Podcast #11: How to utilise a higher awareness
Welcome to the UltimateQuest.org podcast. This is episode #11 which is the second to last episode in the 'Finding your passion’ series. The title of this episode is “How to utilise a higher awareness”.
HIGHER AWARENESS REQUIRES NURTURING & PRACTISE.
We always have the option of utilising a neutral higher awareness. It’s always available to us. However, accessing and holding this state of present-moment awareness can be challenging!
Why do you think this might be? Our inexperience will make holding higher awareness more difficult. It’s particularly hard if we haven’t practised achieving higher awareness recently.
INEXPERIENCE & STRESS NEGATIVELY AFFECTS HIGHER AWARENESS.
It’s even harder to achieve this state in stressful circumstances. So, we must actively practise higher awareness in easier life situations first. For example, you could practise higher awareness when brushing your teeth or washing the dishes. We can also practise higher awareness through meditation, contemplation, creative expression & being in nature. Nurturing your higher awareness a little every day is essential.
You might think that higher awareness is only for the masters. But it’s actually our natural state of being. It is our true home! It’s our true state of reality.
ACCESS YOUR TRUE NATURE THROUGH HIGHER AWARENESS.
Higher awareness is also the basis for building joy & lasting happiness. It’s how we build contentment & find deep fulfillment. This higher perspective can offer us true security & unconditional love. It’s a state of calm, stillness & inner peace!
Through higher awareness, we live impartially as a neutral observer. But we are more fully engaged in the moment! Higher awareness is accepting ‘what is’ but not in a passive or despondent sense. Instead, we wisely & lovingly respond to life’s challenges using our inner knowing.
FIND YOUR PASSION & PURPOSE USING HIGHER AWARENESS.
The state of higher awareness is hard to fully convey in words. In some spiritual circles it is also called ‘being present’ or ‘Presence’. This state is not based in logical thinking or reasoning. Perhaps that’s one reason why it’s rarely taught in our conventional education.
Higher awareness gives us a firm foundation for engaging in our life goals and our Ultimate Quest. That’s why it is so important!
So, will you choose to live your life authentically from this higher perspective?
PEOPLE WITH HIGHER AWARENESS MAY NOT FIT IN WITH SOCIETY.
There are some issues with living entirely in higher awareness. Living permanently in this state might seem too extreme. But the issue is not with ourselves. The issue is how society might perceive us! Remember, society rejects people who are not part of the herd mentality.
People who fully embrace higher awareness are not as reactive or impulsive. They might seem strange and disengaged from society. They often seem like a loving and wise guru. They might be judged as outsiders that are too introspective, meditative or philosophical. This means that wider society is often uncomfortable socialising with them. So they can be pushed out of mainstream society and become reclusive. This is why very high levels of higher awareness are hard to maintain.
MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES ENRICH MUNDANE MOMENTS.
Most daily functioning is mundane and only requires a low level of awareness. Therefore you don’t need to fully experience all life events from multiple perspectives. But, if you choose to do that, you can bring new life into mundane situations. Remember as a young child, how much joy simple things could bring you? This joy is again possible as an adult by tuning into higher awareness.
EXPLORE EVERY ANGLE OF IMPORTANT LIFE DECISIONS.
Mundane life events don’t necessarily require a higher awareness. However, the opposite is true when making important personal life choices! To make the best life decisions, we must comprehensively explore every perspective carefully. By utilising higher awareness we make the best life choices. Through higher awareness, our important decisions in life will be more accurate, balanced & fulfilling.
Higher awareness is critical when asking big life questions, such as:
What is my true passion & purpose?
What am I meant to do with my life?
What is my Ultimate Quest?’
ILLUSIONARY STATES DEMAND OUR ATTENTION.
Remember, higher awareness never demands our attention. Instead, it just constantly runs in the background. So, we must actively invite this higher awareness in! We must consciously & deliberately activate this state. Higher awareness is the opposite of the illusory or fantasy states. Illusory states strongly demand and hold our attention.
The hypnotic state of materialism most strongly demands our attention. We are constantly bombarded by it everywhere we look. The self-obsessed egoic state of a prima donna is also very addictive. These fantasy states feel incredibly real when we are deeply engrossed in them. But they are really just cleverly crafted illusions. In the end, objective truth and true reality is only available through higher awareness!
RECOGNISE & CHOOSE HIGHER AWARENESS.
Higher awareness is not as dramatic or alluring compared to the illusory states. Because of this, higher awareness is more difficult to recognise, access & maintain.
So how do we know we are in this present-moment awareness? The answer is that higher awareness deeply satisfies & feels ‘right’. This is because it’s our natural state of being. It feels comfortable, like we are at home.
ACHIEVE MORE BALANCE, COMPASSION & WISDOM.
Higher awareness might not seem as exciting as the illusory states, but we do feel content and at peace! There are no extreme highs & lows unless we choose to explore these. There are no major dramatic reactions or stories from our Ego mind. Higher awareness is more stable, neutral & balanced. It promotes a more loving, compassionate & wise way of life.
RELEASE YOUR EMOTIONS THROUGH HIGHER AWARENESS.
We have discussed how higher awareness helps us navigate the stage drama of our EXTERNAL life. In addition to this, higher awareness is also essential for navigating and processing our INTERNAL emotions. We can neutrally observe our inner emotional landscape, just like we did with the theatre stage.
In previous episodes we discussed the importance of processing our emotions in a healthy way. We process our emotions by briefly feeling them in a safe & loving environment. Higher awareness provides this safe, neutral environment for this process to occur. This allows us to effectively process even our most painful & deeply repressed emotions. The more awareness and loving kindness we allow into the process, the faster the emotion clears.
DIFFICULT EMOTIONS REQUIRE A SAFE HAVEN FOR PROCESSING.
It can feel quite threatening when processing painful suppressed emotions. So, it can be tempting to escape into some fantasy state. But remember, we can’t process our emotions from a state of false illusion. We can only face the truth of our emotions by facing reality. If you feel yourself escaping into fantasy, remember to proactively re-engage your higher awareness.
Start by processing milder emotions first, before tackling the most difficult ones. Trust that your neutral, higher perspective will keep you safe. Remember, you only need to experience the pure emotion very briefly. But emotions MUST be experienced & acknowledged, in order for them to release & fully clear!
EXPERIENCING A PURE EMOTION AVOIDS THE PAIN.
Higher awareness is the best state of mind to do emotional processing from. It gives us more direct access to our emotions. Our feelings are magnified and more clear.
Observing your emotions in great detail may seem scary. But the experience is actually less painful! This is because with higher awareness we can avoid the storyline & drama. It’s the associated narrative that causes the suffering, not the pure emotion itself. Higher awareness allows us to experience the pure emotion without this painful narrative. This is why the emotion can clear more quickly in this higher state of mind.
All emotions & feelings will quickly pass if we don't attach to them. The secret is not to ruminate or dwell on the associated story & drama. Instead, just feel the pure emotion & sensation through higher awareness.
EMOTIONS CLEAR FASTER WHEN WE ARE LOVING.
Our higher perspective will protect us! So, we don’t need to be fearful when processing our emotions. Fear just hinders the process. We can be courageous instead! We know that experiencing feelings & emotions can't really hurt us. If we just avoid getting attached to the narrative & turmoil, it will quickly pass. The more neutral and brave we are, the faster it passes! By being more loving and compassionate, we clear it even faster! Higher awareness helps us to be more open to any new learnings. We lovingly embrace any new wisdom & insights. Higher awareness helps us to achieve all this and more.
HIGHER AWARENESS IS A CORE PART OF BEING HUMAN.
Higher awareness is a state of calm & peace. So we might be reluctant to break this tranquility by exploring our difficult emotions. However, processing emotions is a core part of being human. It’s part of the human contract, so to speak! We cannot have inner peace without processing our emotions. Higher awareness is a powerful tool to quickly and painlessly do this important work.
BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF!
Remember, this podcast series was titled 'Finding your passion’. It was all about discovering your passion and what you are meant to do with your life!
By being fully present in higher awareness, we get the best insights & answers to guide us on this search!
Higher awareness also helps us to become the best version of ourselves. By being our true authentic loving self, we are more likely to achieve not just our passion, but also our life’s purpose.
UNLOCK INNATE ABILITIES THROUGH AWARENESS.
Higher awareness is our natural state of being. It therefore unlocks a range of other talents & innate abilities. It also engages our inner power. We become more heart centered. It connects us to our intuitive insights & inner knowing. Finally, higher awareness allows us to just ‘be’.
By utilising higher awareness, we can better navigate our life quest, or even tackle our Ultimate Quest!
SUMMARY OF EPISODE #11:
Let’s summarise what we discussed in episode #11 which was titled “How to utilise a higher awareness”. Higher awareness is the key to living a life of passion and achieving our Ultimate Quest.
Remember, higher awareness is our natural state of being. It is our true home! But we must consciously choose to access & maintain higher awareness.
It’s important to use higher awareness when solving personal issues. Also use higher awareness for the big questions in life, such as “What am I meant to do with my life?”.
Higher awareness is more stable, neutral & balanced. Higher awareness does not demand our attention. So we must consciously choose to activate this state.
Higher awareness promotes a wise & loving way of life. It also provides a safe environment for us to process difficult & repressed emotions. There it’s easier to experience just the pure emotion, without the painful narrative.
By being fully present in higher awareness, we get the best insights & answers to life’s challenges! First, we discover our passion. Then we find deep fulfillment in living our life purpose. From higher awareness we can better navigate our life quest, or even tackle our Ultimate Quest!
This almost brings us to the end of the 'Finding your passion’ series. The next episode #12 is an overview of everything we covered in this 'Finding your passion’ series. This will help you integrate all the different concepts we have introduced. Hope to see you in episode #12!