It has been said that everyone is awake, we are just not aware of it. Can one really be conscious if we can't see it? The difference between being conscious and unconscious is an increased awareness of the aliveness of everything in our world and how we are supported in it.
So do you choose the red pill or the blue pill? Either way, you come to the end of the road, one way will bring you happiness and bliss, the other endless suffering.
We might begin to hear things in the news that we don't believe. We recognize that everything we hear isn't necessarily 100% true. We might hear a voice in our head telling us something, but we push it away and ignore it.
We use food, sex, alcohol or take drugs to mask our feelings, rather than feeling our feelings fully and allowing them to move through us.
We act in self-destructive ways because we can't express our feelings constructively.
We breathe shallowly because we don't feel worthy. When we begin to breathe deeply, we begin to affirm life in every breath and begin to live in the present moment. Everything is happening in the present. Connecting to the present is needed for awakening to occur.
We blame others for the way we feel rather than taking responsibility for ourselves, our happiness and our world. We look for a job or relationship to make us feel happy, rather than looking inside for the answers to our deepest issues.
We don't recognize that when we suppress our anger that simple act leads to depression. We look to a pill to fix something that we have done to ourselves. A pill is not a cure, but rather a band-aid that masks the real issue.
We don't take responsibility for our happiness or our health and give it over to other people to take care of us.
When we are unconscious we are doing, doing, doing. When we become conscious we stop pushing our energy to force things to happen, and we live in a state of being instead. When we stop forcing our energy we live in a state of allowing.
Joy Is Our Natural State
When we feel sad or depressed, it is difficult to imagine a life of joy. But I promise you, as dark as my past has been being awake and aware brings you infinite joy. In fact, living a life of joy is what we are all meant to do. Joy is our natural state. By clearing the beliefs, patterns, and programs that limit you, the freedom to be joyful opens to you.
As we begin to awaken and become conscious we recognize how our lives are orchestrated and that each event that occurs is for a reason. We are meant to learn something from our experiences so that we grow. Even having what we consider a bad or negative experiences, like trauma or abuse teaches us something and is for the good of our soul.
We Create What We Expect
When we are unconscious we beat ourselves up with our thoughts and beliefs. We feel unworthy, have doubts, beliefs, and thoughts that cripple us.
When we are conscious, we recognize that we create with our thoughts and expectations. When we begin to expect the best, it happens!
We Always Get What We Need
Once we take the red pill, like Neo did, there is no turning back. You won't want to. What do you choose?
Like the Rolling Stones song, we don't get what we want, but we get what we need. We may want a new car or relationship, but if it hasn't happened yet, there is a reason. Perhaps you have a lesson to learn. Maybe you need to learn to be more conservative with spending. Or perhaps you don't lovingly accept yourself. The more loving we can be with ourselves, the better our life turns out. The bottom line is whether we are awake or asleep, we are supported by The Universe waiting for us to ask for assistance along the way.