Meditation And Spiritual Awakening
Annie Collyer https://AnniesTips.com
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What Is Meditation? What Spiritual Awakening Can Do For You Religions and Spiritual Awakening Ancient Rituals Of Spiritual Awakening Personal Transformation: Spiritual Awakening Born Again: Spiritual Awakening And Near-Death Experiences Spiritual Awakening And Healing Spiritual Awakening, Knowing the Signs Following the Steps for Spiritual Awakening Who are you? A Spiritual Awakening
What is Meditation? Meditation is often visualized as an Eastern tradition where the person sits in a circle surrounded by candles and saying mantras or humming. Currently, meditation and its benefits are recognized. It is far different from what we had in mind before. Aside from the calming effect that it can bring, meditation can be a path to awaken the spirit within, and start the journey towards spiritual unfolding to become all we are able to be.
Meditation has different schools. Each school has its own thought about meditation. There are also different techniques for meditation, so you can classify meditation based on the focus of the technique. There are meditative techniques which focus on a field or a background perception, while there are others which focus on a specific object. Others focus on sounds or aromas.
Meditation is used to calm the mind and relax the body. Tension, stress and anxiety can be relieved by performing simple techniques. Aside from the inner peace that meditation brings, it can also improve the bodyâ€™s total and general health. It is also a great way of improving your concentration. There are studies showing the relation
between meditation and other concentration exercises with the performances of athletic and sport professionals. Get guided meditations here to help you get better and better at meditationâ€Śso you can force the Universe to give you what you want! Get free ebooks on abundance, making your dreams come true and facts about the Law of Attractionâ€Śclick on the link to learn more about getting everything you want in your lifeâ€Śthe lazy way.
Health benefits of meditation include better circulation, a deeper level of relaxation, an increase in exercise tolerance among heart patients, regularizing blood pressure, reduction in anxiety attacks and muscle tension, help against allergies, arthritis; and significant healing effects for those who are recovering from operation or surgery.
With this concentration process, you get to listen to the inner self and separate from the pressures of daily life. Understanding the inner self can lead to understanding of our higher self. This increases our knowledge and helps with understanding how the higher self unites with the universe. In meditation, you get the chance to tap into your inner self and get in touch with how it sees your life. Getting in touch with the inner self will provide guidance towards our happiness and fulfilment.
There are religions which advocate the use of meditation to reach enlightenment. As mentioned, there are different schools of thoughts and focus that each religion adapts. But the method or the technique used is not as important with the underlying concept that behind meditation.
Meditation is about listening to the inner self, therefore it has something to do with controlling your attention and focusing. There are so many distractions that it is very hard for some of us to focus our attention on what it is important. When focused on a fixed object or field, one-pointedness could be experienced and could take the person to a completely different state. This one-pointedness is not that easy to achieve though, there are some, like Buddha himself, who need to meditate for years to achieve it.
When one-pointedness is achieved, the person experiences bliss. Bliss is referred to as a natural state of the soul which cannot be experienced easily in daily lives. During this meditative state, spirituality and also the mind expands its consciousness and understanding of nature and the universe. Destructive thinking and behavior brought about by the materialistic and fast-paced world can be flushed away by focusing more on the your spirituality.
A deeper understanding and knowledge can be felt and the body will feel in one with the universe. This they say links us to the Supreme Being. Attaining this one-pointedness can be compared to a spiritual awakening, where the body and the mind can fully understand what cannot be seen or touched in the material world.
What Spiritual Awakening Can Do For You Aside from the self-transformation and unity with Spirit you get from having a spiritual awakening through meditation, there are a number of benefits that you can get out of the meditation experience. Soul awakening and self-development leads to a balanced life. Eventually, the same balanced life will lead you to a happy and fulfilled life. In reaching spiritual awakening you need meditation. And meditation itself has lots of benefits. Meditation can relieve stress for one thing which is highly ideal especially in the busy lives we have today. Working in the city and a highly stressful environment can bring a toll to the mind and body. Having daily meditation time can help relieve the stress and can in the long run make you healthier and your life longer. It will lead you to finding your true self and determining your real potential.
The effects of meditation might not be felt immediately. Some might even feel a little stress from trying to learn to meditate. Eventually, when you do this on a more or less regular basis, you will start to feel the effects kick in. It might take some time before you feel a certain level of calmness and peace but it will come. You will start to feel happier 7
with yourself and with your surroundings. You will start finding the best out of a situation and not feeling depressed or angry all the time. You will become more patient and you can connect with other people more now. And not only that but you will find that you have a better understanding of who you are, a better understanding of your own consciousness. You will find that not only will your physical body become healthier, but your overall emotional and spiritual state will grow, unfold and develop. There are many studies that show that meditation has been proven to be effective at countering depression that is so prevalent in our world today. Some studies show that an average of 25-30% of all teenagers are depressed, many of those contemplating suicide. What a waste of emotional lives not to introduce meditation techniques for spiritual awakening to people of all ages….check out these free meditation tracks and so much more here. There are different meditation techniques. In fact, there are numerous schools of thought that provide different styles and approaches in finding your true self. Some would insist on having a mantra, a word that you have to repeat in order to calm your mind to begin the meditation process. There are some who would find having someone guide him or her through the meditation process as the most effective way to reach a calm state of mind. They seem to find it difficult to do it by themselves.
The goal in meditation is to get to that place where you are totally relaxed, where nothing, including your mind interferes. It is a level of consciousness where you don’t have unnecessary thoughts, or no thoughts for that matter. Imagine yourself in a pitch black room. Even if you don’t see anything you are aware that you exist. That is very similar to what we plan to do during a meditation process. You look into yourself and become aware of what or who you are without thinking. It is a higher level of awareness that we’re looking for. Today, another very common term used is mindfulness instead of meditation. Mindfulness is a hyper-awareness of what is present, without judgment, just noticing and being aware. Perhaps the use of mindfulness removes some of the spooky, or mystical overtones some have taken on about the subject of meditation, opening it up to more and more as a healthy way of life.
Religions and Spiritual Awakening Spiritual awakening is not tied down to a religion as some people might think. People read the word spiritual and they immediately conclude that this is something for the religious or for the highly spiritual people. The spirituality of the self through spiritual awakening refers not to the religion of a person but to the consciousness or awareness of being, the realization that one exists.
Various religious beliefs do have their own versions of spiritual awakening. Most are rooted on their own sets of religious doctrines and principles. Some have come to a spiritual enlightenment through meditations and self actualizations. To them spiritual awakening is the removal of whatever layers or walls we have that cover or hide our true selves. It is having the experience of peace, the calmness, the fulfillment, and completeness. One person has eloquently put it as waking up through a big bump to head. That of course is a too simplistic way to describe the experience.
Spiritual awakening is not the end of the end. It is in fact can be seen as just a stepping stone where you can provide change to other people and the environment you live in. In some religions, spiritual awakening is the pre-requisite to spiritual healing. If spiritual awakening is the finding of your true self, the spiritual healing part is the part where you collect all the positive physical, emotional and spiritual elements and use them to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. It is important that this person pass to other people these positive energies to promote spiritual healing to all. There are religions that would suggest or even require people to accompany spiritual healing with prayers and going to their church. They insist that prayers will provide or reinforce the guidelines they need to reach, repeat and maintain spiritual awakening.
For Christians, spiritual awakening is also attained upon realization that they are sinners and begin to repent. They have this enlightenment that God is the only true path and going to back to him and being faithful to the doctrines of the Church is the way to spiritual healing. This is, of course, only one religion interpreting the essence of spiritual awakening. One cannot say that their interpretation is wrong for the experience is really a subjective one based precisely on an individualâ€™s interpretations of what should and should not be.
Now those who are far less attuned to religious influences believe that spiritual awakening can be achieved through meditations. Through proper meditation, inner peace and serenity are attained. Healing can be achieved as well. But meditation is only a step towards spiritual awakening. One has to go deeper into the process to achieve the true enlightenment.
Meditation can come in different forms and techniques. Thereâ€™s the mantra meditation where you need to repeat a certain sound which appeals to your mind before you reach that meditative state. Thereâ€™s the trataka meditation technique where instead of sound, one has to focus his attention or mind on a particular object. This technique has been used in the past by a number of religions. Chakra meditation on the one hand is more of 10
energy- based mediation where the goal is to open the chakra points in the body to achieve a higher level of awakening of the consciousness.
Religion and spiritual awakening are connected, but, depending on the religion as well as the approach and techniques, the interpretation of spiritual awakening varies. One thing is constant: achieving spiritual wakening results in having a more positive outlook on life, making living in this world happier and more content. The Law of Attraction is a Natural Law that has gained much attention in the past 50 years. It is a magnetic principle that like attracts like. Much like a magnet draws iron filings to itself, when energized and focused thoughts are projected from a person into the Universe, they attract the circumstances to bring the reality of those thoughts into the person’s life. Using meditation is an enormous additive to projecting thought energy. Of course, positive thoughts attract positive events, while negative thoughts attract what we say we don’t want. The Law of Attraction doesn’t judge between what is good for a person or not, but only provides attraction for the thoughts with highest energetic force behind them. Learn more about manifesting what you want in life here. I have some free gifts for you, just for looking, and information on a course that will help you use the Law of Attraction for your benefit (Many fail, because they miss out on some of what is taught here…don’t let that be you! Get the life you want!
Ancient Rituals Of Spiritual Awakening Spiritual awakening is a goal that everyone seems to be looking for. Ever since the prehistoric period, people seem to be in quest for a divine union and enlightenment. There are different ancient rituals performed by different groups of people worldwide. Indigenous cultures that still exist, shows us a glimpse of how ancient people sought to have a deeper understanding of the earth and the spirits.
Unfortunately, many rituals are considered to be old-world and are not accepted in our current times. They are brushed off as irrational, superstitious and primitive acts. The Christian Churches have totally rejected and even condemned these rituals, calling them as pagan acts. Yet through these rituals, people have historically gotten to understand and journey towards spiritual awakening within their own culture.
In the ancient times there were mystery schools dedicated to discovering and exploring the mysteries of life, and therefore touching some aspects of spirituality. These schools flourished in Egypt, Tibet and Persia.
Ancient Egyptians had intoning special chants and sounds that took place at midnight in different locations, like the sacred man-made lake and the secret chamber below the Great Sphinx. This chanting and sounds stimulated a part of the head that can open up 12
the brain to universal energy and electrical stimulation. This could unleash or release your psychic gifts and abilities. Once it has been opened, more psychic and spiritual gifts will be experienced by the person. Gifts would include intuition, creativity, clairvoyant abilities, and emphatic abilities.
Aside from that ancient Egypt recognized the end of the year as the time of reckoning, reflection and engendering towards spiritual enlightenment. Ushet Rekhat or Mother Worship starts with a meditation ritual which strengthened the understanding and devotion of the follower. Meditation would also draw wisdom and health to those who shared the ritual.
Homa is an Indian ancient fire ritual which was done with the intention of helping you have good relationships, find a partner, have children and even remove bad karma or negative aspects in a horoscope.
In Buddhist and Hindu traditions, tantra is used to express and advance spirituality. Tantra is not really a tradition but are rituals that maintain spiritual core. Tantra, the word itself, means web and enlightenment. This was used in ancient India to attain spiritual enlightenment and advancement. Today, Tantra has evolved into a sexual/spiritual phenomenon. Unfortunately, the ritual which used to be a path to awakening is now used for sexual perversion and is scattered among pornography and prostitution.
Ancient Iran also had a unique way of looking at spiritual awakening and enlightenment. To achieve awakening, it was important to attain spiritual perfection and later on immortality of the soul. Spiritual strength was also important in realizing God presence.
In Tibet, interestingly the making of the thangkas paintings was supposed to lead to developing attitudes like peacefulness, patience, perseverance, concentration, selfdevelopment and spiritual enlightenment. Thangkas paintings are similar to the art of pata chitra, which was very much known in India as early as 1st century. The ancient practices are still being used until today. Whether these rituals are credible and applicable now, most of the indigenous tribes who started these rituals are still practicing and believing them until now. Spiritual 13
awakening is not achievable merely by undergoing different rituals among different regions. This inner and self-communication should start within, from the person looking for spiritual awakening. Get more information hereâ€Śon learning to manifest the life you want, as well as some gifts to learn more about Meditation, the Law of Attraction, Abundance, and Dream Life Manifestation.
Personal Transformation: Spiritual Awakening Spiritual awakening and enlightenment seems to be part of many religious practices. Spiritual awakening is a religious experience where the person who is enlightened had contact with the divine and supernatural. It has been part of different traditions and practices, encompassing different religions.
Enlightenment is subjective since it fits on the individualâ€™s perception and understanding of divinity and life. It is also something which other people who do not share the same views may find different and sometimes frightening. Even though, different religions have different understanding of the divine and supreme being, awakening experiences seem to have commonalities, as well as their differences.
Different religions and traditions share that spiritual awakening and other religious experiences includes the person to detach from the world and unite with God or gods and goddesses. The person would have deeper connection to the world after the awakening. They would also attain innate knowledge and understanding of the world and other people.
Spiritual awakenings are not only experienced through religious activities and methods. It can also be experienced through peak experiences, life and death experiences and situations, psychic openings and past life experience. Those who have awakened would say that they would experience physical, mental, emotional and spiritual changes and difficulties. But the awakening, even with its turmoil and difficulty, has been called blissful by some people.
It is a personal transformation and the awakened can experience different changes on their actions, habits and way of life.
William James in The Varieties of Religious Experience, states that a spiritual awakening brings certainty and insight to truth which is unfathomable by usual sensory and intellectual means. The experience can change the outer behavior, attitude, character and outlook of the person who has experienced the awakening.
For example, people who have a spiritual awakening may experience sudden waves of emotions. Food intolerances and allergies have been known to develop after the religious experience. Some traditions say that because the human mind and body is opening to the divine and the spiritual, it gets more sensitive. Getting more sensitive means that your body can have a lower tolerance level to some things compared to how it was before the religious journey and completion.
The senses are in a high and can be extra-sensitive. Enlightened people may see auras around living things and some glittery particles. The colors may appear more vivid and the person may even see shapes and brilliant colors with eyes closed. Hearing can also be sharper than before. But some testify that they have experienced a decrease in hearing since they can now hear different kind of sounds and have difficulty identifying the different sounds.
Smell, taste and touch are also enhanced. Which is why, some may become sensitive with food and smell. Rashes can happen on the skin that can happen at the same time with healing moments, or at the completion of some memories or anything that could have happened in the past. 16
There may also be moments when the awakened person can feel a sudden rush of power. Some people say that they experience hotness running from their head to toe, while there are others who say the feeling was cold.
Just to revisit this point, the transformation that a person undergoes upon a spiritual awakening depends on the how they see and understand divinity and religion. Not all of these personal transformations happen to everyone who has experienced enlightenment. In some religions, some of these transformations are not acceptable while other traditions and religions foresee these changes as essential.
Born Again: Spiritual Awakening And Near-Death Experiences Near-death survivors tell us stories of out of body experiences and spiritual awakening. How could it be possible for near-death experiences to result into religious experiences that would totally transform a person? Is it really possible to attain enlightenment through this experience?
Most people would perceive that spiritual awakening is associated with religious personas, like saints, yogis, and lamas. Therefore, ordinary people experiencing spiritual awakening can be both fascinating and frightening for some. There are some who intentionally journey towards enlightenment through meditation, yoga and other traditions and rituals. But there are others who experience spiritual awakening on their death-bed.
In an essay written by Dr. David San Filippo titled Religious Interpretations of NDEs, he stated that a â€œnear-death experience (NDE) is a conscious experience in which the
individual experiences a sense of being detached from the physical world during the process of physiological dying.â€?
Medically, near-death experiences as described by Dr. Filippo, is when the patient cannot breathe making the muscles in the heart fail and powerful substances are released. Also, NDE survivors say that they have had an out-of-the-body experience, where the spirit or the soul detaches itself from the body. During these detachments, survivors can experience seeing darkness or the light, meeting spiritual and divine people, and sometimes somehow judging their lives.
In a survey performed in 1991, there were 13 million Americans or 5 percent of the population who report that they have experienced an NDE. Near-death experiences and spiritual awakening after them can actually transcend any culture and religion. Regardless of whether the patient believes in the divine or Supreme Being, near-death experiences have happened.
What happens during a near-death experience?
The survivor first feels a sense of being dead and peace. The soul or the spirit separates from the body and meets with different entities which have already passed away like family, friends, even angels and religious persona. The spirit seems to be rising into the air and encounter a Light which is often associated with the Supreme Being, whether it is God or Allah or some other name by which you choose to call it.
The survivor then senses what happened to their life and judges it. Commonly, the survivors feel reluctant to go back to the world of living. Survivors cannot sense any time or anything that would restrict them from going wherever they want.
There are significant psychological effects of these near-death experiences to the survivors. According to Dr. P.M.H. Atwater (People are dramatically Changed by NDEs), here are some the psychological effects which can also be somewhat referred to enlightenment or spiritual awakening:
• Unconditional love- NDE survivors turn themselves into fully loving and generous people who open up and express themselves to each person they see. • Timelessness – survivors begin to follow the “flow” and tend to ignore schedules and time frames. They shift their focus and give more importance on the present. • Psychic – some survivors wake up or return to the world of the living with heightened senses or extrasensory perception. • The soul- survivors show more interest on reincarnation and later on accept this concept regardless of their previous belief. Since they have experienced the soul or the spirit separating from the body, they understand that the body is nothing but a temporary physical container for the soul. • Communication- NDE survivors display the use of new language or new vocabularies which is totally different with what they used to speak before.
These effects of NDE can be treated as spiritual awakening since the person transforms into a new person.
Spiritual Awakening And Healing When we are dealing with pain, whether it is physically or emotionally, we are unable to think clearly. Having clouded mind would mean that we are having difficulty getting in touch with our inner self, spirituality and ascending to enlightenment. Without spiritual awakening, we are in constant search of the meaning of our lives.
We need holistic spiritual healing to deal and attain spiritual awakening. Spiritual healing can be a bit weird coming from an age of modern medicine and technology. But it is difficult to ignore the fact that there is a Supreme Being, God or Allah, that are behind every things’ existence.
In a survey published by USA Today last October 8, 2008, 55 percent of American adults regardless if they are agnostic, atheist, or religious, believe that there is a guardian angel or similar entity that protects them from harm. This only shows that spirituality and its acceptance has significant importance on a person’s life.
In spiritual healing, it is said that physical healing depends on how the spirits heals. With spiritual healing, it treats not only the body, but the mind and the spirit as well. Spiritual healers use the concept of “light and love” to relax the body. Aside from relaxing the body, it also has several benefits like it releases tension and anxiety. Relieving these negative thoughts would increase the stimulation of self-healing.
The basic principle with spiritual healing is that you would get a connection with God and at the same time, secured and safe feeling. Patients would get the strength from the fact that they are not the only one who are experiencing what they are feeling. This would teach or give patients security and confidence to seek somebody for help. In a nutshell, spiritual healing is about paying attention to life and the living.
So what are the methods of spiritual healing?
Spiritual healing can be performed in different religions. It can be performed through prayer, visualization, devices that transmit healing forces, a concentration process and advanced levels of it, and personal spiritual realization. These kind of methods help patients recover from illnesses or slow down the effect of illness through self-healing.
Counseling sessions can be reinforced with spiritual healing. Spiritual healing is done with full rational understanding of its principles and not by blind faith or superstition.
Undergoing spiritual healing with full understanding can provide you the awakening and enlightenment that will benefit you in the future.
The Kabbalah is a school of thought concerned with the mystical aspect of Judaism. According to Kabbalistic teachings, the body is the vessel or the ship for the soul’s expression and if the connection between the soul and the body is broken, diseases and disorders can happen.
To maintain the connection between the soul and body, here are some tips that can be done easily: •
Eating a balanced diet and regularly exercising
Feel your surroundings.
Never give up.
Do not be afraid to ask for help.
• Spend time with friends and family. They can provide you the support and intimacy you need to heal. • Make sure to remember that you have a purpose and you are the one who creates the meaning of your life.
With the help of a spiritual healer, not only can you attain a holistic better health, you can also dig deeper into your feelings and start your journey to spiritual awakening. With the help of breath work, creativity and experiential mind and body, your body can release the pain and start its journey to healing.
Spiritual Awakening, Knowing the Signs You opened your eyes and started looking around. Everything seems to be in the same order as you left it a while ago but there seems to be something different. As you slowly stretched your arms and legs, you have this feeling of a relaxed or calm disposition. You feel refreshed, energized and, well, happy. It was a good meditation session. But sometimes you ask yourself what is a real spiritual awakening and if I have already attained such an experience. Some would argue that the experience of spiritual enlightenment is so profound and life changing that it is just impossible to miss.
Still, when one achieves spiritual awakening, knowing the signs might help them realize that they are already in the place. Spiritual awakening is not a constant thing, it can come and go. Therefore it can be helpful when you know the signs to be able to assess for yourself if you’re getting closer to Spiritual Awakening or not.
Now, if we base our definition on the Buddhist and Christian approaches, we have a spiritual awakening rooted on the enlightenment or awakening of the consciousness, and knowing their true or their original self. It is a higher form of awareness where the consciousness is able to see past the more obvious physical self. It is being aware, sensing and feeling one’s very existence that accounts for a spiritual awakening.
Perhaps among the more obvious signs of enlightenment is having a certain level of calmness. People who have awakened spirits have proven to be more focused in attaining their goals. They seem to have reached a degree of calmness where experiences, memories, events, issues, problems, and even desires are no longer causing confusion and interruptions.
It is like, every distraction have been set aside and stored away. The result is having a clear path from the start to the finish line. Just like the song: “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind.”
Among the signs of spiritual awakening is having self control. When one reaches the level of spiritual enlightenment, he not only exercises free will but knows what bad things need to be cast aside. He chooses only the right path based on proper wisdom and good judgment. Those that offer temporary pleasures are no longer entertained since these acts or things often lead to suffering in the long run and only provide momentary and earthly happiness.
Humility and selfless love are other signs of an awakened spirit. Part of having an awakened spirit is the eagerness to learn, understand, and work for the well being of not only oneâ€™s self but of others as well. Pride and arrogance arenâ€™t marks of a good person to begin with, so how much more a person with an awakened spirit. The same thing goes with unconditional love. With an awakened spirit, people will begin living in harmony with both nature and other people. Compassion and love become equal regardless of race, nationality, culture, and the like.
Genuine happiness, non-attachment, having the right intuition and feelings of nonattachment are other signs of spiritual awakening. If you find any of these signs present in you when and after you accomplished a session meditating, it makes sense to consider that you have actually experienced this deep, philosophical enlightenment.
Following the Steps for Spiritual Awakening People at times refer to it as a great realization. Sometimes it is known as a state of enlightenment. Whatever it might be called, the state of spiritual awakening is something that people realize. Some will offer guidelines and state that, by following the steps for spiritual awakening they give is the only way you will reach that state of enlightened spirit. And through these steps, that people will soon realize or reach that level of awareness, enlightenment or spirituality. Some will argue the opposite, saying that the awakening is a deeply personal and often philosophical experience with no rules. They argue that awakening is where man realizes his own true nature and finds ways to maintain a balance life relative to his environment. This they say only happens in open, unplanned and often unexpected moments of meditation.
Depending on the line of thought, the approach, and the kind of book youâ€™re reading or the teacher youâ€™re following, reaching spiritual awakening can follow several rules or guidelines. Some require complicated steps. Others call for several kinds of meditations. Others recommend practicing meditation on one question or focus at a time. They all say that the awakening youâ€™re seeking will come eventually. Nonetheless, there are times where people need some guidance for attaining an awakened spirit. May it be specific steps or generic principles, people find it easier to reach a state of enlightenment.
Preparing yourself is a very good way to begin. Whether you believe in a step by step process or you accept that the spiritual awakening happens only in a natural and more spontaneous way, preparing yourself brings you closer to that goal. How? Believing truthfully that a certain level of awakening is possible is surely something that you should accept first. It is good to look mindfully, deep down into yourself, and recognize your shortcomings and problems. Identify how they can relate to you and your environment.
As you discover more of yourself, take the opportunity to understand reality as well. Place yourself in the world you live in and see how you relate to it, given all the things that you learned about yourself so far. Attaining an awakened or enlightened spirit comes from understanding the nature of the world and how you react to it and how you can impact it.
Learn the process of healing. Once issues and problems have been clearly identified, take the path of healing not only focusing on healing oneself but also promoting healing to others as well. This is an important aspect of reaching an awakened or enlightened state. Achieving balance is another. Balance with both the physical body and the spirit is the ideal state that we should aim for.
The whole point is to reach that level of consciousness. It doesnâ€™t really matter how you managed to do it, but rather what you can do now that you have reached that level. That I think is the more important issue that we need to address.
Who are you? A Spiritual Awakening Who are you? A spiritual awakening now will help you answer that question. We have asked that same query repeatedly in the course of our lives, often having answers that dwell on the basic and the more obvious. Who are you? I am an employee, a clerk in the bank, a teacher, an engineer, a scientist or a businessman. But that question is a loaded one and requires an answer beyond what we do in our lives. It can be approached as a philosophical question where the answer would require looking more closely and deeply into one’s self.
To achieve an awakening, one might have to go into deep meditation. Others might suggest a different approach though. It is still meditation but more of an involved observation. Observing closely the inner workings of your mind would be a different approach but can be another form of meditation. Being a third party observer to your thoughts could be a good exercise of separating yourself from your own thoughts which can lead to discerning who you really are. You might find this concept a little different or even weird. But still there’s no harm in trying though since you’re in the process of knowing yourself, giving different means or techniques a shot is not that bad.
Techniques may vary but what is important is that you are meditating on what is happening in the now. The realization will not come if you keep thinking of the past or paying too much attention to the future. Thinking, meditating and concentrating on your thoughts at this very minute or second would be the right way to go. You don’t think about past exploits, former employments, the days during those college years, and all that stuff during meditation. You think of the present, you think why you exist right now. You observe what you are at that moment and enlightenment might come quickly to some or might take some time to others. You might need more patience and keep trying to get something out of the exercise.
Others, however, would insist on leaving everything as they come and dealing with them as they enter your consciousness. All those things are part of your existence. 29
Resisting them is like resisting part of yourself. These things are happening now and not paying much attention to them does not really help. This is why other people insist on not blocking those emotions. Living in the moment means not trying to change.
The thing is it to continue feeling peaceful. Remember the moment and keep coming back to that moment. That will be your basis for your meditation. Always remember to leave everything behind and always pay attention to the moment.
I may have said this over and over again but the fact of the matter is you need to always pay attention to the moment. If you suddenly found yourself drifting from your meditation, go back to that moment where you are at peace. Just be there at that moment and donâ€™t worry if youâ€™re doing everything right or wrong.
So we go back to that question of who are you? A spiritual awakening is indeed the answer but it might not come instantly to others while it comes immediately to others. You just need to be patient if you belong to the group that enlightenment does not come easily.
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