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In recent times, our mainstream science such as in psychology is beginning to accept the existence of our subconscious mind. However, many people out there still do not.
Why people still cannot accept the existence of our subconscious is simple. The existence of our subconscious is not explicitly identifiable in our day to day activity. There is very little to suggest that we have a deeper aspect of our mind in our everyday life.
However, we have to remember that electricity, as well as radio waves and radiation were once not known to exist as they are not visible to the naked eyes. They were gradually proven to exist and used by us.
Therefore, we have to acknowledge that there are still many truths out there humanity have yet to accept and that we have to keep an open mind to the existence of things that are not apparent to us, even things that are hard to prove using current outdated inflexible scientific protocols.
Perhaps ghosts and spirits do exist? They do. BooO... =D
One of the few experts on the subject of our subconscious mind is Dr. Joseph Murphy. On his book The Power of your Subconscious Mind, he gave very good description of what your subconscious mind is and illustrated clearly how it works and what you can do with it.
In general, there is your conscious and subconscious mind. The conscious mind is the part you use when you actively think of something and the subconscious mind is the part that is working every moment without your awareness of it.
Your subconscious mind possesses infinite intelligence and is the creative aspect of you that receives new thoughts and ideas when you are not consciously aware of it. It also regulates your bodily function such as breathing, circulation and digestion.
It is the part that controls your habits and takes orders from your conscious mind whatever it chooses to believe, be it constructive or destructive. It is possible to work with your subconscious mind to bring about positive changes in your life by certain methods such as repetitive suggestions, continuous positive thinking, prayers and many more.
A good example that shows the existence of our subconscious mind is its use in the famous book "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. He too, like many others, believed our emotions, when directed consciously with our mind, allows us to access our infinite intelligence in our subconscious mind to manifest our desires.
About a century ago, before the term "subconscious" was used, the idea on the workings of our subconscious mind was used by a famous author of his time by the name of James Allen and it was clearly illustrated in his book "As a Man Thinketh" where he taught that our thoughts affect our circumstances and we should think of our mind as a garden where seeds were liken to our thoughts being planted and that with constant care and weeds removed, the seeds will grow and as such our habitual thoughts shall become reality in the form of opportunities and circumstances.
Nothing shows the existence of our subconscious mind more than in the profession of hypnotherapy, which is a part of the medical field. During a deep hypnotic trance, the subconscious mind is open to suggestions of any form and as such different kinds of healing work are possible such as the removal of phobias and addictions. Usually, the hypnotherapy sessions are very successful.
What is truly amazing about using hypnosis is the discovery made by some experts, be it in the field of psychotherapy or hypnotherapy, that when a client is in a hypnotic session, which is also called "regression", it is possible to communicate with the soul of the client or other higher beings that appears to be within the subconscious by conversation.
The soul is extremely knowledgeable and has all the memories including those of past lives. However, it is usually the case after the session that the client becomes no longer aware of the conversation their soul had with the hypnotists.
This is truly remarkable evidence on the existence of the soul. One of the few scientific experts, who have extensive experience on this subject, is Dr. Joel Whitton, a psychiatrist, former professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto Medical School. He is well known on the subject pertaining to reincarnation and past lives and at the same time, his work provides credible evidence on the existence of our soul.
Dolores Cannon, a past-life regression therapist and hypnotherapist, is well known for her work in this area, the subconscious mind and of past lives. She is one of the pioneers who have learned to use hypnosis on her clients, to work with the souls and other worldly beings. Her reputation and more than a few decades of experience in this field suggest to us undeniable evidence on the existence of the soul, and other incorporeal and extraterrestrial beings.
Note that my use of the word "soul" here is meant to be general and informative in nature. The true nature of the soul is complicated and is a huge separate subject which is not intended to be discussed in details here.
Other than the subconscious mind, there exists the superconscious mind. There is the concept of three self, the lower self, the middle self and the higher self. It is known that the soul aspect that is in the subconscious mind is the lower self, the one in the superconscious mind is the higher self and the aspect that is in our conscious mind that works with the physical world as we know it is the middle self.
Next, let's see how the knowledge on the potential of our mind has been commercialized.