Have you ever had a dream about someone you have been missing or couldn't let go of? Perhaps you saw the person walk into a space and you could hug each other, maybe even exchange parting gifts, and then you wished them well and saw them walking out of the space. You woke up feeling tranquil and at peace. Sounds plausible?
What about a vision during a psychedelic experience? Many people have been transformed by something they saw in a vision during an ayahuasca ceremony, for example. A friend recently described to me how , while journeying, he felt this immense heaviness in his chest, he put his hand inside and pulled out a large piece of coal. As he looked at it in his hand in front of him he realized that it was his grief, a grief of losing his mother. Out of nowhere, he "created" a watering can and imagined pouring water on the piece of coal. He described the experience as watering his grief with his own unshed tears that he hadn't been able to cry. All of a sudden, the coal cracked and from the middle of it grew a tree that he put back into his chest, filling himself with peace and tranquility that remained present even after the psychedelic journey was over.
So how did these two very non-tangible situations were able to affect this very real 3D reality? What did they have in common? They spoke the same language, the language of our subconscious.
The shamans have learned this skill throughout the millennia – how to communicate with the subconscious in its own language symbols, metaphors, sensations and projections.
These are the 4 codes or languages of our Subconscious , which is how our subconscious understands what’s real or not.
Neurological code - the sensations in body - a heaviness in the chest.
Spatial - projections in space - coal in hand.
Psychosemantic - code of meanings - the water meant unshed tears
Symbolic - objects - tree, coal etc.
So as you can see, when "envisioned" in a very specific way our visualizations or dreams are translated to our subconscious as something that really took place, thus producing "real life" changes.
One of the easiest ways to apply this knowledge in practice is by performing a transformation of a certain state or a feeling that you would like to change, let's say a state of anxiety.
You also need to know another rule of transformation - you can not change anything with which you have associated, or made a part of you. So you first need to disassociate from what you want to change, perform transformation and then integrate the result into your body.
The first step would be to find a place in your body where you feel that anxiety the most. Let's say in your solar plexus. Here we are using Neurological codes of sensations. Now "see" what it looks like, your anxiety, and pull it out of your body - disassociate from it. You can invite it to sit in a chair in front of you, you can just hang it in front of your face, or hold it in your hand - now it is projected somewhere in space, using spatial code, and, whats important, outside of yourself, outside of defining you.
Let's say you see it as a black spiky metal ball a size of a soccer ball. You just defined it by giving it size, shape, colour. You might "hear" how it sounds, and "feel" it's texture and temperature. And you defined its psychosemantic and symbol codes by understanding the meaning of this symbol - your anxiety.
Now, the simplest manipulation you can do in order to feel a relief from this state, is to begin changing all of these parameters. Perhaps you can smooth out the spikes of this ball, transform it from metal to rubber. You can perform any other manipulations to it in order to make this object smaller, softer, not as powerful, not as hard.
Notice what it changes into. It just might change its shape but it also might fully transform into a different symbol. Once you are happy with the transformation, you can integrate the resulting image anywhere in your body. Feel on the physical level the change in your state.
This is a very simple example of how you can communicate effectively to your own subconsious during a meditation, a ceremony or even in a lucid dream. But this understanding is the first step in the process of befriending your own subconscious, which is, in turn, is also looking for communication with you in order to help you not just live but thrive.