Spiritual awakening refers to a shift in consciousness, an apperception of reality which had been previously unrealized. The culmination of such realizations is in the recognition of oneness with all of existence.

Over the course of human history there has existed a timeless wisdom - a deep and profound realization of the ground state of being; the unconditioned source of all existence.

Over time, many great teachers have come to embody this wisdom, some of note include Jesus (the Christ), Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha), Lao-Tzu, and Krishna - though there have been many more.

The core message has been the same, that absolute truth is beyond all the concepts and beliefs of man, that underlying apparent differences is fundamental oneness, and that your true nature is whole, unbounded and everlasting.

All form arises from pure potentiality; the sages referred to this as emptiness, the Tao, Brahman, Allah, God - while science may refer to it as the implicate order or the zero point field.

By any name, the words point to an intangible energetic essence that transitions from possibility and timelessness to actualization, where experience occurs through the rich diversity of form.

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To say that you've had a spiritual awakening is a bit of an oxymoron, the 'you' is exactly what vanishes.

To be on a path to spiritual awakening is more accurate.
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What you call "your life in this world" is a mere superposition of the life of a human being on top of your Self. As a result, you are prevented from remembering your true identity and tricked into believing that everything that happens to that human being is really happening to you.

The effect is very much like one of those shows where images and sounds are projected on the facade of a building, creating the illusion that the building is actually changing or crumbling. The projected images and sounds are not real, only the underlying building is. But the illusion is so compelling that it makes you doubt your senses.

Similarly, "your life in this world" is such a compelling illusion that you lose awareness of your underlying true Self. Nevertheless, being the only real part of the illusion, you will emerge unscathed and shining in all your splendor once the show is over, just like the buildings on which those images are projected.

Spiritual awakening is the uncovering of this illusion and the discovery of your Self while still in this life.
Unfortunately, very few people ever experience a moment of spiritual awakening
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