Excellent analogy! I would think that in order to achieve such an awareness one might have to have an instructor, someone who holds something similar to a PhD in the field of awareness, someone who has been there. Followed by many years of study and practice. After all one does not obtain a PhD in any field without many years of instruction study and hard work. Why anyone would think the field of elevating the awareness or consciousness to be any different? Consciousness of the level you speak, will never come in a blinding flash, but like all other fields of endeavor, or anything of value for that matter, must be achieved through effort and hard work. Otherwise, I have found, it will never be appreciated and possibly lost. Just the awareness of the different levels of consciousness is a gift from the creator, in his infinite wisdom leaves it up to the individual to achieve those levels.
Thanks again for an excellent analogy.