Enlightenment Is Within Your Reach
GUEST POST BY BELINDA DAVIDSON.
I have always been fascinated with the lives of the saints and the visionaries. I remember sitting cross-legged in Sunday School, listening to our teacher read stories about the lives of Jesus, Moses, Mary and the ‘Holy ones.’
I would sit mesmerised, clutching tufts of the rough orange carpet I sat upon, watching their lives play out in my child’s mind.
I loved their adventures, their bravery, their challenges and visions. I loved that they ‘overcame all odds’ to be one with God, and that for their faith they were rewarded with a life of eternal peace and bliss.
Oh, how my little heart would beat to think that I too could live the life of a saint! That I too, could undertake an exciting journey and have my faith rewarded by reaching the state of eternal peace and joy.
Even back then I knew that inner peace and joy was the greatest reward of all, and I couldn’t wait to get started!
It was explained to me, though, that no, I hadn’t been born to live the life of a Holy one. I could find God in my heart, but I wasn’t destined to be ‘enlightened.’
“Not many of us are,” my Sunday school teacher told me. “This privilege is reserved for the saintly.”
So at the age of 6, I gave up believing that I could experience this type of God-bliss in my life. Enlightenment was reserved for the saintly, and I was certainly no saint.
Enlightenment is the ‘movement’ of these times
My last blog post, How To Master These Turbulent Times, talks about how the energy of our planet is ‘rising’, and how this is compelling us to evolve rapidly.
This rapid evolution is a giant chakric leap. Our energy is moving quickly into the higher chakras, and we are feeling ‘called’ to heal ourselves and find life direction.
Imagine the chakras like a 12 story building. Each floor offers you a different and more elevated view of life. The higher the floor, the more expansive and panaromic the view is. The higher levels of the building offer you the most all-encompassing, spectacular view.
This is akin to your chakric development. The higher the chakra you operate from, the closer you are to living from the soul level, for your soul sees life as an interconnected, spectacular totality.
2012, 2013 and beyond are all about soul level living
Mastering these times requires us to understand and support this giant chakric leap. You can do this by:
• Aiding and supporting your chakras in their reprogramming process
• Getting grounded by practicing ‘presence’ and being in nature
• Meditating to stay centered and calm
This list of ‘how to’’ master these times gives you specific instructions of how to go about it. However I could’ve simply written, ‘Become enlightened,’ because this is what soul-level living is. It IS enlightenment.
I didn’t write becoming enlightened though, because you’d probably think that was totally unrealistic for you, possibly even blasphemous. Most of us still think that enlightenment is a completely unobtainable goal.
Or maybe the whole enlightenment thing doesn’t appeal to you because you think you need to meditate alone in a mountain for the next 20 years first. Either way, it often feels out of our reach for most of us.
Enlightenment simply means ‘being here now,’ and seeing life from a higher floor
I’m Eckhart Tolle’s greatest fan. If I ever met him (yes, this is on my vision board), I would kiss his feet. Or maybe jump up and down in ecstasy screaming. Or maybe faint. (Actually, I wouldn’t do any of these things. I just wanted to emphasise how grateful I am for him).
It’s that serious for me. His book, The Power of Now, changed my life in millions of profound ways. I don’t even know how or where to begin to tell you about it…
So to keep it short, it was understanding this statement that changed my life:
“Living in the present moment is the key to life because the truth about life is, we only EVER have this moment.”
Eckhart Tolle tells us, that if we can access the present moment and live in it, the ‘problems’ and ‘worries’ we think we have, will disappear. That is because our problems and worries are created when we live ‘mentally’ in the past and future. Without our past, we cease to be regretful, sad, displaced, guilty, unfulfilled or misunderstood, and without our future, we cease to be fearful, anxious and clingy.
The accumulation of time within us – past and future – is what causes us to suffer, and the way to remedy this is by observing the mind.
A mind left to its own devices – when it is left unobserved – runs riot by thinking, fearing, plotting and planning obsessively. It takes over and instead of being an intelligent tool that we can use when we need it, it becomes a fearful and bullish boss, creating stress, havoc and fear for us.
Eckhart Tolles writes, “Whenever you watch the mind, you withdraw consciousness from mind forms (compulsion to think constantly about your past or your future), and you then become the watcher or witness of it.” (The Power of Now, pg. 58)
“Consequently the watcher – (you observing your mind) – becomes stronger, and the mental formations – (mind’s obsessive thoughts about past and future) – weaker.” (The Power of Now, pg. 58).
When you start to do this, your life changes dramatically because you’re no longer bombarded with negative thoughts about yourself and life. It feels as if you’re lifted out of a ‘mental fog’ of doom and gloom and can (finally) enjoy your life again.
Being enlightened is the state that spontaneously occurs when you no longer identify with your thoughts and are in the here and now. It is where we are all headed and accessible to us now. It isn’t reserved only for the saintly.
Even Eckhart Tolle states that is the case. I regularly listen to his audio CD, “The Art Of Presence,” and in it he jokes about how spiritually minded people often compete with each other for a place in the ‘one-day-I’II-reach-enlightenment’ queue. He says, there is no point in lining up for it because ‘it is accessible to anyone at anytime. There is no ego in that.”
Being ‘present’ keeps you grounded and helps you quickly move into the higher chakras
One of the most important things you can do for yourself right now, is to get hold of a copy of The Power Of Now, and make it your bible.
Don’t just read it. Study it. Absorb it. Meditate on it.
And most importantly, practice it.
I read this book every day for 2 years (that is not an exaggeration) until practicing presence – also called mindfulness – became a habit for me.
I’m not enlightened, but I’m not shy to say that is what’s happening for me. I’m becoming it. I’m reaching it.
And so are you.
Being mindful greatly increases the work with the White Light & with the chakras.
Using the White Light and a daily chakra cleanse are powerful ways to aid your enlightenment and the movement of energy into your higher chakras. If you also begin to observe your mind and keep yourself anchored in the present moment, you will find that the blockages in your lower chakras heal much more quickly because ‘being in the now’ allows light in.
Because it is the Light that cleanses and strengthens them.
Starting to ‘practice presence’ can be very challenging. Constantly observing the mind can feel like a real chore at first. However, when you begin to experience the joyful vitality, lightness and peace that comes from sticking it out, it quickly becomes absolutely worthwhile, and you begin seeing results!
Adding a presence practice to your ‘How to Master These Turbulent Times To Do List,’ will accelerate and support your self-healing. It is the most effective way to be grounded amongst all the changes in these times.
Wishing you great success in your enlightenment!
in White Light,
P.S. Let me know in the comments below how you ‘practice presence, and what aspect of ‘being in the now’ you struggle with most?
Author bio: Belinda Davidson (aka the Mystic for the Modern World) was born psychic, and as long as she can remember, she’s been able to know ‘everything about a person’ by reading their energy field. This ability became her full-time profession, and she’s now been working as a medical intuitive since 2001.
Belinda is passionate about helping people discover their ‘mystic nature’, and become psychic and intuitive. We are all modern mystics, and can heal ourselves and others, use our intuition and create the life of our dreams. Visit her and get FREE access to her online chakra course at www.belindadavidson.com
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