Imagine a moment in life, where so many questions you have about the world are answered, your whole perception of reality has a dramatic shift, this then brings a whole new series of questions. As you have thoughts, you are able to then analyse those thoughts from a more aware perspective and realise what is truly important. You feel as if you have unlocked the truth, you feel nothing but love, happiness and pure bliss. You realise what has happened inside yourself is the most significant and rewarding experience you have ever had, and probably will ever have. You are now aware that up until now in life you have just gone along with things because ” that’s how thing are “. But now you know, life doesn’t have to be like that, and it’s time to choose your own meaning in this world.
This is my best attempt to describe an experience that really can’t be put into words.
Depending on the culture and the path of the individual involved this can be referred to as enlightenment, ego death, an awakening experience or several other terms throughout the world. An awakening experience unlocks you from the evolved and conditioned mind, to the origin of being. It is an experience in life where one has a shift of consciousness, to a higher state of awareness.
You may think it feels like the flick of a switch in the head, however this experience develops in stages. Though, once you experience an awakening, there is no going back. I have heard the word enlightenment often, also I have read about awakening experiences but until it happens, this is a very hard concept to grasp. As much as I had felt I had unlocked so much happiness in life, I also felt as though I was now going to feel disconnected from friends, family and society. You find yourself completely re-assessing your values and changing your opinion and direction in life.
You feel intense love and empathy for every living creature, as well as the planet and universe itself. You feel a strong unity with everything.
Here is a video by Jim Carey talking about his awakening experience.
Recently I had started writing a philosophy page for my blog. The idea of this page is to try and highlight my direction and thinking in life, as well as the principles I try to share through my website which is designed to inspire and motivate readers to a life of spiritual richness instead of materialistic wealth. I started to create this page as I felt as though I had personally unlocked a pretty amazing truth. Saying that, I did not realise what I had discovered is what many before me had also felt until I was linked to an article for people who are confused by their awakening experience. This is what helped me realise what had actually happened. Then after being recommended by a friend to read ” A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle ” a lot of confusion that aroused after my awakening experience was mapped out. I highly recommend everyone reads this book. I am sure it will change your direction in life. Here is a very short extract taken from the book.
Now many of you may ask what lead me to this, how did I get there? In all honesty, until earlier this year I thought the idea of me being spiritual was a ridiculous suggestion. I felt I was an Atheist. That Atheists are not spiritual at all. As well as my best friend highlighting I had turned spiritual, Heather my Yogi at the Yoga and Meditation retreat I stayed at in Thailand pointed out to me that being spiritual isn’t exactly religious. Here is Heather’s definition of spiritual.
” Religion is a system of beliefs, like dogma or set ways.
Spirituality refers to the elevation of spirit, rather than matter…any way one chooses to heighten consciousness or awareness to be a more real human being. Being spiritual is learning to be a more alive, aware and enlightened person. “
This made no where near as much sense to me at first, as it makes to me now. I now understand that religion and philosophy can just be a way of thinking to direct someone to reach a state of enlightenment. Not only has this experience made me realise that being an atheist can be just as blind as being religious, but it has also helped me grasp other concepts such as re-incarnation. I now realise, society is really similar to one massive religion. It is a set of systems and beliefs you are born and indoctrinated into, forced to believe and conform to due to fear and dependance, the fact it is a system based on dependance is what makes it hard to break free from. Hopefully one day the system will change to one of anti-authoritarian, where the world is our only border and success is based on happiness and health of all inhabitants, as opposed to ones of selfish materialistic and superficial nature.
Here, Russel Brand who is a strong advocate of reaching this state of mind Interviews a Quantum Physicist Dr John Hagelin and discusses this concept in a scientific fashion.
You may ask, how does one experience this? Well, countless religions around the world have attempted to help people reach this point. As have the hippies. Anarchist beliefs and movements are tied into this style of thinking, However with recent events around the world a lot of people are starting to wake up. There is plenty of activist documentaries being made now. Topics ranging from awakening, through to about corporations, Anarchy, tyranny, mind control, social conditioning and so on. These are a great area to focus your attention. Also, many people have stated that psychedelic drugs such as acid, DMT, Ayahuasca, mushrooms and MDMA have induced an awakening. As has lucid dreaming and astral projection, which releases the same chemical in your brain as smoking DMT. Others have been in a state of depression, had a near death experience or simply just read a book. There is websites such as heighexistence.com that encourage free thinking in it’s rawest form. I also know meditation was a great factor for me. As Russel Brand and Dr John Hagelin said in the above video, transcendental meditation is a great way. From a more scientific direction, Quantum Physics is all based on this perspective shift also. It is so amazing having a science that perfectly joins with spirituality. We truly are living in an amazing era having the ability to join science and spirituality and share our free thinking via the internet with such amazing technology at our disposal.
I hope my story about my awakening experience, as abstract as it may sound to some may inspire some new free thinking in every reader. As the more I can inspire you, the more you can inspire me. We Are All Connected.
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