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Articles - Enlightenment

What is Enlightenment?

The Truth

Do you know I was standing at the kitchen bench one day, contemplating, when suddenly I had a light bulb moment, and I realized it was ME! The realization was so intense, that for me, it became a 'Truth'.

And that's what Spiritual Enlightenment is all about - seeking and adapting to the 'Truth' in your life!

Jesus said - "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened unto you". He also said - "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life". Therefore, seek the 'Truth' in all that you say and do!

Here's an example:

… When my son died, he was buried according to our traditional custom, and after the burial, my husband told me I had sent my son to hell because of the way he was buried. I was shocked - surely it wasn't possible - that was the burial method of our culture, used since, forever - no, my husband was wrong, he had to be! Furthermore, how did he know I had sent my son to hell? What was going on here? ...

My spiritual journey began by seeking the 'truth'!

Understanding your emotions

When my husband left me the night he made that statement above, I was devastated, but I didn't go clinging to him in desperation, pleading that he stay, like the scared, frightened rabbit inside me wanted to do, I just sat there, feeling numb, and let him go.

But that one statement opened up a can of worms and each worm represented a fear for me - fear of death, fear of loss, fear of ghosts and spirits, fear of being alone - those were but four.

So how did I begin? I asked why … to Jesus, to Buddha, to Krsna, to the Tao - why and what? And I read - the Book of Matthew, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the Bhagavad Gita, the IChing - and I referenced and cross-referenced and slowly, but surely, little light bulbs were flashing on as I realized one truth and then another.

After a number of years, I was able to recognize both the positive and negative emotions that I displayed regularly and even managed to find the root cause to some negative traits and stifle their growth because I understood and accepted 'why' they were there.

But it wasn't until quite recently when I realized the last of my negative traits in its entirety - anger! When I realized why I was so angry all the time, a weight so heavy lifted and I collapsed from instant relief (well not quite, but that's what it felt like lol).

Once you understand your own emotions though, you then understand the emotions of everyone and everything. Very important!

Acceptance

Of what - your life, your situation, your attitude, lost opportunities? Those are material suggestions and can be changed or modified.

No, acceptance of life and death, acceptance of the fact that we were all born from a source and will return to that source at death. Acceptance of the fact that each life we live, enables us to learn and understand emotions peculiar to that era. Acceptance that after living many lives, we reach a universal understanding regarding our emotions and have therefore, become enlightened.

 

Peace and Light

Amelia Robinson

www.myspiritualuniverse.com






















About Amelia Robinson

I am the second eldest of five (all girls), and spent most of my growing years on an Orchard, where my father worked. Religion and Spirituality was talked about and sometimes followed, but not persistently. I always felt alone and try as I might, could never seem to find a relationship where I could give my love completely and not get hurt, until I had my children. My aunty once told me that I brought my kids up right because they love and that was the highest compliment anyone could say to me. Still floundering from relationship to relationship in search of 'true love', it wasn't until quite recently that I finally stumbled upon it - love for myself - in all its entirety ... more

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