Perhaps for as long as humans have been able to grasp the concept of consciousness, they have sought to understand the phenomenon.
Explaining the nature of consciousness is one of the most important and perplexing areas of philosophy, but the concept is infamously ambiguous.
Western philosophers, since the time of Locke and Descartes (a French mathematician, scientist, and philosopher who expressed in the dictum “I think, therefore I am” ), have struggled to understand the nature of consciousness and pin down its fundamental properties.
Tufts University philosopher Daniel Dennett names human consciousness „just about the last surviving mystery”, explaining that a mystery is something that people don’t yet know how to think about.
Some philosophers attempt to explain consciousness directly in physical or neurophysiological terms, while other philosophers offer cognitive theories of consciousness, whereby conscious mental states are reduced to some kind of representational connection between mental states and the world.
3 Levels of Consciousness – Three Levels of Mind
#1 Conscious mind explained
This is the part of the mind that thinks and creates mental pictures of what we want our life to be. The Conscious mind is essentially an instrument, designed to allow us to focus our infinite self into a physical body in order to have a life experience on the earth plane.
The conscious mind is your awareness at the present moment.
You are conscious of something on the outside as well as some specific mental functions happening on the inside. The conscious mind includes perceptions, sensations, memories, feelings, and fantasies inside of our present awareness.
It is also known to be the gatekeeper for the mind. If someone tried to present you with a belief that doesn’t match your belief system then your conscious mind will filter that belief.
The same will happen when someone criticizes you. If for example, someone told you that you are „dumb”, your conscious mind will filter this statement and let you understand that you are not really dumb.
#2 Subconscious mind explained
This is the sector of the mind that we are not consciously directing. Subconscious mind never rests, never sleeps and is always on duty because it regulates digestion, controls our heartbeat, circulation of blood, harmonizes, assimilates and eliminates.
The thoughts in your subconscious mind model your reality more strongly than the ones you generate in your conscious mind. Your subconscious mind is more potent and powerful than your conscious mind.
It’s also where we store our beliefs about how unfriendly or friendly the world is, and about how unloved/loved or unlucky/lucky we are.
The subconscious mind creates results and behavior according to our internalized beliefs and it does it all on autopilot. It is critical to program it correctly to set up an internal environment to win, then the results we want to come automatically. Whatever limitations you are experiencing are expressly due to the limiting beliefs you hold in your subconscious mind.
Your emotions are also controlled by your subconscious mind. That’s why you occasionally might feel anxious, afraid or down without wanting to experience such a feeling.
The subconscious mind has the habit of taking everything literally. If we keep on thinking that we will never succeed in a particular project, it is most likely that we will not because we are blocking all positive energy flow into the subconscious.
This concludes only in negative energy getting attracted. Hence, it is we who are responsible for our successes and failures in life.
„Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” – Earl Nightingale
#3 Superconscious mind explained
It also called the soul or higher self. This is the part of us that is connected to the Source Energy, knows the bigger picture, and knows why we’re here.
The superconscious mind is also often referred to and labeled by modern day science as the field, the “Unified Field”, the zero point field and numerous other labels that scientists use and choose to describe it.
Also, the superconscious mind is sometimes referred to as the „collective unconscious”, which is a term of analytical psychology, formulated by psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung.
The superconscious mind is like a mega-computer that coordinates the activities in every little computer connected to it. It guides our lives through the messages in synchronicities, intuitions and in gut feelings, and in coincidences. It is the source of all examples of pure creativity.
It is the superconscious mind that is working at the creation of anything that is completely new in the Universe.
The superconscious mind was accessed and used by all the great writers, inventors, artists and composers of history on a constant basis, right up to the present day.
Every great work of creativity or art is infused with superconscious energy.
Regardless of what label you might choose, the conscious mind, the subconscious mind and the superconscious aspects of mind collectively joined are what shape, mold and determine each and every aspect of your life.