We all have the ability to tap into our higher consciousness, a place where enlightenment and awareness of a spiritual essence exists. This consciousness allows us to take a step back and not only appreciate what is around us and what we have but brings into focus important things about ourselves
We all have the ability to tap into our higher consciousness, a place where enlightenment and awareness of a spiritual essence exists. This consciousness allows us to take a step back and not only appreciate what is around us and what we have but brings into focus important things about ourselves that we may have subconsciously suppressed or been ignorant of. An easy and therapeutic way to allow higher consciousness to play a part in our everyday lives is to practice the art of meditation.
When we first begin to incorporate meditation into our everyday lives, we may be overcome with confusion as to how long to meditate for, what to do with our bodies while meditating, and how meditating affects us emotionally, mentally, and physically. The entire process of meditating is actually quite simple and only requires diligence and the ability to relax. The first step is to begin by finding a few minutes for yourself every day. This can be in the morning before your day begins or in the evening when the sun has set and quiet time has ensued. Sit comfortably and quietly in an area of your place of living where you are most relaxed, or if it is nice out, feel free to meditate outdoors as it is especially refreshing and allows you to be in direct contact with the energy from our cosmos. Meditating under a full moon is especially delightful, as you will also be able to receive and harness energies from the moon. Remember, the moon controls all of the tides of the ocean, and as humans who are about 65% water, we too are affected by lunar energies. Wherever you decide to meditate, be comfortable. Relax and close your eyes. Once your eyes have closed, try to focus on your breathing. Slow and steady; in through the nose and out the mouth. Rather than daydream or have multiple thoughts while in a meditative state, try to clear your mind of everyday trivia. Some people like to repeat a phrase or mantra while meditating to help them focus on such and not let their minds wander. Personally, I try not to suppress my thoughts, but I let them flow in, give acknowledgement to the idea or thought, and then let it dissipate organically.
Meditation helps us to find inner peace and acceptance. Higher consciousness is about increasing one’s awareness of the self. Inner peace and acceptance of oneself is crucial in attaining higher consciousness because it allows us to know who we are, be in tune with our bodies, our mind, and also opens us up to experiencing and responding to life differently from the way we normally do due to our newfound knowledge of ourselves. We are better capable of understanding ourselves and each other which serves as a huge advantage in living a life of peace. In order for us to reach a place of higher consciousness where we are judgement-free of ourselves and of others, we need to first be open to experiencing a place in our minds where we do not allow trivial everyday problems to affect us negatively. We need to be able to harness our fears, our worries, and our anxieties and channel them in a positive light, a light of confidence and strength that lies in all of us. When we are able to view our issues and see solutions rather than problems, we have reached a place of higher consciousness. When we are able to understand how and why the thoughts and actions of others may affect us emotionally, mentally, or physically and still be able to keep a judgement-free attitude, we have reached a place of higher consciousness. Finally, when we stand tall and unafraid of other people’s judgements and criticism towards us and our work and still rise above societal pressures is when we have reached a place of higher consciousness.
Most people find it easiest to start with a few minutes of total relaxation a day. Initially it may be difficult to be able to sit still for hours at a time while remaining in a meditative state, but it gets easier with time. Like planting a seed in the ground, you are planting a seed in your heart to allow higher consciousness to reach you naturally. Try not to force anything as the universe already knows you, understands you, and will send blessings your way in the form of knowledge of the self when you are ready to open your mind and your heart. Only with time, coupled with patience, will clarity ensue. When it does, remember to keep a judgement-free outlook with your newfound knowledge and accept that there is always more to be learned. Stay focused, stay clear-headed, clear-minded, and stay meditating.
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