raise (one's) consciousness

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raise (one's) consciousness

To increase one's awareness or understanding of one's own needs or the needs of others. Traveling abroad really raised my consciousness about the plight of the poor around the world.
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It is a call to raise our consciousness and vibrations.
Though Lauret heeds Morrison's warning against the comparisons between black and white writers, Lauret argues that her comparison of Walker and Woolf, as with Hurston, provides "a form of knowledge" that, when examined together, "can raise our consciousness about what is involved when' our mother's garden is unfamiliar.
Classic tales that raise our consciousness and probe the unsettling mysteries of the human heart are replaced by cotton-candy versions.