Recently, someone asked me “What does “infinite enlightenment” mean to you?”
As I began to answer this question, I realized this was a very insightful question. Find my reply to the request below.
Infinite Enlightenment is the paradoxical goal of our higher self. It is what we innately aspire towards. However, the very nature of infinity makes it unattainable. We will never reach our goal. And regardless of the unattainable goal, the journey happens anyway!
The term Infinite Enlightenment reflects who we are in a nutshell. We are infinite beings who will infinitely work towards knowing or becoming enlightened to our own infinity. We are fractals of light, which have no ending or beginning and so our understanding of Self can never be entirely realized. There will always be more for us to evolve into.
What is real? What does real mean? The basis for all spiritual growth is to know what is real. Once we KNOW what is real, everything else will begin to make sense and fall into place. Is this 3-D life, which our soul incarnated into real? What part of this life is real or not real? Is our higher self real? Is our soul real?
These are the questions we must answer for ourselves to grow and evolve on our spiritual path. The answers to these questions are the basis for our peace and joy. When these questions get answered, like dominos, our other questions will begin to get answered and our understanding will grow.
No one else can answer this question for us. Others can point to the answer, but it will not help us until we know and discover the answer for ourselves. We are the key to the answer and we should look inward, inside our own being for our being, to “lighten” ourselves with True Understanding.
I was recently asked: “What was the difficult life experience you had, which propelled your spiritual journey most?”
Here is the short story of the answer to this question. My most profound awakening came about ten years ago after the sudden death of my beloved, long-term partner. Between the disease which quickly, ravished him, and the drama taking place around him with his family, I started to have panic attacks. It was a time of confusing happenings, and my emotions and PTSD from the previous stress in my life were out of control. How could he leave me alone in this crappy world? What was I going to do without him?
The only thing I could do was to let go of everything. I deeply surrendered everything, all my attachments, both mentally and physically. I also let go of seventy percent of my belongings and moved away to where I wouldn’t be continuously reminded of our relationship and the pain of losing him and what I went through. Moving away also meant I wouldn’t have interaction anymore with his toxic family.
Not long after my move, I could see the effect my deep surrender had on my consciousness. A whole new level of perceiving reality opened for me. Since then, I have continued the practice surrendering and letting go of any mental and physical attachments when they arise. And because of this, my life continues to be transformed.
This life is a school, and hardships are purposefully designed for us to go through, and then we must rise above the difficulty and shine like the light which we are. This is how we the human, provide growth to our higher self and soul. I am sure the hardships I shared, also helped me to burn away old karma, which kept my soul bound to Earth. If we can trust that there is deeper reasoning for the difficulties we experience on our path, it will help with letting go of the pain of attachment.
Recently, someone asked me if ‘being aware of being aware’ is the only spiritual practice we need to focus on?
Yes, at a particular stage, it pretty much all comes down to this. The path becomes pretty simple and basic. It becomes a practice of ‘nonattachment’ from our desires. When we become aware of an attachment, we adjust to becoming nonattached. We pay attention when we need to change in some way to keep our self clean from any thought-forms which might snag or imprison us.
There might be times when an emotional issue or past wound will come to the surface, and we will be called to self examine or heal another layer from the past. After the issues are seen and worked on, we continue to be in awareness until there is something else to address. As we go, the emotional issues and wounds become less and less, and we become more joyful and free from incumbrances.
Because we have become freer, we might be given more knowledge into the workings of the universe. If so, we should humbly, take in the information, and work with it to expand our understanding while we stay in awareness. And at some point, staying in awareness will become second nature or who we are, and we won’t need to practice, to practice it anymore.
Recently, I was asked by someone, “how will I know if it is my mind or my higher self speaking or telling me to do something?
This requires us to dig deep and investigate, study, and practice observation of our self for a long time. Then, over time, we begin to tune into the frequency of our higher self more quickly, and we just sort of know we are dialed in. This is why meditation has become so popular because it helps us to become quiet and more aware of our higher self and our ego. Higher self’s guidance is a little more subtle than our intellect/mind. It is our intuition and gut feelings, whereas the ego’s vibration is more dense and irritating, judgmental, and attached.
It can be tricky and confusing if we are already listening to our higher self, but we doubt what the guidance is, or when we hear the voice of the ego louder because we have an attachment to what we want the outcome to be. Often, we are attached without realizing we are biased in some way, to the issue.
When I have uncertainty around something, I consciously practice non-attachment so that when I ask higher self my questions around what to do, I can feel, hear, know the answer with greater clarity. We can ask our questions as many times as we need and in many different ways until we are sure we have received the intended answer.
When we practice listening and following the voice of our higher self, we support the awakened awareness of our higher self becoming louder within our being.
I wasrecently asked, “What happens to theego-mind when one transforms into their higher self?”
As we grow to become more of our higher self, our ego-mind becomes diminished. It is still present. However, our higher self overshadows it, while it exists in the background of our being. The ego-mind is no longer who and what we identify as or who we answer to. We now take all of our guidance and cues from our higher self.
When we invite our higher self into our being, we have made a declaration to our being, at some level, that this life belongs to the higher self. We have the recognition that our life is an instrument for our higher self to use… it is the higher self’s life. When we reinforce this sincere choice over and over, the power the ego has in our life is gone. This takes place over time, within stages of awareness, as we come into a broader understanding of Reality and who and what we are.
I was recently asked the question: “I just got a spiritual pendulum, do you have any tips on how I can improve my spirituality?”
The pendulum can be an excellent tool. Don’t listen to the naysayers. If you work and practice with it, it can help you to deepen your relationship with your higher self and can teach you to become more intuitive or psychic. It can also help you with your health. You must be clear and precise with your questions, and who you are asking otherwise you will get wishy-washy results. If you don’t name who you are asking, any unenlightened, out-of-body being can answer. This is not good. Realizing this is what made a big difference for me in getting accurate answers years ago.
If you want to deepen your relationship with your higher self, ask your higher self your questions, and practice listening for the answers as your pendulum is being moved. Your higher self can pretty much answer anything you would want to know. If you want to know about your health, diet, and body, ask your body for the answers. Your body is smart and can guide you on how to take better care of it… like what foods it wants to eat to stay healthy.
When asking questions, in order to get precise information, we must be neutural and nonattached to the answers. If we are biased so will be the answer. Our questions must be precise. This goes for all guidance tools one might be use.
I recommend finding pendulum charts online or in a book or makeing your own. Books can give you many good ideas about how you can use your pendulum. Just know that it takes a little time and effort for this tool of communication to be developed into something useful. However, once you have it, you will be a fan for life.