The Doorway to the Meaning of Life

lifeOwen K Waters – Wandering through life looking for its meaning can be a heart-rending task. You begin life looking to your parents for meaning, then to your teachers and friends until, one day, you’re grown-up, educated, and still clueless.

You stand there, thinking that there has to be a reason why you’re here on this earth because you are constantly haunted from within by a sense of knowing that a reason really does exist. If only you could remember what it was.

At some point in your life, you look up from the hypnotizing clamor of daily existence and seek meaning in that which is above the physical realm of existence. In that moment, when your attention is focused on whatever higher consciousness may bring, you are receptive to new ideas and new information. Continue reading “The Doorway to the Meaning of Life”

Your Inner Being As Your Greatest Resource

inner beingOwen K Waters – Your inner being – your soul or higher self – is not something that you have. It is what you are.

Your complete consciousness is your inner being. All of the so-called parts of your mind – the conscious, the subconscious and the superconscious parts – are all facets of your one, complete consciousness, your inner being.

Your conscious mind is the result of your inner being focusing attention upon the outer world through your physical brain and senses. When, instead, you turn your attention from the outer world towards the inner world, you access the resources of your inner being.

Your inner being possesses all of the wisdom, understanding and strength that you will ever need. It is your ultimate, personal resource. Your inner being is also your link with the universe and with the consciousness behind all life, Infinite Being. Continue reading “Your Inner Being As Your Greatest Resource”

How to Connect to the Deeper Part of Yourself

Joe Martino – In our busy lives, we might find it tough at times to connect to deeper parts of ourselves on a daily basis. Yet, it’s so important that we not only take the time to meditate, but also to check in with ourselves to see more clearly how we’re feeling, what we want to do at various points in our lives, and ultimately to get guidance, on a more conscious level, from our higher selves.

First off, what is our higher self? In my definition, our higher self is our soul. It’s the aspect of us that is observing this entire experience we call life. It’s the aspect of ourselves that is here to experience human life through this vehicle we call a body and through the game we call life. Through a number of experiences — ‘good’ and ‘bad,’ as we like to label them — we gain a deeper understanding at our soul level of all we can create. Simply put, when you have a gut feeling, when you get a strong love or passion for something, when you have foresight, it’s your higher self connecting with your conscious mind.

Becoming More Aware of Thoughts

I thought it would be helpful to offer one potential method of becoming aware of the connection we have with our higher self. We can use this method to receive guidance on decisions we might be looking to make or feelings we might have about certain experiences, or simply to help become more aligned with our soul’s purpose at any given moment. I often check in with myself in this way a couple of times a month, but the more you practice being present, the more your higher self is already in your awareness. Continue reading “How to Connect to the Deeper Part of Yourself”

The Stages Of Conscious Evolution

consciousnessStephen Parato  – Have you ever wondered about what level of consciousness you’re truly at?

Not in terms of it being a contest, or to say you’re better/worse than other people, but as a kind of inner GPS that simply tells you where you are.

As humans, we tend to have very distorted and biased perspectives, especially when it comes to ourselves.

It’s really easy to go on a yoga retreat and think you’ve transcended stress forever, or think you’re enlightened after reading a few spiritual books.

This is why it’s crucial to have references that “tell it like it is” and objectively reflect where you’re at.

I recently came across what can be described as a map of consciousness. It’s a research paper by Justin Faerman titled Mapping the Evolution of Consciousness: A Holistic Framework for Psychospiritual Development.

This paper describes, in plain English, eight stages of consciousness. And it’s not abstract or woo-woo. It’s straightforward, simple to understand and backed by a lot of research.

Here are the stages outlined in the paper… Continue reading “The Stages Of Conscious Evolution”

Inner Workings of Mind – The Four Layers Of Consciousness

consciousnessThich Nhat HanhAbhidharma, Buddhism’s map of the mind, is sometimes treated as a topic of merely intellectual interest. In fact, identifying the different elements of consciousness, and understanding how they interact, is essential to our practice of meditation.

The Vietnamese Zen Master, Thuong Chieu, said:

When we understand how our mind works, our practice becomes easy.

To understand our minds, we need to understand our consciousness.

The Buddha taught that consciousness is always continuing, like a stream of water. Consciousness has four layers. The four layers of consciousness are mind consciousness, sense consciousness, store consciousness, and manas.

Layer One–Mind Consciousness

Mind consciousness is the first kind of consciousness. It uses up most of our energy. Mind consciousness is our ‘working’ consciousness that makes judgments and plans; it is the part of our consciousness that worries and analyses. When we speak of mind consciousness, we’re also speaking of body consciousness, because mind consciousness isn’t possible without the brain. Body and mind are simply two aspects of the same thing. Body without consciousness is not a real, live body. And consciousness can’t manifest itself without a body. Continue reading “Inner Workings of Mind – The Four Layers Of Consciousness”

Golden Age Messages – September 2017

The solar eclipse that took place on August 21st was truly an extraordinary opportunity for many awakened humans to expand their support of America’s true role in holding the Light for the Earth and all life upon her. The frequencies that came in with this eclipse will continue to be felt either consciously or unconsciously for a very long time, and out of this will spring new beginnings for many souls, not only in America but also across your world. The Creator’s Love and Light will continue to flood your Earth and all of humanity the more you stay aligned with your highest creative intentions and keep planting seeds of unconditional love. – Masters El Morya & Lady Miriam

eclipseYour August solar eclipse has exponentially expanded each of your capacities to co-create your higher intentions with your Presence. During the eclipse everyone, whether they were aware of it or not, was literally awakening into more of their ancient agreement to align their souls with America’s great purpose, which is and has remained, to be a demonstration of a TRUE democracy.

The Ascended Master Saint Germain assisted in setting this into motion by being present when the decision was being made to sign the Declaration of Independence. He materialized long enough to stand on a balcony during that vital moment and he declared aloud to those who were responsible for setting this document into motion: “sign that document”, which they all proceeded to do! Continue reading “Golden Age Messages – September 2017”