HAS ANYONE EXPERIENCED THIS?
Waking up, at first, is very difficult to deal with for many. Your whole life previously had been spent trying to please others. You had essentially been wearing a mask and been putting forward this false facade of yourself, which was merely your ego-self trying to gain acceptance in a world which deep down you knew didn’t make sense. There was a void in your life, an underlying intuitive, but not yet unlocked belief, that this ego-driven illusion is not how the world should be. No matter how hard you partied. No matter how hard you worked. No matter how many paper notes or invisible numbers marked by your name, nothing could disguise this. You succeeded in making a living but failed to make a life. Happiness will come tomorrow, you told yourself, but tomorrow never came.
From the moment you lay eyes on this world, you have been a victim of conditioning that somehow succeeded in desensitising you to the suffering of your fellow human beings, the planet and its inhabitants. Instead of trading hugs, you traded material possessions. Instead of uniting, you were competing. You convinced yourself that individual comfort was more important than collective unity and thought it was normal to chase the immediate fulfilling of impulses at the detriment to your health. Ultimately you put your faith in a system that you trusted had the best interests of the people and planet at heart. However, deep down, in the core of your being, you truly knew the system was broken.
As if by divine intervention, the penny drops and a flood of truth comes pouring into your life. Nothing is certain anymore, but everything is possible. You become drowned with endless information, which can be extremely daunting. Where do you start? You begin to see things holistically and start to spot how things link and piece together like never before. For many, this uncertainty and deluge of new knowledge and revelations can be overwhelming and often leads to depression.
For those of you at this stage now don’t worry you are not alone. Remember this:
‘The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off’
– Gloria Steinem
Truth always prevails. You now truly begin to understand the meaning of ‘Knowledge is Power’ and the depression begins to subside. That phase of uncertainty and worry is one that every truth seeker must go through. Once the blizzard goes away, a new and brighter path appears. You start to realize that although you are discovering many truths, which on the surface may seem to be negative, this increased awareness is both liberating and empowering. The truth is a bitter pill to swallow, but once digested, leads to an extremely valuable reward: knowledge, wisdom and happiness.
A better understanding of the world means you become less detached from the suffering within it. You no longer accept the insane notion that is natural for some to be wealthy whilst others have nothing. You have a sudden increase in empathy towards, not only other humans, but towards the planet as a whole and all of its inhabitants. You realise that everyone and everything is interconnected.
You realise however that in order to give out love, you must first love yourself. You develop a greater understanding that your body is a temple that it is linked to mind and spirit and it deserves full respect. A healthier body means a happier and more fruitful life. You begin to develop an aversion to foods that you once craved, because your heightened intuition is steering you away from the poisons that you realize are in the foods you once consumed regularly. You seek to make the most out of the fruits and plants of nature.
Happiness, you realise, comes from the finer things in life, not the false promise the media feeds you that you need material possessions. The system thrives off our desire to crave and want. That way we slave away hopelessly in unsatisfying occupations and take out loans to try and satisfy these artificial desires. Whether it be a credit card or mortgage, debt are the chains that link us to them. However we are now breaking the chains we had once willingly but ignorantly chained to ourselves. By chasing something outside of ourselves, we become locked into a perpetual state of desire that ultimately is never satisfied. Materialism becomes a thing of the past. The superficial no longer matters. You learn not to rely on external guidance, but begin an inward journey, a ‘Soul Discovery’.
‘The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.’
Upon going inwards, your intuition starts to speak louder than ever. You become more aware of your thoughts and how to effectively control them. As such, you learn how to become more conscious and mindful in everyday life. You have a greater ability to live in the present. Time, you realise, is a construct that keeps us enslaved into thinking that happiness lies in the future. However true happiness can only really be found in the present moment. That is all there is. Everything else is illusion,
Your heightened intuition means you can more accurately decipher between what is real and what is illusion and no longer mindlessly absorb that which is fed to you through the likes of the media. Your ability to make accurate character judgments strengthens whilst your desire to engage in mundane everyday small talk diminishes. You are increasingly drawn towards others on your wavelength, sometimes in the most synchronistic of circumstances, whilst simultaneously drifting from those who remain in your old way of thinking. Your disliking of routine increases whilst your desire for adventure becomes more appealing than ever.
Ultimately you come to the realisation that you are not alone and that there are many others following the same path. Souls all round the world are awakening to their true potential. We are beginning to reach a collective understanding and are shifting towards an evolution in human consciousness, a time marked by unparalleled compassion and peaceful coexistence, in which we discover forgotten truths, remember who we are, remember that love is everything and ultimately reignite the understanding that we are all connected, we are all one. To enter this new era we must first get through the current hardships we face. But remember these are necessary for we have come here to experience, learn, love, evolve and then return home. That is the sole purpose of life on this planet. Everything happening in your life, and others, including the bad, is necessary to achieve this. That is the fundamental duality of life.
The future is brighter and the change starts from within.
Blessings on your Journey