“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” ~Carl Jung
A lot of talk about potentially living in a “Simulation” these days.
Is there any truth in this?
But the common misconception is that “Simulation” means some type of tech or computer futuristic matrix.
Successful businessman, engineer, and entrepreneur Elon Musk at Code Conference 2016 said:
Given that we’re clearly on a trajectory to have games that are indistinguishable from reality and those games could be played on any set top box or any PC, and there would probably be billions of computer or set top boxes, it would seem to follow that the odds we are in base reality are one in billions.
Obviously Musk was talking in the context of computers and gaming as if we are in some type of a computer matrix where games will one day blend with reality.
While I’m not a gamer, astrophysicist, doctor, or cognitive scientist it seems to me that that’s one of many options of what this “simulation” could be or mean. Obviously many religions have referenced this simulation ideology as well.
When I think “Computer simulation” as Elon Musk references I always think of that Rick and Morty episode where the character of Roy straps a helmet on and we see him live his life based on what he “sees” in his mind’s eye in a video game simulation.
Funny (and maybe a little scary), right?
The fact of the matter is experts are now saying that we are all actively hallucinating. Everything we know about reality is merely just our own perception of it. The reality that I’m seeing is different than the reality you’re seeing. What scientists are slowly learning is that everyone has their own version of “reality”. We are all seeing what he want to see.
This is explained in detail in this Ted Talk:
“Our brain simulates reality. So, our everyday experiences are a form of dreaming, which is to say, they are mental models, simulations, not the things they appear to be.”
But if we’re not in a video game or computer simulation of some type, can we edit our reality? Is it moldable? Can we shape our “hallucination” into what we want it to be? Ah, the age old question.
More and more everyday we are learning that we actually can.
How is this done?
It’s all about getting in touch with your subconscious.
What is the subconscious?
Of or concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one’s actions and feelings.
Source: Google Dictionary
So one can conclude that by dictionary definition, the subconscious is what is really running the show. I love the iceberg metaphor and the Monkey / Elephant metaphor of the subconscious.
The conscious mind would be above water.
The subconscious mind would be below water.
Monkey / Elephant:
The conscious mind would be the monkey.
The subconscious mind would be the elephant.
I was obviously very intrigued by this. So I did a little research and discovered you really can change you reality by getting in touch with your subconscious. Everything that is happening in your life right now is a direct manifestation of the way you’ve programmed your subconscious up to this very point in time.
Where you are in your life is a result of where you’ve told you subconscious to put you.
The real magic of this is that it’s much easier to edit this “programming” than people realize. If you’ve told your subconscious that you are in a place of desperate need and that you are limited, that is the reality that will manifest in front of you even if you consciously don’t want it to. Reality is like a mirror. It reflects back to us what we are telling the subconscious.
The important thing to know about this, is you have to program your subconscious in it’s terms.
Blogger Brandon writes in his Co-Creation Coaching blog 1 Secret Of Subconscious Mind That Leads To Instant Manifestation:
The only reason your subconscious mind does not bring you what you want is because you have not told it, in it’s terms, what you want.
When you tell your subconscious mind what you want, it works tirelessly, behind the scenes, to make it happen.
Experts on consciousness describe subconscious activity as like planting a seed. You are programming something into your subconscious. It takes time to grow. If you keep going back to check on it and digging to see if the seed has grown it’s unlikely it will manifest. Your subconscious needs time, patience, and consistency. You also have to continue to give the “seed” the metaphorical water, sunlight, and keep elements of nature away from it that might stunt it’s growth.
John Kehoe on his Mind Power blog post “Your Subconscious Mind Is Your Partner In Success. Get It Working For You.” writes:
Think of your subconscious mind as incredibly fertile soil that will grow any seed you plant in it. Your habitual thoughts and beliefs are seeds that are being constantly sown. Just as corn kernels produce corn and wheat seeds produce wheat, the contents of your thoughts will have an effect in your life. You will reap what you sow; this is a law.
I was a little blown away by all of this but I kept increasing my understanding of it and came to learn how much control we really do have. At the end of the day it comes down to connecting to your true self. Believe it or not, many of us are not. This come through self awareness, telling the subconscious what you want, and most importantly acting on what you tell it. Sounds easy right?
If things have not been going your way, there are 3 things you can do to begin reprogramming your subconscious and in turn, changing your reality:
Brandon from Co-Creation Blog goes on to write:
Remember that your subconscious mind, besides being a goal machine, is also an automator. In fact, it is great at automating.
When you’ve gotten in the habit of focusing on lack, for example, your subconscious automates that behavior, because again, it doesn’t care where the lens is focused.
The subconscious mind will, for a time, try to follow the old. It is your job to hold your vision of the new program you want it to install. Eventually, it will get the message, and start automating the new program instead.
Manifesting the reality you want is ultimately about connecting with your heart by meditating (and in turn having a growing awareness of your own thoughts), having positive affirmations and goals and saying them daily, and then taking action. When mind, body, and soul are in sync your subconscious manifests the reality you want. This is not as complicated as many people make it. If you do this consistently, your subconscious programming will rewire itself and in turn the reality around you will change.
See you soon.
By Geoff Pilkington
You can connect with me at: www.geoffreypilkington.com