You've likely heard the claim that we tend to use only a fraction of our brains. This hints at a huge amount of untapped power. And If you're stuck in a low level of consciousness, you're probably struggling to manifest the things you want in life.
But is it really possible to reach a higher level of consciousness? And if it is, what do you need to do in order to get there and manifest your dreams?
We'll begin by offering an introduction to the Law of Attraction's relationship with consciousness.
Next, we'll help you understand what reaching your highest consciousness actually involves, how to show love to others and how to move away from low consciousness.
As you'll see, you can use this heightened level of consciousness to truly master the Law of Attraction. We'll guide you through what you need to know to enhance your manifestation power, deepening your understanding of your surroundings and yourself.
We'll start by looking at the key connection between consciousness and the Law of Attraction.
Essentially, the more you open your mind and expand your awareness, the better you are at manifesting the things you want. There are a few distinct reasons for this.
Firstly, good manifestation work requires a certain humbleness – knowing what you don't know. Those who are close-minded struggle to accept that the Law of Attraction could work, while those with more openness trust their intuition and are cognizant of the limits of everyday perception.
Secondly, the higher your conscious state, the better you know yourself and the more capable of growth you become.
Barriers to manifestation often include low self-esteem, limiting beliefs, and old difficulties that haven't been acknowledged or processed.
By working to expand your consciousness, you also improve your self-reflective capacities and the power you have over your own thoughts. In other words, you're better at exerting control over your vibrational frequency.
Now that you have an idea of why consciousness matters for effective Law of Attraction work, we can refine our understanding of consciousness.
So that the idea of heightened consciousness makes sense, we'll talk about the three main states of consciousness – conscious, preconscious, and unconscious.
These terms originate in the psychoanalytic work of Freud, but they're also helpful terms when exploring modern thinking about psychology.
Picture an iceberg – the part that sits above the water's surface is your conscious awareness.
Just below the surface, you can find the preconscious mind.
Then, deeper still, you encounter the unconscious mind. All of these parts of you have important roles to play, and all of them influence your ability to manifest abundance.
The first state of consciousness is the purely conscious level – the bit of the iceberg that sits above the sea.
This part of the mind is what you're used to interacting with as you go about your day.
It contains all the information you acquire about yourself, people around you, and your environment.
This part of your mind uses reason to delicate between different options, sorts through sensory input, and is constantly accessible.
The preconscious mind, recall, is the part just below the surface of the sea.
In order words, just below the level of your awareness.
What sits in this part of your consciousness are the things that you could attend to if you wanted.
This is where memories lie, as well as data that your mind decides is extraneous.
For example, right now, what is in your peripheral vision is in your preconscious mind. You can access it now you've been prompted.
Finally, the unconscious part of your mind contains things that are much further below everyday awareness.
For example, your unconscious host's old memories that may have been repressed or simply discarded, as well as needs and desires that you don't consciously reflect on.
Some of these things may be uncomfortable, conflicting, or otherwise challenging.
However, what's in your unconscious mind still influences your behavior and your feelings.
So, exercises that help us access the unconscious can be extremely illuminating.
Higher consciousness is something that stands apart from the conscious, preconscious, and unconscious aspects of your mind. This type of consciousness goes beyond our ordinary thinking.
You can think of it as a kind of “ultimate consciousness”. The sort of heightened consciousness our higher self would have.
When you develop this kind of consciousness, your knowledge of yourself and the universe makes you a master manifestor, capable of drawing everything you want towards you.
This deepest and most profound form of awareness is achievable for all of us, but it requires us to deliberately and work on shifting our consciousness over time.
Unfortunately, for most of us, the default is a lower form of consciousness that keeps us stuck and stops us from flourishing into our fully evolved selves.
With this in mind, let's move on to look at what keeps us in low consciousness and how we can overcome these common barriers. Through this lens, we can then explore how to actively attain and maintain higher awareness.
Modern society promotes a very individualistic way of thinking. In other words, we're printed to think of ourselves as entirely separate from everyone else and everything else.
We think we are alone, unconnected from what is around us.
This keeps us trapped in low consciousness because higher consciousness first requires an acknowledgment of our interconnectedness.
Setting unhelpful boundaries and imposing limitations are two of the most destructive habits we have, trapping us in low consciousness as long as we keep up those habits.
Let's look at both, and at how to start thinking differently.
There are some boundaries that are entirely healthy. For example, when you decide what kind of relationships you're willing to have, you're setting healthy boundaries.
More specifically, when you don't pick up the phone to hear a friend's negative rant at 3 am, you set a boundary to preserve your well-being.
However, there are other sorts of boundaries that keep us trapped in low consciousness. These refer to boundaries in thinking for the most part.
In particular, when we're in low consciousness we think we begin and end with our bodies (or, perhaps, with our bodies and souls).
In contrast, when we make the shift to high consciousness, we're aware that everything in the universe is made of the same universe.
It's no longer clear where we end and other people, the sky, and the earth begin. For example, consider water as a metaphor. When a drop of water rains down from the sky and adds to a river, we can't identify it once it joins that river.
To be in higher consciousness, we need to realize that universal energy is like this. In other words, it's impossible for us to be separate from other energy in the universe.
When we internalize this, we feel differently about ourselves. We no longer feel alone or isolated, and we also come into our own power.
Our knowledge of ourselves as part of a wider collection of energy makes it easier to see how we can exert influence over other parts of the universe.
The idea of manifestation suddenly seems easier and more straightforward, as the things we want to attract are already part of ourselves in an important sense. Now, let’s consider the limitations we impose on our minds, and look at how to stop limiting beliefs.
People say “Nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it”, but many struggles to really accept this. All of us have limiting beliefs that suggest we are not able to get the things we want or be the kind of people to want to be.
We get stuck in lower consciousness when we entertain these negative beliefs and allow them to box us in. We don't try to achieve all we could, and we live our lives in a narrow way.
Once you realize and embrace the idea that everything and everyone is made of the same energy, it's easier to see how our minds are limitless.
After all, your mind is made of the same thing as the mind of the person you most admire, and the parts of nature you find most beautiful. The key to staying in this mindset is to call out your limiting beliefs when they come into your mind. Expose them, and challenge them with positivity.
Of course, you might still be skeptical about whether you can make this move from lower to higher consciousness. One of the most important things to keep in mind here is that no one is suggesting you become anything other than who and what you are.
Instead, the suggestion is that you can wake up to your full potential.
In other words, you can wake up to who you really are, and to the abilities that have been dormant until now.
Let's look at some easy ways you can start to elevate your consciousness today, and how you can make a longer-term life goal of elevating your consciousness.
If you're looking for quick and easy ways to raise your consciousness, the good news is that there are plenty of little changes that make an impact.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
A longer commitment to attaining and maintaining higher consciousness amounts to a commitment to self-realization.
To become steadily more self-aware about your thoughts, your actions, and your needs. You should keep a daily journal in which you're completely honest about what you experienced and thought.
In addition, as noted above, a commitment to meditation helps to keep you connected to your body and to what you're feeling moment by moment. Together, these two habits need only take 30 minutes per day – an entirely sustainable change to your life.
Of course, this kind of self-realization requires engaging with challenges in the early days.
You will have old, outdated ideas about who you are and who you should be.
Reaching higher consciousness requires examining those old ideas and replacing them with ones that are accurate.
Often, this means looking at where your self-conception came from.
This can be painful, especially when it requires going back to early childhood relationships and first loves. However, the upshot is that you emerge a more self-aware, empowered person who is no longer scared to engage with their full potential.
And, crucially, this version of yourself will be better than ever before at manifesting their dreams.
You now have a clearer understanding of why meditation can be so important to your personal development and your manifestation potential.
Meditation is unparalleled when it comes to improving your connection with the world around you and helping you to tune into your authentic self.
If you're not sure how to meditate or you find it difficult, don't worry – read our beginner's guide. Once you have the basics down, you can focus on meditation exercises that are specifically designed to connect with your higher self.
Using guided meditation is especially helpful here, as it can lead you down through the layers of your conscious awareness so that you can learn how to access the deepest parts of yourself.