My notes on the journey of raising consciousness...
The quest to elevate one's consciousness is a noble endeavor indeed; and the first step in any journey is to determine ones' point of origin. Once the point of origin is established through honest reflection and non-judgmental observation through prayer, meditation, and any other process or practice that you find useful in achieving 'alignment' then the next step would be to determine where it is you wish to arrive.
Much like typing in a destination in your GPS or google maps, you will perceive different options in the routes in which you may choose to embark to arrive at your desired destination. Upon choosing the route which resonates with you (the route which seems most enjoyable) you finally set off on your journey to elevating your consciousness.
Undeniably there will be bumps along the road, construction underway, detours, and possible road closures. Just as the GPS will re-route you when these diversions dictate, the intuition and guiding hands of the Holy Spirit, Universe, Angels, Guides, and God (whichever words you want to use to refer to your internal GPS) will re-route you on your path of consciousness. Your job is to remain open and aware of the gentle suggestions for the re-route and to not rigidly adhere to the pre-supposed route upon the journey's start.