How to raise your consciousness (part two)

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How to raise your consciousness (part two)

Written by The Gentle Rebel
Shamanic yogi, martial artist, writer & speaker. 

This is part two of  how to raise your consciousness, please visit part one of you’ve not done so yet and make sure to put the recommendations  into action before commencing with the following:


We are going to start to become aware of awareness itself.

See in any given moment we’re either lost in thought, or we are aware. So for example you are not usually unaware of your breathing, but at any moment you can choose to become aware of your breath.

In this exercise I’m inviting you to become aware of your sense of awareness. I’m going to refer to this as conscious awareness.

For example, you can choose to become aware of your breath and then you’re going to become conscious of your sense of awareness. You can do this with anything, it doesn’t have to be the breath. What you’ll find is that, whatever we focus on becomes your reality. So by focussing on your awareness your conscious awareness grows exponentially.

Then, we’ll ask the following three questions about our conscious awareness.

1. How often we become aware

2. How long we are aware for

3. How many things we are aware of.

So, (1) – You are going to try and be consciously aware more often than normal.

And then, (2) when you become consciously aware you are going to spend more time in that state.

And then, finally (3), whilst consciously aware start to see how many things you are aware of.

These three things

  • frequency
  • length and 
  • depth

are present in many myths and stories. For example, the story of the Buddha, who used to be a prince before he was enlightened. He started taking excursions outside of his palace, where he encountered people’s suffering and pain. As the story is told, these excursions became more frequent (1) and then for a longer amount of time (2) where finally he started to become more and more aware of people’s suffering (3).

So, here is an additional part to this exercise…

…that I have personally found very emotional and helped increase my sense of conscious awareness.

I’m going to invite you to choose a song from your past that has significance for you. For me, I picked a song I loved from when I was about 14, because around the ages of 12 – 15, we are starting to see the world in a different way and we begin to shape our ideas and beliefs and usually once you’ve reached 18, your core beliefs seldom change unless something dramatic happens or you are purposely working on changing your beliefs.

So if you can, choose a song that has purpose, from your youth.

Listen to it.

Become aware that you are listening.

Start to feel the song.

What memories come up?

What feelings arrive?

Notice as much as possible, maybe even your sense of taste, smell and sight will be affected.

Let me know how you get on and if you have any questions, comment below.


  1. Adam Carter on August 2, 2020 at 23:10

    I came here from your Instagram story. You explained it so well. Will there be a part 3?

  2. The Gentle Rebel The Gentle Rebel on August 9, 2020 at 19:35

    Hi Adam, thanks for stopping by. Yes, there will be a part 3 for sure. Check back soon.

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