Spiritual awakening is when our true nature - the vastness and silence - the lived experience of the question - Who am I? - surfaces as us.
There is a changing of the guard and a spring of wellness - vastness -emptiness that is also a rich and all pervading fullness emerges.
Where there was once a fearful, constricted, suffering, separate individual there is now a great experience of oneness and love a vastness and beauty beyond description.
It can be a gradual process or an abrupt startling realisation or a combination.
Yet when I look back at this life there have been many times I have been that.
When one loses oneself in the majesty of nature or in making something, playing music, dancing or..................................................
It is not apart from us - it is us. We have all experienced this - we however give much more credit and credence to our personhood - our limited form of existence.
Personhood or limited ego identity springs back readily into place.
The physical body contracts, shoulders and jaw tighten and there we are a triggered, fearful, driven person protecting our sense of self.
When this bizarre, desperate and contracted caricature falls away there is such a sense of relief, hilarity and joy.
It is Grace that descends and shines her light through the vessel and consciousness. I feel the seeker - seeking for what always is - just here - can contribute to the remembering of their true self by removing a lot of noise of the person.
The person's noise in the form of protecting, pushing, manipulating, defending, rushing, avoiding, or exhausted, beaten, hopeless. Human consciousness in its most contracted form.
The progress of our spiritual awakening is vastly compromised by a nervous system stuck on a loop of fight/ flight/ freeze combinations. Our life is hijacked. Our evolution and involution is thwarted.
Beingness - always here waiting for the seeker to surrender to it.
Trauma, tension and stress release is a path to awakening. It is a worthwhile pursuit for pre-awakening to clear and lighten so the beingness can be remembered and allowed. to excel. During awakening to assist the process and to nurture an abiding awakening and post-awakening to deal with the clean up on the full circle back to humanity after transcendence.
There are many fruitful modalities to work with. TRE®, Shamanic Healing, SE Psychotherapy, Cranio Sacral, Massage - the list goes on. The healing journey is a path to awakening. Have you noticed how noisy some people can be even when they are keeping silence, the noise exuding off their person is cumbersome on the environment and those around them.
Some masters say, "Be Quiet". This task is made easier when the nervous system is in balance.- the mind automatically calms- we naturally arrive at a state of inner peace.
Trauma healing and healing the nervous system brings us to a calm, presence - the doorway to the absolute.
When we know we are something profound, limitless and universal it is much lighter to work on our humanity.
Lighter, still imperative.
Awakening is an ongoing journey, a human/divine journey.
My own journey has included much trauma and tension release and continues and is ongoing. What a blessed life to have this human incarnation to experience our divinity and our humaness - our divinity through our humanity.