When will you have an Awakening experience so you can follow your Spiritual Path?
First, what does “Awakening” to follow your Spiritual Path mean? Many people have a “moment” of “awakening” or a spiritual epiphany. This may be an experience where, in an instant, you have an insight into what the “State of Grace” really means. A feeling of Universal connection, “Oneness,” Unconditional Love, Universal Wisdom, Freedom from Time and the three dimensional world we have incarnated into. Maybe we remember God, or Jesus, or Buddha, or the Divine Spirit, or whatever it is that you know and remember as the highest consciousness. Many spiritual teachers will tell you that this requires years of devotion and careful contemplation to achieve. I am not sure that this takes a long time. For many people, this “spiritual awakening” takes but an instant! Your path to “Enlightenment” is yours to travel AND travel there you must!
So, when will it be… for YOU?
Will it happen during a NDE (Near Death Experience?)
You can read many books and articles about this type of “Awakening” and “Remembering.” (I say “Remembering” because when achieved, it is familiar and we realize that we have been there before. It may be the feeling we have when we are between lives AND the feeling that we are working to “remember” in this current lifetime. No matter what your experience, whether you believe me or not, this spiritual wisdom and “knowing” is already within you. You are learning how to recall your connection with the Divine!)
Will your “Enlightenment” or “Spiritual Awakening” be triggered by:
an illness or accident?
By the loss of a loved one (and your experience in Death, Dying, Grief and Loss?)
By Your Midlife Crisis? (Female or Male Menopause) WHEN, you realize that your goals and plans are not enough. You have to do or be something more. Perhaps, you have yet to finish your search for your “Purpose” in this life!
An Epiphany from a Meditation, a Dream, a Spiritual Practice?
A drug related experience? (Which shakes you out of your belief and your current “reality.”)
A Breathing Technique or Vision Quest?
A religious practice?
A trauma or a nightmare?
The birth of a child?
An experience of “Guidance” or other worldly “Protection” (when you were steered in a more positive direction)
Yes, what will be your experience which triggers your remembering your connection to the Divine Spirit!
Will this manifest as a single moment in your life or as a series of moments (and experiences?)
Will it be a Clear Message or a vague, to be discovered, feeling or thought?
Will it cause a Dramatic Shift in your life (and way of being in the world) or a slower unfoldment?
Will this come to You alone or in a group?
Who will you tell or share this “Awakening” with?
Will it change your relationships? (Perhaps to be more loving or accepting?)
Is it triggered by being “Old” and/or infirmed? (BUT, young people, even children, can experience this State of Grace!)
Is this experience Dramatic or Subtle? Is it soft and quiet or loud or colorful or Black and White (or even Gray?)
Is this Spiritual awakening taking place in a natural surrounding or in a more mundane environment like your home or a building?
Are you with other people or alone?
Are you in a state of Fear/Anxiety or “Grounded” by a Meditation?
Do you feel like you have drifted out of your body to a higher realm? Do you find this in your heart & soul?
Does this trigger a feeling of “Acceptance” or a violent flight/fight emotion?
Is this happening to you in the: morning or afternoon or at twilight or at night?
Are you in a foreign land or a more familiar (closer to home) place?
Is your insight focused on your physical state or on emotion or thought/mental state or in a spiritual place?
Does your epiphany manifest in feelings of: happiness, joy, confusion, fear, or the relief which comes from finally “Remembering” your deepest Spiritual Nature?
Many people have these Awakenings and never know how to share these experiences. They may even think that there is something wrong or even “crazy” in feeling these “different” wisdoms… But, we all have these moments and these learnings. We sometimes do not appreciate them at the time of the experience, but these will resurface after some other life experience or conversation trigger the remembering… An experience which I had early in my life became an epiphany which has shaped my life is a story available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/bjQuoEK-2SE
No matter what, remember that YOU are a blessing and You have a spiritual Master dwelling within your soul.
If you would like support and a community to share your story of awakening and spiritual development, consider the Masters of the Journey as a place to connect with fellow travelers on the path toward remembering the Divine Spirit within each of us.