But how you navigate your experience of awakening is a choice.
There is a perceptual doorway within your consciousness that leads to a completely new experience of reality. When you step through this doorway, if it wasn’t for the fact that you continue to exist in a physical body, you would think you were dead. This is because the doorway represents the same perceptual shift we go through at death — but experienced from within a life.
Opening this doorway in your perception will allow you to begin to perceive the non-physical reality we each birth from. The state of awakening consciousness you experience when approaching the doorway represents the experience of consciousness that arises when we begin to directly perceive how we are all connected.
The awakening of humanity to its shared non-physical origin is as inevitable as the sun rising tomorrow.
Everyone is inevitably moving towards the realization of our unity (no matter how it may seem outwardly) because we are each faced with our fears in such a way that we will always eventually choose to recognize and resolve them (though this experience takes many lives).
However, due to how we are taught to think, we have such a compulsion to compete and be the best that people who are waking up are usually resistant to the idea that their hard-fought awakening was inevitable. What is not seen is that the inevitability of our awakening does not mean that our awakening experience is any less hard-fought, valuable or meaningful.
Awakening is like building your own space capsule to sling-shot your way around the sun. Due to the forces of motion and gravity, once that capsule launches, you will inevitably follow your planned trajectory. However, this inevitability says nothing about what you will experience, how you will experience it, and how awakening will change you — and THAT is where the value is.
So everyone can chill out about whether or not everyone will wake up and start living consciously, and instead focus on…
“How can I personally navigate my path of awakening to be the most meaningful and fulfilling experience possible.”
In this, there is no notion of what needs to happen and there is no pressure to wake other people up. This is not suggesting that you do not aid others (when you feel drawn to), but it is saying, “Do not act from the idea that if people do not wake up quickly enough, then something bad will happen.
The “missionary” and the “martyr” both act from fear-based action that can never lead to the desired outcome because of how the effect of the action is distorted by the fear within its intention.
There is no timetable for the state of dawning consciousness we are entering. But I can tell you with complete certainty that everyone on this planet now will come to know, without doubt or the need for faith, that all forms of physical life are cycles of experience we choose to enter, and that we are all fundamentally connected in such a way that it makes no sense to harm or oppress anyone.
To understand what I am saying is to let go of any idea that awakening is about “someone or something winning”, whether that is perceived as light versus dark, liberal versus conservative, poor versus rich, female versus male, black versus white, gay versus straight, good versus evil, or the heart versus the mind.
Awakening can never be about any quality winning over its opposing quality. That is the height of dualistic-separation — not the unity of awakening.
The cycles of science versus religion and conservative versus liberal will never end. They are just the eternally repeating cycle of creation making another half-turn of our self-chosen dualistic perception.
Awakening is about the inclusion of all.
It is to cease to reject parts of yourself through fear. It is to “win” by surrendering to the overarching realization that …
“I am not separate from anything.”
Awakening is not achieved by evolving what you may see as your most ideal qualities (such as being loving, inclusive, patient, kind, and self-aware).
Awakening is not about becoming some perfected human or even the best version of yourself. It is about stepping into a whole new experience of self.
Awakening is going beyond normal belief because the perceptual-shift is achieved by completely redefining your concept of what being human is, not just in terms of humanity as an intention, but in terms of what it is to experience any physical form within a linear time stream.
This will occur in such a way as to elevate your perception of your physical form and linear time such that you no longer feel contained by either.
This path of realization / remembering is what those on the spiritual path call awakening or enlightenment. The reason those who follow traditional paths rarely find the doorway to awakening within their perception is because they are in a cycle of escape and believe that to awaken is to ascend away from being human.
This hides the doorway, because even though it is true there is a doorway we step through at death (and therefore away from our physical form), it is a revolving door where, following a time for assimilation, you will re-enter the human experience for another mortal life.
To step through the doorway while still embodied is to step into the next phase of human consciousness. It is to step further into what is felt as our future.
This is to step further into the evolution of what we are / further into ourselves / further into being human. But, for most spiritual seekers, “further into human”, due to the negative meaning assigned to being human, is to say ‘further into pain / suffering / separation / a mistake’. However, it is the door we seek, for anyone who wants to awaken is seeking deeper experiences of what they are / of creation / of freedom.
Many people simply cannot imagine that becoming more human could be going in the right direction, so they continue to look for the more like spirit / less like human doorway.
This is all the exploration of self-judgment which includes a judgement of being human — a judgment that will, by design, make a person ignore the more human door, even though it is what their heart seeks. This blindness continues until the judgment is resolved.
Awakening is about the release of judgment (as it is about the release of fear) and therefore cannot be met by coming to judge your own judgment. There is not some lacking or deficiency in those who judge which means they need to be “kept from awakening”; it is that we designed this current phase of our existence to be a path of resolving self-judgement.
The origin of this judgment that exists within us all during this phase of our evolution is not some failing in humanity or proof of its unworthiness. It results from a state of fear we entered into, the processing of which is the creation of the next phase of human consciousness which awakening leads to. Walking through this fear (which is projected outwards as judgment) is the path that every one of us has chosen.
The fear and judgment within you is not a wrongness, a failure, or a sign of any unworthiness.
There is no need for any guilt or shame for having been in fear or for having been wounded. However, it is yours and yours alone to process the fear you have chosen to carry so that you could experience its transformation.
The path of awakening is the path of authentically living your life from your heart. This is the choice you made from the wider level of reality — which is the experience of self (your spirit) that you will return to when you die.
Even though there is no force in existence that opposes you, contains you, or forces choices upon you, and even though there is no rule or law that says you must complete the human journey of walking through this fear, you will choose to complete this journey — no matter how many lifetimes it takes.
I say this with certainty because, to be in a reality where you are reading these words (even if you are rejecting them as nonsense), it means you are fully engaged in the process. This means you have already begun leaving the mass, fear-based state of mind behind. You have been on this journey for many lifetimes, so to walk away now would be like a marathon runner jogging off down a side street when in sight of the finish line.
There is no mental understanding that allows you to sidestep the path of walking through your fear and its expression as judgment. Only completing the journey you freely undertook, or making the choice to stop being human, will end the journey. And that choice is one that can only be made at the wider level of reality, in non-physical form, where you are free of the fear that drives our desire to escape.
Facing your fears does not mean there is some great effort for you to go through. Awakening is about letting go of the illusion of effort.
Through understanding reality from a wider, more inclusive level, you will find your fear and judgments easier to identify and resolve than ever before. This is because when you consciously walk towards awakening, as a part of transitioning to meet what it is, all the emotional baggage and wounding for which you thought required hard work to release, will — through ever more synchronous experiences — start to naturally resolve.
To experience this for yourself is to understand that your emotional baggage has not been a mistake, nor have you failed somehow in taking so long to release it — the very notion of “so long” shows self-judgment. As you step through the doorway, you experience yourself awakening, not out of your human physical form, but as awakening out of your fear.
You have not been within an experience of fear and judgment against your will, let alone as the result of a mistake or some form of punishment. You have been within an experience of fear and judgement because you have wanted to experience them as a part of the human experience.
At the moment you awaken out of your fear, you will have the startling realization that you were in fear and self-judgment for precisely as long as you wanted to be. This is the understanding that your fear and self-judgment weren’t a problem that was holding you within a judgmental (polarized / dualisitic / separatist) human existence against your will; they were the very thing creating it because that is what you wanted to experience. Fear and judgement are tools with which we shape our experience of reality.
To step through this doorway of awakening is to step out of polarized perception (which creates the experience of “self versus other” and “us versus them”) and recognize yourself as the creator of your reality. This realization of creatorship is hidden behind our fears. Our self-judgments tell us we are not grand enough to be the creator of our reality.
To step out of fear is to realize reality is not a test that is only passed by the best. Being human is a journey that will be successfully completed by any being that walks for long enough within human form.
You are awakening, right now and in every moment.
Just keep fearlessly being yourself.
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