Bridging the conscious and subconscious
(I found this in an old email I sent to a group of people about three years ago.)
Yesterday as a late birthday present I got The Chakra Energy Cards, which were on my wish list: Healing Words for Body, Mind, and Soul For All Forms of Energy Healing
I was very excited and immediately jumped into playing with the cards and reading the accompanying book. That's when I realized something. Lately I have been noticing that my conscious self often doesn't understand the answer or solution to a problem right away, but the subconscious does. And after mulling over it for a while, the subconscious will translate it for the conscious.
For instance, recently there was this problem at work (I'm a computer programmer) that I had been trying to solve for weeks. I had spent many hours on finding a solution and always given up. But last Monday before work I meditated and tried to use my psychic vision to find a solution. In my psychic vision I saw a fence that I couldn't get over. I tried to climb over it but couldn't because there was barbed wire on top. I tried to take it apart with pliers but that took too long. Finally I ended up crawling underneath the fence like a dog. After the mediation, I was like "Okay, that’s pretty vague. How is that supposed to help me with this programming problem at work?"
But guess what. Within half an hour of getting to work that day, I had the solution! After weeks and weeks of trying, I finally looked at the problem from a totally different angle (maybe from *underneath*?) and I had finally solved the problem. I was psyched.
Another example happened yesterday, and the Chakra Energy Cards were involved. A week ago, as I was walking back from lunch with some friends on Folsom St, I noticed a street sign for a very small street called Langton. My eyes saw it and my brain said "Huh, okay, Langton." A few blocks later a guy asked me and my friends if we knew were Langton is. Nobody did, except for me. Then yesterday, I looked at a studio apartment near Howard and 6th. (I just started looking for studios in the SoMa area yesterday.) On my way back home, I ended up near the intersection of 7th and Folsom and walked by Brain Wash and noticed Langton Street again. It looked very nice and quiet and had some trees. I decided to walk down Langton to see if there were any For Rent signs. But there weren't. So I walked back home.
That's when I found my Chakra Energy Cards in the mail. The first question I asked the cards was "What can help me to find the perfect studio?" The card I drew was one of the 5th Chakra cards and said "I completely and lovingly accept all of my possibilities of expression." Again, I thought "Hm. That really has nothing to do with finding an apartment." But about fifteen minutes later I had the idea of doing another Craigslist search, specifically for Langton. It was a long shot because Langton is tiny. And guess what. There was a cheap studio listed on Langton Street that sounded really great. But it was mistakenly listed under Financial District, which is why I hadn't found it when I was doing searches for SoMa studios. Well, I called and the studio is still available, and I am going to look at it next week!
My point is: When you get an answer to one of your questions, even if the answer doesn't immediately make sense to your conscious self, your subconscious goes to work anyway and will eventually come up with an answer that your conscious self can understand. This is something that I am definitely going to keep in mind and also teach others.