This Article is About
unconscious mind
last christmas
Facebook Timeline? It's Nothing Compared To This!
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Facebook has ensured that the notion of having a ‘timeline’ has become the latest online idea. People either love it or hate it. Mostly hate it; if my ‘friends’ are to be believed. In its defense I think many people are uncomfortable with change.

The whole notion has made me think about our personal ‘timeline’. Not the Facebook one but the timeline that each one of us has internally. It’s the domain of the unconscious mind and is used, much like the Facebook one, to store our past based on events in our life.

The unconscious mind has taken it one better however. It’s taken the notion of ‘timeline’ to a level that Facebook will never replicate.

The unconscious mind uses this virtual timeline for storing all our memories, even the ones we don’t recall consciously, and the associated emotions they hold. It can organize our past in minute detail so that nothing is forgotten… forever. It knows and remembers everything about you... everything!

Some people even believe it holds knowledge of our past lives and generations as well. That's a subject best left for another time.

Based on the sum of all these experiences, your unconscious mind is projecting your timeline into the future as well.

Want to know where your timeline is?

You need only ask your unconscious mind. It’s never hid the knowledge from you in the first place.

This is one way to do it!

Imagine you’re talking to someone and pay attention to the gestures of your hands or, perhaps, even the motion of your head. We all speak with our body and are often quite animated about it.

Run these sentences (aloud if it helps) in an animated way and see where your body indicates the positioning of these events occurred. It may be up, down, behind you, to the left or right, or in any possible direction from your body.

  • “Last week I was I was driving….”
  • “Yesterday, I was walking….”
  • “Last Christmas….”

The direction you pointed to was likely the same in all three cases. This direction is your past.

Now do the same thing for the future. Allow yourself to express with your body as you state the following sentences.

  • “Tomorrow I’m going to…”
  • “Next week I’ll take you…”
  • “The Easter after next I’m holidaying…”

This direction is your future.

Notice that if you were to take a pen and draw from where you pointed to the past and linked it to yourself and toward where you pointed to the future you would have marked out a line. It may be straight, crooked, passing through yourself, in front of you. It doesn’t matter how you “see” or “feel” it to be, this is your own personal Timeline.

Thank your unconscious mind, by the way, for showing it to you. If you doubt it’s ‘right’ (and it is) try running the sentences again and consciously point in the opposite direction to the one that your unconscious mind has just showed you.

Chances are this will feel ‘not right’ or just plain weird.

This exercise takes a modicum of trust in your unconscious mind. I know there is some people out there feeling enlightened.

There is also at least one person saying “What? Huh?

I wouldn’t tell you it’s very easy to just trust your unconscious mind and go ahead and point to your past… and then your future.

And when you’re ready you can trust, believe and understand.

Move over Facebook!

Street Talk

Joan S  

Oh, I want to know more about this. How do you interpret this knowledge? How do you connect it? Past, Present, Future? This is so interesting.

  about 1 decade ago

Hi Joan, I've just set up a FB page called Heather Bradford Writes. You may like to join me there. Yes, the line implies past, present, future. It's significant in how we interpret time and how we store memories. Simple example, if our time line runs through us we're 'in time' (in the moment) and are likely to go with the flow and maybe be late (unless we consciously decide not to). If our timeline is in front of us we can 'see' it all laid out before us and we're likely to be very time driven (always on time or stressed if we're late) and likely to clump memories more to deal with them all (but then they're not as easily recalled). The notion of the timeline is really only relevant if people want to use it for personal benefit. Hard to expound in a paragraph on a comment page! lol. Thanks for your interest Joan. Glad you're enjoying these glimpses.

  about 1 decade ago

Another interesting article Heather :)

  about 1 decade ago

FB timeline has more publicity than Heather's timeline. That's a good reason to make a fuss about it! ;-) Your mind is perfect Rob. It's just your conscious thought that might run away at times! ;-) Maybe it's you who thinks too much.... and I thought it was me! lol. You're in fine form today. Can't wait to read your next article!! Bring it on! Hope you can read between the lines and see how broad my smile is right now!

  about 1 decade ago

Another article Rob? For you or me? I'm aware I've hit and 30 and beyond. I feel like falling off the planet and having a holiday! How did AJ and Tracy write such glowing 30 day achievement articles? Feel like I've gone out with a bang! But I'll be back... have to read your article on self awareness....

  about 1 decade ago

One; what is all the fuss about on FB time line? Second; if my life's time line was laid out like FB, so what, there would be a certain amount of order there not the shambles I'm sure that is in my mind. Another interesting article Heather. very interesting.

  about 1 decade ago

Oh and a PS for the 'so what'. You're right. It's useless information unless you are using a technique that relies on the timeline for change work. So really the article is just an exercise in raising awareness.

  about 1 decade ago

Self awareness, another article me thinks?

  about 1 decade ago

This info is so neat. I have worked around TimeLine Therapy (TLT) and Time Empowerment Techniques (TET) and am in awe of the results I have seen. Thanks for this tasty bite.

  about 1 decade ago

Isn't it incredible Sherry! I would love to share more about it with people and it's one of those things that's best treated responsibly. It's very powerful and extremely effective. Glad you enjoyed the article.

  about 1 decade ago

Very interesting article. It did not help me to like the Facebook timeline though... :)

  about 1 decade ago

lol.. me either...

  about 1 decade ago
You May Also Like
Your Unconscious Mind Is It Important?
How well do you know yourself? Really know yourself? Better than anyone else, right? In fact, there’s probably nothing you don’t know about yourself… or so you think consciously. So here’s my question. How well do you know your unconscious mind? I purposely call it that because there’s nothing ‘sub’…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Mar 11, 2012  
  Likes: 11

Values, Beliefs And the Unconscious Mind
Unconscious mind or universal energy. There are other ways to express the universal greatness we can sense around us that could be listed as well. Many people go through life on a day to day basis without really thinking about the deeper workings of the mind. They take for granted…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Mar 18, 2012  
  Likes: 3

Your Unconscious Mind - Releasing Negative Stuff
Everyone has ‘stuff’. I mean the emotional type. Be it bothersome or not it’s usually stored away in some recess of our mind and body. It’s good for the occasional dusting off, examining and, although we think we’ve “dealt with it”, we stick it back in the cupboard of our…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Mar 13, 2012  
  Likes: 4

Your Unconscious Mind Smells!
Garlic! The stench of it on another person’s breath when we haven’t indulged. It’s up there with stale coffee, cigarettes and the smell of old beer in the carpet of a clubhouse floor (trust me on that one!) Of all our senses smell is perhaps the one that is given…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Mind Development   May 14, 2012  
  Likes: 1

Your Unconscious Mind Speaks
“Listen to me!” your unconscious mind is saying. “Listen to me!” I liken this to the little voice in my head that can be discredited often for baseless chatter or self talk. Background noise. Just thoughts everyone has. “Remember that experience that caused you so much anger?” your unconscious mind…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Mar 11, 2012  
  Likes: 10

A Quest To Understand My Truth
It has occurred to me that there are some subjects that are difficult to write about. I’m interested in energy and the unconscious mind. I respect their power and am on a quest to believe, trust and understand. How can one explain something so elusive though? My truth will be…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Apr 19, 2012  
  Likes: 7

Why You Can't Overcome Shyness With Logic
We've all been there at some point in our lives. You know, that feeling of... "Oh s%&t, I think I will die of embarrassment, what will she/he/they think?" ...normally after doing something pretty stupid (in our eyes at least). Now imagine this: You haven't even 'done' the deed (whatever the…
By: Excaliba in  Health and Fitness  >  Mental Health   Jun 05, 2013  
  Likes: 0

My Truth About Drinking
This article has simmered in my mind because, in truth, I don’t actually want to write it. It’s a similar feeling to the first few I wrote that explored the unconscious mind and like topics. They were my ‘truth’ and yet I was anxious about sharing something I didn’t fully…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Addictions   May 07, 2012  
  Likes: 18

2011: The Last Christmas?
There's an old saying about how, "Rome wasn't built in a day."Quite so.And I would like everyone out there to please remember that Rome is not going to be destroyed in a day either.A whole lot of people these days seem solemnly convinced that the world will somehow suddenly end…
By: barrettzrun in  News and Society   Oct 19, 2011  
  Likes: 1

Do You Clearly Remember How Your Last Christmas Was?
There you go! If you have instantly answered yes then you have really done a great job to keep your brain sharp! But most of us do not remember it clearly. It hurts me to see people suffer because of their forgetfulness. Look, am pretty busy to check out about…
By: sumith in  Self Improvement  >  Memory Training   Aug 08, 2011  
  Likes: 0

My Baby Boy And Apple Crumble
I'm looking forward to Christmas this year. It's my and my fiance's last Christmas without a little baby to look after. In Feb 2012 we'll become parents to little Samuel and will have the chance to teach him all the things we have learnt in my 32 years on the…
By: Ollie Tanton Brown in  Food and Drink  >  Desserts   Nov 21, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Kids Tablets Are Climbing the Charts
Last Christmas children's tablet computers were at the top of the best sellers list. The two main items were the Innotab learning tablet and the Leap-Frog Explorer tablet. These toys were selling off the shelves quicker than stores could re-stock them. Although, most kids prefer a I-pad 2 for most…
By: Robert Cenname in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Toys   Jan 26, 2012  
  Likes: 41

Knowing What Your Wife Really Wants
What Your Wife Wants: Time and Attention Make Her Fall in Love Again Many claim that women are exceptionally difficult to understand and no man alive is aware of their needs, preferences and desires. The claim happens to be overly exaggerated. Women need basically simple things in order to be…
By: Ken Beaven in  Relationships   Mar 28, 2012  
  Likes: 3

Ken Wilber & Integral Philsophy
Ken Wilber & His Philosophy by Miriam Pia Ken Wilber is one of the dominant and ‘game changing’ American philosophers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His work broke with the status quo of academic philosophies of both the West and the East. Because of that, his work,…
By: Miriam Pia in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jun 04, 2016  
  Likes: 1

Procrastination And Time Mangement Tips
I may have very well been the best procrastinator in the world at one point in time in my life. It was always the question of now vs later. I would always be the kind of guy that would say "heck I'll just do it later. Later would turn into…
By: Brad J in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   May 17, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1924    Report this Article