The Subconscious, Continued

From Nikola Tesla: “There are those that say intuition is simply the subconscious working ‘underground,’ doing its own super-fast calculations based upon the observations your conscious mind has not yet had time to process, and to a degree this is true. Your subconscious does not sleep, precisely, though there are times when it is so busy working on something that a logjam of experiences builds up and thus it needs to communicate in dreams. Thus, the subconscious may become an ally if you invite it to become one and there are several methods by which you can engage the subconscious as a friend, the foremost of which is meditation and the second of which is daydreaming.

“Many do understand that when the subconscious is shut out from your human experience, it will find ways to express itself, and not always either conveniently or beneficially. The analogy of the subconscious as a dog you have tied in your back yard with just a little doghouse and maybe an empty bowl is a good one: like the dog, the subconscious may become savage with hunger and thus turn dangerous. You cut your subconscious outside of  your flow of being by refusing to engage it or engage with it through shutting down its communication by calling ‘gut feelings,’ ‘flights of fancy’, or intuition itself as foolish at best, trivial generally or dangerous at worst. You can refuse to engage your subconscious by drowning its messages with drugs, distractions such as long hours trolling the Internet or by engaging in over-emotional histrionics that take up energy and produce heat and a murky light but no real warmth or illumination. In other words, to engage the subconscious does demand self-honesty.

“The sad fact that your modern world contains countless ways of disenfranchising your subconscious and its wise information is quite clear to many, though perhaps not to enough.”

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