by Owen K Waters
Not surprisingly, higher states of consciousness carry much more power to change reality than do the lower states of consciousness. The higher you reach, the more effect your consciousness has in resolving problems and creating a better life. Spiritual practices not only lead to expanded states of consciousness, but also to the inner qualities of happiness, peace and joy. Seeking joy from within is an activity which places you in tune with the flow of eternal joy which resides there, waiting for you to contact it, feel it, and express it.
Heart-centered consciousness is typically focused in a chakra, or energy center, approximately four inches (ten centimeters) in front of the breastbone. It is a small, whirling vortex of energy operating at a specific frequency of consciousness. This chakra can be used to sense the heart-centered consciousness of others and it can also be used in transmission mode to send unconditional love to others. When your heart is warmed in the company of a true friend, it is this energy center, and its energetic counterpart just behind the spine, which are involved in the giving and receiving of that warmth between you and your friend.
Universal life energy, or etheric energy, comes from the universe, through the Sun, and fills all of the space around you. On a sunny day, when its presence is especially intense, your eyes can often faintly detect globules of this energy floating in the air as you look up towards the clear sky. Etheric energy is the primary energy of life, while its more familiar offshoot, electricity, is merely a secondary form of energy.
To invoke spiritual consciousness, we can add universal life energy to the heart chakra in order to swiftly activate heart-centered consciousness.
As a primary energy, universal life energy responds immediately to the mental pressure exerted by your will. It can be attracted, conditioned and even transmitted outwards to any desired objective. In order to charge your heart chakra with universal life energy, you visualize it coming into your body on each inbreath.
See it as a white light permeating the space which surrounds you. Then, see this white light enter and fill your lungs as it passes through your nostrils on each inbreath. Draw this life-giving energy into yourself using the power of your will.
Then, on each outbreath, see this concentration of energy as a brilliant white light moving forward into your heart chakra, filling this center of consciousness with intense light and vitality. The reason we see it as a brilliant white light, and not a specific color, is because white light is all-inclusive. It is a combination of all the colors of the spectrum in equal balance.
Do this for at least three inbreaths and outbreaths and your consciousness will shift into a heart-centered focus.
That is step one of the FREEdom technique. Now that your heart chakra is charged with intense energy, you are capable of transmitting that energy to any desired objective. We will be choosing the highest objectives, in terms of frequency of consciousness, as that causes the law of action and reaction to guarantee us the highest degree of spiritual upliftment as a result.
This article was an excerpt from Owen Waters' e-book, "Freedom of the Spirit: Four Powerful Steps to Spiritual Freedom", available now at: