Introduction to Modern Consciousness®

Discover Modern Consciousness® – a groundbreaking theory where science and spirituality converge, offering a unique and empowering perspective on life. I’m Stacie Shifflett, and as the creator of this innovative concept I am excited to share with you a practical and dynamic approach tailored for our rapidly evolving world. Modern Consciousness® transcends traditional boundaries, providing a framework for understanding and navigating the complexities of modern life.

At its core, Modern Consciousness® is about expanding our awareness and transcending the limitations of our habitual thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. It’s a pathway to aligning our lives with our deepest values, goals, and desires, transforming our experience from the ordinary into the extraordinary. By integrating insights from diverse fields like neuroscience, quantum physics, psychology, and epigenetics, Modern Consciousness® offers a unique perspective that challenges and enriches our understanding of ourselves and the universe around us.

The essence of Modern Consciousness® is not just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about applying this wisdom to everyday life, leading to a state of internal peace, meaning, and fulfillment. It’s a call to step out of the shadows of busyness and frustration, to embrace a life that resonates with your true self.

Join me in this exploration of consciousness, where we’ll delve into the four states of being that define our experiences and shape our reality. Whether you’re navigating personal challenges, seeking to elevate your business, or aspiring to contribute positively to society, Modern Consciousness® offers a roadmap to a more enlightened, purposeful existence.

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.

Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

-Lao Tzu

The Four States of Being in Modern Consciousness®

Embark on a journey through the four unique states of being that form the cornerstone of Modern Consciousness®. These states represent the evolutionary stages of personal and collective consciousness, guiding individuals, families, businesses, and societies towards greater awareness and transformation.

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Automaton 2.0: The Foundation of Conscious Evolution

Automaton 2.0 represents the foundational stage in the conscious evolution journey. It’s where we often find ourselves operating on autopilot, guided by deeply ingrained programming, past achievements, and choices we made earlier in life. This stage is not just about acknowledging where we are today; it’s about recognizing the potential for transformation that lies within our current experiences.

In the Automaton 2.0 phase, individuals find themselves on an emotional spectrum that ranges from lower-vibrating feelings such as sadness and unworthiness to a frenetic pace of life filled with achievements and temporary highs. Despite these highs, there’s an underlying sense of frustration, a feeling that these peaks are fleeting and unsustainable. This stage often sees individuals caught in the whirlwind of their daily lives, struggling to keep up with the relentless momentum of their existing commitments and routines. Rather than consciously steering their life’s future direction, they are executing past programming and decisions made earlier in life — career paths, family decisions, and daily routines — rather than re-evaluating and re-architecting a clear intention for their future.

It’s also important to note that, as we journey through life, our values and priorities naturally evolve. When our current reality no longer reflects these changes perspectives, it leads to a sense of misalignment and frustration. The dissonance between our evolved values and our present circumstances is a key driver in the quest for a more intentional and fulfilling life path.

Yet, it’s in this very stage that the seeds of transformation are sown. The growing sense of frustration, the questioning of life’s purpose, and the yearning for something more are signs that the soul is ready to embark on a profound journey. For many, a personal crisis acts as a catalyst, propelling them from the familiarity of Automaton 2.0 towards a new unknown future. It’s a call to explore deeper meanings and to embrace the possibilities of a life aligned with one’s true self.

Automaton 2.0 is not just a stage to pass through; it’s a vital part of the journey, providing the lessons and experiences necessary for the evolution of consciousness. It’s here that we lay the groundwork for a transformative path, setting the stage for the next aspect of Modern Consciousness®, the Awakening Soul, and beyond.


The Awakening Soul: Embracing Possibility and Transformation

The Awakening Soul marks a pivotal stage in the journey of Modern Consciousness®. It’s where individuals begin to realize that there is more to life than their current experiences and start to explore the vast potential that lies within them.

Awakening Souls embark on a quest for deeper understanding and knowledge. They start to question their current circumstances and explore what might be keeping them bound to situations that no longer serve their happiness or growth. This heightened awareness opens the door to new possibilities, igniting a belief that life can be more fulfilling and joyful.
As seekers of knowledge and truth, Awakening Souls find inspiration and guidance from others who have walked this path before them. This exposure to new ideas and experiences leads to the rewiring of old, limiting beliefs and the adoption of new, empowering perspectives, habits, and thought patterns. The process of healing begins, leading to a more satisfying inner life that naturally reflects in their external world.

This stage, however, is not without its challenges. Long-suppressed emotions and experiences may surface, requiring release and healing. It’s a time of spiritual exploration, where individuals seek a deeper connection with the source and the world around them. Practices like meditation and energy work often become tools for personal transformation in this stage of growth.

As Awakening Souls begin their personal exploration, they do so with an essential mindset of openness, curiosity, and non-judgment. This approach is not just beneficial but crucial, as it forms the bedrock of their journey through this aspect of Modern Consciousness®. Gradually, as they progress, they develop competencies in areas such as emotional regulation and self-awareness. This pivotal shift in mindset and skill acquisition sets the stage for their evolution into the next phase: becoming an Illuminated Adept.

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Illuminated Adept: The Path of Continuous Growth

The Illuminated Adept stage within Modern Consciousness® marks a profound deepening of the journey initiated as an Awakening Soul. Here, individuals build upon their newfound awareness, continuously expanding their knowledge and skills. While The Illuminated Adept certainly gains some mastery, it is characterized not by a final state of mastery. Rather, it is an enduring commitment to growth and self-improvement.

In this phase, individuals experience more frequent moments of inner peace, joy, and contentment. Their sense of purpose becomes clearer, and their alignment with personal values grows stronger. They intentionally engage in activities that enhance their overall well-being and release those that do not.

Key characteristics of an Illuminated Adept include heightened compassion, empathy, and kindness towards others and themselves. They recognize the interconnectedness of all life and actively cultivate a mindset focused on the present, gracefully accepting what is beyond their control. Practices like forgiveness, gratitude, and self-appreciation become integral parts of their daily life.

As Illuminated Adepts continue to evolve, they often feel inspired to guide and support others on their paths. They embody the principle that personal evolution is a continuous journey, one where learning and self-discovery never cease.

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The Transformer: Embodiments of Love and Change

At the pinnacle of the Modern Consciousness® journey stands The Transformer, a figure of profound personal evolution and impactful societal influence. These individuals have not only traversed the earlier stages of Automaton 2.0, Awakening Soul, and Illuminated Adept, but they have also synthesized these experiences into a powerful force for positive change.

Transformers are characterized by their deep sense of connection to the world around them. They have moved beyond personal development into a realm where their actions, thoughts, and very presence become catalysts for change in others. Their journey through the stages of Modern Consciousness® has imbued them with a profound understanding of the interconnectedness of all life, driving them to act with compassion and empathy on a broader scale.

Living primarily from a place of love, Transformers have learned to transcend fear and embrace the full spectrum of human experience. They are often seen as role models, inspiring those around them through their resilience, wisdom, and deep commitment to living authentically. Their influence extends beyond their immediate environment, touching lives in their communities and, sometimes, on a global scale.

The life of a Transformer is marked by continuous growth and evolution. They understand that mastery is not about reaching a final destination but about the journey itself. This perspective allows them to approach life with a sense of curiosity, openness, and a willingness to embrace new challenges and opportunities for growth.

In their interactions, Transformers bring a sense of clarity and purpose. They are often involved in initiatives that foster community and global consciousness. Their leadership is not about wielding power but about empowering others, creating ripples of positive change that can transform societies.

And you? When will you begin

that long journey into yourself?


The Dynamic Flow of Modern Consciousness®

Modern Consciousness® is not a linear journey with rigidly defined stages. Instead, it’s a fluid and dynamic process, where individuals often find themselves flowing between different aspects of consciousness based on their life experiences and personal growth.

This fluidity is a key characteristic of the journey. It acknowledges that personal development is not a straight path but a complex and evolving journey. Individuals may find themselves revisiting earlier stages, such as Automaton 2.0, even after progressing to stages like the Illuminated Adept or Transformer. This is not a regression but a natural part of the growth process, where revisiting earlier stages can offer new insights and deeper understanding.

For instance, an Illuminated Adept might find themselves slipping back into Automaton 2.0 during periods of intense business activity or during significant life events that challenge their sense of purpose. This return to a previous stage is an opportunity to apply their accumulated wisdom and skills in a new context, further enriching their journey.

Similarly, a Transformer might encounter situations that call for the introspection and self-discovery characteristic of the Awakening Soul. These moments are not setbacks but rather opportunities for deepening their understanding and enhancing their ability to effect change in their world.

The concept of fluidity within Modern Consciousness® emphasizes that personal growth is an ongoing process. It’s about continuous learning, adapting, and evolving. Each stage offers unique lessons and insights, and the journey through them is not about reaching a final destination but about embracing the journey itself.

In this way, Modern Consciousness® becomes a lifelong journey of exploration, growth, and transformation, where each stage contributes to a richer, more nuanced understanding of oneself and the world.

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