At its foundation, Awakening is the death of one’s false sense of self. It is a movement of consciousness out of false identity, which naturally leads us back to the truth of who we are. Prior to Awakening, this false identity is whatever you are referring to when you say the word “I.” When people say “I,” they are usually referring to themselves as a particular person with a particular, unique set of experiences. This person defines who they think they are, and I call that sense of “I” the false “I”, the ego.
Before Awakening, we think that we are this ego, which experiences itself as essentially separate from everything and everyone else. The truth, however, is that we are all expressions of One Consciousness, unseparated and undivided. Arising within this One Consciousness is a countless multitude of simultaneous experiences, and a
common feature of these experiences is a sense of identity, a sense of “I.” So long as a person feels identified with their sense of “I,” they are caught in a dream-like state, a trance that obscures their knowledge of their true essence, and which inevitably causes them to suffer. One who is “Awake” is someone who’s fundamental sense of “I” has broken down (although there will usually be remnants of ego or “shadow-I’s” floating around, to be dealt with over time).
When people hear this for the first time, they often think that surely anyone who has lost his sense of “I” must either die, go insane, or become a bland, shallow husk of a person. This is not the case. To illustrate this point, imagine that from the day you were born, you believed that you were a unicorn. As such, throughout your entire life, you’ve acted like a unicorn, to the best of your ability. When you were hungry you ate grass off the lawn; rather than talking, you would shake your imaginary mane and make low, snorting sounds; if someone angered you, you would try to pierce them with the horn supposedly protruding from your forehead. By the time you were in your thirties, you would be an adult who has only ever known himself as a unicorn. If by some chance it occurred to you that you might not actually be a unicorn at all, the concept would seem very threatening to you – trying to imagine what it would be like not to be a unicorn would seem nearly impossible after so many years of living as a unicorn. Yet despite all that fear, clearly it would be in your best interest to let go of your identity as a unicorn and to live as what you truly are. If you were to finally see yourself as a human being, at first you might not know how you were supposed to act – you’d never acted like a human before, and all your unicorn mannerisms would be a very deeply ingrained part of your behavior. Coming into the fullness of your humanity might take some time, and meanwhile you would probably still act very much like a unicorn, but essentially the illusion has been broken. You know that you are a human, and it’s only a matter of time before you act more like a human than like a unicorn. It might be a painful process, but clearly it’s a process that needs to happen for your own mental and emotional well-being–
no matter how happy you thought you were as a unicorn.
A similar story can be told of one who has Awakened out of her false identity as an ego and into the fullness of her ego less nature. All of her thoughts, feelings, emotions, and personality traits will continue to exist, just without a fundamental sense of identity with them. For instance, your thoughts are still there, it’s just that you don’t identify with those thoughts. They are just thoughts that you’ve become aware of, in the same way that you can become aware of the wind and know that you are not the wind. You have a personality but you see that you are not your personality. At most, you are aware of a consistent experience of a particular personality, but a consistent experience is not the same as an identity. You have a body but you are not your body. You have a position within society but that position doesn’t define who you are. You may feel sad or even angry, but these are just feelings arising in the moment, and don’t define you – because there is no “you” to be defined, anymore! There is only Free Consciousness, and experiences that are happening within that Consciousness.
It is important to note that what happens with Awakening isn’t a transformation, a metamorphosis, or some kind of spiritual ascension. That would imply that what you are has changed from one kind of person into another, supposedly “better” kind of person. But whatever you change into, if you think you are that new, better person, then you haven’t Awakened. You’ve simply traded one false identity for another. People do that all the time, either by getting a makeover, finding a new career, going to the latest motivational seminar, getting married, having children – you name it, and I guarantee that someone has done it, thinking that it would change them from an unhappy person into a happy person.
With Awakening, nothing about you changes. If you were unhappy before, you will probably be unhappy afterwards, as well. The difference is that there is simply nobody there anymore to identify with that unhappiness, so it doesn’t mean as much as it used to; it’s not as real, in a way. Rather than being a transformation from one kind of person into another, Awakening releases your basic identity with whoever it is that would undergo such a transformation.
So why does Awakening matter? On the one hand, it doesn’t matter in the least. If Awakening isn’t your path or your desire, then there’s no reason why you should pursue it. In addition, there’s nothing in it for the ego – for the “you” that you think you are – so why would “you” ever want to be Awake? Although there will be an experience of greater Freedom, “you” won’t be there anymore to enjoy it, so from that perspective it can only be a colossal disappointment. On the other hand, Awakening is the only permanent cure for suffering.
This is a bold statement, I know, but I make it for two reasons. The first is that any “permanent cure” for suffering cannot simply be a change in one’s circumstances, no matter how good a change that might be. Life is constantly changing, and any experience that we can create for ourselves will eventually change into a different experience – even our innermost emotional experiences. What’s more, even if we could force something to change for the better and then stay that way, we would then have to live in a state of hyper-vigilance to keep things the same, not to mention the constant fear of losing what we had worked so hard to obtain. There is suffering within that fear and hyper-vigilance (a kind of stress), so even getting everything you want bears its own sort of burden.
Since Awakening is not about changing one’s life experiences, it is the one thing that isn’t subject to the law of change. Awakening is a form of death, for it is the death of the ego, and although life and death are part of the same cycle, the one who dies never comes back. This is why the great sages have always said that a true Awakening is permanent, not a state that can change and then change back.
But let’s say for the sake of argument that, despite all the countless failed efforts on the parts of visionaries throughout history to create a sustainable Utopia, it actually is possible to create a perfect life. With the right combination of intelligence, wisdom, altruism, and will, perhaps someone could create a perfect life or even a perfect community. Would suffering be cured permanently, or at least for a respectably long period of time?
I would suggest that the answer is no – even if you could create a perfect life, your suffering would not be cured. This is due to the fact that our life experiences do not cause our suffering. This is the second reason for my assertion that Awakening is the only permanent cure for suffering. What causes suffering is the mistaken perception of being something that we are not – the perception of one’s identity as an isolated individual, essentially separate from the rest of creation. This sense of separation makes us feel cut off from the very source of life, love, joy, and abundance, and in their place we can only feel things like fear, anger, grief, lack, and despair – among many other unpleasant emotions.
For example, if someone is uncommonly disrespectful to you, it isn’t their disrespect that would make you suffer, it is the feelings of powerlessness and inadequacy that are triggered by their disrespect that would cause you to suffer. However, those feelings didn’t get invented right on the spot – they’ve been with you your whole life, and this incident is just bringing them to the surface. What’s more, you’re not just feeling these emotions, you are identified with them – as they arise, you automatically assume that you are powerless and that you are inadequate, and that these emotions somehow describe you in a fundamentally important way. That focus of identification actually intensifies the suffering held within these emotions and causes you to resist them – and the experience that is triggering them – because you don’t want to think of yourself as powerless and inadequate. But how much of a knot would you tie yourself into if you knew that these emotions had nothing to do with you? If you naturally recognized that there is no “you” who could be powerless or inadequate, wouldn’t that take the steam out of your suffering?
Since most people are not Awake in this way, unpleasant experiences will trigger their sense of separation and suffering, which would otherwise remain buried under the surface. As a result, most people believe that the way to avoid suffering is to make certain that unpleasant experiences don’t happen anymore, but of course that’s impossible. What happens instead is that the outer situation might change, but then they enter the new situation without having dealt with these painful feelings – or their identity with them – and eventually these issues will bubble to the surface and create problems all over again.
So, with the understanding that the cause of suffering isn’t one’s outer experience, it stands to reason that the solution wouldn’t be a matter of changing that experience. Since it is separation consciousness that creates suffering, that is what must be addressed in order to find a permanent cure for suffering.
And, while the ego can’t get anything out of Awakening (because Awakening is what happens in the absence of ego), those who want their suffering to end permanently must be willing to accept a solution that addresses their inner sense of separateness rather than their outer circumstances. They must be willing to let their separateness die and to embrace life as it is. They must be willing to Awaken.
This brings us back to Big Question Number One: What is Awakening? As I stated before, Awakening is simply the death of one’s sense of “I” – the end, fundamentally, of a false perception of individual separateness. This doesn’t mean that you become assimilated into some collective. Instead, you find that there is a space in your heart where you feel whole, undivided, and at peace. When you look at others, rather than seeing people who are essentially separate from you, you see that the consciousness looking through their eyes is the same consciousness that looks out of your own eyes. There are obvious differences in physical form, personal beliefs, ideas, agendas, and personality, but it is Consciousness that is aware of these differences, not the separate self.
because you’ve only known life through the filter of your ego, Immediately after Awakening,you will probably think, feel, and act almost exactly the same as you always did, but it will be from a place of greater Freedom. Now, the Freedom that I’m talking about isn’t freedom from some part of life that you don’t like. Awakening won’t put a million dollars in your bank account, or help you to find your soul mate, or give you whiter teeth. It doesn’t mean that you don’t have to pay taxes anymore, or that your health problems will go away. True Freedom isn’t freedom from anything; it is just Freedom. It is to be Free within yourself, regardless of any experience you might have.
Everyone who Awakens will have a somewhat different experience of it and a different way to describe what it is like. It might be completely obvious, but it’s equally possible that you’ll hardly notice it, or you might notice that something has happened but you don’t have a word for it. For some it will be liberating, but for others it may be quite painful. This is because the space it creates in your consciousness is quite peaceful by itself, but this space can also become a place where your issues arise more freely. There’s no longer an ego resisting various feelings or experiences, so they tend to come up more easily. Fortunately, at the same time there is the Freedom to experience these feelings with less suffering, and as time goes on and you integrate the initial Awakening more fully, your suffering will continue to diminish.
I could go on, but I think you get the picture. The process which I follow is identify who am I in real sense and not with false ego self, and from that recognition, go on to fulfill my desire to get awakened through the help of various ancient technique of spirituality and finish it will modern tools of Sound frequency therapy (to realign my inner frequency with the frequency of the Universe). Its so much more that I want to tell you and want you to experience along with me, but I guess rest for some other time – maybe when we meet in person.
Meanwhile I wish you happy searching and if the universe wants us to meet again, maybe u will be touched deep inside, that depth where your true self resides and this touching can’t stop you ever from meeting again. Trust the plan and let the universe do its talking through you. don’t go towards awakening. Let it come to you and believe me, it can come from anywhere. Just keep your arms open to receive it, no matter from where it comes.
I will end by giving you a mantra called “Om shanti”- meaning, I am truly peaceful, powerful, happy, super rich and enlightened soul. Its a reminder that this is not what I want to be, but already am inside. I am limitless and so are you.
Hello every one and Namaste from India. It is so good to have u all here today with me on this journey of Spiritual Reawakening and self mastery program. As the name suggests, it is spiritual reawakening- meaning we were awakened beings but somehow lost ourselves along the journey called life. I come from India the land of spirituality and have been following spirituality since my childhood. Having being subjected to many masters in my life, I have seen the wonders of spirituality and role it plays in the outcomes we face in our daily lives.
Thats why I along with the world spiritual university, and some quantum physics scientists and medical doctors and healers have formed a program to give spiritual solutions to people which really work and have scientific proofs behind them. Our past students show remarkable results within just a few days of taking the program and it is proven right in front of them scientifically, so there is no dearth of ambiguity in any ones mind. Today I will share a little bit about this remarkable and revolutionary program.
First thing first. Spiritual RE-Awakening! What a beautiful term, charged with images of great sages sitting peacefully in meditation, as well as lifelong seekers desperate to be free of their suffering. It is an often misunderstood term, as it is regularly confused with expanded ego states,
and in some cases we imagine awakening to do with a really bright smile.
According to my experience, Awakening is none of these things. It is both -more and less than the highest ideal that you can imagine. It brings both -laughter and disappointment. It is the ultimate paradox, and even those who have experienced it often feel lost in trying to explain it. Yet we talk about it, seek it, run from it, get frustrated by it, and somehow in this process it does seem to happen. It can happen to you. Eventually – if the philosophy of reincarnation is to be believed – it happens to everybody.
So what is it, and how can you get a piece of the action? These are the questions that this talk will attempt to answer. But first I’m sure you’re wondering – who am I, and what is my experience in these matters?
To begin, I’ll tell you a bit about my history: I came into this human existence in december 1972. I was A born seeker, I craved knowledge and understanding, first of the physical world, then of the spiritual realm. I went to college in UK, and although I had been in love with technology my entire life, I was surprised to find myself bored by electronics engineering, so I left the program and finished my degree in Business management, with an unofficial emphasis in international marketing. After I graduated I did a one-year stint in the Insurance industry in UK, which was a great way to help people during their time of need, while also finding time for myself;f and asking myself regularly ‘what I was going to do with the rest of my life”?.
This question alone brought me back to India, and I worked on a number of small-time projects and entrepreneurial ventures, and continued to feed my hunger for esoteric knowledge of the universe’s inner workings. Today, I am fulfilling my vocation as a spiritual counselor and a healer.
I started this path by taking classes in spirituality from a master In north India. Having grown up in a religious family, this path was pure and simple spirituality – with its emphasis on observing nature and using those observations to alleviate human suffering – that proved to me that spirituality can actually make sense, and I wanted to learn what these practices had to teach me. Unfortunately, my teacher was much better at developing his own energy and vibrations than he was at letting go of his ego, so while I learned a lot about how subtle energies work in the human body, spiritually speaking my teacher could only demonstrate what not to do.
For my spiritual development, I was on my own – which was actually how I preferred it. I grew up with religion, so my spirituality emerged as a very personal endeavor and I never looked to a preacher for guidance. But I have found in my life experience that when you have a strong will then the universe provides us with all required resources that will take us forward. This is when I came across World spiritual university, one of the largest spiritual universities in the world with a very practical approach towards spirituality. I took their advanced course and the practices helped me to work on my issues in my own time. Starting from there, I typically spent a minimum of two hours each day in this process of self- inquiry, determined to release the roots of my being. All things considered, I’d say that I had a respectable degree of success, but it was a long, sweet but also sometimes torturous process.
Soon thereafter, I came across a modality of energy healing called Sound frequency therapy. (“Sound frequency Therapy” is a form of healing that uses some form of subtle healing process, which is usually channeled through a practitioner and sounds). Although initially skeptical of something that sounded so “New Age,” but once I experienced it I was impressed by how thoroughly it changed my inner dialog, and removed my own inner blockages caused due to unresolved emotions and past life Karma. It was so thorough that this healing modality soon became the basis of my spiritual practice too. I got in at a good time, too, because the founders, who were all a team of Spiritual practitioners who were working with healers and scientists, had experienced what they called “Basic Awakening”. I took their courses too, and as time went on I developed a real talent for facilitating others’ Awakening also.
I met the founder of this Sound frequency therapy leader Dr Maheish late in 2014, and I was impressed by his intuition, insight, clarity, inner strength, and most of all his frequency. When ever I was with him, I could feel a strong vibrations emitting from him like we envision from a true master. When I asked him about it, he said – without pomp or arrogance – that he had Awakened, and although I was usually skeptical of this sort of thing, I felt comfortable in believing him. A month later, one of my fellow students Awakened in a class I was attending, and right then I knew that I had found my path to liberation. I was very excited about it! From what I had experienced so far, it seemed that to Awaken in relatively short order, all I needed was an intelligent application of the practices and a strong desire to break through the illusion;
however, this turned out not to be the case. I was missing a key ingredient – surrender – which took me years to learn and truly embody. As a result of this drama, I suffered for quite some time in aching desperation for the one thing that continued to elude me.
All of that came to a head in 2016. I was in another class with Maheish, and he had everyone do an exercise in which we imagined that we were looking at ourselves in a mirror, and, looking deeply into our own eyes, we were to ask ourselves, “Who is this person?” As usual, I struggled and strained to “get it right,” because I was as determined as ever to Awaken now! At the end of the exercise, myself still as UN-Awake as ever, Maheish looked at me and said (with great emphasis at the end), “Sumit, you were in so much drama during this exercise, I just wanted to come up to you and say, ‘Give it up!’”
In that moment, I felt a bit weird. Not unpleasantly so, just different in a way that I could barely describe as different. I felt confused. I was looking into Maheish eyes, feeling confused, and suddenly for no reason I started laughing. Everyone else in the class, observing this exchange, laughed as well. I knew they were laughing because they thought I had Awakened, but I didn’t feel Awake, so I just kept laughing. Eventually, I said something, and the whole class gasped – my voice sounded completely different! They heard what I sensed, which was that my voice was no longer “contained” somehow – not that I’d ever thought of my voice as being contained before! Yet the difference was more than obvious. Without knowing it, my entire life I’d always had the experience of my voice echoing back to me somehow, like I was walking around in a box that followed me wherever I went, and now that box was gone. Now, when my voice rang out, it just kept going out into emptiness. Something had shifted, and with that shift some sort of “container” on my physical voice had disappeared.
Of course, a change in one’s voice – no matter how odd or dramatic – isn’t really an indicator of Awakening. What I soon noticed that did seem to indicate an Awakening is that when I looked within to find myself, there was no one there anymore. For years, as a spiritual practice I looked for and observed my sense of “I,” which seemed to have a locus in the center of my chest. However, after my teacher said, “give it up!” whenever I looked I would only find emptiness – and laughter! Whereas for years it had seemed quite natural, now the very notion of looking for myself was entirely comical. Who would be looking, and how would that looking lead to “finding” one’s own self? As a result, rather than looking for myself, I learned simply to rest in Being, and to allow an inner knowing to replace all that seeking. Those simple words- “give it up”, just went so deep inside at the right time and i could feel letting go of all blockages that were holding me up for such a long time. Of course the sound therapy had already opened my energy centers allowing for outside help from my teacher to enter into me.
So that was my experience of Awakening. Far from being a big “Ah-ha!” or a new understanding that my mind could take credit for, it was more like being the victim of an invisible pick-pocket who stole my most prized possession – all with my being completely unaware until it was too late to do anything about it (thank God!). It is for this reason that I know better than to take any credit for what happened. Whatever is Awake within me isn’t me – at least not the me that takes credit for things it had nothing to do with. Also, not only was I clearly not the agent of my own Awakening, but I can now see that “I” was actually the only thing that got in the way of its happening. As best I can understand it right now, that “invisible pick-pocket” was Grace and Grace alone, which used me and my teacher to create this movement because it was time for it to happen. Anything beyond that would be pure speculation.
伊莎勒娜（Isha Lerner）是出生於美國的占星家、花精療癒師及塔羅諮商師，也是一位女性創業家，創辦自有品牌美力花精（The Power of Flowers），也出版《三態女神神諭卡》(The Triple Goddess Tarot )、《內在小孩卡》（Inner Child Cards）、《內在小孩工作書》（Inner Child Workbook）、《花草力量》（The Power of Flowers）等，研究身心靈已超過40年，現在與兒孫們住在美國奧勒岡州。
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