Higher consciousness is the place in your mind where you find the transcendent power of your soul. You get to this place (or should I say “space”) by being in full awareness of your actions and affections. You can’t reach this state of mind unless you have been born into our earthly reality which is a powerful act in and of itself!
Why is the transition to higher consciousness important, and when is the right time to act on it? There is no easy answer.
To start, you must live an earthly existence and experience your life with all its joys and sorrows. To have experience is what makes you human, and the daily choices you make relate to who you are becoming. Education is a very big part of this phase; reading and studying all you can on both sides of the spectrum, asking questions, testing theories, observing the actions of your elders. Along with education is your ability to acquire a respect for those things you are unable to control; other’s words and actions, the weather, an animal’s instinct.
Next, you must understand how your own emotions relate to your experiences. You must feel each of these emotions deeply. Cry when you’re feeling the tears move you, laugh when the outcome of your own oddness is funny, be angry when disappointed, be humble when you’ve disappointed another. Along with these expressions comes a practice of letting go which is hard to do at first, but becomes easier as you figure out that life does indeed come with its ups and downs. Everyone has these internal mood regulators which generally come up against your external influencers. Accept it all and find comfort in a Higher Power that loves you for your unique soul. This will help you to know who you are and to find the strength for improvement in your earthly endeavors.
Finally, practice makes perfect! Be intentional with positivity. Let mindfulness be consistent with your daily interactions and you will touch upon the unconditional Love which is required for the transformation to higher consciousness. You can honor this ability by your practice of it because it shows through in your authentic purpose and gives meaning to your life, enriching everyone around you.
How does this spiritual capability work within our secular systems? This is the topic of my next blog post…