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In my previous blog, I discussed the collective consciousness, how we shape it, how it shapes us and why this topic is important when it comes to healing our world. I also talked a little about what I mean when I use the terms “fruits” and “seeds”:
- seeds represent our thoughts, beliefs, intentions and ideas
- fruits represent what has manifested or blossomed into our reality. They arise from our thoughts, beliefs, intentions and ideas
In this blog, I will offer more insight into the various levels of consciousness and thought; since realities may manifest in more complex ways than many of us have been taught.
Personal vs Collective Manifestation
The first aspect for us to consider when seeking to understand the subject of manifestation, is that it can occur on more than one level. For the purpose of simplicity, we could categorize two main levels:
The Level of Personal Manifestation creates “fruits” within one’s personal sphere of experience. Such fruits affect one’s personal dream of life.
The Level of Collective Manifestation creates “fruits” within a larger sphere, such as on a collective or world scale. Such fruits affect a bigger picture that goes beyond the individual level of experience. There may be a collective consciousness of the entire world, as well as sub-collectives, representing cultures, countries, areas, groups, etc.
If we also take into account beings such as angels, guides, discarnates, or inhabitants of other realms and worlds and their belief systems, then there is even the possibility that nonhuman dimensions of consciousness and/or manifestation can have an effect upon, or can influence, our individual or collective consciousness. This is evident in all the angel, ET or other forms of “channelling” (i.e. the conveyance of a message received from a being in another dimension) and how these channellings affect our beliefs about love, life, our lifestyles and our world. These beliefs affect the decisions we make from which new fruits emerge. For example, the Book of Mormon is said to be founded upon messages from an “angel” who identified himself as “Moroni”.
The Three Levels of Consciousness
Even the two main levels of manifestation—personal and collective—may be affected by different levels of consciousness:
The unconscious level is the level of thought that occurs below our conscious awareness. These unconscious thoughts are associated with our ego and its beliefs, intentions, memories, desires, definitions, etc. It includes a lot of our past life memories, emotions and thought forms as well. The unconscious has two levels: the personal and collective levels. The collective unconscious simply contains all the unconscious beliefs, intentions, memories, definitions, desires, etc., of a collective (or group) of individuals.
The conscious level is the level of thought that we are aware of. Like unconscious thoughts, they are associated with the ego. The only difference is that we are consciously aware of these thoughts rather than unconscious of them. As with the unconscious, the conscious also has the personal and collective levels. The collective conscious contains all the conscious beliefs and thought forms of a collective of individuals or a society.
The superconscious level is a level of divinely (or soul) inspired thought that occurs largely beyond our conscious awareness and ego. Such thoughts are associated with our higher mind or the part of us that is spirit rather than physical. When viewed in a collective sense, the superconscious is sometimes referred to as God, Great Spirit, the Universe, etc. When viewed in terms of the personal superconscious, it is often referred to as the “Higher Self” or the “Holy Spirit”.
The conscious and unconscious levels of thoughts can occur simultaneously and affect what is manifested either personally or collectively. I believe we often manifest what is unconscious in order to bring something into our awareness so we can lovingly face it and make it conscious. However, conscious thoughts can manifest as well. The more lucid we are within our life and experience, the more we will manifest from our conscious rather than our unconscious minds.
Alternatively, the superconscious appears to me, to only influence manifestation if we can align our conscious mind with it. When tapped into (which can be done through focusing on who we and/or God are in Spirit or as eternal and loving beings), it has a healing and loving quality that helps us to transcend our ego and its conscious and unconscious fears, beliefs, definitions, illnesses, etc. This superconscious level of consciousness is always with us and is always pure, even if we cannot always grasp it. At an individual level, I see it as the story of our higher soul.
What Really Constitutes Thought?
We need to consider with any discussion of how thought affects manifestation, that not only do we have thoughts that are conscious or unconscious, we also have different carriers of these levels of consciousness. Such “carriers” carry the energy and make it real by expressing it into the physical world.
In the Bible, this was expressed as the “word becoming real”; which when our will and intention are strong and unwavering—while supported by the knowledge of who we truly are—manifestation can happen that straightforwardly (such as in the case of healing work producing instantaneous results). However, most manifestation does not happen this directly. The thoughts beneath what is manifested may not always be conscious, and the carriers that carry conscious or unconscious thoughts into manifestation can go beyond words. There are, after all, many different forms of thought, communication, and language that can be expressed all at once.
So, what are some of these carriers of thought?
Prayers, intentions, beliefs, desires and affirmations that are clearly formed and stated
Intentions, beliefs, desires and affirmations that we are less unaware of or which we may subsconsciously repeat to ourselves.
Visualizations (either intentional or subliminal)
Emotions and feelings (arise out of our thoughts)
Action or inaction (which arise out of thoughts)
Lifestyles, habits, conditioning, addictions (which arise out of thought, whether conscious or not)
Our “energy” or “vibration” (in new-age terms this refers to the energy field around us and this is also influenced by our thoughts)
Again, many of these carriers operate at both an individual or a collective level of expression.
Where to learn more?
I write specifically on this topic in the book I Am the Lotus, Not the Muddy Pond: Achieving Peace through Non-conformity. It is available both free online and on Amazon. You may also wish to view other blogs, channelled messages and articles on this website.