Cognitive dissonance is the occurrence of actions that do not marry up to the thoughts of the individual. The old “do as I say don’t do as I do” type of behavior, however the behavior is unconscious, because even though aware of it, the person cannot seem to stop themselves from this behavior. You can find this energy everywhere, it is found in generational beliefs, in different cultures, in our sexuality, our gender roles; it is pretty much everywhere in the human experience. It is from learned or forced beliefs bestowed upon us about ourselves, how we should behave, and the world and people in it. It is heightened in those who have an illusionary view of themselves, and those who are not grounded. (The majority of people are not grounded).
An illusionary self-view also contributes to this, and this may come from low self-esteem or delusions of grandeur, or a need to win, those are just a few examples. It is found where we play out our psychological control dramas, that of which we have learned to survive. When we become aware of what we are doing but cannot seem to stop it, then we are in cognitive dissonance.
Humans are naturally intuitive beings, and through generations of being taught what to believe, how to behave, being caught in family trauma and dynamics, we lose a large part of our intuition and find ourselves locked in the condition of cognitive and spiritual dissonance.
Once we lose ourselves to this, we find ourselves repeating patterns over and over and over, until such time that we wake up and break this cycle. When we wake up, we see what we are doing, our thoughts and actions, and there is a surge of lighter energy as this breakthrough is made and we are self-aware. Many people call this a light bulb moment, other people may experience a breakthrough, and others who have endured a particularly difficult path may even have a nervous breakdown.
In this moment of break through our consciousness is suspended in time and space (in the world of Spirit), as our minds process this new realization, and therefore find new ways of doing things. It is from here that we choose to create out new reality. This is not always easy, because in this physical reality, although we see things from a new Spiritual perspective, and we open more, which means our natural psychic abilities and empathetic abilities are heightened. The creation of our new reality can be limited, due to the everyday structure of the societies that our humanness has created. So even though we see what is real or not, we can be left to endure the old ways out of necessity to survive. This moment can also bring to consciousness a whole myriad of feelings, intuitions, good and bad, it can be confusing because it is condensing everything that has happened to a person into one energetic porthole, which is much like experiencing a lifetime in a moment.
For example, we may see through someone’s manipulative behavior, where others have not yet woken up to it, and may have to continue to tolerate this behavior and navigate our way around it until such time that it is safe to make the actual change that lines up with our new level of consciousness. We may also feel very different like we do not belong, yet we do not know why. Or we may have suffered abuse so painful that our mind has sheltered us form those memory by blocking it and suddenly it pops up.
Sometimes when we have a breakthrough, the answers do not always present themselves immediately and we may find ourselves falling back into dissonance and repeating the same pattern again. Sometimes the newfound awareness is scary, because in many ways it can be like letting a bird out of a cage that has only ever known life inside that cage. It can be overwhelming.
When we understand that these light bulb moments or breakthroughs and change of perspectives, are taking us through to the world of Spirit and Higher Consciousness then we can slow down and ask Spirit for guidance. We can understand that we are not losing our minds, we are actually finding our true Spiritual mind, and we can be comfortable in seeking help. It is wise to question everything as you go forth on this process.
This is where the support of top-level tested and approved psychics, such as those on BAP (Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics), healers and readers the unconscious as well as therapists are needed. In these troubled times, we can literally observe the patterns of others, however it is more important that we learn to observe our own patterns. Once we see what we are doing, we can ask Spirit to help us to grow and change.
To summarize, the world is Spirit is that place between Spiritual cognitive dissonance, and a new potential reality. This is like that place we go to as we are falling asleep, the place between our learned consciousness, and our dream state, as we travel over to the world of Spirt in our sleep. It is pure Spirit.
As a healer and transcendent psychic reader, meaning that I read both the learned consciousness and the unconscious (the hidden thoughts, beliefs and patterns that bind us), I have helped many with these breakthroughs, as we link energies to connect with Spirit for guidance along the journey of our life path.
Author: Debra Sinclair