I like to think of the raising of consciousness like a pursuit in life that one will never totally reach, a bit like happiness, you can find fulfillment in your life through your general attitude, but you will never fully arrive at that place where all the problems disappear.
This is also true for consciousness, you can become more conscious, present and aware. But you will never fully arrive at the place where your mind is totally in the moment all the time.
This is fine, because we need our unconscious mind to guide us through life, as if we done everything fully aware and in the moment we would have to relearn how to do everything, every time we wanted to do it.
To be more conscious is to be more aware. On an individual level this means, being aware of yourself and on a collective level this means being more aware of your surroundings and the world that exists outside of yourself.
Here are 13 Simply Effective Ways To Expand Your Consciousness-
There is no better moment than the one you are in right now, so live in this moment. Don’t spend your time in regret of the past and worry of the future.
Instead embrace the moment you are in right now and make sure you are doing everything in your power to be the best you can be. Do this and the future will take care of itself.
Take time out to enjoy the scenery. Chew every mouthful of your food and really taste it. If you are in a conversation, give it your full undivided attention. Whenever possible, do what you are doing and don’t be distracted.
If You Can’t Be Present, Practice Being Present-
When you have had a life of disconnection from being present, it can be hard to fully focus on being in the here and now.
Take time out every day to practice being present, this can be done through meditation, yoga or just by consciously re focusing every time you feel your mind slipping off.
Your brain is like a muscle that needs to be stimulated, so take your brain to the mind gym from time to time and get into the habit of being fully aware.
Find Your True Nature-
We all have things that we naturally feel drawn to, your job is to remove the years of cultural conditioning and get in tune with your true nature.
For some people this will be glaringly obvious, for others maybe not so much. But if you start the search and actively seek to find what matters to you, with persistence and determination you will eventually find it.
Accept Your True Nature-
Maybe you are an introvert trying to be an extrovert or a socialite who is spending there days cooped up in the house. Maybe you work in the city, but would be happier working from home or you get drunk every weekend just so you feel accepted by friends.
Whatever your true nature is, do not fight it. Accept that you are a unique individual and that there are other unique individuals like yourself who you can connect with.
Don’t try to be someone you are not as this is the most spiritually disconnecting and disempowering thing you can do!
Accept you true nature and fully live and embrace it!
Do What You Love Everyday-
Some people are lucky enough to have a job that fulfils this need. But if you don’t, make sure you still find time every day to do what you love.