We can use the Yin principle in a yoga and meditation retreat to tap into the subconscious mind.
What is the Yin Principle?
The Yin principle comes from the ‘yin/yang’ theory of Taoism (dow-ism) which is an understanding of the reality itself. Because everything in the universe is energy, everything exists in polarity. Yin and Yang, plus and minus, give and receive, passive-active.
Any practice that we do that amplifies the receptive, passive, sensitive aspect of the human being is yin. Through this we can connect with the subconscious mind, revealing its programming and building a conscious relationship towards it (or developing our intuition).
What is the subconscious mind?
I searched subconscious mind and this is the first thing that popped up on google before any links.
Your subconscious mind is like a huge memory bank. Its capacity is virtually unlimited. It permanently stores everything that ever happens to you.
That’s a good start Google.
The processing power of the subconscious is absolutely ridiculous, commonly estimated at between 20 million and 48 million bits per second (bps). The conscious mind is around 48bps. Meaning, we consciously process (or are aware of) about 48 bits of information per second. The placement of your fingers, the speed of your breath, the color of the fan, and 45 other things is the max you could be consciously aware of at any time. 48 million though… are we actually freaking super heroes or what? What does this mean?
The subconscious has basically an unlimited potential for – problem solving, relationship forming, opportunity extracting, intelligence changing, body changing (etc. etc. basically anything any human is capable of). BUT it is sub-conscious, it relies on previous programming (most of which was formed in our ‘formative years’ /pre 7). When your hair will go grey, how your digestive system works, if your heart beats, how you sleep, what your addicted to, how you feel about males, what you think about life, money, joy, freedom and how your life subsequently unfolds is overwhelmingly the result of subconscious programming.
The conscious mind is the creative aspect of us that says hey, why am I doing that, I’d like to change that or be this, I want to do something new now that I’m old and see all these opportunities in the world around me. However we consciously struggle against our subconscious tendencies. This relationship is well documented in western and buddhist psychology, and all across yoga and other esoteric systems.
Is there a way to tap or re-program this unfathomable processing power to our advantage? Yes, many way actually. We can use meditation and yoga to drop down just below the surface and ask ourself questions. Like a daily practice of self-hypnosis, if we do the work ourselves, dropping our awareness down into our subconscious programming we not only allow what doesn’t serve us to come to the light and be seen, but we have direct access to instilling new programming, reconfiguring our freaking super hero inherent nature to change this planet, change our lives and manifest a reality beyond our wildest, wildest dreams.
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