by Patty Avalon
Awakening suggests suddenly becoming aware of something. Speaking in terms of consciousness, it’s a bit challenging to say definitively, just what part of me is waking up. Having read and listened to many, many spiritual teachers, I know I have made progress through the practices they offered. But can I say what Awakening really means? At best, I am comfortable only describing the results of awakening .
An awakened consciousness allows me to move my awareness from a strictly physically oriented reality to a consciousness oriented reality. I can access multiple dimensions that I may exist in, and stay aware of who I am at any moment. There is a new fluidity of awareness available to me.
Experience of the physical world seems to change according to my perception of it. How I interpret what I see, feel, hear, smell and touch tends to affect what eventually manifests around me in the physical world. This is the ‘what you focus on will grow’ or "Law of Attraction” idea. And I can begin to create or manifest in the physical world by first forming my creations on non-physical dimensions.
When I move my awareness away from 3-d physical reality, I become more comfortable making decisions from the deep dimensions of the inner self, the deep wisdom keeper inside. And I gain the broader perspectives of my higher self which helps me make enlightened decisions.
And finally I cannot fail to mention the love that I become when I awaken to my true self, beyond ego restrictions. It seems fleeting I admit, but it does happen. And when it does it’s transformative and accumulative. And that really is all I know about awakening. I haven’t attained full awakeness by any means, but no effort goes unnoticed by the Universe.