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Self-Realization Seeking, Consciousness Is Key

Self-Realization Seeking. Solving the problem of the self.

Self-Realization Seeking, what can help you? Let’s explore how consciousness-related skills — and experiences — can help you to progress along your unique spiritual path.

First of All, What IS Self-Realization?

It’s a spiritual term, comparable to Self-Actualization and Enlightenment. Of course, you can distinguish many nuances between all three of these inspiring terms. Yet they have plenty in common:

  1. Intellectually understanding your true self.
  2. Experiencing your true self.
  3. Finding a unique quality of peace.
  4. Living in this subtly lit-up way. In contrast to making a mood about it.
  5. No mere theory, either. Magnificent though theories can be, regarding other aspects of life. Because self-realization isn’t merely a philosophical or intellectual discovery. Rather, self-realization allows us to use our full potential as human individuals.
  6. Nor is self-realization delivered through any one-time experience, however sweet. (Put another way, spiritual awakening is not Enlightenment.)
  7. In order to experience self-realization, what has to get the message? Merely your entire mind-body-spirit system. Once you cross the threshold into Self-Realization, it becomes an ongoing state of consciousness.

Seeking Self-Realization Involves Consciousness

And what is consciousness? Such a vast topic!

Most important, I’d say: Consciousness is God’s voice. Consciousness is God’s face.

Ever hear this idea? “Man is made in the likeness of God“? So, does that mean you have a twinkly face of infinite capacity? Bigger than all the night sky? Perfection everywhere now?

Me neither.

But physical form isn’t how how our family resemblance shows. Here’s the real deal: Like God, we humans have consciousness.

Practically Speaking, What Does That Family Resemblance Mean?

For people like you and me, consciousness means noticing one thing at a time. Unlike God, with no such limit to the flow of consciousness.

Still, being able to notice one thing at a time with consciousness matters a lot.

Really it’s the essential way that your soul (and mine) lives and learns, while we’re having a human lifetime.

Ultimately, what matters most for personal growth in the place I call “Earth School“? Seems to me, these three top the list:

  • Consciousness — What we notice
  • Learning
  • And the use of free will

And they’re all mixed up together. Picture a squirrel, standing totally still. A squirrel, staring at you.

It’s got squirrel consciousness, no doubt. But that doesn’t begin to include the clarity of your human consciousness.

Self-Realization Hinges upon Consciousness + Learning + Free Will

How is your consciousness different from that of a squirrel? For starters, the option of learning enlivens your consciousness. Thus, we make distinctions in language, like hearing versus really listening. 

Squirrels can hear. We humans can do more than simply hear. Since we can choose to listen.

If you’re seeking Self-Realization, you’re not even content to listen. You want to own the full range of hearing, listening, and understanding. Mind you, it’s no casual interest. You thirst for that.

Another difference between your consciousness and that of a squirrel? You’ve got free will.

For instance, you can use it to seek spiritual awakening. And, eventually, you might even win the great privilege of Self-Realization. Which is not simply crossing some finish line. Rather, when Self-Realized we have even more ability to use free will, to learn, and to explore consciousness.

A Useful Secret for Pursuing Self-Realization: Your Consciousness SHOWS

How does consciousness show, anyway? In your aura.

For a seeker of Self-Realization, this matters a lot. Because, right now, who you are shows in that energy field of yours.

Maybe that information can help you to choose your growth path more wisely.

Speaking of which, guess what? For today’s skilled Enlightenment Coaches, downloading precise info from your aura is essential. (Just check out some of these articles on Enlightenment Validation.)

Beware, though. If you’d like to learn useful details from auras, what’s required? Living now, it’s not enough to vaguely — or reverently — refer to “The human energy field.” Fine enough, for exploring physics. By contrast, Self-Realization counts as metaphysics, not physics.

As for exploring energies as if we evolving souls were no more than quarks and neutrinos? That won’t provide useful guidance for Self-Realization.

Instead, might I recommend? Go for true Energetic Literacy. It reveals essentials about your consciousness. Real life essentials, going on right now!

Did you know? Within your aura, you’ve got hundreds of chakra databanks. Each one reveals essential info about your ongoing process — or attainment — of Self-Realization.

Seeking Self-Realization, What’s “The Problem of the Self

For many a spiritual seeker, the self is a mystery to figure out. Hence the pursuit of “Solving the problem of the self.” Especially appealing to highly educated people, as though the sharpest intellects have the best chance of gaining Self-Realization.

Not so. One way to avoid an infinite regress of abstract analysis is simply to understand this:

Human chakra databanks = “the self.”

And attaining Self-Realization requires that all chakra databanks function fully. Not just some of them, like the Third Eye Chakra Databank for “Connection to Spiritual Source.” Every sacred one of them, like the Solar Plexus Chakra Databanks like “Handling Anger” and “Using Power.”

For Self-Realization, Wake up to Your Humanity in Full

Some of you Blog-Buddies know that I often research auras of public figures. Hundreds of these blog posts are available to you.

Just for fun, would you like to read some examples of this research? Read it in the context of Self-Realization?

Ha, I thought so.

First I’ll give you links to three blog posts about people who’ve solved the problem of the self… by exaggerating one or more of their chakra databanks. These folks are quite far from Self-Realization.

Following that, I’ll give you links to three people who’ve solved the problem of the self… by living the full potential of all their chakra databanks. They’re living in a state of Self-Realization.

And before any of that, just to clarify about “the self.”

Although Most People Aren’t Living with Self-Realization, All of Us Solve the Problem of the Self

Somehow, we solve it. Answering questions like these:

  • Who will we be?
  • What will we emphasize, day by day?
  • Will we choose to grow emotionally or spiritually? And, if so, will we choose something effective or else something more like this?

You see, each of us has free will, plus the option of learning. Maybe you know the saying, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” Each human being makes innumerable choices each day. Depending on what we choose, that’s how we evolve.

For example, neuroplasticity helps your brain to evolve. Or not. If, like Rev. Graham, you don’t believe you have much left to learn.

One of the most telling approaches is to research what’s going on in a person’s chakra databanks. That’s how you can tell what a person has emphasized in life. Or where a person is hung up, struggling. (Leading, also, to over-emphasis.)

So many people believe that spiritual practices will bring them Self-Realization. Such as the sweet monk Paramahansa Yogananda, who began the Self-Realization Fellowship. Yet there’s no guarantee that a person who meditates will become self-actualized. (More on that to come in another post I’m planning for this surprisingly juicy series of articles.)

Since I began this post, when using RES Energy READING Skills to help a client, surprise! Researching people from photos, we discovered a woman named TINA. She works at a hospital. Wasn’t wearing white robes and rudraksha beads. Yet straight onto my Enlightenment Life List she went.

And now, for some examples of people more famous than TINA….

Specialized Emphasis in Their Personal Development

Rev. Billy Graham, Researched toward the end of his life. Learned what it was like to be one of the most influential preachers ever. That was his sense of self. Never did he come close to Self-Realization.

  • Over-functioning: Using Power in Personal Relationships
  • Under-functioning: Connection to Jesus

Mother Teresa of Kolkatta. An ideal renunciate, she has been canonized by the Catholic Church. Pretty messed up in her aura, this saintly woman wasn’t anywhere close to Self-Realization. And yet she led an impeccable life. Including that she accomplished enough miracles to pass the Church’s test for sainthood.

Incidentally, somewhere at this blog I remember sharing with you some research I did. Pulling out an energetic hologram to explore an incident where St. Teresa blessed one of my clients. (If any of you Blog-Buddies manage to track that down, please comment and share the url.)

  • Over-functioning: Connection to Spiritual Source
  • Under-functioning: Connection to Physical Reality

Cary Grant. He had grace and such charm, the man became a film immortal. His path in life involved a movie star’s sense of self. A rare kind of learning! However, he wasn’t anywhere close to Self-Realization.

  • Over-functioning: Flow of Thought during Conflict
  • Under-functioning: Spontaneous Self-Expression

Self-Realized: All Aspects of the Self Function Well

Meet three very different men who have achieved Self-Realization: A wildly inventive musician and performer; an overcomer of obstacles who helps others through professional storytelling, and a linguistics professor.

Mysteriously, each man has used the same recipe as any other human being: Consciousness + Learning + Free Will. And yet…

Each one wound up… baking up… Self-Realization.

Weird Al Yankovic

Bobby Norfolk

John McWhorter, Ph.D.

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  1. 1
    Isabella Cates says:

    I love this article! My favorite in a long time.

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    Brittany says:

    I’ve never thought of this “solving the problem of the self” by exaggerating one chakra databank vs living the full potential of all one’s chakra databanks.

    A lot of food for thought packed in this article. Thanks, Rose!

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    Rose, so Billy Graham had solved the problem of the self? Does that mean a) he truly understood himself, or does it mean that b) he had a false idea about himself? i’m guessing he thought he had a lovely connection to Jesus, so I’m going with b). But I’d love to hear your interpretation.

    Great post!

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    Kylie says:

    I also loved this article. And I enjoyed re-reading all of the aura readings.

    And the squirrel at the top!

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    Wonderful comments so far, ISABELLA CATES, BRITTANY, SANDRA HAERING, and KYLIE.

    Hmm, is it just a coincidence that the first responding to this extra-fancy, conceptual post… that you’re all in Age of Awakening Enlightenment?

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    SANDRA, regarding your excellent questions… I certainly never meant to imply that the first three people cited here were anywhere close to Self-Realization.

    If you read the associated links, these people’s very human limitations are described one chakra databank at a time. By contrast, if you read the articles at the links for the three folks in Enlightenment, you get a vivid account of using full potential.

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    This blog is educational for me, the blogger, not just for you Blog-Buddies.

    SANDRA, you inspired me to add a new section to the main post, starting with the heading, “Although Most People Aren’t Self-Realized, All of Us Solve the Problem of the Self.” I hope that clarifies a lot of what you were asking. Let me know. 🙂

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    Actually, SANDRA, I wound up also making some edits above that heading and below it. 🙂

    Look, I never meant to convey that everybody attains Self-Realization. As for people who believe that, and quite a few do, that only works if a person has no standards. By all means, if you meet a public figure who says this kind of hokum, nominate that person for my Enlightenment Life List!

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    Finally, SANDRA, regarding your Comment #3, I don’t think that Rev. Graham attained anything remotely close to Self-Realization. So it’s good that you reminded me to correct ambiguities in my article.

    If you open up the link to him in the main article, you can read how stunted that chakra databank was, the one he had about connecting to Jesus. That research was done using a photograph taken toward the end of his life.

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    How did America’s most famous preacher develop, and shape — and thereby aurically structure — his sense of self?

    Here’s a hint, the title of his final sermon: “I’ve Wept as I’ve Seen How Far People Have Wandered from God.” I wonder, had he really been studying the teachings of Mr. Love Thy Neighbor? Or was Graham more akin to some of the Old Testament prophets, but using modern media to transmit his own doom-and-gloom lamentations?

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    In another aura reading, I researched Billy Graham from a photograph taken during his glory days, back in 1966. According to my research, even then, he didn’t have much connection to Jesus… in personal experience.

    That doesn’t, in my view, take away from all the good work he did, bringing people hope. He was an exceptionally talented preacher. Along the way, he made certain choices, solving his own problem of “The Self.” That’s all.

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    Sandra Haering says:

    Thank you, Rose, for your very thorough elaboration on “the problem of the self.” You totally answered my question!

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    Brittany says:

    I love the additions to the post. Thanks!

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    Living on Earth says:

    Wow… so many Aha’s in this post!

    I really like the term “Self Realization”. I can relate to it more naturally. It feels more like something that is part of me. As in the ability to living the full potential of all the chakra databanks.

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    Living on Earth says:

    Whereas the terms Self Actualization or Enlightenment always felt like an unattainable high status. Something to strive for outside of me that is hard to reach.

    The examples made it that much sweeter…thank you Rose!

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    Liane says:

    I love “Consciousness is God’s voice. Consciousness is God’s face.”

    Particularly sweet to gain the understanding that this is how we are made in God’s likeness.

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    Liane says:

    This shatters all kinds of religious illusions… that I used to have.

    It puts shape to what’s been forming in my own consciousness.

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    Emily Turner says:

    Hi Rose, here is that URL
    I also love the post and the additions!

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    EMILY, leave it to you to do yet one more wonderful bit of volunteer work for RES. Thank you.

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