Saturday, 16 August 2014
How Releasing Helps Us To Cope With Change
Think of your subconscious mind as the storage room of everything that is currently not in your conscious mind.
The subconscious mind stores all of your previous life experiences, your beliefs, your memories, you skills, all situations you've been through and all images you've ever seen.
One way to understand the subconscious mind is to by thinking of someone who is learning how to drive a car. While still in the learning stage it is impossible to hold a conversation or even think about anything else while driving. This is because one's conscious mind is completely occupied with all the aspects of controlling the car.
Within a few weeks driving can becomes a natural habit that occurs automatically without needing to think about it. Driving is now operated by your subconscious mind; your Autopilot!
This happened because the driving habit has been transferred to the subconscious mind and so the conscious mind become free.
Your subconscious mind also has what is called a homeostatic impulse. It keeps your body temperature at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, just as it keeps you breathing regularly and keeps your heart beating at a certain rate..
Your subconscious mind also practices homeostasis in your mental realm, by keeping you thinking and acting in a manner consistent with what you have done and said in the past.
All your habits of thinking and acting are stored in your subconscious mind. It has memorised all your comfort zones and it works to keep you in them.
Your subconscious mind causes you to feel emotionally and physically uncomfortable whenever you attempt to do anything new or different, or to change any of your established patterns of behaviour.
The subconscious mind is responsible for the automatically triggered feelings and emotions that you suddenly experience upon facing a new situation. If you were about to give a presentation then all the fear and anxiety feelings you might experience are in fact launched and controlled by your subconscious mind.
The conscious mind is, on the other hand, responsible for logic, calculations and all actions that are performed while you are conscious.
Without the help of our subconscious mind we would be constantly overwhelmed ( imagine if you still found driving as complicated as the first time you sat in the drivers seat ).
However the ability of the subconscious mind to run us on automatic has it's draw backs when it comes to changing our habits of thought or action.
Our subconscious will work against our attempts to change unless we have a method to practice which will open our subconscious to change.
I have found that learning to Release and Let Go regularly is a great way to retrain the subconscious mind. It is simpler than trying to reprogramme the mind.
Releasing is a way to free up space for new experiences and allows one to consciously Let Go of the Fears associated with change. It 'Somehow' reassures the subconscious mind that all is well and it is Safe to change.
We will explore more of the benefits of Releasing in our next Releasing Session next Friday Evening I am really looking forward to the session and to hearing lots more gains people are having due to Releasing.