Lesson 4: Your Subconscious Mind And Beyond
Your subconscious mind and beyond.
When I sit down to play the piano, my subconscious takes over. It must.
There is no way you could consciously think, put this finger here, and that finger there and that finger there with this hand. Now with your other hand, put that finger there and that finger there and hold them there for half a beat with this hand and two full beats with that hand. Now, after the first half beat, put this finger here and that finger there and that finger there. As the saying goes, you just do it.
You can’t let your conscience come into play. When you consciously try to think about what you are doing, you start making mistakes. Your fingers just won’t go where they are supposed to. Your conscious mind is not capable of playing the piano.
I have been able to play the piano since I was a child. I took no lessons. I was given no instruction. So why was I able to play the piano?
You hear the phrase “Playing by ear.” But what causes you to play by ear? At that young point in my life, I had no musical experience. I couldn’t even tell you what the notes on the piano were. I could hear a song in my head, sit down at the piano, and my fingers would find the correct keys to play the song I heard in my head. I didn’t know how my fingers were doing that. How did I know this key and this key and this key were the right ones to play with this hand? And how did I know that key and that key were the correct ones to play with that hand?
I’ve already answered part of the question. I was playing the piano with my subconscious mind. But still, if I had never taken any kind of music lessons in my life, how did I, even subconsciously, play the piano?
The answer, somehow, my subconscious mind already knew how to play the piano.
Now skip forward a few years. I was twelve years old, and I had just gotten my first computer, a Commodore 64. To me, the computer was the most powerful thing in the world. With a computer, there wasn’t anything you couldn’t do. I was determined to learn to program this computer and gain this incredible power.
I began reading the little book that came with the computer entitled BASIC Programming on the Commodore 64. I might as well have been reading a book written in a foreign language (I guess part of it was). I read through the entire book, and when I finished, I was no closer to learning to program a computer than when I began. So, I read the book repeatedly—over and over. I remember going back and reading single paragraphs, again and again, trying to understand what I was being told, but I just didn’t get it.
But then something clicked! I still remember it vividly. I was reading the chapter on variables, and it was making sense. This led to the other sections in the book making sense, and within the next few months, I had created this little sword fighting game, which I thought I would sell and make millions.
Okay, I didn’t make millions. I didn’t even make a dollar. Give me a break. I was only twelve. But getting back to the point, the question is, what in me clicked? What was it that suddenly led me to understand what I was reading in that book? Let’s take it even further. Without someone instructing me or telling me how to do it, what led me to not only understand the information in the pages of that book but also take that information and transfer it to the logical flow needed to make a computer program come to life and do what you want it to do? My subconscious was playing a part. But how did my subconscious know what to do?
The answer is my subconscious mind already knew how to program a computer, play the piano, and other skills. Was I just born with the skills?
Yes, I was. But so is everyone else. The only way to explain it is we all have the potential to know how to do everything. There is an infinite mind of which we are all part. If one person has done it, then be assured one person has paved the way for the rest of us.
But that doesn’t mean you can automatically do everything. Your brain must still be wired, as we discussed in the first lesson. You still need the neuron connections and clusters.
Now here is probably one of the most important statements in this entire book.
The infinite mind, which we are all a part of, can program your brain for you. It can be automatic, and you may not even know it. It is a quantum leap. The neuron cluster is not there, then it suddenly is. You suddenly know how to do something you previously did not.
I never took the necessary steps to wire my brain for piano playing. Yet I can play the piano. Obviously, my brain is wired for piano playing. How? My infinite mind did it.
The problem is the majority do not know how to access this infinite knowledge. Playing the piano and programming a computer helped me. You wouldn’t think there were similarities between playing the piano and programming a computer. There are, especially where the mind is concerned. When playing the piano, often, I would go into an almost trance-like state, bypassing my conscience. What I found interesting is when working on a computer program, I would fall into an identical trance-like state. When writing a program, you need to figure out the logical steps to make the program do what you want it to do. That doesn’t always come easy. Every time I struggled to find a solution, the answer always came after slipping into and back out of a trance-like state.
I became interested in states of brain activity. Our brain operates at different frequencies. When we are wide awake and alert, we are in a beta frequency between 14-30 Hz. When relaxed, we are in an alpha frequency between 8-13 Hz. When we are in a trance-like daydreaming state, we are in a theta frequency between 4-7 Hz. When we are asleep, we are in a Delta frequency between 0.5-4 Hz.
Five women were hooked up to an EEG while playing the piano. It was found that all five of their brain frequencies ranged between 5 and 7 Hz. They were in theta. Theta is also the state of mind we need to be in to influence our subconscious and discover our infinite mind.
I can play the piano, never having had a lesson, not because I was born with some special gift of music. Or when I create a new computer program, it isn’t because I was born with exceptional analytical and logical skills. All I am doing is putting my brain into a theta state and accessing Infinite Intelligence through my subconscious mind. We ALL access Infinite Intelligence every day, whether we know it or not. It is so important to learn how to put our minds into a theta state. It lets us become creators of our own universe by putting us into direct contact with Infinite Intelligence.
But that is only half the story. The other half involves the heart. This may come as a shock, but the heart is also a feeling and thinking organ like the brain. Separate from the brain, it has its own neural networks. The brain is more rational, while the heart is more intuitive. Your brain opens the doorway to Infinite Intelligence while your heart does the actual communicating.
How does it communicate?
Your heart communicates through your emotions. Concentrate on your heart, and you produce a field of electromagnetic energy. Concentrate on the emotions of your heart’s desire, and that field of electromagnetic energy will align with the energy of the universe, which we can also call the Quantum Universe. This will bring your intentions into reality. Learn how to use your brain to open the doorway to the Quantum Universe. Learn how to use your heart to speak with Infinite Intelligence. Learn to easily create your world into anything you want it to be. See why I said it is very important to understand quantum physics? Once you understand quantum physics, we will teach you specific ways to access the Quantum Universe and Infinite Intelligence.
Let’s briefly go over this again. It is important.
I have been able to play the piano and guitar, and other instruments with no instruction. I could play the instruments, but for the longest time, I didn’t know why I could play them. It was a mystery. I would sit down at the piano and play a song I might have heard earlier on the radio. But no one had taught me how to do that.
Even more of a mystery, I didn’t seem to have any conscious control over what I was playing. I wasn’t sitting there thinking, put this finger here and that finger there and that finger there and this finger here. I was just playing. It remained a mystery until I discovered Carl Jung suggested there is a Collective Unconscious. A database full of all human experiences we are unconscious of, but anyone can pull from if they know how. This explained why I could play the piano or the guitar or other instruments or program a computer. This Collective Unconscious is also known as the Quantum Universe or Infinite Intelligence. We will use the words interchangeably in this book. I was accessing this Collective Unconscious/Quantum Universe/Infinite Intelligence and pulling information from its database.
Do you want to know how?
Our mind is often compared to an iceberg. The small percentage of the iceberg that rises above the surface of the water is our conscious mind. The larger portion of the iceberg below the surface of the water is our subconscious mind and the Collective Unconscious. At the level just below the water, we find our subconscious mind. Compared to our conscious mind, the size of the subconscious mind is enormous. Below the subconscious mind, we have an even more significant part of the “iceberg,” which is the Collective Unconscious or the Quantum Universe. Our subconscious mind links our conscious mind to the Quantum Universe. Accessing the Collective Unconscious is the process of passing information from the Quantum Universe by your subconscious mind to your conscious mind to make neural networks in your brain.
You have access to Infinite Intelligence. There is an infinite mind of which we are all part. There is nothing you can’t do. If one person has done it, then be assured that one person has paved the way for the rest of us to do it too. All you need do is access the Quantum Universe.
Foremost, accept that what I have just stated is at least a possibility. Many simply don’t believe a Collective Unconscious/Quantum Universe/Infinite Intelligence exists, and that is why we will spend a lot of time in this book learning about quantum physics.
Belief is the first step. You must proceed with an open mind. You don’t have to be 100% convinced. The stronger your confidence in your ability to access the Quantum Universe, the better your results.
Here lies a significant fact. No one was born smarter or more skilled than you. They just have more experience accessing the Quantum Universe in areas you don’t. Be assured any knowledge, any skill you want to obtain is yours for the taking from the Collective Unconscious.
I have always said I am glad I was introduced to the piano at an early age. The openness of a child led me to access the Collective Unconscious. I had no preconceived notions of what I could and couldn’t do. Had I first sat down at a piano as an adult, my mind would have already been conditioned to believe, like everyone else, that it would take years of training and practice to become proficient at playing the piano. Perhaps the biggest blessing in my life was that my grandparents had a piano I could play when I was very young. You must believe you can access Infinite Intelligence.
After belief, your ego is your biggest block to accessing collective intelligence. You know it, you can do it, but your ego makes you think you can’t or afraid you can’t. Your ego lies to you and tells you that your value as a person depends on what you can and can’t do and how smart you are.
I want you to get the idea of an IQ out of your head right now. Think about it. No one knows for sure what intelligence is. There is verbal-linguistic intelligence. There is logical-mathematical intelligence. There is spatial intelligence. There is musical intelligence. There is kinesthetic intelligence. There is social, interpersonal intelligence. We can’t even define intelligence, so how can we measure it?
I have taken many IQ tests, and each time my score gets higher. I kept retaking the tests and scoring higher and higher, passing the genius mark of 130 and still going higher and higher. So, am I a genius now, and wasn’t when I took the first test? Or did I become very familiar with the questions asked on the test and how to solve them?
In the next lesson, we will discuss ways to look into your subconscious mind and see if we can start influencing it. I am going to show you how to have a conversation with your subconscious. Your subconscious is the mediator between your conscious and Infinite Intelligence. We will see how to consciously pass things on to our subconscious mind so it can pass them on to Infinite Intelligence.