We often hear this question over and over again in the so called 'Spiritual community' and often most of the Enlightened masters describe this as a way to achieve Enlightenment at last. It sounds cliche to some whereas according to some it helps us to dig deeper into our own self and discover our true nature.
The mysterious question being: WHO AM I?
Yeah, Who am I, really. (If you ask me, I don't have the answer to it). But Yes, being in the spiritual community we are taught the age old intellectual ideas like: "I am the Soul having a human experience". Really!!!
How many of us will really agree to this? Hardly a few. We tend to take things literally and Believe blindly what we are told by some evolved spiritual master but the reality always remains, Untouched and Unexplored.
Some of us shrug the idea of spirituality totally and choose to stay with our chosen identities we feel familiar with which is Okay and Justified. But others are like me (Believers) for example, I Choose to believe in all these 'Conceptual Labels' I have created around me that defines my identity in this body. Like I AM:
But somehow I still feel that most of us today (that includes me too) have still not experienced our Authentic self. We are choosing all these labels to describe something that is in reality, Indescribable. Our true nature and the experience of getting in touch with that aspect cannot really be put into words at all. Most of the individuals who express the feeling of Enlightenment, haven't really experienced it.
Even I have had my 'Aha moments or Eureka moments' in which I could feel the connection with the whole universe, I could feel the oneness etc. I might feel like that was THE ENLIGHTENMENT MOMENT for me but the very fact that I am able to put that experience into Words means that was a result of my own mental creation, my own consciousness.
Let me put it this way, Consider a hypothetical example of: 2 children born and brought up in a small single room, that is Without any window to look & interact with the world outside. All they have seen is the things in the room. Now they are 5 years old, and by some way one child goes out and see the outside world for the first time and comes back excited to tell the other child. Now the question is:
This is what I feel the situation of most of us is, the true and authentic self cannot be encapsulated into WORDS or LABELS. We might call ourselves as XYZ but the Real Authentic Self lies hidden.
Our job is not to Impress people by the labels we create, our main job is to Find our True Authentic Self and once we have had that experience which we are not able to Express in words, that will be the Real Moment for our Enlightenment.
Now you must be thinking, How do we do that?
The Answer is simple: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
(HINT: 8 letter word is the Answer, Let me know what you feel is the answer. Drop in your Comment below and Tell me the answer)
Last night I was feeling down and confused with all the things that are not happening in my life the way I want them to happen. I saw a couple of Youtube video's about How to Get Motivated, How to Think Clearly etc. etc. but nothing changed.
I wanted to gulp down a few shots to ignore what's been troubling me but then I realized that I am much more stronger than what I am going through in my life right now. We as healers, keep on saying that 'It's all in the mind, your mind creates your reality etc etc." but what I realized that I wasn't really following what I say to others.
A small moment of guilt and shame came over me but then the blessing which I have is the level of awareness, I was able to quickly analyze in those few moments, How my mind tried to create an even negative situation simply because I had let it rule my life. Cmon, I want to make a difference in the whole world and the difference will have to begin from Changing my thinking and thoughts about myself.
I am sure we all go through these dark phases in our lives and feel like its the end of it.
BUT, BUT, BUT If you hang on to these so called Dark phases of your life and Introspect a little, you will know the deeper meaning of Why they came up at the First place?
So as I started to dig deeper into my Darkness, I saw that there is a conflict between What I was Thinking and What I was Doing-- They simply Do not Match! I want to help people with the things and knowledge I have gathered or channeled but I am not Acting on making it happen. I want to write a few more books but I am not Doing it. I want to do more Free meditations to help people but I am simply playing Numb. Then came a moment where in I realized that Simple Thinking will not Matter and If I have to Do something, I have to Go out in the Field and Do my Best, no matter how small or big my impact is, I promise myself to do the Best I can to the Best of my ability. Most of the times in our lives, we like to play DEAD and do not take any Actions to improvise our lives but I think :
"If we have to Change the World, We have to First Change Our World"
I somehow Intuitively was guided to Write these few questions on my white board and then When I read them later, I felt that these are the Answers to Help me move past the dark phase into the Light. After all, Light means Guidance, Wisdom, Illumination.
Though these are just the Questions I had asked to My Mind but the Authentic Answers Came from my Heart :)
So here's the list of the questions that I think will Assist you in Clarifying your Vision and Purpose of Life:
These 11 questions pulled me from going into a rut of negative thoughts and some very inspiring answers began coming from my heart, as if my mind & heart are working in sync to improvise my vision and empowering me to take ACTION.
Try it and Do leave a feedback if these questions helped you out. I am looking forward to hear the results and your kind comments.
Nishant is a modern day spiritual mentor who combines Scientific discoveries in the filed of Energy healing, Consciousness & Spiritual truths to understand the true meaning of Life & our Unique purpose. He is also an Author of 'Rising of the Light', a series of channeled books on Shamballa Light.