Like a giant iceberg, what we see on the surface of the mind is very tiny compared to what lies beneath. The subconscious mind is far more powerful than the conscious. It literally runs the show. The conscious mind—the seat of the ego—likes to think it is in control, but anyone who has ever studied the workings of the brain knows better.
Though many people find that fact disturbing, it’s only because they don’t understand how amazing their subconscious mind actually is. Your subconscious mind works for your benefit 24 hours a day, seven days a week—literally 100% of the time.
There is no such thing as self- sabotage, though it certainly does appear that way at times. What appears to be self-sabotage is really a conflict between what you consciously desire and what your subconscious mind is trying to do for your benefit. Understanding how your subconscious mind works and what it is trying to do for you will give you a whole new appreciation for the magnificent power that is nothing short of miraculous and help you make the most of it.
To better understand how your subconscious mind works, it helps to know the rules that it plays by without exception. There are twenty-four rules that apply to the subconscious mind. The first eight of these were first categorized in Rules of the Mind by the late Charles Tebbets, a master hypnotherapist. Nine through twenty-four were identified by Dr. Sherry Buffington, the creator of the RAMP and AMP processes, through more than twenty years of researching subconscious processes and working with people at a subconscious level learning the language, functions and nuances of the subconscious mind.