“Man is the mirror of the universe, and his triple nature stands in relationship to all things.” – Van Helmont, the Great Flemish Scientist and Chemist.
The mind is an interplay between the conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind.
As we understand the trinity of the human mind, we are mastering all aspects of our gifted powers – our mind.
Once we pay close attention to our inner self, we come to realization how the three important components of the mind controls our life.
The Trinity of Mind –
The Conscious, Subconscious, and Superconscious Mind
When we speak of mind, we usually think of the brain.
The mind is not the brain, it is the brain of the brain, the brain of the spirit.
We have but one mind, each distinct from each other and categorized according to our understanding:
- The Conscious mind,
- The Subconscious Mind,
- The Superconscious Mind.
Who is really in control?
The relationship of the trinity of mind has been depicted in many ancient traditions as the battle of three consciousness for dominance.
It is where two opposing forces fight each other while the helper bring them together in harmony.
For example, it is depicted as the man and the devil and angel on our shoulders. It is also regarded as the temple and the two opposite forces who dwells there.
Man is usually aware of his conscious mind, but unaware of the subconscious and superconscious realm which rules his life.
It is those whose bravery and curiosity that stepped into unknown territory that become masters of their destiny.
The Seen Vs. The Unseen
Conscious mind = The Seen
It is all about choice and awareness. Conscious mind is awareness.
We all have that moment where we are soothingly dreaming in our sleep only to suddenly wake up, alerted to potential dangers.
Or we have the simple clarity in our mind, the “aha!” moment where our awareness is realized.
The conscious mind is simply where our attention is at the moment.
If I see the chair in front of me, I have conscious awareness of that chair.
With conscious awareness, we are able to make changes.
Our abilities lies in what we are aware of – thinking analytically, logical order, conscious choices, asking why and coming up with solutions based on fact.
Subconscious and Superconscious Mind = The Unseen
The subconscious and unconscious mind, however, are not so clear.
If the conscious mind are like honored recognized warriors, the subconscious is akin to an untamed beast who lurks in the shadows. And the superconscious is the light which guides the warrior.
Subconscious and superconscious mind accounts for 95-99% of our mental life. It is the part of our mind beneath awareness.
Is it any wonder that man is not in control of his life? He is influenced by the environment, by outside’s moods and desires, by stronger people, by his own desires, by his genes, and by what he reads. None of this we are consciously aware of.
The Freudian Iceberg is a great example of the seen realm and the unseen realm – where only a small portion is visible compared to the invisible.
Subconscious Vs. Superconscious
Although they reside in the inner realm, the subconscious is different from the superconscious mind.
First, the subconscious is not really “sub” or “under” anything. It is just an inner mind as apart from the outer mind (conscious mind).
Whenever we discuss about subconscious mind, we usually refer to the animal inside us.
It is this part of us which we gain evolutionary instincts along with other desires and passions. Our natural need for sex as the basic form and food comes from the subconscious mind. Thus, it is our survival mechanism.
The superconscious is our moral compass.
When you see someone hurt on the street, you feel compelled to go help them. Now why is that? No one has instilled in you a sense of moral obligation. But you have it because it’s a part of your superconscious mind.
The Subconscious Mind = Subjective mind.
It is where our emotions, memories, and beliefs are.
The subconscious mind is the Intelligence decoder.
It is the power of the mind in sending electrical impulses of information to billions of cells in our body.
And it decodes the imagination, the feelings, the impulses, sensations, and instincts which results in intuition, deep insights and wisdom.
When we say to create your reality, we really mean to create your subjective reality, to change the perception of your worldview.
Because we are limited by the perception in our mind, our experiences are also limited.
When we expand our perception, we expand our experiences. You are changing the goggles which you view the world.
In changing our subjective world, we create a different experience in the outer reality.
The Superconscious Mind = Intuitive Mind
Our superconscious mind is the awareness that sees the subjective and objective reality, and even beyond.
It is also known as Higher Self or Higher Mind.
We receive our intuition, inspiration, and sense of morality and wisdom from our superconscious mind.
All is One
Remember, all is mind.
Our minds are connected.
By aligning together our conscious mind with the subconscious and superconscious mind, we can better progress spiritually in our life.