Gee, we’re so close to year’s end that I almost named this blog post “What I Learned in 2015 as an Enlightenment Coach.” But there’s plenty more learning left, no doubt. Witness the surge of joy I feel about adding today’s article.
For fun, I’ll use a Q&A format. (BTW, for background you might wish to read the guest post and spirited comments here inspiring today’s post, JEFFREY’s wonderful guest post about God in Disguise)
Isn’t There Really Just One Kind of Enlightenment?
Only if you prefer an answer without nuance.
Which could be a beautiful reason, because why mess with perfection?
One example might be… if your joy and delight make it seem as though there couldn’t possibly be any other kind.
Huh? Well, you who are reading this article now, may have had at least one experience of the chiming, bliss-being experience of God as Perfection Everywhere Now.
Could have been an experience of Awakening. Or it could have been a milder, but still magnificent, experience of transcending through your mind or your heart.
And maybe, due to that, you believe only in that ideal as what Enlightenment must be. Just one kind of Enlightenment, thanks very much.
Maybe, like JEFFREY CHAPPELL, an eternity of bliss might be your 24/7 experience, underlying all, and chiming within every silence.
Or you might remember that, deep down, because every one of us has been there… as recently before you incarnated into this particular lifetime. Consequently you may have carried into this lifetime some strong beliefs, opinions, and ideas about the one true way to have Enlightenment.
Or you might not care about Enlightenment particularly, one way or another, until you actually cross that threshold and live like a “normal” person from now on. And then “Enlightenment, whatever!” is plenty for you, technically, to think about.
And not even think about that very much. (Or need to, because in Enlightenment you are still being yourself… only more so, because the Divine is more strongly large and in charge.)
Personally, though, this Enlightenment Coach disagrees with defining Enlightenment as just one kind of experience. For starters:
What Is My Personal Experience of Householder Enlightenment?
In the foreground of daily experience, I pay attention to my human life.
Whenever I wish, I can shift the gestalt and pay attention to the Divine Presence.
Either way, the sense of identity has changed since crossing over that threshold into Enlightenment.
Here’s a simple example: Before Enlightenment, I would use a certain technique from RES (Rosetree Energy Spirituality) called “Get Big.” Some of you Blog-Buddies know that from several of my how-to books.
After crossing that threshold into Enlightenment, that technique is not needed for me to actively co-create with God strongly present.
Instead what is needed? Just making a slight shift of attention, as you might notice your right hand but then shift over to noticing your left leg. Equally you, correct?
- I still use the “Get Big” technique when I co-create with a Divine Being in a body, like Jesus, Merlin, Kwan Yin, or St. Germain.
- And I still use the “Get Big” technique for co-creating with a variation on the impersonal aspect of God, like “The Love that Rules the Universe” or “Highest Power.”
Different textures always. And if there can be all those very real variations in God, when it comes to humans…
Why Wouldn’t There Be Variations within Enlightenment?
Between one human and another, of course, there could be variations.
- To me, the power of JEFFREY CHAPPELL’S work as an Enlightenment Coach is that he sings the glory of the particular kind of Enlightenment that he experiences, as if there could be no other. And he inspires others to find that version, too. Beautiful!
- DAVID BUCKLAND researches many variations on Enlightenment in powerful detail, including his own progression of states of conscoiusness that all count as Enlightenment. A feast of knowledge is available to you at his blog, “Observations on the Way Home.” Beautiful!
- This Enlightenment Coach finds variations by using Stage Three Energetic Literacy to research individuals at one time or another, through photographs or in person. Variations? Yes, definitely!!!!!
Sometimes I delight in researching (and helping with) variations on a person’s experiences of human life. That is where categories like “Introvert” and “Extravert” come in, for instance.
However, as an Enlightenment Coach I research the process of how consciousness moves, a.k.a. State of consciousness.
From that perspective, I have researched many variations within Enlightenment. Because I emphasize human life more than consciousness, I find that the leading edge for that kind of service requires exploring different types of patterning within Enlightenment.
Could There Be Process-Related Differences for How People Live in Enlightenment?
Definitely, especially because we’re now living in the Age of Awakening, when consciousness flows in ways that are different.
Before this Age of Awakening, Enlightenment was rare. That JEFFREY CHAPPELL, that DAVID BUCKLAND — they were way ahead of their time.
Prior to December 21, 2012, there was really one model available, The Simplicity Model of Enlightenment.
Now the psychic barrier is gone, the spiritualists’ veil has vanished.
In this Age of Awakening, it is relatively easy for ordinary people to move into Enlightenment, and to do it as householders.
Living now, we can have a choice.
Using skills of energetic literacy, it is even possible to identify two very different models overall, Householder Enlightenment and The Simplicity Model of Enlightenment.
And yes, I will co-create more on that to come in the future.
Today it can also be useful to respond to questions raised, directly or indirectly, by JEFFREY in his blog comments today.
Does Spiritual Addiction Come from Hanging on to Spiritual Bliss?
It can. I agree with JEFFREY on this point.
However, plenty of other causes of Spiritual Addiction abound. Here’s your link to a Top 10 Post, leading to 10 of my most practical articles on this topic.
The simplest explanation is that paying too much attention to energy can propel a person into spiritual addiction. Living in this new Age of Awakening, it can actually be pretty tricky avoiding spiritual addiction. No matter how beautiful the spiritual practice, it can be easy to spend more than 20 minutes a day on one’s path doing techniques to better one’s life.
This multi-tasking can be done through psychological self-help or New Age practices that involve asking for guidance or, even, something as beautiful as the technique that JEFFREY gave us in his blog post.
Here’s a Specific Example
What if you put into practice JEFFREY’s recommendation for “Lifting the Disguise”?
If you include that in your official 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time?
Great. That might be a superb way to move forward on your spiritual path.
But what if you were to do this off and on, all day, the more the merrier?
You might feel quite merry but, sadly, it’s quite likely that you would rapidly slip into spiritual addiction.
By contrast, what if you choose “Lifting the Disguise” as a fun thing to do after you have crossed the threshold into Enlightenment?
You could do this fine, occasionally, as described above with the “Get Big” technique. And if you’re following The Simplicity Model of Enlightenment, you might play with “Lifting the Disguise” many times in one day.
However, if you are following the model of Householder Enlightenment, you’re not likely to do this a lot.
Because your glorious role on earth is to engage with people in human ways, such as:
- Giving a bit of feedback to a rude store clerk, such as saying “Excuse me?”
- Having a conversation for problem solving at work, doing what you can to straighten out the conflict with a co-worker who seems bent on causing trouble.
- Changing lanes on the highway so that the slowpoke driver ceases to annoy you.
Do Lifestyle Considerations, Being a Householder or a Renunciate, Determine How People Live in Enlightenment?
Not quite. Seems to me that many people are living as householdery renunciates — a bit of this, a bit of that.
Not a good idea (notwithstanding the beautiful desire expressed at this blog recently, to compromise.)
Yes, I agree with JEFFREY’s idea that the lifestyle used on a spiritual path could be either householder or renunciate (or a mixture).
There are also techniques that produce consequences for either householder life or renunciate life.
Also adding to potential confusion is aiming for The Simplicity Model of Enlightenment now, as a householder. Or Aiming for the Householder Model of Enlightenment now, while living as a renunciate.
Further complicating this all? Subconscious STUFF, especially frozen blocks from previous lifetimes, and energetic sub-routines, that can push a person towards one of these lifestyles or another — despite conscious intentions.
Fortunately this kind of STUFF can always, always, always be healed. Just helped someone with that this morning!
And all the while, that shining light JEFFREY CHAPPELL is helping his people, and glorious DAVID BUCKLAND is helping his.
All of us together, all the Enlightenment Coaches active now
and also tevery one of those brave souls purposely seeking Enlightenment now
what an unfolding delight it is…
As together we bring truth, more and more truth, into this world.