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THE CONSCIOUS LEVEL OF MIND is when you are fully aware of the present moment. So, you are aware of something on the outside (in your environment) as well as some specific mental function happening on the inside. For example, at this moment, you are consciously aware of the text you are reading, and your thoughts about it. The conscious level of mind is your decision-making creative mind that holds your personal wishes, desires, and aspirations; some may call this a higher thinking capacity.
LEVELS OF MIND
In order to have a clearer understanding of epigenetics (epi) and this website please read the following paragraph and see the adjacent video. Even though we acknowledge the importance of the five levels of mind as explained in the video the subconscious level of mind runs our lives at less 95% of the time. Most of the concerns we address regarding human behavior lie in the subconscious and/or unconscious levels of mind, this is why it is important for you to have a clear understanding of them.
You may hear scientists say that humans have three minds (conscious, subconscious, and unconscious). While we certainly humble ourselves to their perspective, this implies separation whereas the mind is of the whole. Therefore, we prefer using “levels of mind”. This difference in wording may sound nitpicky to some people at first, but as you will read on our website, science has shown that the words humans use can change our DNA, and the way we use those words influence our conscious, subconscious, and unconscious levels of mind that change the physiology of our bodies for better or worse.
In addition, while we certainly recognize these three levels of mind, their purposes, and the impact they have on our lives, we gather that there are at least five levels of the human mind. Since most scientists speak of the mind not referring to “levels” as we do, you’ll see at times we may acknowledge the mind as having levels, and at other times, we do not (since the source we’re using may not). For those who may not be familiar with the differences between the brain and the mind, and the first three levels of mind, we’ll take a look at them first before explaining the lesser familiar fourth and fifth levels of mind.
BRAIN VS. MIND
As Dr. William B. Salt, M.D. stated, “Brain and mind are not the same. Your brain is part of the visible, tangible world of the body. Your mind is part of the invisible, transcendent world of thought, feeling, attitude, belief and imagination. The brain is the physical organ most associated with mind and consciousness, but the mind is not confined to the brain. The intelligence of your mind permeates every cell of your body, not just brain cells.
Your conscious level of mind has the capability to reprogram your subconscious level of mind. That said, it may also be recognized as a conduit to your intuitive, divine spiritual being. There are those that believe that if we as humans live the majority of our lives using our conscious level of mind, then we would be in a type of nirvana or state of perfect quietude and freedom. Unfortunately, scientists estimate that the average human lives less than 5% of their entire life using their conscious level of mind.
“Consciousness is not mind; it is the ground of all being, the ground of both matter and mind. Matter and mind are both possibilities of consciousness.” - Dr. Amit Goswami Quantum Physicist
FIRST THREE LEVELS OF MIND
THE SUBCONSCIOUS LEVEL OF MIND is a recording mind -- it’s like a video camera or a tape recorder. It does not distinguish between the real world and what you see, hear, or feel like the conscious level of mind does. In other words, just like a video camera, the subconscious level of mind does not know if the environment that you are in right now is real or imaginary (such as through thoughts, visualization, watching movies, or reading books).
The subconscious level of mind is a reactive mind that, for the most part, consists of accessible and repetitive information, or what we refer to as epi (epigenetic) subconscious programming, which most people are not consciously aware of the majority of the time unless they consciously think about that subconscious information.
Also please note that subconscious and unconscious levels of minds work simultaneously therefore are referred to in research data interchangeably. While there maybe controversy as to their differences, the one common understanding is that most humans are unaware of their subconscious and unconscious programming or what we refer to as epi programming and how it affects their life therefore most topics on this website will focus on the subconscious and/or unconscious levels of mind..
“All else is second to the theater of the mind.” - IamEPI.com
As Dr. Bruce Lipton explains in the adjacent video it is estimated by some scientists that the average human lives upwards of 95-99% of their lives run by the subconscious mind and its subconscious programming. While many of these subconscious programs may be a benefit to us, some scientists also estimate that up to 80% of this programming can be adverse to our health and well-being this is why it is important to have a clear understanding of the subconscious mind.
As demonstrated in the next video, walking or even driving can be a subconscious programming experience as you automatically do them without thinking about them. Most everything you do or learn is first created in your conscious mind, then through repetitive thoughts and/or actions becomes subconscious/unconscious programming.
The following additional information expands on all five levels of mind and are broader explanations and reference that can be used going forward.
Your mind has tremendous power over all bodily systems.” So, from this description, we hope you can see how the brain and mind function and how they’re different from each other, for another perceptive see the adjacent video.