Defining a spiritual enlightenment or awakening is difficult to put into words much the same way as love is hard to explain. A spiritual awakening is a rich and complex experience that makes it hard to explain in simple terms. There are some who have tried putting the meaning of an awakening into specific and narrow terms.
One of those ideas is that going through an awakening is completely dissolving your identity and becoming a separate you with no trace remaining of your self-absorbed mind. This loss of identity to some in considered a destructive process.
An Awakening Is Not An Easy Process
When you have to tear down all the beliefs you’ve held as cherished parts of what makes up your personality, you are going to experience a very rough ride. The path to an awakening will take you into areas of yourself where you will face your beliefs head on and become shattered at what you see. You will find you have false ideas and be able to see them for what they are before you can become whole again.
People go through their lives with many notions concerning the world, spirituality, and of themselves that are all false. These concepts are built on illusions and deceit which find you constantly lying to yourself and believing it. Before an awakening, you deceive yourself every moment, just as the world deceives you every minute.
Awakening To The Truth You Seek
Awakening to the truth you seek is not listening to some false gurus telling you about a process to become happy and fulfilled. It is not just about finding your soulmate, becoming more confident, making lots of money and balancing your chakras. This process would be about polishing your ego and will lead you right back to the matrix. It is a well-traveled path by many who have been convinced by misleading ‘spiritual teachers’ it is the path to happiness.
The Right Road That Leads To Freedom And Truth
True awakening is going to take a lot of courage. When you decide to start your journey to freedom and truth, it will require self-honesty and insight which many lacks due to programming received since their youth. This trip takes a special type of person who can withstand the treacherous path to shatter every part of their existence. You have to be willing to give up everything you’ve ever believed in before you can find your true self.
An Awakening Can Be A Slow Process
An awakening may take you months or years to accomplish; this is a slow process down a path that will often appear as a roller coaster. You must prepare yourself for many high points as well as the rapid plunge into a ball of fear. There will be many mini-awakenings along the way that will continue to urge you on your way with their powerful effects. There will also be many distractions for you to suffer through from the constant onslaught of useless information coming from televisions, cell phones, computers, and radios. These devices will cause electronic frequencies to interfere your brainwaves as they blast through the airwaves. The modern world creates a lot of stress and confusion you will have to fight your way through.
Awakening Can Be Destructive And Unpleasant
Many awakenings begin with misfortune. The beginning of yours may be unpleasant and destructive to the person you have been. You may have a lost a loved one or experienced a near-death incident that has awakened your sense of reality. Whenever a person goes through a negative or tragic time, they feel helpless and shaken.
An awakening is going to begin with many unpleasant psychological reactions causing you to feel disoriented and afraid. These psychological reactions can bring on depression, anxiety, or guilt. These responses are temporary and will be handled as you pursue your course for a spiritual awakening. Throughout your process, you have to remember the spiritual awakening process is going to bring you personal change and the ability to ascend to a higher level of energy and awareness.
The glorious event of awakening will create powerful positivity within you. Gaining the realization of the spirit within you brings about strong feelings of well-being and confidence and will reduce your fears. Your negative feelings are released, and your life energy is restored. Through an awakening you will have an increased use of all your senses; taste, smell, sight, hearing, and touch.
People who have gone through an awakening often discovered new strengths in themselves they were unaware existed. Creative talents often surface, and through practice, you may be able to develop new skills you have never considered. Even if these new found talents start out weak, through continued practice, you will create a stronger you and sharpened abilities.