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Spiritual awakening – Stage 6

I am back to conclude my personal findings and experiences as there are two more steps to cover what is described as the steps of spiritual awakening. There is no order to any of these steps as they can be experienced in random or skipped all together. I imagine they can vary greatly from person to person and no journey is alike. Originally I thought that this stage offered little to talk about, so bear with me as I find myself surprised to find this one to be one of the longest posts in the series.
Stage 6 is described as owning your spiritual gifts and trusting your connection with the source. The source being the divine universe, something greater than ourselves, a fate, the path of our life, a way of how things are meant to unfold. Some say that our path is predetermined from the time we are born and I’m not sure how I feel about this. I don’t know if there is truth to it or not, and I think it comes down to what you believe, as it holds little to no evidence backing up such a statement. Yet this statement originated somewhere, sometime, and it could invoke further pondering and research.
Example events of stage 6 can include:
You might answer your own questions while healing yourself. Your intuition is no longer just a hunch but somehow becomes confirmation that it is your new truth. There is a familiarity even though you never experienced it before (De ha vu), you find a calmness in your proceedings that give you the feeling of having attained great wisdom. Often experienced as if you acquired a different level of experience overnight. All together you woke up just a little smarter and wiser, with eyes wide open instead of seeing things through a veil. All of a sudden there seems to be much clarity, also referred to as if the lightbulb suddenly turned on and things begin to make sense.

It is a prompt to prune and purge outdated models of belief as they no longer fit your new mantra. You learn to redirect your course, you feel eager to pursue the shiny bright light that now resembles your future and lends more inspiration to keep going.

You soul fills with an eagerness and hope that threatens to burst at the seems. You fear that you can’t hold it in any longer as you begin to share your new found ideals with friends and family. It’s an outlet to let off a little steam, to allow for more, new hope to flood and enter through your veins.

You find purpose in teaching, healing and helping others through various forms unique to you. I know that one of those forms for me was the hope to do so through my writing. It’s an escape for my thoughts, my wish to be contribute and be of use to others, in a perfect setting away from the hectic world of today’s society. A place which allows people to access information and take a moment at their convenience, much like the information that is always available at our fingertips, the WWW. I’m a tiny drop in a vast sea of knowledge, a tiny drop that is born from my personal journey and the opinions I found to be my truths. And still I believe that even a tiny drop has the capability of making a difference, as it remains what I aspire to.

While shedding old beliefs and molding your new mantra, you search for ways to eliminate stress. Stress is not a friend of anybody in case you haven’t noticed, but I’m sure you have and I have seen stress do much damage over my years. Honestly, I try to avoid it like the plaque. It includes environments that suppress my spirit and includes arguing at pretty much any cost. I believe little is solved as it always involves the goal of wanting to be right. I do want to be heard but I don’t care to prove a point.
I don’t have to be right and the cost is simply too high for me. I rather be at peace.
I think this says a lot and just think about it for a moment. Is it important for you to be right in an argument? Do you have to prove your point? What have you gained from it in the end I wonder, other than making yourself sick. Speaking for myself, I don’t think it has done anything other than feed my ego and I should mention that I don’t see the ego as my friend as well. The ego likes misery and puts my mind through countless scenarios of “What if”, stressing me out about things that most likely never come to pass, all while urging me to be in control, to be superior over another human being, to rule. I have little desire for any of it and I am an open book. I wear my heart on my sleeve, vulnerable and you might call me foolish as it allows anybody to take a stab at it and inflict pain. It doesn’t mean that I’m not cautious, but it is a pain I will recover from somehow as I choose not to let it harden my heart. It has happened before and has brought great pain and sadness. I found that most people can’t relate but in the end, I was able to feel compassion for the ones inflicting my pain as it goes beyond my own. I believe it to be worse for the ones who have to face the laws of Karma, the ones who don’t know any better and soon or later will learn their own lesson. I would rather help and forgive than gloat and take comfort in their misery. I hold no ill feelings of revenge and my heart lies open before you.

You might also find a newfound drive to live with integrity and to speak the truth. Truth is (haha pun intended) that I have never been much of a liar, nor have I tried to be. I know that my consciences would rob every ounce of sleep if I was. They say that the truth hurts some time and I’m no stranger to it, but I believe it to be always your best bet and a way to stay authentic and real. So what about while little lies? There may be varying degrees of much of the truth is to be revealed and maybe sometimes less is more and will deliver a softer blow. But to me the truth is love and the only way to show your ultimate respect for each other.

Another event you might experience is that you will become your own role model, marching to your own drum. You spend your time forging your own unique path, the path everyone will have to find for themselves when the timing is right. No two paths are alike, even though you can take great advice and notice of somebody else’s journey. Your journey is unique and is yours, filled with moments of learning, spiritual awakenings and perfect timing. “When the student is ready the teacher will appear”. Maybe it offers a different alternative and instead of being frustrated with your situation and struggle, further making yourself sick and allowing discontent to creep into your life, just maybe you consider looking at it from a different angle and ask yourself what it is that you have yet to learn. I once heard that a lesson will repeat itself until you have fully learned the lesson. This motto helps me stay patient instead of feeling discouraged. I try to leave the events of my life up to the divine source, without interfering, so they may unfold in perfect harmony and when the timing is right. I know I’m a big dreamer but it’s the only way for me and without dreams there is no hope. And without hope there is only darkness. As a warrior of the light, I choose to spend the majority of my time in the sun. It’s a choice while allowing myself to know that the darkness only makes me stronger and has to be faced from time to time.
Typical emotions to be experienced during this stage is happiness. Helping yourself and others will become your mission that fulfills your days. You feel self assured as you are convinced to be on the right path, as you feel it in your gut that you are making the right choices. Finally there is renewed purpose and your life is full of new found meaning. Your motivation is glowing through your actions and your attitude is making you more beautiful, inside and out, while being at peace with yourself and your surroundings. An attractive display that can bring on a series of other problems.

Jealousy, envy and more pain….a vicious circle and still….you choose.

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I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

24 thoughts on “Spiritual awakening – Stage 6

    1. And I missed you and your always kind words for me. I hope you can find something in my experiences, something to contribute to your own unique journey, something that might offer a view through the eyes of someone else.
      Have a safe journey Marcus. It’s still snowing like crazy here and I will have to drive in a bit myself. Hugs.

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  1. I am plagued by the ‘what ifs’ as you say. I think it’s the moment I’m at right now. I need to find my way and stop wondering what could have been. It’s better to see what can be from now but I can’t help it. Yet.

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    1. I think we all go through this one time or another and it’s a tough period filled with the unknown and perhaps regrets.
      Wishing this period to pass quickly for you and hopefully you won’t have to endure too much torture. Big big hug.

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  2. This is exactly what I needed to read tonight Moonshine. I’ve been beating myself up over something that just isn’t working right now…and I should trust my inner voice or ‘the divine’ that has been telling me to let go and trust the universe. Sometimes you know what is best for you and those that you love, yet selfishness and fear makes you weak. Those things make you choose the path that isn’t your truth. I feel a lot lighter tonight after reading this post. Thank you…from a special place in my soul.

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    1. You make my night my beautiful soul sister and I’m beyond honored you found any kind of solace in my words. I know what you mean but our gut instinct is seldom wrong and can save us much time and heartache in the end. Yet timing is everything and I know that everything will fall in place when it is meant to. I try to take comfort in remembering this and somehow it helps me make the tough times just a little brighter.
      Many hugs to you and your beautiful soul Xoxoxoxo

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      1. Timing seems to be the lesson I need most to learn right now in my life. I’ve always pushed things and then bemoaned my fate for it. But I’m going to let your blog posts sink deep into my soul and work its magic. Thank you for being an inspiration to so many of us. *big flower powered hugs

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      2. Awe thank you so much for your too kind words and giving me so much credit. You always have such a special way and your words lift me. ❤️
        Timing is a tough lesson and one that we don’t have much control over. Sometimes it is sheer luck to be in the right place at the right time, and sometimes we can also end up in the wrong place at the wrong time.
        I’d say go with your gut feeling, take note and be aware of your surroundings. Look for the signs and know that things happen for a reason. We are all unique and different things may work for different people. Big big hug and fairy dust, sending you all the magic you deserve.

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    1. I am not sure but believe they are the same. I think people might just shorten the saying. Awakening is in the sense of becoming more aware, changing your views and outlook which for me was a process that changed my spirit. It’s a very deep experience and the best I can suggest is that you might read and check all the steps I have posted. You might relate and find things in common that further explain this to you.
      Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day.

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      1. Hey thanks for the reply. I was asking about awakening process symptoms/differences for myself to gain another perspective on what people may share about it..I am currently researching online information on spirituality against my own experiences with it,i am very much an awakened soul and can relate to the subject personally..thanks for the reply x

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