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<div style="text-align:center;color:#3d85c6;">Expansion and Widening</div>

<div style="color:#000000;">''Widen your consciousness to the dimension of the earth and you will have a place for everything.''</div>

<div style="color:#000000;">(The Mother, 20 September 1971) </div>

= What is Expansion and Wideness? =

<div style="color:#000000;">Expansion and widening is becoming more and more a universal being who is not limited by the the narrow mental, vital and physical walls of existence. It is rising out of this trapped and egocentric self to the connect with our inner being which is inherent with larger potentialities. Thus when we expand/widen our consciousness we have a place for everything. </div>

== Signs of Wideness ==

<div style="color:#000000;">There are some signs which indicate that our consciousness is getting wider. Picturing the sun and sea also indicates wideness. Climbing a mountain or trying to reach a summit are symbolic of wideness. The feeling of the disappearance of the head and that all is open is a sign of the wideness of the mental consciousness .</div>

= Why Expand and Widen? =

<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">The very nature of mind, life and body is to evolve. The One Consciousness divides itself into innumerable fragments for the need of expansion. </span><span style="background-color:#fce5cd;color:#000000;">Life itself seeks for the perfection which it is eternally capable of</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">.</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">The pressure from the spiritual worlds prepares a field to manifest the indwelling spirit. There is a constant labour of nature to ascend into a higher principle of being. It takes up all that is lower into the higher values.</span>

<div style="color:#000000;">In the growth of our being lies our true happiness. It creates a new sense of beauty and a thirst for truth and light. </div>

<div style="color:#000000;">We are at a decisive hour in the history of the earth. It is preparing for the coming of the superman and because of this the old way of life is losing its value. We must strike out boldly on the path of the future despite its new demands. The pettinesses once tolerable, are tolerable no longer. We must widen ourselves to receive what is going to come.</div>

= How to Expand one’s Consciousness? =

<span style="background-color:#fce5cd;color:#000000;">We start with the will to expand from the ignorant consciousness to a boundless finite</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">.</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">We engage in new range of activities. We work with the sense of unity with the Divine. We feel the Divine moving, thinking and feeling in us. To feel the body in the wide free self and not attached to the limitations of the body.</span>

<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">Make all activities an outpouring of </span><span style="background-color:#fce5cd;color:#000000;">love for the One in All who is the Highest</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">.</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">Love for all forms and creatures around us, we break free from the shell of ego.</span>

<span style="background-color:#fce5cd;color:#000000;">Surrender</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">of our little selves - our personal ideas, desires and attachments so that the Divine may take up everything. If we insist on our own ideas and reasonings, greater Light and Knowledge cannot come.</span>

<div style="color:#000000;">To have an intense aspiration to expand. We must shift the stress of consciousness from external being to the inner being or still deeper to the psychic being. Be like a transmitting and receiving station, the wider the range , the more force it can hold. </div>

<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">By becoming more </span><span style="background-color:#fce5cd;color:#000000;">quieter and calmer</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">without getting excited and agitated, we put ourselves in a capacity to receive from the higher forces.</span>

= Outcomes of Expansion of Consciousness =

<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">Widening and expansion gives a great joy of being, a clearer sense of truth and things and an inner silence. We see things in a larger light and detect the origin and law of our feelings, emotions and sensations. The thick layer of </span><span style="background-color:#fce5cd;color:#000000;">ego gets thinned</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">and we see ourselves reduced to a point of working of the universal force. We are not carried away by the shocks and injuries, we deal with it in a </span><span style="background-color:#fce5cd;color:#000000;">calm equality</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">. </span>

= What Prevents Expansion of Consciousness? =

* = <span style="background-color:transparent;">The </span><span style="background-color:#fce5cd;">submental, subconscient, inconscient influence on nature</span><span style="background-color:transparent;">. Disrupts the mind’s natural tendency to reach beyond the mind by laying down its impulses and instincts.</span> =

* <div style="color:#000000;margin-left:1.27cm;margin-right:0cm;">Fear, distrust and skepticism</div>
* <div style="color:#000000;margin-left:1.27cm;margin-right:0cm;"><span style="background-color:transparent;">Volatile vital with its </span><span style="background-color:#fce5cd;">desires, restlessness and unstability.</span></div>

= Methods and Practices to Expand One’s Consciousness =

* <div style="color:#000000;"><span style="background-color:transparent;">Connection with the vastness of nature - </span><span style="background-color:#fce5cd;">gazing at the sky/stars/water body and expand into it.</span></div>
* <div style="color:#000000;">Do many different things - music, painting, reading varied subjects, learning languages, explore/travel.</div>
* <div style="color:#000000;"><span style="background-color:transparent;">When bored or troubled - thinking of the </span><span style="background-color:#fce5cd;">immensity and eternity of space</span><span style="background-color:transparent;"> and time before us. </span></div>
* <div style="color:#000000;">Participating in some work everyday as an expression of goodwill for all.</div>