Conscious choice is one of our greatest powers. It can bring freedom, alignment with the higher self, and greater awareness. It can also serve to support others, promote causes, and bring positive energies in the world. Overall, it’s basically a decision to choose opportunities that offer a higher frequency.
A higher frequency simply means raising our vibrations in a particular area of life. It’s possible to achieve through self-observation, meditation, support of an ecological cause, or positive thought and action. The idea is that we raise our frequency by choosing a more positive emotional, mental, or physical action.
Conscious choices eventually accumulate. Small kindnesses, positive thinking, boundaries, or the refusal to move into agitation are conscious choices. We also have the opportunity for conscious choice through observation of our habits and practices.
Additionally, conscious choice extends to our spiritual nature and the desire for evolution. We may decide to meditate on our awakened presence, a mantra, or the mysteries of the universe. All of these acts bring results, including greater awakening and understanding of the inner self.
It’s interesting to note that conscious choice involves the use of time. We apply minutes and hours to the pursuit of consciousness and “higher” energies. After making these type of decision, we usually can’t remember what we did in the past. (The interesting part of the equation is that we simply feel happier—and often feel there is more time with these pursuits.)
In the big picture, we exercise our free will when making decisions that alter the flow of our consciousness. The object of our consciousness is enlarged by our focus. Small and large decisions determine the flow of our energy—and support or diminish the object of our focus.
When we join with others, who hold an enlightened, loving focus, it beams energy throughout the world. Our consciousness links in a lovely place.
Making Conscious Choices
- Conscious choice comes from listening to the inner voice and the universe—and a decision to act on that guidance. The inner voice speaks through Intuition is the sixth sense, and it identifies the “next” step through symbols, feelings, sensations, or words. It is opposite to the ego’s voice or negative internal dialog. It can speak softly and lovingly—or very intently in a clear voice.
- In the beginning, meditation is the best way to sense intuition. When we are in a place of connection, it’s easiest to hear it. We also develop our ability to sense the inner voice by acting on it consistently and seeing the outcome. (Hearing or seeing in meditation is not indicative of the right direction for conscious choice. Often, we have to act consistently on our intuitive leads to develop discernment and accurate interpretation.)
- A pause often accompanies a directive from the inner self. It’s called Ksana in Sanskrit and refers to the moment when we move out of lower or “normal” consciousness into a higher state. (There is also a pause between the inhale/exhale of breath when the universe is said to breathe into us.) This pause may occur in the middle of an argument when we change our behavior. It can appear as a strong desire to act in a kind, compassionate way or as a strong directive from the universe. It can also occur when we observe repetitive, personal behavior. By looking for the pause, we can determine the moment of universal presence.
- Conscious choice can refer to many small actions or a single, determined action. Either way, the motion is prompted by the inner self.
- All conscious choices require perseverance, will power, and repetition. A conscious choice is a commitment. It takes a great deal of awareness to break a pattern of procrastination, anger, or sadness. Many choices must be made over a period of time.
Aspects of Conscious Change
- Choice is either conscious, semi-conscious, or unconscious. On the lower level of consciousness, there is the influence of media, mass consciousness, and lack of higher thought. On a semi-conscious level, we are aware of the need to alter an aspect of life, but we override the desire. Conscious choice occurs when we make a decision to move into an emotional, mental, or spiritual state, which lifts and improves our perception of life. (It can be a small step such as visualization, speaking more softly, or seeing the world differently.)
- We can become aware of how we send energy with thoughts, emotions, and words. Thinking about someone in negative way actually sends energy into their field. A strong experience of negative emotions blasts them out into the global energy field. (Simply becoming aware of this process is quite helpful.)
- Conscious choice brings power through mental and emotional focus. For example, we may decide to see the beauty in the day. In that moment, we change the focus of the mind and emotions. By practicing this often, we begin to see and experience different and better aspects of the world.
- Changes often occur on many levels when we consciously change. Sometimes, people experience physical healing by altering emotions or refusing to react. We may move into the “zone” where life flows more easily and gently.
- Noticing the feelings and sensations associated with choices is very helpful. We can learn to distinguish the “feeling” and confidence that come with the right choice.
- Ultimately, conscious choice leads to a higher frequency, which accompanies universal direction. It is not always logical because it comes from the soul. It is not always comfortable as it tends to lead away from the acceptable state of stability. But it does lead to awakening.
On the highest level, conscious choice alters the direction of life through spiritual understanding, which leads to light and love. At this frequency, life often changes its course, flowing into opportunities, new people, and an entirely different way of perceiving life.
Conscious choice can occur in a gestalt moment of recognition of great truth when we are changed profoundly by meditation on a single thought, and it can also occur in small ways, which accumulate and shape our character. Either way, it changes our lives, opens our heart, and teaches about our own inner power to act on our spiritual path.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.