Anyone with a strong or growing interest in personal development and the evolution of one’s consciousness, will be somewhat familiar with the concepts of our two minds, namely our conscious and unconscious minds. We know that our conscious mind is the mind responsible for logical reasoning and analytical thinking and our unconscious mind deals with everything else as per the Directives of the Unconscious Mind. This is NLP terminology that describes the daily roles that our unconscious minds carry out. So that’s the complete picture, right?
Actually there is more. As we develop our self-awareness, we start to explore the concept of 4 bodies and 3 minds, all making up the concept of self.
Let’s begin this discussion by thinking about self and how we interact with the environment that we exist within. Inside that environment we seek relationships with others in order to make ourselves happy. In particular, we seek out one special and intimate relationship and we do this because we believe that such a relationship will make us happy. In the pursuit of happiness, we search for a partnership, someone with whom we can share our lives and be happy. In truth, we are not searching for happiness when we look for this relationship, we are seeking to gain wholeness. At the unconscious level, we are looking to become whole and find ‘our other half’ to complete us. At the end of the day, any relationship that doesn’t do that is doomed to fail in the long term.
The real relationship with our self is forged within ourselves. The ancient tradition of Huna supports the concept of 4 bodies and 3 minds:
The Physical Body – the physical body houses all of the other bodies and provides a platform of support for the mind.
The Emotional Body – Within the boundaries of the emotional body resides the unconscious mind.
The Mental Body – accommodates the Conscious Mind.
The Spiritual Body – contains the Higher Conscious Mind.
So, four bodies and three minds, all residing within the physical body. Now, we think primarily with our conscious mind. When someone asks you, ‘Who are you?’ your answer is concerned with what you can conceive of consciously. You might answer, a wife, a mother, a father, a friend, a brother, a sister, a Managing Director, an NLP Coach and so on. The reality is that whatever you can conceive of consciously regarding who you are, you are more than that. YOU ARE MORE THAN THAT. You can’t label the totality of who you are consciously with your conscious thinking.
For the answer, we turn to our other minds. The concept of the 3 minds appears somewhere in every culture all over the world. The Trinity, the 3 main Gods of Hindu religion, the 3 elements, the Holy Spirit, Dream Time, the 3 Gods of Ancient Egyptian Magic; Isis, Osiris and Horus. All of these cultures and many more besides explore the relationship between three parts. In contemporary western culture we have become largely cut off from this relationship. Whilst we, as enlightened thinkers, regularly explore the concept of the conscious and unconscious minds, we have been culturally separated from the third mind, the Higher Conscious Mind.
It is the Higher Conscious Mind that has the potential for you to have your life exactly the way you want it. In most cultures and contexts, you Higher Conscious Mind is hidden in plain sight, right in front of you.
The conscious mind can’t see the Higher Conscious Mind directly. In order to become aware it has to go through the portal of the unconscious mind. The conscious mind is growing up to be a Higher Conscious Mind, so it needs to learn and to evolve. That’s why we have our Masters level training and NLP Trainer's Training, to assist the conscious mind to become the trust worthy parent to the unconscious mind and to create evolved consciousness in the Higher Self.
We search for relationships outside of ourselves to attain wholeness, completeness and happiness. The only true relationship that will achieve all 3 of these elements is the relationship inside with self. This is represented by the love and respect we give ourselves every day of our lives. Instead, we beat ourselves up for not being good enough, not getting what we want, not having the relationships that we want, not working hard enough, not being successful. Every time we consciously do this our unconscious mind takes it personally and feels bad. If we love ourselves one day and not the next, our unconscious mind gets confused about who we are. How we treat ourselves consistently is the driver to a happy unconscious mind and the ability to discover and embrace your Higher Conscious Mind and to really manifest what you want in your life. Continuing your learning journey with us will take you several steps closer towards wholeness and happiness, at long last.