3 Quick Tips to upgrade your Consciousness | HEALTH
The world is changing and doing so in quite dramatic fashion. Things are not the same as they used to be. We are evolving as human beings and beginning to understand that there is much more to us and being human than we previously thought. In the past two decades we’ve learned that we not only have a physical body, but also a mental body, an emotional body, and a spiritual body. We’ve learned that, in order to be truly happy, one has to honor each of these bodies by paying attention to them and working on and within them. The result of acknowledging that you have these different bodies and natural conclusion to working with each of them is the cultivation of inner peace within you.
Some people mistake happiness as the end goal when the reality is that happiness is merely one tributary of the river of peace. To be truly happy, one has to have the cultivation of inner peace ranking higher in importance than the pursuit of happiness as a goal.
Since the cultivation of inner peace is a lifelong goal and most people are incessantly busy then we have to create shortcuts to access these various bodies within your consciousness. A good short cut can upgrade your consciousness and help you to make permanent, positive changes that enhance your lifestyle.
Here are 3 Quick Tips to Upgrade Your Consciousness
TIP 1: RAPID BELLY BREATHING – Traditionally, this is a Vedic Science adopted by the Yogis around 5,000 years ago. There are various techniques ranging in duration and intensity from hours on end designed to go deep into your consciousness to a mere sixty seconds designed to bring you back to the present moment. What I am suggesting is five quick minutes done whenever you feel anxiety, depression, compulsion, anger, or any other unwanted emotion. This exercise is very simple: sit in a meditative posture, preferably alone for five minutes, and breathe in and out rapidly through your nose and into your stomach. You do not need to breathe deeply into your stomach. Doing so is healthy and beneficial,
but that’s for another exercise. For now, you are attempting to pull the breath down into your pelvis, towards your perineum. Doing this rapid breathing exercise for five short minutes will fully center you, completely eliminate any and all feelings of anxiety and depression, and bring you back into the present moment. Do this exercise whenever you feel any negative emotion and you will be well on your path to creating the feeling of consistent inner peace.
TIP 2: COULD I LET THIS GO? – A startling revelation for many is the realization that the ego enjoys rehashing problems. In fact, the ego thrives on rehashing problems and issues. Why? It’s because the act of rehashing issues over and over again ensures its survival. This is also why some people can go to the same therapist for decades on end and still need that therapist’s support. Instead of authentic deep work and integration, the ego has adopted the therapy as part of its identity. Rather, what if all it took was the consistent letting go of issues to be permanently done with them? What if trying to intellectually understand the issue was actually perpetuating its existence? In one of the most bizarre twists in the history of human evolution it turns out that we can begin to heal ourselves at the deepest level when we cease the need to understand the issue. Instead, ask yourself this question: could I allow this issue to come up to the surface to be here with me as best I can? After a minute ask yourself another question: could I let this go? Finally, ask yourself, would I be willing to let this go? Five minutes of doing this could very well yield the same results as five years of the old methods of traditional therapy. When you allow your issue to be with you unconditionally you may actually encounter the suppressed emotional charge behind it. If you are able to fully surrender to it when it surfaces then it will move through you, yielding a permanent integration. Doing this whenever you feel uncomfortable emotions will give you a permanent upgrade in your consciousness.
TIP 3: STORY MONITOR – Have you ever paid attention to the sheer number of stories your mind creates throughout the day? If you pay attention, which means being conscious of your thoughts, you will come to recognize that your mind is incessantly creating and attaching stories to the various people and scenarios that you encounter throughout your day. None of these stories has any basis in reality as they are all based upon the suppressed emotional charges and subconscious emotional patterning from your past. What would happen if you could begin to drop each of these stories as you become aware of them? What if, each time you caught yourself in the middle of one of these self created stories about the person standing next to you, you were able to simply let it fall away? As it turns out, if you can do this, you will feel much more peaceful. Additionally, your interactions with the people around you will be much more productive and positive. Try it for just one day, try becoming aware of and dropping the stories as they come up. See if you can actually catch yourself in the process of creating stories and simply let them fall away. If you can do it for one day, then go for three. Then, go for a whole week. Doing this is an easy, accessible way to upgrade your consciousness. The results will be less energy expended in negative worrying about other people, places, and things, and more energy available for you to continue creating what you want.
The joy of doing these quick, easy exercises is to access and bring back the magic in your life. Life was meant to be full of magic and fun and too often we wind up in the realm of the ego: where dwell seriousness, stress, anxiety, depression, and frustration. With as little as five minutes here, five minutes there, your life will begin to take on that magical quality so that you can enjoy yourself and your lifestyle without feeling like an emotional hostage any longer. You will be on the road to authentic inner peace and emotional freedom.