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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The first essay raises one's consciousness of place in the world, the second questions the dominant economic model and proposes an alternative, the third provides instructions for training oneself in wisdom, and the last points to the location of the interrupters that could spur change in the current political and economic systems.