What Changes In Our Life With Spiritual Awareness
There are not many who give a lot of attention
to their spirit; giving most of their attention to the human body and the ego.
Just as most people do not think much about their feet, yet are concerned with
the condition of their hands.
The individualized human is made up of three parts; mind,
body, and spirit. You would not exist in human form without all parts. At birth
and for the first few years you are more aware of these parts then at any other
time in your life. A baby spends much of his/her time playing with his feet for
no other reason than they are there, and he is connected to all things. As time
moves on, he becomes less connected to his body as he now focuses on other
things around him as he develops preferences; likes and dislikes. Consciously he
becomes a two part person of mind and body, forgetting his spirituality; his
connection to all things.
Although he is reaching out in his world to explore where
he lives and where he does not, his world becomes smaller as his curiosity about
the most obvious and most accessible, fades. It is very much like giving all
your attention to your hands Ė the doers Ė and less on the parts that take you
there Ė the feet. You spirit and your feet take you where you want to go; and
where is that Ė itís anyplace you choose?
So whatís the big deal about being spiritually
aware? Why would you want to bother about it, and whatís in it for you?
Very much like your feet, if you ignore your spirit, over
time you become trapped in a box that takes you nowhere; you become
dysfunctional and lifeless. If you are cut off at your feet, you become
dependant on others and you lose much of your freedom. Spiritually
dysfunctional; you will become arrogant and a victim of your own ignorance.
What do spiritually aware people have that you donít; they
When I say spiritually aware, I do not mean religiously
aware. Religion is manís attempt to explain religion in physical terms. You
donít have to be religious to be spiritual. We are all spiritual by nature and
therefore everything that we do is spiritual.
People who return to their spiritual paths are curious
about themselves and all things around them. They have learned from their
experience without feet and have rediscovered them for the first time since
birth and it opens up a whole new world. People of expanded spiritual awareness
become engaged in their own welfare and development. They start to consider
themselves first as the center of the universe. They begin to collect abundance,
considering the love of self to be their highest priority. They begin to
understand that if they have nothing, they have nothing to give. If they do not
love themselves unconditionally first, they cannot love another in the same way.
They have discovered feet once again and can now move freely along their
Being spiritually aware does not excuse one from the
physical life, but it frees one to experience all aspects of it. It is the only
aspect of our physical existence that is consistent with our soulís purpose.
As one becomes more aware spiritually, we begin to be
concerned for the welfare of our bodies and our environment; giving more
attention to our bodies as the vehicle which allows our physical experience. But
it is only our experience of the environment that we need to be focused on. We
begin to see our connection to it and understand its relationship to all things.
The world is perfect as it is, but not necessarily our impression of it. The
illusion of the world as it is can be changed when someone decides that it needs
to be. Even in a perfect world there are those who donít experience it as such.
So Iím not talking about the world as it is, but as we think it is. Spiritually
aware people are simple people who use the system to create their experiences;
they are not caught up in it. They understand their relationship to their
environment and to others. They live without fear except for the moments they
wish to experience it.
Life in the realm of the spiritually aware is ongoing in
this life, and the next. Knowing that one continues on even after the physical
body has been released is what unconditional love really means. It is the
freedom to screw up your life as many times as you wish and still have as many
chances as you need to experience what you want with no penance or repercussions
no matter what you have done. In truth, it is not possible to screw up your
life, because you are creating it, and ďexperienceĒ is the true meaning of life.
As it is only your experience that really matters; it is natural for you to
evolve and move past what you are presently experiencing and create something
It is our parents who guide us through this process,
whether the relationship is loving or abusive. It is in this knowing that we
choose our parents, our time of birth, and its circumstances before we are born.
In hindsight we can see that they are the best facilitators in our early life,
and they start us on our journey.
understand this is true spiritual awareness, and accepting the consequences of
our choices puts us in the position of creator, not victim. If you can accept
yourself as the creator then you will also accept the power to change anything
that you do not like or desire. If you do not understand these things it matters
not right now. It simply means you are not there yet. What it really is is
another way of understanding who and what you are that helps to explain your
experiences in a way that is intentional, loving, and created in absolute
Unlike religion, spiritual awareness sets you free because
there is no hidden agenda. Awareness of whom and what you are opens the way for
evolution and expansion past your current beliefs. Every thought or action takes
you away from it and brings you closer to the next. Every question leads to
another and there are no definitive answers; spiritual awareness is not about
answers. Itís the kind of questions that you ask which reveal your level or
place of spiritual enlightenment. The prize or gift of enlightenment is in
knowing or experiencing the trip.
The greatest gift in a life of awareness is in knowing
that you can do no wrong, that your spirit never dies and you will never be
punished. That you have absolute freedom to experience all that you desire and
in doing so you will move to a different place of knowing from where you came.
The trip itself is not about knowing, but of experiencing. It is your only
purpose, it is what life is. In your physical life this awareness is paramount
in moving from your present place to a better one. Practically, it makes your
physical life easier, but doesnít excuse you from it. The liberation comes from
knowing that you are creating every circumstance of your physical experience.
You are not a pawn or victim. You are both the creator and the created, and you
are interacting with yourself.
In this knowledge you will find comfort and the joy of
living in a physical world which is nothing more than a buffet of experiences
that you choose from.
In spiritual awareness, everything changes. The
circumstances of your life are known to you and expected. The magic of what the
physical experience is becomes addicting and desired. Fear is no longer a part
of the equation by choice. The beauty of how the system works becomes visible no
matter what the experience and death becomes welcomed, not as an escape but as a
doorway to new opportunities and experiences. This little secret will become
known to all in the correct time and place as he/she evolves.
Roy is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. An international published author, a student of NLP, spiritual philosopher, New Age Light Worker, Teacher and Phenomenologist. Roy's books and articles are thought provoking, and designed to empower your imagination.
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