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Consciousness Level Testing/Raising, Energy Healing, and Beyond.
How to Stop Getting Dragged Down to Lower Levels of Consciousness
Written on January 20, 2011 by Lola in Giving away your power?, Growth, Personal Power, Respecting your energy
No one is wrong. In the eyes of love, all people are doing the best they can from their own levels of consciousness. Deepak Chopra
So, youíre putting in the self-work, uncovering your limiting beliefs, exposing your outdated thought patterns, shedding light on your shadows, and processing the old, stuck places within you. Then out of nowhere Ė BLAM youíve been unsettled! Youíre buttons are being pressed by someone who quite simply, is a ball of unconscious, automatic reactions. What do you do?
As you grow to new levels of consciousness, it becomes clear to see who isnít growing with you. Dealing with these people can be one of the most challenging aspects of growth work.
Itís easy to be conscious or spiritual in a bubble, in the safe and supportive environment of a retreat or around likeminded people, but what about around people who donít even know they have an ego, let alone that itís running their entire life? What about around family, friends and even strangers who do not share your outlook on life?
Living your consciousness in the big, wide world is where the rubber really meets the road. This is where you get to find out where youíre really at.
ďThe ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.Ē Martin Luther King Jr.
Here are 10 ways to stop yourself being dragged down to lower levels of consciousness when your buttons are pressed:
1. Walk your talk
If you really feel you are operating at a higher level of consciousness, stop talking about it and demonstrate it in your behaviour. Rise above your personality or ego and be it. Being at a higher level of consciousness than someone else doesnít mean you are superior to them, just more aware and less reactive.
2. See the opportunity
If you change the way you look at the situation you would see that you are being given a great opportunity to raise your own level of consciousness by shining the light of awareness on your stuck parts. Being aware is the first step to change after all.
How you respond to the less conscious parts of others reflects how you are with the less conscious parts of yourself. Consciousness is not a good or bad thing, thatís your egoís interpretation of it. Weíre all on this journey together and itís a journey with no end. When you are able to accept and then love your less conscious parts, it will be easier to deal with it in others.
4. Show compassion
People didnít emerge as grown-ups, everyone has a story that contributes to who they are today. Before you leap into judging someone as wrong or inferior remember that they are the way they are for a reason. Instead of judging them for being different from how you think they should be, you could show them compassion. They are simply doing the best they know how, as are you. That compassion extends to you too as you come face-to-face with your unconscious parts, you can only be as compassionate with them as you are with yourself.
5. Separate the facts from the fiction
As a conscious being, you are in a position to take responsibility for the part your stories, projections and assumptions play on the situation. Look at the undisputable facts and be aware of how youíre interpreting the rest. Eg, if you feel victimised by a situation, look objectively at the situationís facts. What has actually happened? Look at how youíre interpreting it, how else can you interpret it?
6. Stay open
Look at where you are pushing your own agenda and not letting things unfold as they want to. Thereís a bigger plan going on for everyone, not just you. Get out of the way and follow the signs and synchronicities trusting that itís all happening for yours and their, highest good.
7. Watch your ego
Sometimes you may be thinking youíre coming from a conscious place but itís actually ego in disguise. Needing to be right, being offended and feeling superior are all signs that you are in your egoís grip.
8. Mind your own business
When your buttons are pressed, trying to fix the other person so you feel better is not the answer and a waste of time. The only thing within your control is your response, focus on your own inner work and the chances of your buttons being pressed seriously decrease.
9. Donít argue with their unconscious side
Thereís no point arguing with someone when they are in unconscious mode. Theyíre not going to see your point since their unconsciousí main aim is to survive at all costs and keeping their point of view alive is part of this. They will be defensive, full of blame and justifying everything, anything to keep their position alive.
10. Give yourself a break
It doesnít matter who you are, we all lose it sometimes. Consciousness isnít about being perfect, itís about being aware. If you fly off the handle, watch yourself, learn from it, forgive yourself and move on
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