When I started this journey 7 years ago, I never contemplated how much learning and change would be involved. After all, how difficult is it really to live off grid and govern yourself? I find that my conscious mind is very busy working through some of these new ideas and figuring out how to integrate those ideas into my current life. The capacity for the conscious mind is much smaller than the sub-conscious mind and each mind has a very specific purpose and function.
The conscious mind is used to work on new ideas and tasks that require detail, focus and precision. I also believe the conscious mind is also responsible for programming the sub-conscious mind. The sub-conscious mind is the auto pilot so that we don’t feel so overwhelmed with the details associated with tasks in our lives.
I find that once the conscious mind has worked on a task for a while, the sub-conscious mind will start picking up the work load which frees up the conscious mind to work on other tasks and help improve performance because it is very fast compared to the conscious mind. In the martial arts, it takes time and lots of repetition to train the mind and the body so that the conscious mind does not have to do all the work. With the right training the student finds a significant improvement in performance, accuracy and speed.
Deprogramming the sub-conscious mind from living in slavery and re-programming it to live in freedom takes time, work and consciously being vigilant on the task at hand. It takes a long time to learn it because the conscious mind is 100% focused on the task and needs to remain focused in order for the sub-conscious mind to start picking up on the re-programming that you are doing. Vigilance and Persistence is the name of this game. Remember when you first got behind the wheel of a car and started learning how to drive? Do you remember how focused you were and how much energy it took to remember all the tasks that needed to be done? Do you put that much focus into your driving now? No, of course not. That is because the sub-conscious mind has taken over the vast majority of the tasks associated with that activity. What would it take to live in freedom the same way you breath or walk?
We have lived as slaves for so long we are not even consciously aware of what we are doing. Breaking down that old programming and put ting in new programming is going to take a lot of conscious work, just like learning how to operate a car, except there is a lot more involved in this task. This path requires asking questions, challenging old belief structures, examining the words that we use and doing all this in the conscious mind for months; all so that we can re-program our sub-conscious mind. For many it will also require having a coach to challenge and hold us accountable during this transition.
I called the website “Conscious Self Governance” for a reason; to bring awareness back to the conscious mind, to challenge the slavery mentality of the sub-conscious mind and help people do the work so that we all can live a life of freedom.
This process takes time, a will to change and very hard work. I’ve been on this path for a long time and I’ve seen a lot of changes in my life. I continue to find new and better ways of viewing the world and challenging myself. There are always areas of self improvement and each step results in more lessons learned. Most people don’t realize that on the private side of the website you can find my “Journey Towards Truth” weekend workshop online (17+ hours of video) as well as several dozen classes that I’ve held over the past 8 months. The classes cover topics such as ‘How to deal with debt collectors’, lessons learned on building the earthship and many more. You can attend these classes live (details below) or you can catch them later on as they are recorded.
If there are topics or questions that you have, feel free to write me and I’ll address or answer them in future blog posts.