This Week’s Quotation:
When we speak of the heart, while we recognize that feeling relates to all levels of being, it does find particular application and particular emphasis in relationship to the subconscious mind. This is a realm of deep, strongly held feeling. There is more than feeling there, but we can use the term “heart” specifically in relationship to the subconscious mind.~ Martin Cecil
Emotions and the Subconscious Mind
Isn’t it fascinating how we are made? I haven’t found much of modern psychology that is very helpful in understanding myself or other people. I don’t think much about my id, ego, or superego, do you? I have found some of the Jungian psychology interesting, but often without the deep insights that I am looking for on how we are made and what makes us tick.
These words from Martin Cecil speak to something real in my experience. They address something I know from firsthand self-observation. And while this quotation, of itself, doesn’t paint the whole picture of the human experience, it begins to describe it.
What I notice is that there are feeling states that drift into my awareness. Sometimes the reason for them seems obvious. But other times, I’m left to wonder, Why I am I feeling that? And this gets to the fascinating part.
The idea that Martin presents is that those feelings can relate to the subconscious mind. And what is that? Is it not a realm of thought structure of which you are not entirely conscious?
The implication is that I can’t do anything about that realm directly. But here is what I want to know. What can I do to influence the feeling state in which I live? And what begins to rearrange the structure of the subconscious mind? This relates to the thought-forms of which I am consciously aware. And because I am aware, I have choice.
For Attunement Practitioners, this is vital. We can develop a habit of creative conscious thinking and action that profoundly influences the thought structures that are unconscious, and the feeling states associated with them. We become interested in the conscious thoughts that guide the heart to an Attunement with the activating currents of transcendent love and a higher wisdom that we welcome into our life. This is a mindfulness practice that relies on firsthand self-observation instead of belief in the theories and beliefs of others. It is a practice that allows us to fulfill our destiny to become masters of our own human experience.
What is Attunement?
Attunement is a consciousness practice and an energy medicine practice that leads to personal spiritual regeneration.