Evolution of Consciousness
Our brain is programmed with fight or flight response to help us survive in the physical world, but this also produces all kinds of stress and negative emotions because there is fear in consciousness. When we use judgment based on fear, we can justify doing harm because we feel defensive or aggressive towards one another, and this seems logical from our survival instinct. Thus, we’re able to commit all sorts of hurtful things and we rationalize them. Fear and judgment also produce a sense of dissatisfaction within us; hence, there is this feeling that we lack something, even when we have all the things we want. Hence, most of us always look outside of ourselves to feel good, and we rely on conditional happiness, but the problem is things don’t always go our way; therefore, we always end up feeling discontent with life.
Fortunately, there is good news because consciousness does evolve. We don’t have to stay in dissatisfaction, but we can teach fear to expand its perception and allow ourselves to experience unconditional happiness from within. This is where meditation comes in. We teach ourselves to relax when fear arises within us. Instead of staying in the lower vibrations, we train ourselves to be a neutral observer and non-judgmental of the unhappy feeling; hence, we don’t get caught up in it and feel at ease. When we acknowledge fear and love it unconditionally (have acceptance), the trembling energy begins to stabilize (it relaxes); therefore, we no longer feel stressed and out of control, but enter into inner peace. This is where we access our higher awareness (see the big picture) and gain clarity, wisdom, and insight into our unhappiness. When that happens, there’s a greater understanding that enhances our intelligence and the negative feelings also are being healed; therefore, they transmute into emotional balance. The more each one of us practices this, the more one feels true happiness from within. We no longer fall into negative patterns and naturally rise into our higher vibrations. It’s as if our mind is a buoy. When we feel stressed, the aggravating emotions hold us down from rising up to the surface (the feeling of pure joy). As we begin to unshackle ourselves from each stress, judgment, blame and limiting belief; our consciousness starts to rise up like a buoy because it feels lighter and happier. The more we feel at peace and mend our unhappiness on the inside, the sooner we float up to our natural state and simply find ourselves in unconditional happiness.