People imagine that they think from the brain, but that is only partly true. The brain processes physical information and provides you with the concepts of time and space so that you can function in the fabricated reality that appears to exist in a world outside of you.
Your mind, however, is a nonphysical field of consciousness and it is not fixed inside your head. Each of the seven major chakras, or energy centers associated with the human body, resonate to a specific frequency band of consciousness. For most people in today's world, daily thought is focused around the solar plexus chakra. In other words, your thoughts come from and through such a frequency filter.
You receive mental energy from the global mind atmosphere or mind belt. Your thoughts and emotions condition this mind energy and you automatically re-transmit it back out into the mind belt. This can happen at the frequency of the solar plexus chakra or, in the case of higher thinking, at the frequency of the heart chakra.
At the lower end of solar plexus-level thinking, issues of hierarchical control are experienced while, at the higher end, intellectual achievement is the focus. A century ago, when the world shifted from the authoritarian lens of the lower end of the solar plexus chakra toward the intellectual achievement of the higher end, a distinct sense of self-empowerment unfolded. While people used to accept the idea of obedience and unquestioning faith in spiritual matters, today they have grown to realize that they can think for themselves and that they can determine and create their own reality.
The evolution of your consciousness produces an expansion in the size of your mind. The terms, "expanded consciousness" or "personal growth" literally refer to an expansion in the size of your mental field.
With the ongoing shift to New Reality thinking, the lens through which people see the world is moving from the solar plexus to the heart chakra. Heart-centered consciousness begins with an expansion of awareness that includes the needs of others and then progresses into the first stage of spiritual awakening.
People live within a chakra-related bubble of consciousness. Imagine it being rather like a deep sea diver's helmet or a spacesuit helmet. That bubble is moving up from the solar plexus level and the world is seen as a very different place when viewed from the new heart-centered perspective.
Looking through the lens of the heart, everything has a different perspective. Instead of providing an understanding of the emerging New Reality from a simply intellectual viewpoint, this lens engages your higher feelings and the New Reality becomes a personal experience, not just a mental concept.
In order to master the changes that are thrown at us in today's busy world, the new lens of reality has to be experienced each and every day. The world needs a technique which people can use to spiritualize their consciousness either in a period of quiet reflection or, more quickly, when pressed by circumstances.
You need to be able to reconnect easily with the Divine Presence within so that an elegant solution to every challenge can be created.
Courtesy of Owen Waters, www.spiritualdynamics.net