At Home in Consciousness
You and I may seem to live primarily in the physical world, yet our awareness began in pure consciousness, and as we traveled into the life layer by layer through different dimensions, each one gave us a new sense of self. We possess an entire self system.
The rishis studied this system and came to various conclusions.
- Pure consciousness is always present in everything, no matter what world it occupies or form it takes.
- The physical world has the least amount of pure consciousness because it is dominated by physical things and the illusion of separateness.
- The closer you get to pure consciousness, the more powerful it becomes.
- Changing one’s consciousness on subtle levels brings change to all the divisions of consciousness at once.
If we follow these principles, we can gain the same mastery enjoyed by the sages, or at least a fair share of it. Here are some tips for changing reality through consciousness:
The physical body: Nourish and respect your body. Appreciate its incredible inner intelligence.
The vital body: Go out into nature and sink into the feeling that this is your home.
The mental body: Develop positive uses of the mind. Find every opportunity to welcome signals from your higher self.
The ego body: Find a vision; go on a quest. Fit yourself into the larger pattern of growth. Seek ways to evolve personally.
The body of bliss: Develop your own practice for transcending and finding bliss. Experience your own being as a reason to be here.
Adapted from Life After Death, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2006).