The Journey of Enlightenment

The Journey of Enlightenment

“This is the journey of enlightenment.  There is no moment of enlightenment.  Enlightenment is all around.  There are moments of enlightenment that occur well before your energy finds its place in the vastness of existence. Enlightenment is attained in every experience your spirit endures. “Enlightenment is the humble opening of awareness.  It is not relegated to the special or the holy.  It is not a secret held for the deserved or for the learned.  There are no rituals that must be performed to gain the consciousness that is enlightenment. “Enlightenment is the opening up to the truth of existence.  Enlightenment is the awareness you gain of yourself and of your place in the oneness of existence. “To be enlightened simply means to see beyond your own barriers.  To see a bit more of your true self in existence.  When you are able to do that you will see that every experience is open to you. It is up to you to reach out and explore it. The act of understanding that you are one with everything around you is enlightenment.  The act of understanding that the joy and Love that exists in the smallest of atoms and in the vastness of the Universe is enlightenment.  Acknowledging your true existence free from hate and anger and darkness is enlightenment. Enlightenment does not matter in the end. What you do with your enlightenment does.”...

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Being Begins With Knowing Who You Are

Being Begins With Knowing Who You Are

Being begins with knowing who we are.  To understand this we must first find ourselves in the physical world.  Then we must go deeper and travel onto other planes of existence.  If we are to grow we cannot stop at x and y and z.  We must ask ourselves, as if each emotion is a signpost for where we are.  ‘Where am I in Love, in anger, in compassion, in desire?’ And then we must ask ‘Is that where I want to be?’ When we ground ourselves with the knowledge of our location physically as well as spiritually, we begin to see beyond the city or the mountain we are in.  We begin to see our place on the plane of existence as it radiates out from us in endless directions. This is the moment when we understand that no matter where we are it is only a short distance to that place of balance and comfort that we seek.  Our problem is rarely the distance we must travel.  It is finding the right path to travel upon.” Simply receiving confirmation that there are more planes than the physical opened my consciousness to see beyond the sea around me.  I noticed the rise and fall of the waves.  I imagined the rise and fall of the tides.  I recognized in some places the tides created torrential waves that swept the land clean.  In others, it barely made a difference.  How could I not imagine that same imbalance in the human condition from continent to continent. “There is imbalance in the world for the same reason there is imbalance in the tides.  Every spirit is connected in the great sea of existence.  The imbalance we feel are the edges we make contact with as you try to connect to the energy that is.  It is the turbulence we feel in the endless spiritual energy that is as our true self tries to fit with every other connection in existence. Each must find a single point of connection on an infinite scale.  As one point of connection is made it instantly alters all of the other points of connection.  This endless ebb and flow of energy that is created is the imbalance we feel.”...

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