The reason for this document is to help you understand the relationship between your Three Minds by explaining what they are and how they serve you and how to communicate with all three of them. This came about as a result of my work with a Hoo Pono Pono meditation and the realization that you are more apt to use the meditation if you better understand how and why it works as well as it does.
Hoo Pono Pono is a very powerful, life-transforming meditation. To get the most benefit from the meditation it helps to understand how it works and why. It works regardless of whether you completely understand how and why or not; however, I believe it will be much more powerful and freeing for you if you can understand the how and the why. Understanding the how and why comes as a result of knowing how your Three Minds work; your Conscious, Unconscious, and Super Conscious Minds also sometimes referred to as your Three Selves; Lower, Middle, and Higher Self.
You first must understand that everything in your life is 100% your own responsibility. This is sometimes difficult for many people to comprehend; due in a large part because of your pasts and your environment, in other words how society almost has you trained or brainwashed into thinking that you can cause another person to feel a certain way. The first thing you need to understand is that you are responsible for your own feelings, all of them, and no one else can make you feel anything. You CHOOSE to feel whatever you feel; always, with no exceptions. I know, I know, this is not easy to accept for a lot of people, but it is true and the sooner you understand it, accept it, and begin to practice it, the sooner you will be free from feeling controlled by anyone else.
If you take a moment and think about this, I believe you will quickly come to the realization that it is true you may not like it, however, it is true. Okay, now that you know that you are responsible for everything that happens in your life, I hate to do this to you, but it is really important that you also understand and think about what I am about to say. Not only are you responsible for everything that goes on in your own life, you are also 100% responsible for anything and/or everything you hear/see/read about. In other words, if you are talking with a friend and they tell you about something bad that happened to someone they know, now, you are also responsible for that as well, whatever it is.
So, not only is it difficult to comprehend being 100% responsible for everything you do or say yourself, now it is almost impossible to comprehend being responsible for something you knew nothing about 5 minutes ago, but now that you know about it, you are responsible for it!
I know, I know not only is it hard to understand or comprehend; it is also, at the surface, unsettling to say the least. How on earth can that be? Well, first of all it is not on Earth, it is in the Spiritual or unconscious realm.
To help you understand this better, lets take a look at our minds.
For the sake of all of us being on the same page, I am going to ask that you follow along with me as I explain how this works and the cool part is that once you understand this concept, you will then understand how you can be responsible for something you had no part in or so you thought. And, why and how Hoo Pono Pono works as well as it does.
The Three Minds
The three minds are the Conscious, Unconscious, and Super-Conscious Minds. Also known as Body, Mind, and Spirit; Body, Mind, and Soul; Body, Mind, and Emotions; etc.
For the sake of this paper I will use the following:
The Conscious Mind; sometimes referred to as the illusion of I.
The Unconscious Mind, many refer to this as the Sub-conscious; for the sake of this article they mean the same.
The Super Conscious Mind, also known as our Higher Self.
Your Conscious Mind is that part of you that commands and/or controls your response and reactions to external events. This is the part of you that often wants to be Right. Suppose for example that you ask someone for help with a project you are working on. You have an amiable discussion and trade ideas and suggestions and arrive at an agreed upon outcome. When you are done, you feel whole and complete and in charge, in control.
Now, lets change that scenario a bit and you are having the same discussion, however, the other person suggests ideas that you do not agree with. They simply refuse to see things the way you see them and you cannot come to an amiable agreement. You start to have feelings of frustration and maybe even anger starts to arise. You find yourself getting worked up, you are not as calm as when you started. The rational thoughts you would normally have under the previous circumstances are now disrupted by conflicting feelings and even ideas of revenge you start to take things being said personally, start to raise your voice and perhaps even throw up your arms in defeat simply because the other person did not agree with you and what you wanted to do.
What happened, where did these feelings come from? They come from the Unconscious Mind. Once these feelings start to occur, your Conscious Mind starts sending thoughts to Be cool, dont get upset; maintain your calm. Your Conscious Mind may also be telling you that rather than risk damage to the friendship, you need to be mature about it and simply keep your cool. Your actual response to the situation will be dependent upon your level of training and practice of control the Conscious Mind has over your Unconscious Mind, in other words how well you can control your emotions. This can be very difficult sometimes due to the Unconscious Minds release of adrenaline and the fight or flight response.
What is the end result of the above scenario? In the best of circumstances your Conscious Mind will realize what is happening and you will not react to the negative feelings brought up by your Unconscious Mind; however, more often than not, the opposite will occur. You will more than likely express your dissatisfaction with the situation or person helping you only to later regret having had a negative reaction to the incident. Often times, after the incident and you have cooled down, you ask yourself, What happened, why did I get so upset? I wish I had not reacted in such a negative way.
We are aware of our Conscious Mind, and under certain circumstances we can perceive the presence of our Unconscious Mind. We know the Conscious Mind gives us our inductive reasoning powers, our gift of speech and will-power. The mission of our Conscious Mind is to take care of the body, to work or earn a living, to make decisions and choices in life, and most importantly, to guide and counsel the Unconscious Mind in its path of evolution.
However, the Conscious Mind has very little memory; it can barely remember what you had for breakfast this morning, and must rely upon the Unconscious Mind for remembering. The Unconscious Mind, on the other hand, remembers everything, it is similar to a disk drive on your computer in that it stores every piece of information given to it and has the ability to recall any memory at any time. The Unconscious Mind is; however, the lesser evolved of the three minds; it has excellent memory abilities, is the seat of all emotions, but cannot reason. For this, the Unconscious Mind must rely upon the Conscious Mind.
It is important to understand that the Unconscious Mind also is very easily impressionable and highly susceptible to suggestion this is why the Power of Suggestion should not be taken lightly. Interestingly enough, this is also the source of our psychic abilities and where our ability to project, or do astral travel comes from. The Unconscious Mind is also the origin of our intuition.
Now then, all that being said the following is the key component of the Unconscious Mind. It has the ability to manufacture mana energy this is the Universal Life Force, also known as Chi, or Prana, or in the case of Hoo Pono Pono, Aka. This energy comes from our environment; the food we eat, the vitamins we take, the air we breathe, etc. This energy is not only necessary for the vital functions of the body, it is also necessary by the Conscious Mind in order to exercise its will and to perform reasoning and thinking.
The Unconscious Mind is where our Aka cords originate. These cords of energy are projected as thin threads of the psychic, invisible body and attach to other people, animals, or things. These threads carry the mana, the energy, used by the Unconscious Mind to send information to, or collect it from the external object. This information is then offered to the Conscious Mind in the form of feelings or intuitive hunches. The Unconscious Mind is also the source of our healing powers. We all have the ability to heal; however, only a few understand and utilize that ability.
The Super Conscious Mind
The Super Conscious Mind is sometimes referred to as our Guardian Angel, the Higher-consciousness, or the Master within. The Ancient Hawaiian Kahunas called it the aumakua, which means, the utterly trustworthy parental spirit. The Super Conscious Mind has a superior form of thinking. The Conscious Mind uses reasoning and inductive thinking, the Unconscious Mind uses emotion, memory, and feeling, the Super Conscious Mind uses a higher form of thinking that includes reasoning, emotion, and memory; in essence, the Super Conscious Mind is the link between the Conscious Mind and the Unconscious Mind. The Super Conscious Mind also has access to the Universal Knowledge, sometimes known as the Akashic Records. The Akashic Records, however, is another discussion. For now, think of the Akashic Records as the Library of the Universe the place where all information about everything since the beginning of time is stored.
If and when you have a Knowing, this comes from the Super Conscious Mind and reaches us in a way that the reasoning of the Conscious Mind does not comprehend as well as the emotion that the Unconscious Mind does not comprehend. When you get a Knowing, you can trust that it is for your own betterment.
All three Minds are always available to you at all times; however, you cannot normally hear the Super Conscious Mind unless you quiet the Conscious and Unconscious Minds. Most often, your Super Conscious Mind is accessed when you are sleeping; you can also access it after prayer, if you remain quiet and actually listen for it. Meditation is the most reliable way to access your Super Conscious Mind; this is why it is so important to learn and practice meditation on a regular basis. Most communication from the Super Conscious Mind comes to you in the form of Intuition, or a feeling or hunch. It is important to remember that the Super Conscious Mind is that part of you whose mission it is to guide you. Because of this, it is important to learn to listen to what it is telling you. It is giving you free advice and will never steer you wrong; if you only learn to listen to it. Again, I strongly recommend that you learn and practice meditation on a regular basis.
What is the key to happiness? The key to happiness is learning the structure of your minds and to begin working with them, all three of them. Through understanding and working with your minds, you can rid yourself, or cleanse, all of your negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
There is increasing medical evidence that it is the negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are kept trapped within that is the cause for most, if not all, of the major chronic illnesses, both mental and physical. These emotions are the result of past events that you have stuffed, that is have not dealt with at the time of occurrence. You keep them trapped in your Unconscious Minds where they hold and block large amounts of mana energy. When you do not acknowledge them appropriately, every time something else happens that triggers them, they attempt to come out all at once. This is why often times when something angers you and you get a lot more angry than the current circumstance or situation merits, it is because that anger, or negative emotion has opened the Unconscious Mind and everything that is trapped within attempts to get out, or escape.
Likewise, if you ever feel like you are just wandering through life aimlessly, seemingly without purpose or meaning, it is because you have lost the connection to your Super Conscious Mind.
Remember, you have three separate and distinct Minds, the Conscious, Unconscious, and the Super Conscious Minds. Another way to look at it is that your Unconscious Mind is your animal part, the emotions of which need to be tamed and controlled, or managed. You need to change the selfish, immaturity to cooperation. If you do not change your Unconscious Minds and transmute the anger, frustration, aggression, and selfishness into love, tolerance, and compassion, you will continue to ride a roller coaster of chaos, confusion, and pain.
The Conscious Mind has the responsibility to guide and counsel the Unconscious Mind; its mission being to help the Unconscious Mind to evolve. The Conscious Mind must also give up its belief that it needs to be right and stop controlling the external world, attempting to make it a specific way. The Conscious Mind must become courageous and generous, unselfish, tolerant, and patient, as well as compassionate. In short, the Conscious Mind must control the negative emotions of the Unconscious Mind.
The Super Conscious Mind is with you to guide and counsel the lower pair of Minds. Its mission is to help them to evolve. The three minds each have different abilities and different priorities. You must find a way to get them to all work together using the best abilities of each; the emotional and memory-bound, deductive Unconscious Mind; the rational, logical and inductive Conscious Mind, and the superior consciousness of the Super Conscious Mind. Once again, I cannot stress enough the importance of meditation to bring the Three Minds together harmoniously.
Now then, this is all great and wonderful, right? You understand the Three Minds much better; however, how do you connect the dots, so to speak, how do you communicate with the Three Minds?
Your normal mode of communication with others is through speech; however the Super Conscious and Unconscious Minds cannot speak, your gift of speech is specific to the Conscious Mind only; therefore, you must find another way to communicate with the other minds. The Super Conscious and Unconscious Minds do not recognize speech; their form of communication is through symbols or pictures. This is often done through the use of Tarot cards, Runes, Tea Leaves, and other new age methods. While these are good ways to communicate, most of them require training. Once again, I am going to bring up meditation, for through meditation, you use your Conscious Mind to picture, or visualize whatever it is that you want to communicate. This works very well as you may now understand because you are taking what you see in the external world and internalizing it through the use of visualization, in other words, symbols and pictures.
If you have not meditated, or have trouble with it, here is a simple exercise that will help you to learn to meditate and also communicate with your other two selves at the same time.
Set apart some time every day for the sole purpose of communicating with your Super Conscious and Unconscious Minds. Preferably, a half-hour; however, if that is too long then start with 10 minutes per day, then increase to 20 minutes, and continue increasing it until you are comfortable with a half-hour. If you do this on a regular basis, you will find that it wont be long and you will be comfortable sitting quiet for an hour or more. Please though, do your Self a huge favor and set aside at least 10 minutes that is not too much to ask for a happier life, now is it? It is important that it is quiet turn off all electronic devices, no TV or music in the background, no cell phone, unplug the house phone, do what you can to ensure complete quiet for the allotted time.
Now, take a couple of deep breaths and relax. Then tell your Unconscious Mind, in a low voice, that you would like to get to know it better. For example, Hello my Unconscious Mind, I would really like to get to know you better. Begin by asking it to remember fond times from your childhood. For example, Please help me remember some fond times from my childhood. Then just sit quietly and notice any memories and feelings that come up.
Do not judge or analyze anything that comes to you; simply recognize it. In the beginning, your ego, your Conscious Mind, will likely try to object to you doing this you may get the thought, This is ridiculous, why am I talking to myself? Just let that go and reaffirm to your Unconscious Mind that this is important to you and it wont be long before you discover how much valuable information is freely available to you, if you but learn to listen. Keep practicing this until it becomes second nature. When it become easy for you, then, before you make any important decisions, stop and quietly ask your Unconscious Mind for help and advice. Once you learn to do this, you will realize that your Unconscious Mind will never steer you in a wrong direction. It wont be long and you will have a new best friend YOU! A word of caution here, sometimes the Conscious (Ego) Mind will try to dissuade you from listening to the Unconscious Mind so in the beginning, do not make major decisions until you learn to know the difference. The more you practice the meditation, the more confidence you will gain until the difference between your Unconscious and your Conscious-Ego minds are crystal clear.
The next thing to remember is that in order to communicate with your Super Conscious Mind, you must do so through your Unconscious Mind. We do not have a direct connection to the Super Conscious Mind and cannot normally communicate directly with the Super Conscious Mind; however, once you learn to communicate with the Unconscious Mind, which in turn communicates with the Super Conscious Mind, it will eventually seem transparent as if you do have a direct link to your Super Conscious Mind. To communicate with our Super Conscious Mind you must send your messages through the Unconscious Mind in the form of symbols or pictures and feelings. Note, if the Unconscious Mind refuses or ignores the request, no message is sent to the Super Conscious Mind. That is why many prayers and visualizations do not work; the Un