21 day clean, purge, balance
15 April 2020 Day 20 (Balance 6) – Awareness
Welcome to Day 20 (Balance 6) – the three levels of consciousness, going beyond the everyday “reality.”
Awareness goes beyond the social “reality” we accept as the “real” world which we have made through agreement. In reality we have dominion over our life and what we aspire to achieve through our awareness and employment of our innate curiosity, intelligence, purpose, motivation, resilience, self worth, self esteem, and diligence which produce desire and activation of our infinite potential. When we see beyond man-made limitations our enlightened consciousness offers absolute freedom.
There are three levels of consciously, yet many never proceed past the first level. They are 1) the ego personality, the everyday reality – how we want the world to see us; 2) the unconscious self, where we stuff the negatives we don’t want others to see. Yet the unconscious self also contains creativity and sensitivity that is a source of intuition and distills the essence of life experiences to inner fulfillment even in the face of terror and pain of the past; and 3) the “true self”, which is close to the source, our pure consciousness, the eternal wholeness and infinite potential of co-creation. The state of “I am” of observing still silence and the pure consciousness of no activity before activity.
First step is to stop conscious thinking and chill, not doing just observing, so your true self emerges. This is achieved in meditation when we abstain from conscious mental activity by focusing on our breath or a mantra (like So Hum) and observing the stillness that comes through first in small glimpses and with practice expands. It is often referred to as the open spaces between thoughts that contain nothing yet out of them (the void) occurs the next thought.
An important part of this awareness we are developing is to be in life but not swayed by it. The state of equanimity where you observe without craving what you like and do not push away things you do not want. You simply observe from a relaxed being of wholeness, as integrated body and mind, no thought, and no striving. A hard place to be in the beginning that gradually opens the way for a deep sense of being in your existence and consciousness, which are actually one, as the ego identity falls away and the true self emerges from the silence. Let go of achieving, just take the time to touch the stillness and all will come.
Take Away (Balance 6): Begin your journey of consciousness, diving deeply into the stillness of not doing to relax in your true being.
Practice this for 21 days to see the effects first hand. Continue the practices from previous days for the entire program to fully experience the benefits.
Enjoy your Balance,
Dr. Zaida Rivene, D.C.
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and Jim Montrose, Ayurvedic counselor
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P.S. Check out the website (www.drzaidarivene. co.za) for other articles and resources on practices, words, inspired living, health, chakra meditation, Ayurveda and other topics.
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