There are at least three stages to this awakening and they’re almost a map of life’s spiritual journey.
1. Stage one: You’re a Victim.
We are virtually all born feeling we are victims. Most of us stay that way. We think the world is out to get us, the government, the neighbors, the society, the bad guys, in whatever form they seem to take. We don’t feel we have any power where the effect of the rest of the world’s cause.
We gripe complain, protest, and gather in groups to fight those in charge of us, except for a party now and then life in general sucks.
2. Stage two: You’re in Control.
At some point, you see a life-changing movie like the secret or you read a book such as “the attractor factor” or “the magic of believing” and you wake up to your own power.
You realize the power of setting intentions. You realize the power you have to visualize. What you want take action and achieve it. You begin to experience some magic. You start to experience some cool results.
Life, in general, begins to look pretty good.
3. Stage three: You’re Awakening
At some point after stage 2, you begin to realize your intentions are limitations. You begin to see that, with all your newfound power, you never seem able to control everything.
You begin to realize that when you surrender to a greater power miracles tend to happen. You begin to let go and trust. You begin to practice moment by moment awareness of your connection with the divine.
You learn to recognize inspiration when it comes to you and you act on it, you realize you have a choice but not control of your life.
You realize the greatest thing you can do is agree to each moment. In this stage, miracles happen and they constantly astonish you as they do. You live in general in a constant state of amazement, wonder, and gratitude.
I’ve entered the third stage and maybe you have to by now. I don’t live in that state. I still come back to “reality”. I still have challenges when Larry King asked me if I had a bad day, I said yes, I still do. Dr. Hew Len said we would always have problems, but Ho’oponopono is a problem-solving technique.
As long as I keep saying, I love you to the divine I keep cleaning and I return to the place of zero limits. The signal from zero is if we try to put words on it, love, so saying I love you nonstop helps us tune in.
Repeating it helps neutralize the memories programs, beliefs, limitations in the way of your own awakening. As I keep cleaning. I keep tuning in to pure inspiration, as I act on that inspiration, better miracles than I could have ever imagined take place.
All I have to do is keep at it. Some people think they understand the voice of inspiration by paying attention to the tone of the voices they hear in their heads. A friend once said, I know the difference between my ego’s, voice and inspiration’s voice, because the ego has an urgency to it, and inspiration is gentler.
I think this is deceiving a voice that sounds harsh and a voice that sounds gentle are still voices from the ego even right now, as you hear these words, you are talking to yourself, you are questioning what you are reading, you’ve come to identify with that voice and to think it’s you it’s not.
Divinity and inspiration are behind those voices. As you keep practicing ho’oponopono, you keep getting clearer about what is actually inspiration and what isn’t, as Dr. Hew Len keeps reminding us, this is not a fast-food approach to healing it takes time.
I’d add that awakening can happen at any time, even while reading this or taking a walk or petting a dog, the situation doesn’t matter, your internal state does and it all begins and ends with one beautiful phrase: I love you
Guest Post by Dr. Joe Vitale
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