There are 3 important keys that expand our awareness. Unlocking them in the right order is the key. Are you ready?
The Three Windows of Awareness
Our consciousness is like a temple. There are three special portals of perception that bring about positive change, reason, intuition and observational awareness.
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. Opening our awareness allows the true observer or our experience to reveal itself.
By unlocking these three windows, you create a positive chain reaction. This chain reaction propels our mental and spiritual growth. Opening them expands the bandwidth of our awareness and our heart. When our awareness expands, this means we increase our mental capabilities on several levels.
When we increase the bandwidth of reasoning and common sense, we open a connection to our intuitive powers. This increases our self-awareness. This enables the Observer of our consciousness to the forefront. The Observer is the awareness we are talking to inside our heads, it’s the real you.
Opening these windows in the right order is the key. We can’t emphasize the point enough. By default, these three windows are locked for most people. They get locked by the programming we receive from the cultural narrative.
The 3 keys to open these windows are available to everyone. However, we just need to unlock and open them in the right order. The first key opeing the analytical mind through reasoning. You unlock the capabilities of reasoning by studying basic logic. Learn how arguments are used and misued to sell us everything from toothpaste to ideologies. Enhancing your basic reasoning skills will open the power of the analytical mind. Once we unlock and open the power of the analytical mind, we are ready to unlock the second window.
Intuition is the second window. Once we have a foundation of common sense, our intuitive mind makes more sense. When both reasoning and intuition are working together, the third window of awareness opens then Observer can show up.
You don’t have to go anywhere to find them. We locate them within our minds. 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.
Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself.
The 3 Keys That Expand Awareness
Think of these three windows as an analogy to help you remember these three elements of consciousness. Unlocking the windows of awareness in the right order is critical. 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 bringing 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 internal deceptions. It also enables you to shine your light outward at the right time to the right audience.
Analytical 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 that work together.
The second of these windows of awareness is our 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. It ranges 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.
Revealing The Observer
The last of the 3 keys is opening the window of the Observer. This is the portal that allows you to “see” without the encumbrances of personality and instinct. Some say this is the most profound of the windows of awareness. This is the window of the Seer and Shaman. There are several 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 windows of our awareness.
The experience of the Observer is the natural outgrowth of consciousness. When one meditates, reaching pure consciousness, then this window of awareness opens. You can reach this state using Japa Meditation. Or, you can use 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 three windows to remember the correct process for expanding awareness. Unlocking the windows in the proper order is the key.
Analytical 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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