Let’s explore altered states consciousness (psychology) to get a handle on exactly what this means. I have researched the topic with due diligence to help get it clear in my mind as to how we might have a conversation that is easily understood by all. Shall we make a start?
This time I have researched altered, altruistic, transcend which lead me to benevolent. My intention with the Thesaurus Task is to find a way, words, that are more relateable, layman’s language to help not only me, but others to get a grip on what we are discussing. For this reason I will give only Synonyms of altered, altruistic and transcend and you will see how I chose benevolent to best describe, in layman’s language the altered state.
ALTERED Synonyms: transformed, adapted, reformed, remodeled, reshape
ALTRULISTIC Synonyms: magnanimous, Robin Hood, all heart, BENEVOLENT, big-hearted, generous, humane, kind, self-sacrificing etc. TRANSCEND Synonyms: transform, outshine, rise above
BENEVOLENT Synonyms: all heart, big-hearted, bounteous, bountiful, helpful, kindhearted, magnanimous, generous Antonyms: mean, unkind, selfish, merciless, greedy etc.
The words that resonate with me are bountiful, big-hearted, helpful and generous. Which words would you pick?
LET’S DEMYSTIFY THE ALTERED STATE
An altered state of mind (consciousness) is a place in our being where our egos are not present. I believe when we were in the womb and first born we were in this altered state of mind. Our hearts beat for us, our breathing is a free thing, uncontrolled by us, our bodies formed and grew in the womb all by themselves. We are perfection, have no need to think, say or do anything and we grow, and grow until we pop out into the world. All the time we are in the womb we are just being, just being ourselves. We don’t need to do anything except BE. This state of consciousness is the perfect space to be. At this time we have knowledge of what is happening, we are WITNESSING ourselves in this perfect space.
From this discovery I believe, as we were born in this natural state, we were destined to live in this state where we are directly connected with our source and anything we need is given. Directly after we are born everything we need is given (breast milk, bathing, cuddles, kisses, love, clean bottoms, shelter, food and so on). This is a state of bliss, our true nature. Think of your pets and how their love is unconditional and they live in a state of BEING.
The only difference for humanity is we were given the capacity to think. Our egos were fed incorrect information at a young age until finally our egos take over and begin to take charge of our lives. They are so audacious that they believe they know what is best for us, and that results in a life of surviving, not thriving. Our egos are so loud, beating their drums with such authority and force they overtake and mask the power that we were born with. When we only use (as most of us do) our ego intellect to figure out our problems, we often run into a brick wall and get stuck, can’t find a way out of our problem. We continue to batter our heads against the wall and our problems seem to become more. The more we dig, the deeper our hole gets and we don’t see the ladder right there in front of us. By telling the ego to take a hike, we are left with our true power and it will see the ladder and up we go. Does this make sense?
So would it be true to say our true nature, this state of bliss, where we witness life, not control our lives, is what we now (in moderndays) call an altered state. It is as natural as day and night and we all still have it waiting there patiently for us to return.
When we finally quieten down and free ourselves of our egos, begin to witness life, return to our true nature, we are living, or sending out a higher vibration that enables us to ask and we will receive. We can let go and Let Universe/God. We can have anything we desire because we are creators, a chip of the old block, so to speak, an image of the ultimate creator. We were born in this state, we only need to get back there by dispensing with our egos. We really are one with the creator.
Have you ever let the music dance you, rather than you dance to the music. We let our bodies do what they want to do rather than us controlling what our bodies do. When we allow our bodies to move us, it is called a sensation, being synchronised with our senses and in fact is living on a higher vibration.
When we are living on a higher vibration we naturally become benevolent. We already are big hearted, kinder, thoughtful of others, helpful to others, loving, generous, unconditional etc.
ARE WE NOT, IN FACT, RETURNING HOME?
Home, being the state we were born in. Today we call this an altered state of consciousness. I have experienced being in an altered state, and when in this state of nature it transcends all else. Material possessions seemed so petty, albeit it necessary for our earthly journey, but unimportant in the grand scheme of things. I call it home and being home again is a familiar feeling, a familiar space with nothing to be afraid of.
HOW DID I DO IT
Wait for it, this is a little bit of craziness (or is it?) I simply wrote a letter to the universe, stating my current dire circumstance, how afraid I was. I let my ego intellect throw up, how bad the situation is, how desperate and shameful I felt and much more. Bring you senses with you and give your ego free rein to throw up all the disastrous, horrible things it can find. Then I moved on to what I wanted to make the problem go away. There is a little more to this technique which I will not disclose as the technique belongs to MELODY FLETCHER. I introduced you to her in my last post called Techniques Improving Self Awareness. To continue with her technique follow this link melody fletcher.com There she will ask you to download a free ebook, “Manifest in 20 minutes”. After you do this her technique will appear. This is up to you, however I urge you to connect with her site.
Once again it has been lovely chatting to you (albeit causing me to put myself out there in a vulnerable state), this is an honest diary of my experiences and my opinions. Feel free to leave a comment and contribute to the conversation as we go on our way, being helpful to others and moving ever closer to freedom.