The Process of Consciousness

By Carolyn M. Greenleaf

(This article is in Conscious Community Magazine’s July issue)

In May’s article, “What is Consciousness?” we began a discussion. The article was also an invitation that will continue to invite your voice and experiences. This month, I’d like to begin sharing the process most people experience during the awakening of their consciousness. Also, what happens when our consciousness begins to stir and awaken us, and why does this happen?

The Plan

First of all, before we enter this physical reality, we have a Plan in place. In this Plan are objectives we would like to achieve. Everyone’s Plan includes moments when things within our outer or physical world begin to trigger remembrances that are deep within our consciousness. These external triggers awaken and allow our internal source of consciousness to surface.

The ways these triggers may happen include:

  • An event within a movie, television show, or book.
  • An unusual phrase that seems familiar.
  • A situation with those close to you that rings a deep chord or truth.
  • Familiarity with something you’ve never experienced in this life.
  • Sequences of numbers, such as 11:11, 12:12, 111, etc.
  • Numbers of your birthdate suddenly appearing.
  • An accident or occurrence that shakes you to your core.

These triggers begin a shakeup of sorts. They often feel like a slap in the face, as we realize we’ve been running our lives on autopilot. We may begin asking ourselves, who am I? Does what I do matter? Is there more? This may be accompanied by an internal drive to accomplish or finish something. Many times this drive doesn’t make sense, but you know there is something you are here to do. You may also get the sense that everything is changing, which can feel scary. We fear what we do not know. However, instead of running from or suppressing our awakening, we can learn more about what is happening through sources and people who are traveling the same road.

What?!

The experience of living life unconsciously can have a rude awakening as we begin to question…everything.

These triggers create cracks in our old foundation of what we believe our reality to be. This is because these cracks begin to allow the light or consciousness to enter our minds. This initiates a need to seek answers, and question what we believed to be true. This questioning widens the cracks, and begins to form doorways for deeper and expanded understandings to take place.

As our consciousness begins to filter through us, more triggers occur to deepen our conscious connection and expand our mind’s capacity to take in advanced information.

Some of these triggers include:

  • Memories of other life experiences and the people within them.
  • Odd names that ring a bell.
  • Hearing musical notes that initiate a deep resonance and internal stirring.
  • Encounters with individuals who seem familiar, but whom we never met.
  • Sudden encounters with others who are on a different plane of existence, through sight, sound, or touch.
  • Lucid dreaming.
  • More number sequences.

Why?

Each one of us is meant to become conscious of our life’s path and the choices we make along the way. We must realize that every action we take or emotion we feel affects our reality. Many of our unconscious choices have been initiated through certain behaviors that began in another life experience. The point of becoming conscious is to wake up and realize where we’ve created negative situations that seem to haunt us no matter where we go. Our awakening consciousness understands that our thoughts, behavior, and actions have consequences.

We’re here to make corrections through conscious choices. By doing so, we become conscious creators of our lives. It’s about the evolution of self through self-mastery.

As we allow our consciousness to awaken, every level of who we’re also goes through a transformation of sorts. Our senses become enhanced on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels of who we’re. This happens because we’re tuning in to our higher truth or Soul. Our consciousness pulls us through the barriers we’ve created, into a truer reality that is based on love, community, acceptance, abundance, and joy.

We will experience:

  • A need to end relationships that seem to harm us, or hold us back.
  • Increased sensitivities to foods, environments, and toxins that aren’t good for us.
  • Enhanced perceptions.
  • Heightened emotional responses.
  • Joyful sensations within the heart – a sense of expansion.
  • Increased sense of connectedness with others and the environment.
  • Bliss bubbling up unexpectedly from within.
  • A feeling of being more grounded, alive, and powerful than ever before.

When we consciously choose to be fully present in our lives, and make choices that will benefit rather than harm us, we will go through a metamorphosis. As we allow the expansion we feel within our heart, our reality also begins to change. This causes the old ego programming within our mind to alter the pathways in our brain. Then, a chain reaction occurs as our outdated ways of living surface. We must see our mistakes so that we can change them. This opens the door to positive and conscious change.

 

I invite you to share your stories!

Below, two individuals spoke out about their experience….

Testimonials of Awakening Process

Hello, my name is Michael W., and I’m writing to inform you of my awakening. During my awakening, there have been many symptoms and signs that have occurred and lasted for years. It started with lightheadedness and moments of fatigue. I felt spacy, ungrounded, and wobbly, which lasted for three months. I believe I was receiving downloads of information that distorted my reality. I began seeing numbers, and realizations became usual.

Synchronicity with enhanced emotions; bouts of anger, sorrow, sadness, and fear plagued my circuitry. A fogginess developed, laced with a strong desire to be “in the cosmos.” Whatever abilities I had magnified as I surrendered during the process. With the enhancement of my abilities, I realized the key to the awakening process is to surrender and let go. The longer you fight and resist the process by holding onto human attachment, the worse the symptoms.

The truth within awakening will set you free. My diet changed, as a desire for organic, non-GMO, healthy food became the norm. My reality shifted to vibrational waves of bliss. I did research on chemicals in our food and household products. Once I cut back and eliminated excessive use of these products, I became more aware and awake. I learned that our bodies are an investment. Every day I felt a strong knowing that my time on this earth is short, which over time caused a deep sorrow. The bliss is so intense that the idea of not having it caused pain. Then, realizing others may not have yet experienced this profound feeling of bliss caused me to feel split. An increased awareness of the possibility that we exist in multiple universes at the same time happened.

What was, what is, and what will be caused confusion, fear, and powerlessness. “Trust the process” became louder, spoken within my mind over the years. “You are on the right path, continue to love, share with the world your bliss.” “Remember you are a pillar for the angelic kingdom; call upon the grace that has been created for you.” During my awakening, I shed layers of falsehood, unmasking the inner confines of my world. The truth is, you are love, and in that truth, you are free. Thoughts that do not serve bear weight, you must be willing to release all attachment. This is all a part of ascension, which is merely evolving above your current state of consciousness.

The biggest “aha” moment I had was when I realized I have the key to my own evolution; that within my soul, gifts of the divine are evident and activated. I hope this inspires you, and offers support during your awakening. Trust the process, and know that you are not alone. Remember you have chosen to be a part of the grand design, we’re all here with a divine purpose. Blessings to you on this beautiful journey.

 

Mary W.

At the age of three, one of the first things I was drawn to was water. While looking back into that timeline, I remember being fascinated with the ability of the water to reflect back; showing me everything that surrounded it, while at the same time, there was something completely different underneath it. At that moment, it was as if I understood what the universe was trying to show me: a mirror reflection of what we’re born with, the ability to automatically spiritually transform. We’re strong enough to dive beneath it all. We have the ability to activate our depth to the deepest point; to activate what we’re sent here for, our soul purpose.

Between the ages of 29 and 30 is when I was consciously aware of the spiritual shift. I had lost everybody and everything. I had even lost myself. My physical and emotional body was tired. I wanted to go home, praying many nights that God would take me. I felt I had no place in this world. The feelings intensified over the next five years. Five represents spiritual change that you have no control over. This was very symbolic for me, seeing that I could not control the shifts that were occurring in my life. Five reminded me of my connection to spirit, along with the elements.

Through the bouts of sadness, spirit showed me we’re all here to love unconditionally, no matter what we’ve been through, or what the universe has in store for us. It’s important for me to share with you that your past does not “define” you, rather it gives you divine clues.

Meeting my husband a decade ago was a major part of me shedding my skin in the spiritual world. He taught me how to awaken my soul within, by teaching me various forms of divination, magick, and Reiki. I discovered how to go back and find the little girl inside of me at the age of three. When I revisited her, I realized that she had known all along. The symptoms that occur during the awakening for some may be vast. I now know that I have a handle on the awakening process, and trust that you will too.