Conscious Mind and Unconscious Mind

December 25, 2004

I was an advanced level student who’s sitting for the exam for the 2nd time. I took tuition for chemistry from a teacher from Mahamodara, Galle, Sri Lanka. His house was situated in a scenic location close to river mouth. I was supposed to go there the next day early morning for the next lesson. Unlike other Christmas nights it was very dull. My mom wanted to make some chocolate sponge rolls for Christmas, but it got burned. Everyone was going through a strange feeling that no one could explain.

I was not so fond of physical chemistry which I was supposed to learn under the teacher I mentioned, but I didn’t miss a single lesson. That Saturday night was

strange. My mind was telling me not to go to the class next morning.

That morning by the time I was getting down from the bus at Mahamodara also I felt that I should go back home. It was still 7.00 am in the morning.

After a couple of hours tsunami hit Sri Lankan coasts. Destruction was massive. I was lucky enough to survive.

After recovering from the shock I sat back and reflected everything. There was a link between the strange set of feelings I was going through before tsunami. It was a warning! The only problem was I couldn’t understand it.

This is a miracle of unconscious mind.

“In psychology intuition has drawn much attention. Psychiatrist Carl G. Jung, in Psychology Types (1923) described intuition as “a perception of realities which are not known to the conscious, and which goes via the unconscious.” Intuition, he said, is not merely a perception, but a creative process with the capacity to inspire. The intellect requires intuition to function at maximum performance, and dream symbols cannot be interpreted without intuition and imagination.”

Though psychology teaches 3 levels of mind (conscious, sub conscious and unconscious) NLP simply talks about 2, conscious and unconscious. There’s a famous metaphor which is used to explain the link between conscious and unconscious minds.

Unconscious mind is like the unseen part of an ice berg. More resourceful, more powerful.

We got to love it and live with it!