Path to Peace
Consciousness Processes and a Consciousness Ladder of
Modern times have seen much
violence and destruction in the world which, over time, lead to ever
greater chaos and destruction.
In the inner life of people
this urge for destruction is manifested as pure hatred. For oneself, for
others and for the world.
Forces that operate at this lowest level of consciousness are uncontrollable for people, as long as
we have not become (or been made) aware of them in ourselves. The need,
therefore for inner
change, to become aware, is great.
Creating a world of peace and love will initially depend on our
awareness and experience of who we really are. It depends on
development of higher, expanded levels of consciousness in
ourselves, and ultimately on awareness and experience of the
highest level of consciousness: God Consciousness or Ultimate
Consciousness . Many Names are used, but it is without any name!
This will be the way we can
purposefully work toward peace as truly deeply developed human beings,
while at the same time living up to the destiny and purpose of human
Becoming aware of all levels
of consciousness in the inner life, in the
subconsciousness and deepest unconsciousness is not an easy task. It takes
time and effort and a sense of experience of the direction in which we are
led. We must be cautious in every way.
The process of growing
consciousness starts with a general awareness of the level at which we are
Following below, I will present a brief overview of the different stages
1. The 1ste consciousness
level is the level of physical matter, of materiality.
This is the level at which we experience contraction, cooling, and
2. The 2nd consciousness
level is the level of physical nourishment and care.
We identify with our bodies
with respect to nourishment, care and all that is needed to keep the body
in optimum condition.
We are aware of this level and also of the previous level of materiality.
3. The 3rd consciousness
level is the level of feelings and emotions. Of sympathies, antipathies,
instincts, passions, and desires.
We are aware of
this level, and also of the two previous levels.
4. The 4th consciousness
level is the level of rational thought.
This is the level of mental activity, the
intellect. It is the average level of modern man/woman, who
consciously identifies with his/her intellect.
Modern man/woman is also
aware of the three preceding levels and integrates all these in his/her
All first four consciousness
levels are connected to our sensory perception of time and space.
The I-consciousness can not yet free itself from time, space and
5. The 5th consciousness
level is the level of a genius. It offers people for the first time direct experience of the Source of all
existence in themselves. Consciousness is (briefly) lifted from the world of time and
space, from the world of phenomena, and returns to and experiences the
This process is known as a process of Spiritual Awakening. It involves
realization of the primordial Source, of the timeless and spaceless Being that
lies deep within ourselves and beyond the visible world. This experience
can suddenly come to us in a moment of deep
through meditation or for instance through openess to the All. People who are
aware at this level on a regular basis are called (great)
genius. They live based on
deep intuition and creativity, and are often exceptionally able to express
and convey personal experiences in words, for example
poetry, or in paintings, statues, music and dance. People who
embody this awareness can become leaders in the arts and sciences,
for instance Leonardo Da Vinci, Einstein and Madam Curie.
People who are conscious at
this level, are also conscious of the four previous levels.
(In "know Thyself": The Transition).
6. The 6th consciousness
level is the Prophet-level. At this stage, a person lives based on Divine Wisdom and
Universal Love for all that lives. She/He is empowered by the
universal Source inside or by a personal God/Goddess (for example
Isis, Athena, Buddha, Jesus) with whom one identifies. This is the level of “God’s Will
be Done”. The life and the way of the Prophet express this and are in
the service of the Divine. Selfinterest is subordinate.
People who are conscious at
this level, are also conscious of the five previous levels.
7. The 7th consciousness
level is the level of God Consciousness.
This stage involves people
who are completely aware of all levels and who have realised the Divine in themselves
through the deepest spiritual experience and realisation of “I AM WHO I
AM”. In that moment, a person’s consciousness is identical and one
with God. This experience is the first time a gift from God.
He/she has the deepest
realisation of the Divine in him/herself and identifies with It completely.
This is his/her true Self, his/her true Nature and real Identity.
In this state of Being, a
person is one with God Consciousness
and Unity Consciousness.
(At this level, good
and evil no longer exist and both opposites are experienced and accepted
as the two poles of the one Being. All contrasts have been eliminated; The
highest and the lowest are One.)
There is only total Peace and
Love in one’s consciousness and All is One.
This highest consciousness
level comprises the six previous levels. (In: "Know Thyself": On
the path to God Consciousness
and Unity Consciousness).
Over time, through experience, meditation and inner guidance, people will become more and more anchored in
God Consciousness, and will directly draw from the Source of Life, deep within
themselves. This pure creative Force can be transformed into beneficial
acts that can be applied in many ways to the benefit and healing of the
Artist: Marina Radius, The Netherlands
As I mentioned in the introduction, the consciousness level that involves pure hatred against
oneself and others is the lowest consciousness and vibration level. This is the level of
the ultimate matter, of pure destruction of oneself and others and the
earth. For instance, manufacture and use of nuclear and chemical weapons come
To become aware of this in
oneself is a task and an assignment. It’s an assignment to expand our
I-consciousness and to identify with the deepest Self in us to come to
The transformation process of
our consciousness knows limitless shapes and forms and requires time to
mature. Experience of a higher, expanded consciousness level does not
automatically mean being anchored at this level on a continuous basis. New
experiences, surrender, experiencing silence, meditation,
forgiveness, acceptance, etc. can take a person back again to the
Source, to the inner Self. And from there, consciousness development will continue in an
eternal, dynamic process.
Visions of the Future:
Development of inner
consciousness of who we really are, is a path that leads to peace within
ourselves and in the world. It is the only road to reach permanent peace
Through this path of inner transformation, people will discover a new world image and a new image of
the Divine in which spirituality will be connected to all aspects of life
in new ways, inspiring life and humankind. Separations and distinctions, for
instance between science and spirituality, will be eliminated, as science
and physics already show us by way of precursors.
There will be new methods of
healing and self-healing, and understanding and correct use of the
limitless potential of the Spirit, involving among other things a
and physical Renaissance. Realisation of deep unity with all and
everything will deeply penetrate consciousness, and will redirect toward
the Path to Peace.
Therefore, let’s begin with Peace.
Let’s be on our way...