The process of Ascension ain’t easy. There is pain, tears, down days, emotional upheaval, depression, more tears, howls of anger, etc. involved along the way. You finally “see” what has been hidden, all the lies, all the agendas, all the manipulations, but you are required to go forth beyond all judgment, of self and others. Transcending duality, you emerge upon a breathless plateau and then see many other mountains to climb rising above you. It is a never-ending process, one that brings joy, pain, sorrow and ultimately transcendence as you recognize the lessons that are yours to learn and integrate the soul fragments from lives lived in other times and places.
Enlightenment is no walk in the park. Here are four of the scariest, but secretly wonderful, steps one can take on the path toward enlightenment.
“Make no mistake about it – enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” – Adyashanti
The first thing to remember, here at the outset, is that enlightenment is not a destination but a direction. It is not a truth but a process. It is both imaginary and real. It is not an either-or, but a both-and. It is only achievable when it is understood that it is an unachievable thing. Once we can let go of the need to achieve it, then we free ourselves to allow the process to unfold…
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