What Is A
A Spiritual Awakening essentially is an experience in which you experience yourself as part of God and God as part of you. You have the realization that you are not who you have believed yourself to be. You discover that you are Awareness in the vast ocean of energy that we call God.
This, among other things is that you discover that you are that which experiences, but you are not the experience. You are the witness behind the experience. You are that part of God which is experiencing itself. You are pure Awareness in The Body Of God.
You see clearly that you are in God, and God in You. There is no destination to reach. There is nothing to become. There is only the realization of that which IS.. and that you are part of the ALL THAT IS.
In the aftermath, you will also realize that you are not your stories. You are not your ego, or your beliefs, and you are not your pain or suffering. You may have experienced that, but you are NOT that.
The realization and experience of this is the first step to finding your way Home for many, and then the inner work begins. For others though, it is simple.. they have arrived. And others yet, the inner work itself paves the way.
Everyone’s path is different, and everyone experiences Awakening somewhat differently. Some Awaken Spontaneously and they are in deep Stillness and Presence from that point onward. For most though, after the initial Opening into Oneness there is much work that has to be done. If an awakening event where one experiences themselves as God is does not happen, it still remains that we must become conscious of our stories and of our mind and of our suppressed pain, and in so doing we become free. In this process, becoming conscious of our stories and pain and suffering will lead us home.
We cannot deny, or avoid, or get rid of our mind/ego or our pain. That is only ego wanting to avoid itself. Witnessing the stories we tell ourselves and others, and bringing awareness to every aspect of who we believe we are at the level of mind/ego will cause those things to fall away.
To bring Awareness to our stories is to bring Consciousness to them, and to bring Consciousness is to bring God.. and God is what you are.
So then the dance begins. You allow yourself to feel your pain when it arises. You do not try to stuff it or avoid it or fix it. Sit with it. Bring Consciousness to it. It is only trying to express itself. Allow yourself to feel, and your pain will dissipate and Joy and wholeness will follow.
As you go through this process you come to discover that it isn’t fatal, as your ego would have you believe. It is the way to freedom. It is the Way Home. It’s simple.. but not necessarily easy. When you do it you will find out.