Sleep, like meditation, is a time when the boundary of the two minds is thinner. How often do we find ourselves falling asleep thinking about all the things they don’t want to do tomorrow or are already stressed about from the past day? Have you found yourself drifting to sleep thinking about work, the fight you had with your lover, all the errands you have to run tomorrow, or just loneliness?
Many people find that when they are about to fall asleep that this is the time they are no longer distracted and their worst anxieties and fears can bounce around our minds.
This is an unfortunate side effect of a culture that teaches us to fight and fear what we hate rather than focus on and create what we love. It is especially unfortunate because as you are in that half-asleep state, you are just pouring these ideas in their purest form straight into your subconscious. As you fall asleep you are essentially a tiny coin being thrown into the giant wishing well of the subconscious.
If night after night after night you are placing all that stress and negativity into the great wishing well of the subconscious than that is all your subconscious is going to know how to see the next day.
As you fall asleep, think about the things you want. Picture yourself with your perfect guy, visualize yourself working at that perfect job, explore your dream vacation. This begins filling the subconscious with positivity. You will wake up the next day feeling great, and the subconscious will begin rewriting itself to meet these positive goals.
“As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.”
The final method to unlock the doorway to your subconscious mind I have here is the one I have found most personally effective. There is, among much of the spiritual community, a distinction between what Occultists and Pagans call Magick, and this force that the New Age community refers to as the Law of Attraction. Many enlightened individuals realize that these forces are actually just different names for the same idea.
However, New Agers go about making vision boards and using affirmations while Witches and Occultists make talismans and say spells. There are people on either side who do not respect the “nonsense” of the other side. But really, I think the people who are the most enlightened are the ones who see the similarities behind both sides and realize what they have in common and how they can help one another.
One big way that the New Age community can learn from its seemingly darker sister is that rituals work. Plain and simple, doing a ritual gets results. This is because our subconscious speaks symbolically. It is very receptive to symbols, and a ritual is, on a level, a way of communicating symbolically to your subconscious.
When a Wiccan lights a green candle, burns some incense and says a spell to attract abundance they are communicating to their inner self. Their subconscious understands the symbolism and accepts it, and sets to work making it happen. The rituals do not have to have ancient hymns to long-dead gods or blood sacrifices. It can be as easy as lighting a candle and saying some words. The best rituals are personal ones, so devise some for yourself! Be creative!
There are many other methods that I have not included in this article for the sake of length. I will explore this in later articles, but I feel this is an excellent starting point. If this is new information to you, tell me if this is helpful! If this information is an old hat than tell me about methods you have tried that you find to work! As always, love and light my beautiful brothers and sisters.