There are three windows that we must find on the journey; three apertures that allow light and energy in and out. We need to find and use the 3 keys that unlock them.
Unlocking the Temple of the Three Windows
Our consciousness is like a temple. There are three special windows of awareness that bring about positive change. This is an analogy to help you remember the important process that can propel our spiritual growth.
Some think these three windows are contradictory elements. But reason and intuition are not opposites. They are complementary tools of consciousness. Opening both will bring about positive changes in the bandwidth of our awareness.
By unlocking the three windows you create a positive chain reaction that propels our spiritual growth. Expanding awareness gives us the ability to use greater bandwidth of our minds. When our awareness expands, this means we increase our mental capabilities on several levels.
When we increase the bandwidth of reasoning and commons sense, we open a connection to our intuitive powers. In turn, this increases our self-awareness. And this makes the way for the Observer of our consciousness to the forefront. This makes us more in touch with the person we are talking to inside our heads.
Opening these windows in the right order is the key. We can’t emphasize the point enough. The three windows are locked but the 3 keys are easy to find but you must do it in the right order. It starts with reasoning. This expands our awareness to open up our intuition. When both reasoning and intuition are working together the real you, the Observer, can show up.
You don’t have to go anywhere to find them. We locate them within our mind. That’s right. You need not join a religion to find them. We do not find them in any ancient sacred texts. These windows are your consciousness.
The 3 Keys to Expanding Awareness
The temple of the three windows is an analogy or word picture to help you remember these three elements of consciousness. Unlocking the windows in the right order is most important. Don’t skip steps. Otherwise, you will not achieve the result you desire.
Think of this as a process, like baking a cake. You need to follow the recipe. You need to add the right ingredients, in the right order. Then cook at the right temperature for the right amount of time. If you follow the recipe you get something delicious. If not, you get a mess.
The first of the 3 keys is the window of reasoning. This begins the expansion process by brining your analytical capabilities on line. This enables common sense and the wisdom to shine in your awareness. Common sense and logical reasoning will help you uncover your own internal deceptions. It also enables you to shine your light outward at the right time to the right audience.
Reasoning is one of the basic tools of consciousness. The key here is the study of critical thinking skills. These are the tools every spiritual explorer needs. Logical reasoning along with the toolkits for spotting logical fallacy and the logical axioms. Together they will help you determine fact from fiction, theory from mythology.
Using this tool makes unlocking the next window possible. Strange as it may seem but logic and intuition are not opposites. They are complementary tools which work together.
The second is the window of holy intuition. This is the ability to discern the hidden with the heart and to guard this truth against those that would condemn it. The window is the window of unrelenting love.
Intuition is the ability to gain knowledge without proof, evidence. It the receiving of an answer without conscious reasoning. Intuition enables us insight without understanding how knowledge is gained. Different writers give the word intuition different meanings from mystical insight to unconscious pattern-recognition.
The word intuition is often misused or mistranslated as instinct, truth, and belief. However, the word intuition comes from the Latin verb intueri which means to contemplate. And, so intuition and reason seem to be two different roads? But, perhaps just different paths to the same conclusion?
You need to cultivate intuition to encourage its growth. To do this you need to cultivate your intention. Your mind is like a garden. To get the flowers you want, you must tend the soil. Then plant the right seeds, water and weed. Follow the link to get more details on how to do this.
After unlocking the first and second windows, the next one can then open. When you open the first two windows you are expanding awareness which allows the real you to come forward.
The last window is that of the Observer. This is the window that allows you to “See” without the encumbrances of personality and instinct. This is the window of the See and Shaman. There are a number of different ways to reveal the real you; the person you are talking to inside your head. This is the “person” who “Sees” all of your experience but is silent and unjudgemental. Some traditions call this the Soul or Spirit. We forget the Observer is the one looking out through the temple of the three windows.
The experience of the Observer is the natural outgrowth of consciousness. When one meditates, reaching pure consciousness, then this window of awareness opens naturally. You can reach this state using Japa Meditation or the commercial version of the technique known worldwide as Transcendental Meditation. We teach Japa is part of the progression in our blended learning process. This helps you to become grounded and present.
Use the analogy of the temple of the three windows to remember the correct process for expanding awareness. Unlocking the windows in the proper order is the key.
Reasoning is first. Intuition second and then the window to the Observer. Don’t rush past the first two trying to reach the Eureka experience without the proper grounding in both Reasoning and Intuition.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s Book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia