The Path of Awakening

The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not.
~Albert Schweitzer~

Enlightenment is a destructive process. It burns away the illusions that have been created by the mechanisms of the mind, familial or societal expectations or possibly brought forward from a recent past life. Limiting beliefs will present themselves in various forms until we recognize them. Fortunately, that recognition and awareness begins the process of transformation.

When the work is done well, we discover that our life experiences become simpler. As they are released, the layers of stress inducing expectation and angst no longer drain our energy and we can be fully engaged in the present moment. It’s this engagement that we seek. Spirituality is a blend of the magical and the mundane that allows us to experience joy.

Ultimately, the path of awakening benefits all. As the spiritual seeker becomes more balanced, peace and empowerment are brought into their interactions. Thus, the collective consciousness is impacted in ways that extend far beyond ourselves. This is how we help one another throughout the journey. Your awakening sparks awakening in others. This is the gift that you have to offer.

A World of Possibility

“I dwell in possibility.”
~Emily Dickinson~

A world of possibility is opening for you now. As we cultivate a healthy sense of Self, it become easier to work with others, to flow with what life offers and be at ease with limitless possibilities as they present themselves. Life will always provide the perfect experience to expand your consciousness and open you to receive the mysteries that existence has to offer.

The higher your vantage point, the greater your ability to see all that is available. The power and beauty that waits to be discovered isn’t limited to grand ideas and goals. Sometimes it’s enough to remember that it’s ok to simply stop everything and play with your pet for a bit, walk in the sunshine or listen to the wind. There is power to be found in joyful moments – they liberate, inspire, connect and recharge our energy.

Meditate, be blissful, express gratitude and love will be drawn into your experience. Share your unique gifts and witness the deepening connection that you have with all of existence.

Seek Wisdom

“Wisdom tells me I am nothing.
Love tells me I am everything.
Between the two my life flows.”
~Nisargadatta Maharaj~
Our human experience is one of paradox – everything is messed up, yet everything is ok. When we pull back from the stories of the mind and become loving observers, we discover the ability to live within the paradox.
We are One, yet each of us has a unique path of awakening and each of us must do our own work. Contrasts are required: there is no love without hate, no light without the darkness, no awakening without sleep.
Learn to see the value in everything. Move out of blame and desire and instead, see yourself as an infinite source of energy experiencing the illusion of separation. Seek only to awaken. Know that your journey is infinite and that you will never stop learning. But also, know that you are Divine, a master in the process of remembering. Human perception is small and limited… life and love are immense.

Support From Other Dimensions

“Take hold of your own life. See that the whole existence is celebrating.”
~Osho~
 
We are constantly in the process of planting seeds of experience. Our thoughts, words and beliefs set things in motion. Our soul group comes to participate throughout our lifetime, each person playing their part in the expansion of consciousness. On unseen levels, our spirit guides, angels, healing masters and helpers coordinate chance encounters and coincidences to surprise and assist along the way.
Sometimes, things on the physical plane appear to be the opposite of what is actually occurring – losses turn into new beginnings, friendships implode teaching us to become more authentic and intimate, blockages force us to change our plans and unexpected beauty flows into our lives. It’s important not to create limitation by demanding that things unfold in a particular way.
Learn to trust the processes of life. You are loved, guided and supported through each and every step of the journey. Once you recognize it, you’ll see reminders of that love everywhere you look.

Stillness

Stillness is not the absence or negation of energy, life, or movement. Stillness is dynamic. It is unconflicted movement, life in harmony with itself, skill in action. It can be experienced whenever there is total, uninhibited, unconflicted participation in the moment you are in—when you are wholeheartedly present with whatever you are doing.
~Eric Schiffmann~

This moment is sacred. Can you feel it? No matter what is unfolding in your experience, no matter where you are, you carry within you an energy that is limitless. Still your mind, breathe and be. Visualize the heart chakra opening to receive the light, love and laughter of the Divine.

The subtle changes of enlightenment are often so gradual that we can be unaware of how far we have come. Old lessons may present themselves for the purpose of seeing your new level of consciousness in action.

We stand at the threshold of new awareness. Our collective awakening is of paramount importance and the greatest gift that you can give is that of your own growth. With each new insight, you are transformed.

You Are Loved

“I love myself; therefore, I live totally in the now, experiencing each moment as good and knowing that my future is bright and joyous and secure, for I am a beloved child of the Universe.” 
~Louise Hay~
A shift in perception can create powerful changes in your life. Awareness calls upon us to consistently focus upon the blessings that surround us. This purposeful act of gratitude and willingness opens the door to new experience.

The infinite love of the Divine rains down upon us from all dimensions. Although there are certainly moments when it is easy to feel separate, bewildered or overwhelmed, there it waits, patiently honoring the process of discovery until we are ready to access it once again.

When the light of consciousness shifts your perception, it allows you to recognize the guidance and support that is available, see your infinite potential and trust yourself enough to step into the flow of life. We have plenty of room to play here in time and space while exploring all aspects of being human. The spirit seeks to experience the magnificent as well as the mundane and everything in between.

We are on a grand adventure. Here, playing in time and space, we walk with one another through life’s experiences. Each of us is supported in ways beyond imagining. Be patient. Immerse yourself within this moment and discover the joy of being.

You Stand at the Gateway

“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”
~Alan Wilson Watt~

In this infinite Universe every journey is considered sacred. The whole point of human consciousness is to have a unique experience. We can learn from others and become inspired by those who have walked before, but each of us must ultimately traverse our own path.

When we choose to view all aspects of life as a spiritual journey directed by our higher consciousness, we begin to step into a role of empowerment. It’s amazing to discover the power of our thoughts and intentions as we witness the pieces of our unique puzzle begin to fall into place. This is especially joyful when we make soul connections that uplift our spirits and create the space in which a transformation can occur.

The depths of your understanding are fathomless and no matter how much you learn, you stand at the gateway of infinity. Miracles dance within your grasp and worlds of possibility swirl around you. The more peaceful your heart, the clearer your vision.

Life Balance

“Balance activity with serenity, wealth and simplicity, persistence with innovation, community with solitude, familiarity with adventure, constancy with change, leading with following.”
~Jonathan Lockwood Huie~

Ego-driven pride eventually teaches us the beauty of humility. During the beginning stages of growth, it’s natural to achieve, amass, market oneself and determine our value based upon outward indicators of success. With the ebb and flow of life’s energy, there are certainly times of abundance and times of loss. Each serves a purpose in the soul’s development.

As we evolve, the outward indicators become less important. They still arrive in our experience but since our confidence, purpose and joy now come from within, they merely enhance our playfulness and fulfillment rather than define it. The old souls definition of success is far different from that of a young or mature soul.

Know that life will present all that you require at the perfect time. Be willing to observe and receive. Mastery is demonstrated by our unhurried, trusting attitude. Learn to appreciate all phases of experience by remembering that “This too, shall pass.” Inner peace comes from living a centered, balanced life. This healthy confidence, ease and grace shines like a beacon in the darkness.

Embrace the Unexpected

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again.”
~ Pema Chödrön~
With our limited vision, it can be easy to only see things as they are; however, many layers of miracles are active in our lives at any given moment, and things are often far different than they appear.
Sometimes life seems to throw curve balls when we least expect it. No matter how much planning or intention has been put in place, unexpected challenges can send us off into new directions. Do not fight against this movement of energy. Gifts such as new friendships, discovering inner strength and abilities or simply cultivating the art of flexibility often lie just ahead and we can walk forward in faith knowing that we are safe and protected every step of the way.
Savor the exotic flavors of the unknown. Even when in the midst of uncertainty, seek to explore new aspects of the self with a willingness to discover the joys that life has to offer. Adventures await.

Karma

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”
~Eckhart Tolle~

When in the midst of a challenge, it can be difficult to determine if a karmic situation is in play, whether you are simply trying to learn a particular lesson or heal old wounds. Therefore, it’s important to begin within. Utilize your life situations as opportunities to clear any heavy energies that you may carry. Layer by layer, we consistently remove blockages that keep us from experiencing love.

If you have done your work and the challenge remains, you may be participating in a karmic contract with the other soul. Once involved in a karma, we must see it through to the end. Be willing to be ruthlessly honest with yourself. When you can take ownership of your role in a given situation, you’re able to bring the best version of yourself to the forefront.

In this space of empowerment and consciousness, you will not add to or prolong the karma. In gratitude, you may discover the others’ role in your spiritual development and interact with greater love and compassion. Eventually, the intensity fades and neutrality ensues. This is your signal that the karma is complete.