Indeed, that urge was more of a subliminal whisper from her past.
Just the subliminal nature of being on stage and making a declarative statement rather than a passive one.
subliminal ends up surveying a wide expanse of the psychology landscape, some parts of it more interesting than others.
Lifestyle, or sensibility, is the dominant commodity, clothing the subliminal message.
The subliminal message is clear: Attention must not be paid.
But I introduce the case here simply as suggestive of the momentary domination of the subliminal over the supraliminal self.
My subliminal self knew what was going to happen, and was on the job, that's all.
But usually the subliminal self is considered as purely automatic.
This “subliminal” self (in modern terminology) has many forms.
Geley, Dr., his hypothesis of subliminal consciousness, 434.
1886, "below the threshold" (of consciousness), formed from sub "below" (see sub-) + Latin limen (genitive liminis) "threshold" (see limit (n.)).
Apparently a loan-translation of German unter der Schwelle (des Bewusstseins) "beneath the threshold (of consciousness)," from Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776-1841), author of a textbook on psychology published in 1824. The scare over subliminal advertising came in 1957.
subliminal sub·lim·i·nal (sŭb-lĭm'ə-nəl)
Below the threshold of conscious perception. Used of stimuli.
Inadequate to produce conscious awareness but able to evoke a response.