The surface, that is, the outermost dimension of awakened Consciousness is when the focus of attention is open the widest. Being alert then means that now, in this very moment, with our eyes closed (or open) you pay attention to the processes of your inner world (bodily sensations, the stream of your thoughts, the shifting of your emotions), and the external world surrounding you (noises, scents etc. from the direct world around you). In such an instant you only focus your attention on what takes place in that very moment.
From the aspect of another, deeper dimension of awakened Consciousness it is a quality of your consciousness when you cease to evaluate, qualify and control the experience affecting you at that particular moment (disregard the functions of the mind) and, at the same time, you give up all your desires to control events. You have no expectations in connection with the given moment, you accept what is taking place, without making judgments, what is wrong and what is right for you.
The deepest dimension of awakened Consciousness is a state of Consciousness the most important characteristic feature of which is the Presence of the observing Consciousness, the capability of Sight. In this state of the Consciousness we, as an external spectator, view what is happening inside and around us, and we do not allow these events to take us with them, to affect us deeper. There is a virtual space between you as the contemplating Consciousness and the experiences affecting you. This space enables you to avoid identification with your experience and to look at that experience as an external spectator. awakened Consciousness is, at the same time, Presence, which means that your are not only aware of your current actions, but you are also aware of yourself.
It is only possible to talk about real awakened Consciousness when all three dimensions are present at the same time. These are inseparable features of awakened Consciousness , that together constitute the state that we hereunder describe as awakened Consciousness or Presence.
Power of Sight
The rising fire of awakened Consciousness activates the ability to See. This capability of Sight, which I also refer to as the Power of Sight, will lead you beyond the Mind, it will lead you out of the small confines of your prison cell, created by your identification with thoughts and emotions. It will lead you out to the openspaces of Consciousness.
The capability of Sight does not mean the extension of the physical abilities of your eyes. It means that you will be empowered with the ability to intuitively understand and see things, you will acquire real intelligence.
The capability of Sight cannot, however, be acquired through longing for it, through effort or practice. It will emerge once you have discovered the desire in yourself to recognize the immortal creature living in you. This creature now looks at itself as somebody who is subject to all kinds of limitations and conditions.
At this moment you begin to experience the power of that desire, that is what has made you a spiritual Seeker, that is what has given this booklet into your hands, and that is what will fan the tiny flame into a burning fire. The spiritual awakening of that desire is what will lead you to awakened Consciousness from which your old-new Self is going to emerge like a phoenix.
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