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Get to Know Yourself with Meditation

Ilchi Lee - Know ThyselfAccording to psychology, our consciousness has three parts: the conscious, the subconscious, and the super-conscious. All of the memories and information that you’ve accumulated over your lifetime is stored in both your conscious and subconscious mind. Those are the things that shape your current reality. When you see or hear or feel something and respond to it, it’s not your eyes or your ears themselves that are responding. Your response to external and internal stimuli is based on the information in your mind. Therefore, all of the responses and thoughts and actions you’ve had are what shape you. Your future will be shaped by everything that’s being recorded right now in your mind.

If we had only positive information stored in our consciousness, then that would be great. But there’s also negative information there—information you really want to forget. Sometimes there are moments in our past that give us chills when thinking about them. You might want to erase those memories. But some people live with those memories and hold on to them their entire life. Then when they are working hard and trying to live their life to the fullest, often it’s those memories that hold them back.

But it’s not just our own memories that affect our lives. Each of us has an individual subconscious, but there’s also a collective subconscious. Although it may seem like individuals are separate and distinct, when you enter the world of the subconscious mind, you find that we are all connected. Just as your external environment affects your energy, the negative information of the subconscious mind of someone who is really close to you can influence you. That’s why it’s necessary to know ourselves and the information we have in our subconscious.

Meditation, especially energy meditation, enables us to look deep into our consciousness and get to know ourselves. Energy meditation takes you into a state of consciousness that’s deeper than when you’re asleep, except you maintain the awareness of when you’re awake. In that state you can pull out all of your negative memories and ideas from the past. In the process of doing that, you discover the strength and power to control your emotions and feelings, which means you can control your energy and manage your life. That power is an innate function of your brain; it doesn’t come from anything outside of you. Therefore, as long as you’re awake, you can make positive, healthy energy anytime you want. That’s something only you can do. Nobody else can do it for you. That’s one reason I wrote The Call of Sedona—to share energy meditation so people can find themselves and manage their energy.

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