The ancient Hindu text Advaita Vedanta (non dualism) describes three states of consciousness and Turiya (the fourth) - waking, dreaming, deep sleep and Turiya. In our current paradigm we exist primarily in the waking state - work, health, relationships, environment… always so much to do and so many problems to solve. It’s no wonder happiness becomes elusive and we’re always so stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, suffering and/or starved for meaning. However the paradigm we’ve been born into, doesn’t have to be the paradigm we leave for our children. It’s now at a critical point in our evolution we want to encourage you to open to the possibility of learning to consciously experience all states of consciousness. Using cutting edge technologies to objectively measure your consciousness, along with ancient philosophy, your subjective experience and our support, we want to invite you to redefine what it means to you, to be you.
An overview of the three states of consciousness + Turiya include:
1. The first state is the waking state, in which we are aware of our daily world. "It is described as outward-knowing, it’s our 3D reality, physical body, material world… impermanence".
2. The second state is the dreaming mind. "It is described as inward-knowing. Insights, dreams, the mind (thoughts and feelings) and our life force energies (breath / heart beat)”.
3, The third state is the state of deep sleep. “In this state the underlying ground of consciousness is undistributed as we transcend the mind. It is here the seed of our potential resides and through the stillness we can tune into and nurture our soul’s potential.
4. The fourth factor is Turiya, pure consciousness. It is the background that underlies and transcends the three common states of consciousness. In this consciousness both absolute and relative are transcended. It is the true state of experience of the infinite and non-different, free from dualistic experience (good:bad, light:dark, right:wrong). It is the state in which ajativada, non-origination, is apprehended. It is to experience yourself as God, everything that was and is, beyond any sense of self.
The image below may help to more effectively conceptualise these concepts