We all seek it. Whether we know it or not, we’re all looking for enlightenment, in our own way. A lot of people think that if they just study the right philosophy, find the right answers, figure out the right method, that they’ll finally “get” it. Understanding will lead to an enlightened state. I’d like to proffer a different theory.
Enlightenment isn’t a state of knowing. It’s not like a degree, where you can put in your time, read a few books, listen to a few professors, accumulate enough knowledge and pass a test which will brand you officially enlightened. It doesn’t matter what you know or what you’re studying. Your IQ has nothing to do with it. Enlightenment isn’t about data or facts or any kind of measurable knowledge at all.
Enlightenment is a state of feeling. To me, the state of enlightenment is achieved when you’re able to raise your vibration high enough that it matches the frequency of Who You Really Are. When you access this state, you have access to all Universal Knowledge. You’re flooded with information and insights and everything, yes EVERYTHING suddenly makes sense. You can’t gather enough knowledge to get to this state – but getting there provides you with all the knowledge you’ve ever wanted.
Because our emotions are our vibrational feedback system, letting us know how close or far away we are from the frequency of Who We Really Are, it stands to reason that we can’t think our way there, we have to feel our way to the top of that scale. What does it feel like? Think of the happiest you’ve ever been in your life. Now triple it. Than square it. Then add chocolate sprinkles. In short, enlightenment is the absolute highest emotional state we can achieve. It’s better than pizza. It’s better than sex (yes, even really good sex), it’s better than anything else we can imagine. We are always, ALWAYS striving to feel better, in everything we do. And Enlightenment is the goal, the end state, the final destination, the big enchilada.
But here’s the thing: Achieving enlightenment and staying there are two entirely different things. I can honestly say that I’ve had glimpses of enlightenment on several occasions in my life. For very brief periods, I aligned with this incredibly high frequency – sometimes by accident, and sometimes by design. But I was never able to hold it. My core vibration wasn’t close enough to that level to keep me there. I’m still too influenced by the energies around me and by my own limiting thoughts to stabilize at that frequency.
This is why you can have a life-changing insight one day, then go on with your life, only to have that same life changing insight AGAIN, six months later. How could you forget something so important, so big, so monumental? You reached a frequency that gave you access to knowledge and understanding, but weren’t able to stay there. So the understanding was lost. Until you found it again.
I would guess that most of us have at least gotten close to the state of enlightenment at one time or another in our lives. A calm moment of extreme clarity, a rush of delirious joy, an overwhelming feeling of love for everything and everyone. The idea is to get there consciously – by design, rather than just by accident. And then, to find it again. And again. Until eventually, we can keep ourselves there longer and longer and go there any time we want to.
Enlightenment isn’t something that we can figure out intellectually. We’re going to have to get all gooey and emotional here. We have to feel our way there. Search for the better feeling perspective on everything. Find the better feeling. Then make sure you can stay there. Then go for an even better feeling. And so on and so on. And when you glimpse it, when you have that rush of enlightened understanding, don’t be surprised if you can’t stay there long. That’s ok. A little look-see is all you need. It’ll change you forever. Once you’ve found that feeling deliberately, you’ll be able to zero in on it again more easily. And more importantly, once you’ve experienced that level of joy, you’ll never EVER put up with feeling anything less than happy again.
Have you had a glimpse of enlightenment? Share it with us in the comments. 🙂