Higher Awareness and Emotions
The ego (personal thought system) comes up with a lot of funny ideas about how the self one projects will show up when they realize Higher Awareness. It’s been implied to me by more than one person that as I rise in consciousness I will become an impersonal automaton. Ha, ha! No. It’s not like that.
First, let me explain what I mean by “Higher Awareness”. The Awareness of Truth (Holy Spirit) is in every mind. Higher Awareness is an individual expression of the Awareness of Truth. It is the awareness/consciousness/perception that replaces the ego in relation to the self. When I am in the Awareness of Truth I am looking inward at Love. When I am in Higher Awareness, I am looking outward from Love at the experience of the self.
The difference between the view from lower awareness (the level of the self) and the view from Higher Awareness is stark. It is like the difference between seeing the Himalayas from Nepal and seeing them from the International Space Station. Higher Awareness is a much broader view. In It, I sometimes see things outside the bounds of spacetime. I can see how some things will unfold. I experience some things in the future as though they are happening now. The Higher Awareness view is detached and holistic. It sees the greater picture; the interconnectedness of people and events in the unfolding story.
The view from Higher Awareness is not always so broad, however. Mostly it is just the view from Love. It is Joyous and peaceful. But the wider, higher view is always nearby.
I am still realizing Higher Awareness. But with regard to emotions, I don’t expect it to be much different when I’ve come to full realization. I do still feel emotions; I just don’t have any drama around them. It’s as though I feel them as they really are, in their purest form. There’s no ego to give them more meaning than they should have or to use them to punish or distract me. Negative emotions happen, they just do not cut as deep or last as long. It’s much like the emotions I feel watching a movie. They come and go in the moment, and perhaps there’s a little processing afterward.
I go through the stages of grief, just much faster, because I don’t have as many layers to process. I have flashes of anger or frustration, but they go by quickly and are often laughed off.
Love, however, is a different experience now. First, It’s not an emotion. It is What is. But It is also experienced emotionally. And It is all one Love and I feel It everywhere. I do not like to call It impersonal or unconditional, because those words have negative prefixes, but those words are commonly used to express the Love I feel. I do not feel Love for everyone, I just feel Love, period. Sometimes I know I am It. It is my Being. So It is me I extend.
I no longer feel special love (thinking another is the source of Love), but Love is expressed through the self as personal love. How else would It be expressed? The self’s personality flavors the Love expressed and it is experienced as personal by the recipient. For example, the self may adore or enjoy or be charmed by a nearby loved one as usual, but the Love I feel extend through the self is the Love in personal form.
One lesson in this is that what I called love before was not Love at all. It was different things in different circumstances. It was need or attachment or simply fear of loss. It was so tiny a thing! A drop to a vast ocean.
Another lesson is that you do not have to fear that as you rise in awareness you will drop personal relationships. In fact, it is through them that Love extends into the world.
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