Awakening to one’s true nature, Self-Realization, enlightenment etc can arise suddenly by an event or shift in perception or more gradually and subtly. The feeling after this shift can be pleasant as if one is in a flow state, there is usually a sense of bodily relaxation, a significant slow down on thoughts, a non attachment to things, a sort of laissez faire attitude and sometimes a blissful feeling emanating from the center of one’s chest whereby one feels compelled to help others as and when the right opportunity occurs.
The knowing of one’s true nature as awareness which perceives provides the realization that all that is experienced is in one’s self and that these appearances are made of one’s self as energy or Shakti. The screen on which this all arises is Awareness-Consciousness, Shiva. Non dual seeing is simply the cognition of the field of Being that contains none other than itself.
This state can last for several days, weeks, months or even years. Some people have a smooth transition others more intense as the case that old behavioral patterns, and with some people addictions, also resurface during the deeper bodily awakening that occurs as the enlightened awareness clears the subtle body of blocked energy and egocentric programming. The aftermath of awakening can therefore be ironically distressing initially and has prompted me to write this blog regarding my experience of this.
The good thing is is this is a natural process and not a spiritual failure where seemingly one has lost the insight they had to their true nature. Awareness is remember always present! Old patterns are released in appropriate ways if one remains faithful to the path of freedom.
The enlightenment process never ends. Your compassionate enactment in this play deepens as old patterns and behaviors dissolve over relative time thus helping to bring about awakening to others simply by your daily activity.
Note: The author of this blog is still a beginner and not an expert by any means. In fact all of what is written here is just a story a piece of fiction.