5 Elements of Spiritual Awakening
Everyone has within themselves the potential of total awareness, of self realization, of God-consciousness. When you exercise your awareness of what is, you may start awakening to the truth. It goes by a lot of names, like cosmic consciousness, Christ, Holy Spirit, self-realization, or whatever other term you’d like to use. It doesn’t matter what you call it, as long as you can move into that place.
This planet is a classroom, and each of us is here to gain experience and to become aware of the Divinity within ourselves – to awaken to and fulfill our spiritual promise. The discovery of your self can be the most exciting and rewarding adventure you could ever hope to make.
Awakening to the Soul is not an intellectual process; it is a state of being and doing. The heart knows the truth, and it is through the heart that we perceive Spirit. When the spiritual heart is open, then the spiritual eye is opened. Then love flows back and forth, and the Soul is awakened to its glory. You are in paradise even though you live in the lower world. The physical body will still express emotional and mental qualities, but your energies, your direction, and your upliftment come from the Soul. And that, Beloved, is a beautiful place to live.
If there is no loving in what you are doing, you’re on the wrong track. And if there is loving, joy, and a feeling of upliftment in what you’re doing, then you can’t go far wrong.
2. Finding the True Self
When you start to awaken spiritually, the divine within you will start to push against the falseness within your consciousness. It will push against your untrue thoughts, your false images, and all other earthly reference points that you have accepted as “you”.
When you learn who the real self is, the false images fall away. The person you thought you were, the religion you thought you were, the philosophy you thought you were may fall away. You may find out that all of these philosophies that you’ve been adhering to just don’t work, but you may be afraid to throw them away because you don’t know what will take there place. When you get rid of the things that don’t work, you will find the true self.
3. You Already Are What You Seek
We do not have to go anywhere to be in the Soul. We are already there. We have only separated ourselves in consciousness from the Soul because of confusion through identification with our mind, our emotions, our body, and the material world.
The very thing you are after – the essence – is inside of you all the time. All that you want to be, you already are. All you have to do is move your awareness there and recognize the reality of your own Soul. You are the Light. You are divine. You are in a state of becoming aware of what you already are.
Why not make your intention God consciousness? Why not learn about the inner realms before you die so you can know where you are going? If you do not move in that direction, you will not get it. And if you do move in that direction, you will be moving that way all the time, every moment of your waking consciousness. And as you start moving into it, you start making wise choices. As you start making wise choices, your environment will settle down, and you will begin getting free of it. Then you will start to say, “Life is good.” It has really been the same life all along. It is just your attitude that is now creating peace and harmony, and you are more aware of living in grace and in the Soul.
5. Soul Transcendence
Your Soul is who you truly are; it is more than your body, your thoughts, or your feelings. It is the highest aspect of yourself. The journey of your Soul is to return to an awareness of, and a oneness with, God. We call this path Soul Transcendence. Once you are established in Soul consciousness, you need no longer be bound or influenced by the lower levels, you do not produce more karma in your life, so this lifetime may be your last one.
The purpose of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA) is to teach Soul Transcendence. MSIA teaches the awakening in love.
For more of an understanding and experience of Soul Transcendence explore the 7 Keys of Soul Transcendence which introduces some of the key aspects of Soul Transcendence and spiritual practice in MSIA. Learn more.