Developing Levels of Consciousness A Tract Book Essay By Anthony J. Fejfar © Copyright 2006 by Anthony J.

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Previously, I have argued that human levels of consciousness exist and operate. I argue that my schema is normative from a metaphysical point of view. However, some might argue that they only experience one level of consciousness, and thus that my approach to consciousness is in error. My response is that it is possible for unilevel thinkers to develop into multilevel thinkers. The easiest way to do this is to use your imagination to help you. Start out by imagining that you simply have one level of consciousness, your conscious mind. Next, imagine that your unconscious mind has an upper unconscious mind. Imagine that there are little bubbles coming out of your head which then connect up to a cloudy sort of mind above you. Once this is done, imagine that you have a lower

subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is where your lower self resides. In the subconscious you are selfish, or at least rationally self

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interested. Now, go back to your unconscious mind and imagine that the higher you is there. This is the good you, or better you. So, go with this as

much as possible. Now you can see that your mind has at least three levels:

Level 3. 2. 1.

Description Unconscious Higher Good/Mind Conscious Neutral Mind Subconscious selfish or rationally self intereted mind

Keep working with this for a week or a month until it becomes a habit. Now the foregoing can be described in this way:

Level 1.

Mode reason judgment reflection intellect

Description Unconscious Higher Mind

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understanding

conscious mind analytic understanding

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experience

body mind basic emotions sensory experience

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Once you have integrated this you can then add three more levels in your imagination.

Imagine: Level 6. 5. 4. Mode Intuition Creativity Being-Love Description transpersonal feeling artistic creativity formal operations

Now, with these levels you will need to do a little more work. Imagine that you are at level 4 and work on logic. Imagine that you are at level 5 and draw or paint or write a poem to develop artistic expression. Finally, imagine that you are at level 6 where you “feel” Being, or reality. Try to feel relationships in the data of experience. Try to feel relationships between ideas. Give it a try. Good Luck! By the way, this advice is given as

Spiritual Direction. Take your time. See a Spiritual Director if the process seems to cause your mind to be less functional, rather than more functional.

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