Change Your Life And Connect To Higher Realms

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Aleya Dao was a successful alternative health practitioner undergoing a sound healing session herself when she had one of those extraordinary ascents into an entirely expanded level of cosmic consciousness. And what she discovered in those few minutes and the days and years afterward, was how ready her Higher Self, her Body Deva and an array of personal multidimensional Team members were to help her overcome her own perceived shortcomings, destructive habits and life’s speedbumps. She decided on change. The woman she is today is not the woman she was then–and she gives full credit to the Higher Realms for helping her evolve to the happy and fulfilled trailblazing spiritual teacher, healer and author that she has become.


In her astonishing and powerful book, Seven Cups of Consciousness: Change Your Life by Connecting to the Higher Realms (New World Library), Aleya offers a direct manual on how to engage with the higher dimensions to advance your own evolution–to create a life filled with happiness and purpose, always connected with a divine and perfect aspect of yourself, protected and guided by a loving angelic presence. She shows how this kind of life becomes possible when we learn to consciously connect at the spiritual level with higher dimensions. 


“When you explore your inner realms, along with the higher dimensions, your life will change in amazing ways,” writes Aleya, a sound healer, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, acupuncturist and spiritual guide for 20 years in the Southwest. She practiced in Telluride, CO, before moving to Santa Barbara, CA where she currently serves an international clientele. “The basic idea is that all your work is done at a level higher than your physical reality. There are aspects of you that exist in higher dimensions, at the spiritual level. I call these parts of you your energy self or your Higher Self.”

Seven Cups of Consciousness offers step-by-step practical guidance for reaching beyond one’s limited physical experience and energetically opening to the guidance and support of multidimensional resources.

Her book outlines specific processes built around “cups of consciousness” that are designed to give readers access to the energetic realm and the innumerable resources it contains. “The physical realm is only one of many. You are a multidimensional being expressing yourself in multiple dimensions,” writes Aleya. “You are never alone. Using your angelic resources can assist you in enormous ways.”

Just as a cup of coffee or tea helps you wake up in the morning, Aleya promises readers that sipping from the “cups of consciousness” she offers will help them awaken to higher levels of consciousness and energetic support:

  • First Cup – You Live in a Multidimensional Reality
  • Second Cup – You Are Never Alone
  • Third Cup – You Can Change Your Inner World
  • Fourth Cup – Your Challenges Can Help You Grow
  • Fifth Cup – Your Body Is a Nature Spirit
  • Sixth Cup – You Have Soul’s Wisdom
  • Seventh Cup – You Are Perfect
Aleya has created energetic practices designed to help readers release old patterns and gain access to a higher consciousness for each of the seven cups. Links to eleven powerful downloadable audio meditations that guide readers through these processes are also included.



  • Become acquainted with your own River of Light, adjacent to the front of your spinal cord
  • Dialogue with your Team to resolve old “stuff” that keeps you mired in lack, limitation, real world problems and broken romances
  • Communicate with your Body Deva, the nature spirit that is embodied as your physical self
  • Begin living a multidimensional life, so that you solve problems from a vantage point that you cannot by living a 2D existence
  • Enable your Higher Self, Team and Body Deva to support you in living a life that is fully expressed with joy, fulfillment, purpose, self-love and even romance!

 “The key lies in your ability to focus on your inner world, using your imagination and intent as a way to connect to other dimensions,” writes Aleya. “You will learn that your real power comes from within and from beyond. As you develop these tools, your consciousness will evolve, your challenges will transform, and a deep inner peace and empowerment will bloom.”


1 Comment to Change Your Life And Connect To Higher Realms

  1. 3 Ways To Use Your Cellphone To Call Higher Self

    Co-authored by Fran Shaw and Murphy

    (Murphy is the acerbic, witty, spiritual seeker and narrator of Fran’s book Lord Have Murphy. His wry commentary reminds us that we don’t need a lot of trappings to get conscious. We just need to marshal our attention!)

    Navigating a busy New York sidewalk these days requires constant vigilance lest we get trampled by people with heads bowed and eyes on their phones. It’s hypnotic, this marvelous content-provider in our hands, and some of us can’t help but constantly check it. The phrase “Put Down The Phone” headlines a recent New York Times article announcing a $200 app that allows you to put away your cell and still have peace of mind that you won’t miss anything “important.” But what important things are we missing when we are glued to the phone, to the exclusion of everything else? As my friend Murphy puts it, “Is that the sun blazing gold across the horizon? I hadn’t noticed because my world has shrunk to the size of a kumquat.”

    Must we give up our cells to wake up and smell the roses? Golden opportunity here! Especially when we consider that transformation may not be about giving up anything, but may be about opening to a consciousness that embraces all of it, limited by none of it. Doing so allows us to live in both streams simultaneously-the everyday and the “higher.” “Can I walk and talk and chew gum at the same time?” (Murphy ponders). That’s the challenge.

    To bring higher consciousness to life, Murphy advocates “getting on the bus running,” that is, becoming aware of oneself right in the midst of an activity. At any moment, there’s a choice to be made between two dispositions of mind: (1) passivity and identification (mind busy coming up with answers; attention moving around all on its own, and hooked into whatever attracts it) and (2) awareness and presence (mind quiet; attention not moving around, but focused on impressions from the senses now, and joining with the subtle energy animating the body).

    When one is “identified,” it’s on automatic-pilot mode: thoughts take over and there is no focusing on presence. The question is: do we have to stop what we’re doing or behave a different way to wake up? As Murphy says, “It’s wonderful to sit still for a moment, relaxed and quiet, so subtler impressions impress. But this is not getting on the bus running. This is getting on the bus as it waits for you at the curb. By the monastery.” Indeed to “get on the bus running, nothing about me needs to change except where the attention is.” In theory at least, we should be able to be on the phone-totally enjoying it-and be present at the same time. We just need some practice in “multidimensional living”-and something to remind us that we can “vibrate higher.”

    Our cellphones… vibrate! And make various sounds at random moments. We can even download our spiritual ringtone of choice. What great reminders to mobilize attention! It’s like that fictional gadget in René Daumal’s 1952 masterpiece Mount Analogue: the portable phonograph that is rigged to wake you up by crying out at the most unexpected moments, “Who do you think you are?” It’s the temple bell that rings on the hour to rouse one from automatism to restore awareness.

    We can connect what we do with what we really are beyond form. All that ringing, pinging, and vibrating can be used as a call to become present. And the first step, when one is called, is simply to witness. Wordless, neutral, me, now. Murphy calls it “Observing Mode”: “It’s all about streaming live video of yourself. It’s reality-show you! Try it. Camera on. Click. Feel that camera on you? Your body being seen-posture, facial expression-as you read these words? That’s live video while it’s happening. I’m actually streaming right now.”

    Here are three things we’ve been trying in this mode, just for half an hour each day, after becoming collected and saying out loud our intention:

    Cellphone RINGING? Observe my body now. As if something sees me here-face, jaw, shoulders, and the arm reaching for the phone….

    Cellphone PINGING? See myself here. The ping says, “Attention! Look now” as the head lowers to reads the words….

    Cellphone VIBRATING? Sense my body. Because it’s vibrating too, with subtle life energy, through the whole of it, from the top of my head, to my seat on the chair, to the soles of my feet. My hand, filled with attention, taking hold of the phone….

    Our mindfulness practices-observing the body just as it is, listening with both ears, sensing the body-all need reminding factors so that many times during the day our field of awareness goes wide again. A Selfphone can help when we intentionally connect it with waking up. As with yoga, this “union” takes repetition and patience. But what a gift-that first time the phone “pings” and we immediately become present. What opens for us is the unlimited dimension of attention.

    And no judgment allowed. Say I forget for most of the appointed half hour. No worries! As Murphy puts it, “No need to call it Incapacity. That’s a city for whiners.” The attention, when passive, simply gets occupied elsewhere; it happens; so whatever reminds us to activate attention and come home is awesome. Whenever we remember, by means of whatever thought, let it be a neutral bell simply calling us to become aware now.

    Going away and coming back. Both part of the same process of waking up. What is the important thing being missed when we’re lost in the phone? Presence. Self with a capital S. Real I. By infusing usual habits with conscious attention, we enliven everyday life. We put the I in iPhone. We live in a new way.

    Coming Soon: Higher Self Takes a Selfie
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    Fran Shaw, Ph.D., a longtime practitioner in a spiritual discipline, works with writing as a vibrational practice serving higher energies. She is a university professor teaching writing and the award-winning author of several books including Notes on The Next Attention, 50 Ways to Help You Write, and Writing My Yoga. Her latest book Lord Have Murphy: Waking Up in the Spiritual Marketplace is a work on attention in the form of an illustrated book featuring drawings by Bruce M. Sherman and Murphy’s unrelenting humor. Excerpts and information are online at or

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