What Does “Enlightenment” Really Mean?


The more we know and understand who we really are and why we are alive, the more peaceful and wonderful our world can become. We hear and read a lot about “enlightenment” and “empowerment”, but somehow it still eludes us collectively. We think there are a few reasons that this is so.

First, the truth of it is very simple, but so simple it is not intuitively understood in the context of our experience, and therefore eludes us. This is complicated by the religious dogma that is so ingrained in our experience, whether we are religious or not. The truth is very simple; we are not humans having spiritual experiences, we are spiritual entities having a human experience.

Secondly, a significant portion of humans that do manage to achieve some level of enlightenment seem to have a sense of uniqueness or elitism and therefore do not properly “emote” the positive energy gained for themselves to those around themselves. Enlightenment does not mean we are blind to the troubles or ugliness around us. It means we see it clearly and find no reason to be personally upset by it. For many of us, this seems an impossibility, to see darkness and suffering and not suffer ourselves, or be “taken down” by it. But how can we help others to raise themselves out of a hole in the ground if we jump in with them? How will we teach patience, wisdom and harmony if we are impatient and frustrated? No matter how logical or “reality based” our thinking might be, it is important to consider this fact.

It is the state of peace, inside and out, which is required for us to raise our vibrations. There can be no worry or fear, no doubt or resentment to cloud our sights, no feelings of self-doubt or unworthiness, inferiority or superiority. No single group will be singled out for success, other than those who have learned to live at peace with themselves and with those around them. Any impulse toward aggressiveness or revenge will mask our beacon of Light and hold us back. We hope this understanding helps to learn what elevating our vibrations really means.

To be human is what we might call a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we are told we are made in the image of The Creator, which we are, but there are facets to this phenomenon which we may not see completely. The soul that is our essence, is made in the image of The Creator, and we all go on eternally, experiencing various lifetimes, adventures, and exploits, together with our soul mates and fellow travelers of the Cosmos. One of those adventures, a favorite among Masters who wish to evolve along their own soul path and who wish to help others do the same, is to incarnate on Earth in a human form. The human form is especially treasured because it is an amalgam of the DNA of many races, and is the cooperative attempt to create a form – a relatively solid receptacle through which we can all experience life in lower dimensions.

This special form which is humankind is truly the closest form which is capable of expressing our etheric soul qualities. Now, this is not to say that anger and fear, for instance, is a reflection of how we feel in higher dimensions, not at all. As we work our way up the spiritual ladder above the 5th dimension, where we all came from before this life, to our destiny which is unity with Creator, we experience only the various shades of love. However, as we move dimensionally higher, the color and depth of Light and Love becomes more and more intense.

And so, we come to practice here in the lower dimensions in this 3-dimensional version of a human body for the most difficult challenges of all – the experience of duality. Here we feel the struggle between Light and Dark, good and evil, we might call it, which is only possible in the lower dimensions where there is also the illusion of separation from The Creator. Our challenge here is to find our way back to Unity, to see that evil is only a construct we designed to create the house of mirrors filled with ghouls and monsters which are here to push us to the limit. We have been given the free will choice to give up, turn to the darkness, or return in Faith and Love to The Creator who has never abandoned us, but has stood by allowing us the opportunity to feel our own strength.

Each soul came here with this difficult project in mind. It is the bottom line. Will we choose to see the darkness for what it is – the holographic illusion we came here to play out? Or will we curse the darkness, blame The Creator, or Fate, or someone else for the losing game we feel trapped within? It is a tricky balancing act, to see the illusion for what it is, and still do our best to stay in the game while we help others to awaken all around us. This is the challenge a Master takes on, courageously daring to plunge into the deep and murky waters without a life raft, firm in the faith that all is well, even when the sensations and physical evidence seem the opposite.

We are here first and foremost to learn, to teach and to grow. By meeting the challenges we encounter with humor, goodwill and faith in our fellow humans and the Guides and angels who are with us, we rise above the illusion, shake off the fear and anxiety, and restore ourselves to the seat of honor which is our due. The Creator is there, our loving supporter, our cheering section and our greatest fan.

So we see, this is the gradual awakening we are taking part in now. First, we began to read and listen to the messages which can help us to feel connected while we were still behind the thick Veil. Then gradually we began to learn that we manifest what we think about – the Universal Law of Attraction, and then we began to feel the hint of understanding that this entire project, which we have called the Lucifer project, for he was the one who volunteered to lead in the creation of the world of duality and illusion we are now experiencing.

We see, the duality was an illusion, but Mother Earth herself, and we in our human bodies are real. We did not wish to see all of us and our precious Mother destroyed. Many seers and spiritual leaders have told us “it is all an illusion.” This is not true. Only the internal rules of the game are the illusory creation. Each time we are challenged and we manage to keep our balance, hold on to our integrity and maintain our loving attitude it is a mark of our character and our growing strength. We understand there may be missteps, confusion and strong feelings that sometimes “get us down.” When we pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off and go on, that is a triumph.

We hope these words, inspired by many before us, including Raphael, and others, will help you see more clearly and lighten your load along the road. An old Arapaho proverb says: “If you wonder often, the gift of understanding will come.”

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Author: redhawk500

International business consultant, author, blogger, and student of life. After 35 years in business, trying to wake the world to a new reality. One of prosperity, abundance, and most importantly equal opportunity. it's time to redistribute wealth and power.

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