As human beings, we experience life through four main layers of consciousness: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Intuitive guidance from our higher self, God, or another spiritual source is experienced through our spiritual layer of consciousness.
The following is a breakdown of each layer of consciousness to help you distinguish them. While intentionally looking for intuitive guidance, you will want to develop a practice that brings you into awareness of your spiritual level of consciousness while simultaneously quieting the other three (physical, mental, and emotional).
[Read: 4 Ways to Hear Your Intuition] to learn how to quiet the physical, mental, and emotional layers of consciousness.
The physical layer of consciousness is perhaps the most obvious to notice. It's how we tangibly perceive the material world with our body and our five physical senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste.
The mental layer of consciousness can be harder to detect because it's not on the material plane. It's a separate reality that exists only in our minds. These are the thoughts and perceptions about our physical world experiences and the beliefs we have about them. These beliefs create expectations, and our expectations play out in our lives over and over, whether they are positive or negative.
The emotional layer of consciousness is even more subtle than the mental realm because the mind can suppress emotions if it deems them unproductive. The emotional realm is subsequent to the mental realm in most cases, meaning we will have a thought first, and then that thought produces an emotion based on our beliefs and expectations. However, there are times when feelings spontaneously happen, as in the case of an empathic experience.
The spiritual layer of consciousness is the bedrock on which all our other layers of consciousness rests. Our spiritual self is our true identity and holds our ultimate power. It contains the knowledge that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. The spiritual realm of consciousness is where we can obtain information to help form a healthy body, mind, and emotions for a productive and thriving life.
The way to tap into spiritual consciousness is through the use of your intuition. Intuition is a sixth sense that can perceive the intangible and unseen world of the higher self and God. Your inner wisdom and spiritual allies will help you make sense of your physical world, thoughts, and emotions and place you on a safe path towards love, joy, and fulfillment.
[Read: Intuition is Your Untapped Superpower] for more on how to use intuition to hear spiritual guidance.
As powerful as your spiritual consciousness is, the mind is crucial for generating favorable circumstances in daily life. A healthy mental realm is essential for a fulfilling life. However, the mind needs guidance from something bigger than itself. It's important to remember that the thoughts in your head are more like tools rather than your true identity.
Information intuitively obtained in your spiritual level of consciousness can rewrite all the beliefs that hold you back and uplift you to functioning at your highest capacity. Because of this, the spiritual layer of consciousness can provide deep and lasting healing in your life. Accessing the guidance in your spiritual realm through the use of your intuitive function is a worthwhile endeavor that brings clarity and real-world positive change.
[Read: Developing a Spiritual Practice] to learn how to perceive intuitive guidance from your spiritual level of consciousness.