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What Enlightenment Looks Like. DISCERNMENT JAMBOREE!

What Enlightenment Looks Like. Probably you’ve got some idea or ideal. But could that be holding you back?

What Enlightenment Looks Like.

Today’s article is for you, from an Enlightenment Teacher. Have you been wondering: What does Enlightenment Look Like? How Can You Tell?

Such a Mystery, What Enlightenment Looks Like!

Let’s call that “Enlightenment Question #1.”

And then let’s add an even more interesting question. Which I’ll dub “Enlightenment Question #2.”

What Do YOU Expect Enlightenment to Look Like?

A couple of Blog-Buddies just  inspired today’s post. Thanks for adding the comments that I’m going to quote below.

As for the rest of you, let’s do some learning together. Feel free to add more comments about what you’ve been expecting.

When we’ve had a lot of input from you, I’ll write answers to both questions. All in a day’s work for this Enlightenment Coach!

Our Conversation Is off to a Great Start with these Blog Comments

You’ll find them at the end of yesterday’s post. Which happened to include what I found out about Moshe Feldenkrais’s state of consciousness.

Blog-Buddy KYLIE led things off by commenting:

Fascinating reading! I was not at all surprised to find that he had the empath gifts for physical oneness and physical intuition, given his life work.

I was surprised to find that he was in enlightenment, because to my stage one energetic literacy impression, he doesn’t look particularly joyful. It’s a useful reminder that saints, or rather people living in enlightenment, can walk among us without anyone noticing.

Later she added:

Not that I ever really thought about it before, but I expect sparkly eyes and a big smile.

Someone who looks really lively.

What Do We Expect Enlightenment to Look Like? If We’re Honest…

Don’t we have some sort of image? Or a disqualifier? (Like a deal-breaker? Such as, “If Joe’s tie is crooked, it doesn’t matter how nice the rest of his suit looks. And Joe definitely couldn’t be in Enlightenment.”)

One of our exceptionally honest Blog-Buddies, ETHAN, has added this to our emerging thread:

I do have a bit of “ought to look” expectations of enlightenment.

Similar to KYLIE, I think about a twinkle in the eye, but I also think of the silly stereotype of the beautiful, youthful, yoga body/free spirit type.

Interesting, huh?

Plus, Here’s My Invitation to Gain More Clarity about What We Expect Enlightenment to Look Like

Aren’t you expecting to see something in the appearance of somebody in Enlightenment? Please, help make this conversation even more juicy.

Also, what do you think is popular about this in Collective Consciousness right now. (If you know much about Collective Consciousness, you know there’s gotta be something.)

Feel free to quote from high-ranking blog posts about “What Enlightenment Looks Like.” (Just give us the author and the quote, please. Plus, is the author an Enlightenment Coach? Otherwise, what IS that person’s standing to teach us about this cherished ideal, self-realization?) I was a bit surprised to find 52 1/2 MILLION hits on this topic. Who knew that so many people were experts?

And what if your first thought about expectations goes like this? “I don’t know exactly what Enlightenment looks like. But I’ll know it when I see it.” Or “I’ll feel it when I see it.”

In that case, think about some public figure who has passed your personal test. Somebody who seemed to be in Enlightenment. Perhaps somebody on my Enlightenment Life List. What about that person’s appearance confirms that for you?

Yes, let’s do some truth seeking together. I’m cordially inviting all of you to contribute.

Later, I promise to answer Question # 1 and Question #2 . Meanwhile, boldly add what you do or don’t expect. Honestly, now! When seeing the photo of somebody who might be in Enlightenment. You know, to be able to “spot Enlightenment.”

Please Keep Your Comments Coming

Keep Your Comments Coming

As this thread has emerged, some of you have been sending in quotes about discerning Enlightenment. Supplied by other teachers.

And some of you have let me know, on blog or off. You’re interested. Well, me too.

No Doubt, Each of these Enlightenment Teachers Has Readers Who Believe (Strongly):

This Enlightenment Teacher is The Best!!!

I’m not seeking to tear anyone down. I’d just like to up our discernment about Enlightenment. Supplying today’s Energy Spirituality perspective!

And important news that Traditional Enlightenment isn’t the only kind any more. Age of Awakening Enlightenment has arrived. When will all Enlightenment coaches know about it, not just the kind of Enlightenment from back in the Age of Faith!

To keep this lively conversation going, add one or more comments.

  1. Just name the Enlightenment Expert.
  2. Name the website or link.
  3. And then quote away.
  4. Fascinating differences, as you’ll see.

Already Considered Here. So Please Choose New Enlightenment Experts.

Thanks for providing a chance to sharpen discernment, my fellow teachers:

  2. Charles A. Francis
  3. Steven M. Taylor
  4. The Exploration of Consciousness Institute
  5. Yogi Aaron
  6. Random experts from Quora
  7. “What Every Enlightened Person Knows, But Never Talks about….” (A YouTube video with 2.8 MILLION views, in the queue now for discussion.)

Awaiting Discernment Comments, While I Catch up Best as I Can

  1. MellowMagic
  2. Sonti Panduranga Rao

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  1. 901

    Of course, there have always been popular figures who pandered to people in this romantic way.

    Others were well meaning but deluded enough to seriously believe in the mythology that immature (or even stupid) = wise.

  2. 902

    I’d recommend higher standards, as described in this YouTube video about WHY I developed an Enlightenment Life List.

    Feel free to compare this simple YouTube video, truly offered for free, to previous Comments #875-883.

  3. 903
    Oscar Manuel says:


    I definitely believed in the message thing before, and tried to get messages, just because there was so much talk of receiving messages from God or angels or whomever. It doesn’t make sense to me any more.

  4. 904
    Oscar Manuel says:

    Funny thing is back when I was trying to get messages, I was pretty connected to God.

    I just read and heard a lot about trying to get messages and signs.

  5. 905
    Oscar Manuel says:

    So it was just like a new job to do, that probably made my relationship with God more complicated and fraught (temporarily).

    Like the wonderful connection I had wasn’t good enough.

  6. 906
    Oscar Manuel says:

    Even if I could be some kind of messenger for God (which is actually sort of offensive, now that I think of it), it seems like a really horrible job for a human being.

    How would I manage to also live my life, and learn anything?

  7. 907

    OSCAR, every point you made here is well worth pondering. Talk about interesting!

    Of course, you learned something from the experiment you described. Some of our most important spiritual learning can come from dud-type experiments. Glad you came through this one with your head screwed on straight.

  8. 908
    Will says:

    Wow, Rose, thank you! With that video, I just cringed and saw wrongness everywhere.

    You really put words to a lot of things I reacted to. How you describe the “slightly weird” language as being flattery…. yes!!!

  9. 909

    WILL, I’m so glad this Discernment Jamboree is helpful to you.

    And, of course, I continue to issue an open invitation to other Blog-Buddies to do a quick search, find some quote, and send them over as a comment.

  10. 910

    After decades of doing Energy Spirituality sessions, I’ve developed a (perhaps weird) ability to research or discern what is cringeworthy.

    Like, I wouldn’t recommend that any of you purposely seek to gain this sort of toughness. But it is helpful for this sort of consumer exercise.

  11. 911

    Yesterday was the first time since I’ve launched this DISCERNMENT JAMBOREE that one of my clients moved into Enlightenment.

    Very human details show up in the blog post I wrote about one particular man, and how he’d just received Enlightenment Validation.

  12. 912

    If you take a look, please be sure to read the comments beneath the main post.

    Since the exchanges there are very relevant to developing standards about what’s worthy of a spiritual seeker.

  13. 913

    As you’ll see, these comments are very revealing about how — for this Enlightenment Teacher — the follow-up “instruction” after moving into Enlightenment is also part of the sacred role for an Enlightenment Coach.

    Incidentally, most of those commenting are also in Age of Awakening Enlightenment. It’s fun when more lights come on. Like the opposite of the candles on a birthday cake, where you blow them out and just wish for good things to happen in life.

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