MODALS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Modality best translates as methods of consciousness. As persona wielding creatures, we come stock with natural tendencies, and over time we develop ourselves. In some ways the mind feels like an open space, a place where choices are made. In other ways we can find ourselves exhibiting almost pre-defined pathways of thought and action. It's strange when we recognize qualities in ourselves that we have not noticed, or understood. It's even stranger when we see qualities we don't like.
Because modalities are relative to so many conditions, preferences, and reflexes built through life, it can be hard to discern how we became who we are. We are incentive driven creatures - creatures of learning - minds of goals and aspirations, defense mechanisms and gestures of proactive defense.
We are creatures of expression and motivation. All of these qualities coalesce to describe who we are, and what we are capable of.
With each change of personality, each acquirement of new modes of expression, new modalities... we become a new person. As time moves on, we are created again and again each day, according to some principle we often do not detect, cannot measure, and have difficulty describing. Becoming who we wish to be, who we believe in is not easily done. Let's assess some primary drivers, devices of contention, and the nature of modality shifts.
EVOLUTION OF MODALITY
5 Example Stages of the Evolution of Consciousness
STAGE #1 - ANIMALISTIC
This stage indicates very little self-reflection. There might be past trauma of long duration. There is a trademark inversion of sympathy and even a lean towards occasional, or frequent, urges to harm others. Displays of what this individual perceives as powerful might occur.
This state is actually of extremely low level of personal power. The evolving humanity readily moves against the tendencies exhibited by this person. There is little outreach of effective use, and very little access to universal cohesion.
This translates to the inability to use the mind and power of the wheel system to true lasting advantage. Evolution is usually stinted, and even progressively reversed when small adages to consciousness are found through experiences usually created by others.
The energy is rooted to the ground, and whenever it begins to rise, that energy is utilized for self-gain. Frequently uncaring when sabotaging others. Connectivity of self is impossible, and the universal cause, being absent, means very extreme disconnect puts the human being into the lower ranks of individual accomplishments of consciousness. Energy is usually muted, or emits directly in a noxious way, indigestible to others.
STAGE #2 - PRE-NEGOTIATING
This stage is fairly common, indicative of self-maintenance and overall social coherency. Rooted mostly by goal-driven measurements, physicality, earthly goals and rewards. Compartmental thinking can lead to much conflict of principles in actions. Most considerations are centered around self-interest or direct relationships which are often measured by perceived usefulness or self-gain.
This stage is often swept up in control dramas, both creating them and enduring them. There is a missing ability to seek platform changes in thinking - which mostly comes from acceptance of an ongoing system. This means that in order to continue receiving the 'good stuff' from the current system, this person agitates at the idea of change. Because of this, exploring new possibilities and solutions is closed off. There is a constant want to prevent loss, retaliate against those who create loss, and many side notes to the persona are created to negotiate loss and gain possibilities with other people - many of which likely exhibit the same qualities.
The energy is rooted mostly through the feet, but lodges around the 3rd and 4th wheels - where the voices of the mind's committee fire off regularly, and the maintenance of personal goals takes priority.
Outward energy can range from energizing, expressive, retention-based, to controlling (passive or otherwise). Social mobility has some priority, and social cohesion often creates the inability to achieve higher states of consciousness.
STAGE #3 - ELABORATING
This stage is the first stage of reaching towards extensive self-understanding. New awareness begins to transfer to understanding others better, their motives, and drives. Causes for modalities begin to surface in perception. Empathy begins to play a role in thinking. This phase is characterized by inspiration and potential confusion - especially when modalities shift this person from Stage #3 back to Stage #2.
The push and pull from these two states intertwining can create much self-conflict, and also troubles between the internal self and the social self as those modalities switch back and forth.
New portions of understanding can leave a person with a secondary set of predicaments, aside from the normal concerns of others - which means there is an added level of difficulty for: modality shifts, relationships, planning, and emotional adjusting. Robustness comes from assessing the situation in fair terms, and accepting that others will not always be able to see your point of view - especially if that point of view is humanitarian, and balanced with empathy.
The beginning moments of physical elation might occur, as old blockages of the lower wheels reduces conflict energy expenditure. Nerve locks may be softened. Tensions released. New horizons for feeling can motivate the quest for further understanding.
STAGE #4 - EVOLVING
This stage is the first stage involves a lot of self-reconsideration. Turmoils of the past are fused with greater insight. New connections are weighed in terms of balance. The mind takes on an inherent goal to seek equilibrium. Old modalities that cause suffering are depleted, and readily analyzed. This person gains the desire to see the truth of their own thoughts, the hidden agendas and motivations. This also shines light on the suffering inflicted on themselves by others in the past.
Blockages are dealt with in a progressive manor. Struggles of consciousness emerge, and attention is given to the turmoils of understanding. The mind gains some ability to shift platforms of thinking, to re-position consciousness for better flow and increased problem solving ability.
Old emotional patterns are typically being exposed, and new incidence angles can manifest new learning from old circumstances. This can be a period of rapid change of self, based on an increasing sense of universality - intent of the universe, goals for the evolution of intelligence in humankind, and possible arrays of the nature of universal consciousness.
Very real new emotional sets begin to shift internal modalities into states of actual felt freedoms, this enlivening is unique to all previous states of consciousness, and those sensations are new and greater that previous emotions in many ways. These new sensations are new modalities, and they can create dramatic shifts in the platform of thinking.
STAGE #5 - ASCENDING
This stage begins the immersion of self into new concepts of consciousness. The maps of thought and universal possibility begin to be sensed in greater fullness. Arbitrary dismay and unnecessary conflict seem more distanced. These things are typically walked through, one step at a time, experientially - however in this condition broader movements may occur, and moments of rapid acceleration may take place.
The first stages of a new concept begin to the be felt, or even flood the consciousness. At this point the mind will live through a moment of true recognition. That recognition will entail knowing that we are not alone, knowing that we are a part of a large living experience, knowing that we are infused by the same energy and concept of consciousness as the greater consciousness that manifests the universe. This will not be a matter of mentally thought of faith. It will potentially be a window of time that can only be described as spiritual elation - a state of consciousness that is unlike any other series of emotions experienced in this lifetime previous to this moment.
Caution to the wind however: seeking exacting spiritual moments, can develop a misleading process. The evolution of consciousness is a process, timed not by one's choosing, but by an alleviation of common awareness modes, which in each stage remove constrictions on the natural flow of the universal concept of consciousness. We are enshrined into our emotional flow patterns by the environment that created us - relieving the sources of impact and turmoil while developing new modalities creates moments of elaboration of consciousness that shifts energy flow and alters consciousness.
Evolution of Consciousness
Consciousness changes for a few reasons:
1) The human being is emotionally aware of oneself and surroundings, even when cognitive processes try to ignore circumstances.
2) Human beings naturally connect with environments and establish stasis with those environments - often much more strongly than personal choice dictates state of consciousness.
3) How we become endures the benefits and disadvantages, usually depicted by the environment. However, with intentional work, a person can establish truer notions of understanding, better methods of expression, and improved self-worth which alleviates enough struggle for new pursuits of consciousness to begin.
4) The pursuit of univeral understanding is a connectable study alongside the pursuit of self-understanding. Those who seek greater truths ultimately must face themselves - this process revealse the mind and body as a device of consciousness, a 'channel' for the concep of 'mind' to express itself.
5) The concept of mind is greater than our undertanding of the human body and brain, as a collective concept that prevails over sub-conditions of the supporting system. The universal mind is a greater concept than our individual human mind - yet our individual mind is seed of that very concept. For this reason the desire for connectivity is naturally present, yet often at the expense of removing compartmentalization of personal thought and activity.
6) Who we are changes, and is challenged, by knowledge and self-exposure to truths we often overlook, sometimes on purpose, or in order to continue actions we may not fully believe in.
7) Self understanding changes people:
- It alleviates stresses
- gives more stable platforms for thought
- Leads to new choices
- Alters cognition enough to yield new resources of mind.
Learning is a human process, and it drives the known human world - that learning if expanded to universal concepts and then deep into the self can lead to a manifold change in the way of existence, for ourselves, and for the entire world.
Maps of modalities reveal contention points between who we are, and who we want to be.
- New Beginnings
THE HUMAN MIND CHANGES ARRANGEMENTS CONSTANTLY
OFTEN UNAWARE, AS EXPERIENCES DICTATE ADJUSTMENTS
As all of these charts detail - human consciousness is a deeply multi-platform state of being. One mind can be negotiating thousands of conditions - yet we are typically given only one verbal or pictorial flow of thought. How limited is our focal point of consciousness - the very mind we use each day!? Yet, the concept of consciousness is FAR more elaborate. Touching greater states of mind is no foreign concept, as we reach new states of mind with each experience - very subtle variable alter the way we see, think, and feel about the world.
The mind has limited energy, and it is often spent in reoccurring pathways of thinking. This can be good, but it can also be limiting. In many cases, it can be damaging, or an entrapment of resources.
Modalities are a powerful concept, because it gives us the dramatic ability to exist with an enormous range of possibilities. Modalities give us a holding place, to exhibit action reliably over and over again.
Yet, so much activity and action unfolds due to motivations beyond our understanding - because those motivations are intertwined with our modalities.
Our modality gives us a range of acceptable positive experiences, and the acclimation to the hidden negatives. Over time we can lose parts of who we are.
Over time, happiness can be redefined to include things we did not think were very happy before. Acceptable levels of dismay can rise, and we can find ourselves in environments we truly disbelieved in only years before.
Modalities are such a powerful concept that they can be spread among people. What a great thing, when those arrangements are good, and for the betterment of all concerned. What a misery when those shared modalities not only expand suffering, but lock down a person's true potential, and cut them off from any sense of universal understanding.
Our world is filled with modalities expressing themselves, changing themselves, and altering the conditions of the world.
Human history is filled with horrid modalities, and to this day, apsects of such conditions thrive around the world.
Those of lower evolution do not understand that the small satisfactions that come from gains from lower modalities are minuscule to the gains from living in a better world, from a better state of consciousness. The human mind is always seeking something - always - it is in the nature of life. What greater modes of consciousness begin to realize is that the human being is truly searching to resolve consciousness itself.
The physical world is only an aspect of reality. What we gain from physicality yields an emotional reward. The rewards we get from small physical gains are fractional, while the rewards gained from elaboration of consciousness are of a larger scale, a stronger emotional return, and these gains also enable a greater future of emotional reward.
The process of gaining self-understanding is... troubling. There are costs, emotionally and otherwise. This part cannot be overlooked in discussion. Those who seek to expand consciousness do so for a reason. It is a real human purpose, among many purposes humans choose to search for.