What is the Mind?
Thanks to Neuroscience, Quantum Biology and Quantum Physics we know that the mind is not the brain, and that the mind is entangled through every cell in the body (see Molecules of Emotion by Dr. Candace Pert) making it completely holographic. According to Einstein's teacher and Noble Prize winner Max Planck, 'The Mind is an Electromagnetic Field made up of trillions of photons of light'.
...The Field is the sole governing agency of the particle" Albert Einstein
The above quote means - The Mind (The Field - Energy) governs The Physical Body (The Particles/Matter which make up your physical body).
So or practical purposes The Mind can be divided into two parts, the Conscious Mind (analytical, rational) and the Unconscious Mind (emotional, reactive, controls the body).
All levels of The Mind have a protective mechanism: The Conscious Mind's protective mechanism protects you against perceived danger; the sub conscious minds protective mechanism The Unconscious Mind's protective mechanism protects you against dangers and motivates you to full-fill your desires; and also protects you against infection and uses reflexes and the critical factor protects against unnecessary changes. (see critical factor below).
The Conscious Mind – ‘The Pilot’
The Conscious Mind is the brain function that we generally feel most connected with, because it’s the one that we’re most aware of. It’s the place where we create the image of ourselves that we see from the inside looking out, as well as what we want other people to see from the outside looking in.
Through our Conscious Mind, we take in a very small amount of information about our day to day world: the people around us; what time it is; where we’re going; and how we’ll get there. We analyse and process all of that information and then make plans for what we’ll do once we get where we’re headed. The Conscious Mind is very good at analysing these few items and can be quite logical, given enough training and information.
We call this being rational. The Conscious Mind is capable of producing only four processes: Analysing; Rationalising; Willpower and Short term memory (phone numbers, birthdays, dogs name, etc). Although the Conscious Mind plays a huge role within ourselves it must be in harmony with the Unconscious Mind or the body will create an imbalance thus affecting our health.
The Conscious Mind is also the smallest part of the mind, it makes up around 10% of the complete mind. Research shows us that the conscious mind can only indulge seven to nine bits of information before becoming confused. The brain waves slow down and the mind automatically moves into an alpha state, the Unconscious mind then takes care of the situation the same familiar way it has always taken care of it (Also known as working on Auto – Pilot).
This is also why when we attempt to achieve things through our willpower we normally fail, because the willpower is in the conscious mind, after a period of time we normally fall away at our attempts to achieve our goals because it’s not programmed into the Unconscious Mind yet.
The Unconscious Mind – 'The Body Mind'
The Unconscious Mind contains the sum of all of our experiences and beliefs from conception up until now (There is much documented evidence of this now, Age Regression has proven this on many occasions). Not only does it hold a record of the events themselves, it also keeps a cross – referenced log of how you felt and what your perception was at that time in your history. Every thought, every emotion, all of the accolades and encouragement you’ve ever received – as well as all the harsh words, criticism and betrayals are stored right there on the hard drive of your Unconscious Mind. The Unconscious is resistant to change and likes familiarity. It also generates emotional responses according to our past experiences, beliefs and expectations about the future.
The Unconscious is the powerful goal achieving mind capable of achieving anything that you so desire and this applies to both ends of the scale as the unconscious mind has no bias. Whatever vibration your body (cells; molecules; atoms; sub atomic particles) are producing this is what will be most attracted into your life. For example: If you produce negative thoughts and emotions within your mind and body thus changing your vibration, you are susceptible to attracting negative events/people on that same vibration – If you produce positive thoughts and emotions the opposite applies in which you attract positive events/people into your life. The Unconscious Mind also stores all our emotions, beliefs and memories.
...The Unconscious Mind is a slave to follow orders from the Conscious Mind
The Unconscious Mind isn’t really unconscious – we’re just not conscious of its ongoing work. The unconscious regulates the bodies response to the outside world. It regulates autonomic body functions such as breathing, heart rate, blinking and generally manages all of our organs.
The Unconscious Mind, creates all of the physiological phenomena associated with our emotions. When we experience the emotion called fear, it releases adrenaline into our bodies, causing us to feel all of the responses we associate with fear, such as muscle tension and increased heart rate. When we’re sad, it generates our tears and the ache in our hearts. In short, it translates our emotional states into physical feelings, which explains why we refer to our emotions as feelings.
The Unconscious Mind is limited to change but can learn through conditioning and repetition, it is always protecting us. Example: when something is dangerously heading towards us, we rapidly take action–that is your Unconscious Mind signalling you for protection.
...The Unconscious Mind NEVER sleeps
The Critical Factor - 'The Comparing Mechanism'
The critical factor is the minds protective filter. Its purpose is to protect what is familiar within the mind. When data is received through our senses it is then processed by the critical factor. It compares the data to existing programs (beliefs / perceptions) within the mind, If the data is not recognisable it will then be rejected. This is why security is not that which is pleasurable, but that which is familiar.