"I surrender myself to conscious unity with the highest."
~ Wallace D. Wattles
I want to preface this post by warning you. If you are ego-driven then it is very likely that this post will upset you. It is a normal response when the ego feels threatened. I went through the same irritable feelings and auto-rejection pattern on several occasions with this topic before I finally listened. The reality is, the deep, ego-shattering truth and wisdom behind conscious unity make it the toughest pill you will ever have to swallow. But if you do follow through and attain conscious unity, there is nothing more rewarding.
The topic of conscious unity is very close to my heart (both literally and figuratively). Even though I was fit and intelligent, I was a lost, weak and broken person through and through. I dreaded living in darkness each and every day from morning until night. I kept as busy as possible and did all that I could to distract myself from this brutal, hell-like reality. I ran away from this torturous struggle until the day I couldn’t run anymore. Exhausted, desperate and scared shitless, I finally faced my demons and eventually, I attained salvation through conscious unity.
It’s something I never heard of until my early 20s. Today, when I bring up conscious unity in a talk or coaching session, most people still do not recognize it. How can something so valuable remain unknown? It’s because we live in a world that is primarily ego-driven and a message like this one does not sell. Actually, it does quite the opposite. Why would I bring up a message that upsets most people and risk pushing them away? My mission is to spread truth and wisdom on how to live life to the fullest on a holistic level – body, mind and spirit. Conscious unity happens to be one of the key factors. Besides, how people respond to it is out of my control. For me, I went from living in utter hell to living in a heavenly-like life so after achieving conscious unity, I vowed to share it with as many people as I could.
There is another significant problem however. Even when people are ready to listen, conscious unity is quite difficult to teach and understand. This is because conscious unity involves a complete paradigm shift in perspective. I like to simplify complex topics and this has proven to be the most challenging of them all. But I didn’t give up.
What is conscious unity? It is when you are completely connected to the Universe (or Great Spirit). Of course you are connected even if you do not believe it or are not conscious of it, but conscious unity is more than the connection itself. Conscious unity is a heightened awareness or full recognition of this connection. You know and feel this connection with your whole being – body, mind and spirit.
Why does this level of connection elude most people? Well, the opposite of connection and oneness is separateness. What makes you feel or believe that you are separate from all things around you? If you have read books on spirituality, they would point to the ego. I agree, but not without understanding this important factor first. The ego gives us a sense of individuality. This is important for several reasons such as survival. If you were being hunted down by a tiger, your rightful instinct would be to run and live (fight or flight). This is not the time to be one with your surroundings or you will really end up being one with the tiger quickly!
The ego differentiates everyone and everything so that it can communicate effectively and create unique relationships with all of its surroundings. Again, the sense of individuality is what allows us to experience life in this incredibly unique way. However, the problem arises when the ego is unhealthy. An unhealthy ego tries to prevent conscious unity. It does not want to relinquish its “control” over you (the performance team). It feels threatened by the idea of spirit and oneness because they will prove that the ego is only a temporary illusion and again, weak and lost as a leader. Once your ego understands and admits that it is incomplete and inadequate without Spirit (the captain), you are ready for conscious unity. At this point, you want to go through the steps to attaining conscious unity. To learn more about conscious unity, I wrote a chapter about it in my book ‘One Habit At A Time’. You can also find and go through the steps in my forthcoming book, ‘Healing Depression Holistically’ and I plan on doing a YouTube video on these steps in the near future (‘Conscious Unity and the Steps to Attain It’).
Remember, when healthy, the ego can help your soul express its individuality or uniqueness. In this state, the ego is not lost, weak or broken (like I was). The healthy ego or mind serves the whole team (body, mind and spirit) which ensures you live your life to the fullest. I pray that more and more people experience this state of being. Earth would become a more heaven-like place to live. Hopefully, it starts with you!
Your V10 Health Coach,
Sal Crispo P.S. If you are interested, I also make a coaching video for each of these posts on YouTube. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel so you do not miss out on any of the valuable content I share. Here is the link for this post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTXwIFzDRoQ