Since the beginning of time, global awakening has been a gradual process. We’ve heard about consciousness and human evolution but on a slightly different paradigm – usually in context of a particular kingdom or nation.
From 14th Century onward, a lot of literature and paintings were produced to make humans understand that we are all created by the same universe and we all are connected at a cellular level; we must awaken ourselves to realize the same.
Many of us have lost ourselves in the process of being an image-based-entity and it is obvious that at some point we would want to leave the superficial world behind and create a world that is more human to us. We would want to connect to our higher sense of being, where our concept of peace isn’t limited to few hours of sleep but is limitless in nature as serenity cannot be measured in time and space.
I have encountered many souls who realize this feeling of setting themselves free, but do not know how to discard the old notions of life. You will face multiple challenges for good but there will be times when you might feel helpless because your idea of self has disappeared in thin air and you don’t know who you are.
Here are couple of ways to deal with the challenges to continue being on an awakening journey –
1) Positivity is Contagious
There is nothing as cliche, it is simply a state of mind. Anyone who tells you that your positivity comes across as corny and you have started to become boring isn’t actually aware of the fact that one day they would need the same kind of positivity to find their true selves.
Once you begin to see yourself as a spiritual being, don’t let anyone else make you think otherwise. Positivity is highly contagious, and it can amount to a positive outcome, if you allow it to.
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be…The candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ~ Edith Wharton
2) Discarding Ideologies Needs Courage
We’ve been conditioned since birth; exposed to multiple perceived notions of leading a good life. In our head, we have created mental blocks towards anything that doesn’t go with our ‘ideologies’ and to break that block we need clarity, which comes with courage.
Have the courage to let go of the familiar and not hold on to it.
“Comfort is your biggest trap and coming out of comfort zone your biggest challenge.” ~ Manoj Arora
For example, religion and caste fall under ideologies and to think that one religion or caste is better than another is a mental block. We are all humans with skin and bones, blood and flesh, and we all deserve to live.
The world is in dire need of understanding the same; we are humans first. Since you have understood it, don’t fall in the same pit again.
3) Being Sensitive to Energy
Being sensitive to energy means being sensitive to what you ACTUALLY think, feel and say. A way to align with the divine flow of the universe is to overcome the false self or ‘ego’ and all it’s inherent limitations.
Ego is nothing but clogged up energy in your body, and you have to shun your ego to channelize yourself to the abundant universal energy. Imbibe it in your subconscious mind to be sensitive to your energy and experience a shift in the paradigm of consciousness.
4) Illusion of Self-Image
Self-image, again, is the brain-child of the ego. In the awakening process you have to know that there is no image. You can indulge in activities which make you happy but at the end of the day you are not defined by it. Because it is not permanent.
You can connect to jazz one day and to soul-funk another day. You might enjoy staying in a city today but one day you might give up everything to live in the mountains. Keeping a self-image limits your experience and potential to lead the life you want. It blocks you from looking beyond possibilities, and receiving what the universe wants to give you.
5) Dare to Dream to Change the World Through Yourself
Dreaming has never been difficult for mankind, and all that which is in the realm of dreaming is within the realm of achieving. Don’t think that you are too small to make a difference in the world. Know that you are a multi-dimensional being where the universe is constantly asking you to raise your vibrations, help others in knowing the same. Spread love and compassion. You will experience a gradual transformation in the world.
“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.” ~ R Buckminster Fuller.