In this post:
- How activating thought paths integrates your conscious and unconscious minds
- An overview of how to do the effect
- What to expect after doing it
This series is about connecting your conscious and unconscious minds to update the thought patterns that formed as a child but are unhealthy for your current, adult world.
This post is about how it works, an overview of how to do it, and what to expect once you do it.
How Consciousness Integration Works
The Problem It Solves
Your conscious mind works with thoughts and concepts. Your unconscious mind works with emotions. They cannot communicate directly.
This is a problem because parts of your unconscious mind often get stuck with the worldview you had when they were formed. If you were nervous talking with authority figures as a child, you’ll still be nervous as an adult, not because it’s healthy or logical but because that unconscious thought pattern learned to make you nervous in those situations, and never got updated.
How To Solve It
Enable a path to let your conscious mind talk with those unconscious thought patterns in words and concepts, rather than just emotions.
The unconscious thought pattern primarily wants to be recognized and listened to*. Letting it talk with your conscious mind fills that need and calms it down.
*That’s one thing Havi Brooks focuses on.
After listening, the conscious mind will explain how the world has changed, and how your capabilities have changed, since that thought pattern was formed. The unconscious thought pattern will work with the conscious mind to update its beliefs, responses and drives to be healthy for you today.
Each area of your mind, both conscious and unconscious, communicates with other areas using stable paths. Those are the paths I talked about in the previous section. I call them thought paths.
Your conscious mind has many active thought paths connecting the various conscious areas*. But most thought paths between your conscious and unconscious minds are inactive. That’s why your unconscious mind is, well, unconscious.
*Shorthand term for “area of your conscious mind.”
To let your conscious mind communicate with your unconscious areas, we’ll activate those thought paths using a precise, stable energy.
Nerves, and the thoughts they create, respond to energy. Blanketing a person’s mind in energy can influence their emotions. And matching an inactive thought path with a stable energy reservoir activates the thought path.
There are 2 tricks to making this work:
- Find the unconscious area you want to integrate and the path connecting it to your conscious mind. The energy needs to follow the inactive path all the way from the unconscious area to your conscious mind.
- Match the energy signature to your mind’s signature. The energy you produce from visualizing white light won’t work. Neither will Reiki, which is built to heal injuries, not interact with thoughts.
This is an overview post. I’ll explain how to do each of those items later in the series.
For now, just know that your mind can easily move concepts along a stable energy path, as long as that path has the right signature.
The effect typically takes 5 minutes once you know how to do it. When doing it on others, most of the time goes into mapping their conscious and unconscious minds.
Integrating Your Conscious and Unconscious Minds
Once you have a stable path between your conscious mind and an area in your unconscious mind, meditate on a thought or experience that triggers that unconscious area’s activity, and imagine your adult self talking to the version of you that lived the experience.
The unconscious area will notice the new path and start using it. Your conscious mind will notice the activity, communicate back, and update the unconscious area’s worldview.
The meditation typically takes 15-30 minutes. I’ll devote a post to this, and to recognizing when it’s working, at the end of the series.
What To Expect After Consciousness Integration
The unhealthy thought patterns were trying to help you. They just didn’t understand the current world and your capabilities, so they gave you bad guidance.
By updating their worldview, you let them help you again.
I integrated a thought pattern focused on being accepted by your social group. As a child, the approval of parents and teachers was very important, so it learned to worry about the approval of authority figures. That made me unnecessarily nervous talking with my boss as an adult, though. After integrating it, it stopped making me nervous and instead helps me decide the right social norms for whatever situation I’m in.
The change should be immediate and obvious. When you recall experiences that used to make you anxious (“What if my boss / friends / parents disapprove”), you should be calm and objective. If it’s not obvious, it doesn’t count*.
Other posts in this series:
*Sometimes a successful effect will produce a subtle change. Don’t count those until you know the effect well. It’s too easy to fool yourself with a subtle placebo effect.
- The Technology of Enlightenment: Consciousness Integration (August 16, 2010)
- How Consciousness Integration Works (This post) (August 16, 2010)
- How To Prepare For Consciousness Integration (August 19, 2010)
- Consciousness Integration Part 1: Mapping The Mind (August 26, 2010)
- Consciousness Integration Part 2: Activating Thought Paths (September 6, 2010)