Step 7- Your inner world becomes just as real as “the world of the 10,000 things” as the Tao Te Ching calls our 3D world of physical form.
Essentially, this step reinforces what some of the other steps say to us. It means that once again we get to create our future.
However, as the good Dr. says, we are doing it from nowhere as no-body in no time, no space and, we have to become no-thing.
The way we do this is with our eyes closed. We create a future reality that we would like to see manifest from that place.
When we do this over and over every single day then our brain starts believing that it is true and our physiology will start to reflect that change.
The decisions we make become aligned with our desires and we will knowingly and unknowingly seek out the things that need to be done in order to take us to our destination.
The best part about is quickly we can begin to see synchronicity in our daily life and we know that these are reminders and reinforcement that what we are doing is working.
Not only does this help us create our future but it regulates our bodies in the present. We turn off the stress response in the autonomic nervous system and return to homeostasis.
The infinite intelligence that flows through our bodies and performs countless functions that we never even think about, like breathing while we are asleep or sending blood through the circulatory system carrying oxygen and nutrients to various parts of our body, are upgraded to a better software with a southern interface!
This list of creation is truly endless just like the possibilities available to us in the quantum field.
Step 6 – You do not identify with things the same way you once did.
If we “wake up,” then our state of mind has changed by definition. When this happens, it is natural that we no longer do or like the same things we once did. It also means that we have passed a crucial stage of awakening.
From this new vantage point, we can create much more freely and be more in control of our world. We now correctly know that we have a definitive say in shaping our destiny compared to during the time period when we were asleep.
Once we see things through this lens the genie is out of the bottle so to speak. What we have seen can not be unseen. There is a profound paradigm shift and things can never be the same again.
With this new power comes great responsibility, for when we go within that is where we find endless wells of knowledge, strength and untapped potential. This can manifest itself in many different ways. The list is endless from the foods we eat to the music we listen to and the people we align with.
Old habits fall by the wayside and are replaced with new habits based on our clear outlook of the world as we now see it. Therefore, our new reality will undoubtedly unfold with different predictions and results.
This is the essence of change. By breaking the same recurring patterns of the past, we allow ourselves to step into an exciting and unpredictable future full of unlimited possibilities.
The old self is gone and in turn, because we are no longer repeating those same thought patterns every day our future must be different.
Step 5- You forgive people and situations that give you a negative charge, including yourself.
Forgiveness is a key to moving forward healthily. Without it, you may find it very difficult to move on.
In order to advance into a new dimension of being, you must return to your past and forgive the people you ‘think’ have wronged you.
You do not have to physically tell the other person, and if you are forgiving them and you do not have to ask the other person if you are seeking forgiveness. You can simply say out loud, or in your mind, “I forgive you,” or “I forgive myself.”
It is just as vital that we forgive ourselves for any past transgressions that we ‘think’ we are accountable for. A powerful part of healing, and it can be very cathartic to do so.
Suppose you had a severe charge against yourself from a specific time or event. In that case, it is essential to go back to the exact age or moment when this happened and release the younger version of yourself from any blame or fault.
We can tell our younger selves that we are okay now and that everything turned out fine. However, everything that has happened to us had to happen for us to grow, and our souls needed that experience in this lifetime to move into the next level of consciousness.
We can tell the child in us that they are loved and okay now. We realize that everything is precisely how it is supposed to be and that any pain or trauma is necessary for our soul’s evolution.
In short, it means that everything is your fault. You are responsible for your life and your reaction to the circumstances that appear in your life.
This is one of the most significant differences between being a victim and a creator. The victim blames everyone and everything for the way their life is.
It is actually not even their fault that they are this way. he victim is only a victim because of a belief system that was handed down by the archetypes in their world at the time. Archetype who in turn got it from their archetypes and so on.
While all this happens in a seemingly repeated cyclical motion, the truth is that everyone is just doing the best they can with what they have learned.
The victim is forever stuck suffering the past or worrying about the future, not knowing that they can change all of it in a single moment by deciding to accept responsibility for their situation.
Two things must be done to change this mindset. The first is letting go of the past which is gone forever and never returning.
After that, we can continue to the second part, which is moving forward by designing the future we want.
Everyone’s starting point will be a little different based on their life situation; however, we can all create a plan to do the things we love and want in our future.
The most amazing thing I experienced about this step is that once I did the work, the results started showing up in my life. It seemed that things started to happen faster than even I expected. The same is possible for you, and I encourage you to start today.
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.