure. Can you see how important it might be to know what paradigms/habits may be currently operating? These show up in great abundance when we get out of our comfort zone going after our goals.)

The conscious governs body/mind actions. This is the part of the mind that has the ability to think and can originate thought. It is connected to all our senses. Through our senses, we connect to the external world and it is reflected back to our conscious mind as an image. It can accept or reject any idea to which it is exposed. It can make choices. This is where our free will lies as well as both inductive and deductive thinking. We have six intellectual faculties that give us our creative ability:

  • Reasoning
  • Will or Concentration
  • Perception
  • Memory
  • Intuition
  • Imagination

These creative abilities assist us in connecting to our super-consciousness; the part of us that is self-aware, our true self, the connection with our spiritual nature. Self- awareness can encourage us to ask questions, to reflect on our behaviour, to look at the larger picture and invite the answers to come to us. Our answers will come from the true self in this awareness. With this awareness, we can pay attention to the one who is aware, the observer. The witness that is the reflection of the real. When we are self-aware, reality shifts and we can start to make better choices. Becoming self-aware empowers us to make more wholesome choices for our highest good.

If you are having any challenges with any old habitual habits or paradigms, feel free to book a complimentary session at http://charleneday.com/contact/.

To your success,


About the author 


I’m a Canadian, gluten-free, tai chi loving, great-grandmother. I live in Ontario and love helping people get healthy again.   I use all the experience I have gained in the almost 5 decades to help you live a life full of vitality with great clarity and focus.

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