The path to Enlightenment sounds like it would be such a positive and uplifting experience, doesn’t it?
But for those of us traveling down the road to find our true authentic self soon discover that this journey is not all about sunshine and roses.
There are some major hurdles that one must recognize and overcome before we break through and evolve into enlightened souls.
These steps of necessary growth can be quite difficult. They bring to our conscious awareness that there are aspects of self requiring change.
Change in itself can be a scary proposition.
But when we add the realization discovered through self-analysis and soul searching that these changes pertain only to me, myself and I, well, this epiphany can foster a variety of reactions. For some the awareness is entirely overwhelming.
For those people they are inclined to choose the path of least resistance. They will stop dead in their tracks. The search is over. They have decided it is much easier to remain as is. They are unwilling to acknowledge their human frailties.
They are unable to push past the harsh realities of inner reflection.
Their security zone becomes threatened. They refuse to partake in any part of the process that casts a spotlight upon any qualities of self that need to be tweaked, realigned or shifted. They shut it down from fear. Fear of their truth.
For those determined to evolve and ascend on their journey to Enlightenment, I commend you. The struggle is real.
Being honest with yourself can be a daunting experience but honesty with ourselves is the first crucial step we must take no matter how uncomfortable and/or painful.
You may have heard the saying, “If you do not like your view, clean your windows.”
This is a time of awakening.
We must awaken to what is. Not what we wish it could be. Not what we want it to be but what really is.
So How Do I Reach Enlightenment?
The best way to achieve an unbiased overview of reality and implement change is to kick your ego to the curb. Understanding the mechanics of ego is useful and necessary.
Your ego is not a bad thing but it is definitely a deterrent when seeking Enlightenment. The ego is an extremely strong yet fragile psychological aspect that strives for dominance.
Who we think we are, our likes/dislikes and our beliefs are the primary functions of ego.
It is our mentally constructed sense of self that doesn’t take kindly to being invaded and dismantled in any shape, form or fashion. It will fight for control as it considers itself perfect just the way it is.
We must let go of our egoic identity in order to allow ourselves to heal and initiate transformation to a higher level of consciousness.
When we release ourselves from the clutches of ego we are able to see clearly and feel deeply on a different level.
With the collapse of our ego-driven self we find our thoughts and actions are established from a higher vibration. This is a humbling prophecy that encourages our journey toward the light. We are drawn in a distinct direction. There is a sense of knowing.
Doubt has been replaced by discernment.
We feel a strength in our convictions and as such we are comfortable to explore topics of contention that in our past we would have shelved but now we are ready and willing to tackle.
For myself this involved forgiveness and my need for resolution from issues that had tormented my soul.
Enlightenment does not mean that you suddenly and miraculously forget any and all hurt that has ever been inflicted.
It means releasing the burden from your heart. It is knowing that by carrying that pain it has been allowed to continue. You have consciously or unconsciously exacerbated more internal conflict and turmoil.
Step outside of yourself and examine those encounters of discomfort.
In this moment, who is suffering?
Do you believe that person (whoever it was) that wronged you is losing sleep?
I doubt it.
I would bet they have not given you a second thought.
Ask yourself why are you feeding energy to a negative situation that you have no control over.
Harboring hatred makes your transition impossible.
Release that burden.
Make peace with your past.
Take that mind, body and spiritual energy and put it to making a better you along your path to Enlightenment.
About the Author
Kaylee is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She has been mindfully aware of and practicing her psychic abilities since she was a child. Led by her spirit guides, Kaylee has obtained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the ethereal realm and alternative modalities of energy healing.