Your mental health is a reflection of what the 3 parts of the mind are doing and what you allow them to contribute. Having sound mental health puts you in the director's chair of life managing the mind.
The mind can be divided into three parts. The conscious, subconscious, and superconscious.
The first is the conscious mind, the director of your life, the present thinking mind. The conscious mind allows you to direct thought, choose action, be decisive, and alert to the five senses. It involves your short-term memory and is limited by how much you can think at one time. It is intertwined with the ego and external stimulus.
* "The conscious mind accounts for 5% of our mind." ~neuroscientist.
The subconscious mind, is the keeper of all you have ever experienced. A non-stop recorder of your life-it holds all your history, data, emotions and perceptions you have of yourself and the world. It is subjective and obeys the conscious mind. It can cause you to respond to life unconsciously and think auto-pilot thoughts which can create false illusions. It maintains balance in the body. It lives FROM the past and the familiar. It is a great assistant, BUT horrible master.
The superconscious mind encompasses a level of awareness that sees beyond material reality and taps into the energetic matrix of information and intelligence. It communicates with your energetic field at all times. It is the all-knowing, sometimes referred to as the matrix, energetic web, collective consciousness. It is within your imagination and allows for limitless thinking. It is where your creativity lives. It can inform you, assist you, heal you, and MOST importantly, co-create with you.
“The superconscious is where ideas for truly great works of art, music, prose, poetry, great scientific discoveries, and deep spiritual experiences are found. Profound healing of ailments can also take place in this state.- Gillian Dalgliesh
We have been gifted this mind that encompasses all we need to fulfill our destiny. How we use it is free will. When we become conscious, and intentionally choose our reality and live from our unlimited mind- we can accomplish anything we desire.