Conscious Mind Power

By Val Silver

Thanks to conscious mind power, you have the ability to think, learn, compare, analyze and make plans. The conscious mind is the thinking mind. It identifies incoming information from the environment through your senses. Consciousness make it possible for you to dream and imagine a better life.  It helps you decide what you want, how you are going to do it, and when. It is with conscious will power that you begin to make it happen.

You use your aware thinking mind to:

  • compare and contrast
  • set expectations
  • analyze and predict consequences
  • pay attention to sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and feelings coming from the outside world, and from inside your physical body
  • analyze situations and incoming information.  
  • make decisions based on the information you perceive and your analysis of it.

What is the Conscious Mind?

The conscious mind is the part of the brain that is aware of the outside world what is going on inside you. It is the sentient, subjective part of the mind that can experience and have a sense of self. It is the thinking mind.

The prefrontal cortex directly behind your forehead is associated with consciousness. It is responsible for executive functions including decision making, planning your thoughts and actions, adjusting social behavior, and expressing your personality. 

A common misperception is that the conscious mind is the primary controller of thoughts, beliefs, and actions, while the subconscious busies itself with automatic functions like breathing and digesting food.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Although conscious mind powers are vitally important to our survival and well-being, it is the unconscious parts of the brain that run the show most of the time. The conscious mind is only in charge of what you do and why five percent of the time or less. 

Brain wave frequencies normally associated with waking consciousness and its functions are beta waves (38-15 Hz) and gamma waves (40-100 Hz).  Beta waves are common when we are thinking, logically, and focusing on tasks or something important. Gamma waves are important for learning and processing information. 

Limits of the Conscious Mind

The conscious thinking mind cannot subdue your powerful unconscious programming for long. It takes a lot of brainpower energy to override habits and programming. That is why change goes great for a few weeks. Then you start slipping back into old habits.

As soon as you let up on conscious control, your much more powerful subconscious takes over again. You may have lapses in willpower after a few weeks of effort. Or feeling stressed may claim your reserves. There is only so much will power available at a given time.  This is one reason why you grab for the chips and abandon your new diet when something else requiring will power comes along. 

Lapsing into old patterns is not your fault. Your brain is simply carrying out what it knows. This programming is much like the software on a computer. And just like that software, you can change it by using the power of your conscious mind. Deciding on the changes, initiating them, and using willpower to make them happen until they becomes automatic is the role of the conscious mind.

Manifesting with Conscious Mind Power

conscious mind power, key to success quote Brian Tracy

You can use conscious mind power to direct your awareness and produce immediate changes in the atoms of your body. Thoughts lead to actions and making things happen. You can direct your consciousness and influence your inner and outer environments, including the energy you are immersed in by projecting signals into the Field.

Our consciousness interacts with the energy of the universe - Albert Einstein

Do you want to create vibrant health, a trim body, financial abundance, or the ideal mate? Start by using conscious mind power. In the manifesting process, the role of the conscious mind is to:

  1. imagine and wish for what you want,
  2. study and learn about the best ways to achieve your desires,
  3. decide on the most effective course of action,
  4. use willpower to get you started and keep you going,
  5. influence your inner and outer environments,
  6. take action
  7. evaluate progress, course-correct, and get back on track when you fall back into old subconscious habits. 

Use your conscious mind power to keep yourself motivated and focused on what you want, not on the negatives you do not want. This is especially important during the first few days and weeks of developing new thoughts and behaviors.

An example of using the conscious mind in manifesting

Let's say you want to shed some pounds so your clothes fit better and you feel healthier. You set this intention with your conscious mind and imagine how you would look and feel. You decide which eating plan and exercise routine to follow. You decide on your first steps. Then you use your will power to go to the gym and choose the appropriate meals. You use your willpower to skip the sugary treats you usually grab in the afternoon. Instead, you choose an apple. Perhaps you choose to listen to a guided meditation or hypnosis program to align your subconscious mind with your new conscious goals.

Every day you have to override your subconscious habits to follow this new routine until you make it a habit.

The best way to shift your beliefs and make lasting changes in your thoughts and behavior is to get your conscious mind and subconscious mind work together. Together they will help you achieve your realistic goals and dreams.

It is a good idea to put conscious mind power to work reprogram your subconscious mind while you are enthused and motivated to make changes. Then, you will not have to rely on conscious efforts as much. Your subconscious will take over and run your new thoughts and habits.

Related Pages

Source: Church, Dawson, Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality, Hay House 2019

Conscious Mind Power page updated 01/2021

For Educational Purposes Only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult with your health provider before using natural remedies and/or complementary therapies if you are pregnant, nursing, or you are being treated for a medical condition. Be aware that certain herbs and supplements interact with medications.

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