So if you remember we were talking about the subconscious (or “subby”) and how it’s like if a four year old had the mind of a supercomputer. Innocent, trusting, lightning fast brainpower, and totally dedicated to being helpful, your subby looks to you for guidance as to what to do and takes you absolutely LITERALLY.
Say to subby “why do I always do that?” and subby will not only provide all the reasons you do that (because, after all, you asked), but will also make sure you continue to do that, because you said you always did that!
See how what you say and think might be important?
But it goes deeper than this. Subby also doesn’t understand sarcasm or negatives (don’t smoke = smoke), and can’t reason the way the conscious mind does. When presented with two thoughts that we would think are contradictory (my liver is shot, but I love to drink), it can’t make the leap to understand that the liver is shot because of the drinking. You love to drink so subby helps you drink!
This is why people make decisions that we think are so obviously stupid — they may think they want one thing (consciously) but what they have communicated to their subby is just the opposite.
The things you and the rest of the world from the time you were born have told the subby (which accepts everything as true) are all there for subby to access. This is your “blueprint” which subby uses to keep you alive. If all your mom ever said to you when you were a kid was “rich people are stupid and greedy” then no matter how hard you work you’ll never get rich, because not only does subby think that becoming rich will make you stupid and greedy, but subby doesn’t want to disappoint your mom!
(This, by the way, is why extremely hard-working people blow their money the minute they get any, or why most lottery winners end up worse off and unhappier than they were before they won. Their blueprints simply won’t allow them to become rich.)
Since subby is who makes your decisions, which leads to your thoughts, which directs your actions, which makes your environment, you could make the case that subby is who created all the stuff (good and bad) that’s going on for you right now.
I understand that some people have a HUGE problem with that idea. It’s okay. Don’t get sidetracked by the thought that me or Haanel or anyone else is blaming you for stuff other people did to you. This is not what that means. My take on that is that bad things are a combination of your subby and someone else’s subby colliding, and that yours got the raw end of the deal.
There is good news, though — the good news is that you can rewrite the blueprint that subby is working from! That is what this course seems to be about so far — helping us to create great positive blueprints that will get us what we really want instead of the crap blueprints we were programmed with growing up.
But here’s where it really gets wild.
I haven’t quite wrapped my head around this yet. It sounds crazy even to me.
The Master Keys says that there is one Universal Mind. There seem to be a lot of synonyms for this:
- Infinite Wisdom
- Infinite Power
- Infinite Supply
- Universal Fountain
According to this, each person’s subby is a part of this Mind, but “lesser in degree”. If you know anything about fractals, this is sort of how I picture it — each part is the same as the big picture, just smaller.
This Universal Mind — according to Haanel — is the “life principle” of all the atoms in the universe, and describes it as “plastic mind substance” which is “seeking purpose(!)”, just waiting to be formed into what the conscious mind directs it to be formed into.
This is the “Law of Attraction” — that thought creates reality. Because since subby will do anything to please you, if you tell subby to, it will literally move mountains for you by tapping into the Universal Mind.
I feel as if I’m training to become a Jedi. 🙂