The conscious mind can pay attention to about 20 things at a time, in any given moment, so the experts say. Behind the scenes, though, your sc mind is handling a plethora of tasks, with new information coming at it all the time.
While you read this article, you probably aren't paying attention to what the CO2 levels in your blood are. Yet your sc mind is, and if your oxygen supply were to get cut off, your sc mind would react instantly by having you breath faster, deeper, and with more effort. Knowing how important it is for you to have a good supply of oxygen, it knows what your levels are and will make sure you keep a good supply in. It may even have you start thrashing around, swimming faster, coughing, or doing whatever it needs to do to get you to intake more oxygen.
But while things were fine, it wasn't worrying about it. There were far too many other things for it to pay attention to. What then made it suddenly tune into that issue and employ methods to start intaking more oxygen? There was a trigger that made it pay attention. Perhaps food got lodged in your throat, or you were sinking in a swimming pool, or something was placed over your mouth.
When it comes to our health, our sc mind will work to protect us, and keep things running well and smoothly, as much as it can. But because we can only do so much in each moment, the sc mind has to work on things in a priority basis.
Then it moves on to other things, as needed.
This frequently becomes an issue for people, though, as 'new programming' gets set up by the sc mind, to handle situations, and then the attention is turned elsewhere to handle other issues, leaving that program in place to continue, until it has been changed again.
How can this be an issue for people's health?
Generally, it's because a new program that is put in place may only be applicable for that moment, so continuing to execute outdated information is not helpful and can lead to problems.
Take for example, an 'allergic reaction'. It's been found that as people get overloaded with certain proteins, their bodies reach toxic levels, and then they develop allergic reactions to things containing those proteins - in an effort to keep them away from further exposure.
Yet the sc mind may see a threat in something and then set up an 'allergic reaction' program, even though the threat goes away. A person can actually, and frequently people do, become deficient in nutrients because they have an allergic reaction set up to it. The overload threat may dissipate quickly, yet the sc mind hasn't checked back in on the situation to see if that program is still needed.
An example of this is my daughter who was in the Air Force. She was getting an overload of perchlorates in her body, a rapid oxidizer that is used in jet fuel. We didn't know that wa happening. We only knew that her foot and ankle were in extreme pain when she tried running for the AF physical tests. The pain increased, and her calf muscle on that leg began hurting, as well. When I scanned her with the IQS machine, produced by i2i Network, her sc mind told us that her sore calf muscle had to do with low potassium, and her issue main issue was with potassium perchlorate. She was getting overloaded with these perchlorates, being around the jet fuel all day, so her sc mind set up an 'allergic reaction' to the potassium perchlorates. With this program set up, her body was also rejecting all potassium molecules that mimicked the one in the potassium perchlorate. The perchlorate chemical had settled into her sore ankle and foot and caused the pain there. Once the new program to reject this was set up, the sc mind went on to deal with other things in her life.
With directed attention to the rejection of potassium, and potassium perchlorates, we were able to make her an APT (Analogous Personal Transcript) remedy, which would direct the attention of her sc mind to that program it had set up, as well as the issue of perchlorates that had settled into her body - giving new programming for the body to 1) stop rejecting potassium, and 2) detox it out of her body.
Dr. Roy Curtin, the creator of the IQS System (and owner of i2i Network, Inc.), once had a client he worked with that wasn't sure what was causing her issues, though she knew she had allergies to bees. When he scanned her, with the IQS System, they discovered that she was reacting to bees, a certain kind of tree, and the color yellow. It then occurred to the woman that when she was a child she had attended a family dinner at her grandmother's house. The picnic table outside had been covered in a bright yellow table cloth, and spread with a lot of delicious food. Soon bees had gone swarming in for the food, scaring the children, who were then swinging their arms to shoo them away. This girl was stung, and at that moment feared for her safety. Her sc mind set up "allergic reactions" to what it saw at that moment: yellow, bees, and the trees in that area. Years later, by directing the sc mind's attention to those things, they were able to have the sc mind change the programming back to the time when she was fine with those things.
Directed attention is powerful stuff.
It's used with EFT, with meditation, with acupuncture, and other modalities. That's because it works. That's because that's the way the subconscious mind works.