Consciousness is our essence as human beings. It is the power that controls and commands our alertness, awareness and ability to think and discriminate between good and bad, useful and useless, and to reflect and make decisions in life through the lens of morality, ethics, empathy and purpose.
Through the perspective of religion, Divine Grace is understood to be the connection between us and the God of our understanding. In spirituality, Divine Grace is our consciousness. The strength of Divine Grace present in our lives is our level of consciousness.
The level of our consciousness controls and governs the levels of our alertness and awareness about our internal and external environments. Higher consciousness means there is a deeper connection between us and the God of our understanding, which puts us in a position to better utilize all of the resources available to us. Higher consciousness illumines the mind, which greatly impacts our abilities to learn and perform, ultimately deciding our market value and worth to society. According to neuroscience, if the brain is orderly, then our thoughts are orderly and, resultantly, our actions are also orderly.
Our five senses, sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, all provide us with sensory inputs from our external environments, but these too are regulated and governed by our intellect, whose efficiency and functioning is controlled and governed by the level of our consciousness.
There is one Light that shines through all of our senses. This Light is responsible for all conscious experience. Raising consciousness permits one to an optimal experience of life, down to our very senses. When consciousness is high enough, we experience a climax of conscious experience and expression, known as happiness, joy, ecstasy and bliss. The ongoing raising of consciousness is the only way to enjoy health, wealth, prosperity and happiness in life.