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Friday, January 30, 2009

Symptoms of Ascension (transformation)

Symptoms of Ascension: The advice given for many of the symptoms is gathered from various sources (books on traditional spiritual practices as well as channeled information) and may not reflect my own personal experience. As with anything, use discernment: if it's useful, fine; if not, ignore it. We all experience our spiritual development in our own unique way. For some of us the changes occur slowly; for others a series of events can trigger sudden growth. All bodies and souls are different and vibrating at different levels of evolution, so no two souls will share the same symptoms or changes. Some of this information may resonate for you. Other concepts may not be comfortable for you. Each of us must examine new information and discern for ourselves what is truth and what does not serve us. So I ask you to do this for yourself as you read this list. You are responsible for your own interpretation. With special thanks to Ellen who beautifully compiled it and the original source which I will be glad to mention here if I am informed of the same.

The "I" in this article is not the author of this blog, but the writer of the articles from different sources from where the following have been collected to help you know that you are not alone and so not to get alarmed with what is  happening to you physically and emotionally.

SYMPTOMS OF SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
1. Changing sleep patterns: restlessness, hot feet, waking up two or three times a night. Feeling tired after you wake up and sleepy off and on during the day. There is something called the Triad Sleep Pattern that occurs for many: you sleep for about 2-3 hours, wake up, go back to sleep for another couple of hours, wake again, and go back to sleep again. For others, the sleep requirements have changed. You can get by on less sleep. Lately I have been experiencing huge waves of energy running into my body from the crown. It feels good, but it keeps me awake for a long time, and then subsides. Advice: Get used to it. Make peace with it and don't worry about getting enough sleep (which often causes more insomnia). You will be able to make it through the day if you hold thoughts of getting just what you need. You can also request your Higher Power to give you a break now and then and give you a good, deep night's sleep. If you can't go back to sleep right away, use the waking moments to meditate, read poetry, write in your journal or look at the moon. Your body will adjust to the new pattern.
    2. Activity at the crown of the head: Tingling, itching, prickly, crawling sensations along the scalp and/or down the spine. A sense of energy vibrating on top of the head, as if energy is erupting from the head in a shower. Also the sensation of energy pouring in through the crown, described as "sprinkles". This may also be experienced as pressure on the crown, as if someone is pushing his/her finger into the center of your head. As I mentioned in #1, I have been experiencing huge downloads of energy through the crown. In the past, I have felt more generalized pressure, as if my head is in a gentle vise. One man related that his hair stood on end and his body was covered with goose bumps. Advice: This is nothing to be alarmed about. What you are experiencing is an opening of the crown Chakras. The sensations mean that you are opening up to receive divine energy.
      3. Sudden waves of emotion. Crying at the drop of a hat. Feeling suddenly angry or sad with little provocation. Or inexplicably depressed. Then very happy. Emotional roller coaster. There is often a pressure or sense of emotions congested in the heart chakra (the middle of the chest). This is not to be confused with the heart, which is located to the left of the heart Chakras. Advice: Accept your feelings as they come up and let them go. Go directly to your heart chakra and feel the emotion. Expand it outward to your all your fields and breathe deeply from the belly all the way up to your upper chest. Just feel the feeling and let it evaporate on its own. Don't direct the emotions at anyone. You are cleaning out your past. If you want some help with this, say out loud that you intend to release all these old issues and ask your Higher Power to help you. You can also ask Grace Elohim to help you release with ease and gentleness. Be grateful that your body is releasing these emotions and not holding onto them inside where they can do harm. One source suggests that depression is linked to letting go of relationships to people, work, etc. that no longer match our frequencies and us. When we feel guilty about letting go of these relationships, depression helps us medicate that pain.
        4. Old "stuff" seems to be coming up, as described above, and the people with whom you need to work it out (or their clones) appear in your life. Completion issues. Or perhaps you need to work through issues of self-worth, abundance, creativity, addictions, etc. The resources or people you need to help you move through these issues start to appear. Advice: Same as #3. Additionally, don't get too involved in analyzing these issues. Examining them too much will simply cycle you back through them over and over again at deeper and deeper levels. Get professional help if you need to and walk through it. Do not try to avoid them or disassociate yourself from them. Embrace whatever comes up and thank it for helping you move ahead. Thank your Higher Power for giving you the opportunity to release these issues. Remember, you don't want these issues to stay stuck in your body.
          5. Changes in weight. The weight gain in the population is phenomenal. Other people may be losing weight. We often gain weight because many fears we have suppressed are now coming up to the surface to be healed. We react by building up a defense. We also attempt to ground ourselves or provide bulk against increasing frequencies in our bodies. Advice: Don't freak out, but just accept it as a symptom of where you are right now. You will release/gain the weight when all your fears have been integrated. Release your anxiety about this. Then you might find it easier to lose/gain the weight eventually. Exercise. Before eating, try this: Sit at the table with an attractive place setting. Light a candle. Enjoy how the food looks. Place your dominant hand over your heart and bless the food. Tell your body that you are going to use the food to richly nourish it, but that you are not going to use the food to fulfill your emotional hungers. Then pass your hand from left to right over the food and bless it. You may notice that the food feels warm to your hand even if the food is cold-- I like to think that the food is good for me when it feels warm and nourishing to my hand. I have also noticed that when I practice blessing the food, I don't eat as much. It is important not to let yourself off the hook when you forget to bless the food before you eat. If I've forgotten and I've nearly finished eating, I bless the food anyway. That way I don't slip out of the habit. Another thing you can do is to stay present while eating -- don't watch TV or read. Heartily enjoy what blessings are before you.
            6. Changes in eating habits: Strange cravings and odd food choices. Some find they are not as hungry as they used to be. Or hungrier. Advice: Don't deny what your body tells you it needs. If you are not sure, you might try muscle testing before you chose a food to see if it's what your body wants. Also try blessing the food as described in #5.
              7. Food intolerances, allergies you never had before: As you grow more spiritual, you are more sensitive to everything around you. Your body will tell you what it can no longer tolerate, as if it, too, is sloughing off what doesn't serve it anymore. You might be cleansing yourself of toxins. Some people find they often have a white residue in their mouth, much like that of runners at the end of a race. Advice: An acupuncturist told me that this film can be removed by sloshing 2 tablespoons of cold-pressed olive oil in your mouth for 10-15 minutes (don't swallow, whatever you do), then spitting it out into the toilet -- not the sink, for you just removed toxins from your body and don't want them in the sink. Brush your teeth and do the same. Then clean your brush. (Sorry this is yucky, but it works.)
                8. Amplification of the senses. Increased sensitivity.

                • Sight: Blurry vision, shimmering objects, seeing glittery particles, auras around people, plants, animals, and objects. Some report seeing formerly opaque objects as transparent. When you close your eyes, you no longer see darkness, but redness. You may also see geometric shapes or brilliant colors and pictures when eyes are closed. Colors appear more vivid -- the sky might look teal or the grass an amazing green. Often I see grids running across the ground. As you become more sensitive, you may see shapes or outlines in the air, especially when the room is almost dark. When your eyes are open or closed, you may see white shapes in your peripheral vision (these are your guides). Advice: Your vision is changing in many ways -- you are experiencing new ways of seeing. Be patient. Whatever you do, do not be afraid. Hazy vision maybe relieved by yawning.
                • Hearing: Increased or decreased hearing. I once thought I would have to pull off the road because of the painfully amplified sound of my tires on the freeway. Other symptoms are hearing white noise in the head, beeps, tones, music or electronic patterns. Some hear water rushing, bees buzzing, whooshing, roaring or ringing. Others have what is called audio dyslexia-- you can't always make out what people are saying, as if you can no longer translate your own language. Some hear strange voices in their dreams, as if someone is hovering near them. You can either ask the presence(s) to leave or ask Archangel Michael (a powerful protector who helps everyone who calls upon him) to take care of the situation. Again, there is nothing to fear. Advice: Surrender to it. Let it come through. Listen. Your ears are adjusting to new frequencies.
                • Enhanced senses of smell, touch, and/or taste. I notice I can now smell and taste chemical additives in some foods in a rather unpleasant manner. Other food may taste absolutely wonderful. For some people, these enhancements are both delightful and distracting. You might even smell the fragrance of flowers now and then. Many of the mystics did. Enjoy it.
                9. Skin eruptions: Rashes, bumps, acne, hives, and shingles. Anger produces outbreaks around the mouth and chin. I had dermatitis on my extremities for several months that accompanied healing an episode from my past. When I had worked through most of the issue, the condition was released. Advice: You may be sloughing off toxins and bringing emotions to the surface. When there is an issue to be released and you are trying to repress it, your skin will express the issue for you until you process the emotions. Work through your "stuff".
                  10. Episodes of intense energy which make you want to leap out of bed and into action. Followed by periods of lethargy and fatigue. The fatigue usually follows great shifts. This is a time of integration, so give into it. Advice: Roll with the nature of the energy. Don't fight it. Be gentle with yourself. Take naps if you are tired. Write your novel if you are too energized to sleep. Take advantage of the type of energy.
                    11. Changes in prayer or meditation. Not feeling the same sensations as before. Not having the same experience of being in contact with Spirit. Difficulty in focusing. Advice: You may be in more instant and constant communion with Spirit now and the sensation may therefore be altered. You will adapt to this new feeling. You are actually thinking and acting in partnership with Spirit most of the time now. You may find your meditation periods shorter.
                      12. Power surges: All of a sudden you are heated from head to toe. It is a momentary sensation, but uncomfortable. In contrast, some people have felt inexplicably cold. I have experienced both. More recently I experience waves or currents of energy rolling through me. Sometimes the energy seems so intense when it first comes into my body that I feel a little nauseated. But if I think of the energy as divine and let go of fear, I feel wonderful and enjoy the sensation. If you are an energy worker, you may have noticed that the heat running through your hands has increased tremendously. This is good. Advice: If you are uncomfortable, ask your Higher Power, that if it be for your best and highest good, to turn down/up the temperature a bit.
                        13. A range of physical manifestations: Headaches, backaches, neck pains, flu-like symptoms (this is called vibrational flu), digestive problems, muscular spasms or cramps, racing heartbeat, chest pains, changes in sexual desire, numbness or pain in the limbs, and involuntary vocalizations or bodily movements. Some of us have even had old conditions from childhood reappear briefly for healing. Advice: Remember what I said about seeking medical help if you need it! If you have determined that this is not a medical condition, relax in the realization that it is only temporary.
                          14. Looking younger. Yippee! As you clear emotional issues and release limiting beliefs and heavy baggage from the past, you are actually lighter. Your frequency is higher. You love yourself and life more. You begin to resemble the perfect you that you really are.
                            15. Vivid dreams. Sometimes the dreams are so real that you wake up confused. You may even have lucid dreams in which you are in control. Many dreams may be mystical or carry messages for you. And in some dreams, you just know that you are not "dreaming" -- that what is happening is somehow real. Advice: You will remember what is important for you to remember. Don't force anything. Above all, stay out of fear. 16. Events that completely alter your life: death, divorce, change in job status, loss of home, illness, and/or other catastrophes -- sometimes several at once! Forces that cause you to slow down, simplify, change, re-examine who you are and what your life means to you. Forces that you cannot ignore. Forces that cause you release your attachments. Forces that awaken your sense of love and compassion for all.
                              16. A desire to break free from restrictive patterns, life-draining jobs consumptive lifestyles, and toxic people or situations. You feel a compelling need to "find yourself" and your life purpose -- now! You want to be creative and free to be who you really are. You might find yourself drawn to the arts and nature. You want to unclutter yourself from things and people that no longer serve you. Advice: Do it!

                              17. Emotional and mental confusion: A feeling that you need to get your life straightened out--it feels like a mess. But at the same time you feel chaotic and unable to focus. See #44. Advice: Put your ear to your heart and your own discernment will follow.
                                18. Introspection, solitude and loss of interest in more extraverted activities: This stage has come as a surprise to many extraverts who formerly saw themselves as outgoing and involved. They say, "I don't know why, but I don't like to go out as much as before."

                                19. Creativity bursts: Receiving images, ideas, music, and other creative inspirations at an often overwhelming rate. Advice: At least record these inspirations, for Spirit is speaking to you about how you might fulfill your purpose and contribute to the healing of the planet.

                                20. A perception that time is accelerating. It seems that way because you have had so many changes introduced into your life at an unprecedented rate. The number of changes seems to be growing. Advice: Breaking your day up into appointments and time segments increases the sense of acceleration You can slow time down by relaxing into the present moment and paying attention to what's at hand, not anticipating what's ahead. Slow down and tell yourself that you have plenty of time. Ask your Higher Power to help you. Keep your focus on the present. Try to flow from one activity to the next. Stay tuned to your inner guidance. You can also warp time by asking for it. Next time you feel rushed, say, "Time warp, please. I need some more time to -----." Then relax.

                                21. A sense of impendingness. There is a feeling that something is about to happen. This can create anxiety. Advice: There is nothing to worry about. Things are definitely happening, but anxiety only creates more problems for you. All your thoughts -- positiveor negative-- are prayers. There is nothing to fear.

                                22. Impatience. You know better, but sometimes you can't help it. You want to get on with what seems to be coming your way. Uncertainty is not comfortable. Advice: Learn to live with the uncertainty, knowing that nothing comes to you until you are ready. Impatience is really a lack of trust, especially trust in your Higher Power. When you focus on the present, you will experience miracles -- yes, even in traffic.

                                23. A deep yearning for meaning, purpose, spiritual connection, and revelation. Perhaps an interest in the spiritual for the first time in your life. "Constant craving", as K.D. Lang says. The material world cannot fulfill this longing. Advice: Follow your heart and the way will open up for you.

                                24. A feeling that you are somehow different. A disquieting sense that everything in your life feels new and altered, that you have left your old self behind. You have. You are much greater than you can possibly imagine. There is more to come.

                                25. "Teachers" appear everywhere with perfect timing to help you on your spiritual journey: people, books, movies, events, Mother Nature, etc. Teachers may appear to be negative or positive when you are trapped in polarity thinking, but, from a transcendent perspective, they are always perfect. Just what you need to learn from and move on. By the way, we never get more than we are ready to master. Each challenge presents us with an opportunity to show our mastery in passing through it.

                                26. You find a spiritual track that makes sense to you and "speaks to you" at the most profound levels. Suddenly you are gaining a perspective that you would never have considered before. You hunger to know more. You read, share with others, ask questions, and go inside to discover more about who you are and why you are here.

                                27. You are moving through learning and personal issues at a rapid pace. You sense that you are "getting it" quite readily. Advice: Keep remembering that things will come to you when they are ready to be healed. Not sooner. Deal with whatever comes up with courage and you will move through the issues rapidly.

                                28. Invisible presences. Here is the woo-woo stuff. Some people report feeling surrounded by beings at night or having the sensation of being touched or talked to. Often they will wake with a start. Some also feel their body orbed vibrate. The vibrations are caused by energetic changes after emotional clearing has taken place. Advice: This is a sensitive topic, but you may feel better blessing your bed and space around it before you sleep. All spiritual persons are surrounded only by the most magnificent spiritual entities and are always safe in God's care. Sometimes, however, if the fear gets to one, call in Archangel Michael and/or Archangel Uriel. Don't beat yourself up for being afraid sometimes.

                                29. Portents, visions, "illusions", numbers, and symbols: Seeing things that have spiritual importance for you. Noticing how numbers appear synchronistically in your awareness. Everything has a message if you take the time to look. I enjoy the experience of "getting the messages." What fun!

                                30. Increased integrity: You realize that it is time for you to seek and speak your truth. It suddenly seems important for you to become more authentic, more yourself. You may have to say "no" to people whom you have tried to please in the past. You may find it intolerable to stay in a marriage or job or place that doesn't support who you are. You may also find there is nowhere to hide, no secrets to keep anymore. Honesty becomes important in all your relationships. Advice: Listen to your heart. If your guidance tells you not to do something, speak up and take action. Say "no". Likewise, you must also say "yes" to that which compels you. You must risk displeasing others without guilt in order to attain spiritual sovereignty.

                                31. Harmony with seasons and cycles: You are becoming more tuned to the seasons, the phases of the moon and natural cycles. More awareness of your place in the natural world. A stronger connection to the earth.

                                32. Electrical and mechanical malfunctions: When you are around, light bulbs flicker, the computer locks up, or the radio goes haywire. Advice: Call on your angels, guides, or Grace Elohim to fix it or put up a field of protection of light around the machine. Surround your car with bluelight. Laugh.

                                33. Increased synchronicity and many small miracles. Look for more of these. Advice: Synchronistic events tell you if you are heading in the right direction or making the correct choices. Honor these clues and you cannot go astray. Spirit uses synchronicity to communicate to you. That's when you begin to experience daily miracles. See #28.

                                34. Increased intuitive abilities and altered states of consciousness: Thinking of someone and immediately hearing from them. More synchronicities. Having sudden insights about patterns or events from the past. Clairvoyance, out-of-body experiences, and other psychic phenomena. Intensified sensitivity and knowing. Awareness of one's essence and that of others. Channeling angelic and Christ-consciousness energies.

                                35. Communication with Spirit. Contact with angels, spirit guides, and other divine entities. Channeling. More and more people seem to be given this opportunity. Feeling inspiration and downloading information that takes form as writing, painting, ideas, communications, dance, music, poetry, etc.

                                36. A sense of Oneness with all. A direct experience of this Wholeness. Transcendent awareness. Being flooded with compassion and love for all life. Compassionate detachment or unconditional love for all is what lifts us up to higher levels of consciousness and joy.

                                37. Moments of joy and bliss. A deep abiding sense of peace and knowing that you are never alone.

                                38. Integration: You become emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually stronger and clearer. You feel as if you are in alignment with your Higher Self.

                                39. Living your purpose: You know you are finally doing what you came to earth for. New skills and gifts are emerging, especially healing ones. Your life/work experiences are now converging and starting to make sense. You are finally going to use them all. Advice: Listen to your heart. Your passion leads you to where you must go. Go within and ask your Higher Power, "What is it you would have me do?" Watch for synchronicities. Listen.

                                40. Feeling closer to animals and plants. To some people, animals now seem to be more "human" in their behavior. Wild animals are less afraid. Plants respond to your love and attention more than ever. Some may even have messages for you.

                                41. Seeing beings of other dimensions. The veil between dimensions is thinner, so it is not surprising. Just stay in your sovereignty. You are more powerful than you can ever imagine, so do not entertain fear. Ask your guides for help if you slip into fear.

                                42. Seeing a person's true form or seeing loved ones with a different face -- past life or parallel life.

                                43. Physically manifesting thoughts and desires more quickly and efficiently. Advice: Monitor your thoughts. All thoughts are prayers. Be careful what you ask for.

                                44. Left -brain fogginess. Your psychic abilities, your intuitive knowing, your feeling and compassion, your ability to experience your body, your visioning, your expressiveness all emanate from the right brain. In order for this side of the brain to develop more fully, the left brain must shut down a little bit. Normally the left-hemisphere's capacity for order, organization, structure, linear sequencing, analysis, evaluation, precision, focus, problem-solving, and mathematics dominate our often less-valued right brain. What results are memory lapses, placing words in the wrong sequence, inability or no desire to read for very long, inability to focus; forgetting what you are just about to say; impatience with linear forms of communication (audio or written formats); a feeling of spaciness, being scattered; losing interesting research or complex information; feeling bombarded with words and talk and information; and a reluctance to write. Sometimes you feel dull and have no interest in analysis, lively intellectual discussion, or investigation. On the other hand, you might find yourself drawn to the sensate: videos, magazines with photos, beautiful artwork, movies, music, sculpting, painting, being with people, dancing, gardening, walking, and other kinesthetic forms of expression. You may search for spiritual content, even science fiction. Advice: You may discover that if you allow your heart and your right brain to lead you, the left will then be activated appropriately to support you. And someday we will be well balanced, using both hemispheres with mastery.

                                45. Dizziness. This occurs when you are ungrounded. Perhaps you have just cleared a big emotional issue and your body is adjusting to your "lighter" state. Advice: Ground yourself by eating protein. Sometimes "comfort food" feels right. Don't make any food right or wrong for you. Use your guidance to know what you need at any given moment. Take your shoes off and put your feet in the grass for a couple of minutes.

                                46. Falling, having accidents, breaking bones. Your body is not grounded or perhaps your life is out of balance. Or your body may be telling you to slow down, examine certain aspects of your life, or heal certain issues. There is always a message. When I recently broke my ankle, I understand that my ankle was taking on what I myself refused to deal with. And that was all of the above. Advice: Stay grounded by taking your shoes off and putting your feet in the grass; even better, lie down on the grass without a blanket under you. Feel the earth beneath you. Get out in nature. Slow down and pay attention. Be mindful about what you are doing. Feel your feelings when they come up. Stay in the present. Surround yourself with blue light when you are feeling shaky.

                                47. Heart palpitations. A racing heart usually accompanies a heart opening. It only lasts for a few moments and means that the heart is re-balancing itself after an emotional release. I had one episode that terrified me: I woke up in the middle of the night, my heart pounding. I thought it was going to come right out of my chest. It only happened once and was, I understand, a huge heart-chakra opening. But I did check it out. There is nothing wrong with my heart. Advice: Remember what I said about getting medical attention when needed. Consult your doctor about any conditions you are not comfortable with.

                                48. Faster hair and nail growth. More protein is being used in the body. Too bad we can't tell the body where to grow the hair and where not to grow it. (Or can we? Hmmm.)

                                49. A desire to find your soul mate or twin flame. More than ever before, the idea that we can have a relationship that matches who we are seems more desirable. Advice: The truth is, we have to be the kind of person we want to attract. We have to love ourselves and where we are right now before we can attract a more "perfect" mate. The work begins at home. Here is how I think it works: Hold the desire for this person in your heart, but without attachment. Expect that someday you will meet someone who is more suited to you, but let go of any expectations as to who this will be and how it will happen. Focus instead on cleaning up your own life and being the kind of person you want to be. Be happy now. Enjoy your life. Then you may see.....

                                50. Memories surface. Body memories, suppressed memories, images of past lives and/or parallel lives. We are healing and integrating all our "selves", so expect to have some of these experiences. Advice. Keep in mind that it is best to recall what only what comes to mind, leave the rest alone, don't analyze everything to death (because you will be stuck in the tape loop of infinite issues to process), and feel your feelings as they come up. Ask for help from your guides.

                                PLEASE NOTE: It is encouraged that you first check out with your doctor. If everything is fine, then these above experiences should not overwhelm you.

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                                Thursday, January 29, 2009

                                What is awakening?

                                When you are sleeping, you dream and in the dream you see that you are a beggar with lot of diseases. You are thrown out of everywhere and no one wants to give a second look at you. 

                                You feel miserable. You are wishing you didn’t have such a horrible life. You carry with you pain and suffering everywhere and you wished life wasn’t so bad with you. Then suddenly you wake up. It’s 4 a.m. in the morning. The moment you wake up all your miseries and pain vanish into thin air. You are so relieved and happy to see that you are not a beggar and you don’t have all those diseases in you. There is no pain. No unhappiness. You smile because you have awoken from that horrible dream and are now aware how safe and fine you are!


                                Similarly, in real life, you one day awaken to the fact that you are not just a body of flesh and blood and are, in fact, a wonderful soul on its journey to a destination where there would be no more suffering. You are not just born to live and struggle with life and finally die. There is something beyond this. You are not what you perceived yourself to be. You are more powerful and divine. When this realization dawns upon you, then that is awakening.


                                • Awakening is like the idea that suddenly clicks in your mind when you were longing for a solution over a difficult situation.
                                • Awakening is like a door being opened to you when you felt that all doors were closed and there was no way to being freed.
                                • Awakening is like the sudden answer to your mystery over life.
                                • Awakening is experiencing that you exist in all things, living or dead.
                                • Awakening is knowing that you are never separate from God or the Supreme power.
                                • Awakening is knowing there is no God who rules over you and judges you but exists within you.
                                • Awakening is knowing that the solution to anything in life cannot be found outside you but deep within you.
                                • Awakening is seeing your own reflections in all the relationships around you.
                                • Awakening is knowing that you are still full of impurities how much ever clean you assumed yourself to be.
                                • Awakening is knowing that you need not have to prove your awakening to anyone and understand why they do not understand when you understand.
                                • Awakening is when you do not force your views and ideas on awakening on other souls that are not awakened.
                                • Awakening is when you know that you are responsible for all that happens to you and nobody else is.
                                • Awakening is when you know that you can achieve anything that you want and that is how powerful you are.
                                • Awakening is when you don’t differentiate between any living beings be it man, animal or plants or be it a rock.
                                • Awakening when you feel more connected to nature.
                                • Awakening is when you are humble in spite of having known the secrets of life.
                                • Awakening is when you feel that you still have lot to learn and are ready to undertake the journey.
                                • Awakening is knowing that the journey isn’t easy and there will be testing periods.
                                • Awakening is knowing that your soul growth is not in the destination but the journey itself.
                                • Awakening is being aware all the time of not “forgetting” who you are during your journey.
                                • Awakening is sharing all that you know with who ask for it without taking the credit of holding or sharing the wisdom that exists in everyone but is seldom known.
                                • Awakening is not perfection but working towards perfection.
                                • Awakening is knowing that you are still bound to make mistakes in the human form and the readiness to overcome them at any point of time.
                                • Awakening is becoming conscious of even the smallest bad thing you do.
                                • Finally, awakening is knowing that you are awakened and feel wonderful being awakened but never feel any superior over any thing or person for being awakened.
                                So, if you feel that five or more points above resonate well with you along with the last point, then know that you are awakened!


                                When you awaken to this fact about your true self, you will rejoice to know that your life till now was a bad dream. You are now wide awake and in total control of yourself unlike the dream that took you where you never wanted to go and made you suffer when you least intended to suffer.
                                Awakening on one’s soul journey happens in many ways. Everybody experiences an awakening but at different timings, age, lives, occasion, reason, place, etc. That moment is like a click to the divine. That is the first connection that connects you to something beyond what the world perceives as the world. The moment this awakening happens, there then tends to be a connection between you and the divine and then starts infinite blessings and information flowing into you. Now, that doesn’t mean that you just transform into a godly being that has nothing to do with human beings, but yes, the transformation then begins. It’s a long journey after that because this is when your souls starts to “remember” who you are. It will then constantly pose you with the questions of who you are and what is your purpose of life?


                                A large number of factors determine your awakening. Firstly, it’s the karma of all previous lives that has been accumulated till day. A major turning point in your life also could trigger an awakening when after a considerable amount of intolerable suffering you begin to quest the meaning of life. It could just happen when you are traveling, reading, praying, or watching something. It will only happen when you are ready to explore the journey of life. But in spite of all this, the decision to open your eyes of the body and mind to the awakening is fully your freewill. There is nothing that can force anything to you and all comes to you as per the laws of nature.


                                When the awakening happens, then onwards you will “simply know” about things. Your perception to life changes and your outlook to everything in life changes. You long for nothing but yet long for everything to come to you. You develop a beautiful connection with nature and all life forms. You sense an awesome responsibility to your life and that of others. You begin to know that everything in this universe is made out of one energy and that this energy flows through you all the time and that this energy is responsible for your life. You know that it is this energy that nourishes your soul. You know that your soul is immortal and lives beyond the body.


                                If you are awakened know that all that your need will come to you when things are right. You will not tend to control any situations, persons and even yourself. You just surrender to the power that is intelligent and you take care of not only you but everything in this world that exists. Awakening is like a key that you find that unlocks the entire Universe to you in the unidentified form for you to explore and achieve all that you soul has been yearning to. Every little thing that you do or think, you do it with a difference. You see things at a different angle. You start questioning everything in life. There are lot of doubts and questions about every functioning of everything in this Universe. You are inclined more towards ethics and goodness. You start seeking for truth. It’s a long journey when only you learn it, learn it in your way, learn it with mistakes. You simply know that it’s a tough journey but yet a wonderful one! Stay blessed!

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                                Thursday, January 22, 2009

                                Wave of transformation in your life..

                                This article is about one's struggle with fear, insecurities, guilt, turmoil, unhappiness, regrets and restlessness over daily issues with what we call life. If you are honest enough to accept things with not others but with your own self, then this is for you - read on.. If not you may find this offending to your own self; if so please read some other blog here.

                                It's 2009 and 2008 was, to most, very restless. As the planet earth takes a new wave of transformation, which very few notice, things dont seem to be the way it used to anymore. Now, this wave of transformation is noticed by many to be in the form of wars, terrorism, quarrels, fights, indifferences, etc etc. True this is, but what is not true is that its a wave of negativity. It is actually a wave of positivity that is surfacing negativities to the surface.

                                Many see this happening in their personal lives too. There is restlessness everywhere. In relationships, in business, in workplace, in prayers, in faith, in love, in friendship and in anything you name. Depression levels go high, confusion seems to take over life - one becomes directionless, one questions the meaning of life, one searches for happiness desperately, one searches for peace, one longs for solitude while the other longs for company. The hunt is on, the search is desperate but nothing seems to come. Even if one gets what one was searching for it is soon realized that it was not that one wanted and the search for something else and something more important begins. I see this everywhere, in all lives, but yet the world looks so perfect and so much glorified. All seem to wear the mask of happiness and smiles while their minds chatter in restlessness and tension. All homes seem well lit while there is so much of darkness within each body existing in there. All are mum. All are silent. No one wants to reveal or open up facts before any one because that is also another form of restlessness of the uncertainty of not knowing whom to share with. The world is silent over its worries and insecurities and noone speaks it all. So much of insecurity in everything. Future, safety of self and family, insecurity of winning someone's love and still more is the insecurity of losing that love, insecurity over finances, insecurity in every walk of life. Lives are bundles of fear, insecurities, unhappiness, turmoil and restlessness. So much of everything within one body and yet so much of nothing on the external. Even if one conveys or shares with another, it is only very limited and what one only selects to share. Therefore the answers always remain incomplete. This is where the world of verbal communication and external bodies end!

                                Welcome to the world of immortal beings, where the soul talks, where there is no verbal communication, where one is stripped of all hardcore deep hidden facts but yet feels comfortable to be unconvered. This is what the wave of transformation on planet earth is all about. People are getting awakened to their own divinity. People are now knowing that there should be better means of communication with god or anything that they believe or trust in. People now know that there are problems with what they believed about. They understand rectifications now have to be made in order to be in this world. Unfortunately, many realize this after being pushed to the extreme by life. Thats why I always say that life is the best teacher. It spares no one and teaches one what one ought to learn. Lessons differ from person to person, yet life dedicatedly spends enough time on every life to assure that lessons are learnt. Even if one doesnt learn, it waits patiently with another lesson to offer and ensures that finally the lesson is learnt so that one can progress. People who believed that taking care of their lives was in the hands of some external force now know that they themselves are responsible for any outcome of their lives. The one who searches outside for god almost all his life is finally surprised to know that god is within one's own self. Many were shocked to know that their own souls were powerful enough to manifest and recieve whatever they wanted. Many have lost faith in giving bribes to any form of god in the form of cash or kind for it took them a lifetime to realize that the god who had everything didn't actually look forward to any offering for a barter of granting one's needs. People now realize the gods and saints who lived their lives penniless could never be flattered by the glitter of gold or the sound of cash. Now, one realizes that it is not just the few minutes in prayer during which god or divinity seeks one's purity but the purity that one carries at all living moments, yes, even when out of sight of a temple, mosque, church or any place of worship. People now remember that divinity is everywhere and that one is watched not only in places of worship but also behind closets when one performs acts of impurity; not only acts of impurity but one is not spared by the divine eye on the even thoughts of impurity. How foolish it is when one stands in front of god and "pretends" to be pure, obedient, harmless, helpless, kind, loving and the moment one is out of that place behaves just the opposite. How foolish to think that one can do anything wrong and get away with a few prayers or sacrifices or offerings. I fail to understand if this is cheating one's own self or cheating divinity, because both the self and divinity walk together in every second of life. When this is realized and accepted by oneself, then realization dawns upon. And this is wave of realization or positivity that is sweeping across the planet. The earth is undergoing this wave of transformation.

                                This transformation is speeding up and will catch up soon with every soul. Earth is witnessing mass cleansing of negativities in the form of natural disasters, wars, crimes, etc. You may ask what about the innocent who goes along with the sinful. Know that there is no innocent in any form. Innocence is the perception of our own mind. For spiritual people I could say that the law of karma acts here. For more scientific people I could say that its Newton's law "Every action has an equal and opposite reaction" Take it in any language or any theory, justice is certainly applicable to all activity and form of life. Unconditional justification. Now you can call the justifier as god, supreme power, conciousness, divinity, whatever. Everything in the Universe is justified and justice prevails though we may not see things immediately. Nature has its own course of time for everything. So behind every form of "innocent" suffering is nothing but one price for one's own deeds. Nothing is unjustified, know it. It is known that "every saint has a past and every sinner has a future" For every sinner there is an equal and opposite reaction waiting to unfold at the "right" time of nature. This may sound scary but the best thing is that this important fact is now being realized in the wave of transformation.

                                Every thought, word or act has its own rewards - rewards in the same coin. If they have been negative they will come back in the same negative way and if they have been positive, they will boomerang with positive events and outcomes. All the positivity in one's life is a result of the good deeds and all negativities are the results of bad deeds. Now, there are two ways one can dissolve resuts of bad deeds. Its called yog or bhog. Bhog means gratification (enjoyment) and Yog (union) is the union of one's own soul into the conciousness or in simple words is the merging with of oneself with god or the divine. This is when there is no difference in god's qualities and one's qualities. Both become one. This is done through meditation and one gets to experience this bliss of union in meditation. One realizes that the divinity exists within and there is no need to search for it outside. Here is when transformations take place. When transformation takes place, naturally one will emit only good thoughts, words and deeds which will in turn attract only positivity into one's life. The other option is bhog (gratification or enjoyment) where one still remains attached to one's never-ending yearning for gratification, never-ending quench for lust, greed, power, pride, ego, etc. There is no satisfaction for these because the satisfaction that comes is very temporary, for the mind will try to feed on more and the more one clings to these sensory gratifications the more stronger the addiction to it. When the bad deeds are caused by these, one naturally attracts negative results for these and ultimately one pays for those negativies in the form of misery, unrest, unhappiness, fear, insecurity, disease, sins. Its a never-ending vicious cycle of suffering.

                                Now, the awakening is happening - when people look around and cannot seem to take it anymore, then one questions the very meaning of existence, the very meaning of how life functions. This is when transformation happens. For all this knowledge was waiting for every soul to be revealed but one was very busy in the mundane pursuits of life. Now, the transformations have begun. Hence the rise in negativities because as the earth is being purified by the Universal law, all the negativities lying dormant come to the forefront. Same happens with every person. As soon as one makes a decision to lead the right path, one starts noticing lots of problems arising. When one starts doing good, behaving good, changing one's nature to being more positive, one starts experiencing turmoils within, unrest within, illness, irritation, anger, ego and depression. And one often wonders why? This is because all the negativities that were within oneself is now surfacing. All that was held so strongly within, old beliefs, old habits, old ways, all are being released from deep within and surfacing. These surface so that they can be faced - they have to be faced. Many lose hope and everything seems senseless and soon return back to the way they were, into the comfort zones. And then, these negativies settled down once again to be saturated more strongly within oneself. So, let the negativities arise, let them come up.. Once the knowledge of why it is happening dawns upon, it become easier to deal with them. DO NOT react or oppose or supress them. Let it flow. Flow with it. Go with it. DO NOT resist. The moment you resist any negativities that surface, it will try to fight its way out while you try to fight and supresss it down - this will cause more turmoil. Let it go. Know that these negativities are negativities that you accumulated in the past. Take responsibility. Let it go. Continue with your own cleansing. Keep doing good. I remember what one of my friend had once mentioned and I can use the example here. When you have a glass of muddy water which is kept still for a while, you see that the dirt has settled down and the water looks clean. That is what each of us are. 
                                There is a lot of dirt hidden and suppressed deep within. The moment fresh clean water is added to this glass, what happens is the dirt is stirred and it rises up and then what you see is that the water overflows from the glass. This is the exact metaphor of what is happening to earth and what is happening to every life. If seeing this muddy water, the turbulence in the water one stops pouring clean water, the dirt will settle back again, but if one continues to pour clean water within a span of time you will see that the entire dirt is out and the glass of water is clean. Wow! When one is transformed and pure, one will only do those things that are clean and thus will attract only positive outcomes. Thats what happens with all. Till now what happened was that everyone lived under the illusion that the glass is clean when there was dirt within. One sees the dirt only when the glass is shaken (or life is shaken now and then).
                                But yet, there is no force but free will. Every soul has to be right to decide. Every decision has the right to be rewarded. No external force can influence the decisions you make. It doesn't matter which religion you are in, what matters is in what condition you are in! So it is up to you - to be the glass with impurities and live with impurities or chose to let that tap open to fill and cleanse you! Stay blessed!
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