Week 3 – Feeding My Subconscious

In the introduction to Part Three of The Master Key System, the fifth paragraph states:

Whereas in the beginning of each function of life and each action is the result of conscious thought, the habitual actions become automatic and the thought that controls them passes into the realm of the subconscious; yet it is just as intelligent as before. It is necessary that it become automatic, or subconscious, in order that the self-conscious mind may attend to other things. The new actions will, however, in their turn, become habitual, then automatic, then subconscious in order that the mind again may be freed from this detail and advanced to still other activities.

A good example of this is driving a straight shift, which I have now done for many, many years. In the beginning it was difficult. In the process of pressing the clutch, letting off the gas, and having to actually look at the gear shift, my coordination was not that smooth. There was no way that I would drive in traffic. It took conscious persistence in focusing on the individual tasks on many occasions in a huge empty parking lot with a hill. Then, my subconscious took over. Before I knew it, I was driving everywhere and changing gears without even thinking about it. This was a good thing, too, because I was now able to concentrate on where I was and where I was headed.

Changing Gears

Another example comes from a previous job I had in a saw mill. I was attempting to learn how to operate a log turner with a joystick from my work cab. I spent a few hours each day in training trying to figure it out. I just kept visualizing it in my head…the rollers turning, moving up then down, the log being pulled in, and me trying to figure out which way to move my hand. Then, one night I dreamt about it. The next morning I went into work, watched as the first log came in, and I turned it into position without a second thought. This allowed me to consciously focus on about 10 plus other tasks that I needed to do at the same time. Now, I know it probably wasn’t a good sign that I was dreaming about my job but you have to admit…that was pretty profound to learn how to do something in your sleep.

So, yes, I totally believe that conscious, focused thoughts can lead to the subconscious taking over. Therefore, I believe that if I continually feed my consciousness good, positive thoughts that I will manifest a good, positive future.

Bring on Week Four!

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  1. Jean
    Jean November 21, 2015 at 11:07 am | | Reply

    I love the stick shift analogy. Excellent representation of what we’re experiencing.

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