Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Truth about Enlightenment

Many spiritualists like to give their own definition about enlightenment. Enlightenment comes when you realise that you are pure consciousness, that you are not the “self-image” you have of yourself, nor your thoughts or even your body. Because it’s fully what you already are, you cannot “do” anything to get there, except from getting rid of the programming that society does to you day after day.
The reason it is so challenging to awaken to our original infinite nature because we have been told since birth that we are our body and the image we have of ourselves in our mind.
You don’t need for your thoughts to stop to awaken, you just need to stop identifying with them. But this is not so easy because most of us have spent a lifetime doing just that. The key is to observe them, to silently watch them. Get some space between you and the arising thought and notice that you are present before the thought, during the thought, and after the thought, so the thought cannot be you. 

As many of you already know there is good in the bad and bad in the good in every situation. The majority of people believe that ego is only negative but the ego is necessary for the body’s survival and is what tells us when to run from danger or defend ourselves. However, although we rarely find ourselves in actual physical life or death situations, the ego approaches our psychological disturbances with this same fight or flight response. If someone insults us or cuts us off in traffic, the ego kicks in and feels threatened. Enlightenment doesn't mean you will need be free of the ego. The key is to see that we are not our ego. We can't get rid of it because it's a part of ourselves. By observing it as it gets triggered we can start to get some space between us and it. The more space, the less pull it has over us. Pretty soon the ego begins to feel like a spoiled child who is always whining and complaining because it wants what it wants when it wants it. Rather than get angry at “the child,” we can begin to love it and assure it that it’s safe. By not taking our ego so seriously, we literally begin to lighten up.

When one is awakened, it’s not that only “positive” things come your way, rather it’s that you stop labelling things as positive or negative because all is seen as Life unfolding exactly however it unfolds. You begin to go with the flow. This is called ''the law of correspondence''. You attract what you are and if there is something in you that you can't realise it exists, the universe finds ways to help you identify it. grow and expand by mirroring your attitude through another person.

To be awakened means to be fully authentic with the present moment, however it appears. Because the enlightened being is not living in the past or future, they fully embrace whatever thoughts, feelings, sensations or emotions are presently arising. So, for example, if awakened people see an animal being abused by another human being, they may indeed cry at seeing such an unconscious act. It’s important to realise that you cannot locate consciousness, you can only be it. With meditation and yoga, you activate parts of your DNA that are in the 'sleep mode' and when you become awakened, you see the world differently, as it really is. Misleading concepts that focus on reductive materialism have kept us in the dark about the true nature of the human soul and its integral part in our evolution as spiritual beings. A recent survey says that many additional realms exist beyond the earth and in other dimensions of time and space. As spiritual beings, we can easily access these places by lucid dreaming and in deep meditative levels.

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”
-Dr Wayne Dyer.

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Hello, my name is Andriana Papacharalambous. I’m a member of the 144000 living in a human suit. I am a Freelance Journalist - Vegan food Blogger, Author, Transformational Coach, Intuitive writer -Spiritual Teacher, Freelance Vocalist & Earth Activist. I have a passion for truth, knowledge, the earth, health, getting back to our roots and embracing our potential and consciousness as a species. I'm a warrior of light and as a light worker and master teacher, my mission is to enlighten the genetic code of humanity and raise the God consciousness on Gaia, by evolving and sharing my knowledge with as many people as possible. My vision is to create a better planet for future generations.

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