The connection of mind, body and spirit represent a perfect healing system, equipped with infinite possibilities to respond to even the most adverse circumstances. However, most people don’t know how to access and utilize this innate potential – and find true self-empowerment.
Our body is able to identify and eliminate efficiently toxins, germs and even cancer cells on a daily basis. It can produce any medication (painkillers, antibiotics, antidepressants etc.) manufactured by pharmaceutical companies - and administers them in a dosage, which is always correct and given on time with no or minimal side-effects. And our body can reconstitute damaged cells or replace impaired functions in powerful and creative ways, which are still too complex for science to fully understand.
Our mind, conscious and subconscious mind, has the ability to effectively process, analyze and utilize the vast amount of information we are surrounded with. It can constantly adapt to and learn from new demands and challenges, and expand beyond perceived limitations. In addition to that our subconscious mind regulates and influences most physiological functions.
Our spirit or higher consciousness represents the core of your being, our true essence and goes beyond the thoughts and emotions. It provides us with enormous resources of wisdom, strength, compassion and peace. Connecting to our spirit, to our essence is natural and doesn’t require a religious or spiritual belief. Even allopathic medicine is increasingly accepting of the important role our spirit can have in the healing process.
The discovery of neurotransmitters provided some insights on how the mind-body-spirit connection works. Neurotransmitters, small proteins, are released in response to thoughts, beliefs and feelings and directly impact and control the functions of our cells. This also explains, why the innate and complex healing system of mind, body and spirit can only function properly when all parts are in alignment with each other.
A large number of medical studies demonstrated that negative emotions play a significant role in the development of heart diseases, chronic pain, autoimmune diseases and cancer. Anxiety, anger, shame and sadness drain our energy and suppress our immune system. Stress-related illnesses are the number one cause of death in the US. Self-sabotaging or addictive behavior keep us stuck in old, destructive patterns. Non-supportive self-talk such as “I can’t do this” or “I don’t deserve this” prevent us from accessing our full potential and achieving our goals. On the other hand positive thinking, a self-empowered attitude and optimistic beliefs stimulate and enhance the healing process.
The integration and alignment of mind, body and spirit provides us with the most powerful healing resource. However, negative emotions, inner conflicts and limiting beliefs are common factors, which prevent us from utilizing this enormous potential to change, heal and succeed.
So how do we remove these blocks and achieve accelerated and profound change, healing and self-empowerment? This is where working with the subconscious mind becomes so important – and the focus of Cellular Wisdom, Dr. Schaub’s Breakthrough and Empowerment Program.
What is the subconscious mind? And why is working with the subconscious mind so important and so effective?
An iceberg is a great analogy that describes the connection between the conscious and the subconscious mind– with a small, visible part above the surface and a huge part below. The conscious mind is responsible for our awareness in the waking state. Thinking analytically, creating logical order, wondering about cause and effect and asking “why” are all characteristics of the conscious mind. The conscious mind is the place of cognitive learning and understanding and uses the intellect to come up with logical solutions for problems. It makes choices based on facts and moves the body deliberately.
The subconscious is the part of our mind, which operates usually below the level of our normal consciousness. Like in the iceberg analogy, the subconscious mind is the vaster and more substantial part of our mind, and has, compared to the conscious mind, a much wider variety of tasks and responsibilities.
While consciously we can only compute a small fraction of the vast amount of information that approaches us at any given time, our subconscious mind is able to compute much more. We are able to stay aware of our surroundings, pick up subtle cues from others and notice small external and internal changes without our conscious awareness. Have you ever felt that someone is looking at you, and then turned around to find out who it was? Or you met a friend and right from the first moment you sensed that something was not “right?” You may be a person who respects the importance of the “first impression”, the “gut reaction”, “chemistry” or “intuition”. All these examples are not based on rational considerations but stem from the input of your subconscious.
The subconscious creates our emotions, often independently of the input of the conscious mind. This explains why emotions can appear so irrational and “inappropriate” - why we can wake-up in the morning grumpy or anxious and find ourselves completely happy and optimistic at lunchtime, without that “logically” anything had really changed.
One of the major tasks of the subconscious is to help us define ourselves and make sense of the world. It uses emotions, memories, core values and beliefs as “filters” to sift through the otherwise overwhelming amount of information we are exposed to and condense it to a size that is consciously comprehensible. In other words, whatever we perceive as “reality” is largely determined by our subconscious filter.
In addition, the subconscious oversees all physiological functions of the body; we don’t regulate our heart rate, breathing, kidney function or digestion with our conscious mind. If we would, the collection of trillions of cells that comprise our body, wouldn’t work together as effectively and harmoniously as it usually does. Even deliberate movement, such as walking, requires the precise coordination of many different muscles, a challenge that we would not able to master consciously.
Along those lines, have you ever noticed that you can’t really recall, how you drove yourself to work or how you were eating that sandwich, while watching TV? The subconscious mind takes control of all these automatic movements and patterns, without our conscious awareness. When you consider, how much more time you spend thinking about the future or the past without paying attention to the present moment, and you are still able to avoid accidents and get things done, you can appreciate the amazing abilities and potential of your subconscious mind. In fact, studies suggest that more than 75% of our daily activities are regulated by the subconscious mind.
Considering its vast responsibilities, it makes sense that the root causes of many emotional and physical problems reside in the subconscious mind. For example, unexpressed and unresolved memories and emotions that are stored within the subconscious mind can function as negative, limiting filters and lead to chronic anxiety, phobias, depression, addictions and low-self-esteem. Limiting core beliefs, such as “I am not good enough” or “I am not safe” are imprinted on subconscious levels and can keep us stuck and prevent us from seeing who we really are and accessing our true potential.
Once the subconscious storage capacity is exhausted, negative emotions begin to accumulate in the physical body, which can weaken our immune-system and lead to chronic pain, inflammation of the joints and auto-immune diseases. This transference of emotions, from the subconscious mind to the body may not only be about creating additional storage room, but also function as a form of subconscious communication, letting us know, that it is time to address these unresolved emotional issues . Discomfort as a form of wake-up call.
By working consciously with the subconscious mind, through modalities such as Time Line Therapy, Neuro-linguistic programming or Clinical Hypnotherapy, we can identify and address the deeper root causes of our challenges, remove and change subconscious filters and can effectively and create profound and permanent changes on the mental, emotional and physical level.
With the right leverage we can move mountains. The enormous abilities and potential of the subconscious mind provide us with that leverage.