A Shift In Consciousness Is Not Caused By UsBy
We are not the cause to our spiritual awakening.
It has nothing to do with the ego’s disappointments of concepts that didn’t bring them what they thought they desired.
This is something people write to me about at times so I wanted to address it.
It’s kind of common to think that we can somehow awaken ourselves and that all it takes is for us to ‘change our mind and beliefs’.
It’s absolutely positive to do that kind of work consciously as well (getting rid of limiting beliefs etc), that’s not what I’m saying, but this post is about True Spiritual Awakening.
Your awakening is not your doing, and it’s not you changing your mind about something by your free will.
It’s not about you thinking that something doesn’t work and now you’re moving on to the next best thing that will get you what you want. (Like for example: “This Law of Attraction thing is not working so I’m trying out the Silva Mind Method” or something like that)
The ego will always look for the blueprint to manifesting it’s desires, so to conceptualize spiritual awakening can be the next thing to ‘try out’ for the ego.
Like a new three step program for attaining enlightenment.
But that’s not what I speak about at all!
A shift of consciousness is something that happens to us, it’s not created by us nor our thinking.
When my shift happened (one of the “big ones” I have had), it happened at the worst thinkable time actually. (I have experienced a few life altering shifts the past few years especially, both sudden and more gradually evolving ones).
It did not fit into my own personal plans at all.
I had just been invited to Malaysia to be the key-speaker on two seminars and teach the audience about the power of mind and law of attraction, so when my spiritual awakening happened it kind of crushed all that.
I obviously couldn’t go through with it as it would have compromised my integrity.
It was a very difficult thing to let go of, but I had to.
When we awaken there’s no way back. It’s impossible to revert back to “the world” again, it’s not doable.
Nothing will ever be the same again. (In a very good way:-)
So, no one can think themselves enlightened or awakened, and it’s completely out of our power to steer the evolution or control with our minds how it’s going to happen.
It has nothing to do with our free will. We don’t decide when we wake up to reality.
No one can awaken us, there are no self development programs in the world that can make you wake up.
The whole thing is way beyond mind. In fact – the mind is nothing compared to Truth.
There are people who have been on the spiritual path for decades and meditated every day and so on that still haven’t had the slightest realization of who and what they really are yet, and then there are completely average people living average lives and who’s not even interested in spirituality that suddenly experiences a spiritual awakening!
So it’s not something we can ‘make happen’, no matter how many programs or books we study.
It’s not about the mind. At all.
I do believe however that an earnest and sincere pursuit or interest (devotion) to knowing the Truth is helpful.
It has been for me, and still are. I love learning and discovering about Life and my place in it, but my sincerity towards it is not a ticket to enlightenment.
There are no guarantees whatsoever that what we do will bring us any kind of spiritual experiences or awakenings.
I’m not ‘done’ yet myself, and my intention was never to ‘wake up’, I have just always been keenly interested in my own spiritual and personal development for as long as I can remember.
It’s natural for me to be passionate about spiritual evolution, but I don’t have any agendas behind my passion for consciousness and awareness.
No one can point out the “right way to spiritual awakening” as it is a very personal journey and everyone’s path is different.
The only spiritual practice I do nowadays is mediation. I no longer feel the need to pray or talk with God as I used to do.
And I loved those moments.
I just realized that I am one with God, so there’s no need to tell God anything. It would be like talking to myself in a way.
That too was a gift to me, I didn’t chose willingly to let go of my times of prayer.
Some years ago, before my shift of consciousness last spring (2011) I had a spiritual experience that I only now in retrospect understand the meaning of. (It has been some intense few years for me when it comes to my own transformation).
I was sitting in my caravan which at that time in my life was my home as I was homeless, and suddenly a voice said to me: “You have been given grace”, and I was so taken by it – it touched the deepest place in my heart, and I couldn’t stop crying, I felt this overwhelming gratitude for the message.
But I didn’t know what it meant.
I didn’t know the exact meaning of grace at the time, I just knew it was something wonderful.
I remember I Googled it and searched for the meaning and only now in retrospect when looking back at how my life evolved form that point can I see how firmly I was put ‘under the umbrella of God’.
The point I want to make is that I didn’t do it myself.
It was a gift from God.
Spiritual awakening is a gift, and it’s not up to us to ‘manifest it’ or ‘create’ anything that has to do with Truth.
Truth is already present, and it will reveals itself to us in it’s own time, on it’s own terms.
And when it happens it will probably take you by surprise just as it did with me.
Here’s a post that you might find interesting:
We Can’t “Find Ourselves” by Approaching Our Inner Self Intellectually: