Spiritual Awakening

Carl Jung writes that the afternoon of our lives represents the time when we begin to shift away from the ego being the dominant force in our life. We begin moving towards a life journey that has meaning. The morning of our lives is really occupied by ambition—getting as much as you can, collecting as much stuff as you can get, impressing as many people as you can, preparing yourself for a job, saving your money, setting goals, pleasing everybody, and doing the right thing. Even getting good grades in school revolved around the ego part of us, which really believes that who we are is what we do, what we get, and what other people think of us. That’s basically the essence of the ego. In the afternoon of your life, you don’t do life. You do what resonates with the callings of your soul. – Wayne Dyer

What Does it Mean to be Awake
It has happened to all of us that we came under the spell of a moment some time during our life. A beautiful landscape, a sunset, a beautiful piece of art, the rhythm of music enchanted us. It may even happen that we are just lost in the silence of a peaceful moment.
The identification with the forms and shapes loosens a little bit for a short while, and in that instant we may experience an entirely different State of Consciousness.

These are the 7 experiences in the moment of spiritual Awakening:

  1. When our identification with a form ceases, a new space is generated between us and the form and we are able to see and recognize that we are not identical with that form.
  2. We virtually step out of the psychological time frame, we stop mulling over injuries of the past, and do not build our identity for the future.
  3. The Ego disappears, telling personal history stops, and the line of our accustomed identity is broken.
  4. We are awake, only the present moment exists for us. Our soul is permeated by the quiet of the Miracle,that is, the Consciousness and the joy of the Existence.
  5. We are free and independent of the forms and shapes and of the necessity of choosing from them. All our suffering and problems have vanished, we are surrounded by peace and tranquility.
  6. There is only the pure existence, we are eyewitnesses, contemplating the dance of forms and shapes around us. We do not identify with anything, we are a Consciousness free of the obligation to make choices.
  7. We accept life as it is, and it is not done under pressure, since that acceptance is the result of our complete freedom.

In this state of Consciousness an entirely new dimension of existence opens up for us, showing us Existence from a completely new perspective. The unity behind the controversies is revealed in front of our eyes, and we no longer insist on looking on the sunny side of life, as we are able to discover beauty on the dark side, too.

Everything will be quiet and peaceful in us. We are beyond all good and evil, we are a mere Consciousness that does not analyze or judge, only contemplates. We realize that the same contemplating spirit lives in everybody, so the differences between human beings are only superficial, and deep inside we are all the same. Experiencing that unity will bring us the ecstasy of Life, the perfect joy of Existence.

 

 

HOW TO KNOW YOU ARE GROWING SPIRITUALLY?

How can you know if you are growing spiritually?

Is it because you are able to meditate for hours at a time?

Or only eat certain kinds of foods?

Or able to do special yoga postures?

Or are able to recite sacred texts?

Acting spiritual is one thing but truly growing spiritually is another.

Here’s a few signs that you are growing spiritually:

1- You start losing interest in “yourself.” You find yourself less and less interested in your story.

You know who you really are, you know that you are NOT your story. And as a result your taste for the drama that comes along with it starts falling away.

You lose interest in drama. Drama simply gives you a false sense of aliveness. When you are in tune with your real self, you are connected to the source of aliveness, thus you are fulfilled. You no longer need drama as a superficial way to try and feel alive.

2- You become less judgmental. The world we live in is a realm of duality. As you grow spiritually you begin seeing beyond right and wrong. Right and wrong is a perception based on your ego’s conditioning. It’s subjective based on the collective cultural agreement. As you grow spiritually you free yourself from the prison of your identity and you move beyond duality. You start seeing life from a higher perspective.

As a result you are more able to see the whole picture and able to honor each person’s soul evolution.

You realize that EVERYTHING is perfect for your own soul’s evolution, even if it doesn’t seem that way at first. You may still feel the feelings that arise but are able to see the inherent perfection and not get stuck there.

3- You stop resisting what is. You stop fighting reality. And you are much more able to accept situations as they are.

When you resist life you suffer. When you resist reality, it’s misery. When you accept what is, you bring yourself into relationship with what is and are then able to choose how to respond.

4- You realize the inherent interconnectedness of all things. You see beyond the illusion of separation. You move into a level of oneness and feel the sense that we are all being lived by the one intelligence. You become more loving as a natural by product. And you become aware of the impact of your choices and how they affect all humanity.

So you move from a life focused on just yourself. You move beyond a life of just getting to one of giving. As you grow spiritually, service becomes a natural motivation and expression of your life focus.

Love is the fruit of your spiritual growth. At first, your love may involve mainly yourself. Then it expands beyond yourself to those around you. Then it expands beyond those around you to all humanity.

Spirituality isn’t just chanting mantras and saying nice prayers but is love in action. It’s how you live your life each moment.

You grow spiritually when you don’t just recognize God only in church, or the temple, but in everyone, everything and everywhere you go.

You are love.

And every moment is your opportunity to live it.

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The Mirror Exercise

The Mirror Exercise goes back as far as ancient times. Prehistoric man had a psychic nature. Sensitive’s of the time would have found themselves gazing into pools of water, unknowingly viewing through a window into spiritual realms. Using this method early man may well have seen departed loved ones and gained insights into how he could increase his chances of survival in the difficult environment he lived in. The ancient Greek was an ardent mirror gazer. Historical evidence suggests that they used ‘cauldrons’ or any vessel large or small into which liquid was poured and then used for the purpose of divination. Eastern Traditions used polished metal to obtain their visions.

  • When attempting a mirror gazing it’s important to feel relaxed and pick a time that you wont be disturbed. Have some pleasant music playing quietly in the background and try to prepare a spiritual environment. It’s a good idea to call in the high Spirit for guidance and protection for any spiritual work. Lights should be dimmed but still allowing you to see into the mirror. It is best to perform this Exercise in a darkened room lit only by a candle or two placed in front of your mirror. Regarding the size of the mirror, it doesn’t need to be large, since you really only need to look at your eyes or at a point on your forehead, exactly between your eyes. It is ideal, however, to arrange it so that you can see your entire face.  Also, be sure to place the mirror one to two feet from your face.
  • This exercise will achieve the maximum benefit if repeated at the same time every day for a period of about 10 to 15 minutes. The most powerful times are at sunrise and sunset, as with most exercises, more time often yields better results, and we recommend a half-hour when possible.
  • The second most beneficial times are first thing on getting up in the morning and last thing before going to bed at night. If these times are impossible, then you can set aside two other times for you when you will not be disturbed.
  • Spend a few moments taking in the reflection of you, and then focus your attention on a point on your forehead, exactly between your eyes and about 2 cm or 1 in above the line of your eyes or your right eye.
  • Another highly recommended enhancement is to burn some incense prior to starting the exercise like Frankincense and Myrrh, if possible.
  • The mirror exercise can be done with you sitting either on a chair, or directly on the floor. Just choose whichever is the most comfortable since keeping the spine erect and straight is important.
  • Start the exercise by staring into the eye or between your eyes of your reflection in the mirror.
  • Focus on the eye image on the right side, which is actually your right eye.

One of the challenges of this exercise is to avoid blinking if you can, which will bring some tears. It isn’t easy at first, but it is an important discipline to develop. During moments when you are experiencing unusual phenomena (like seeing faces from past present or future, “auras” etc.), blinking can actually startle you out of the altered state, which makes perceiving these things possible.

If you would like to try a mirror gazing experiment but feel nervous about this you could have – full lights on.

Mirror gazing is not like meditation. People rarely go into a deep state of altered consciousness so you remain aware of your surroundings and in control the whole time. Sometimes mirror gazing experiences are quite spontaneous, occurring without any warning, preparation or training.

Whatever occurs, stay attentive to what you are doing and resist allowing something to distract you. You might even experience what is referred to as “The Dweller on the Threshold”.  These images are indeed  “not pleasant”, which is none other than your own self, desires, fears, etc, but this exercise could also connect you to your Spirit Guides.

Using mirror helps develop ability of seeing human auras (not as clear, as mirror reflects your light). You may experience someone different looking at you, not just a little, but very different. The image may appear very clear and replace your own completely; and as quickly as it is appears it can disappeared replaced by other images. Those images could be your Spirit Guides, who can help you to enhance your clairvoyance, perception, concentration, etc. However it could be a challenge to hold the image, as our mind is in constant ‘thinking process’, there are several parts to “The Mirror” exercise. There are a number of activities, which you are required to concentrate on – all at the same time. Now, to the Cartesian, Left, Thinking, Logical Brain, this is impossible, because it is only capable of processing one set of instructions at the one time. It will take some time to become quite.

If you do experience the Dweller, remember that it is also “The Angel guarding the Gates of Eden”, and Unselfish Love is the only way to pass through. Stare directly into the eye of that “unpleasant self” and love it. Yes, love it.  Only in this way can you transcend the self, by facing yourself, which ultimately leads to the return to Paradise and Oneness with the Universal Spirit.

This exercise should be done for no less than ten minutes.

Interestingly, however, ancient meditations like the mirror exercise are in fact based on the principle that people are always both receptive to, and transmitting these various energies.  Obviously, this is not new information to some.

By tapping into these energies, the mirror exercise helps develop:

  • Concentration
  • Self-discipline
  • The ability to “read” higher frequency vibrations/ “auras”
  • The ability to communicate visually
  • The ability to influence others by way of energies transmitted through the eyes
  • The ability to defend against other people attempting to influence you through the eyes
  • An awareness of previous incarnations of both yourself and other people
  • The area of vibrational influence surrounding you like a giant aura (also called your circumvent force)
  • This is incredibly increasing memory power. Sometimes you will get recall of dreams of which might have happened in your life few years back. I am adding this because I had the same freezing experience when I did this exercise by standing before table mirror. Even now I can recollect those dreams.
  • Can do this either in sitting position and standing position. When you like standing position it is better to use table mirror.

Psychological state and mood can influence the results of mirror gazing. If you feeling a bit low this exercise is not recommended unless you are sure you have ‘physic protection’ from ‘shadow energies/entities’.

Do not practice this exercises in the group or even in pair as ‘people thoughts, energies’ will interfere with your own.

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