The Journey of Spiritual Awareness

It is not a destination and it holds no title. It is not a time or even  intelligence, and it is not limited to the confines of some singular path. I ask  the questions . . . how do we find it, how do we define it, and where does it  lead us to? In bond to our sincerity and goodness of heart, let us now begin an  exploration of that precious yet mysterious thing we might call the journey of  spiritual awareness.

spiritualdevelopmentIn attempt to simplify a complex subject, I believe we can divide the issue  into two general arenas: awareness of the self, and external awareness. If we  clarify external awareness as an understanding of others and the reality that  surrounds us, then awareness of the self would most obviously be an  understanding of our individual souls. By an on-going study and comprehension of  both of theses aspects of awareness, I believe a broader vision can be achieved  with which we can gain higher levels and insights to spiritual evolution . . .  an evolution which not only can redefine our very character and purpose, but  steps us into the expanse of new and greater dimensions.

Spiritual awareness seldom comes easily for with it are the tests and trials  of individual experience. Perhaps for most of us, it is external awareness which  is more comfortable to confront for it is more removed from the challenges of  our egos. Self-awareness relies predominantly on our personal ability to be  objective, responsible, and honest in evaluation. It requires discipline to the  maintenance of our clarity towards our content and choice of direction. It is  usually easier to spot faults and qualities elsewhere than to turn the mirror  around and face them within ourselves. In my opinion it is the added challenge  of self-awareness which makes it all the more important for us to deal with, and is therefore to be the prime focus of this  article.

In my opinion, self-awareness is actually more than an understanding, it is  also a feeling. It is a connection to a grand wisdom . . . a strength of divine  love . . . God, cosmos, call it what you may. It is an empowering feeling and a  compassion. Humble yet grand, it is a feeling which transports us beyond mundane  and three-dimensional life to a pure freedom and peace and expansion of spirit.  The threats and hardships to our lives become somehow removed from company of  fear and join with a certainty, a faith, a sense of protection with the  knowledge that we are actually far more than what might seem from the limits of  our five senses. Self-awareness is, at its heart, a confidence  in our totality as truly multi-dimensional beings.

Fear is the great inhibitor. Some much of the negative forces within us stem  from this primal misdirection. Fear in the form of ego tries to steer us from  honesty towards ourselves. Fear limits our perceptions, our value, and our will  to keep progressing. It is the control mechanism used against us by the  institutions and individuals who desperately wish us never to find the potential  of our self-empowerment. So long as that potential is never realized, we remain  to be defined as they would have us . . . as slaves whose life and power are  sacrificed to their appetites of control. We are as food to a parasite, fed upon  and herded by their orders, and made as pawns to a game of ambitious evils. Fear  is the chains of our imprisoned souls. It is all around us, attempting to  saturate us through the subtle mediums of media, religions, governments, and  social conditioning.

A careful discernment needs to be employed here with the subject of fear.  Elimination of fear can so often be corrupted by ego into an elimination of  wisdom. What I am not suggesting here is a bravado imbued delusion of  invincibility. Not fearing the guns on the hill is not the same as painting a  target on your head and stepping into the line of fire. Circumstances may or may  not require you to face those bullets, but don’t be a fool by daring them.  Sometimes the line between fearlessness and foolishness can be a thin one, and  there is no formula I can think of to always and conclusively know that point.  All I could recommend here is to employ both your logic and feelings to the  balance of necessity. Be willful in resolution, but not so stubborn as to deny  future understanding.

Finding fears and interferences within you can be a challenging task, for  many of them hide in the camouflage of subtlety. For myself, I have often found  as well, that what might be thought of as resolved may surface again to be  understood at yet deeper levels than before. We are complex beings, especially  when you realize we are far more than what might be perceived, and therefore the  path of self-awareness truly is a journey without ultimate conclusion. No matter  how far you travel there will always be another hill ahead. As human beings we  traverse but a small section of the map of full reality and truth. Beyond the  human experience lies more, and still more after that. This shouldn’t give you a  feel of futility, rather a drive of intrigue. Don’t worry yourself over where  you may be at, just motivate yourself to find and maintain the right direction.  Know, in time, that you will keep progressing if it is your will to do so.  Knowing where you are currently is just a reference point . . . a guide of  orientation to help you get to the next point. So, stay positive and optimistic  the best that you can.

Perhaps the best advice that I could  give to anyone, based on my own opinions and experience, is to monitor your  thoughts and feelings. Think, think, and think some more . . . and keep on  thinking! Ask yourself questions and quest for answers. Why do I feel as I do?  Why do I believe as I do? Are my reactions what they should be? Think about it,  then have the will to act and change according to your discoveries. See your  shortcomings and mistakes not so much as faults but as opportunities for  improvement. Guilt that is truly valid serves only as a reminder not to repeat  your mistakes, and should be grown out of by learning from it. Change doesn’t  need to be feared. Each of us is, in our own ways and conscious of it or not, on  a soul’s journey. The importance is simply to keep moving forward not backward,  and keep expanding in the power of goodness. Maintain that connection to a  higher source. Focus your will to a noble and righteous cause. Keep steady and  determined with every step across the terrain of reality on this, the journey of  spiritual awareness.

Dan  Thomas –    About the Author:

Dan Thomas is a writer and truth seeker. He is the author of the metaphysical  science fiction novel, Inner-Tech.

 

About Joanne Wellington

Joanne is: Author, intuitive and founder of a network of sites and blogs dedicated to helping you define, refine and achieve your grandest dreams! For empowering tips, articles and resources, visit https://joannewellington.wordpress.com/ , http://mediumsworld.wordpress.com/ and begin your transformation today! Joanne always says...I don't care how much money you make, what colour your skin is, where you live, what you drive, whether you're gay or straight, fat or thin, tall or short, beautiful or average. If you're my friend, I love you dearly, and that is ALL that counts! Positivity is free for the taking, inspiration awaits only to be recognized and confidence is always encouraged, her mission at Mediums World ,World of Inspiration is to inform, to inspire and empower people to be their best, both personally and professionally.

Posted on June 30, 2011, in Mediumship, New age, Philosophy, Spiritual and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

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