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There's a submarine in my consciousness. Monday November 21, 2016

Have you ever felt you've been living in the wrong world?

Have you ever felt like a stranger in a strange land, or even a fish out of water?

Well there's a great reason for that! You are!

You've got an Atomic Sub sailing through your consciousness, but beneath the level of awareness. This is why I prefer the description 'subconscious' to 'unconscious' - though I see the value in both.

This Atomic Sub - literally comprising of atoms clustered into molecules that are chemical messengers influencing your behaviour - this Atomic Sub, called your 'Subconscious Mind' is packing a payload, and it's not you with the finger on the trigger.

Have you ever 'over-reacted'? Have you ever felt emotionally overwhelmed without knowing why? Now you know who it is - it is the Captain of the Sub 'Conscious'!

Fear not. Whilst you may not technically be in control. The Captain and Crew of the Sub 'Conscious' still need to come up for air. And they are available for missions - to the highest payer, of course. Yes, they are mercenaries.

Their favourite currency is the gold of 'Attention'.

You can programme your Sub 'Conscious' by giving it Air Time. You can also listen to its signals when it is working in the unseen, and you can listen to it directly using many of the techniques championed in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

But hear this. Your Sub 'Conscious' and its crew will have unresolved issues. These will never go away. They need to be heard and dealt with. I'm a huge fan of books - I think you can breakthrough with a book, but not in this area. This is something you need to deal with physically, interactively, energetically.

Tad James has helped thousands resolve disputes between their above surface conscious mind and their below surface subconscious. The most impactful practitioner I have witnessed and experienced is Luke Hawkins, an Australian NLP Coach with the most energetic approach I have seen since Tony Robbins.

The bottom line - or the bottom of the Ocean of Consciousness - is this:

If you are not getting exactly what you want - the issue is not outside of yourself, it's 'below' yourself... down there in the Sub 'Conscious'
You need alignment of mission, intent and purpose
A Bigger, Better World

So, you see (though not always), you are in the wrong world. Because, in fact, the oceans of unconsciousness that the Sub 'Conscious' sails in are far deeper, wider, broader than the tiny bit of the Conscious Realm you think you inhabit. Your time and my time would be far better spent making peace with our subconscious and then working in alignment for our common good.

Hey, what was that?

Up periscope!

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Jet Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 3:59am

Hi,Lex.I like your analogy of ocean and submarine.It is beautiful and poetic.And it reminds me of something.
For myself,there's really an inconsistency of conscious and unconscious,of desire and attention.I sometimes pay attention to something that does not feed my desire.I guess these things was considered to be the dish of my desire,but when they cease to be,I'm not conscious of that and I'm still investing my attention to that.Which seems the steer of my attention has got stuck,somewhere now and then.
It requires the understanding of what we desire.I guess what I lack is this kind of knowledge.And when this comes,you feel that your're running blind,but you're on edge(urgent) to run,and much confused about yourself.

Lex Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 6:31am

Hi Jet... it's challenging, isn't it? I do know that when the Subconscious and the Conscious mind work in harmony, results just flow. Some people find it helpful to address their Subconscious mind out loud. "Dear Subconscious Mind, I would like to work with you for our mutual happiness, is that OK with you? If 'yes' is your answer, please direct my thoughts in the direction of the best desire." Sounds weird but it works for many people.

the room above the garage Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 6:06am

Interesting! I will seek and read. For now, I'm wearing the uniform and singing 'I am sailing'!! :-) love ratg x.

Lex Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 6:32am

I'm singing along, Capn' Ratg x

Hopeful One Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 6:53am

Hi Guys- Heartfelt apologies to one and all if yesterday's effort caused offence.

He who apologises is the bravest.
He who forgives is the strongest.
He who forgets is the happiest.

The Squadron will lie low for a while to refuel. I have apologised so I am claiming the bravest slot. Forgive or forget are still available. Choose one.Or both.

Debs Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 7:31am

I didn't see your joke yesterday HO but I'm sure it was written with good intentions. Please don't lay low!! Your jokes bring so much joy to so many so onwards and upwards eh! I request a new joke today pleeeeeease! Otherwise I'll have to post one and nobody wants to hear a Christmas cracker joke from 1994 :-) xxx

LP Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 7:39am

I didnt see it either HO. Vitamin L is hard to come by. Take care, LPxx

Tutti Frutti Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 8:51am

Hi HO I did see yesterday's joke (but not any comments on it) and thought you crossed a line so I support Caroline's decision to remove it. I certainly didn't find it funny but nor was I offended as I know you would have posted it with the intention of cheering people up and it was a genuine mistake. So apology accepted thank you. It must be very difficult to generate a joke a day that a varied group of us will find funny and inoffensive. From my point of view you get it right the vast majority of the time so please keep going. By all means let the squadron regroup and refuel if you think that's a good idea but I look forward to seeing you back so that we are not reduced to writing our own jokes. Take care Love TF x

Jul Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 9:08am

I agree with everything Tutti Frutti says. Julxx

Mary Wednesday Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 11:57am

Echoed from me too

Hopeful One Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 5:19pm

Hi Guys - thank you all for your helpful comments . Normal service will be resumed shortly.

Debs Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 7:25am

Great blog Lex and you are so right. We are constantly at the mercy of the subconscious - it probably accounts for 90% of our behaviour. I blogged about Landmark a while back - their courses are amazing for accessing our 'blind spots' so you can clear then up and create new possibilities. I've also started tinkering with psychedelics to access the unconconscious mind... It's an area currently being studied (at UCL and others) and the effects on depression are huge. I'll blog about it to explain more but for me this whole area (along with diet and exercise) is critical.
Thanks for raising it, brilliant blog xxx

Lex Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 7:35am

Thanks Debs... big NLP fan, myself xxx

LP Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 7:31am

Morning Lex,
Your blog made alot of sense to me. I loved the play on words too! Definitely something for me to consider. Good wishes to you and all. LPxx

Lex Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 7:37am

Up periscope, LP, up periscope! There's always hope when you've got your own persicope! xx

DAVE Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 7:54am

Hi Lex,
In my selling career, we use the saying, K.I.S.S. Keep it Simple Stupid.

If we apply this principle to all tasks, issues with work, friends, and family..We will keep things running smoothly, and still manage to keep all the 'Plates Spinning in the Air the same time, but not in a panic ! !

Don't you think we over compensate and Complicate issues in general, spend to much time on errelevant NEGATIVE issues, taking away precious time allocated to each problem and adversities which arrive, sometimes unexpectedly, and unannounced.

If our time is NOT managed effectively, then on any real problem, we can easily become 'Stressed Out' and 'BurnOut' which leads to depression as our confidence Wayne's and we experience low self esteem, if we continue throughout the day then Mentally and Physically we will arrive exhausted....BURNT OUT....the next day we awake tired both Physically and Mentally, and blame 'BIPOLAR' for the drained emotion experienced the ''NEXT' day..

Is it not therefore surprising that we have good and bad days...

So what's the answer, in our 'Process of Eliminating the causes of these 'Highs' and 'Lows'. ? ?BALANCE...In all we do....DIET, EXCERSISE, relationships, work, Health, chores in all facets of our daily routine.

ORDER of priority...Deal with the issues which troubles us most, then deal with each other challenge in order of priority.

Don't put off til tomorrow...What can be achieved TODAY,....providing we have dealt with all the most troublesome issue ps first, and got them 'Out if the Way'.
Otherwise if we procrastinate, put off these troubling issues, then we WILL experience the Blues if Deoression.

Just an opinion.

Tutti Frutti Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 8:59am

Hi Lex An interesting and well written blog which I enjoyed reading and has given me food for thought. Love TF x

Jul Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 9:07am

Good blog as always Lex, uplifting and cheering. It's not just about what you say, your message, it's the way you write that lifts my spirits. I read a book once by a Spanish guy, Espinola? called The Yellow Book and basically he says it's not us as individuals who are wrong, it's everyone else. A bit tongue in cheek but your blog to me says that too. We needn't look to others as a clue as to how to behave but inside ourselves and if we connect with our inner consciousness, then we will be at ease with ourselves. Sorry if I'm wrong, I've read your blog only once this morning! jul xx

Lex Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 4:50pm

Dear Jules, you may take my blog to mean whatever useful learning you'd like to get from it - consciously or subconsciously!!!xxx

Mary Wednesday Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 11:59am

Brilliant blog as usual Lex. I can't access it at the moment as I have holes in my brain where the black dog has been digging, but when I am better I will try to remember and revisit.

The Gardener Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 1:53pm

Hello Lex - read and appreciated - brain too exhausted to think straight or answer - not a moment's peace since 7.30 a.m - advisore everywhere, Doctor coming to see what the devil we can do - and all round me are all sorts of super interesting things to do but Mr G will not let me alone for a minute. Driven to tears of exhaustion 'stop it at once'. At least my typo of yesterday amuses me - addressing Chris as 'Christ'. Just come from church, so perhaps association of ideas. Wish me luck - need all I can get - Mary my brain is not the black dog - it's one of those insects who bores (usually into wood) until the edifice collapses. Played piano, done moodscope, prepared party invites, sorted wool for next creation, so there are signs of life.

Lex Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 4:52pm

And where there are signs of life, there are signs of Hope, though I trust the signs expand and grow strong, and Hopeful One's humour remanifests asap!

Sal Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 4:53pm

Brilliant blog Lex, I really like the wordplay and even more importantly the content is spot on for me. My favourite ways of accessing Capt Sub are via CCI co-counselling or (just starting to learn) Voice Dialogue. I think it's often a matter of 'down periscope', to find out what is going on down there that is driving the so-called 'real world' up here. But not to spend too long down there cos it's dark and deep ....
Please keep writing, I so enjoy your insights. Meanwhile, sending warm wishes to those of us having a tough time at the moment, hi Mary, hi Gardener - thinking of you.

Lex Mon, Nov 21st 2016 @ 8:08pm

Thanks Sal... and I know your love is appreciated for our dear friends going through it, known and unknown. Like the sound of voice dialogue.

Mary Wednesday Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 @ 9:27am

Thanks Sal. Next Five blogs are me describing what happens when I go down. Pretty dark at the moment, but I will come through; I always do.

Sal Wed, Nov 30th 2016 @ 12:20pm

Mmm, very powerful, Mary. I just read the five blogs and am moved to the point where I can't find many words. Just, thank you for writing. And, I loved the sixth blog too (today's). So glad you are through the dark. And I know that even good changes are not forever. So, rooting for you to hang in there.

Orangeblossom Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 @ 8:34am

Hi Lex, thanks for the blog which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I found it compelling & very practical.

Lex Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 @ 8:42am

You're very welcome, dear Orangeblossom!

Nicco Sat, Nov 26th 2016 @ 4:59pm

A great blog, Lex. Thank you! Best Wishes, Nicco.

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