Whenever we stretch ourselves beyond our comfort zone, we expand our consciousness. All of life’s challenges come to us to help us to grow in our awareness. Consciousness is defined as awareness of oneself and one’s environment, special awareness or sensitivity to one’s individuality or group.
If you never move beyond your safe place out of fear of the unknown, you will cease to grow and your life will become stagnant. The purpose of raising our consciousness is to have greater understanding and sensitivity to ourselves and others around us so that we can eventually come to understand that we are all one and to take care of one another rather than maintaining the limited perception that we are separate from one another which blocks harmony. Ram Dass says, “As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness.”
And Carl Jung says, “There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” We have to be willing to really look at where our darkness lies within, or our shadow self, and be brutally honest with ourselves to make the changes we know we need to make in order to grow. We have to be willing to feel that pain. The ego mind will hide the truth but the soul is courageous, follow the prompting of your soul and delve deep into the undergrowth of your individuality to uncover that which is unconscious, not seen by the conscious mind and work there. The result of this deep work is liberation.
Once you change your consciousness, the potential of all that you ever desired becomes real and the doors that were once hidden suddenly appear before you with shiny golden doorknobs beckoning you to open them. All you need do is claim it as yours, allow it to come in and swing that door wide open to step into your new world.
Changing consciousness requires deep self-reflection. How are you responding or reacting to the events in your life? Last month I spoke of victim consciousness, the opposite of this is creation consciousness. Navigating this shift is a key to creating the life of your dreams. Reacting with fear will only keep you stuck, you must learn to reach for wisdom, understanding, courage and compassion to apply to every situation. See your journey from the Higher perspective the bigger picture and with firm conviction choose to know that all of what is happening in your life, the good the bad and the ugly is for your growth coming from a place of love. Nothing is happening to you, you are the creator choosing the experiences to support you in your growth. Own it. Meditating and calming the mind to open up to Higher dimensions will greatly assist you in opening new doorways of consciousness.
I believe that once we make these shifts in consciousness through the inner work and we show up 100%, then the Universe sees that we are ready, that we really want what we are asking for and when we allow it to come in, that is when we encounter Divine Timing. Divine timing is when you get what you are asking for once you are truly ready to receive it. It’s when your vibration matches the vibration of that which you desire.
A new world is now within reach. A better world, the one each of us holds dear in our hearts, a world where we feel the love where we honor the connection to all living things…the way we all know it’s meant to be here on Earth. It requires hard work and dedication, it requires faith and devotion. Continue to hold the true vision of love in your heart and tap into your inner strength to get up every day and do what you know is right to create the very best for yourself. You deserve it, we all do!
Blessings of love on your path.