Welcome to Day 15 of the 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse. As I have done during our meditations over the past two weeks, I ask you now to take a slow, deep breath. As one of the greatest tools for bringing you home to your body, your heart and your higher awareness, I want to encourage you to begin the third week of the process really tapping into your breath and the light of realization that rides upon it. My favorite spiritual teacher, Emmet Fox, taught me that the art of living is to make each moment as perfect as I can with the realization that I am an instrument and expression of the Divine herself. I've found the best way to embody this realization is to become a master at shifting my own consciousness. You can do this too.

Imagine that at any given moment, all states of being, all levels of consciousness, are available to you. There is always a different point of view—fresh eyes you can look through—that will lift you out of the darkness and into the light of your higher self. To take advantage of these divine perspectives, you must commit to the practice of choosing higher states of awareness. I like to imagine that states of consciousness are like websites on the Internet. There are literally millions of sites out there in cyberspace. Imagine one being Joy.com, another being Fear.com. Imagine Happy.com, Sad.com, Content.com, Overwhelm.com. Every website—every state of being, every state of consciousness—has a different look, feel and message, all evoking a different feeling.

What state of consciousness do you spend the most time on? Which ones do you want to visit?

Today is dedicated to invoking the agent of change called realization so that you are more empowered to make conscious and purposeful choices about the new states of consciousness you want to visit and explore. In this way, realization is the gatekeeper to some of the most thrilling inner and outer adventures of your life.

Cleansing Ritual

Become present to the feeling you chose at the beginning of the Consciousness Cleanse, knowing that it holds a sacred and holy frequency and is the foundation for your future. It is an expression of your soul. Just breathe into that. Now gather images, sacred objects, prayers, poems and songs that inspire you and evoke the vibration of the feeling or feelings you chose to expand within you. Take 10 minutes to dwell in the state of consciousness that would most inspire you.

Soulful Action

Your Outer Goal: What aspect of your life is calling you to see it in a new light, to have a shift in consciousness? And how can that shift bring you closer to your desired goal?

Your Inner Goal: What new internal website—state of consciousness—could you visit today that would open you up more to the feeling you most desire?

Soul Food: I am an instrument of God—and I love it!

Debbie Ford is the national best-selling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, The Secret of the Shadow, Spiritual Divorce, The Right Questions, The Best Year of Your Life and Why Good People Do Bad Things. Her new book is The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse (Harper Collins). She conducts workshops across the country. She lives in California with her family.

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