Spiritual awakening is a continuum, the neverending story. Every human being on earth is sacred and of Infinite worth; all unique in our own way with different paths leading to the same destination.
What we do have in common, is the essence of God. It lies within each of us waiting to be awakened. It has many names; divine spark, soul, or spirit to name a few. Our bodies are the temple. Perhaps the COVID-19 is the catalyst for many to begin the awakening process while others continue to enhance their spiritual awakening.
It is interesting to note that Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist, has researched the brain function and various mental states. He learned we have spiritual brains, deeply connected to something greater than ourselves. The human brain that engages in prayer and/or meditation results in a powerful spiritual experiences that have been described in every tradition and society.
There are so many different aspects regarding the spiritual and human condition since our beginning. During the years 800–200 BC was one of the most creative and influential eras in history called the Axial Age; the evolution of human thought. Religious and philosophical activity took place in Asia and the Mediterranean. During this time, Jeremiah, Isaiah, The Buddha, Confucius, Vardhamana Mahavira, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, produced the intellectual and moral matrix out of which the world religions were born. Religion developments are based in the ideas, concepts and insights from the Axial period.
And now we jump forward to March 2020, an unprecedented time of the quarantine, unlike the world has ever seen, based on the COVID-19. Perhaps this is our axial age, time to reflect and realize there is something greater, something more than we could ever imagine where new spiritual traditions emerge. By seeking the truth one will discover the world is not as it seems and the physical and metaphysical worlds are inseparable.
Your awakening may provide signs that are unique to each person. It is important to recognize the polarity of the signs, positive or negative entities providing the message. For those who are seeking the truth, an arduous and difficult journey, the signs may be more noticable. Common signs would be your thoughts, emotions, actions, dreams, signs in nature and numerology. Others may have mystical experiences and psychic abilities they simply do not want to discuss for obvious reasons. There may be an urging to want to know the truth or a array of other experiences unique to each person.
Perhaps this event is an awakening not only for ourselves, but for humanity. Now may be the time to raise the consciousness of our planet. Imagine 7.7 billion of us, thinking, feeling and feeling love and compassion while helping others around the planet. Love is the greatest and most powerful emotion, being difficult to understand, much less described. We can say it is divine energy radiating in all things. As spiritual beings having a physical experience, our understanding of love is simply from a physical perspective.
To know yourself is the same message our teachers such as Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Krishna and many others have been trying to tell us through the centuries. Lao Tzu tells us “Wisdom comes from knowing oneself. He who knows himself is enlightened”. In the dialogue of the Savior, Jesus said “Those who have truly found the Self within recognized that it exists everywhere.” and in Luke 17:21, KJV Jesus tells us, “, the kingdom of God is within you.” Buddha added, “Everyone has recognized the self-ones essential nature. But few have realized it.”
We are all spiritual warriors. Spiritual awakening and growth is listening and trusting your higher- self, the warrior, within. There is no better teacher. We all have Christ consciousness and Buddha nature to guide us. All we have to do is pay attention. We all have the gift of discernment or intuition, we just have to learn to trust ourselves.
During this time, perhaps it is time reflect how mother earth is healing herself, because of human inactivity. Maybe it is the time for us to heal, to look within ourselves through contemplation, meditation and prayer and discover our true selves and realize the world is not as it seems.