Episode 4: Engaging your consciousness
I couldn’t help my curiosity since my childhood days. Even at this moment, a lot of things still do not make any sense to me. And, each time I engage my consciousness in trying to understand things further, everything becomes totally strange.
Apparently, the human being is programmed to conceive and understand the material world he has found himself in. Also, he has evolved through the years to accept or believe that which his conscious self can explain relatively to his fellows. So, any experience ‘too unique’ to himself that no one else has had, subjects him to a path of insanity or delusion.
However, if you are always curious about everything and seek to dig deeper, you are not alone. No doubt that some things strive to get our attention. As we work daily to pay bills, take care of our loved ones, get some education, and all that. But, we must be engaging our consciousness in certain aspects of life periodically.
Why engage your consciousness?
There are five essential reasons why you should be engaging your consciousness.
- Expand your discernment. Engaging your consciousness would help you develop a mechanism on how to intelligently making judgments on obscure situations. For this is an act that would help you clear your thoughts and recognize small details. Also, to accurately differentiate between similar things.
- Discover your unique abilities. You’d eventually discover certain unique abilities that are significant for your life journey. As a matter of fact, everything you need to advance your cause in this world is within you. You just need to look at the right angles. And, engaging your consciousness would help you in achieving this.
- To progressively unlock the secrets of the universe. Indeed, the universe contains millions of secrets yet to be discovered. At some point in time in the past, someone discovered how to make fire. The same goes for several other discoveries. You may be a step away from discovering something extraordinary no one had ever imagined. If only you can engage your thinking power.
- Take control over your life. Your ways will be well thought out. As a result, your life would be on course.
- Help guide others through the path of life. Surely, a well-carved-out life paves the way for others to follow. Important to realize that so many people need someone that would guide them through the unknown in their lives. If you are able to develop the techniques of engaging your consciousness, you’d certainly be able to solve their problems in a rewarding way.
When does human consciousness begin?
At what point does a child become self-aware? Can you actually state exactly when you became aware of yourself and your environment? Does the human consciousness happen naturally or by education? How did we evolve to become conscious of ourselves and our environment?
These are crucial questions to establish the fact about human consciousness. The answers to these questions can be summed up in one single word – “Experience.“
Although, consciousness remains puzzling, controversial, and the most mysterious aspect of our lives. But, I believe if we examine how consciousness is formed, we may learn something significant about the human being.
Moreover, the human consciousness could be a result of how we experience the world. Especially from this period, our senses begin to develop as a child.
Voices in your head
Specifically, consciousness starts with a voice within you; you hear a voice in your head even as you’re reading this. A voice (maybe yours) speaks while you’re thinking, imagining things, observing everything around you, and while indulging your emotions.
Hearing your own voice in your head can be astonishingly crazy. Particularly if you’re able to detect it happening for the first time.
Unfortunately, no one could actually tell the first time they experienced hearing a voice in their head. Because such an experience is hard to explain. Though, everyone would certainly admit to hearing a voice in their head.
In light of this, I spent considerable time observing my son for 3 months from the day he was born. During this period, I could infer that his mind was blank. Although, his mind was evolving. Due to the information, he was getting as he experiences his environment.
After about a month, he started getting used to the environment. His awareness of his parents’ presence, voices, and smell could be detected. Although some of his behaviors were intuitive – not necessarily developed. Such behaviors include crying for food, response to temperature changes, etc.
Given these points, we could say that consciousness is developed from the information we gain as we experience the world. Although, there might be an exception to this discovery. This would be discussed in the final part of this piece.
How well do you know yourself?
Being aware of your thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations, environment, and imaginations in unique ways is the right way to discover yourself. As the common saying goes that we’re the product of our thoughts; we’re the expression of our mindset.
Besides, no one can perform beyond the level of his/her thoughts. For this reason, it is crucial to determine the state of your conscious thoughts – the state of your mind.
Interestingly, this means you can map out the direction of your life if you clearly know the content of your thoughts. To reiterate, the quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your life. That is to say, you can predict the ultimate outcome of your life if you know yourself well enough.
In that case, you should learn the mechanism of how to keep track of your thoughts, what triggers certain thoughts, your perceptions of yourself and life, and how to manage or control your thoughts. If you make a habit of engaging your consciousness, then you’d know yourself well enough.
Engaging your consciousness – what it really means
Engaging your consciousness simply means exercising the endless potentials of your mind’s abilities. Oftentimes, we experience some sort of internal dialogue. This is the best moment to establish a deeper connection in engaging your consciousness concerning some subject matters.
Usually, it feels like it’s happening in your brain. And, most spiritually-minded people, believe it’s a form of spiritual exercise – communing with the God-like spirit within them. In general, it’s an experience that appears to be associated with the brain or the mind.
To clarify, the brain is part of the visible, tangible world of the body. While the mind is part of the invisible, transcendent world of thought, feeling, attitude, belief, and imagination. Important to realize, that the mind is not confined to the brain. Therefore, we’re a combination of both the physical and invisible elements of the universe.
Apart from our physical bodies, we’re made up of frequencies, energy, and mystical properties. With this in mind, we must shift from just satisfying the gratifications of our physical bodies to tuning into our frequencies and mystical nature.
How to keep engaging your consciousness
In order to ultimately reach the level of your mind’s potential to be who you’re meant to be, you must connect to the full frequency of your consciousness. To do this:
- Find a solitary place; a place to stay quiet and think
- Clear your thoughts and disconnect from every form of distraction
- Utilize a stimulant that helps you relax. For example, relaxing music, reciting poems or psalms, reading, or saying some quiet prayers.
- Find something to focus on and ruminate on it. Possibly a persistent issue in your life, a text you read, what someone talked about, or anything you need clarity on.
- Begin to ask questions. Then visualize yourself answering the questions from a third-person standpoint. Have you noticed that you easily detect other people’s problems with solutions than personal problems?
- You will gain spontaneous responses or ideas the moment you fully connect to your inner frequency.
- Remember to take a note of what you get or do a recording. Several great inventions came as a result of this.
We’re not born into this world to experience the world. Instead, the world is created to experience us.
As much as our consciousness is formed via our experience with the world, a huge part is likely from outside our mundane experiences.
However, there is consciousness in the universe that we possibly carry within us.
We’ve only scratched the surface of this subject.