I Have Experienced EnlightenmentI believe I have experienced full enlightenment and wish to talk to others who have too. I'm also happy to share my experiences with anyone that wants to ask questions.
I used to actively seek enlightenment through meditation and yoga but experienced it recently and I don't actively practice yoga or meditation at the moment. I reached it after giving up seeking it.
For me enlightenment was reached (really over my entire life, every experience and moment was part of the journey), but closer to the moment it unfolded over a period of days and I believe I was in full enlightenment for about an hour before gradually (and deliberately) withdrawing slightly from it.
In enlightenment I can see that every experience I have had and thing I have learned fully resolves with no conflict, I see duality as an illusion, that we are all deeply connected (all humans, animals, plants, ob
Every action that we take is part of the universal process and there is no need to judge anything. We are also fully accountable for our actions and none of us are free from the natural laws or consequence. The worst things we can do are kill, hurt and hate. The best thing we can do is live, love, live simply, quietly and humbly and give when we can give. Love is limitless so there is no end to the kindness and love we can give. We are all channels of the same energy.
Everybody sees The Truth, just some see more than others and the widest view is the full view of Oneness.
From my experiences I believe that our spirit remains after death but I have no knowledge of how much of our mind carries on. I don't personally believe in a material devil but only as a conceptual representative of evil deeds. I think the only demons that exist are within us and we can overcome them simply by confronting the fear of them. Simple - but not easy. I did this in dreams.
I am aware of how difficult it is to communicate enlightened concepts in language and I am not sure I do it the best. I am a wife and mother, a scientist and artist and I have read widely on religion and philosophy. I have been especially interested in the ideas of yoga, Buddhism and Tao. After enlightenment I accept all beliefs but I still dislike dogma. I think their is great wisdom in the Christian Bible but many Christians do not see the true messages and only think on the teachings in a very shallow egotistical way.
Our egos are a core part of us in our lives as humans, so they are inescapable, but we can achieve enlightenment by stepping back from our egos and observing them in a caring, non-judgemental way.
In enlightenment I saw that everything we say and do, every piece of art, every song, every scientific study is a search and communication of the same One Truth.
Opposites are paradoxical and illusory - like the opposite sides of a mobius ***** which actually only has one side. I believe in parallel universes but I believe they seemlessly join each other. Within our human lifetimes we can gradually move across them by directing our perspective and observation. Possibly we can go to any one after this lifetime.
I have read others that say they have experienced enlightenment but have formed very fixed ideas afterwards and for that reason I question whether it was really enlightenment. I am fully open to the possibility that it is but they have a very different perspective to me. I have never seen a ghost or an angel or anything like that but I have had very vivid dreams that are sending me messages about my life and I feel the presence of loved ones who have passed on simply in my heart.
I believe in God - but not some man in the sky that judges us - my perspective of God is as Buddha - the unifying force that we all manifest.
RBRead 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 Sep 9, 2011