“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavour.” Henry David Thoreau
In my last blog post titled How Emotions Affect Your Health, I discussed how negative emotions have the potential to cause disease or create health within the body. I provided a road map for dealing with unconscious and destructive emotions using the A.C.T (Awareness, Commitment and Training) model.
The purpose of this blog article is to introduce you to another powerful medium for improving the quality of your health – raising your consciousness. If you’re reading this for the first time and haven’t come across this terminology before, bear with me as I ease you into it and provide some background information which will make it easier for you to assimilate. Let’s start by examining what consciousness is.
According to Wikipedia, consciousness is: subjective experience, awareness, the ability to experience “feeling”, wakefulness, the understanding of the concept “self”, or the executive control system of the mind. For me, consciousness is a lens through which to view reality.
When you’re at a different consciousness level, you are viewing the world with new and unique lenses. Your thoughts, beliefs, values and actions are outputs of the consciousness at which you’re vibrating.
You begin to develop an awareness of your thoughts, emotions, your existence, sensations, and surroundings. Increasing your consciousness level may translate into a more accurate view of reality. This allows you to lead the truly happy, full and abundant life which you are meant to experience, increasing your level of health & joy.
It is worth noting that a person usually vibrates at a default consciousness level and shifts to a couple of levels below and above that level, depending on the situation.
One influence on your consciousness is the stimulus in your life. This includes: the situations you are in, the type of people you spend time with, your environment. Begin noticing where and how you spend the majority of your waking time. Do you spend time with people who are grave diggers, constantly demanding your attention? Are they a positive influence in your life? Do they allow you to grow and unfold as a person or are they sabotaging you via negative feedback?
The people we choose to allow into our life become a representation of who we become. Surround yourself with optimistic, outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic people who aspire to greatness in themselves and others. I personally find when I am surrounded by greatness, I too become greater than I am, since like attracts like.
Your present consciousness level does not define what your consciousness will be in the future. It is open to change; it is not static. This is important to understand since it means that we’re constantly seeking higher ground and have the ability to become more than we are.
Don’t focus on attaining a certain level of consciousness. Instead, spend time becoming more each day and evolving into someone worthy of greatness. As you begin your journey, you’ll notice an inner shift toward that which you seek.
Levels of Consciousness
Dr. David Hawkins has spent a number of years working in the field of human consciousness. He is the author a book titled Power vs. Force. I urge you to read it if you’re looking for additional information in this particular area. I am drawn to his teachings and use them as an influence to help humanity evolve.
Dr. Hawkins created a map of consciousness. The map shows the two levels of Power vs. Force and their corresponding effects. Force is the level below the calibration 200, while Power 200 and above.
In his book, Dr. Hawkins cites the effects on humanity when you begin to raise your consciousness. In raising your consciousness, not only do you have an impact on your own life, but you affect humanity as a whole. Remember, we are all connected at a deeper level.
One individual at level 700 counterbalances 70 million individuals below level 200. One individual at level 600 counterbalances 10 million individuals below level 200. One individual at level 500 counterbalances 750,000 individuals below level 200. One individual at level 400 counterbalances 400,000 individuals below level 200. One individual at level 300 counterbalances 90,000 individuals below level 200. Twelve individuals at level 700 equal one avatar at 1,000.
Only 15% of the world’s population is above the critical level of 200. That 15% has the weight to counterbalance the negativity of the remaining 85% of the world’s people. Were it not for these counterbalances, mankind would self-destruct out of the sheer mass of negativity.
You can see why it is important for yourself and mankind that you undertake personal development and spiritual growth daily. When I hear people say that the world is a crazy place and they feel powerless to make a change, I remind them of the statistics above.
You can make a change NOW. Start by inviting peaceful thoughts. Stop judging and labelling others. When you see an obese person in the street, send them a loving thought rather than labelling them. Dr. Hawkins suggests that your subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between judging that person as obese and assigning the same meaning to yourself.
Raise Your Consciousness to Influence Health
It is important to draw relevance to the different consciousness levels and how aligning with them can impact your health.
Subsequently, when you begin to raise your consciousness, your ability to impact your health greatly increases. Due to the power of your energy field, healing arises as a result of your attitude and belief system. Thus, health becomes an expression of the levels of consciousness at which you are vibrating.
Health means a sense of aliveness which is determined by the higher energy field. Your body will express whatever is held at the level of the mind. If your consciousness is low and you continually entertain limiting and toxic thoughts of ill health, your body will mirror this belief. You become that which you think and hold in your mind. Achieving health is the result of transcending any limitations and feelings of separation. You become at one with your mind and body.
Many people choose to program their minds to think limiting and negative thoughts continually. They believe this is their default state. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Look at a young child. Their thoughts are filled with love, openness and receptivity. Therefore, if we are able to entertain negative thought states, we are able to alternatively change these thoughts to attract higher thoughts which are in alignment with our desire to be healthy.
As long as you think negative, limiting and self-defeating thoughts your body will not know a higher state of health. The highest state of health cannot reside in a body whose mind is toxic and self-defeating. You must continually improve your mental attitude in order to seek a higher expression of consciousness.
If we agree with a thought about our body, the effect is that we bring it into our consciousness, which begins expressing itself in our body. The body follows what the mind instructs it to do so. Therefore, healing and health arise as a result of addressing both the physical state of the body and also the mental state.
We are not always conscious of our thoughts. We talk about being unconscious as it were. When you consciously look back at the thought that may have created the physical symptom within your body, you may have no recollection of ever having entertained such thoughts. Yet the body is expressing that these thoughts existed. The thought may have been held at the unconscious level. Thus, it is important to traces the origin of the thought and heal it.
What steps can you take to raise your consciousness? Firstly, begin noticing your habitual thought patterns. Don’t try to stop them – be aware of them more regularly. This practice alone has the potential to create cellular changes within the body.
Secondly, surround yourself with people that have a positive mindset. In doing so, you begin to orientate your consciousness toward theirs. Read books about inspirational stories. Meditate regularly. Spend more time in nature.
Pursue a creative interest or passion which ignites your soul – drawing, music, writing etc. These endeavours invite higher thought energy, which creates higher conscious states of health. You have the power to create the health and well-being you deserve. It starts with the smallest thought form and manifests into greater physical manifestations.