Often, people ask me where does the term ‘gut feeling’ come from, and this is a very interesting question. We tend to forget that actually we have three minds. Yes three. We have our conscious mind, then we have our subconscious mind, and then, we have our abdominal mind.
What is our abdominal mind?
Better known as the solar plexus, this the point on your body where your nerve system is complex. In Hindu texts, this is the point of your body where your spirituality and self-power is generated. It is the most sensitive part of your chest. It sits within the area of your stomach (at the back) and your just before your diaphragm. It is where the celiac trunk, renal arteries and superior mesenteric artery is split away from the abdominal aorta. Of course, once we start to think about this area, we get an immediate understanding about the feelings of ‘butterflies’ we get in anticipation of something and other similar sensations experienced in the gut area.
It is an intricate web of nerves, tissue and blood vessels. It is where we get our instinctive drive from. When we fear something, we experience a shift in emotion in this area. It is also the area of the body where we feel anxiety, excitement, apprehension and stress. Actors feel stage fright here. Athletes feel their power surge here before the start of a race. It is the place in our spiritual body where we experience will, self-development and action.
In Chakra, this is the most important area in meditation. We associate it with the colour yellow and the stone, Amber. Our feelings of self-belief come from here. Our thoughts about our image, confidence and ability also derive from here. This is why when this Chakra isn’t in balance, we feel anxiety, depression and guilt. When it is fully active and balanced, we are more likely to make powerful decisions, take risks, step out into the unknown. When we do this, we experience growth both spiritually and emotionally.
So how does this fit into turning things into reality?
First, we generate an idea in our conscious mind. This might be an idea that’s given to us from an external source or it might be one that appears when we are givensome information to think about. Ideas are vibrations that are all around us. When we expand our knowledge of a subject, we expand our awareness, thus attracting ideas into our conscious mind.
Next, this idea now in our conscious mind shifts vibration. For an idea to ‘stick’ the vibration of the idea needs to be IN EXACT FREQUENCY as our paradigm (the selection of thoughts and beliefs we have about ourselves and about the world around us.) If the idea is NOT, then we reject the idea and shift our conscious thought onto something else. Don’t forget, the conscious mind has the ability to accept or reject ANYTHING. This is why it is highly important to change your belief system first if you want to change your thoughts and change your results.
So what happens if we want to hold onto this new idea?
This new idea you want to accept, you need to impress onto your subconscious mind for it to stick. Of course, this doesn’t come naturally to you. It shifts your thinking onto a new vibration. One you might not have felt before and the result of this new vibration is a sensation of worry, doubt, fear and anxiety. You feel uncomfortable. You toy with this new idea and worry about it. This fear comes from your paradigm because your conscious mind WANTS you to throw out the idea. It simply doesn’t fit in with your existing belief system.
What happens next to make the idea stick?
This is the hard part. You want this new vibration to stick. So, you ignore your worries and your doubts and you go for it. It will make you feel uneasy but once you have turned that idea into action, your behaviour will shift and the idea will become reality. You probably won’t know how you’re going to get to your goal, but don’t worry. (This is the point where 95% of the population with back away and go back to their old ways again) Go for the desire, reach the goal. Your subconscious mind will guide you there. Your subconscious mind controls your actions and your physiology. It will show you the way. All you have to do is trust the infinite knowledge you have in your solar plexus. Trusting this is the second hard part. It feels unnatural to you and your immediate feeling is to turn back. Fight through the barrier of beliefs that always stop you in your tracks.
That is how your thought becomes a thing.