4 Techniques to Expand Your Consciousness

By Paul Lenda

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Evolution is a process of ebbs and flows. Contraction and expansion are a normal part of the process and both have their place. However, when we expand our perspective to have an ultra-wide field of awareness, we see that everything evolve and expands. Even the universe, the most macro-scale construct we know of, is in a state of expansion right now and has been for nearly 14 billion years.

The old Hermetic principle of ‘as above, so below’ holds true with our consciousness as well. The macrocosm is reflected in the microcosm. Our consciousness fractal yearns to expand and evolve. Periods of contraction are normal and even necessary to become clear on what is best for us, but the overall dynamic preferred by our consciousness is expansion.

So how do we expand our consciousness?

There are many techniques you can start implementing into your life to help make the expansion easier and accelerated. All paths up the mountain eventually lead up to the summit, but some take longer than others. Try out these techniques and see what works for you best. What may work best at expanding someone else’s consciousness may not work best for you. Here are some of the techniques I have personally found to be very helpful at expanding consciousness.

A Shift in Perspective

Don’t sweat the small stuff. The secret is that it’s all small stuff! When you shift your perspective in any situation you find yourself in, you can see it in a way that will bring you new realizations. Did you just lose your job? Maybe it was good. Maybe it was soul-crushing and was blocking you from getting aligned with something you were passionate about and would enjoy much more. The Chinese story of the Old Man and the Horse is a great example of how shifting your perspective will bring you more ease concerning whatever may happen in your life.

Forest Bathing

From its minerals, the Earth has birthed oxygen-creating plants and trees. This green life is what allows us to be alive. Studies have shown that even being exposed to the color green and being around plants will help improve your well-being. Everything is made of energy fields appearing solid while being 99.99999% empty space. When we go into a forest, our electromagnetic energy field, especially the fields of our heart and brain, receive energy from the plants and trees around us. You may need as little as 10 minutes of forest bathing, or as much as several hours, to expand your consciousness. Take a forest walk where there are giant old trees and you will accelerate the expansion of your consciousness even more.


In our waking life, we are constantly projecting our awareness and focus outside of ourselves. The 3D matrix, with all of its illusions, is constantly vying for our attention, especially technologically. When we close our eyes and block out external stimuli, we get the opportunity to become fully present and connect with our inner being. The longer you meditate, the more opportunity you provide your consciousness to expand. Siddhartha Gautama became the Gautama Buddha thanks to meditation, showing you just how powerful this technique can be.


Love is the most powerful creative energy. All that is, exists because of the conscious creativity that love has. People expand their consciousness when they are in a state of love and it is easy for us to sync with that energy. Your heart has a massive electromagnetic field that dwarfs the brain’s field. When you have more gratitude, appreciation, and compassion, you help yourself generate more love and expand your consciousness.

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About the author:

Paul Lenda is a conscious evolution guide, founder & director of SHIFT, author, writer, speaker, meditation teacher, life coach, and ambassador for the New Paradigm wishing to provide an integral role in personal transformation and the collective social transformation of humanity. Paul offers private one-on-one holistic life counseling & conscious evolution sessions, via Skype or phone. Paul takes into account all aspects of the hyperdimensional matrix when providing guidance, counseling, and coaching.

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