Student: Guru Tua, I have some questions. Does enlightenment require the practice of some spiritual technologies like Japa meditation, and the Siddhis? You may have other questions. Come and see.
If you are not asking the right questions, you have not started your journey. If you don’t have questions about the goal of your journey, you probably haven’t started down the the path. Here are some common questions for those about the path and the goal of enlightenment.
Enlightenment Comes Through Practice
Student: Can we reach enlightenment if we only use meditation? Or do we need to practice something else like Qigong, Reiki, and the Shamanic Journey? Next, could I expect to have a life-changing enlightenment experience when I first learn Japa or the Siddhis?
“It’s natural to have questions about enlightenment. Your questions tell me you have already begun. Above all, the spiritual tools of seated and moving meditation expedite our natural growth. These are time savers. Many Sages believe the reason we are here is to progress on the path toward greater awareness and enlightenment.” ― Guru Tua
Enlightenment More Often Incremental
“And, although it is possible to have a powerful eureka experience the first time you learn these powerful spiritual technologies, is not always the case. Enlightenment does not always come in giant leaps. It often comes in small almost imperceptible steps.So, your teacher talks about what you could expect as a range of possibilities. Otherwise, it sets up expectations that could hinder your ability to learn or use the technique.” ― Guru Tua
“More often than not growth is incremental. Therefore, a spiritual journal, or book of shadows, is important. We do not see how far we have come unless we see the progress in our thoughts, experience, and practice. We often fail to see the small incremental changes of presence in our lives. And, we also can spot trends in thinking or behavior that will help us adjust our practice. Having a hand-written document of our experience is an invaluable tool.” ― Guru Tua
Enlightenment Comes in Many Ways
“Second, learn as many spiritual technologies as you can. These processes work together. For example, someone comes to learn Japa meditation. But, while in the learning process they are also taught Qigong, and the healing arts. They did not understand that they had a natural inclination for these gifts. Their experience of Japa is enhanced by the practice of these other arts. The profound presence they gain from Japa along with energy collection of Qigong provides energy to help others through the healing arts. The Shamanic Journey gives insight into the use of all spiritual tools. Each technique enhances the other.” ― Guru Tua
Questions About Enlightenment is a Sign
Enlightenment is a never-ending journey. As a result, you never “get there.” You are always on the path. Yes, more questions and more lessons. Furthermore, everyone is different. Hence, everyone needs to find the best way of awakening. There are a variety of spiritual tools or technologies for this specific purpose. People have been investigating and exploring consciousness for eons. This is the essence of spiritual exploration which involves the application of the spiritual tools/technologies to expand awareness and open the doors of consciousness. These spiritual technologies stand up to the test of science as having repeatable common experiential phenomena.
Spiritual technologies are tools for exploring consciousness. They result from generations of research by cultures around the world. These processes stand up to the test of science. They are repeatable and measurable. They do not require belief in religious doctrine. So, everyone who can follow a process can use them. We call the practice of these processes Spiritual Exploration.
You can list these tools in several ways. Some fall into more than one group. We like this simple method.
- Tools to enhance critical thinking. This study of basic logical reasoning along with spotting logical fallacies and logical axioms. Then we also use a comparative analysis. This is a step-by-step way of comparing beliefs between different worldviews. Above all, these tools will help sharpen your ability to discern fact from fiction.
- The Enneagram Personality Profile. This is mostly an analytical tool. It provides insight into the mechanisms of ego, personality, and instinct.
- Seated meditation is often the heart of your spiritual practice. This includes a range from Beginning Meditation and Mindfulness Meditation through Japa Meditation and more advanced Siddhis of Patanjali.
- Moving meditation helps us strengthen the mind-body connection. It is also an important key to our health and wellness. This progression includes several methods of energy collection, such as Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi.
- Pathways for expanding and exploring awareness. This progression includes a range of processes from lucid dreaming, the Shamanic Journey and Guided Meditation to third-eye awakening and soul memory awareness. Practical tools to guide your path, a spiritual journal, and automatic writing.
- Healing practices are the final group. This branch includes Pe Jet, Reiki, and Shiatsu. Self-care is also a part of this group and is vital to our overall health and wellness.
If you have questions about enlightenment, it means you are awakening. Follow your intuition and use common sense.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s Book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia