Yipes! Time For Action to Rattle My Subconscious!

Tapping into the Subconscious

Nothing bears greater importance in life than subconscious action; taking the time to think and thus direct your goals and dreams into manifestation.

Some people find that magical space in sitting still. Others find it climbing mountains, making music or writing phrases. I appreciate at least a bit of all of it. One of my favorite introspective activities is walking in nature and discovering what magic my natural surroundings have to share in lending me examples about life in general.

Nature leaves hints about living an active life, beginning with the garden of the mind- the subconscious!
One of my favorite Pacific Northwest wildflowers: Lupines!

I LOVE taking walks in nature, enjoying the meditative sounds of the wind and the songs delivered on wings. The tree that’s given its life as a sacrifice for others beginning life from it. The thorny thistle that has germinated from its seed in heavily compacted road bed. The boulder being held in place for all it’s worth by a few exposed roots of an eroded tree. So many lessons if we but listen and observe.

And Then, I Heard It…

The steadfastness of these exposed roots are all the "action" that hold this boulder in place!
So much meaning in this natural view!

It’s in this mindset I whisked away on an evening walk a few nights ago. Walking the familiar path, I tend to tune out. The area is simply beautiful, peaceful and miles from any traffic. Surely my mind tunes into a deeper, calmer, creative state as my senses continue to increase observances of all that surrounds me.

Bliss!

The next thing I know, I stop still in my tracks, wondering how I have never noticed the sound of a sprinkler head this far down the road from the house I am staying at.

It seems my subconscious, having no mind of its own to create, decided on the most immediately familiar interpretation of that sound. That is until my intellect jumped in and said, RATTLESNAKE, perhaps followed by a few other choice terms.

Honestly? I don’t remember for sure. All I know is for a split second my intellect and my legs may have been witnessed dragging my subconscious away from the scene before it fully “came to” and decided the necessary immediate action.

For a fascinating article about the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, click here!

The “Subby” Sits in Neutral

All kidding aside, this experience rendered a MAJOR example for me of what I have recently learned. Sometimes the things we assimilate in training and education only really hit home when we’ve experienced some tangible exercise with it. I’ve learned that the subconscious is a “collector of information” but lacking direction, action or initiative on its own.

Do I Plant in Dirt? Or Soil?

Think of the subconscious as a gardener’s soil: the gardener can plant nourishing food or a poisonous nightshade. The soil doesn’t care. It just provides the environment for whatever plant -or plan- is selected. Some would say the subconscious in and of itself is “dumb as a brick”, and I must laugh when I think of my scenario in which my subconscious suggested the sound of a rattlesnakes warning was likely a sprinkler head.

fertile soil manifestation abundance, subconscious in action!
Well-prepared soil yields a great garden!

Carrying forward with the soil corollary, just imagine what we can do with the richest, most fertile soil for the crops we wish to grow in our life. Does a skilled gardener merely pile some dirt up , throw some seeds on and wait to see what happens? NO! In fact a true gardener likely spends more tender loving care with preparing the SOIL than they do the rest of the process. With good, fertile, rich soil, the rest moves along smoothly.

The Action Takeaway

I’m learning as I move along to equally care for the soil of my subconscious so that my big dreams actualize and my time on this planet makes the impact it’s intended to. Does this sound like something that aligns with your thoughts and wishes? Imagine preparing the richest, most fertile garden of your life by preparing the soil of your subconscious with purpose and direct intentions! It’s my pleasure to share with you how! Comment and subscribe below and I’ll continue sharing more about my experiences!

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Just thriving in my adventurous, no-compromise life!
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MKE Week 16- Backpacking in San Diego!

We are past the midpoint of week 16, and I am preparing for a journey. A journey by plane. A journey to the unknown. A journey that conjures Skydivingmemories of when I first jumped from a perfectly good airplane at 15,000 feet. You may know what I'm talking about; that point after gawking out the window at the shadow of the rapid ascent of the tiny single engine plane you inhabit, indicated by the quick shrinking of that shadow against barren desert below. Sweaty palms. Adrenaline pump valve fully open. Finally my time to sit on the ledge. And. Fall. 

When the plane begins accelerating down the runway I could still chicken out, maybe. But sitting on the ledge, tied to another who controls everything? Well, it's rather settled then.

Early tomorrow I fly out to San Diego, fulfilling the impassioned desire of my lovely and brilliant daughter for the purpose of attending a leadership program that will convene on several weekends through May. Here's what I've learned. It is life-changing IF you choose to challenge all that you are by staying committed to the end. It will gain intensity with each session. I will need to have with me the thoughtful and beautiful-to-me handkerchief my daughter gave me in a beautifully wrapped box. The sessions begin soon after I check in at the hotel. Snack and meal opportunities can be tough to coordinate. Ah, I got this one! Therefore, I'm backpacking in San Diego, right beside a marina with a multi-million dollar inventory of yachts. Have coffee maker, have hot water, have hot oatmeal and soups!

A bucket list item for me is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and, in ways, I feel like I'm embarking on that. Perhaps it's partly due to heading to the right stepping-off-the-ledge-from-the-civilized-world point for the PCT. I don't know. Perhaps it's the amount of unknowns I'm facing. I don't know what the content of this endeavor really holds, but I do know I need an industrial strength tissue! Let's call this my mental PCT.

One thing that surely is a "known" for me; I feel far more prepared and better equipped for this journey having experienced the Master Key. And this brings me to thoughts of my daughter. With fewer years on this earth and different experiences, I am infinitely awestruck, just as I have been so many times, by her strength, courage and drive to embark upon and see this program through to the conclusion. There were numerous individuals who did not do as she did. As I prepare for these unknowns, I think of her, knowing I will persist and I will succeed. If I had to get up on a stage and sing, which is probably my biggest fear, though I have no problem public speaking, I would do it. If I had to ride a roller coaster that does loops, which I hate, I would do it. No matter what this journey brings, I WILL DO IT. There are so many reasons for myself that I will do it. But if I chickened out of every last one of them, I WILL DO IT. For her. I can't think of a better ledge to be on at this moment!

Journey

"…Natural laws work in a perfectly natural and harmomious manner; everything seems to 'just happen'". (Haanel 16:31) 

I am in the period of reconstruction according to part sixteen's introduction. You may do the math. And I see these characteristics of 16:31 happening all around me. That I am packing and preparing for this journey to begin tomorrow is testimony to this. Stay tuned!

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