4 Aspects to Obtaining Higher Consciousness

What is consciousness?

Consciousness is the state of being awake and aware to one’s surroundings.


What does it mean to live unconsciously?

The unconscious mind is a shadow of the “real” mind it’s not identifiable less flexible, complex, controlling, deliberative and action-oriented than its counterpart (the conscious mind).

– Paraphrased from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2440575/

To live unconsciously is to act on the emotions we don’t understand, when we do this we give away our power and life-energy acting out of routine, patterns and old conditioning.

We tend to live according to our “current feeling” rather than seeing life as it is and working towards the bigger picture.


What is higher consciousness?

Higher consciousness is the consciousness of a higher self, transcendental reality or God. It is “the part of the human being that is capable of transcending animal instincts.

– Excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higher_consciousness#CITEREFBunge2001


How do we influence higher consciousness?

We can influence higher consciousness by understanding ourselves and our place in time and space. We must become aware of all the conditional patterns that have influenced our behavior up until this point.

We need to learn discipline and control in order to train the mind and body to abide to our higher self.

To reach a higher consciousness we need to transcend the current circumstances… we need to stop living through the senses, stop living through emotion and rather live through our objective intellect and spiritual needs.


How do you transcend your current circumstances?

We transcend our current circumstanced through a process of self-actualization.

Through understanding ourselves fully, spiritually and physically we are better able to see clearly and better able to work along side the laws of nature rather than against them.


What is the process of self-actualization?

We can build awareness by challenging our trials and tribulations with a can-do attitude, only through giving yourself fully can we learn best from experience. Knowledge is power and knowing thyself is the beginning of all wisdom.


How do we begin the process of self-actualization?

We begin by realizing we’re human just like everyone else. We must also realize the world is full of chaos and we can’t always make sense of everything; we need to learn to control what we can and to let go of what we can’t.

The process of self-actualization begins the moment we accept ourselves as who we are and begin to release the negativity that has plagued us up until this point in time.

The good and the bad of the past have come together to make this very moment in time, accept it and give in to the moment. Focus on creating memorable moments so tomorrow’s moment can be harvested better than today’s.

The process begins when we start taking initiative and responsibility for the direction of our lives.


I still don’t know where to begin, where do I start?

Start by determining what it is you truly want in life if money was no object. Where would your soul guide you if you weren’t tied down by your cash resources?

Okay, I determined what I want… but I still haven’t figured myself out…

Honestly dreams are dreams and can sometimes becoming true realizations but until we are able to distinguish our deeper reasons for these dreams they will direct us and cause mayhem on our psyche.

One thing we need to truly come to realize within ourselves is life isn’t about the destination, its about the journey. Embrace your journey and you’ll have arrived at your destination. 

Most of us are to focused on the past and future leading us to our biggest flaw; emotional-based thinking. We need to focus on this current moment with our full awareness and continue honoring each moment remaining fully present to grow as individuals.


Understanding the Flaws in Emotional-Based Thinking

Living in a reaction-based consciousness we tend to hold in various emotions simultaneously, these emotions identify themselves when we feel threatened. Most of the time when we get into this defensive state we can only identify ourselves with the strongest emotion out of the bunch, usually anger or sadness.

We are “unconscious” to our emotional thinking. When we become emotional it’s not an instance of one emotion becoming to strong to contain, it’s more of an instance of how our various emotions react with one another.

More often then not we’re feeling more than one emotion at a time and this can becoming confusing to us on the conscious level, which causes us to react at times on surface level and not fully understanding why.

Higher consciousness begins with discipline first and foremost.

Discipline is everything; the road to liberation is a dogfight that will knock you down time after time again… not everyone will be able to live and find what is known as “Christ consciousness” some of us live on low levels, others on high ones.

The frequency in which we “be” and frequently reside in will determine our circumstances, how we handle them and how they introspectively change us.

Only through a commitment of excellence are we able to find our own strongest levels achieving clarity and true direction.


Overcoming Subjectivity

To live in higher consciousness we must fight to see the objective truth. There is a lot of man-made deception with the intent on keeping humankind focused on basic needs.

Keeping the mass population focused on these lower level needs takes the attention away from things that could truly benefit our nature and overall existence.


Personal Growth and the Road to Achievement

Read, read, and read… there’s so much to understand about human nature and existence itself. Anyone who knows anything knows there’s always more to learn.

Find a way that you work on yourself so that you can add value to others. Find your beliefs and allow others to find theirs even if ideas may vary from your own; we all need to come to our own realizations and need to express ourselves without fear of being judged.

Start learning about personal development, check out business gurus like Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Earl Nightingale and Chris Widener, listen to audio books, podcasts or if you don’t have many books google for PDFs versions of whatever it is you’re interested in; find anything that inspires you and let it do its thing.


4 Key Aspects of Higher Consciousness

Thinking outside of the box, outside of labels and outside of predetermined patterns.

Transcendentalism – the belief that man is at his best when independent, and not part of organized religion or politics. To discover the nature of reality by investigating the process of thought rather than the objects of sense experience.

– Definition from http://www.yourdictionary.com/transcendentalism

Don’t cling to strongly to one idea, we are flawed thinkers and constantly make breakthroughs with new paradigm shifts. What you believe at this very moment may not be exactly what you believe in the future so don’t criticize others because before you know it you’ve become a hypocrite yourself. We all make mistakes and need to embrace the inner journey, don’t force others, focus on what you can control.

Commitment, initiative, releasing the negative and influencing the positive.

We feel lost or happy usually based on the extent of control we have over our own lives. Choosing to live through our senses typically comes with consequences physical in nature such as depleting our resources that could have been allocated to a better cause.

Living through senses creates the cycle of dependency and inner struggle which creates more conflict and barriers to happiness.

When we’re in this state of low self-esteem we tend to attract others in the same state which can create a faulty support system where everyone likes to see each other lose. With this feeling of lesser worth and inferiority we tend to feel envious and defeated when others mention their accomplishments. As a unconscious or conscious manipulative act using peer pressure and our influence we tend to hold people in the same position; we like change as long as it doesn’t affect us to much.

Finding silence, transcending energy through meditation, prayer or reflection.

A big part of finding silence is accepting our thoughts and ourselves as we are. We are all that we are, it is all that it is and if it’s meant to be it’ll be.

We must see life and reality not as something that happens to us but something that happens through us, and how we react will spawn and re-spawn through out our lives.

Choose to find your calmness. Choose to give time to your concealed thoughts, choose to see your thoughts but to realize you are not your mind but an eternal consciousness that cannot be scientifically shown as existing within the human body.

We are not trapped by our thoughts. What we generally do, however, is create thoughts that trap us.” Joshua David Stone

Those who carry the biggest burden have the greatest message with the greatest influence.

Choose to live life with a sense of passion, determine your values/principles and address what truly matters.

Live according to the greater good and praise all who see worth in you. Choose to add value to others, aim to ignite the ascension of others spiritually, and they will come back ten times stronger to influence you in your own endeavors.

Focus on good karma, do unto others as you wish to be treated yourself… choose to see the good and help people grow.

Reaching higher consciousness isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it. We all must find our own virtues to happiness, all I ask is we all do our best to encourage positive change; peace, love and positivity.


Be sure to check out my article Ego and the Path to Enlightenment for more information about higher consciousness. Check out some of my other articles too such as Sparking Transformational Change, Getting/Staying Motivated, Finding Inner Peace, & Learning to Accept Today.


Embracing the Soul Factor

We’re all destined for great things.. We all have so much potential we refuse and neglect.

We overwork and overconsume to the point we have no energy left to do the things that nourish us soulfully.

So busy plugging away at the day to day duties we quickly forget the importance of nurturing this part of our being.

Why do we put so much focus on the brain and heart but never the soul?

Just cause you don’t see it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

Everything you do has an impact on your soul. You can choose to listen to your inner voice or avoid it completely.

Living through the ego we are ignorant to the concept of the soul. We may think we abide by the soul’s purpose but sooner or later we come to find out we’ve fooled ourselves.

Don’t attach yourself to a piece of knowledge, it is what it is, if its fact and cannot be changed just let it be.

Focus on elements under your control. Take care of your body, it’s a temple for heaven’s sake.

Your body is your passage way to the other elements of being. Don’t be restrained because you’ve neglected movement for so long. Challenge yourself to move and take action.

Build up your endurance gradually.

Don’t worry about having the body of your dreams just worry about having a body that meets the functionality of the soul. Prepare the body so it’s ready for action, ready for whatever stress may arise.

Activities such as something so simple like going for a bike ride can be a joyful experience some people just aren’t able to enjoy.

To think our ancestors walked for days, weeks and even months at a time. We need to be able to endure and persevere and a lot of having the proper mindset comes with being in control of your physical health.

Taking care of your body doesn’t have to be some daunting task, depending on our perspective we can actually make it quite enjoyable.

Taking care of your health isnt about getting a huge pump or having 90% of the blood in our body rushing to our arms, its about being able to physically endure whatever it is that comes our way.

Why does the average joe nowadays have a beer belly and uneven posture?

Most of us have the wrong attitude when it comes to taking care of the body.

We don’t have to spend hours at the gym to have a good health we just have to utilize our muscles to reduce potential muscle atrophy (prevent muscles from weakening over time).

The longer you neglect your health the harder you’ll have to work to get to square one so start becoming accountable.

As long as you have a brain and two feet you can choose your own direction. You’re not a tree.

“If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if we’re willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.” T. Harv Eker

The Concept of Healthy

In this fast-paced world eating healthy may be one of the hardest simple things to do. Coming from generations of ancestors who had to fend from their selves we are now a generation of fast food go-ers. It’s inevitable, we can’t avoid fast food this day in age. Whether it be a breakfast snack, a coffee, or a burger as consumers we just can’t stay away and the effects are life-threatening.

It’s ironic that we know we are destroying ourselves yet we continue to do so. For many years when television was first executed on a mass scale people were oblivious to advertisements. Coming from truly traditional homes where someone’s word was everything, these consumers never thought anything less than the truth from what advertisers messages were telling. Lies and falsehoods were common from advertisers. Advertisers commonly used doctors and scientists to gain credibility when expressing distorted facts, these facts quickly became what most regarded as truth.

What’s real started to become lost due to disillusion and distorted facts. Gradually these messages change our beliefs as to what’s considered appropriate according to a collective understanding.

Living according to universal truth or living according to what advertiser’s sell became the two major divisions in what’s considered real.

Those living in truth who seek facts and understanding before acting were continued to be shunned down despite factual evidence. Governments and monopolies continue to deploy strategies of false facts and false information making these people seem foolish despite possibly being correct.

False illusions and beliefs have been created everywhere due to false information.

Not everyone seeks to learn and understand what’s being put into their body although everyone should. We should be moving away from fast food and malnutrition and instead moving back to a more traditional approach; cooking at home.

Cooking at home is quickly becoming a lost art. Rather than filling our cravings with whole foods we would rather get a value burger for the sake of saving time.

Why are we in such a rush? If anything we have more time to live and enjoy ourselves than our ancestors did.

We need to stop being ignorant as to what we put into our bodies. Food should be viewed as fuel and constantly fuelling up on sugar and salty snacks really doesn’t help anyone.

Instead of sugary and salty we should be aiming towards proteins and leafy greens. We should prioritize our meats and vegetables. Fruits are great too and can be nutritious as a snack, but in terms of meals and replacing eating out think meats and veggies. If you don’t eat enough meats consider buying some protein powder as a replacement supplement – there’s also green powdered supplements to replace your leafy greens but these are more useful alongside your leafy greens rather than consuming the supplement alone. Nothing replaces whole foods not even supplements.

Supplements can be great to address the vitamins and nutrients we may be missing, but not entirely great to rely on as a daily source of nutrition. Supplements should be used wisely rather than being overused.

Really, eating at home shouldn’t be as difficult as it’s cracked up to be. Keep it simple until it becomes a consistent routine only then try to incorporate more complex recipes. First stage is being consistent. Plan favorable meals for coming days. Make sure you always have meat in the fridge and lettuce or spinach in the crisper.

Make eating out a last resort. The more you eat at home the more you’ll value home-cooked meals. You’ll feel better and be a lot happier! Your complexion and weight will thank you.

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Progression & The Bigger Picture

the bigger picture

For some personal growth comes easy, for others it the idea feels gut-wrenching and the thought of even taking action makes us feel discusted with ourselves. Really, you can choose to live in the dumps because you don’t have everything you want or you can make a stand. Its up to you to decide today’s the day everything’s going to change. Decide that If you fail, you’ll just begin again and nothing can keep you from achieving what you truly believe is possible.

The lust for better achievement is something that is developed through continuous action. Not everybody seeks to improve themselves, not everybody is motivated to run a marathon or go to the gym everyday. We all find our own ways to feel like we’ve achieved something.

Video game developers take full advantage of this. The need for progression is integrated into almost all video games now-a-days. Our need of self-mastery and achievement fuel our egos making video games rewarding and highly addictive.

Decide your focus, be specific with what it is you want to achieve and what areas of your self you want to improve. Be clear and distinguish what action steps need to be taken to meet this accomplishment.

Establish a vision you can begin to work towards through consistent action. Dedicate yourself to action. Eliminate distractions but remember to have fun when you need it. Remember balance is key to a happy and successful life.

Analyze yourself determine whether you’re taking the action steps needed. Are you letting your emotions interfere with taking action? Remember, either way change is inevitable, choose to take part of the creation process or to learn to accept what is. You cannot be angry at something you do not choose to change. Begin to take responsibility for yourself and let logic guide you through the puzzle of life. Learn to monitor and alter your moods whenever needed. Find a quiet place, listen to music, get your pump on, whatever it is get into your zone each and every day.

Controlling your emotions means setting the mood for whatever it is you need to do. Get psyched up then get down to business. Remember to put first things first and to always choose the best rational.

Let go of stress, you’re going to fail its inevitable. Choose to fail putting your best foot forward. When you fall remember pain is only temporary – No pain, no gain – It’s a stepping stone to success so embrace it. Just breathe. Forget about your worries, let go of your expectations just be at ease with what is. Sometimes life can throw a lot at us but we need to remember to focus on the bigger picture.

Commit yourself; what do you have to lose? Are your problems really as bad as they seem? What’s standing in your way from action? Most of the time our problems really aren’t what they seem. Choose to see your situation from a different perspective. Learn to live in the moment and put your thoughts away. Don’t let the voice inside your head distract you from enjoying and being your best self.

You are the ruler, don’t let the tiny voices push you around. You’re in command of this spaceship, now take off and fly.

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