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Consciousness is the quality or state of awareness meaning you are aware of an external object or something within oneself. In order to become more spiritual with our consciousness
we have to change our focus of awareness, bringing the more materialistic and limited view out of focus and a higher awareness into focus. Consciousness therfore exists at different levels in the same way energy has different forms.
Metaphorically speaking, they are like the software and the hardware of the universe.
The body can receive consciousness in the same way that a cable box can receive satellite
signals, which means consciousness can not end at the death of the physical body. In fact, consciousness exists outside of constraints of time and space like energy. Imagaine consciousness as a sailing boat, floating along the pool
of energy. It is able to be anywhere: in the human body and outside of it. There may be something in the brain that has not been discovered that accounts for consciousness, or it may be that consciousness is a separate entity from the
In the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, the word "Nous" is mentioned. Nous is the Greek word for mind and in ancient texts rasing one's level of consciouness or nous
brings you closer to the divine. Mary asks in her gospel: "Lord, when someone meets you in a Moment of Vision, is it through the soul that they see, or is it through the spirit"? Jesus answered:
"It is neither through the soul nor the spirit, but the nous between the two which sees the vision..." The nous is the area where contemplation and spirtual illumination take place and is at the centre of our soul,
a small ball of energy, our consciouness.