If you are a regular Reader of my Blogs, you would have seen me make mention of enlightenment recently. It’s a bit of a popular word to throw around these days, so I want to get real about enlightenment and how we can each achieve it.
So what is enlightenment? It is the illumination of the heart and mind to new information and to understanding. It is the knowledge of facts and of truths that give us new perspective and allow us to advance either as individuals or as a species.
Through the ages there have been different stages of enlightenment. In Scotland there was an enlightenment period, where people realised that education should be for all the citizens and that it was no longer in the best interest of the people to persecute others who questioned religion. People began to grow in their minds and hearts, because they were educated, and this is one of the reasons, so many engineers came out of Scotland.
France too went through a period of enlightenment, Europe as a whole had the Renaissance Period & in the 20th Century, the advancement of technology saw us launch into the 21st century, out of the industrial age and into the information age. This time in our history, is an exciting time to be alive, because humans are en-mass seeking more and more enlightenment. As we grow in knowledge, as we continue to educate our children and as we are able to heal the sick and wounded and move away from war, we are coming into the time when we will no longer just dominate the planet, but we as a species may even dominate our galaxy. What then? Where will we go? How do we get there?
In the spiritual comment I made on Armistice Day, last year, I mentioned that the human beings today would look like Gods and Goddesses to the human beings of 500 years ago, in this same vein, the human beings today would view the human beings of 500 years in the future, as gods and goddesses if we were to meet them now. We are headed to some amazing and mind boggling advancement.
But everything comes with a cost. We have a choice and that choice is to either embrace one another as brothers and sisters or to continue to fight amongst ourselves. You see, we will never advance into our potential if we continue to fight. We will never see what we can be. We must sacrifice our habit of negativity toward one another, or we will go the way of so many lost civilizations in the past.
Enlightenment is a growth process and in this growth process, we must hit stages of critical mass in thinking, recognition and understanding. I will talk about individual enlightenment in a minute, however, as a species; I feel we are beginning to see the critical mass stage coming into fruition. More and more people are embracing the differences in others and less and less people are driven by fear. If we are to heal the hurts of the middle east for example, we must look at the hurts face on, we must take them out and shine a light on them, know them and take responsibility for them. We must do this as a total human race and not just look to one section of the human society to do this. It must be everyone. Because, if i were to have a DNA sample taken and the origins of my bloodline traced, I would find I have Middle Eastern blood, North American blood, Asian blood, European blood, Australian Aboriginal blood, African blood, I would find that I have blood lines from all corners of the Earth, just as you do, because we are all one human family.
As individuals, enlightenment can only begin as we shine knowledge into our souls. Knowledge from education and spiritual growth, and the knowledge of our hurts. We must unveil the truth of the darkness and boot it out of our minds and hearts. There needs to be time with people trained to help us go through this, but it is important not to bury your hurts any longer, spread light over them. Do not keep them a secret anymore, because just like a leaky pipe in a building, quietly and secretly dripping water every day and night, that hurt will soon create a big mess that you have to find a way to clean up. That hurt may lead you to places you never imagined you’d ever be. That hurt could lead you to make decisions you never imagined you’d find yourself doing. And the longer that hurt stays in the dark, dripping it’s acid into your soul, the longer you remain undermined by it.
Ask yourself, what would it take to uncover all my hurts and for me to deal with them, overcome them and leave them behind in the past forever? What would it take for me to deal with hurts as they face me in my life and deal with them in the moment, so I don’t ever find myself burying them inside of me again? What would it take for me to release all my negative attachments? Because once those negative attachments are released, I will become a fully enlightened being. I will spend each and every day and night in a state of love. I will be able to reach my full potential. I will be able to lead others to enlightenment also and together, as a human race, we will reach critical mass with enlightened individuals and we will take the next step to becoming the future gods and goddesses, our present day selves can only dream of.
- What Is Enlightenment? (aurablog.org)
- what is middle path of enlightened masters ? (ramownzero.wordpress.com)