“You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand.”Jorge Luis Borges
I recently read an advertisement offering a class on “graceful awakening.” Let’s be clear, there is nothing “graceful” about awakening. Yes, at first awakening is “eye-opening” and often accompanied by clarity and even moments of joy but after you awaken; Once you see what has been in the dark, the growth begins and that growth is chaotic, messy, and painful at best.
Awakening means opening a space to live in and from a state of grace. A space to recognize spirit and oneness. Today we might call part of this particular awakening inclusion, equality, and allowing people to be who they are as they are. We are creating a bridge between heaven and earth, body, and spirit.
To awaken, we must look at uncomfortable truths; What we overlooked, didn’t see, or didn’t choose to see before. We must face our fears and our pain.
“We awaken by asking the right questions. We awaken when we see knowledge being spread that goes against our own personal experiences. We awaken when we see popular opinion being wrong but accepted as being right, and what is right being pushed as being wrong. We awaken by seeking answers in corners that are not popular. And we awaken by turning on the light inside when everything outside feels dark.”Suzy Kassem
Love thy neighbor…
Pain and fear and living only as a body have built a foundation for separation from spirit and each other. Some use religion to promote their agenda, however, they have confused the
message about the power of love, with their own ego and love of power. This has divided us even more. We are divided in the world as a direct reflection of the division within ourselves. Love thy neighbor means love ALL thy neighbors and this includes loving yourself.
“Perhaps it is better to wake up, after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one’s life.”Kate Chopin
Acceptance and forgiveness…
Once we begin to see those places we have separated from, starting with the separation within ourselves, that’s when the true growth begins… THAT is awakening. As within, so it is without. Where are we separated within? What beliefs or judgments against ourselves and others have we heretofore lived by? What do we fear? What pain, fear or guilt are we holding on to?
The more we see and acknowledge the great divide, the more we are able to release old beliefs, paradigms, guilt, judgment, karma, and pain. In terms of energy alchemy what happens is that while we are releasing all we see is that which we are releasing and it’s beyond uncomfortable.
The best thing we can do during any awakening is to feel our feelings. Allow them to flow as we own and forgive ourselves for the part we consciously, unconsciously, or unknowingly played while we were unaware and sleeping.
building a new foundation…
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Debra Taitel is a gifted Clairvoyant, Energy Healer, Spiritual Teacher, Mentor, and Guide providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. Her ultimate goal and soul’s purpose is to guide people to connect with their own truth, vision, purpose, and spiritual gifts.
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