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Your Unconscious Mind - Entering The Zone And Setting The Pace
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When I started writing articles I thought it would be a lot about patchwork and a little about parenting.

What I didn’t bargain on was my unconscious mind finding the opportunity to speak and share. It started with a trickle of “self help” type ideas that pretty soon bubbled up into more serious “stuff” (I use that word broadly, and a lot, and it really is helpful)

Perhaps it was because of the articles being well received and the encouragement of others here I continued to push the boundaries of my thoughts. Trying to put into words, in a logical sequence, weeks of in-depth study and learning was challenging.

My thoughts revolved around the power of the unconscious mind to affect and direct our lives and I wanted it to be logical, simple and encouraging. Meanwhile my unconscious mind was playfully running ahead in many exciting directions. I was entering the zone but it was setting the pace!

The unconscious mind is such an untapped resource and yet the single most powerful tool that every one of us possesses.

How did I know I was on the right track? Personal validation for me was acknowledging I was excited, motivated, enthused. I really couldn’t stop.

I couldn’t rest my mind because there was, and is, so much trying to be said. I honestly don’t really know where to start and where it will finish. I have a sneaking suspicion it never will!

Soon I had scraps of paper littering the house. Scribbles on the back of a school newsletter, half typed thoughts in minimized word documents, an envelope with points jotted across it on the kitchen bench and, today, I found myself sitting at the lights in the car frantically scrawling across a gas receipt propped precariously on the steering wheel.

I want to tell everyone about how the unconscious mind stores time, how childlike it is, how the language of our body tells us so much, and how far I’ve been able to push the whole ‘self help’ concept.

Well this is really just what I’ve just been thinking about while I pack tomorrow’s school lunches.

I feel like every article should start:

“Don’t Read This Article

Unless

You Want To Change…

Forever”

Dramatic? Maybe. And then I realize how quickly the unconscious mind slips into ‘the zone’. For everything I have read, studied, learnt is there. Waiting to be called upon. Wanting to be used.

I’m finding my stride again. When it comes to exercising our unconscious mind we’re all at a different place. Start slow. Be gentle with yourself. Find a coach who’s right for you if you want to up the pace.

Most of all: trust!


Street Talk

Joan S  

One of the best things about WA is the opportunity to share universal thoughts with a universal readership, people from my native US and others from all over the world. Heather, I understand the surge of thought that comes to the surface when you are writing. And it's a chain reaction. I think IM is going to produce a crop of interesting writers. It's not all about marketing. Writing articles is a very rewarding and creative thing to do, certainly an art form.

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  about 7 years ago

And an opportunity to meet some amazing people! Thanks for your insightful comment Joan!

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  about 7 years ago

Working an additional part time job Heather. Miss haveing time to go through the jewels in your articles. Thanks for this one!

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  about 7 years ago

Hi Sherry! Good to see you. I hear what you're saying... I've been working two or three shifts a week this last month at a shoe store. Really enjoying the people I meet (Oh and the high end shoes are OK!) and even thought the shifts are only 2 or 3 hours long it blows most of the day! I'm embarking on a 10 day program with my daughter next week over several weeks. Having done it with my son last xmas I know both the benefits and the time commitment are HUGE. We all have to fit in what we can in life and sometimes bend a little so we don't break. I'm sure we'll see each other round regardless of what life throws our way! ;-)

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  about 7 years ago
C4rmen  

i love yr articles ♥

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  about 7 years ago

Thank you so much C4men.

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  about 7 years ago
Tracy Cox  

Heather, I think you speak for many of us who rush to put our thoughts down whenever we have something we would like to share. It is very therapeutic to release your thoughts and clear your mind. Thanks for another great article.

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  about 7 years ago

Yes, if I don't get them out I can't focus on the next one!

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  about 7 years ago
Al4256  

Your interesting article made me muse over how my mind regurgitates things from long ago and yes they are all still in there. all those tide bytes of information the mind only lets go what and when it wants.

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  about 7 years ago

The best response (for me) to my articles is when someone has been caused to consider, think and 'muse'. I'm glad you've found it interesting A14256.

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  about 7 years ago

Great article Heather, I agree that our unconscious mind will be driving most of our actions and becoming more aware of this fact will allow us to take a more positive feeling and create so better outcomes for ourselves. Thank you

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks Wiliam. I think creating better outcomes for ourself is the key. For me, it's all about finding peace and contentment within so that my life is happy without. I should maybe write about how the unconscious mind is also like a younger sibling that looks to the conscious mind for guidance. I'm all for the power and place of both!

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  about 7 years ago

Yes Heather, that sounds like a great article, cant wait. Thank you

  
  about 7 years ago

Great article Heather. All of your articles say things that we think of every day but don't realize. You put it straight and to the point. Heather if you haven't done it yet, you should put together a e-book and sell it. You have got a way with words to make people think about themself. Outstanding

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  about 7 years ago

Daniel, your kind words are the highest of compliments. I'm very new at all this writing and the thought of an ebook is intriguing and overwhelming all at once. I can do street articles because it's only 400 words at a time.... perhaps that's why books have chapters?! Anyway, it's your turn to make ME think! Thank you for that. I'm glad you've enjoyed the articles.

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  about 7 years ago

Heather, and here you come again, your thoughts that keep driving you, your unconscious mind, is what I'm finding at the moment. I slip down stairs for a cigarette and before I have finished something crashes in my mind, I cannot write down notes I have to sit and type it out. Before I'm finished I have another screaming to come out. Maybe this is a therapy for me, who knows. Great article as always.

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  about 7 years ago

It is certainly therapeutic Rob. In whatever form it takes I figure it can only help to pour forth.

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  about 7 years ago
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