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Your Subconscious Mind and Daydreaming
The human brain learns both consciously and unconsciously. You have different kinds of memories. You have explicit memories, which are conscious memories you can recall. You also have implicit memories, which are unconscious memories you cannot bring to mind, but they still influence your behavior.
Amnesia studies have taught us a lot about how we learn.
There are two types of amnesia: retrograde amnesia, where old memories are forgotten, and anterograde, where the person with amnesia remembers nothing new. They can be introduced to a person, the person can leave the room and come back, and they must be introduced again.
I want you to do an experiment.
Draw a large star on a sheet of paper. Now go to a mirror. Lay the paper flat in front of you. Look at the star through the mirror. Now, only looking at the star in the mirror, try and trace the star with your finger on the sheet of paper. Important, we are not tracing the reflection. You are trying to trace the star on the actual sheet of paper but use the reflection.
It will be a lot harder than you think. You will get better if you practice.
Many anterograde amnesia patients can also get better and better at something the more they practice. They can’t remember names and faces, but they can learn to become better at something through daily practice. The learning is unconscious.
The amnesia patient will have no recall of practicing. They will need a task explained to them daily, yet they will be improving even though they don’t know they are practicing.
What does this mean for you?
This finite, conscious mind you have will only play a minor role in your learning. You can put any insecurities aside because the part of your mind that may be making you apprehensive or insecure is of little consequence. It may feel insecure and question what it doesn’t understand, but trust us, your subconscious mind knows nothing of insecurity or doubt.
Remember the iceberg analogy?
The mind is like an iceberg. Only a small portion of the iceberg is visible above the water. This is the conscious mind. Most of the iceberg (sometimes well over 90%) is submerged below the water. This is our subconscious mind. The subconscious mind has so much more responsibility than our conscious mind. It controls our heart rate, our breathing, and just about every bodily function needed to keep us alive. The subconscious mind holds our memories and emotions. It never forgets a thing.
Imagine the waterline of an iceberg. This is the spot at which the conscious and subconscious meet and communicate. This is where we imagine and dream. Imagination is one of the best ways to communicate with our subconscious mind. We tell our subconscious mind what we want through what we imagine. The stronger our imagination, the more vividly we see the images in our mind, and the stronger the emotions we feel, the more contact we have with our subconscious.
IMPORTANT: Don’t forget communication between the conscious and subconscious is two-way. Our subconscious sends information to our conscious; most of the time, we just aren’t aware of it. We need to learn to listen to our subconscious. Our conscious mind has its best contact with the subconscious mind when dreaming.
Set an intention to remember your dreams. Replay your dreams in your mind and ask yourself what your subconscious is trying to tell you. Fortunately, we can access and listen to our subconscious while we aren’t asleep.
And they used to tell you that daydreaming is bad. Hardly!
Did you know Post-It notes were invented because of a daydream? Did you know Einstein regularly attributed daydreaming to his discoveries? Everyone knows what it is like to daydream. You enter a trance-like state, and you become oblivious to everything going on around you. You are submerged in your thoughts. The good thing about daydreaming (unlike MOST dreaming) is you can consciously choose the topic of communication between your conscious and subconscious mind. You initiate the process by imagining with your conscious mind, and then your subconscious mind will take over.
Like sleep, daydreaming cannot be forced. The harder you try to make yourself daydream, the less chance you will enter the daydreaming state. You just let it happen. And it will. You have done it so often in the past. So how do you just let it happen?
First, let’s go back and talk a little more about the brain. Your brain operates on different frequencies.
When you are awake, your brain operates on a frequency between 14-30 Hz. This is known as the beta state.
When you are asleep, your brainwaves are around 1-3 Hz. This is known as the delta state. When you are daydreaming, you are in the alpha state (9-13 Hz) or the theta state (4-8 Hz). The deeper you can go, the slower you can make your brain waves without drifting into the delta (sleep) state, the more conscious contact you can have with your subconscious.
You have experienced different levels of daydreaming. Sometimes you may be slightly aware of your surroundings (alpha), while other times, you are so lost in thought (theta) that a little tap on the back startles you back into full consciousness. You can’t concentrate on entering a daydreaming state. Concentration will only increase your brain activity, increase your brain waves, and keep you in a beta state of alertness. To get into a daydreaming state, start with these steps:
Decide beforehand what your topic of conversation will be with your subconscious. What do you want to daydream about? What images are you already seeing in your mind? Get in a state of homeostasis (balance). Make sure you aren’t hungry, go to the bathroom, and drink a glass of water.
Find a place where you will not be interrupted. Relax your mind. Take a few deep breaths. Now just concentrate on your breathing, in and out, in and out, in and out. Next, concentrate on slowing your breathing. Don’t hold your breath. Just take longer inhales and exhales, in… and out…, in… and out…, in… and out…
Now act out, in your mind, the topic of conversation you want to have with your subconscious. For example, let’s say you have wanted to learn to play the piano. To find out what your subconscious has to say about you playing the piano, you might picture yourself playing a song on the piano in front of some of your friends. View it in your mind just like you would a movie. At first, you consciously decide what will happen. What song are you playing? What is the reaction of your friends? What are your friends saying to you and each other? Use your imagination vividly. Put feeling into it. How does playing this song make you feel? The more you use your imagination, the easier it will be for you to slip into the daydreaming state (alpha-theta, 13 to 4 Hz).
Eventually, your subconscious will take over. It will become like you are watching a movie in your head that you have no control over. Your subconscious is talking to you. Eventually, you will snap out of the daydreaming state. The reasons could be numerous. Something external distracted you; a thought may have found its way in and disrupted your daydream. Perhaps your conscious mind has said all it wanted to at this time. At this point, you absolutely MUST stop and review your daydream. It is fresh in your mind. If you don’t review your daydream NOW, you will forget important details later. It may even be helpful to write down a detailed description of your daydream when you come out of the daydreaming state. After reviewing your daydream, ask yourself what your subconscious was trying to tell you. Did anything change from when you consciously had control to when your subconscious took over? Were you playing a different song? Was the reaction of your friends still the same? Did the daydream switch to something completely different than what you initially intended? Did the daydream end with you still playing the piano with your friends or something not even remotely related?
Understand that no one is more qualified to interpret your daydreams than you. Your subconscious mind is telling you something, and it has said it to you in a way you are meant to understand. Nobody knows you better than your subconscious. Often, during the day, you will slip in and out of a daydream state. When you find yourself coming out of a daydream, be sure to take advantage, RIGHT THEN, of the opportunity to learn from your subconscious. If you find you are having trouble daydreaming, the following may help.
This technique can help you get into an alpha/theta state of mind.
Look straight ahead and pick out an object directly in front of you. Make sure it is close enough to you not to be blurry. While you continue to look at the object in front of you, also notice another object in your peripheral vision to your left. Staying aware of the two objects, notice an object in your peripheral vision to your right. Next, notice an object between you and the first object directly in front of you. You should now be aware of four objects. Finally, notice one last object anywhere in your peripheral vision. You should now be aware of five objects.
You will find the sensation pleasurable. Your eyes will probably glaze over. This is fine. The main point to remember is to stay aware of all five objects. This technique will help you get into a relaxed, calming alpha/theta state. It will help clear all the clutter of your conscious mind and help you communicate with your subconscious mind.
You might also want to consider brainwave entrainment. It is quite simple AND SAFE. Entrainment is the syncing of two vibrating systems. Here we are referring to your brain and an audio recording that simulates the waves your brain produces. Once your brain enters an alpha/theta stage, all the unwanted, crazy noise of your conscious mind fades, making it easier for you to communicate with your subconscious mind. Entrainment is most often accomplished by one of two methods: binaural beats or isochronic tones. Binaural beats require the listener to wear headphones. A different tone is heard in each ear. The brain interprets the difference as a pulse or beat. For example, one ear may hear a 200-hertz frequency, and the other ear a 210-hertz frequency. The brain interprets this as the difference and hears just a 10-hertz frequency. Isochronic tones turn a tone on and off to simulate the desired frequency.
When contacting your subconscious by daydreaming, you need to decide on a goal—something you have wanted to accomplish but haven’t.
1. Set a specific, measurable goal. For example, let’s use learning to play the piano again.
2. Write down your goal. On a sheet of paper, write down your goal. Use the word “WILL.” Don’t write something like “I want to learn to play the piano.” Want does not have the same conviction as WILL. Put the paper where you will see it multiple times daily.
3. Announce your goal. Tell friends and family you will learn to play the piano this year. This will make you accountable. You will be amazed at what this will do for your mindset.
4. IMPORTANT: Always remember what you need to know to accomplish your goal is out there, and it will come to you sometimes in startling ways. Ways that will make you have to pause for a minute and just kind of say, “WOW!”
5. Every day, declare your intention to achieve your goal. Say it out loud.
6. Get excited! You are about to discover incredible things about yourself!
“It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” –Albert Einstein
This whole lesson can be summed up in three words.
Relax Imagine Believe
You will soon see learning how to communicate with your subconscious is so crucial because it is your subconscious that communicates with Infinite Intelligence.
We have learned a lot about our minds. We have learned how our mind learns and techniques to make our mind more efficient.
In the next lesson, we will start putting what we have learned to use. We will tell you when and how to use the techniques. In the next lesson, we will begin learning calculus. It will be fun!
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