“I have always wanted to meet an enlightened person.”
So many people have said this to me. I admit that at one point in my life I may have said it myself.
The polish of this statement lies in the word enlightened. Definitions can be helpful and also require some deep diving into the serene pool of awareness.
One definition of enlightened is to give intellectual or spiritual light through instruction or otherwise imparting knowledge. If a person is giving instruction (any kind of instruction) they can on one level be considered enlightened. Likewise if a person is imparting knowledge it is assumed that person has the correct knowledge or (perhaps) truth.
This so-called shiny surface called enlightened, creates a veneer over the person or being, if you will, that tends to encourage a false sense of ungrounded ‘worship’. In other words, if someone calls themself enlightened or if others call someone enlightened, does it not seem as if there is a hard gleaming shell that dazzles people?
Dazzle is not conducive to spiritual growth. Now if that is so, is the dazzlement of the onlookers making?, or of the enlightened beings making? It may be a bit of both but I wish to focus on the expectation that people put on those called enlightened through the use of a label.
Labels are so limiting. Please don’t use them. I try not to but damn it is hard because labels make it easier to convey characteristics and in some cases protect privacy, rights and a whole host of other aspects of modern life. Let’s agree to not use the word enlightened as a sticky label that leaves the goo of expectation behind.
“Expectations are premeditated disappointments.”
Count St. Germain
It is becoming more and more evident to me, and those around me; the ascended masters, angels and galactic beings are on this planet, embodied, right now. They are here now and have been here from the beginning.
The fact that most humans refuse to accept that creates part of the difficulty in understanding what an enlightened being is. The concept of angels as only in white robes with wings and ascended masters as beings who do not have a personality or do not get angry is an outdated and unevolved outlook.
“The thought of today cannot be expressed in the language of yesterday.” (Lawren Harris)
It is the work of these beings to be here and help humanity ascend, become enlightened. We want that, right? That is why so many want to meet an enlightened being, we want to see how we can be like that too!
In this day and age the word enlightened is being replaced by ascended or ascension. The planet is going through ascension. Nations are ascending. My neighborhood is ascending. I am ascending, you are ascending, we are ascending.
We are becoming enlightened ourselves. Now this is partly because of the natural cycles of the ages but it is also because of the aid provided by the masters, teachers, guides, guardians, Archangels, angels and galactic beings.
So, wait you mean to say that I am already interacting with enlightened beings? Yes, you are.
If you meet a person that is touted as being enlightened, what expectation would you slap on them like a sticky name tag that doesn’t allow open mindedness? Think about this. How would you allow that person to behave? How would you allow that person to live in this time and space?
This is why allowing people to be who they are is so important. It is all part of our evolution, our ascension, so lighten up. Allow.
The Cambridge Dictionary defines enlightened as someone who shows understanding and wisdom in dealing with others OR someone open to new ideas and facts based on reason and science rather than following old false beliefs.
By this definition an enlightened being could be someone who is a leader in our communities and in the world, would they not? But an enlightened one could just as easily be the janitor or the homeless person on the corner singing and dancing like nobody is watching.
I attended a big séance once where a (temporarily) embodied ascended master stood at the door afterward and was approached by many people who wanted to meet an enlightened being. The human body was obviously recovering from the séance experience of channeling spirit and materialization, yet people kept approaching.
I feel this was rude. What did these people want? They wanted further proof and evidence – even though the séance just provided plenty of evidence of spirit, of apportation, of materialization. Those that approached the master wanted their own doubts, fears and questions assuaged in a personal experience, they wanted more.
Now, take this thought process all the way to the end. What some people want, and I think they don’t even know it, is a flash of personal insight or a carnival trick to really convince them. We humans are not willing to employ our own discernment and risk coming irrefutable conclusions about the fact that there are enlightened beings walking among us.
“A person walked up to me and said, glow for me. You’re the master of the yellow ray, turn on your light.”
If the master had indeed ‘turned on his light’ everyone in the room would have fried or just been assuaged with a carnival trick. More importantly, that is not why the ascended masters are here.
Remember they are here to provide aid to humankind, not burn them up in a blaze of showmanship. Is it really so hard to accept that other beings are here to help us become enlightened too (ascend)?
But we are not helpless either. We learn from each other and, miracles of miracles, we learn on our own too. Could it be that we are enlightened already on one level?
All you have to do is look at your Face Book page and find all the quotes with graphics posted every day that show some impressive level of knowledge. You can find trite and silly quotes too but we won’t go there today.
Isn’t it wonderful really to have beings in our dimension that show understanding and choose to act in a positive way and not follow old-fashioned ideas or beliefs no matter what we humans may impose. I find that comforting.
The ascended masters provide aid through teachings and work in a formal kind of way. The angels are more hip (if you will) or work within a cultural aspect that seems quite intimate to me. The galactic beings seem to be more structured, military oriented in approach, as in universally modern.
Do they know the truth about existence? I believe they know and understand things differently. We each have an opportunity to find our own truth, no right, no wrong, just both and.
And isn’t that what makes our lives so rich? Embrace the Mystery.