DESCRIPTION OF AWAKENING
Awakening is becoming "Conscious" of Reality
The simplest Description of Awakening is to "wake up" from an unconscious state. However, in this particular context, our Description of Awakening also includes the added result of becoming self-aware and Conscious of ultimate reality. Your not literally waking up from a sleep state, although that is an accurate symbolic depiction, but rather it's the "waking up" to an alternate experience and perception of life. An experience that is fully conscious of reality and free from fear, illusion, and pain.
My personal description of awakening, is that you first awaken to your current situation and circumstances. For Example, you begin to become conscious of reality by seeing your job, career, marriage, social life, hobbies, and other current activities for what they actually are, not for what you have pretended they are or what they might someday become. Then the next vital step is that you start to take a close look at yourself and the choices you have made. When you begin to re-evaluate your current life with a new barometer, it may be difficult to accept responsibility for some of what you see but try to understand that the ego has deceived and misled you which is the cause of your current state of being. Once you accept this you will begin to empower yourself to make some changes. Taking ownership of each and every choice you have made starts the self-awareness process and it gives you the opportunity to discover your true nature.
Eventually I began to see how the Mind and Ego played a major role in distracting me from reality by creating a make believe world for me to experience. Essentially, I was waking up to the "Process" itself and a new definition or description of awakening was beginning to emerge. I started to see the role the Ego played and the incredible purpose that role had. If I had been more conscious back when I made some important life decisions, I might have never made them in the first place, and I would have robbed myself of the insights and understanding the experience have brought me. In other words, I needed to touch the hot burner in order to fully understand what it meant to get burned. Once I had acquired all the lessons from that experience, my consciousness would increase and lead me to the next step.
David R Hawkins is the leading authority on consciousness work. His work includes the creation of the "scale and map of consciousness", the explanation of kundalini energy, the use and reference to 12 step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous that deal with issues like alcoholism and drug abuse, "A Course In Miracles", and many other helpful topics.
For more information visit David R Hawkins website at; www.veritaspub.com
Similarly, our Relationships tend to follow the same lesson as needing to touch the hot burner. Relationships come and go as we learn more about each other through these divinely orchestrated unions. When the relationship no longer serves either party, we move on to one that helps us continue our journey towards consciousness. Relationships that oppose our spiritual path will typically dissolve once they have served their intended purpose, then we are free to pursue relationships that are more conducive to supporting our spiritual path. I call these relationships
Some relationships show us who we are not,
There are many great teachers that have their own Description of Awakening, however we would encourage you to learn to listen to your own heart because only you and God know the best path for you.
After seeing the reality of my own situation and the purpose the Ego played, more reality emerged and my Description of Awakening expanded even more to include a reality beyond this physical life. An infinite existence that seemed to be governed by a power beyond my own. An existence that made this one feel like a tiny speck on an enormous tapestry. This awareness made my life seem insignificant but that was the paradox, because although my life is tiny in comparison, I realized that it echoed an eternity and had enormous importance!
In fact, now I realize that as each day passes a more expansive Description of Awakening emerges as I incorporate the awareness gained from each days lessons. As long as I continue to embrace emerging Consciousness instead of hiding from it, I will continue to experience increasing freedom, happiness, peace, and joy.
"Gloria in excelsis Deo"
"When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow."
"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
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