I am curious about what people define as an awakened person? Share your ideas
Mikael Cromsjo To me awakened is used to describe a person that has realized that the normal world view is false and deceptive. It does not however mean that a "awakened" person has much knowledge of the real world and to fully awake he or she must still walk a long path.
Bob Feelings of being connected with others and nature. Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation. A tendency to act spontaneously rather than from fears based on past experiences. An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment. A loss of ability to worry. A loss of interest in conflict. A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others. A loss of interest in judging others. Gaining the ability to love without expectations in return.
Sunday 26 July 2015, 15:50:49
Mikael Cromsjo I use the word "Awaken" in both conspiratorial and spiritual ways and they are quite different. To become fully awake you would need to wake up to both the spiritual and material reality.
Sunday 26 July 2015, 16:01:55
Maks hard to tell, absence of fear even with awareness of danger could be one trait, or going with truth regardless of circumstances as other, be done with past and not desperate about future, detached and loving, and more then that but direction is indicator
Sunday 26 July 2015, 17:16:06
starfall For myself, it was both metaphorical and literal. I believed for many years that I was 'awake' in the sense that I believed I knew what was going on and how the majority of society ascribes to lie after lie, from the psychopaths in Govern ment and the mainstream media, to education and the health industry. I believe I first awakened in this sense while serving in the military and no matter how compelling the reasoning, I could not find justification in what I was ordered to do. I left and found nothing but disdain and condemnation by my peers and even family, simply for refusing to harm other humans. I expect for the next decade or so I was in hiding, avoiding mentioning my past and ultimately trying to assimilate with the madness. Then, whilst spending a prolonged period immersed within nature and mostly detached from the urban decay, I was jolted 'awake' and thought, for a short time, I had suffered some form of mental detachment. I felt fearless, peaceful, blasé towards everything I formerly believed. I suddenly just knew. I instantly recognised my connection with everything, other people, trees, plants, rocks. Everything. I smiled wider than I have ever smiled, outwardly and inwardly. Nothing could harm me. I felt an affinity with all life and with all conscience. I questioned my awareness repeatedly, tried to find fault in my new knowledge but could find none. Sounds surreal I know, and to many it would be unbelievable. The strange thing is that since that moment I have spoken to others who had a similar experience. It is a beautiful awareness that surpasses all control structures and forms of abuse. I am content to know my 'self' and it's purpose, therefore trivial matters such as death and illness carry no sense of fear. I have no desire to 'own' or 'acquire', because I know that everything I ever need is already within my self. I have no attachment to material constructs or emotional drama. I feel completely disenfranchised from society and the collective madness that is slowly destroying itself. I thought for a while that I would simply travel and experience the beauty before it is slowly polluted and abused, meet the beautiful and peaceful humans who have respected their home and loved it's occupants. Then I started to change my intention, because perhaps the jolt was for a reason. Perhaps we are being compelled to act, by the very nature that endures us. I know of our immortality, for I have witnessed something that can't be explained by the humble human mind, something that is unquestionable and irrefutable and the journey of life has become so much more beautiful ever since that day. Each day excites me, regardless of the social commentary, for every day is spent in true and absolute free conscience. I probably didn't even begin to explain my journey, or indeed what it means to be 'awake', but I guess we all have our own unique version. Mine is perfect for my self. Peace al ways
Sunday 26 July 2015, 18:46:11
Kya As for myself, I was awake for most of my life until being forced to become apart of the external reality in being coerced into the work force and college by my mother. Granted, this is a part of the mind control by majority of parents who aren't awakened. They tell their children they must grow up, forced to pick a college and career path in high school so that one doesn't become a "bum". I lost myself in my relations with others at a very young age and caused much distraction. College made it that much worse.
Sunday 26 July 2015, 23:56:01
Kya I found myself completely lost in the matrix, as college and work kept me busy for years, not having the time for much else. I awakened truely after obtaining my degree, which was coincidentally the same day as Obama's inauguration into the White House. I found no J.O.B s were available and even the entry level jobs required 2+ years working experience- mainly in the same job I was applying for- in excess of your degree. My health started to suffer as well a few years ago with severe upper respiratory asthma and allergies to everything in nature. Previously, always had a strong immune system, 0 allergies, and rarely got sick. It got so bad to where I was dry heaving from unable to breathe and coughing up blood. I stayed away from medical doctors and healed myself naturally. With the constant environmental war going on, keeping my health strong is a constant, everyday struggle. Meditation has also become harder to accomplish regularly with "brain/ energy fog". Anyway, I had to cut out the selfish people I had surrounded myself with out of my life and spent over 5 years figuring out who I was and trying to get back to the way I used to be. As a child, I was a daydreamer and in constant search of knowledge: I questioned everything around me, especially everything I would learn in school. None of it made sense to me and I seemed to know that it wasn't true. From 1st grade on, I read everything I could get my hands on about the metaphysical and occult topics. This was when I had first gained access to my school's library! I found myself again in going back to researching everthing again and turning back to gaining knowledge. I was also a heart child, always filled with love and light and never understood the darkness or evil of others in the world around me. I would see the true potential of everyone, not what their external forces had made them grow into. This caused a lot of hurt and heartache for myself growing up, along with the physical and emotional abuse from my mother. It takes a great strength to overcome such to be able to grow from experiences. What helped me the most was always spending time alone and looking internally whenever I would feel overwhelmed, feeling pain, grief, etc. I was able to heal myself of these emotions and stress that way throughout my life and I have not known any other way. Spending those several years alone was at first the hardest part of my journey in the beginning, but I was able to gain the ability to balance my emotions and myself throughout.
Tim D It seems to me that when most people describe it, the common element is something like "the realization that you have not been true to yourself for quite some time" due to media, societal expectations..."the matrix" or whatever. Do you guys enjoy the sentiment that we don't come IN to the world but we come OUT of the world as an extension of it's totality to quote Alan Watts.
Monday 27 July 2015, 11:36:15
starfall Absolutely our physical components must do. That's not to say that our conscience must, perhaps our conscience is the world, or even the Universe. Very profound I know, but an exciting concept to explore.
Monday 27 July 2015, 14:16:57
luqe perhaps its as sticking your head up and actually seeing the masses of people moving about unquestionably, or working out that your expected contributions to society is unequal and unfairly distributed, or evening reading accepted documentations for human rights but then still be able to witness active violations - unopposed, but to be awakened, i think is when you can't stop seeing the corruptions; itching you to seek out similar minds