HJ: Wakefulness is a quality that everyone on the path of spiritual awakening develops at some point and the degree to which we can maintain it is a major factor in how fast our awareness grows. In a sense it is related to discipline, but more than that, it is a perspective we hold about ourselves and the world around us. The more experience and knowledge we have, the easier it is to maintain wakeful consciousness and cultivate it as our ‘default’ state of awareness. Like anything on the spiritual path, there are infinite degrees of wakefulness. For example, I cannot even identify with where I was only a year or two ago compared to the level of wakefulness I experience now, yet where I was at that time was definitely in a wakeful state. It is an infinitely rewarding and never ending journey and one that will constantly propel your spiritual evolution onwards and upwards.
A Clear and Wakeful Consciousness Transports us into the New Time
By DL Zeta | Celestial Vision
One of the most important skills we can cultivate in the new time is wakefulness. It is an awake consciousness that allows us to choose the realities we experience. When we are aware of the blessings and potentials in our life, we are able to attract the love, resources and knowledge to fulfill our spiritual visions. Wakefulness also gives us powers of perception to “see through" thought viruses that seek to enslave us and drain our energy.
Wakefulness is Essential to our Quality of Life
We have a good idea what physical wakefulness is. Anyone who has ever driven a car on a seemingly endless stretch of highway late at night knows the value of wakefulness. You slap your face, roll down the windows and play loud music to keep yourself from nodding off. Physical wakefulness is intricately woven with our survival in many situations. But spiritual wakefulness is just as important to our spiritual growth and evolution. Wakefulness in all forms is essential to our fulfillment and quality of life.
Our daily dance with spiritual wakefulness may seem less dramatic than a late-night drive but it is nevertheless vital to our goal and purpose here on planet earth. Any point where our consciousness dims and lapses to low awareness makes us more susceptible to thought viruses that drain our energy and divert our attention down meaningless side roads.
Wakefulness Allows our Soul to Participate in our Life
So how do we know if we are sleeping while awake? When we are sleeping through our life, our eyes may be open; we may be walking around and talking. We can seem awake even when we are asleep, but we aren’t truly awake when we move through life according to habits and patterns or the desires of others. This sleepiness makes it difficult for our conscious mind to engage with our soul and higher self. When we exist in life without the input and help of this other dimension of ourselves, we move through life zombie-like, empty-eyed, susceptible to outside pressures and influences. A sleeping consciousness is easy prey for thought viruses. When a person falls prey to thought viruses, real freedom becomes nearly impossible.
We are Enslaved when we Become Lost in the ‘Game’ of Life
There are different levels of sleeping while awake. The heavier we sleep the more chaos unravels in our life. When we sleep while awake we become lost in the “game" of life. When we are lost in physical reality, we become so absorbed we start to believe that what we see is all there is. When we become lost in the game of life, we become enslaved by the game.
Cultivating a Wakeful Awareness
No one has to be enslaved by physical reality. The alternative to living at the mercy of thought viruses is to remain awake and cultivate awareness within each moment.
The first step toward wakefulness is to begin observing ourselves. This is not the same as judging ourselves. Observing is about paying attention to what we do and say. When we become a detective of our own life, we interpret the symbols of our waking dream. We pay attention to the things we say and consider the subtext of our own words. For example, if you hear yourself often saying that you are tired, consider what you are really tired of. As we pay close attention to our thoughts, words and actions, we shine a light on parts of our lives that have flown under the radar of our conscious awareness.
Remembering to Detach from Physical Reality
When we are awake in our life, we hold the power to step back from what is happening and see it through the eyes of our higher self. When we remember to detach, step back and ask questions about the world around us, we receive answers.
When you are aware, you remember to ask questions such as “Who am I?" and “Why am I here?" When we’re awake, we remember to become still inside ourselves and pay attention to the whispers of our inner voice. When we’re awake, we listen to the voice of our soul which helps us act impeccably within the moment so we’re always at the right place at the right time. Consciousness that is clear and awake is not accessible to a thought virus.
The person who is enslaved by physical reality doesn’t feel they have the luxury of stepping back from the events of their life and listening to the voice of their soul. Those who sleep the deepest don’t even recognize this as an option. That is because when we become lost in the game of life, we become enslaved by the game. The more we are obsessed by the game, the more enslaved we become. Drugs and other addictions compound the level of enslavement.
When our higher self plays an active role in our lives, we receive guidance that allows us to participate in life without being lost in physical reality. The ability to choose how you respond to a situation is the signature of a free mind and spirit.
Facing Uncomfortable and Fearful Scenarios
Wakefulness and the willingness and courage to face the realities in our life go hand in hand. Sleepfulness begins to kick in when we want to block our perception of something that makes us feel uncomfortable or fearful. Lack of awareness almost always sets in when a person does not want to face reality. When we seek to block our perception of something, we lower our awareness. Fear and anger are two major blocks to awareness, and they leave our energy field vulnerable to thought viruses, which are always trying to lull us to sleepfulness.
Intuitive Awareness and Clear Perception are Signposts of the New Time
Consciousness that is clear and awake is not accessible to a thought virus. Awareness is a clear perception of our surrounding reality. Awareness helps us receive intuitive awareness from our subconscious. Intuitive awareness is the purview of a unified conscious mind and spirit. Awareness allows us to recognize when outer influences such as thought viruses are driving our actions. It is a clear awareness that allows us to see a thought virus for what it is and remove its barb from our energy field.
As we move further into the new time, thought viruses will increasingly fall by the wayside as more people enter a state of clear wakefulness. Each day, each moment, we can ask ourselves “Am I sleeping or am I awake?" Over time, we become adept at recognizing when our consciousness is becoming sleepy. At such times, we can reaffirm our commitment to wakefulness. Each time we choose wakefulness over sleepiness, we step further into the crystal clear light of clarity and freedom.