Today you hear a lot of talk about raising your consciousness in order to be more successful or peaceful or happy or joyful, but what does that really mean? What is consciousness anyway? It actually means to be aware of something, to understand it and to know it.
When I first started learning about Universal Law I was unconscious. I had a victim mentality and didn’t realize I was attracting unwanted experiences. As you’ll remember from a previous article what most people don’t understand is that every thing is really two things. It is the thing you desire and the absence or lack of it. In life you get what you think about and believe is yours consistently, not what you want (which implies lack of it). I was misusing the Law of Cause and Effect and suffering the consequences.
The first thing we should understand in our study of success are the main laws that govern how anything is created in the first place. My purpose is not to get into any religious arguments but to talk about principles, which create all physical realities and frankly are self-evident in all the wisdom literature ever written.
The first precept in Hermetic Law (the oldest wisdom philosophy on record) is, “The All (or God) is Mind; the Universe is Mental.” It explains that Infinite Living Mind (also known as Spirit) is the source (or cause) and the substance (material) that all matter and material things in the physical universe are made of. This substance is Intelligent Energy.