“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
No matter where one resides on the path of consciousness, there are always new levels to explore. We work within the framework of a particular level (sometimes for lifetimes) until we have learned all that it has to offer. As each new level is transcended, our perception of life is transformed.
All of the lower levels represent various aspects of ego-driven dysfunction and misery. Those who reside below the terminator of awakening are very draining to be around. Unbeknownst to them, they are psychic vampires who live off the energy of others. This is why so many people create excessive drama and conflict in their life experience. They are addicted to the energy they get from emotional reactions and attention.
When you interact with someone who struggles with dysfunction, do your best to remain neutral, compassionate and loving. These higher levels of expression automatically protect your energy and demonstrate a different way of being. The higher you go, the more power you have and the more protected you are.
Your purpose is to discover the best version of yourself. This is done through relentless and purposeful mindfulness, consistent practice and self-love. Imagine how you would view and experience the world from the levels of love, joy, peace and enlightenment.