Awakening The Joy Within

When you allow and support your Awakening, it not only puts you on top of your game but positively affects the lives of many others through all you are and do.  The ever-expanding attitude and skills of Awakening typically bring with them wealth, wellness, and wisdom in increasing amounts.

Excerpt from THE BOHEMIAN ADVENTURE: A Voyage to Free Consciousness

I still relish the experience of the moment of the sunrise that first day I met Cricket at Lake Minnawanna―the cheering throng followed by a silent meditation.

Other worldly cosmic consciousness. A life beyond death. Undulating transcendental spheres. Vibrating. Spatial Vortex pulsating. Magnetic cerebral energies. Flowing swiftly through the currents of time. Attracting to the attuned mind. Enwrapped. Absorbed. Consciousness awakening. Stream of life enrapturing. The infinite within. Seed bud, roots of soul generation. Psychical Miracle. Swift flowing transcendent measures. I am that I am that I am―a spiritual force animating a physical presence. Am I awake or self-deluded?

I jog forward about seventy-five yards or so to stay ahead of the pack. Cricket is in front leading the group. I hear someone say, “She’s just like a pied piper―she plays and we all follow.”

I whip open my notebook and sit down on the curbside of the street and start writing about the unfolding scene―the great mindset and vibes of positive energy we are contributing in the group gathering―pure joy without restraint.

All feels right in my world at this moment. We are a small band of brotherhood and sisterhood of humanity.

Yet, too often, we get in our own way and block our Awakening by grasping at what is, holding grudges, holding negative emotions and fearing change, to name a few. This causes pain and struggle in our own lives, impeding how much we can help others. It’s our nature to grow and expand, and when we block that expansion, it hurts.

Human doubt and fear of change keep us stuck with attitudes, beliefs and daily routines that don’t support us and allow us to evolve naturally. We limp along thinking there is no solution, suffering through business failures, difficult relationships, health issues, confusion, lack of direction, or chronic pain from the past. We doubt ourselves and desist instead of demanding and seeking a solution in the world.

hiking photoThe worst kind of suffering is not knowing what you are supposed to be doing on the planet, not having a purpose, not knowing you are living a meaningful life that makes a difference. It creates painful indecision, doubt, and stagnation.

To make it worse, as we suffer, we misinterpret religious and cultural advice that says suffering is actually noble. Martyrdom is so 2nd century, people – that’s not what they meant! That old idea admits that suffering cleanses us. Suffering and pain do this by overwhelming our routines and assumptions. Suffering and pain force us to seek our spiritual path again. Agony helps us finally want to let go and move on, to think bigger and to clean up our act.

It is actually advancing on the spiritual path of Awakening that is noble. And it is the gentle growth process of Awakening that provides the relief.

Awakening eliminates fear and doubt. It brings purpose and meaning. It creates new solutions and more expansive ways of looking at your life that you hadn’t thought of before. It creates joy and happiness like you can’t imagine right now. Awakening gets you to a place where you jump out of bed in the morning knowing exactly how to make a difference and contribute to the improvement of the world with everything you do. And then it takes you even further into bliss.

Read more about Ted’s awakening in THE BOHEMIAN ADVENTURE: A Voyage to Free Consciousness by F.T. Burke.

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