How Consciousness Integration Works

by Mike Sententia on August 16, 2010

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

Intro

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.

The Effect

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*.

*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.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Dina January 28, 2013 at 3:22 PM

This sounds a bit like brainspotting; http://www.brainspotting.pro/page/what-brainspotting

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Mike Sententia January 28, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Indeed, the overall idea — the intent of consciousness integration — isn’t mine at all. I got it from a blog called The Fluent Self, and I’ve also run into the idea in popular psychology, hypnosis, and other places. My contribution is the implementation: The specific steps I take to make that intent happen.

This gets into intent vs implementation (post on that is in the works) and fully-direct magick, done without ethereal software, which I’ll get into in book 3. In other words, it’s something I find quite interesting, but it takes a lot of ground work before we can really dig into it, and I haven’t written some of the critical pieces. But they’re coming.

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Ruatha January 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM

The best psychological method I have found that helps an individual through consciousness integration is Voice Dialogue. I have been adapting it, along with ‘energy’ techniques to work on releasing self-sabotage more effectively. This resistance, that most of my patients experience on a regular basis, will work to undo the healing process I create in them. And I find that any physical issues that has been around for a while always has an emotional component anyways, so solving a physical problem often means going into their head.

Here is the website of the founders of Voice Dialogue as an FYI: http://delos-inc.com/

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