On 13 October 2014 I experienced a spiritual wakening that rocked me to my core. All together now I have had a total of five specific and very powerful moments of ‘falling away’.
- Beginning of unfolding process: ~27 Sep 2014: Manifested as awareness.
- 1st Experience: 10 Oct 2014: Manifested as ‘meeting myself for the first time’.
- 2nd Experience: 13 Oct 2014: Manifested as a ‘heart opening’ spiritual awakening.
- 3rd Experience: 20 Oct 2014: Manifested as understanding of universal truth.
- 4th Experience: 23 Oct 2014: Manifested as initial opening of the heart-mind.
- 5th Experience: 27 Oct 2014: Manifested as a complete sense of falling away.
The last one exposed me to the absolute truth of my existence and the nature of the illusion that is me:
THERE IS NO CONSTANCY ANYWHERE!!!
It is all an arising and a falling away, moment by moment.
The river, the soil, the tree, the branches, the leaves.
THEY ALL NEED EACH OTHER TO EXIST!
This is dependent co-arising in action.
It is a culmination of all of the events that must come together for something to occur.
And things are ALWAYS occurring
I am but an occurrence. My life is but a series of occurrences. As is our entire existence.
This experience left me feeling hallow and empty. Suddenly I realized that any notion I might of once had about my own perceived greatness – or even the possibility of greatness DISAPPEARED!!! Standing there, naked without my illusions to cover me, I fell back into this world in order to find solace.
The next day, still back in this world and empty, I was reminded that my therapist had suggested I review some of the work by the teacher Adyashanti. In the past I would have been skittish about looking at any teaching from any person that wasn’t already known to me, but on this day I was grasping for something to hold onto so I wouldn’t feel so naked!
This post is to share Adyashanti with you. From the moment I watched his first clip on ‘what is enlightenment’, I could HEAR the wisdom coming though him. It’s like that now. I can HEAR truth in words. Some people just have the words… this is something I can also hear. But not this man – he speaks with the universal wisdom that I have also tapped into.
If you would like to understand more about the spiritual path to awakening – and move in the same direction that I have, his videos may be very helpful… The one video I watched brought me back to my heart again…
After watching a few more, I see how useful his teachings could be to others who are struggling as I once struggled before this entire process began unfolding for me:
Basic Teachings: http://www.adyashanti.org/cafedharma/index.php?file=video
Advanced Teachings: http://www.adyashanti.org/index.php?file=watchvideo