What Is Enlightenment And How-To Maintain It
Updated: May 12, 2020
Lately, the subject of enlightenment has been coming up while observing all of the Ascended Masters and the similarities between them. It is fascinating to explore especially today in age because we don't really have the luxury of sitting in nature all day while only focusing on our breath and our inner world, but I do believe that it is possible for anyone to reach enlightenment, or at least feel glimpses of its alignment.
Enlightenment is a state of being, it simply means to allow the light in. To be enlightened is to experience the God-Self; it means to be connected to the Source within you and to see all things through the eyes of love. It is a vibrational alignment with your soul-self while allowing source energy to permeate your being, understanding that you are not your body, that you are not your mind and not your experiences. Enlightenment is knowing that your entire body is powered by source light and that all things are a part of the same light.
To be enlightened is to be able to shine a light on things that might be lacking it, which means having clarity and understanding over confusion and conflict. Being able to find complete balance and use your own inner resources to come into a higher vibrational state of being.
Once we reach the state of enlightenment, we operate from the heart space. We exist in complete freedom of the way we feel and see ourselves and others. We get to experience a feeling of oneness and interconnectedness between all things. It is a vibrational frequency of unconditional love, well-being, and acceptance. Because it is a vibrational frequency, it does require maintenance since energy and vibration are fluid, always moving and flowing; it is easy to step in and out of any state that we are in. Just because we experience enlightenment, it doesn’t mean that we never have to focus again or maintain its vibration.
It’s also important to remember that our goal isn’t to become enlightened and stay there, we came to Earth to learn and explore life to the fullest. Setting such expectations will not allow you to stay in the present moment which is part of being enlightened. Especially today in age, with so many things to do and daily distractions, it can become difficult to always stay in the enlightened state. This means that we should not be hard on ourselves or have any expectations except to just BE, flow with our energy and when we have the opportunity, meditate and connect to the state of being enlightened, the state of being the light, the state of being with God.
Being easy with ourselves and others is something that is important. It’s really beautiful once we reach the state of being enlightened, we gain new awareness, and that, in my opinion, is priceless. The key is to take our new awareness into our daily lives and try to apply it to the best of our ability. This means that we are transcending our physical reality and becoming masters of our experiences, we realize that we are a part of all creation.
To maintain enlightenment we must be willing to take time to dig deeper within ourselves and be able to let go of clinging onto anything, other than your connection to Source. Desires, attachments, expectations, and co-dependencies all have to dissipate. Yes, desires are a very important part of our life experience. Understand that we will always have desires and that is the most natural aspect of creation. We are here because we desired to experience life on Earth, and we desired to grow. We are here because God desired us into being. Desire is a beautiful thing, but desiring with holding on to someone or something, and desiring while trusting, letting go and allowing, are two different forms of desire. We should be mindful of where we stand within every desire; are we allowing or building up resistance.
Once we start delving deeper within ourselves and making the connection to Source a priority, we can recognize the wholeness of our being. This means to sit still, truly free the mind by releasing all thoughts and connecting to our body, not just our physical body, but the subtle body also. We have an energy field that is multi-dimensional and that can be felt as we project our awareness and breath into it. Our subtle body energy can range from a few inches to several feet beyond the physical body. As you feel your subtle body, connect to the Source within you and allow the light of Source to permeate your entire energy field using your breath. Allow it to heal and replenish you with light.
Another important aspect is to remember that you are a part of God even when you are not meditating. Anything that you are doing throughout your day; shopping, walking, working, playing or whatever your day consists of, always remember and acknowledge the Source Energy within you. When you are in conversation with people, speak to them with an open heart and acceptance, let Source guide your words with love. Maintaining your state of enlightenment is like maintaining a muscle, the more you practice, the better it gets.
Continue loving yourself, setting new healthy goals, treat your mind, body, and soul with love, find more time for quiet, balance and stillness. Maintain your daily practices, free your mind, open your heart, and allow the light in.