Each thread of consciousness (our souls, over-souls, and beyond), within the One multiversal consciousness, exists in one of eight states. Each of these states of consciousness has a unique set of characteristics, perspectives, and core beliefs that define it. These states have also been called LEVELS because we generally progress through them sequentially. This progression is the evolution of our soul’s consciousness, and it is the fundamental process that every Soul is undergoing and striving for — the process also known as Spiritual Evolution. And it is the primary reason that we incarnate into physical realities like our planet Earth. Physical experiences, and the challenges that they entail offer our souls an evolutionary fast track, and hence are greatly coveted.
Actually, there really aren’t discrete levels of consciousness — consciousness is a continuous spectrum, and so it can be in any of an infinite number of states. Despite this, one can distinguish some interesting and notable waypoints in the progression of consciousness, and this is what we will explore in this article. There is more than one way to slice and dice the spectrum of consciousness and understand its important stages. Here I present an eight level model. Others have modeled the spectrum of consciousness as twelve levels, and yet others as ten levels. Please don’t let the differences in the way people have sliced and diced consciousness obscure the useful insights that are provided here.
Another name for the process of MOVING UP through the levels of consciousness is “Ascension.” Ascension has been widely misunderstood — it is not about going “somewhere else” it’s about attaining higher states of consciousness wherever you happen to be. It may feel like you’ve gone somewhere else because a change in your level of consciousness is a radical shift in perspective which alters how you perceive and create your reality. Also, if you raise your consciousness in this life, then in your next, you will incarnate into a higher level of physical reality — one that better matches your heightened level of consciousness.
What the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now.
Of course, ultimately, when your soul raises its consciousness enough it will reintegrate with its Over-Soul. Thereby ceasing Incarnation, becoming a seamless part of its Over-Soul, and contributing to the evolution of the Over-Soul’s consciousness — which is good because your Over-Soul is essentially the higher/wider level of you!
NOTE: Much of the information in this article comes from The Ascension Papers – Book #1 and Book 2. If you find this article interesting then I highly recommend these books and other information produced by its author, Zingdad.
What Are Densities of Consciousness?
You may be wondering where the term “densities” which was used in the title of this article comes from and how it applies to levels of consciousness. Density is a term that has come into common usage to refer to the levels/states of consciousness. The origin of this term is a bit obscure and confusing. Densities are related to the level of consciousness, and the frequency level, at which a reality is created (all realities are constructs, and all things are patterns of energy). It’s called “density” because of a characteristic perceptual effect that’s related to the level of reality and the consciousness perceiving it. To illustrate this let’s take the Earth as an example.
The Earth is in the 3rd density level of reality (frequency band). At this level, everything — rocks, trees, houses, cars, etc. — APPEAR very solid and very “real.” They feel solid because, when two objects encounter each other they do not interpenetrate and/or pass through each other — the density of the objects “material” seems to be very high. In the higher planes/levels/densities/frequency-bands of reality, it becomes increasingly obvious that THINGS are simply projections of the creative mind and, as such, that they are not “real” in our normal sense of the word. In each successively higher level of reality, it becomes increasingly more obvious that only consciousness is real, and that “things” are simply the projections of consciousness, thought forms within the cosmic mind and patterns of energy. As you move up through higher and higher levels of reality “things” appear less and less dense, and more and more able to interpenetrate and/or pass through each other.
The confusing part is that we have numbered the densities in an order OPPOSITE of the apparent density of “things” within those densities — E.G; things in a 6th density reality are actually of a lower apparent density than in a 3rd density reality. But note that the numbering order matches the frequency level — higher densities correspond to higher frequencies. So a bit confusing, but we are stuck with this convention. Please note that some people use the term “dimension” to mean the same thing as “density” (although this may not be appropriate and the term might be better used for other concepts).
There are entire realities that appear to exist at particular density levels. When this is the case, then most of the beings inside that reality will share the same level of consciousness. Our Universe (one of many, by the way) is composed of multiple parallel realities (sometimes referred to as “planes of reality”), and you are perceiving, and hence experiencing, one of them. There is a strong correlation between the plane or level of reality and level/state/density of consciousness of the beings that inhabit it — typically the average density of the population of the beings inhabiting a reality matches the density level of the reality.
The Densities of Consciousness
The 1st density of consciousness is the most rudimentary level of consciousness. It is present in elemental entities like rocks, minerals, water, and air as well as simple organic biological entities such as single-celled organisms. Everything is conscious to some degree, and this level of consciousness is like a program that was created when the system it governs was created and then runs like a machine on automatic — it is the very simplest switch-like logic of “if this, then that.” The very simple logical processes provided by 1D consciousness are all that is required for the functioning of these types of very simple entities, and it provides the foundation from which everything more complex in our reality is built.
Most of the planets of our solar system exist at 1st density, and they are inhabited solely by entities/beings of 1D consciousness — inorganic elemental entities as well as single-celled organisms that metabolize the chemicals available to them from these entities. It may surprise you to know that these elemental inorganic entities have higher-selves with higher level consciousness just like we do.
The 2nd density of consciousness governs a being’s choices and actions by instinct or “drive.” On Earth, it occurs in higher animals which have developed nervous systems. These nervous systems allow animals (including the human animal) to feel urges from their various body systems and drives them to eat, procreate, sleep, avoid or defend against danger, and all the other things that each species needs to do for its survival. These drives happen pretty much automatically but are not absolute — they can be over-ridden.
A 2D being is not self-aware in the way that we are. They do not have the same sense of individuality as we do — their sense of “self” as being separate from what is outside of “them” is largely absent. There is simply the drive to respond to cues from the environment. There is decision-making ability, sometimes fairly sophisticated, but there is not the formation of complex ideas, beliefs, or philosophies.
2nd density consciousness is the foundation upon which more advanced life-forms with higher levels of consciousness rest.
The 3rd density of consciousness is characterized by true self-awareness, and the ability to make conscious choices and formulate complex ideological concepts such as principles, philosophical frameworks, and belief systems. This level of consciousness perceives “self” versus “other”, “me and mine” vs “them and theirs”, and conceives of “good” versus “bad.” Hence it is the first of three levels of consciousness that are within a genre of consciousness that has been called “Duality” or “Separation” consciousness.
3rd density beings are deeply in the illusion of separation. In the genre of Separation consciousness there is little or no awareness that All is One. Beings of Separation consciousness see themselves separate from others, and the world as a place of limitation and scarcity. And it’s this mindset that manifests all the greed, competition, and conflict that characterizes 3rd density worlds. In addition, 3rd density beings have lots of internal conflict on what to believe and desire. And this inner-conflict is reflected into their outer reality and hence 3rd density worlds are wracked with conflict on many levels, both collective and personal.
Another one of the very convincing illusions that emerges from the separation game, the game that everyone on Earth is deeply immersed in right now, is the illusion that we are at the mercy of circumstances — that we ARE NOT the creators of our reality. And this illusion causes many to adopt a mindset that might be best called “Victim” consciousness and which manifests all the victim/perpetrator/rescuer dramas that dominate our lives, at both the personal and collective level (more about this in upcoming articles, follow the blog to stay tuned).
3rd density is the level of consciousness of many, if not most, people now alive on Earth (although many are 4th density and a few are 5th and even 6th density). The world of 3D consciousness is complex, intricate, and often confusing and offers plenty of drama. 3rd density consciousness is also the level where a phenomenon within the psyche known as the “ego” emerges — that powerful sense of “I”, “Me”, and “Mine.” This level of consciousness can manifest powerful resolve and will-power. It is a level characterized by very strong Individualism and “go it on my own” and “do it my way” attitude. Empires are built by such a consciousness when it is fully unleashed.
It is at this level of consciousness where we first see a being who might willingly choose to put himself in harm’s way over a complex ideological concept such as “fairness” or “justice”. But it could go the other way too — a 3rd density being who decides he has been unfairly treated might choose to take from or hurt others and feel quite justified in doing so.
Our planetary consciousness is 3rd Density (at least it was until recently, now it’s shifting into 4th density) and in the past most people would reside at this level for much, if not all, of their lives. Some people might have shifted from 3D or 4D consciousness to 4D or 5D during old-age due to the natural diminishing of the ego and shift to heart that results from the physical limitations brought on by the aging process. Others might have made a shift to higher levels of consciousness by INTENTIONALLY choosing to “listen to their heart”, or “find their own truth”, or to love unconditionally. Now this is all changing, at least here on Earth. Currently our Earth reality is undergoing a “stimulus package”, that is being orchestrated from the other side, that is catalyzing accelerated “awakenings” and many people are spontaneously shifting to 4th, 5th, and even 6th density consciousness — and this is all part of the plan for the Earth game. But back to the general explanation of the typical progression through the densities.
3rd density realities and worlds are constantly presenting the beings that inhabit them the choice of which direction to invest their energy. They are constantly being called to choose what they will serve and what they will love. This choice is between two diametrically opposed ways of being — Service to Self (STS) or Service to Others (STO). When a being makes this choice it means that its mindset, and resulting choices and actions, are consistently biased towards either (1) Satisfying its own needs (STS) or (2) satisfying the needs of others and the community (STO).
When a 3rd density being ends its indecision and definitively chooses either a Service-to-Self or a Service-to-Other orientation — when they ask the questions;
Who do I love?,
What do I serve?, and
To what will I give my energy? — and they answer with either “myself” or “others” they graduate to 4th density of consciousness.
The 4th density of consciousness is the level where the journey to becoming a truly individualized sovereign being begins. This density still has most of the characteristics of 3rd density except that at this level the beings have polarized to one of two modes — Service To Self (STS) and Service To Other (STO). These modes represent two polar opposites in the manner in which beings will direct their energy — essentially there is two states of 4D consciousness — 4D STO and 4D STS.
The adoption of one of these two distinct polarities — STO or STS — is what moves you to this level of consciousness. Of course, most people who have made the shift to 4th density are not consciously aware that they have done …
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