WHAT exactly does it mean to be “Spiritually Awoken” and why is it so important to those who talk about it and live by it?
DEFINITION: An Awakening is when the confused and frightened self transcends to a higher consciousness, an awareness full of love and peace. A spiritual Awakening should not be confused with “enlightenment”, that may be defined as an intellectual understanding of higher religious principals.
Imagine yourself as you may be now. Waking up to your alarm, brushing your teeth, grabbing your coffee, going to work, coming home, making your dinner, and going to bed. Going through the motions of life with no thoughts about why you’re doing what you’re doing. Never questioning if this is the best life for you. Not even materialistically, but spiritually, mentally, and physically. This would be the life of an individual that is not “awake.”
An awakening sometimes comes after a shattering. I had started to awaken prior to my shattering, but was still confined by the comforts of my routine and my life. I had started to widen my spiritual horizons and open my third eye, but it was still clouded by the mundane acts of normal life. Then came the shattering. Imagine me standing on a cliff looking around and a gust of wind (the shattering) came full force and pushed me over the edge. I was physically and mentally shoved beyond my comfort zone. I had two options. I could sink to the bottom, or I could rise above. I chose to rise. It’s now as though I am sitting on a cloud above the person I was before as well as the rest of the population that is still walking around closed off with the wool over their eyes. I have a handful of friends that are on those clouds with me, and let me tell you…we are in love with being on a higher frequency. This is not metaphorically speaking that we are better or above anyone, we are just vibing on a higher frequency that promotes the best life possible.
WHAT is it like to be awake? Being awake means you set the terms for your day. You choose to have a good day, day after day. You choose to absorb love. You choose to see everything in it’s entirety. A person that is awake will not just see a flower and pass by it. An awake person will see the flower, and be filled with gratitude and give thanks to the universe for supplying us with such aesthetic beauty to enhance our life. An awake person won’t just see an apple. They will envision the scent, the tartness of that first bite, the juice dripping down your chin as you bite into it. Awakened people feel x 10, see beyond the cloud that veils most things, and controls their universe. Their hearts are open, their third eye is crystal clear and they love life. We are not run by emotions, although we feel them all very strongly. We are more than a hamster on the wheel of life…we are LIVING life.
How do you wake up? You do not have have to have a shattering to wake up. You can start this very moment to take the steps to unveiling your life. It starts with mindfulness. Be mindful of every thought, breath, moment in your day. Appreciate it. Actively choose to feel gratitude for everything you experience, even sadness or heartache. Thank your Higher Power often. Write affirmations that are catered to you (not just the generic ones you see on Pinterest. Create your own!). Treat yourself kindly. Read materials that promote awakening. Find an awakened friend and have deep conversations about life and its beauty. If all else fails, there is always LSD. It will naturally peel back the layers for you. I’m not kidding either. When used correctly, LSD can be a powerful tool to treating depression, anxiety, and “clouding” of your inner eye.
This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. – Alan Watts
I strongly recommend listening to any material by Alan Watts and reading any of his works. Also, anything by Abraham Hicks.
Even awakened individuals grow and learn EVERY.Single.Day. We still have bad hair days and we still feel sadness, it’s how we react to these moments that set us apart. Join us on the other side, I promise the grass is greener here.
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. – Alan Watts