The ordinary Consciousness is rooted in, and feeds on, past times. The present moment is less important for it, it is only a gateway leading to a future we long for. Future is nothing but an improved and beautified version of the past, a future in which we will be successful in  all of the things in which we have failed in the past. For ordinary consciousness, only past and future exist, it lives in those and feeds on those.

Here are 21 keys to uplift from the ordinary Consciousness

Key 1.

In the state of ordinary Consciousness the appreciation and opinion of others are very important for us. We want to meet the expectation directed at us, and we are pleased to play the social roles that are dictated by our community.

Key 2.

In the state of ordinary Consciousness we do not look for true answers to the question” Who am I ?” we are content to be told that by others.

Key 3.

In the state of ordinary Consciousness, the dominant character of our life is the Ego; we wish to make it larger, brighter and more individual.

Key 4.

In the state of ordinary Consciousness we become less and less self-confident, and we do not have enough courage to face the challenges of life on our own. We therefore need a guide, a support. We follow pre-determined rules and respect authority.

Key 5.

There are moments in our life when we wake up from our ordinary life, and recognize the reality that we in fact live in the captivity of our thoughts, emotions and social roles.

Key 6.

Under the effect of those moments, a profound desire for freedom and truth arises in us. We then begin to search for the paths leading to the desired freedom.

Key 7.

We intend to become more conscious and alert, to find the truth for ourselves about who we are and what our mission in the world is.

Key 8.

We no longer want to obey the old rules, old leaders, traditions and authorities.

Key 9.

We no longer accept ready-made, second-hand theories and explanations. We are not ready to depend on the opinion of others any more. Instead, we want to acquire knowledge and experience from the world for ourselves.

Key 10.

We take pleasure in discovering new things, and we embark on new journeys without fear.

Key 11.

The real self-control is created in us. This real self-control is not born in us out of suppression, but out of the recognition and understanding of the meaning of Life.

Key 12.

The real self-control will liberate our Consciousness from the state of identification with the world of Shapes and Forms. It will create a space between us and the functions of the Mind, and in that space the ability of seeing and understanding will be born.

Key 13.

The real self-control does not have any rules, and there is nobody around to tell us how to do that. Everybody must create that self-control in themselves without any external pressure, putting aside all kinds of authorities, and using their own personal experience.

Key 14.

In that state of Consciousness an entirely new dimension of Existence opens up for us, showing us Existence from a completely new perspective.

Key 15.

The unity behind the controversies is revealed in front of our eyes, and we no longer insist on looking on the sunny side of life, as we are able to discover beauty on the dark side, too.

Key 16.

We accept life as it is, and it is not done under pressure, since that acceptance is the result of our complete freedom. The freedom is, in turn, a fruit of our escape from the world of Shapes and Forms.

Key 17.

We have understood and experienced the process of Awakening. The time has come for us to take control over our mind whenever it is required by the circumstances. When we do not need the work of the mind directly, let us give it some rest.

Key 18.

Everything will be quiet and peaceful in us.

Key 19.

We are beyond all good and evil, we are a mere Consciousness that does not analyze or judge, only contemplates.

Key 20.

We realize that the same contemplating soul lives in everybody, so the differences between human beings are only superficial, and deep inside we are all the same.

Key 21.

Experiencing that unity will bring us the ecstasy of Life, the perfect joy of Existence.

From the new book by Frank M. Wanderer Ph.D.  270 Powerful Keys to Spiritual Awakening

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