The subconscious is far from €ugly€ in reality, but it feels that way because of the magnitude of its power going against what our conscious mind determines as the €right thing to do.€ Self-actualization has more to do with uncovering and cleansing subconscious beliefs and creating new ones or new €wiring€ to override the previous programming that we received from birth.
As I continue to read and study more about the Law of Attraction and other Universal Laws of the Universe, one thing that remains consistent is the issue of clarity: being clear of €junk€ and being clear in €direction.€ The junk that I'm speaking of are the bags and suitcases filled with disempowering beliefs that we have adopted as truth from as young as birth.
This word €clear€ can and does apply to many things: clear intentions, clear of old beliefs, clear of old patterns of thinking, clear about your goals, clear of attachment and so on. To many, this may seem like a daunting task to take on if you have no clue how to get started clearing.
Personally, I come up against unconscious beliefs all day long when I set out to do something. No matter what it is, always present is a counter-intention. I can tell myself, €I'm going to do laundry in a few minutes€¦€ What follows immediately is a counter-intention to get busy doing something else, whether it's checking my email, getting something to eat, taking the dog for a walk€¦. It's usually something so farfetched from what I initially said I was going to do.
This can sometimes be discouraging if I make my focus the fact that €I never do what I say I'm going to do.€ So, instead of getting discouraged, I get clear and then operate from inspiration instead of desperation or €needing€ to do a particular thing. I wrote a post earlier about €never getting it done,€ so getting clear helps me remember that and relax into the day.
There are several methods that can be used to get clear€¦ in other words, to get your subconscious and conscious to be in harmony. My favorite methods are meditation, switchwords and ho'oponopono.
I like to meditate using different methods each time so that I don't feel like I'm in a routine of any sorts. I have different straw mats, colored stones, candles and sometimes music that I'll incorporate. Other times, I'll just sit on the edge of the bed with my eyes closed, breathing deeply and simply paying attention to the breath. Oftentimes, I find myself in quiet meditation when I'm waiting at a stop light (even if it's for a few seconds). It just takes getting quiet, slowing down the breath and your thoughts, letting them gently drift into space, while you pay attention to your breathing. Once I come out of meditation, I feel very light and rejuvenated.
I've written two separate articles about switchwords and ho'oponopono. Now would be the time to read those to learn more about them.
Three recommended reading resources for getting clear are Zero Limits, The Key, and The Secret of Perfect Living.
Always remember, when working with the Law of Attraction, to start from where you are, and allow yourself to be there, but then take step one, which is to get clear. Everything else can and will fall into place after this one critical step.