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Category: Spiritual Path
These are the 7 experiences in the moment of spiritual Awakening:
- When our identification with a form ceases, a new space is generated between us and the form and we are able to see and recognize that we are not identical with that form.
- We virtually step out of the psychological time frame, we stop mulling over injuries of the past, and do not build our identity for the future.
- The Ego disappears, telling personal history stops, and the line of our accustomed identity is broken.
- We are awake, only the present moment exists for us. Our soul is permeated by the quiet of the Miracle, that is, the Consciousness and the joy of the Existence.
- We are free and independent of the forms and shapes and of the necessity of choosing from them. All our suffering and problems have vanished, we are surrounded by peace and tranquility.
- There is only the pure existence, we are eyewitnesses, contemplating the dance of forms and shapes around us. We do not identify with anything, we are a Consciousness free of the obligation to make choices.
- We accept life as it is, and it is not done under pressure, since that acceptance is the result of our complete freedom.
- The Revolution of Consciousness — Deconditioning the Programmed Mind
- The Chant of the Heart: Enjoy the Nectar of Being
- The Biggest Obstacle to Enlightenment: How to Escape from the Prison of Mind Games?
- and several other books on consciousness and enlightenment.
As I reflect on the past years, for the first time ever I’ve found; clarity, love, purpose, and a mission all at one moment in time. Never before has these things converged all in one point, crossing together to form a pathway to a bright future.
This future that is foretold is not yet written in stone. Therein lies the purpose here to: determine, formulate, activate, instil, create, and re-affirm what it is that defines the truth to be. It’s this path that has to be paved, thus starting a chain reaction to the ultimate destination; my future self.
For this stone to be forged, I must remember where I come from! For the past holds the key to the future. What I leave in my wake, is not what defines the ripples ahead, but instead clearly outlines the routes which did not veer me in the direction I should of being going all along. The present ripples can have a major impact on the wake I leave behind. It’s for this reason, I must be aware of what I create, and what I leave behind, since each decision will play a pivotal part in the path ahead.
In order to truly understand where I am going, I must understand, acknowledge, accept, and forgive any past decisions moving forward. Up until now, I’ve lived with a certain unguided purpose. This is to say, that I knew what I wanted, but never really gave it more than just a casual thought, like when someone tends to casually mention their life purpose every time they are engaged in an enlightened conversation. Thus using it as a simple reminder of what their true goals should be, but fail to implement what is necessary to obtain them.
This is where that train of thought stops, and a new one will emerge victorious, since the path ahead will never be the same as it used to. Thus forward, the wake left behind will be constantly filled with precise goals and aspirations without needing any further adjustments along the way. Before now, I would look at the wake behind and wonder what went wrong. What terrible thinking! Moving forward, I will look at the wake and marvel on how it shines in the sunlight.
Since my mind is full of unsuccessful thoughts, the new “me” has to let them go, unlearn what I have learned, to be determined and more focused than ever before.
I will do this by constantly re-adjusting my thoughts, and especially the emotions I let rule my life. For the emotions hold the key to the thoughts themselves. One cannot function without the other, to do so in this fashion is mainly considered insane. To harness my emotions properly is the ultimate goal, for the emotion itself manifests into my future thinking. If I’m sad, I will constantly find thoughts to remind me of that, or I will put on music that gives me the idea that I am sad.
To know this fact about my emotions, is to also help hone them perfectly in sync with the future I wish to have happen. The more I can correct my feelings and emotions through the power of; meditation, affirmations, smiling, soul connections, and happy thinking patterns, then the easier I will be able to shape a future that is very inspiring for generations to come.
Since I am in control over my emotions by watching them very carefully, and adjusting them as I go, I am then a master of my present future. The ripple effect is endless.
This methodology applies for everything in my life. For example, when I work out to get fit, I cannot have a feeling of “this sucks”, “this is too hard”, “hurry up I’m bored!!!!” NO!!! Dammit, this is for my future self, what in the world am I thinking?!? In order for my future self to be happy looking in the mirror, I must be love the actions taken right now within each passing moment, being happy with my actions is what helps to gain what I want later on. I MUST enjoy; working out, food, friendships, relationships, and everything in my life. For what do I say about the wake I leave behind if my future, I look back and see that it was being forged through painful memories? This will not do, from now on my destiny will be full of happy memories of how I got there. Now there’s a life story I would love to read out loud for everyone to hear. My own, my path, and my true self.
Dear future self;
I write to you in the now, in the hopes that you are very happy with the results of your life to date. When you look back at the building blocks I put in place today, it is my wish that what I do today, is to your utmost satisfaction, and that nothing I leave behind shames you in any way. For my goal is to make you happy.
Since this has been a fun journey, let me share with you what I think and dream about when I look into your future. In my note that I have attached with this letter, I play out a memoir if you will, like viewing your life in a storybook, or on a video screen. I love to play this game, to define the possibility of; what you represent, what you’re like to be around, how you live every waking day, the passion you show in your love life, how you touch other souls around you, and always like to envision the very fabric of what makes me, you.
You’ll notice everything I dream about is written down in great detail. Your health, happiness, love life, life partner, kids, grand-children, pets, and even possessions, which are described in every way possible. I have to tell you that the most fun I have with this game, is by playing out scenes of happiness that includes everything
in your life through daily meditations. I can see joy all around you, smell the fresh air, feel the breeze, and tip my head to sun from our porch every morning. Boy do I love to live out your life each and every day.
It is for this reason that my letter to you, to my future self is detailed with the things you now have in your life. For we are connected through the same vision. It would be my ultimate dream to know that you have also kept this tradition going. For when you read my letter to you, I see you then revising the original, and ultimately writing down your own story of our future self.
Promise me that you will keep this fun tradition going for generations to come. Show your kids how to play this game, have them teach their kids. Ensure the family tradition lives on for more than 100 years. Now that is something spectacular to see, boy I can see it now, and all I can say is “WOW!”
Cheers to you!
Martin R. Lemieux
By: Martin R. Lemieux
As we all reflect on this past year, one thing remains constant; growth was the main focus of the year for all of us globally. I’ve seen humans all around do things they would never of thought possible, while others have stood up for causes that in the past, might of not been noticed, or heard.
If you haven’t noticed a difference and shift in the world, I think it’s time you wake up! Look around you my friend, people are changing, and so should you too. The world needs you! If you think you’re safe in your own little home-bound bubble, think again. There isn’t a place on earth that cannot feel global changes happening all around us.
Tune in, be active, stay in the now, and keep up with changing times for the New Year.
Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work:
We all make so many promises to ourselves all the time, not just on that one special day a year. Granted, even more so for our “new year’s resolution”, but why do you need a new year to promise to be; a better person, more caring soul, to help more people, to change inside, or to release the daemons within?
Notice I didn’t mention a single thing about; quitting smoking, getting thinner, or saving more money? Those menial things mean absolutely nothing to the soul, pretending that those things are going to make you happy is probably the root cause of your unhappiness in life. I’m here to tell you to let go of those things, and just use this New Year to reflect on how you can be a better person in 2014.
See we don’t need a new year to make promises to ourselves and to each other that we never intend on keeping! Instead, use that energy in something much more productive.
The Change Moving Forward:
On a sheet of blank paper, use a ruler to line out three separate columns equally. On the left, add “Things I’m not proud of:” in the middle, add “Things I will do differently:”, and finally on the right, add “How I will accomplish this!” With these three columns, write down all the events you wish to reflect on for 2013, which will go with you for 2014.
Do this and keep this paper with you everywhere you go. This one small sheet of paper is your commitment to yourself that will ensure you do not repeat the same mistakes in the New Year.
See a “new year” really is just a new day, except, we can distinguish it because of the parties, gatherings, cheers, and global events going on right in front of us. Aside from that, it’s just another day, so why then do we make this day even more different than the last? See in order for you to be a better person, be more successful, or to change your life around, this needs to be a daily event, not just something you promise yourself once a year.
Grow Your Connections:
One way to guarantee you change is to ensure that you change your environment around you. This year I promised myself that I would become more spiritual. In the matter of less than a year, I’ve made many, many connections all over the world. My contacts have exploded, and my network of friends has changed into something I never dreamed possible.
To change yourself, change your connections. Stop hanging around the losers that keep you, hold you back from being who you want to be. As I always say, and live by “either you change with me, or lose me to change!” < < < Such a profound statement, and one that takes a lot of courage to do.
For those of you who know me personally, know that I would give the shirt off my back to anyone who asked! My door is ALWAYS open! People are always welcome, but the minute you try to; pull me back, pull me down, bring me down, or make me feel bad, I will drop you like an old car waiting to be compressed into something new.
Sound a little harsh? Well is should and shouldn’t, since you control your happiness, no one else can. Connections you have in your life should enhance that happiness and joy, not suppress it. So as you go forth and create your list for the New Year, remember; possessions mean nothing, connections mean everything.
Namaste & Have a Happy New Year!
Martin R. Lemieux