The Dual Unconscious
In my previous write-up on the 3-Mind Model, I aimed to illuminate both the differences and the subtle similarities of the Conscious, Sub, and Unconscious minds. Frankly, my reason for dissecting the mind’s structure was initially born of a personal intention to achieve a greater fluidity in my Trance Coaching practice. I figured if I could grasp a better understanding of these internal processes, then ultimately I could help my clients understand the work a bit better as well — recruiting them as their own personal healers and making my job exponentially easier. Also, if I could assuage my clients’ fears that I was some sort of witch doctor waiting to capture their minds through the black magic of hypnosis, I figured everyone would win.
Whilst writing, my thoughts began to expand around the functioning of our mental construct (as is the general side-effect of the creative process), I found the rather intangible, inexplicable, and mysterious Unconscious mind aspect of the writing began to take on a life of its own — almost evolving and growing legs as I wrote of it. It seemed to be communicating to me from an unseen realm, not unlike the world of symbolic revelry for which it itself is known. I felt as though my hands had been commandeered as the words spilled upon the page. It was unlike anything I’d ever felt.
As I read and re-read the description of the creative Unconscious mind I had devised, I felt as though I had missed something. Unfortunately, I began to realize that my sprawling and expansive metaphysical illustration only constituted the collective aspect of the puzzle. I had neglected to include a very important point: the Unconscious mind must have a reception bay, a dual aspect that could best be described as the personal unconscious mind(making use of a lowercase ‘u’ to avoid confusion).
We must take into account the fact that our personal unconscious mind plays a very large part in the way our 3-mind construct functions. Apart from performing all of the ‘unconscious’ processes of the body (pumping blood, breathing lungs, etc.); perhaps we can begin to see that this body-mind is much wiser than we ever thought. Consider for a moment, that the personal unconscious could be a part of both the collective Unconscious and the Individual Psychic Construct (the IPC for short; comprised of the conscious and subconscious minds combined; which I’ll explain in a minute). Think of it as a bridge between the two; a kind of resource broker — a mediator of sorts. As stated before in the 3-Mind Model:
“Ultimately, the efficacy of the trance therapy process weighs heavily upon the success of the conversation between the Unconscious and subconscious minds.”