As the day turned to night on the eleventh of August, just like every other year, the presides meteor shower was at its most visible far overhead. This is a phenomenon that billions of people never even notice, let alone stand in awe of.
Conversely, as night was about to turn into day, I glimpsed Venus in her beauty, staring back at me through my bedroom window. The planet was so radiant in its brightness that it somehow made the billions of other stars seem small and insignificant. However, that’s an inaccurate depiction of all the other stars not named Venus.
When our focus is clear and distractions are limited, we notice more. More things that were always there, but our lens to was blocked to see.
These events also serve to keep us grounded and make us realize how small and insignificant we are. When we look closely at the night sky, we notice that there are billions of stars and planets and that we as humans are all spinning around on one giant rock called earth that is hurtling through space and time. Only then can we begin to fathom the enormous nature of our existence.
Step 2 – You feel more connected to nature and infinite intelligence.
After noticing the radiating beauty and brightness of the trees and flowers that were always there yet hidden through the dormant filter of my previous life gone by, it was time to broaden this tasteful new perspective of the world around me.
I began to notice that everything in nature was designed perfectly and that God and the Universe had indeed created a masterpiece of epic proportions. I saw things like cornfields in their abundance and started to question the nature of their existence. How could it be that the smallest of seeds had the DNA information already inside them without human involvement or interference?
A blueprint to grow perfectly into a specific fruit or vegetable was available inside a tiny little seed. All the seed needed was a triad of elements found in nature.
The combination consists of light from the sun, the soil under the earth and water falling from the sky to grow into giant trees and bushes, offering a vast array of nurturing food for the body.
As noted in the preceding statement, another magical creation is that water falls from the sky. Have you ever stopped to think about that?
On a planet spinning through space and time, which is mainly covered by oceans that gravity has pulled forth to the center of the earth, water most naturally falls out of the sky.
These are only a couple of the secret designs that nature waves in front of us in a hypnotizing trance and beautiful dance that illustrates the true wonders of the world. Unfortunately, most are too busy to see and appreciate the complexity of these simple systems. All this is a tiny sample of what is available in nature if we just pay attention and take a close look.
Step 1 – You begin to see clearly; leaves and flowers become brighter and more profound.
A beautiful yet challenging discovery. Beautiful in that the flowers, trees and leaves all began to radiate and shine brighter. My focus became more precise and sharper. The challenging part was not understanding what was happening and wondering if I was seeing things.
Was I the only one noticing these things? Were they always like that? Regardless of the answer to those questions, the brightness and connectedness felt while seeing this aspect of nature laid the groundwork for all the amazing things that followed. It was a sure sign that a higher power made these beautiful flowers for us to look at and enjoy.
Stopping to smell the flowers is an integral part of daily life, and I believe that everyone should try this and do this regularly.
The smell of pink peonies now grips my soul and intertwines inside my lungs to become a part of me.
With this newfound understanding and a longing for a life surrounded by nature instead of the smoggy smokestacks of the city, It was time.
Time to move further away from everything I had ever known to cash in on this lost secret that is nature and reconnect to the Earth both as a planet and form of soil. The soil that is used to grow all the food we need to strive and survive.
I hope this series teaches you something about yourself. It helped me re-learn what I already knew but had escaped me for some time.
After ” Waking up ” my existence was set in a whole new world. I felt like Aladdin peaking at what life inside the kingdom had to offer. The difference was that I was now living in a kingdom of my own creation.
After I realized I was not actually dreaming or flying on a magic carpet I started to research and explore exactly what was happening to me and why.
What I found were many different books, articles and, posts about the 7, 10, or 12 steps of a spiritual awakening.
The most fascinating aspect of these symptomatic steps was that the majority of them had actually happened to me. What I once would have dismissed as Woo-woo or Pollyanna was no longer just someone else’s theory or idea.
It was now based on my own personal experience which I would like to share with you over a series of posts that can each stand-alone or be taken as one aggregate article. It is up to you and it is below.
The best part is these are all two-minute reads for you to enjoy. Have a great day and if you like it let me know and if you don’t like it let me know. Please tell me what you would like to read about. Thank you.
(it is important to note that these will change and there will be many more steps. That’s what its all about, the list above happened to me in 1 year so, imagine what could happen in 10, 20 or 40 years once awakened)
You are awesome and I thank you for reading these words.
What is the purpose of life? What is my purpose and how do I find it? Why are we here? What’s the meaning of it all?
If you have asked yourself any or all of the questions above then you are well on your way to figuring it out.
My goal is that this article will help to accelerate the answers for you.
The truth is that the purpose of life is the same for everyone. In its simplest form, the answer is Love.
That is the real purpose and meaning of life. Living is not supposed to be a struggle. We are all here to create and once you realize this it makes it easier to do so.
Everyone’s purpose is to love. It doesn’t matter if you are a professional baseball player or an auto mechanic. A Teacher or a CEO. You are that thing because of love.
If you don’t have a career that started out because of love then you have a job and may have to look to other areas of life for LOVE.
If you still can’t find it then look to the past. What did you love as a 5, 10 or even a 15-year-old? My guess is that if you look closely at those areas you will see that you still love them but life somehow got in the way.
Go do some of the same things and see how it feels. Jump on a trampoline or take a swing ride at your neighbourhood park. Go jump in a lake or run barefoot on the grass.
In the next article, I will discuss the 12 steps of awakening as I have seen them unfold in my life.