The Messiah Herald Issue 04 May 2017 | Page 8

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE INCREASING YOUR IQ Controlling Information in The Conscious and Subconscious Mind I NFORMATION THAT YOU DEEM important is stored in your conscious mind. Anything you see, hear or otherwise experience that you do not consider important is stored in your subconscious mind. On a day-to-day basis, you only remember the information stored in your consciousness. However, when you put extreme pressure on your mind, you begin to remember the information stored in your subconsciousness. Some people have a habit of overthinking. If you wear a jacket every day, it’ll wear out very soon. In a similar way, when you overload your brain, you open the gateway between your subconscious and conscious mind. In that state, thoughts start to come to the forefront of your mind from your subconsciousness, which often leads to confusion and doubts. This happens when we don’t pay attention to our surroundings and the information we store in our subconsciousness is incomplete. Let’s suppose yo u are walking down a street and the only information registered by your subconscious is the street sign. The next time thoughts from the subconsciousness rain down upon you, your mind will be disturbed as you try to piece together the information relevant to the street sign that you remember. This is when your thoughts become ruffled. Your IQ level depends on the information stored in your consciousness. Remember: you can ignore things, but your eyes cannot. Your eyes are like cameras; if you keep your cameras on, they will continue showing images whether or not you want to see them. Your eyes record every image and your ears record every word said in your presence. In order to have a healthy mind, always look at your surroundings with attention. If you don’t 8 ANA ‘To improve your IQ level, when you look at something, pay attention. If you pay attention, every piece of information will go into your conscious mind. If you don’t pay attention, it will go into your subconscious mind. As a result, your IQ level will go down.’ - HH Younus AlGohar pay attention, firstly, the images will be stored in your subconscious mind and, secondly, they will not have enough information associated with them. This incomplete information in your subconsciousness will trouble you later on. When things are incomplete and they transfer themselves from the subconscious mind into the conscious mind, they create doubts. We refer to someone who is unaware of their surroundings as an ‘absent mind’. What is absent, exactly? Their mind itself is not absent; rather, the information is absent from their mind. Your IQ level is judged by what you have in your conscious mind and how much it is affected by your subconscious mind. If the information stored in your mind is incomplete, your IQ level will go down. When you pay attention and complete the information being stored in your mind, then it will go into your consciousness rather than your subconsciousness. So next time you sit down anywhere, take a couple of minutes to register your surroundings. Note the objects in front of you and around you before beginning the task you initially set out to do. This will not only help you stay focused in life, but it will improve your mental health, intelligence and aid you in maintaining peace of mind. MESSIAH HERALD / ISSUE 04 / MAY 2017 THE SPIRITUAL ASPECT OF EMOTIONS ROUH KHAFI AKHFAH SIRRI QALB NAFS Your ability to feel emotions is linked to your souls I T IS NOT THE BODY WHICH HAS THE outburst of emotions. Emotions are very spiritual and abstract; you don’t see them, but you do feel them. Spirituality is the original knowledge of human beings - their existence, their functions and their beings. According to spirituality, many of our senses relate to souls located in the human body. Besides this, these souls have many obscure and common functions in the human body; the common functions are available to most people while the obscure functions are only unlocked with the help of spiritual knowledge. One of the functions of the souls available to all is the ability to have emotions. Sometimes, individuals who do not manage to enlighten their souls begin to suffer from emotional incapacities when their souls malfunction or are afflicted by esoteric ailments. One of the major signs of malfunctioning and diseased souls is a lack of empathy. A person suffering from such an ailment becomes stone- hearted, egocentric and blind to compassion as they lose the ability to feel empathy altogether. You can safeguard your souls from diseases, revive them and unlock their obscure functions with the help of HDE Gohar Shahi’s method of enlightenment known as the Opening of the Spiritual Heart (learn more on page 10). MESSIAH HERALD / ISSUE 04 / MAY 2017 MAIN FUNCTIONS OF SUBTLETIES IN THE HUMAN BODY His Divine Eminence Lord Ra Riaz Gohar Shahi explains that man is a compound of many spirits. Accompanying the Main Human Soul are six auxiliary souls. One soul is located in the forehead, one at the naval point and four along with the Main Human Soul are in the breast. They are responsible for different spiritual and physical functions in the body. The main functions of the spirits are outlined here. • • • • • • • Qalb (The Spiritual Heart): Longing for God Rouh (Main Human Soul): Your Existence Sirri (the Secret): Sight Khafi (the Arcane): Hearing Akhfah (the Obscure): Speech Nafs (The Carnal Self): Inclination towards the World Ana (Me): Comprehension 9