As the world evolves and information is shared, many people are asking the important question, what is enlightenment? More than any other time in history, humanity is exploring various spiritual practices in search of truth. With so many choices, it can be difficult to know what is best for you and what will really lead to the great goal of enlightenment.
The key is to have a clear picture of what the goal of spiritual development really is. The purpose of metaphysics, the study of the spiritual root of life, is to help you reach your spiritual potential which will ultimately lead you to great goal of enlightenment.
Enlightenment is not an abstract idea, nor a vague wish or fanciful notion. It is a very real part of your life and something attainable. At the same time, to achieve enlightenment will require all your talents, dedication and abilities to accomplish.
What exactly is enlightenment? Enlightenment means many things. It is the culmination of a long spiritual journey where many facets of human development come together as a unified whole. At its core, enlightenment is ability to connect with the God presence in you. It means you have passed from a phase of inner faith to inner knowing. You are one who is truly “communing with the divine.” An enlightened soul has reached a high level of maturity and awakened the inner sensories latent in all humans.
Enlightenment shows itself unmistakably in a person’s auric field. The aura is the energetic blueprint of a person’s soul. Everything we think, feel and do registers in the aura and can be clairvoyantly seen.
As a person reaches the enlightened stage of consciousness, the aura develops glorious colors and hues. The whole aura changes shape to a beautiful pointed oval. There is an expansive outer glow of light and power. Gold energy is strongly pronounced along with white light. With an enlightened aura, there are no dark or undeveloped areas. Every facet, from the chakras to the auric divisions, has taken on new qualities.
How do you reach enlightenment? Like any skill or art, spiritual development takes effort and training, yet the best way to start is right where you are! Start by building up the spiritual power in your aura and consciousness with every good word, thought, act and deed. Start at home with your family and friends. Bring the divine into your finances and workplace. Every good thing you do builds up and enlightens your aura.
The steps to enlightenment are essentially the same as they have been for ages. What has dramatically changed in today’s world is that rather than being for a select group of people who were ready for the journey, millions of people are now ready. Many have had the spiritual calling. This is God, the Beloved, Universal Consciousness, knocking on our door to awaken us to our true potential.
Enlightenment is your destiny. Regardless of when you reach this goal, every soul on this schoolhouse earth is meant to enlighten their soul and graduate so they can go onto greater spiritual adventures. If you have had your spiritual awakening, then it is time to start paying closer attention to this part of your life.
The key is application. As you mediate and pray, pursue your potential and purpose, and meet the challenges of your life, you are building your bridge to enlightenment.
Article by: Barbara Y. Martin
Copyright Spiritual Arts Institute, 2012