It is said that our human consciousness is like an iceberg. Only a small part of it is above the surface, but the majority of it is underneath the water.
So we have our “conscious” and our “unconscious”, or “sub-conscious” which is much bigger. In other words, there’s a lot of stuff inside of us that we are not necessarily aware of or in tune with. As a matter of fact, there are things inside of us that we wouldn’t even know if we were to come across them. How much of an iceberg can you see above the water? 10% ? That leaves an awful lot that we cannot see, or in the case of consciousness, that we do not know about or even relate to.
Most people equate “consciousness” with being awake, as opposed to being asleep. But consciousness has many different levels. When we are awake but the mind is not where the body is, that is a low level of consciousness. When we are awake and the mind is where the body is, this is a higher level of consciousness. So the more often we are “present” the higher the level of consciousness we can have.
Now, this is where it gets tricky. This is something that is a personal observation that I have written about in a blog once, but plan on writing and speaking more about it.
In the spiritual circles we are told repeatedly that “Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world.” If this statement is true, then can you not see your sub-conscious mind all around you?
This is why things happen in our lives and we cannot understand how we created them. It is because we do not know these things on an inner level. So when we see them on the “big screen” of our lives, we have no association with them.
Using this idea, the sub-conscious mind is no longer a mystery. No longer can we say we cannot see it. Our lives are reflections of it, so all we have to do is open our eyes.
Opening our eyes requires being in Presence. Being Present in the moment. Awareness.
You are AWARENESS. So time spent in meditation and correcting yourself during the day is all about becoming more aware, and more often. Our awareness grows bigger and stronger and we see and hear more and more both from inside ourselves, and also from outside of ourselves.
The iceberg emerges from the water 🙂