The Conscious Gateway
Self-actualization occurs when spiritual light is consciously introduced into the energy channels of the subtle nervous system through meditation and is then directed to rise in a disciplined manner through the chakras, starting with the base chakra at the bottom of the spine system and culminating in the chakra above the top of the head. When all of the seven chakras are opened, synchronized, and vibrating at their highest optimal level, they form a conscious gateway to the realms of the soul and spirit that is sealed off from our awareness until the gateway is created. That gateway is of supreme importance in our evolution. Fully opened, it is the vehicle for developing a strong soul connection and moving beyond the gulf of confusion that plagues most people. It is the channel of self-actualization. The spiritual light that flows up the gateway to our spirit, there to be answered by an even greater stream of spiritual energy flowing down from the spirit to our conscious mind, completes that higher connection. The great mystery of who we really are cannot be revealed until we make that connection.
It is important to stress that making that higher connection is a two-fold process. We must direct energy through the gateway to our spirit. Our spirit must then answer by sending Divine energy back down to us. This is the cycle of self-actualization. Our spirit may not answer right away. The reason for this potential delay is that the spirit will not respond until it is sure that we are ready to be embraced by a higher degree of unconditional love than we have heretofore experienced and accept our unity with life. In its wisdom, the spirit monitors our state of readiness and protects us from receiving too much power too soon. It responds to our call for unity when we are ready to know who we really are and undertake the journey to self-actualization.
When that higher connection does occur and our conscious mind is united with our soul and spirit, we become whole in ways we have never been whole before. The integration of the physical and supra-physical elements of our system is the platform for the next stage in our evolution: the birth of spiritual power, the beginning of self-actualization, and the advent of a growing luminosity. In this stage, we will come to know our Divine connection, our relationship to all things, and our true identity. This is the gift of self-actualization.
Unfortunately, most people never become conscious of their supra-physical elements and thus, never consciously evolve. They never realize who they really are, for they have only developed a relatively small part of their nature. In most people, that means they will go no farther than where their intellect can take them. Many people of high intelligence fail to realize that the soul and spirit begin where the intellect ends, that their true identity lies beyond the borders of rational thought. These people rarely walk the path of self-actualization. Don’t be one of them.
The soul and spirit are the transcendent parts of our nature. Our true identity is housed there, as is our life purpose. Until we integrate the physical and supra-physical aspects of our system, our truth is dormant and our luminosity undiscovered.
Higher Consciousness and the Collective Consciousness
A strong link exists between our personal consciousness and the collective consciousness of the society in which we live. Each sphere of consciousness continuously impacts the other. Neither sphere is static or separate. The collective consciousness of the world’s democracies, for example, is more fluid than we might imagine. It always responds to an infusion of consciousness from awakened individuals. When enough of us raise our consciousness and integrate the two major aspects of our system, the collective consciousness will gradually open up to incorporate the changes we have made within ourselves. This is the power of self-actualization. Self-actualization changes the world, but only if enough of us take the journey.
Throughout history there have been individuals whose teachings and truths were spiritually powerful enough to change the collective consciousness. The teachings of Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Christ, and Mohammed changed the world and continue to impact the lives of billions of people today, yet their teachings alone are not enough to help today’s world emerge from its current impasse. Until we become the change we seek, the world cannot move into the light. If we want to change the world we must take the self-actualization journey. There is no other way.