3. Higher Consciousness
This is also known as the super-conscious mind – your higher self. It is the least understood and least accessed aspect of Consciousness because it does not belong to the physical or mental realm. Its domain is the spiritual realm. It is the You that is All-Knowing and All-Powerful and is the same in kind as the One Universal Mind.
It is the You that is beyond not only the physical world but also the emotions of your mental world. Your higher self does not distinguish between good or bad, wrong or right, happy or sad – not because it is unable to but because it has no need to. It is the You that only knows balance. It is the You that is only Love. It is the eternal observer. It is absolute stillness.
Your Reality is An Illusion
Your higher consciousness knows that the physical, outside world you experience is an illusion of your senses. It knows that your circumstances, whether wanted or unwanted, are simply a reflection of your inner world. It knows that your reality is the mirror that allows your consciousness the opportunity to experience itself.
In this knowledge your higher consciousness is always still and at peace. It observes your success and your failure, your joy and your pain, your light and your dark and is not disturbed by any. Ultimately, it knows that it is all a dream.
A Case of Necessary Semantics
Some great thinkers and writers stop short of distinguishing between the subconscious mind and higher consciousness. Instead, they have granted unlimited power to the subconscious mind despite it being under the guardianship of the conscious mind. While it may be semantics, the distinction is imperative. Were the subconscious mind all-powerful and all-knowing it could not be subjected to negative programs for it would know better.
The term sub itself tells you that it is below the conscious mind. In fact it is the lesser counterpart in the hierarchy of consciousness and is what we have in common with the plant and mineral kingdoms albeit at varying degrees. In contrast, higher consciousness is above all. It is truly Omnipotent and Omniscient for it is One with the One Universal Mind. Like the subconscious mind, it is also subjective in nature, but not because it cannot distinguish between the opposites but because it is above them.
All Mind is One – Three in One
To better understand consciousness one has to distinguish between the three aspects of mind. This, however, can be misleading because it suggests that they are distinct from each other whereas the Truth is that they are One. There is no dividing line.
Ultimately All is Mind – it is the first of the seven Universal Laws. Higher consciousness is not something that needs to be acquired or sought after outside of yourself. You already possess it. All you need to do is become consciously aware of it and learn to access it.
Would You Let a 10-Year Old Run Your Life?
Most people are ignorant of their higher consciousness. Moreover, most people operate in a zombie-like state even at the conscious level, unwittingly allowing all the messages with which they are bombarded to be passed down to their subconscious mind for programming.
This ultimately leaves their lives in full control of their subconscious, which in this state is doing little more than running a bunch of programs that itself has no idea whether or not are beneficial. If this is you then essentially your life is being run by an ignorant and quite painfully stubborn ten year old.
Ultimately, if we are not consciously directing our existence, then it places us in a position no superior to that of plants. Just like the man who can read but does not do so has no advantage over the illiterate man.
Change the Chain of Command and Your Life will Change
Before attempting to consciously root out and replace the negative programs embedded in your subconscious mind, your first step is to change the chain of command. Decide now to place your conscious mind on guard at the door of your subconscious mind.
Decide now to allow only empowering, positive, nurturing messages to pass through that door. Decide now to hand over the direction of your conscious mind to your Higher Self and in so doing become the silent observer of your life.
Re-Programming Your Mind
Learn to be the unshakable witness to your old patterns and behaviors, knowing that they are simply illusions – the programs of a previously misguided subconscious mind. Know that through meditation, creative visualization and the repetition of positive affirmations, these old patterns will in time be replaced by new empowering behaviors and beliefs, which although just as much an illusion, will ensure your success rather than your failure.
By allowing your Higher Self to lead you, you open yourself up to a world of miracles in which you can consciously create your reality.
In a nutshell, consciousness forms the foundation of the power of your mind. Although there are three distinguishable aspects of consciousness all three are One. The difference essentially comes down to reason. The subconscious mind can not reason, the conscious mind is reason, and higher consciousness need not reason.
In other words, where your conscious mind is the commander and your subconscious mind is the subject, your higher consciousness is your kingdom. It is in reference to your higher self that Jesus Christ said “the kingdom of heaven is within”.
When you learn to consciously program your subconscious mind with the protection of your conscious mind and under the direction of your higher self, you will see miraculous transformation in all areas of your life.
About the author:
Tania Kotsos is the founder and author of Mind Your Reality. She has been studying mind power and the nature of reality for the last 15 years. After a successful 10 year career as an investment banker in the City of London, she decided to throw in the towel to pursue her dream of empowering people to transform their lives using the innate power of their mind.
Visit her website at: mind-your-reality.com
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