Levels of Consciousness: A Journey Within

We encounter truth within.

A.D. Posey

Consciousness is a captivating subject that has intrigued philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual seekers for centuries. It is the very essence of our existence, shaping our perception of reality and our interactions with the world. Within the realm of consciousness, there are various levels or states that offer unique insights and experiences.

In this blog, we embark on a journey to explore these levels of consciousness and delve into the depths of our inner selves.

1. Level 1: The Ordinary

At the baseline level, we have what can be called ordinary consciousness. This is the state in which most people spend the majority of their waking hours, often driven by external stimuli and routine thoughts. It is characterized by a narrow focus on the material world, where the ego dominates and our identification with thoughts, desires, and physical sensations remains strong.

2. Level 2: Expanded Awareness

As we become more self-aware and explore our inner landscape, we can gradually access a state of expanded awareness. Here, we start to break free from the limitations of ordinary consciousness. We become aware of the present moment, our thoughts, and emotions, and begin to question the nature of reality. Meditation, mindfulness practices, and self-reflection are powerful tools to cultivate this level of consciousness.

3. Level 3: Transcendent States

Beyond expanded awareness lies the realm of transcendent states. This level of consciousness involves experiencing a profound sense of unity with everything around us. We transcend the boundaries of the ego and tap into a higher awareness that goes beyond the material world. Mystical experiences, deep meditative states, and moments of profound insight often accompany this level of consciousness.

4. Level 4: Cosmic

At the pinnacle of the levels of consciousness, we encounter cosmic consciousness. This state represents a profound merging with the universal mind or divine consciousness. We experience a deep connection with the entirety of creation, a profound sense of oneness, and an expanded perception of time and space. In this state, one feels a profound love, compassion, and interconnectedness with all beings.

5. Level 5: Enlightened

Enlightened consciousness represents the highest level of awakening and self-realization. Those who reach this state have transcended the illusion of the ego completely and embody qualities such as wisdom, unconditional love, and boundless compassion. They live in harmony with the present moment and act as a source of inspiration and guidance for others on their own journeys of self-discovery.


The levels of consciousness offer a roadmap for personal growth, self-discovery, and spiritual development. As we journey from ordinary to enlightened, we peel away the layers of conditioning, transcend our limited perceptions, and awaken to the infinite potential that resides within us. Remember, this exploration is not linear, and each level holds valuable lessons and insights. Embrace the process, cultivate self-awareness, and allow yourself to experience the richness of each level of consciousness along your transformative journey.

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Published by Sharmaine Nicole Pasion

Sharmaine Nicole Pasion, the founder of Reiki with Pasion in Newport Beach, CA, is a holistic healer who specializes Reiki energy healing. Sharmaine’s holistic approach to healing focuses on energy balance and promoting well-being in mind, body, and spirit. She is a certified Reiki Master Teacher in Usui and Tibetan Reiki and a 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher. Connect at ReikiwithPasion.com

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