Here are the lesson notes from Vishen Lakhiani’s Becoming Limitless free webinar about the four stages of the evolution of consciousness.
Vishen Lakhiani recently conducted a free webinar on the topic of Becoming Limitless. The webinar is a story about how Vishen managed to elevate himself from a mediocre state of living to a limitless way of living. His success made him think about how he was able to do it. Over time, he was able to codify the formula for his success and develop a curriculum on it. He shares this curriculum in his recently released book, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, and also in his Becoming Limitless online course.
If you don’t know who Vishen Lakhiani is, he is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley. Mindvalley is a company that develops personal development programs using the latest cutting edge technology. Vishen raised the company from only $700 of his money to the multiple million dollar company it is today. Interestingly, he uses the same personal development techniques you can find in the programs on himself to grow his company. Today, Mindvalley is a highly renowned company in the field of personal development.
In the webinar, Vishen talks about the four stages of the evolution of consciousness. The higher we move along our consciousness evolution, the more abundance we unlock and attract into our lives. Vishen’s explanation resonates with me because I can identify with the process he explains. According to Vishen, there are four stages that we travel through as we expand our consciousness:
- Modern Man
- Culture Hacker
- The State of Limitless
- The God Mind
1 – The Modern Man (or the Victim Stage)
The first stage of consciousness evolution is the modern man or victim stage. Most of the world’s consciousness is at this stage. This stage is where we feel that life happens to us instead of from us.
We feel that we are the victims on this stage. Our income is a victim of our boss at work. Our love relationships is a victim of our spouse or partner. And our health is a victim of food culture and environmental problems. As victims, we feel that we have little to no control over what happens.
We surrender our power to people whom we believe have the power, such as our boss, our spouse, or the government. When bad things start to happen, we react by complaining and placing the blame on someone other than ourselves. When we become trapped in this stage, we behave in ways that make us live mediocre and even miserable lives.
The good news is that we are waking up. We are beginning to realize that we aren’t helpless victims. We start to see that our thoughts can impact and create our reality. This transition is where we can emerge from the victim stage and move on to the next one.
Some of us are just starting to see that while others have realized it for some time. Either way, we see that reality is an illusion where we can determine our reality by choosing the right beliefs. When we focus directed thought on what we want, then we increase the chances of achieving what we want.
Vishen calls this process “bending reality.”
For example: I experienced bending reality when I was applying to enter a university. This school was among the most competitive in the country, but I felt very confident that I would get accepted there. I didn’t spend a moment thinking what would happen if I didn’t get accepted. I focused all my thoughts and intention to being accepted into the school. I prepared myself appropriately by studying and by believing that I will succeed. Sure enough, the day the announcement was made, I got accepted!
You probably have a similar experience where you bend reality. An important note to notice is that your process of bending reality has to align with your level. Maybe you don’t yet fully believe that reality is bendable, and you are still trying things out. In this case, rather than using affirmations to shape your reality, use segment intending.
For example, rather than saying “I make five figures per month income”, say instead “Wouldn’t it be nice if I made five figures per month income?”. Using segment intending takes away the pressure of positive affirmations and instead opens you up to a possible scenario.
2 – The Culture Hacker
Since you’re reading this article, it’s most likely that you are at the Culture Hacker stage. Once we see that our choices greatly impact our reality, we start making good choices. As Culture Hackers, we attempt to improve all aspects of our lives by ‘hacking’ using various tools and techniques.
Culture Hackers are familiar with techniques such as meditation, creative visualization, and others. We use these tools to improve our productivity and achieve high levels of success, happiness, and health. It’s rare to find a person who is successful who doesn’t use at least one or two of these culture hacker tools to help them.
Usually, Culture Hackers know what we want. We believe that we can achieve it as long as we do the work. We may still struggle with emotions and fears that drain our energy, but we are able to get back to a good energy and continue work. Our concern as Culture Hackers is that we want to amplify our results; we want to create better outcomes than the ones we have now. In my case, I want to increase the amount of income I make from my business.
To amplify results, Vishen recommends two points:
- Don’t become attached to the outcome. If you are doing the work, don’t get stressed if the results haven’t arrived yet. Focus on doing the work and be patient because it takes time for events to occur that will manifest what you want.
- Forget the how. When we want a certain result, we need to let go of how we will get that result. If we force the process, then we risk failing to get the result. Trust that what we desire will arrive in the best way possible.
3 – The State of Limitless
Once a person has transcended beyond culture hacking, they enter a state of limitless. This state is the state that Vishen helps people achieve in his Becoming Limitless course. Vishen explains that when a person is in this state, they move from inspiration and live a mission oriented life.
I admit that I am not in this stage yet, so I don’t understand it yet. I am still at the Culture Hacker stage and trying to amplify my results. What I do know is that when we are at the State of Limitless, we live life to fulfill a higher calling; one that transcends the individual motivations of Culture Hackers.
The fourth stage after the State of Limitless is the God Mind. But Vishen says that this stage is a topic for a different discussion. Perhaps only a few people in the history of the world have ever reached the God Mind stage. Right now, our focus is to evolve from being a Culture Hacker to entering a State of Limitless.