Friday, December 2, 2016

Evolutionary Awakening

The concept of 'Awakening' is a favorite for me.  I wrote hundreds of thousands of words about this topic a few years ago, along with doing a lot of research.  At the time, there were very few people talking about the concept and it was just beginning to take hold of individuals around the world. Many of the sites and facebook pages of persons going through the awakening process were just starting to build their followings.

Most of them have many thousands of followers now and the awakening process is now widespread around the globe.  This is huge part of the 'mental health epidemic' we are in the middle of.  As we go through the awakening process we internalize our emotions and feelings as we observe the world around us with a new set of eyes.  It causes much dissonance within us and is likely the reason that mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders and so many more are growing at such rapid rates.

Because most people have never been through an awakening finding your way can be quite difficult, and the journey can be a very frustrating one.  There are many prophets from our past and present who have walked the path of enlightenment, and people all around planet Earth are looking for someone to show them the way.

Be careful who you use to show you the path.  We have religious figures who have offered answers and solutions, as well as philosophers who have attempted to answer all of life's questions through logical reasoning.  I have used many ideologies from figures of the past, but who do we have in the present world that 'gets it'.  Although the Dalai Lama is one of the most enlightened people on the planet, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra have shared a lot of excellent information with the world, from an enlightened view as well.

The other factor we need to understand is what the awakening actually is.  It has long been theorized to be a 'spiritual' awakening, and it is my belief that this where much of the confusion comes in.  Spirituality is faith based and subjective, and therefore finding facts can be difficult.  The spiritual awakening process is left open to subjective thinking and reasoning, and therefore finding concrete theories can be almost impossible.

I theorize that the awakening process is evolutionary in nature.  We are adapting to a much faster paced world with immense amounts of information being passed around each day.  Our brains need to function at a much faster pace just to keep up with day to day routines.  There is a common saying that we only use 10% of our brains.  If this is true then there is room to grow.  It is my belief that we are learning to use more of our brains out of necessity, and therefore are consciousness is becoming more aware.

If you are going through something that feels like a greater understanding of the world, you are not losing your mind, and may not have any mental health issues at all.  Our inner selves are looking for something more and we need to let it.  Being mindful and meditating to find the present moment work very well when trying to find that inner self.  Follow the teachings and practice of those who have been through the process already.

Enlightened people share only solution-based and positive information.  If someone is teaching goals that don't quite seem right to you, their path is probably not right for you.  My personal favorites are Buddha, Jesus, Gandhi, Socrates, Eckhart Tolle and I also like to follow the Dalai Lama on social media.  Each one of these individuals is showing a path to being a better you.  You don't have to stick to one teacher, gain as much information as you can from an array of prophets, in order to find answers for yourself.

We may be in the midst of a spiritual awakening, and may learn answers that will amaze and astound us.  I think it is more likely that the awakening is evolutionary and we need to simply get through it.  Nothing good every comes easily, but an awakening of consciousness is well worth the effort and wait.

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