Tonight, I continue to develop my ebook content. My hope is that this more orderly progression may help you or other readers to have a more precise understanding of Self, because that is why you came here.
Here, then, is my offering of the first two elements in my Self-awakening.
A Framework — Not a Prescription
I mentioned in the last few paragraphs that I would share ideas that have been helpful to me. Here is one, a framework of elements I have become acquainted with, aspects of awakening I believe are in some way, some terminology or another, is involved in self-awakening. I will say this is the order I lived through these elements, although order is not implied or prescribed.
Elements in My Awakening
1. Discover Heart, which is core Self, that piece of eternal Spirit with whom we arrived on Earth. Once again, this is the reason we come to this physical realm: we wish to express, live, and allow Spirit to sense the physical world of its own creation.
Since this is the reason we came, until we come to personally face and know Heart, we will feel a void, one causing us to feel incomplete, causing us to question. Most people at some point in life will ask Who Am I? The answer to that is I Am. I am eternal Spirit housed for awhile in this mind-body-soul-complex.
Therefore, we live, experience life and all of its wonderful vicissitudes, being in part driven by Heart. We want to know that eternal, spiritual component of Self. However, since we come equipped with Ego, there is this struggle. The struggle is necessary for discovery, because the struggle of Ego and Heart to be our primary operating system produces exploration. Ego doesn’t like that, but when we engage in the adventures of life, we know the proof of Heart-love working to reveal our core Self and personal truth to us.
Heart wishes us to see and sense that part of us through making a conscious choice. We explore, and we discover Heart when we sense Heart inside of us. For me, I looked in a mirror into my own eyes and knew: “I see You there. This is the real me, isn’t it?” And a distinct voice from somewhere within my mind-soul: “Yes, it’s Me. It’s You, Michael.”
We hear this Heart, and we heed it, because it is our true Self. We sense Heart there, “see” it, and respond. I remember — I was aware of it because of my background in religion — that who and what I was heeding and responding to was not Ego, not some self-centered energy doing life to be noticed or to put myself down or anything in-between because of the way I believed others would perceive me and respond to me. I wasn’t responding to egoic self or to religion. I was responding to Heart, eternal Spirit of all, within this creature of Me. We have divinity in us, Spirit of Creator and Love; hence, we have the question and answer: Who am I? I am, I exist eternally.
Life is based on energy, vibrational frequencies that compose the tiniest particles of which humans can theorize, and moving from Ego to Heart raises those frequencies. That change fills the void of not knowing Self and is sensed by mind-soul-body. We feel good, happy, comfortable in our own skin. We know who we are.
But it doesn’t end there. Oh, no, this is only the foundation but that implies a whole lot of building to be erected on this wonderful, eternal, powerful Self.
2. Purpose: This meeting and acknowledgement of Heart as Spirit in us brings along a second question that is so intertwined with Who am I that it’s difficult to distinguish. Almost in the same breath, I needed to, demanded to know the answer to Why Am I Here?
Our new frequency of Heart operating as our Central Processing Unit instigates this question in a renewed way. I say renewed way because most of us wonder about this question at different points in life, which is another proof of Heart constantly calling our attention to its presence within us. _______________________________________
I haven’t finished this second element, but will do so tomorrow. Promise!
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!