More and more people are coming forward and sharing their very personal experience of discovering a spiritual world beyond their dreams, beyond what they could have ever imagined. Meanwhile the divide today between believers and doubters of a spiritual reality is greater then ever. Each group has little room for the other. The existence of a non material reality is beyond doubt for one group while the other side has plenty of doubt that there is anything beyond what can be seen and demonstrated in a scientific lab.
Brief on Life after being Spiritually Awakened
Where most everyone agrees is that those who have been touched by a spiritual awakening (no matter how real or imagined) find little support and guidance to sort things out. The popular media to be “fair and balanced” takes an agnostic approach to nearly everything spiritual. Education, medicine, and even most churches are firmly grounded in the rational world meaning one’s personal experience of some other realm is suspect.
Believers, people who have had profound personal experiences of the spiritual world find themselves isolated although they may actually be a quiet majority. Many find themselves feeling alien in this world and in conflict in their own inner world trying to figure out how to live after their spiritual awakening? The ongoing debate whether the stories of other realms are real or not is really not that interesting. What is important to them is trying to figure out what exactly did they experience and how do they now continue living? Their awakening was real,too real. They cannot shut it out or pretend it never happened. They are too deeply touched as they try to manage their new inner life with the ordinary outer life they knew before.
The spiritual realm and material world most discover are far apart, so very different. Spiritual awakening opens a door to a place of no boundaries. Awareness finds itself spreading forever in a warm and very accepting space. Meanwhile we are living in a world full of boundaries. From personal boundaries to international borders, our everyday world is all about boundaries. From a reality of spreading seemingly forever in a great peace, people who have had a spiritual awakening find themselves back into a world of fences, defenses, rules and expectations. Which world do they really belong to?
The spiritual realm is one of unconditional, an overwhelming love. Almost by definition a spiritual awakening is to find love and more love, an intimacy beyond words. Meanwhile we live in a world where love can be a one night stand, what we do or don’t do for one another. Love is rarely without some condition. We live in a world where judging others is much more common then finding the humility to look inward at ourselves and find kindness and compassion for all. Spiritual awakening is discovering a world which its very essence is kindness and compassion. How does one live knowing both worlds?
During a spiritual awakening many realize they are the center of the universe and the universe is centered in them. This is not one’s ego shouting from a mountain top but exactly the opposite. They are humbled by the love as it unfolds and continues unfolding from the very center of their being. Spirituality grows inside as the universe opens within, stretching out more and more, spreading forever, beyond planets and stars. Back in our everyday world, life is centered around who has authority, the loudest voice in the room, anything or one who gets our attention. More often then not, we feel as a victim of events and not the creator. This is what is most difficult for people who have had a spiritual experience to try to explain: We create and choose our own reality. In the normal world this seems very insensitive and wrong as if saying all suffering is chosen. But in the spiritual realm after finding such a large universe of unlimited being, in context of this vast self, the parts of life which include suffering are seen in a different perspective.
Once you are spiritually awakened, you start seeing life with a different perspective.