Sharon Ann Wikoff

Create a life-style with daily practices that support YOU in your Be-coming!   


Maintaining a New Level of Consciousness

Posted on March 7, 2018 at 12:55 AM

Dear Readers,

Have you ever had a new insight…or new awareness…or feel you are at a new level of understanding and then loose it? I’ve actually wondered about this for years. My chiropractor for over 30 years in southern California shared with me once that he saw shifts in people, time and time again, and then 3 months later, they would come back and the challenge he had cleared had returned.

A couple of months ago, I went on a retreat for 12 days, and when I returned home, felt that I had had a shift in my perception, a heightened awareness. Then within 48 hours I saw it beginning to vanish.

The same thing just happened recently. I had been on a retreat, returned home with a heightened awareness and then felt I was getting caught up in the “old ways”. So, I’m recalling how this challenge was solved last time and hopefully this time too. It was so simple….all I had to do was…

SIT IN SILENCE…for a longer time than usual!


I recall that last time, all I needed to do was to sit in the silence, longer than usual and to be still and allow the pull of the outer world to fade away. When I did this, I found that my connection to the Presence returned. The pull of daily life was not so strong. For me, sitting in the silence, brought me back to the heightened awareness I had experienced during the retreat.

Amazing, how easily the mind forgets what we really need. Living in the world, there are many pulls on our attention, many things calling to us... grocery shopping, work, family challenges, children, parents, house cleaning, emails, etc. No wonder we are pulled away from being in the quiet, sitting in the silence.

And yet how wonderful it is to know though, that just going into the silence, can support us in keeping and maintaining a new level of consciousness!!!


However, it’s my experience that…

The deeper the shift in your consciousness, the more time in the silence is needed in order to stabilize the new level of awareness.


When one takes the time to sit in the silence, letting go of the day and all that happened, letting go of whatever the “mind” is thinking about, a new clarity comes, living in the “higher” state comes more spontaneously, without thought, a peacefulness returns.

I’ve also observed through the years, that if I’m very attached to a particular challenge, or something very important in pressing on me, I may need to sit more than once to really clear away the confusion. This is why, creating a daily practice of sitting is so important. When you create a life-style that allows for daily practice then many of the little challenges are handled by such a practice.

Join me this Thursday, March 8th at 11 am Pacific Time, on

Blog Talk Radio

for a conversation about this subject,


Here is the direct link.


Feel free to call in to the LIVE program directly. Here is the number for the LIVE show: (845) 277. 9394


I’d love to hear from you in regarding to your “sitting” practice.

My email is


With love, Sharon


Categories: self discovery , spiritual practices, life style

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