Famous smart person Albert Einstein labeled it the “mystic emotion,” describing it as “the finest emotion of which we are capable” — fertile cognitive soil where “the germ of all art and true science” is born.
These days, we call what Einstein so eloquently described “the superconscious.”
Unlike the conscious and subconscious minds, the superconscious is sometimes called “infinite intelligence” or “the Universal mind.”
What is it?
Can you tap into it?
Let’s dive in.
- What Is the Superconscious Mind?
- What Is the Difference Between the Subconscious and Superconscious Mind?
- How Does the Superconscious Mind Work?
- 11 Ways to Tap Into Your Superconscious Mind
- 1. Get Into a Calm and Relaxed State
- 2. Set Intentions and Define Goals
- 3. Do the Research
- 4. Journal About It
- 5. Meditate Often
- 6. Trust in the Process
- 7. Turn Over Your Intentions and Goals
- 8. Don’t Pester Your Superconscious
- 9. Listen To Your Instincts
- 10. Soul Writing
- 11. Practice Gratitude
- PS: Don’t Forget To Eat Well
What Is the Superconscious Mind?
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, poet laureate of the United Kingdom under Queen Victoria, described superconsciousness as a state where “individuality itself seemed to dissolve and fade away into boundless being.”
Tennyson also praised tapping into it as a “transcendent wonder” associated with “absolute clearness of mind.”
But what, exactly, is the superconscious? Let’s look at it in context.
Transcendental schools of thought break consciousness into seven categories.
Starting from the bottom up, they include the: subconscious, preconscious, conscious, superconscious, unity conscious, cosmic conscious, and the divine conscious.
Most people, however, concentrate on exercising, developing, and accessing three levels: the subconscious, conscious, and superconscious.
- Subconscious: Centered in the lower brain and spine, the subconscious is our body’s data center that records every pleasure and trauma, joy and fear, prejudice and positive spark we’ve ever experienced. It records everything and calls up info when needed. The subconscious misses nothing. And though it remains mostly hidden from our everyday awareness, it’s our brain’s primary decision maker.
- Conscious: We’re aware of our conscious mind and use it to interpret the five senses. Humans mindfully experience the world through consciousness. And while it plays a role in our decision-making, it’s not as in control as we think.
- Superconscious: Technically, nothing in the Universe is solid since there’s always space between atoms. Similarly, the superconscious is the “space between thoughts.” The superconscious can access both the subconscious and conscious but operates outside of them. Practically, it’s our beings:
- Creativity zone
- Highest level of regularly accessible consciousness
- Center of heightened awareness
What Is the Difference Between the Subconscious and Superconscious Mind?
Professor Jules Bois once described the superconscious as “the exact opposite of Freud’s subconscious mind.”
But what are the particulars? What makes them different?
- Awareness vs. Instinctual: The superconscious mind overlaps with the cosmic and unity consciousness, whereas the subconscious is wholly contained in your being.
- Internal vs. External: The subconscious intakes information and operates wholly in your body. The superconscious, however, calls on external sources.
- Different Wavelengths: The superconscious operates on different wavelengths than the subconscious. Specifically, superconscious wavelengths tend to be hyper-fast or slow, while subconscious ones vibrate on planes to which we don’t take much notice.
- Perception Differences: The superconscious mind sees everything as a connected whole, whereas the subconscious dissects our experiences into byte-sized data files.
- Dreams vs. Soul: Your subconscious wields considerable control over your dreams and waking decisions. The superconscious, on the other hand, mainly concerns itself with your soul.
- Truth vs. Bias: The superconscious only lets in the truth. Conversely, the subconscious is an unfiltered pit littered with prejudices and misinformation. And we’re not just talking about ethnic or religious bias. The subconscious also stores biases that sculpt your personality, like culinary conceits, weather preferences, and pet proclivities.
How Does the Superconscious Mind Work?
The superconscious transcends ordinary consciousness and isn’t bound by time, place, or circumstance.
Researchers who studied a group of Tibetan monks — one of the few demographics who regularly access their “ecstatic” or superconscious state — discovered that lambda and epsilon waves play a significant role in the superconscious.
Lambda waves are high-frequency, oscillate between 100 and 200 HZ, and synchronize the left and right brain hemispheres.
Epsilon waves also marry both halves of your brain but on a much lower frequency.
People who’ve studied neurological activity and those who’ve entered into a superconscious state credit it with:
- Being the source of inspired creativity
- Elevating your cognitive capacity
- Allowing people to glimpse divine oneness
Like the subconscious, the superconscious is always working. Even more impressively, it contains all the knowledge that ever was or will be. As such, some people call it “the collective unconscious.”
The seat of the superconscious is the Ajna chakra (aka, third eye and spiritual eye), which lies between the eyebrows.
11 Ways to Tap Into Your Superconscious Mind
How can you access the superconscious?
Yogis, monks, and student practitioners develop their own methods — but most adhere to 11 basic principles.
1. Get Into a Calm and Relaxed State
Tapping into your superconscious is impossible if you’re stressed out or pent up. The goal is to be as relaxed as possible when attempting to access the part of your mind connected to the infinite, collective life source.
Bonus Tip: Smell is an excellent way to help relax your mind. Incense, eco-friendly sprays, and scented candles usually do the trick.
2. Set Intentions and Define Goals
Bringing a goal or problem to your superconscious is a common practice. What obstacles do you need help clearing? Is there a goal for which you’re striving? Could you use a boost to get there?
When you have a detailed, clear goal path outlined, you’re much more likely to reach it. So treat intention setting like work. Paint the exact picture you aim to achieve.
Bonus Tip: Dreaming big is encouraged, but break it down into achievable goals.
3. Do the Research
Knowledge really is power, and when trying to tap into your superconscious, it’s a two-way street. So when you present your superconscious with a goal or puzzle, demonstrate your commitment by fueling your consciousness with helpful information.
The more you know about the topic at hand, the easier it’ll be for your superconscious to communicate ideas and solutions.
Bonus Tip: Swap out one hour of TV watching for studying, reading, and meditating. It will change your life.
4. Journal About It
The studies are conclusive: journaling is excellent for the mind and body. It’s a great way to destress and helps us explore ideas and thoughts more productively.
Journaling is also an effective way to tap into your superconscious. Use a free-form method. Write down whatever pours out of you, regardless if it makes sense. Shoot for a stream of consciousness flow.
Moreover, when you’re not actively practicing, keep a journal of things you notice while meditating and dreaming.
Bonus Tip: Get a journal with paper you love, and use pens that glide across the page.
5. Meditate Often
Track stars can’t achieve their race goals without running — and you can’t tap into your superconscious without meditating. It’s mandatory.
Meditation changes your mind; the more you do it, the better you’ll get at calming your brain enough to cross consciousness boundaries.
You won’t reach an ecstatic state after meditating one or two times for 10 minutes. Some people practice for years before reaching a blissful experience.
Bonus Tip: Start out by meditating for just five minutes a day and work your way up.
6. Trust in the Process
Keeping the faith is one of the most challenging things to do when working with your superconscious.
We’re not talking about religious faith; instead, you must trust the process.
Doubt works like a pencil eraser or backspace key. Once you let it loose, it takes over and overrides all the work you’ve done.
Understand that your superconscious may take a while to provide solutions or react positively. Don’t give up. Keep at it; one day, it’ll open to you like a lotus flower.
Bonus Tip: Do affirmations when you’re feeling your faith slip.
7. Turn Over Your Intentions and Goals
One step many people forget to do is pointedly handing over their goals and challenges to the superconscious. It needs time to work on the issue. Besides, if you don’t work in partnership, you may never experience the wholeness you crave.
To put it another way, your superconscious appreciates an outline.
Bonus Tip: Make a ritual out of turning over information to your superconscious.
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8. Don’t Pester Your Superconscious
Should you meditate daily? Yes. Should you journal every day? Yes. But try not to bug your superconscious.
In other words, don’t grow frustrated with it because it’s not providing solutions and support immediately. Don’t give up on it, and don’t ask for signs every 15 minutes.
If you’ve followed all the steps, your superconscious understands the mission. Your job is to stay on track, keep your routine, and live your life.
Bonus Tip: To put this in perspective, think about how you feel when someone pesters you. Your superconscious feels the same way.
9. Listen To Your Instincts
Once you’ve done the work, it’s time to start listening to your instincts.
Now, we’re not going to lie: sometimes, your ego does a great job masquerading as your instincts.
Try to learn the difference between the two. In the process, you will make mistakes. When that happens, forgive yourself and move on. Wallowing won’t help.
Bonus Tip: Talk to your instincts when meditating. Let them know you’re open to suggestions.
10. Soul Writing
Have you ever tried soul writing?
It’s similar to free-form writing in that the goal is to write down whatever comes up.
However, try to pick out the truths and concentrate on those. Remember, the superconscious doesn’t concern itself with falsities and lies.
A good way to start soul writing is by writing down an affirmation that resonates with you over and over again. But make sure it’s a statement you feel in your gut. And if the declaration is a bit boastful, go with it.
There’s no such thing as conceited when learning to work with your superconscious.
Bonus Tip: If you’re in the flow, don’t stop.
11. Practice Gratitude
Gratitude and grace are the soul’s balms. When we bask in either, our vibration elevates, and our minds are more at peace.
Because while things may seem grim on a surface level, there are actually a lot of things going right in your life. The mere fact that you’re a searcher who’s willing to work on becoming the best you possible is something to celebrate. So if the gorgeous flower you saw on your walk today.
Bonus Tip: don’t forget to notice the small stuff and give thanks for its presence in your life.
PS: Don’t Forget To Eat Well
And lastly, it doesn’t hurt to eat wisely. Fueling your body with the best food will improve your life on every level and allow you to be the best you possible.
When you’re healthy, your superconscious will enjoy enough energy to stretch its wings widely.