Develop your Spiritual Awakening
What are the signs of spiritual awakening? How can you develop your spiritual awareness and most importantly, how can you maintain it and use it?
There is only one place you can start your journey of spiritual awakening, and that is your life's journey.
A place you could start is where you are right now.
Let's start with the knowledge that you already know, the answers you are seeking, you are simply pretending that you do not know or that you have forgotten.
First you must start to understand the apparent paradox that you are alone on your journey, and yet you are at one with everything and everyone else in the universe. You need to acknowledge that you are a divine being, a part of "all that is".
Know that all that has gone in your life before this moment has brought you to where you are right now, that there is a purpose for everything that happens.
Rejoice in every obstacle you are faced with in your lifetime, and that it is both a gift and an opportunity. This has certainly enabled you to grow.
Remember, that the only thing that stands between you and your goals is your hearts desire, your greatest wishes, and fulfillment or is it your fears.
Start to face the truth and take note that every moment is an opportunity to create a new reality, NOW, and in every moment of your life. Base this on the unlimited possibilities of what can be, not on your fears of what has happened in your past.
Start to understand that your successes and your happiness is limited, only by what you believe is possible. The range of possibilities are only restricted by limited human understanding. Trust the universe, it will show you the answers when you are open to receive them.
Now perhaps some of these ideas are new to you, perhaps you want to reject them as nonsense or as impossible, that is your right. You do not have to accept anything in life or what I say. You have your own free-will to reject or accept that there might be something in these ideas, even if it is not clear, right now, what or how or why.
As you continue your journey of spiritual awakening and self-discovery you may find some things that made no sense at the time, might then begin to seem possible and perhaps even probable.
What is important is that you apply yourself with an open mind and an open heart. Rejecting everything that is out of your hands just because it does not make sense will not lead to spiritual understanding.
Everyone's spiritual awakening path is different so do not assume that what works for someone else will necessarily work for you, or vice versa.
You need to find for yourself those things that work for you and those that do not. You will also find the speed of your journey and the timing of events in everyone's lives will vary. Its important not to give yourself a hard time just because events are not happening as quickly as you would like or that your experiences are different from someone else's.
Spiritual awakening is about understanding your higher consciousness. It means letting go of old beliefs and fears, releasing old ways of being, and doing and thinking in ways in which you feel comfortable. It means accepting responsibility for your life and accepting the power you have. This means not placing your power over others but using that power on yourself.
The mind can be a barrier to spiritual enlightenment. You should experience your life not contemplate it. You need to look deep within yourself to find those things that are keeping you in the past. You will need to face up to your fears before you can let go and move on.
It will certainly get uncomfortable at times but remember there is no growth without risk and enlightenment can not work without growth, love, trust understanding and compassion. You are perfect just the way you are although if you wish to grow in love and light you need to be prepared to place yourself into situations that will take you too the limits and you may feel uncomfortable.
The fact is that they are only uncomfortable to you, no one else. There may be times when you need to face up to some unpleasant truths. You have nothing to gain by trying to deceive yourself or others. When you take the easy options it will not lead to growth or spiritual awakening.
So are you ready to take the risk and to take yourself on?
There are no teachers; you are your own teacher. Just as you would learn from a teacher you learn from yourself. The two go hand in hand, just as the only way you can receive is for you to give, the only way to be loved is to give love back, and the only way to be forgiven is for you to gain forgiveness.
The most important thing to remember is to love, respect, and honor and forgives ourselves as well as others.
This journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening can be difficult and lonely.
The one thing I can assure you is, that once you start your journey you will not want to stop. You will find that despite the discomfort you will almost certainly feel from time to time you want to keep up the momentum. Just remember true friends are those who tell you what you need to hear, not what you do not want to hear. So choose your friends carefully.
This is a journey, so enjoy the traveling and do not forget to smell the roses along the way.