Individualism, consumerism, and progressive success have constrained us to lower consciousness, but we yearn to ascend and expand it.
When our consciousness expands, even momentarily, we see the world very differently — as a place where people suffer because their inner child is lost and is running amok with their emotions.
Hence, a world where people are always trying to be heard but fail to communicate, because they’re not in sync with their higher self and, consequently, they begin lashing out against one another.
At times, we realize that we can be one of these people as well. And so, we yearn for a place where we rise above all the misunderstanding, to a place where we can see beyond their vulnerability and their broken inner child, without judgment.
And try to reach them, talk to them and understand them.
If you have been yearning to consciously expand your consciousness into its higher states, then here is your first short guide to achieving that.
BUT REMEMBER, the shift towards a higher consciousness is often dramatic. It forces us to re-order and re-prioritize our psyche.
It is laborious.
But it is what is needed to break free from the constrains of lower consciousness.
How Do You Expand Your Consciousness?
Do the following five things to expand your consciousness:
- Don’t be afraid of feeling
- Trust your intuition
- Re-assign meaning
- Keep your ego in check
Don’t be Afraid of Feeling
We have become afraid of our own feelings.
We fight them, because we have never been educated to understand them and learn valuable lessons from doing so. As a result, they keep coming back to us, draining us of our energy, which is wasted in fight and flight decisions.
It is true that no feeling will last, however, when left unchecked, they always return as long as you reflect on them and learn from them.
Be mindful of your feelings. When you experience them, allow them in and contemplate, so you understand what they are communicating you.
By allowing your feelings to be fully expressed within you, you nurture your inner child, empowering it to communicate what it naturally feels wrong — whether it’s about an action you have committed (and you feel guilty about it) or you have seen others do (and you feel anger, frustration, and a sense of “wrongness”).
You cannot gain the answers unless you allow those feelings to manifest themselves, raising questions about yourself, so you can reflect upon.
Trust Your Intuition
We often suppress our inner voice or intuition in favor of our more logical and reasonable mind. As a result, we suppress it instead of accepting it.
So next time, if you hear a voice inside your head telling you to do something when your logical mind is bent on going the other way, give it some room. Pause it, contemplate it and do what it says.
Start by pondering over it, then allowing it more weight in assessing your priorities and direction. Over time, you will see your intuition build and grow into a deep and resounding knowing, instead of the little nagging voice you have been suppressing.
Keep Your Ego in Check
Ego is a malady that infects our inner child and blocks our journey towards our higher consciousness. It is a result of our failings as a parent for our inner child. But it can be cured through mindfulness of our actions.
So, whenever you are about to make a decision, simply ask yourself: who is making this decision? You, your personal biases, or your ego?
Happiness is not an object that you can achieve and then hoard. It is simply a feeling that moves within you. By externalizing it as an object you seek, you unmake it.
Start realizing the moments when you assign meaning to some external object (tangible or not), and un-assign it. Tell yourself that meaning emerges from you, and is a projection of your person on other things, instead of the other way around.
Over time you will find that you will be left with less external objects and more contentment deep within, allowing you to freely move to the expanded consciousness and embrace others.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against It.” — Rumi
Be unconditionally loving and kind to yourself and those around you. It is both the key to open the flood gates of higher consciousness and its very content.