What is our consciousness? How does it affect us? Do we have any power over it?

The conventional definition of the three levels of consciousness seems limited: conscious, subconscious and unconscious.

The concept of consciousness I'd like to present to you is based Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: physiological, safety, belonging and love, esteem, self-actualization and self-transcendence.

Ok, great. But what can make these ideas practical and physical?

Time for a little exercise. Foundations of any system should be universally strong to support the entire structure, so wouldn't it be ideal to have a strong foundation in all levels of consciousness? Let's answer this question for each level of needs: What would it take for you to feel fully supported?

To help realize and track your answers, it will be helpful to copy and paste these into the comments and post your answer below. So, what would make you full supported...

In safety?

In love and belonging?

In your own esteem?

In your self-actualization?

In your self-transcendence journey?

Answer each individually, taking a few breaths to write each down.

In fact, you can even email your answers to me — it’s a safe place, and I read each email personally.

Now you know what it will take for you to support yourself the way you need it. Not the way your mother or hubby or children need it, but the way your soul is deeply calling out for you to grow and love it.

What are you going to do about this information?

My saying is, "Information without action is like green juice with vodka in it." It's a great party, but it's pretty useless.

So what's it going to take for you to put yourself first? At the end of the day, you are all you have. You are your own source of unconditional love — you never leave, you are always there no matter what, you support and love yourself unconditionally no matter what you do (it's there even if you deny it). Why dont you repay the favor and be there for yourself in return?

Consider it paying it forward.

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