Op-ed by Dr. Ellis Evans, Natural Blaze
A common experience noted by many individuals who undergo a spiritual awakening is a knowing that we are All One and that everything is interdependent and interconnected into itself. This is sacred remembrance of who we are and where we came from. As the process of awakening begins, we experience Life as if on steroids and we are yanked firmly within the crosshairs of change.
As we journey through this ‘wilderness of cosmic wonders’, we begin to relax within it all and amazing life-events unfold. For the first time in an age, we let go and surrender into new arenas of thought, ideas and terrains of creativity.
This part of our journey changes everything and our Life is never the same again. It is not all sweetness and light either because lifelong friends evaporate into thin air and everything we thought we knew about anything comes up for resolution and healing.
Jobs, relationships and a lifetime of work disappear down the pan as we rebuild our lives, perhaps in another continent, with new partners and social groupings. Yet, as we settle down and simmer within a new vibration of energies, Life loses its edge of desperation as we simultaneously and consciously create our moment to moment reality. We ably and joyfully drive Life rather than being driven by it. For the first time we understand that Life itself is a contextual field of infinite possibilities in which we define ourselves according to our tastes and free will choices.
Every single individual on this planet will at some stage of their evolution go through this process. In fact, almost everyone on the planet today is going through this process whether they are aware of it or not. Awakening to Oneness is not simply for those into spiritual practice; these gifts of evolution are for everyone.
The real issue is: are we listening to our quiet inner voice or is it drowned out by the squeal and pressures of modern life? For those around forty years old, have we mistaken a Western diagnosis of ‘mid-life crisis’ with what is called a spiritual awakening in some Eastern cultures?
These issues are not simple and present themselves to us in myriad and wonderful ways. At first glance though, there are several conundrums we need to understand as we consciously or sub-consciously awaken to Oneness.
Firstly, awakening to Oneness can be described simply as an awareness of consciousness or more precisely, an awareness of being aware. This is not a play on words and it describes our awareness of consciousness from four plateaus i.e. subconscious, conscious, super-conscious and supra-conscious.
We all understand the first two levels of awareness as ‘normal’ and we assign ‘genius’ to the third level and ‘Master’ or ‘Mother’ to the fourth level of awareness. The important point here is that ‘consciousness’ in all its forms is right here, right now. It can be accessed purely by a subtle shift in our awareness or indeed, a tweak in perspective. The words ‘Life’ and ‘consciousness’ in this context are interchangeable. Significantly, supra-consciousness is but a thought away!!
The second conundrum is this: how can we be part of the One yet totally different to each other spiritually? Our recent history is replete with savagery, war and conquest. At the same time as these events took place we also had shining examples of mastery by individuals such as Buddha, Jesus, Sri Sathya Sai Baba and many more. All the Masters had the same message of Oneness and sought to encourage us to open ourselves to the possibility that we can be more than them if we wanted to be. At the same time, they also taught us that no-one is more special than anyone else simply because we are all part of the One.
Awakening to Oneness is to simply remember that:
- We are multi-dimensional beings, we are in this world yet not of it
- We purposefully forgot who we were in order to experience Life as a journey of remembrance back to the One
- We already are that which we seek to be, Pure Consciousness having a 3D experience
- We consciously create our realities in every single moment
- We are not defined by our body, job or social status
- There is no such thing as death, only transformation; our Soul is forever more
- Perceptions of Time and separation from the One are part of the constructs of this 3D world
- We are ‘programmed’ to seek Ultimate Re-Union with the One and it is not simply a question of if but when!!
Simply put, we are splinters of Prime Consciousness having a 3D experience. We consciously wanted to experience that which we are not i.e. as being separate and sovereign from anything and any other body. This was made possible by slowing down our vibratory rate in order to live within a 3D world. In order to survive in this set of 3D vibratory constructs, we also forgot who we were and where we came from.