<ref>The Mother. (2002). 4 august 1929. In Questions and answers (1929-1931).
= What Prevents Expansion of Consciousness? =
*The submental, subconscient, inconscient influence on nature. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/22/the-ascent-towards-supermind#p16</ref>Disrupts the mind’s natural tendency to reach beyond the mind by laying down its impulses and instincts.
* Fear, distrust and skepticism <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwm/07/26-october-1955#p3</ref>
* Volatile vital with its desires, restlessness and unstability. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/wrong-movements-of-the-vital#p54</ref>
= Methods and Practices to Expand One’s Consciousness =