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Chapter 6



What is Consciousness?

Many people think what they are is the experiencer of life. Touching an ice cube, means they are feeling the cold, wet ice.

But asked who they are, they are not likely to say "experiencer" but instead will say their name, show us their picture, and tell us what they do for a living. Actually what they are talking about and showing us is their definition of themselves.  This is the self.

The experiencer of life is our consciousness at work. This is the noun version of the word "consciousness".

When we ask which things are conscious the first thing that comes to mind are people.  But animals are conscious too.  Ask any pet owner.

As we move down to simple animals and plants we are not sure if there is any consciousness going on at this level.  If you touch a touch sensitive plant, you can see that it reacts, but you cannot ask the plant "Did you feel that?"

One theory is that everything is conscious and the more data is processed, the more consciousness is generated. For me this is too extreme. This would mean that computers are alive and have their own consciousness.  This would also mean that many things are alive and conscious and trivialize human consciousness.

It would mean, when I turn off a computer, I don't kill the computer. 

More so, if I kill a bug in my house, I don't think I am destroying life. In the woods I would not step on a bug if I could help it.

 What is Consciousness Spiritually Speaking?

Going to the other extreme, some say that God shares His consciousness with us. There is some proof of this.

 By saying prayers and doing rituals you can feel the Presence of God.  It has been described as a wave of peace flowing through ones body. You actually feeling something profound. It can bring chills.  It feels so healthy and calming.

Refer to John C. Robinson's book "Ordinary Enlightenment" for more information about how to go to Presence.  Chapter 1 "God" provides additional information about this subject.

Our spiritual and earthy emotions feed into our consciousness to allow us to act out our moral decisions and experience the consequences.  By following our spiritual emotions we are rewarded with love, joy and certitude.  But if we follow our earthy emotions, we have a lack of process.

Scientists and philosophers still can't agree on a vague idea of what consciousness is, much less a strict definition. One reason for that is that the concept is used to mean slightly different things. Many experts agree, however, that conscious beings are aware of their surroundings, themselves and their own perception.

Higher Consciousness

Higher consciousness can be explained rather well by understanding what are known as charkas. A charka is a stare of consciousness.  Traditionally there are seven charkas. You may think of them as different energy centers or nerve centers. The charkas include:

  • Fear Charka -High sense of threat relieved by flight or fight

  • Sex Charka -Seeking the pleasure of a climax

  • Power Charka -Wanting to control people for pleasure

  • Heart Charka-Feeling the awe of love

  • Teaching Charka-Feeling of passing experience and knowledge

  • Intuitive Charka -Deep knowing and belief

  • Crown Charka -Being with Source

The first three Charkas stimulate the nervous system and limit progress.  The last four Charkas calm the nervous system and allow access to reference.

Random Mind

A person loses control of their consciousness to the point the consciousness can be of random nature.  Silly thoughts are experienced. Music plays in the head. Some call this Monkey mind.

Since only one thought occur at a time, random thoughts can be stopped by concentration on something.  By chanting the same word over and over again, the self can regain control of the mind. Similar to chanting, concentration of the breath can control the mind.


There are different forms of meditation.  One is to remain quiet and watch the world go by. Another is to control or merely watch the breath. By being unattached to one's thoughts and feelings and just observing the self, the mind is given a rest and resting is like good sleep.  It is refreshing.  Meditation is useful to help a person fall asleep.


Mindfulness means being in the present.  Be aware of what is going on.  It means watching ones thoughts and feelings.

The past is no longer here. The future is never here.  The only thing is real is the present.  We can learn from the past and that is good. We can plan for the future and that is also good.


Hypnosis is a general term for mind control.  A person can let an operator control their mind or they can control their mind themselves. When the mind is controlled by one self whether meditation or mindfulness is being used.

If you are having sleep problems, Lina Grace has healing videos that are designed to relax the mind so that one can get a good night sleep. 


Recommended  books which support many of my ideas.

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