What Are Your Blocks to Enlightenment?
What Are the Most Common Blocks to Enlightenment and Ways to Commit to the Journey?
What an absolutely stunning morning I am experiencing here in Massachusetts. Fall is making itself known in my neck of the woods. The leaves are starting to turn wonderful shades of red and orange, the light is fading but in a beautiful gradual way, and I am already getting excited for the holidays. Silly? Maybe, but that’s the kind of mood fall puts me in.
How is your journey toward obtaining enlightenment for healing going?
Though none of us will probably ever reach the kind of enlightenment ancient masters achieved, we can still gain a wealth of wisdom that will help us transform our health and the rest of our lives.
But I know the path toward enlightenment is riddled with stones and tree roots, just waiting for us to trip on. I have tripped and fallen many times myself. There is nothing to be ashamed of about falling. The key is to get up, dust yourself off, and keep going toward the light.
In my experience and the experience of many people I’ve spoken to over the years, from all walks of life and multiple countries, there are some common roadblocks to enlightenment, and I’m going to share some of those with you now.
Have you ever tried to walk on your hands while juggling? It can’t be done. You also can’t find enlightenment while worrying about your future. I have found that enlightenment comes easier and faster with relaxation than with tension. So do your very best to let the anxiety move away from you. The great thing is, meditation can help you to feel calm and relaxed while tapping into a higher consciousness where enlightenment lives. I’ve said it before and I will continue to say it: you must absolutely begin a meditation practice. When it comes to cancer-self-help, meditation is one of the best things you can do for your health. Low
There are many people whose self-esteem is so low, they don’t feel they deserve much of anything good in life. They don’t deserve good health, good relationships, good finances. So why would they be worthy of enlightenment? Self-love, self-care, and self-compassion are more powerful than any medicine on the planet. You are made of love. That is not a woo-woo statement, that is fact. Scientists can call it energy, but those who have crossed over to the other side and come back… have ALL said all there is love. You are love. That’s how lovable and worthy you are of everything wonderful in your life. The loving force that creates everything only wants to give you what you want (AKA what you THINK you deserve). So start to know your worth. Start to truly and deeply understand your value. When that inner critic says, “What makes you think you deserve to be happy, healthy and enlightened?” you yell back, “God does!!”
It’s hard to be in the right mental, spiritual and heart space to receive enlightenment when you feel stressed out from toxic relationships. Do you spend time with people that just seem to suck the very life force out of you?
You must get away from these energy suckers. Not only do they make you sick, they keep you in a negative state of being. Like attracts like. Negative/dark cannot attract enlightenment. Avoid these people like the plague!!!!
Here are some ways you can commit even further and deeper to your journey toward enlightenment:
Find Your Inner Voice
Sometimes we can feel lonely on our path toward enlightenment and true healing. Friends and loved ones we thought were in our corner can leave us in our greatest time of need. And sometimes we just don’t feel much like being around others. Your inner voice is not only your best guide, but also your best friend and champion throughout your journey. Call it your higher self, your angels, a departed loved one or God, your inner voice is pure and honest and will never lead you astray.
Make Healthy Boundaries
Your quest for enlightenment for true healing should be your NUMBER ONE priority right now. What could possibly be more important? You may find others don’t understand your need for more alone time, and that’s okay. They don’t have to understand. It’s not their job to. But it IS your job to create healthy boundaries during this time to ensure you get the space and peace you need.
Feel More Awe and Wonder
During summer and Fall, when Dave and I take a hike or walk in nature, we become whole again – rejuvenated. I loved meeting up with Heather and her husband a couple of weeks ago and heading out on their boat to enjoy the sunset. Also, walking the beach late in the day as the sun sets on the ocean is where I find awe and wonder.
If you don’t remember the last time, you felt awe and wonder you’re not paying attention to the astounding world around you!! There is so much beauty in this world. So much for us to thrill at and be amazed by. I urge you to spend more time around nature.
Maybe for you, you feel awe and wonder at hearing Maria Calles sing or a Miles Davis solo. It doesn’t matter what it is, just get inspired and feel more joy and wonder at life.