As a hypnotist it is the conflict in our mind that is of special interest. The conscious mind and the subconscious mind may occupy the same space but they are dissimilar and have very different interests. It is this polarity between these two that allows us to exist as a higher form of life. It is also the lack of understanding their purposes that can be the cause for so much frustration.
The conscious mind is our desire. It is the best of we want from life and what propels us into a direction. The conscious mind dreams of change and stirs the excitement of potentials within our mind. The conscious mind also comprises about 12% of the total mind.
The subconscious mind is our motivation for doing anything. The main function of our subconscious is to protect us. The subconscious protects us by keeping things the same. The subconscious does not like change and it comprises about 88% of the total.
It is understandable how our conscious desire of dreams, goals and purpose, might come into conflict with the subconscious motivation to keep things the same by causing us to respond to change with fear, uncertainty or procrastination. As our two minds continue to disagree we can become disappointed. With enough disappointment, we have imbalance. We desire so many things for ourselves in the conscious 12% of our mind while the larger and more influential subconscious mind holds us back from having it.
It is the imagination and the emotions associated with it that can link the two minds. To imagine your desire as something you already have and is already yours. Seeing whatever it is as a part of you and not something of the future. This will allow the subconscious to accept it as a new potential in your life. Each time you reinforce this image the subconscious grows less resistant and more accepting to the idea. With practice we can relearn to create a vivid image which was the cornerstone to our learning when we were children. This is more than wishful thinking because chemical and energetic links known as neuropathways are being created to merge thought and action.
Using your imagination in this way is the key to utilizing our two minds intelligently and finding the balance within ourselves