If I were, in one word, asked to give a reason why some in life seem to walk the extraordinary or transcendent road while others remain enslaved to the dictates of natural forces I would answer –‘consciousness’.
Consciousness is the state of being aware of what is going on around you. Consciousness is therefore awareness.
In the beginning, man was created a living being; with a body outside to contact the natural material world, and with a spirit inside to be in touch with the spirit world of God. With his soul, man would be conscious of either of these worlds to the degree he wills. The human soul, therefore, is the seat of consciousness or awareness.
Taking this a step further, your consciousness is what dictates reality to you. There’s nothing real but what you are conscious of .Whatever you are unconscious or unaware of is unreal to you.
Now, it is with the different faculties of our being – physical or spiritual – that we are given or develop our consciousness .We may will to be led by our spirit instinct, which is bound to develop in us a higher state of consciousness, or be ruled by the physical faculties, which are bound to the natural and physical elements and therefore bound to limit our consciousness or awareness to what is natural only.
You now do realize how important it is for you to understand this; don’t you?
You see, to the blind man, the world of light is unreal. The world of sounds is unreal to the deaf man but aren’t both of these worlds very real to you? Aren’t they your experiences every waking moment? They are! And this is not because they are a creation of your own utopia, but rather because you are advantaged with faculties over the blind or the deaf. And, it is with those faculties of sight and sound you posses that you are aware or conscious of these respective worlds.
Have you yet realized that God seems to be more of a reality to some people than to you? Haven’t you admired the lives and experiences some have had and wished you would as well have them. Be honest. Probably in your quest to experience the higher life of God you have come to the conclusion that it was never meant for you? That you were born a loser! Can I be honest with you, you were never born to lose but to walk with God and be victorious in every situation!
Do I know what I am talking about? I certainly do! This is my life’s story; I walk with God in a real way. He speaks, and I hear. I see visions of him .The spirit world is not, to me, something I merely hear or read about but it is my experience. And, I know what it is to derive my hope, yes, and my very livelihood, from the infinite world of the spirit –Gods world.
So what does it take to experience this higher life? Well, incline your soul – the seat of your consciousness – to what is infinite, to what is God like. When you do this, you will develop a higher state of consciousness. And, this will channel you to that higher reality.
Your soul comprises of your mind, will and emotions. These faculties of the soul must be attuned to what is infinite or what transcends the finite realm of the physical for them to be transformed thereby. When your soul is constantly attuned with words or thoughts from above, it will take on that higher form, and in turn, awaken you to those higher realities of life beyond the grasp of the natural senses.
To one man, there is the lord Jesus Christ, angels and spiritual forces in his world .To another man, however, his world is void of God or anything that transcends himself .He is alone in his world, and his expectations cannot transcend his physical abilities and resources. His life starts and ends with himself. What is the difference between these two men? ” Their consciousness!”
The reality one experiences is determined by what he or she wills to be conscious of – physical or spiritual, finite or infinite. If you choose the finite, your life will be bound to the elements or realities of the physical world. However, if you choose the infinite, your world will be a manifestation of the infinite, of the higher realities of God.