Ultimate spirituality, in part, involves uncovering your hidden personality, the distinct strengths and weaknesses that are underneath your persona. Try as you might, you aren’t really in control of your subconscious mind which greatly influences your behavior.

Although some of your concealed personality traits may not be very pleasant, uncovering your true nature can help maximize your talents and make the most of your life circumstances.

In the previous articles in this series, we’ve outlined specific examples of the power of the subconscious mind, as well as multiple, specific, common subconscious fears and defenses.

Below we outline three ways to access your subconscious mind and identify your hidden character traits, helping you achieve greater spiritual growth.

1. Meditation is one of the best ways to discover your inner self, the real you. Despite being free, it’s not easy for a novice to immediately take advantage of meditation to make serious headway with self-discovery.

First, it takes time to establish a solid inner connection. You must regularly practice meditation for the most benefit.

Second, your concealed mind is likely to fight you in the beginning. As you sit down and begin your session, you may suddenly have an itch on your face, or a fear of forgetting to turn off the lights in another room may seize you; that’s your subconscious playing games. Your collective fears, defenses, and strengths doesn’t like not being in control as you attempt to detach from it, which is the essence of meditation. After all, the simplest form of meditation is intense focus (such as on your chest-plate and breathing), and as you intensely focus, you gradually detach from your daily dramas and hustle and bustle of your everyday mind.

Imagine what it’s like for a mountain-climber as she intensely focuses on her climb; she must focus 100% to survive the climb. In the process, she temporarily forgets about everything else in her life, just as with a good meditation session. The ability to temporarily, completely let go of your current mind-dramas offers tremendous perspective.

It may surprise you that you might be able to get in a partial meditative state through various ways such as swimming, walking in the forest, knitting, driving a familiar route, and anything else that you can do without thinking that helps you release from an over-active mind.

“Meditation gives you two things: equanimity and creativity. And it does that by taking one from their conscious mind, where there's all that noise and chaos and so on, into the subconscious mind where there's quiet and where creativity emanates from. You have a mantra, and when you repeat it over and over again, all those thoughts go away because you shift them to that mantra. And then eventually that sound disappears, and then you're left not conscious or unconscious - you're left in this subconscious state, and by opening that up, first of all you get control of it.”
Ray Dalio

2. Hypnosis is a fantastic way to access your subconscious personality. It is defined by the American Heritage Science Dictionary as “A trancelike state resembling sleep, usually induced by a therapist by focusing a subject’s attention, that heightens the subject’s receptivity to suggestion. The uses of hypnosis in medicine and psychology include recovering repressed memories, modifying or eliminating undesirable behavior (such as smoking), and treating certain chronic disorders, such as anxiety.”

The only change we would make to that definition is that the vast majority of people do not go to sleep when hypnotized; it’s just a very relaxed state and you’re in complete control. Have you ever zoned out watching TV? Then you’ve experienced a state of hypnosis. Although a trained hypnotherapist can be of great help, there is an even easier and cheaper way: you can use hypnosis MP3 audios, a form of self-hypnosis, to help identify hidden facets of your personality, including childhood issues.

3. Handwriting analysis, or graphology, by a well-trained professional is very effective in delineating subconscious fears and defenses. It’s one of the most objective and least discriminatory forms of personality analysis. All of the personality traits outlined in the previous articles in this series are readily identified by graphology.

Before we embraced handwriting analysis as a potential effective means to assess character, we wanted to confirm that it is a genuine science, instead of a pseudoscience. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines pseudoscience as “A system of theories, assumptions, and methods erroneously regarded as scientific.” It defines scientific as “Of, relating to, or exhibiting the methods or principles of science.” It defines science as “A knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method.” Finally, it defines scientific method as “Principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses.”

Handwriting analysis is empirically based, an “…objective collection of data through observation and experiment and the formulation and testing of hypotheses.” Therefore, graphology is an authentic science.

Graphology is used extensively by major corporations in Italy, Spain, France, and Israel for personnel selection. American companies that use it include G.E., Ford, Northwestern Mutual Life, Dairy Queen, and many smaller companies.

Rest assured, handwriting analysis is one of the most legitimately effective ways to uncover hidden features of your mind.

“Something happens when your subconscious goes to work... That's why 'Sleep on it' is an adage.”
Jon Voight

“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.”
Thomas A. Edison

The first step to uncover your unconscious mind’s power is to acknowledge that your collective subconscious mind exists. Then, by utilizing the tools we outline above, nothing is standing in your way to greater self-knowledge, thus a greater ability to overcome life’s challenges and achieve your full potential.

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