Why should you go for enlightenment? Should you even go for enlightenment? Enlightenment is only the first step in our evolution. It is not the evolution that scientists talk about—one species mutating into another. It is the evolution of human consciousness to become its source. It is part of our journey whether we want it or not. It is inevitable. Enlightenment is nothing esoteric as you are made to believe. It is only one of the steps in self-discovery. It follows a very scientific process. Read on…
This is the second part of the article series on Self-mastery and enlightenment. This article evolved from an answer I gave to the question, “Why should we go for enlightenment?” asked by one of the commentators on the article Self-Mastery and Enlightenment Demystified.
Sound body obstructs the inner light
As seen from the model put forward in the article, we are multidimensional beings having physical, sound, and light bodies. In the present age, our awareness is mostly in the physical and sound bodies. In the developed world, awareness of the majority of the population is mostly in the sound body, since physical survival is mostly taken care of. Because of this we are caught up in the emotional dramas that occur in our lives, be it with our families, friends, coworkers, or even strangers. Unclear emotional body prevents the inner light from fully expressing through the physical body.
The word enlightenment or en-light-enment means, “to live in light” or “to be (in) light”. This means that when our awareness completely moves into the zone of light, we are not caught up in the emotional dramas of the earth and live effortlessly. Thus, effortless living becomes possible because the inner light of your higher self starts expressing through the personality (body+mind, which is the ego). Moving completely into light zone is possible only when your sound bodies are completely clear or mostly clear. Sound bodies become completely clear only when you detach from all your emotions and emotional bonds, and see them for what they are. This does not mean that you don’t emote at all. As long as you assume an identity to function in the outer world, you will experience emotions. However, being in light you will be able to see them for what they are and not get caught in the emotional drama.
Only the first step
Enlightenment is only the first step in our evolution. As I described in Part-1 of this article series, zone of light spans a very large range of frequencies. The deeper you move into this zone of light, the more you are in touch with your higher self. Inner light is always there. It is not something new to be acquired. It is just that what you think of as “you” needs to realize that it is coming from the light of your higher self. It’s goal is to become aware of all the emotional drama and move into the inner light of its source. Who you truly are, is the higher self or brahman or The Void. This Void is also known as, “Eternal Stillness” or “Eternal Silence.” As your awareness shifts into light, cells of your body also increase their vibratory frequency.
If the term enlightenment sounds very esoteric, then use a different term you are comfortable with. Names don’t mean anything. That said, enlightenment is nothing esoteric as you are made to believe. It is only one of the steps in self-discovery. It follows a very scientific process.
Don’t ask, “Why?” but ask, “When?”
It is not the question of “Why?” but “When?” It is not the evolution that scientists talk about—one species mutating into another. It is the evolution of human consciousness to become its source. It is part of our journey whether we want it or not. Our higher self (divine within) is always trying to pull the lower self (outer self or ego) toward it. We always have this subconscious desire to move up into light. This is the reason why we always try to better ourselves in our outer lives. Should you decide to move into light? I cannot answer that question for you. This is a question that you should contemplate upon to get an answer for yourself. If anybody else answers that question for you, then it is not your answer, but their’s. This urge to move into light comes from within. Something outside of you may trigger that urge. Some life experience that shakes you up so much that you want to know the meaning of this life. Or, you may be bored of all the earthly experiences, since you have gained all the wisdom that you needed to gain from them. Now, you want to explore other facets of your being. Any of these reasons could trigger your outer self to recognize the inner urge to want to move into the inner light of the higher self.
Enlightenment is only the first step
Enlightenment is only the first step which helps you to step out of your emotional and physical prisons. You may consider this the kindergarten in the evolution of human consciousness. There are, I believe, infinite steps to become the infinite source itself. One of the possible next steps, after enlightenment, is the physical ascension by converting the material body into body of light. This will be explored later in another article.
Enlightenment is inevitable
Whether you want it or not, it is on your path. Some may want to graduate to the next step from being in a physical body in this lifetime. Some may not think of it at all and may take few more lifetimes to move to the next step. Either way there is no judgment. It is up to each individual to decide, since the divine love has given the human beings, “Free Will” to choose.
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