Understanding Unity Series: Part 6 of 8
Click for audio: Consciousness Evolution
The term consciousness is one that describes the sum of our belief system. Think of consciousness as a galaxy of beliefs swirling around the nucleus of your self-image. How you see yourself determines the kinds of beliefs you hold. The kinds of beliefs you hold influence the quality of life you experience.
For example, there was a time when the majority of people believed the earth was flat, that it was possible to sail to the very edge and fall off into a dreadful abyss. The impact of this belief was to greatly restrict the activity of human exploration. The earth, however, was just as round then as now. We know today that there were no natural barriers that kept explorers from moving beyond chartered waters and discovering the truth about our planet.
To sail around the globe, no advances in technology were required. As many have since proven, a simple sail-rigged vessel is all that was ever required. The thing that lifted the restrictions of exploration was the evolution of the beliefs people held about their ability to circumnavigate our planet.
The way you view your own spiritual exploration is no different. Your completed soul and your relationship of oneness with God is, like the round earth, already in place. That you may be navigating but a small portion of this relationship is attributable, not to any natural barriers, but to restrictive beliefs that keep you from venturing into your spiritual depths.
While most of our attention is devoted to solving problems within the parameters of our designated reality, we broaden our approach to daily living by realizing that we now live in the fullness of God, that our soul is complete, that any future growth we perceive is accessible now. This gradual letting go, this expansion of the self-image may be the only thing you need to open the kinds of new horizons you have been looking for.