Cause and Effect - What Influences our Choices?
A Journey into our Consciousness
Written by Wayne Bilyk.
Think back to the last time you had to make a major decision. It probably wasn't a lot of fun. You probably felt being pulled in many directions and being uncertain which thought and decision would lead you to your desired results. I believe this happens more often than we think and if we paid more attention to the process, life would clearly run much smoother than we ever believed it could. Although many in this world prefer others to make the decisions for them, when we are an active participant in the creative process, I believe we can live easier with the consequences of those aspects of our lives.
Let's start with a general discussion of consciousness and the types that influence us the most. Merriam-Webster's defines consciousness as:
- The quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself.
- The state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact.
- AWARENESS; especially: concern for some social or political cause.
- The state of being characterized by sensation, emotion, volition, and thought : MIND.
- The totality of conscious states of an individual.
- The upper level of mental life of which the person is aware as contrasted with unconscious processes.
Although much of the beginnings of consciousness was created from many sources it would appear to be the mind that has the most say over what is allowed in various aspects of our consciousness. Although much of this has an inner beingness there are many external influences to this. We are like a radio receiver dialing in to the many radio waves (consciousness) streaming through our universe. There are many of these consciousnesses trying to get our attention hoping to move from esoteric thought to grey matter within our mind.
There are 3 main types of consciousness: Universal, Group and Individual.
Imagine a world of long ago before any men or women inhabited the earth. The only consciousness present would have been a universal consciousness, sometimes called God or Christ consciousness. This was a very harmonious, positive awareness which wanted the best for everyone. In time human beings were created which were strongly influenced by universal thinking. This was the beginnings of individual consciousness. Evolution and new experiences created more individuality. Because of the influence of the universe people thought basically alike although more and more differences arose. This brought about the creation of group consciousnesss. As more and more time passed and conflict arose there grew to be a great difference between the group consciousness and the individuals and the universal consciousness became little more than a whisper to the majority.
The important point to make is that we live in a cause and effect world. The key is that there are many consciousnesses trying to help us make our decisions, most of which are outside of our awareness. Have you ever wondered why you decided to do something so out of character? You were probably being influenced by a 'secret' force wanting you to make a decision that was in keeping with its consciousness. Although the chart only illustrates three such forces there are probably many more. There is also more aspects of each consciousness. Again not limited to these but perhaps the major ones are spirituality, energetic and humanity. In addition to this, your experiences from the past, present and future form yet more consciousnesses. I have just illustrated 27 consciousnesses that come into play anytime we wish to make a decision. Kind of makes the parental influence seem trivial by comparison. Look for more details in future articles.
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