How to Know If You’re Living an Unconscious Life

NLP Help: How to Know If You’re Living an Unconscious Life

NLP Help: How to Know If You’re Living an Unconscious Life


This is a warning…warning! You may be unconscious. “Well no, you say, I am awake and aware.” BUT…

Here is the deal folks:  living unconsciously is easy. Other unconscious people around you will not even notice. Even you will not notice and you will swear in full honesty that you’re totally conscious.  Carl Jung, Swiss Psychologist, and one of the remarkable figures in the field of psychology said:

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” 

Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Carl Jung (1875-1961)


Let me ask you a question; how would you know if you were unconscious? It’s kind of like getting drunk, if you have ever gone drinking with friends. First you have a few drinks and there is a nice buzz, almost unnoticeable. So if someone said to you, “You’re getting drunk,” you would probably say, “No, I’m not.”

But then after some time you would probably begin to feel the effects.

Well, being unconscious, being in a state where you are really unaware of what is going on around you is like that. Someone could even say to you “wake up!” and you would say, “I am awake,” from the depths of your slumber.

A lot of people proudly defend unconsciousness. “I don’t need to stay conscious that is just too hard work.” Here is an example: When you’re watching television, there are 2 things going on that will lead you to unconsciousness. The first is the flicker rate which is designed to have you slip into a nice, rapid, and profound trance within the first few minutes or so. The second is the programming—the content you watch.

How easy would it be to get out from under that? How easy would it be to turn off the television, and read a book? How easy would it be to ignore what you have done every day of your life for the past 35 years or more, I mean just turn off the television. What would you do then?

Maybe you could start the process of getting conscious. Stop living someone else’s dream and live your own life. Then you could begin to contemplate the kinds of questions that would get you really conscious and awake. You could begin by tackling the questions that you have denied or avoided answering.

In order to get really conscious you will need to take all your unconscious, cherished assumptions and look clearly at them and ask yourself, “Does this thinking support me? Does it allow me to become magnificent? Will the veil be pulled from my eyes? Will I be able to see the world clearly for what it is?” NLP, Time Line Therapy® techniques, and hypnosis will also help. Because it allows you to see the patterns present in your reality.

Good luck waking up!

About Carl Jung

Carl Jung was a Swiss Psychiatrist who was arguably the father of modern psychology along with Freud and Adler. He first postulated and then developed his theories about Introverts/Extroverts, Psychological Types, the Collective Unconscious and Archetypes. One of his areas of keen interest was, as is ours, the Unconscious Mind.

Many of the themes that Jung came back to over and over again in his life and writings came from his personal experience. For quite some time he thought that he had two distinct personalities living inside him: One personality was quite extroverted and the other was quite introverted. This dichotomy led Jung to focus on being whole and attaining integration.

He also became interested in symbols, and why certain symbols were present in diverse and widely separated cultures and times around the world. This led him to develop two theories of the content of the unconscious. The first was the personal unconscious of the individual. The second was the collective unconscious of the human race.

The collective unconscious has as part of its content fragments of the memory of the human race. These fragments become Archetypes. An Archetype is a symbol that is present in meaning for a broad percentage of the population. That means that there are inherent tendencies to evaluate and then represent certain events in a certain way. Archetypes can be simple such as father, mother, daughter, king, queen, etc., or they can be quite complex as in religious systems.

Jung’s work had a great influence on psychology, as well as esoteric areas of study such as Astrology and also religion. Making the unconscious conscious is one of our goals at each training we teach and each technique we teach is for waking up the conscious and the unconscious mind. NLP really helps.

Tad James

About the Author: Tad James

Tad James, M.S., Ph.D. is a Certified Master Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Master Trainer of Time Line Therapy®, Master Trainer of Hypnosis and Trainer of NLPCoaching. Tad is the creator of a revolutionary new paradigm for human change known as the Time Line Therapy® techniques. He is the author of 7 books and numerous audios and videos in the field of NLP, including the Best Seller “The Secret of Creating Your Future®”. Tad James was the first NLP trainer to do a Learn NLP Training in an accelerated format.


  1. Brett Ellis
    Brett Ellis

    I totally and completely agree Tad!!! 🙂

    That’s an easy to understand view. Soon enough, after Tad reminding me now and then, I realized that it really is ALL inside of me!! I realized it was “me” doing everything in my life. I was creating all of it!!!

    You see, I was creating consciously on one side of the coin while unconsciously the majority of creating was happening unconsciously in me! The easiest way for me to stop this process (knowing NLP, TLT(r)& Hypnosis) was to work with the directives of the unconscious mind consciously!!

    This meant that my conscious & unconscious mind would begin to be on the same page in terms of creating! The relationship grew and continues to grow today just as my set of skills do!


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    Alex Perez

    This is very true. It’s shocking sometimes to see people living in routines like zombies, doing the same every day without having nothing to achieve. Some of them have something but they don’t pay attention to it. That’s where we can play the role, as NLP Coaches, to empower people to align themselves with their true self.



  3. Brett Ellis
    Brett Ellis

    That’s it isn’t it Alex…. we’ve got a bit of work out there for people in the field of human change if they want it!

    What would people like us do without people in need? 🙂
    I go fishing and…. 🙂

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    When you’re ready to wake up, you’re going to wake up, and if you’re not ready you’re going to stay pretending that you’re just a ‘poor little me.’ So then, when you’re in the way of waking up, and finding out who you really are, what you do is what the whole universe is doing a the place you call here and now.
    So now you have decided that you are no longer the sum of your parts but rather the part of the sum. You can no longer be connected to the Matrix, you are now the observer of the matrix.

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      Wow James! 🙂

      Hey wouldn’t observing the matrix, and being “in” it mean that this type of person would still be “on the grid”?

      I think this is a great topic _ Can an awakened being observe the matrix and stay disconnected from it? I feel that these may be two separate questions??? I don’t know?

      Can an awakened person observe the matrix from a disconnected position whilst the person is in the grid/system/ or matrix itself? I do not believe this is possible, but I’m open to thinking about it 🙂

      Can a person be taken off the matrix while in the system? Hmmmmmm

      What do you think James? I think this is a good discussion

  5. Brett Ellis
    Brett Ellis

    And so today I re-visit this article with excitement that I continue the hard work and expand my consciousness… for the rest of my life! Huh, I’m actually liking the hard work! OMG, I’m growing the bloody hell up! 🙂

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    I really like this article, This subject is very important to me in my life and is something that only I can do for myself. By owning my own hard work also allows me to accept and grow up and personally for me now it becomes enjoyable.

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