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Creating a Responsive Mind

The Superconscious

There is an aspect of our own consciousness that seems to be able to exist beyond our “normal” level of awareness, and even beyond our unconscious awareness. A traditional name for this is “Superconscious.” There are other traditional names for this level of awareness such as “higher guidance,” “inner teacher,” “inner inspiration,” “higher self,” etc. All of these names imply a level of awareness that exists beyond our usual assumed limitations. What we are referring to is part of your own mind. This would be as much a part of you as your Self-conscious or your Unconscious, or your left foot and right elbow. This is really a part of you and not an outside force.

Creating a Responsive Mind

Your Morning Routine As A Suggestion

The way you start your day gives the biggest suggestion to your unconscious mind about what is important to you, it is the best time to make choices. I like to ensure in my morning I am focused, hydrated and full of the right nutrition to have a great day. It only takes 15 minutes so even the busiest person can wake up 15 mins early and create a powerful morning ritual and focused choice-making.

Choice-making and visualization is a very, very powerful form of meditation. When we start our day with a morning meditation, we are giving ourselves the best opportunity to be fully aware, fully awake, and fully alive before "doing" anything. By creating a regular morning practice, we are cultivating peace of mind and happier relationships where we are kinder and less judgmental of ourselves and others. Due to the current fast pace of many people’s lives, our days may include quite a bit of stress and pressure. People assume this kind of stress is simply an unavoidable part of life, but meditation can help enable us to manage our home lives and our work lives more skillfully.

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There are dozens of events that pop up throughout the morning that are out of our control. It could be temperamental toddlers, pre-work “emergency” emails, spilled coffee on your shirt — you name it. Morning is often considered to be the best time to meditate, since the mind is quiet and fresh. Most of us are also less likely to doze off in the early hours. People who practice every day appreciate morning meditation since it sets a calm and productive tone before the day’s activities and distractions begin. Many people choose to sit before breakfast.

One of the biggest myths about meditation is that it takes a long time. You can meditate for a long while, absolutely, but you don’t have to. You can meditate with whatever time you have, even if it’s only five minutes.

Here Are Some Benefits of This Type of Morning Routine:

  1. It sets a tone of calm for the entire day. Imagine this: You wake up, turn off your alarm, and immediately pick up your cell phone. This will plunge you right into your to-do list for the day, so that within a few moments of waking up, You’re already busy and on the path to overwhelm. Within just a few days of putting morning meditation first, you will find that it helps you start the day much more peacefully. That feeling of calm and control won’t just last through the morning. It will carry through the rest of your entire day.
  2. It gives you more energy. The endorphins released by meditation aren’t just good for your emotional well-being. They’re also energy boosters. Morning meditation makes you feel more awake and alert. You might also notice that you drink less caffeine throughout the day, which means there won’t be the typical mid-afternoon “energy slump”.
  3. It builds focus. This one might come as a surprise to you. Having ten minutes of silence and stillness each morning allows your unconscious mind to do good work behind the scenes, which means that you go into each day with a clear focus on what your priorities should be. You’ll be able to maximize your productivity because morning meditation gives you direction and clarity.
  4. It gives you an overall sense of well-being. Implementing a regular meditation practice doesn’t mean your life will change dramatically.You might have the same demands on your time, and your lenses for the day can still look overwhelming to a degree. What will change is the way you feel about it. You’ll find yourself feeling capable of handling everything on your plate with grace and poise. You might start to feel an overall satisfaction with your life. In the end, you’ll be a happier person because of morning ritual and morning choice making.

Environment as a Suggestion

The Unconscious considers all experiences and all perceptions as data. The conclusion is that the Unconscious draws from these pieces of data and is then manifested as the reality you experience.

Your environment constitutes a constant flow of information and is a strong suggestion to your unconscious mind. If your environmental factors are in a state of order, this order then becomes a strong suggestion to the Unconscious to create order in your life.

If your environmental factors are in disorder, this disorder serves as a strong suggestion to the Unconscious to create chaos, disorder and failure in your life. Your Unconscious gets much of its environmental input from where you spend most of your time, probably where you live and work. It is in these areas that you should especially place order. By placing order in these environments, you are telling your Unconscious to place order in your life.

A young girl is sitting at the computer desk in the office.For instance, if you work in a large office, the only space in which you need to place order is your personal work area, your desk and whatever other possessions are in your direct control.

Each and every act of placing order in your environment constitutes an accumulative suggestion to the Unconscious to place order in your life. Moreover, your self-conscious awareness of this significance reinforces this suggestion in your unconscious mind.

This does not mean that you should become compulsive in your attitude toward your environment. You do not have to arrange your desk or clean your floors every four hours. It means simply that, wherever possible, you should order your environment in a manner that allows you to function in it as freely and efficiently as possible.

There is another principle at work here. Using the environment as suggestion enables you to create a pattern of success. The Unconscious responds to suggestion in a cumulative fashion. This is especially true of a series of small steps or small successes.

Every time you have an intention and you then fulfill that intention, it is seen by the unconscious as a success. A series of recognized successes establishes momentum. Every day we make thousands of small intentions that succeed. These little successes are now available as a strong suggestion of major importance.

The General Suggestion to the Unconscious is:

My intentions most often succeed.

Small successes like:

You intend to get up in the morning and you do … a success!

You intend to get dressed and you do … a success!

You intend to be on time and you are … a success!

When you recognize and define these events as successes, the Unconscious concludes that your intentions most often succeed. Creating a pattern of small successes becomes a symbolic suggestion to the Unconscious that enables you to produce major results more easily.

The Unconscious generalizes the quality of succeeding in your intentions. It does not matter to the Unconscious whether the success is large or small. A small success creates as much momentum as a large success. Acknowledging your success in small matters makes large successes much more possible.

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