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We don't know where the concept of the cosmic 2x4 originated, but we suspect
almost everyone has experienced being hit with some kind of traumatic event that
literally forced us to wake up to a new level of awareness. Some of us even have
an ongoing relationship with that divinely-guided block of wood.
As much as we may benefit from these rude wake-up calls, wouldn't you prefer a more subtle and manageable approach to growth? We want to offer that to you. Allow us to introduce the !
We have been exploring personal and spiritual growth for over 30 years. Reflecting on our own history and that of the many hundreds we've coached online, we've perceived this basic framework for life:
Let's look at these more closely.
Life on planet Earth revolves around duality. There is a yin and yang, feminine and masculine, an inflow and outflow. On our site, we call it "Know and Grow." Every moment, we are:
The quality of our life depends on how conscious we are of our experience and
the choices and decisions we make which manifest our reality. If we are not
conscious and fully present in the moment, our subconscious mind governs what
unfolds. Our subconscious mind holds tremendous power over us through our
programmed belief systems and attitudes. At the same time, it also offers us
unlimited potential because it is the gateway to our higher spiritual mind.
The journey of life invites us to solve the mystery of how we evolve, co-create, attract to us and allow life to be more meaningful, happy and healthy. So the ongoing dynamic dance of life is the interplay of our experiencing and our expression. As we expand our experience through awareness, we evolve and create more, so we can experience and create more once again.
To begin, we wish to acknowledge the complexity of life and confess that assigning only three levels of consciousness is, without question, a simplification. However, we have found defining the journey through three stages to be very helpful. There are many ways of defining these three levels, which we'd like to share with you over time. Here's just one of them:
Naturally, the three stages are not mutually exclusive. If we're living
primarily in any stage, we can still experience episodes from the other two.
We have found that the challenges, opportunities, growth tools, intentions and understanding of universal laws vary from one level to another. For example, someone feeling victimized and struggling to cope is not ready to hear, let alone live by the universal laws of how life works. So it is important to have access to the most effective tools and perspectives at the right time in our lives.
it helps us grasp the importance of
living consciously in the present moment, so we register our experience and act
appropriately from it. Second, it offers a sample road map of how life can
unfold, with signposts and guidance to support each leg of the journey. It helps
immensely to have a sense of the big picture. This helps us to know where we are
now, perhaps where we've moved from and what may be waiting down the road. It
offers support as we make paradigm shifts in how we experience and manifest our
lives from one level to the next.
We experience the world and all its influences on us at different levels of consciousness. As we grow in consciousness, we experience new levels of awareness. As our belief systems change, our experiences change as well, affirming that life can work for us when we understand the basic principles. As we develop more self trust, we expand who we are and our vision and the quality of our lives expand with us.
Knowing how to both release and anchor beliefs and engage laws, goals and creativity in different ways appropriate to our abilities, we can gently and proactively raise our level of consciousness - without the 'help' of that daunting cosmic 2x4!
We at Higher Awareness welcome you to take many of our personal development and consciousness journey programs. Those marked with the icon will guide you in experiencing and manifesting at the three different levels.
What leg of your journey are you on? How aware are you of your moment by moment decision making? What are you intentionally manifesting so you can experience more fulfillment in life?
Apply the and see what unfolds for you!
John and Patrice Robson
Higher Awareness (https://www.higherawareness.com)
Know yourself and Grow yourself with Higher Awareness.
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