The Power of Our Amazing Minds!_Featured_, Conscious Living Thursday, October 27th, 2011
The more I examine how the mind works, the more it astounds me. Take for instance the subconscious mind.
I picture the subconscious as a dinosaur that dwells in a rock pit with deep rocky walls and boulders all around him along with billions of pebbles at his feet. The walls are engraved deeply, carved with our beliefs and labels we give everything, and our judgments of people and events. The boulders and pebbles are also beliefs and judgments that can easily be changed and often crushed to powder.
I named the dinosaur ‘Dono’ because he “don’t know” anything till you tell him what to believe and how to respond to anything in his world. His response is always one word, ‘okay’. Dono believes anything you say literally. He is unable to take a joke and knows nothing of right or wrong, good or bad.
In hypnosis, if the subconscious part of the mind is accessed, it is possible to obliterate a belief that no longer supports or works for a person, if the person is willing. (There’s no intruding on a person’s belief system or anything they are unwilling to release, people are still the master.)
Long held past painful beliefs and memories that hinder a person’s peace and undermine their self esteem and health, can be healed. Things, such as traumas and abuses can be released easily if the person is willing and wishes healing. That is how powerful the mind is.
I am reminded of a book by Dr. Brian Weiss, called “Many Minds, Many Masters.” I have read his book with amazement at how the mind works. Dr. Weiss often used hypnosis on patients who were willing.
One woman came to Dr. Weiss because she was afraid of so many things in her life that made no sense, like water and child birth. Under hypnosis, she recalled events that occurred during a time before this present life time – during a past life.
Dr. Weiss guided her forward in time to the moment of her death, and found that she had died giving birth. During another past life, she drowned. Whether or not you accept reincarnation doesn’t matter, her mind obviously did and she was healed of her trauma and fear in an instant.
The most confounding account for me in Dr. Weiss’s book was about a patient that had multiple personalities living inside them. It was discovered that one personality would need to wear glasses, the others didn’t; one personality had diabetes, the others didn’t; one was a shy introvert, and the rest were outgoing. All of these personalities were living inside one body using the same mind.
The mind is powerful and capable of more than we can dream of. The possibilities we all have, are unfathomable and we are just beginning to touch the tip of the iceberg of potentiality living in all of us.
The Bible says:
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” –Philippians 2:5.
The meaning of this verse to me is that it is possible for us to think with a Christ mind, with love and compassion. Just like the woman with multiple personalities, we each have a mind that we can access that “was also in Christ Jesus.”
We each have a choice. We can choose to be locked into fearful, hateful, and judgmental thinking. Or you can choose to come from a place of love and compassion, with a positive outlook.
It is with the mind that all is thought to be impossible or possible.
So be it and sit is.