Your mind may be divided into three distinct areas:
Self-Conscious – Your self-conscious mind is that whereby you are aware of yourself. It is reason and logic. With this mind you think, make plans, form deductions and conclusions. You use the self-conscious mind when you are awake and aware. It is also called the objective mind.
Subconscious – Your subconscious mind is the reactive mind wherein are stored all the impressions of the past. It is the source of all your habit-patterns and instincts. It is also called the memory record, the subjective mind, the automatic mind or the unconscious. The term “unconscious” is a misnomer, however, because the subconscious mind is anything but unconscious! In fact it is a highly conscious and intelligent mind, but it lies below the surface of your awareness and therefore you are not normally conscious of it.
Superconscious – As the name implies, your Superconscious Mind is above your conscious recognition and can be attained only through such disciplines as meditation or invocation. It is the source of true Insight, Inspiration, Intuition and Higher Vision. Superconscious Insight can only come when your mind is very still and when you are at peace within yourself.
Every impression you make on the self-conscious level of your mind passes onto the subconscious level.
There it becomes the force of habit, routine, instinct and automatic actions. This is called the process of conditioning. On the subconscious level of your mind are to be found all of your racial instincts, traditions, motive powers and hidden pursuits and all limitations of thought, action and feeling. Your subconscious mind holds all your memory patterns, and all of your present reactions are based on these memories. Thought is but the reaction to memory patterns. Just as your present condition has been manufactured by your past memories, your future will be conditioned by what you implant into your subconscious mind now.
Therefore, if you wish for more love, more peace, more happiness or better health, you need to change the memory patterns in your subconscious mind. You must change!
There is a relationship between the Cosmic Mind and your mind:
|The Cosmic Mind||Your Mind||Language|
|The Mind of Light||Superconscious||Direct Touch, Union|
|The Universal Mind||Subconscious||symbol, sign|
|The Creator||Self-Conscious||reason, logic|
The Truth about your subconscious mind:
- Your subconscious mind permeates every cell in your body.
- Your subconscious mind pervades every aspect of your personality.
- Your subconscious mind attends to every vital function (heartbeat, respiration, digestion, nervous system, blood circulation, breathing, liver, kidneys, spleen, etc.), as well as all your feelings, thoughts, emotions, desires, wishes and ideas.
- Your subconscious mind does not discriminate. Whatever you present to it via the senses, that will be worked out for you; it will manifest in your personality and environment.
All negative conditions whatsoever are the result of negative imprints in your subconscious mind. All positive and happy circumstances are the result of positive and happy impressions in your subconscious mind. Therefore your desire for love, peace, security, happiness, satisfaction and health can be fulfilled only by the skilful direction of the energies and forces of the subconscious mind.
Change the patterns on the level of your subconscious mind and you have changed your Life. This is called conversion. There is no chance, no fate, no luck. Whatever happens to you in life is caused by the activity of your own subconscious mind. You draw to yourself all events, all circumstances.
By the skilful direction of your subconscious mind you become Master of your Fate and Captain of your Soul.
Thought Rules the World.
As a Man Thinketh, so is he.
The Laws of Thought are the Laws of the Universe.
Energy is generated by Thought.
The skilful guidance of your thinking processes is the key to greater achievement and self-confidence.
The degree to which you master your thoughts measures the degree of your success. The degree to which you control your mind is the degree to which you develop a magnetic personality.
Thought is determinative energy, the orienting force, the original, constructive power. Thoughts are things endowed with bodies.
Thoughts are controlled by Will. Will is the initiative energy, the directing force, the creator of your circumstances, your primordial skill. According to how you use your Will, you succeed or fail, rise or fall.
There are three types of people:
- Those who make things happen.
- Those who watch things happen.
- Those who wonder what happened!
Your chance of success depends on which of these three types you belong to. All successful people are decision makers. You must decide what you want to be, what you want to do, what you want to have.
Energy follows thought.
If you send out a positive thought, you receive a positive reply. Never say, “I can’t.” Negative thoughts are self-defeating. Positive thought creates positive energy; negative thought creates negative energy. Your speech must also be positive. Any word spoken with a clear realization and a definite intention will materialize the idea behind it. Thus, choose your goal and believe that nothing can stop you from attaining it. What you give your attention to will come to you. Your thinking and your destiny are identical. To him who has, more shall be given; from him who has little, even the little he has shall be taken away.
Your imagination creates the world around you. Your thought is a Creative Power precipitating your environment into existence. The word “prosperity” is defined as “a state of being successful; to do well and have good fortune”. This state is not automatic, however. It does not come by “chance”. It comes by hard work and the wise utilization of your Creative Principle—the Creative Imagination.
Luxury, abundance, success and comfort depend on how you use your mind, for all conditions are mental states. The ego, or personal self, is a system of purposive behaviour. If you want to make your life greater, then you must bring this about by an act of Creative Imagination.
Subconsciousness is the Universal Substance within which we live, move and have our Being. It contains the thoughtforms that precipitate or actualize our environment. The Universal Subconscious Mind holds the pictorial images we generate in our minds. All things that we experience as physical objects are really but pictures or images held in the Universal Mind.
The basic principle is this: Your subconscious mind thinks in pictures. Its language is symbolic. It “imagines” things before manifesting them. Imagination is your faculty of creation. It is also the power whereby the Divine Mind Creates the Universe.
Are you creative in your life?
Is your life evolving, progressing, increasing?
Are you using your Ideating Power to the full?
Do you generate new ideas?
You do not need to be an artist to be creative. The fact is that we all have the creative ability (the Visualization Power), but not all of us use it to the full and some do not use it at all.
There are three kinds of imagination:
- Associative Imagination is a mental process by which you combine or recombine previous ideas and thought-patterns to arrive at a new idea or pattern.
- Penetrative Imagination is a mental process whereby your thoughts and ideas about a subject do not stop at the mere superficial appearance or outer manifestation, but penetrate to the essence or heart of the matter.
- Contemplative Imagination sees only the abstract essence of a thing, its very core, its ultimate reality and meaning.
To come out of the impasse situation in which you find yourself, you must visualize a new situation. You must imagine yourself in a new condition. Become aware of your existing problem or what you presently lack.
Think of possible solutions. Use active Imagination to bring about the needed change. Do not give up until you have achieved your new goal or condition.
Excerpt The Magical Mind Pages 10 -15