What Is Self-Awareness versus Sentience?

Previously, we learned that we are sentient beings rather than energetic beings. When we talk about self-awareness or sentience, these terms may mean different things to different people in human, animal and energetic terms. What is self-awareness versus sentience?

What is self-awareness versus sentience in energetic terms?

In “The Origin Speaks,” Guy Needler described how energy has to evolve through a multistep process to be able to support sentience. Briefly, the energy evolves in this way:

  • Initially, a small body of energy is attracted to other energies with the same or similar energy signature. They group together as a larger body of separate energies that can recognize themselves from dissimilar energies.
  • Then they sacrifice their individuality to form a single bigger body of energy with limited intelligence, selfawareness and collective consciousness. This bigger entity seeks and is attracted to smaller energies that increase its energetic volume and intelligence.
  • Then the entity develops the desire to create in simple, known or repeatable ways. At first it creates without much focus or direction (e.g. a ball of energy). It gradually becomes better at creating a desired product (e.g. other entities, environments, situations).
  • It analyzes its creation to compare the desired vs. actual outcome, and learns to modify things to improve the outcome. This is how it evolves from a variety of experiences.
  • Once the entity experientially recognizes its own evolution and how it gains evolutionary content, it becomes a new sentient entity, that can focus or move its sentience at will.

At this point, the entity also realizes that it’s the sentience (not the energies) that make it a sentient being. It can move itself to an area with new energies and commandeer them for its use to gain more evolutionary content, or to transport its ready-to-use sentience to them.

How much sentience do souls have?

Our Source Entity (SE1/God) used 50% of its total sentient energies to create countless units called True Energetic Selves (TES/Oversouls), that were assigned ready-to-use pure sentience.

  • Every True Energetic Self keeps 70% of its sentience within itself, but can project 30% of it to create up to 12 Aspects (souls). That means each Aspect has 2.5% of the TES sentience.
  • Similarly, a soul may create up to 12 smaller parts called Shards (sub-souls). That means each Shard has 2.5% of the Aspect’s 2.5% sentience, or 0.208% TES sentience per Shard.
  • Highly evolved beings may incarnate with more sentience. Jesus had 12% sentience from the “Yeshua TES,” which also projected John the Baptist (8%). Buddha came from a different TES with two other aspects, and all three of them together worked with 18% sentience.
  • These sentient energies can be projected as Aspects or Shards into any physical form or vehicle to explore the physical universe (e.g. human, alien, gas cloud, planet, etc.).

During our human incarnation, our sentience sits in the soul seat, right behind the front aspect of the heart chakra (in the midpoint in between the front and rear heart chakras). It is the driver of the energies that animate the human vehicle.

What is self-awareness vs. sentience in human terms?

Being self-aware is simply the state of understanding who and what we are from a higher perspective. True self-realization means being in contact with your True Energetic Self (TES), the environment associated with your TES, and your creator (Source/SE1/God).

“Being self-aware isn’t in itself a means to evolution. Self-awareness is a progressive state that energy goes through on its way to sentience.” – Guy Needler

Being sentient means having the ability to create, which includes the planning, analysis, correction or improvement of a creative function, and re-creation of that creative function (e.g. objects, environments, states of beingness) in a better way. It’s about improving the level of creativity. Pure sentience or beingness means we’re not constrained by anything.

“Sentience is the product of self-aware creativity. Creativity and the experience associated with creativity is what existence is all about. To be creative is quite possibly the most important task that an entity can do.” – Guy Needler

What is self-awareness versus sentience?

Are animals self-aware or sentient? 

Animals are less self-aware than humans, because their True Energetic Selves were created with a lower quality of sentient energies, which makes them “semi-sentient” beings. But there are many different levels of self-awareness and sentience within the animal kingdom.

  • Certain species (e.g. primates, elephants, dolphins, magpies) are able to see a reflection in the mirror and recognize it as being their self-image. Interestingly, human babies aren’t born with this ability, but develop it around 18 months of age.
  • Many other species (e.g. dogs, cats) don’t pass the “mirror test.” They treat the image as another animal, and may threaten it, play with it or ignore it completely.
  • All animals have a “primal sense of self,” when it comes to their body, territory, bed, toys, food or decision making, as all pet owners and some scientists know (see references).

Needler noted that animals that work closely with humans (e.g. dog, cat, horse) can become sentient through their interactions with us. When they’re continuously exposed to higher frequency entities like us, we pull them upwards, so they seek our love and attention.

  • Their progression is very gradual over thousands of years. But when they get to a certain level, they can jump from their energetic genre to become backfill people or humans.
  • Our souls can but do not incarnate as animals, because as hive souls they evolve at a much slower rate than humans with individualized free will. It’s not advantageous to us.

Animal souls can incarnate as ANY animal. For example, a polar bear may come back as a cat, fish or whatever, if polar bears become extinct here. Or they can incarnate on another planet.

What about dolphins and whales?

Needler said that dolphins are sentient beings, but whales are not. Dolphins are probably more sentient than mankind is, based on where their True Energetic Selves are located.

  • Dolphin souls come from at least Full Dimension 5 in the multiverse, whereas most human souls come from Full Dimensions 3 or 4 in the multiverse (not from some star system).
  • Dolphins maintain a higher level of frequency and can work up to the seventh frequency level (FB 7) while on Earth.
  • Dolphins are here to observe and to work closely with the elementals (nature spirits) to make sure that the evolutionary functionality and efficiency of the Earth (the eco-structure they exist within) is maintained.

Although we classify whales and dolphins as “Cetaceans,” they do not represent the same energetic races despite their similar physical forms. Whales and orcas come from the same level as other animals around Full Dimensions 2-3 (see Where Do Human and Other Souls Come From? – Big Picture Questions.com).

Final Thoughts

I hope this post adds to your understanding of what sentience is, because that’s what we are in our True Energetic state. Needler emphasized that sentience is not something that is associated with being incarnate in a physical form. It’s what we (as sentient beings) bring to the physical form to animate it during a lifetime to experience, learn and evolve on this planet.

It is interesting to note that the physical forms of cetaceans can house completely different energetic races, just like the human form does (from the OM beings to True Energetic Selves at Full Dimension 3-9 to backfill people). It takes all kinds for all beings to evolve!

What is self-awareness versus sentience?

Note: It is fitting that dolphins are the totem animal for I Ching Gate 27 of Caring, which is about nourishing, nurturing, and providing guardianship in an altruistic or selfless manner.

For more information, please see:

Guy Needler: Home – Guy Steven Needler | The Dawn of a New Age of Science (new website) & 5 books: The History of GodBeyond the Source – Book 1Beyond the Source – Book 2Avoiding Karma, The Origin Speaks, 2015, Recording of the World Satsanga SKYPE tele conference held on 19th January 2016 & Personal communication

What Is the Big Picture? – Big Picture Questions.com

Where Do Human and Other Souls Come From? – Big Picture Questions.com

What Are the Stages Of Spiritual Development? – Big Picture Questions.com

Are We Energetic Or Sentient Beings? – Big Picture Questions.com

Where Is Our Consciousness Located? – Big Picture Questions.com

What Is a Living Entity? – Big Picture Questions.com

What Type of Entities Can Incarnate As Humans? – Big Picture Questions.com

Who Are the Evolved Beings Called the OM? – Big Picture Questions.com

What Are the Evolved White Children? – Big Picture Questions.com

What Are Backfill People? – Big Picture Questions.com

Do All Species Have Chakras Like Humans? – Big Picture Questions.com

What Are the Functions of Animals In the Universe? – Big Picture Questions.com

What Are the Functions of Plants, Trees and Nature Spirits? – Big Picture Questions.com

How Do Plants Evolve? – Big Picture Questions.com

What Are the Functions of Minerals, Planets, Stars, Solar Systems and Galaxies? – Big Picture Questions.com

How Do Mineral Entities Evolve? – Big Picture Questions.com

How Does Reincarnation Work? – Big Picture Questions.com

How Do Entities Progress? – Big Picture Questions.com

What Is the Law Of Correspondence? – Big Picture Questions.com

What Is the Structure Of Our Multiverse? – Big Picture Questions.com

What Are the Twelve Source Entities Like? – Big Picture Questions.com

Rebecca Turner: 10 Animals with Self-Awareness

Mirror test – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Does My Dog Recognize Himself in a Mirror? | Psychology Today

List of Animals That Have Passed the Mirror Test – Animal Cognition

Dogs can read human emotions | Science | AAAS

Thomas T. Hills & Stephen Butterfill: From foraging to autonoetic consciousness: The primal self as a consequence of embodied prospective foraging. Current Zoology 61(2): 368-381, 2015 (‎www.butterfill.com/pdf/primal_self.pdf) & Self Awareness is Common in Animals says new Study

Dr. Sally Boysen: The Smartest Animals on the Planet, 2009

Chetan Parkyn: The Book of Lines, 2012

Richard Rudd: Gene Keys Totem Index & Gene Keys Network | Living Library (website)

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