What is enlightenment and is it something any body can achieve? I believe the answer is a loud, resounding, YES!
We might talk about this in another way, after all not everybody is going to be the Buddha. In fact, if you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.
The only way you or I can attain enlightenment is to do the work on self to become authentically you or me. It’s not a matter of “Jesus saves.” I don’t believe it’s a matter of over night enlightenment, although maybe that happened for people I don’t know.
Rather from the studies over my lifetime, I think enlightenment for most of us is something that comes in small stages. It’s a matter of doing the Shadow work of uncovering repressed emotions and the errors of wrong beliefs. You stalk yourself a little bit at a time, you may experience “Aha!” moments, these become cumulative, and suddenly you realize you are not as you were before. Something has changed. These changes occur over our lifetime. Perhaps we were all designed to age gracefully having these “Aha!” moments until we reach the Queen age or King age and the Crown chakra buzzes open and we have all the wisdom elders are expected to have – if we lived in a culture that respected elders, and we don’t.
So maybe we can acknowledge that things aren’t as good as they might be, if we all did our own work of waking up from the sleep of human life. It’s like when we are babies we maybe still remember a time from before. But as we grow up that rich glow of memory of the Spirit is covered over with the conditioned lies of how things are in the world.
I don’t know. We can all certainly re-image, re-member, re-collect if we put the effort forward. So wake up, Buttercup!
Creator, please guide humanity forward on the rocky road of its own evolution -noitulove – just a quirky reminder that to learn to love we need to put the work in.