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Behind Mind

Xavier is a teacher and Hypno-Psychotherapist in Private Practice in the Isle of Man since 2005.

Body Suit

Our bodies are very elaborate space suits we wear in order to live on this planet and interact with our environment. Because we arrive on this planet already wearing our space suits some people believe that they are their space suits. They identify with their bodies and believe that they are their bodies. People who identify with their bodies tend to be preoccupied with their physical appearance and make judgements about themselves and others based on what they see.

The Subconscious

The body and its functions are controlled by the subconscious. This is a part of the mind that also holds all that we have learned. Every experience we have ever had and how we dealt with each is stored in the subconscious. Whenever we are faced with the same or a similar situation we can react automatically without having to think about what to do.

The only problem with this is that we have also stored inefficient and even damaging reactions to situations we have dealt with in the past. So if a person has learned how to smoke in certain situations then every time that situation occurs the smoking program will be automatically triggered and out comes the cigarette without having to even think about it.

If a person has deliberately suppressed an emotion like sadness then the subconscious may replace crying with an asthmatic attack.

The Intellect

Some people believe they are their brains and they identify with their thoughts and intellect. This kind of person is constantly analysing, criticising and judging. This kind of person becomes a victim of mind because instead of them using the mind as a tool they allow the mind to behave like a runaway train and they find themselves at the mercy of their own minds.

A disciplined mind can achieve almost anything for the person who directs it with love and wisdom. An undisciplined mind can destroy a person life and reek havoc in the world.

The Genie

The mind is like the genie in Aladdin's lamp. The mind is designed to obey you without question but instead of just three wishes there is no limit to what you can ask for. Nothing is beyond the mind except when the owner of the mind places limits on the mind.

It is our beliefs that set limits on what the mind is allowed to create for us. Ironically it is the decisions we make about ourselves, other people and the world that become the limits we place on our own minds.

To free the mind of all limitations before ordering from the genie would require us to drop opinion and judgements. Without opinion the mind is free to give you what ever you desire. There is no point asking the genie to create wealth if you are of the opinion that you keep getting into debt and are destined to struggle financially.

Self Sabotage

Thinking is the way we communicate with our genie. By thinking about something often enough with sufficient emotion, with a feeling of inevitability is the surest way to summon the genie to create what we desire. A person without a disciplined mind may find it impossible redirect negative thought and so end up creating negativity.

If you want potatoes why then would you plant cabbage seeds and then feel disappointed when you see cabbages filling your garden? If you want peace and happiness in your life then why on earth would you start your day watching the News on TV? By allowing your thoughts to be directed toward the very opposite of what you say you desire you are sabotaging yourself.

Who Am I?

There is nothing wrong with having opinions and beliefs in fact without them you would be without ego. Your ego is your creation. You have used all your beliefs and opinions to create who you believe you are. To test this all you have to do is ask yourself the question: “Who am I?”

Every answer you come up with will be an opinion and since opinion is not truth then nothing you think up as an answer will ever be true. So if there is no thought that can describe who you are then you cannot be who you think you are.

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© 2011 Xavier Nathan


Xavier Nathan (author) from Isle of Man on April 03, 2013:

Thank you Mr Happy your energy on my hubs is always appreciated.

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on April 03, 2013:

"The mind is designed to obey you without question" - It may be designed for that but many people are simply not capable to have their mind obey them. Lacking personal Power, will lead down such a road. And You did express this too: "A person without a disciplined mind may find it impossible redirect negative thought and so end up creating negativity."

I am that Silence older than Time. I am Everything (including the Genie from Aladdin lol). : )

Great article, thank You for writing it.


Xavier Nathan (author) from Isle of Man on May 18, 2011:

Dear M.O. you are very welcome. Please let me know how you get on.

MysteriousOne on May 18, 2011:

This is a very interesting and informative hub,here,Spirit Whisperer...I definitely will download the program..These are Awesome explanations! Thank you!


Xavier Nathan (author) from Isle of Man on May 14, 2011:

thank you always exploring for your comment and I am very happy that my message has struck a chord. You would be surprised to learn the extent to which everything we say do and think is governed by our preconceived ideas and beliefs. When people talk about free will it makes you wonder how free our will really is! Please let me know how you get on with my program "Who Am I?"

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 13, 2011:

This hub, your written word spoke to me..I am so aware of preconceived ideas ruling your actions..It's very difficult to learn when you've been taught certain beliefs that are wrong. It's a work in progress for me. I will download your program. Thank you very much

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on May 13, 2011:

I don't know about that! But I do enjoy that you said it anyhow;)! Thanks Doc!

Xavier Nathan (author) from Isle of Man on May 13, 2011:

That's why you have such a huge following!

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on May 13, 2011:

SW - I do not understand how people don't want to go out of their comfort zones to try new things! It's why my life stays so interesting and fun! Plus I learn a whole lot when I poke my head out of the shell:)

Xavier Nathan (author) from Isle of Man on May 13, 2011:

Thank you Real for your seal of approval! I always appreciate your comments and your willingness to explore new territory. I admire this in you and it is my pleasure to give if it is appreciated and people benefit. What goes around comes around.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on May 13, 2011:

Excellent hub again SW. I was leaving my comment last night and a storm knocked my power out in the middle of it!

I love this and am still asking my self "who am I?" still thinking!

I'm going to try the meditation too! What a gift giver you are!

Xavier Nathan (author) from Isle of Man on May 13, 2011:

Thank you Curiad for visiting and taking the time to comment. I think that most people feel intuitively as you do but they have been conditioned to believe otherwise and it is their belief systems that get in the way of them just being!

Curiad on May 13, 2011:

Awesome explanations Spirit. I have felt exactly that way about our bodies being a "Suit" and talked extensively over the years with a few people about it.

Xavier Nathan (author) from Isle of Man on May 12, 2011:

Thank you tnderhrt it is not often that a woman as formidable as you can be affected in this way so I take this as a compliment! Thank you.

tnderhrt23 on May 12, 2011:

This hub struck a serious nerve with me...I will definitely download your meditation and listen to it! Excellent hub! Thank you!

Xavier Nathan (author) from Isle of Man on May 12, 2011:

Thank you diogenes you your comments always add to a hub and I appreciate your support always.

diogenese on May 12, 2011:

Truth is like an onion. Peel off one layer and another is revealed, and so on. (By then we are crying of course!). Very thought provoking article which I enjoyed. I especially liked the analogy of the space suits. The way our minds deal with searching philosophical questions seems to be to cushion any cutting revelations' allowing room for debate. I so agree about external (rubbishy) stimulus like the TV news choking our minds. (I am one of the guilty ones!). Excellent article which needs reading a few times. I have a great book on the mind (etc.) called "How the Mind Works," by Steven Pinker. Good night from Bob

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