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It is a prompt to prune and purge outdated models of belief as they no longer fit your new mantra.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.