There are a lot of different spiritual beliefs out there. But when one looks at all of them, there is a definite similarity that is often missed. That similarity has to do with remembering our connection to Spirit/the Divine/God…whatever you choose to call it. Remembering, however, is not always easy.
Sometimes the memory comes as a result of a profound circumstance…the birth of a child or grandchild, the realization of finding love in your life, a severe illness, a near-death experience. There are many other examples, but those are just a few. The commonality with all of them is that somehow they wake us up to what matters, to what is actually important in life.
When we awaken, everything else falls away. That means all of the distractions dissipate, all of the things that would normally pull us away from remembering who we are in spirit no longer matter to us, and that provides us with the space we need to process the realizations that are at hand. Sometimes there are things that need to be attended to before that space happens. For example, if we are dealing with a death we are immediately bombarded with everything that needs to be done for the funeral, memorial service, graveside service, decisions regarding burial or cremation, the will that the deceased left, dealing with closing the estate etc. Those are all things that one should not have to attend to when grieving, but nonetheless the world demands that we do. So once they are done, we then have time to stop and breathe and process.
The great awakening is happening, regardless of what circumstance leads us to it. That awakening has to do with the recognition that, for the most part, we have been lied to all our lives. We have been taught that we are low, often worthless sinners, and not worthy of the Divine. That is all a lie. The Divine needs us as much as we need the Divine. People in positions of authority have, for centuries, controlled the masses through dogma and rhetoric. It has led to massive wars, poverty, starvation, and abuse of many forms. It is time for all of that to stop. But the only way it can stop is for each and every one of us to step up to the plate when it comes to accepting our own Divinity. When we do that we become more aware of what is congruent with the Universal Law of Love. We begin to recognize that there is no “us” and “them” and that we are all intricately connected.
We realize that when we harm another we are harming ourselves. In fact, we begin to be physically repulsed by the mere thought of harming another. Instead we begin to look at creative ways to heal ourselves from our interactions with those who have not yet awakened. We discover new disciplines that help us to center and ground ourselves. We find a multitude of ways to experience inner peace, even in the midst of chaos. We find ways to help the Earth upon which we live instead of harming it. We find ways to help our fellow human beings instead of holding them in contempt. And we find ways in which to love and laugh that before were unattainable. Even if that laughter is a result of dark humor, it is nonetheless humor, which helps us to ground ourselves and stabilize.
If none of this makes sense to you, the reader, it is alright. There will come a time that it will. But if this resonates deeply with you, then I encourage you to continue on in the direction which you are currently flowing. I encourage you to bring yourself closer to your memory of who and what you actually are, letting go of everything that is incongruent with that concept. Everyone does it in their own way. Don’t think that you have to “spread the word” about it. The best way to do that anyway is through example. We don’t have to preach to anyone. We don’t have to convince anyone. We just need to do the work ourselves and flourish in the results. That will inspire others to awaken as well.