What Is A Spiritual Awakening?

What Is A
Spiritual Awakening?


A Spiritual Awakening essentially is an experience in which you experience yourself as part of God and God as part of you. You have the realization that you are not who you have believed yourself to be. You discover that you are Awareness in the vast ocean of energy that we call God.

This, among other things is that you discover that you are that which experiences, but you are not the experience. You are the witness behind the experience. You are that part of God which is experiencing itself. You are pure Awareness in The Body Of God.

You see clearly that you are in God, and God in You. There is no destination to reach. There is nothing to become. There is only the realization of that which IS.. and that you are part of the ALL THAT IS.

In the aftermath, you will also realize that you are not your stories. You are not your ego, or your beliefs, and you are not your pain or suffering. You may have experienced that, but you are NOT that.

The realization and experience of this is the first step to finding your way Home for many, and then the inner work begins. For others though, it is simple.. they have arrived. And others yet, the inner work itself paves the way.

Everyone’s path is different, and everyone experiences Awakening somewhat differently. Some Awaken Spontaneously and they are in deep Stillness and Presence from that point onward. For most though, after the initial Opening into Oneness there is much work that has to be done. If an awakening event where one experiences themselves as God is does not happen, it still remains that we must become conscious of our stories and of our mind and of our suppressed pain, and in so doing we become free. In this process, becoming conscious of our stories and pain and suffering will lead us home.

We cannot deny, or avoid, or get rid of our mind/ego or our pain. That is only ego wanting to avoid itself. Witnessing the stories we tell ourselves and others, and bringing awareness to every aspect of who we believe we are at the level of mind/ego will cause those things to fall away.

To bring Awareness to our stories is to bring Consciousness to them, and to bring Consciousness is to bring God.. and God is what you are.

So then the dance begins. You allow yourself to feel your pain when it arises. You do not try to stuff it or avoid it or fix it. Sit with it. Bring Consciousness to it. It is only trying to express itself. Allow yourself to feel, and your pain will dissipate and Joy and wholeness will follow.

As you go through this process you come to discover that it isn’t fatal, as your ego would have you believe. It is the way to freedom. It is the Way Home. It’s simple.. but not necessarily easy. When you do it you will find out.

It’s All About Energy

Years ago I was doing Reiki healing and had a woman come to me who had done radiation and chemotherapy for cancer. After a few (successful) sessions to remove both the remaining cancer and the effects of the radiation and chemo, her husband called me aside and asked whether there was anything I could do for Multiple Personality Disorder.

I have to admit that even though I’d been a participant in, and witness to many miraculous healings over the years, my first inclination was probably not. I didn’t tell him that however. What I did tell him is that I would check in with one of my guides and see what I received back and would let him know on her last day.

The guide was a Chinese herbal doctor whom I studied under a few centuries ago, and when I inquired that night in my meditation whether I could do anything for Kate’s (not her real name) MPD, he told me in no uncertain terms that I indeed could. His way of communicating with me was, and is, in broken Chinese English for clarity and so I know it’s him, and he said; “It ALL about energy! Anything be done!!”

After hearing that and sensing the truth of it, I decided that I’d give it a shot and see what happened. I’d been working with that particular guide for many years, and I trusted him. So when her next appointment came, I told her husband what I had gotten, which he was understandably delighted to hear, and we set up a series of sessions. The end result was that after two months of once a week sessions her multiple personalities were indeed gone (I was also in touch with her for more than a year afterward and they remained so).

The reason I’m telling you this story is not to discuss Reiki, but to make a point. Everything is energy, and there is literally nothing that CANNOT be done. We are embodiments of God. You and I, and the entire range of galaxies and endless dimensions are ENERGY. There IS nothing else! We are UNLIMITED beings of Pure Light who are here to re-member who, and what we are. In so doing we would then change our experience and the experience of this planet from one of pain and suffering to one of delight in the joy of the experience of knowing our Oneness and in Creating our lives.

The irony of it though is that there is really nothing for us to “become” or to “do”. All that is required is that we first realize that we’ve become lost in our egos, and then to understand that we are here to work in conjunction with out own Divinity to get ourselves back home. And Home, as Jesus said, is The Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth. And Oneness is the Kingdom. It is there where we experience ourselves as part of God in Creation, and as beings of Light.

This seemingly endless drama and suffering that we are engaged in, is really intended to be the springboard for our recognition and realization of who we REALLY are. It is not enough however to simply understand it from the level of mind/ego.. it must be by direct experience.

How this happens for each person is different for everyone and is a matter of Grace, but at the same time we participate in the creation of it. We are beings who in fact are not separate from God, and are co-creating becoming Consciousness on the planet. We are all One, yet we are part of the many that appears to be separate. It can be said that we are both the Divine creating It’s own Conscious Awakening, and that we are co-creating it with God as well. Either way, it is happening.

Why you are here is to discover that “It’s all about energy”, and you are that. So seek within because the truth of your being will be found there. “The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Within”. Meditating can be as simple as sitting quietly and focusing on a sensation in your body. that is what I was doing when my first Awakening happened. You are pure energy, so by focusing your attention on your energy, you will come to experience our Light body.. or your true Essence.

And equally important, ASK to be shown the Truth. Ask God, in whatever way you know Him, to show you the Truth of who, and what you are. So long as you are sincere and do not waver, you will be shown. You are a creator of your experience, so if the Impulse to Awaken has arisen within you, respond to it’s call. Your desire and sincere intent to Awaken begins and sustains the creation of your own Spiritual Awakening. For more on this process see my article on Allowing here.

Global Shift

Global Shift

It’s no secret that our financial system is collapsing in the country and that the world in general is in turmoil today. A lot of people are in fear for their survival, and that is perfectly understandable. When our survival is threatened our fight or flight mechanism comes into play just as it has since the beginning of the human race. It is why we’re still around today as a species.

But at the same time that we’re seeing what are probably the greatest challenges in our history, we also have an incredible opportunity for growth and change. The way we need to look at this is not THAT our current systems are collapsing and to be fearful about it.. but to take a look at WHY they are collapsing. And that reason why is because they need to be changed. This much should be obvious to everyone. What is not so obvious though is that in order to create lasting change, the fundamental premise that has been driving the current models needs to change, and that means changing people and the way we think and behave.

All of what is happening in the world today points to a deep need for a spiritual shift within humanity. The financial collapse is only a symptom and reflection of that need. Selfishness, greed and avarice have been driving our government and our economic models for decades, and we are now seeing reflected back to us in the world what we need to change within ourselves.

This is also happening now because things are coming to a head and the old ways of being are ending. The hologram is reflecting our own collective dysfunction back to us so we can see our errors in thinking and in our relationship to others. What we have before us is not intended by Spirit to frighten us into buying guns and gold, it is meant to give us an opportunity for change.

This is not happening just so we can take steps to “protect” ourselves.. although our survival instincts tell us that it is. That is solely the way of the reptilian brain and of base survival. What we are being called to do is to find our humanity within.. which is in and through the heart. We are being asked to shift from thinking only of self to thinking of others, and from selfishness to service to our community and to our global family.

Ultimately there IS no protection in the current way of things because it will continue until all beings involved find love/compassion within and begin to live from that place. Changing ourselves first, and then changing our business and financial models is the only real protection we have. By aligning ourselves with our true nature as Divine beings of Light in the Body of God we facilitate that change. When we come into alignment with who, and what we are, the entire world will change.

Living in our heads and operating from individual wants and desire will not work any longer. The human ego has proven itself to cause more harm than good.. and it must be brought into alignment. By dropping down into the heart and living from love and compassion, we take an enormous step toward healing ourselves and the planet and changing our world.

Never before in our history have we had such a tremendous opportunity. We have the ability to change ourselves, and as we do that individually, our collective morphic reality will also change, and the outer reflection we experience in the world will change as well. Such is the nature of spiritual evolution on the planet. It may take some time depending on how entrenched the other aspects of self and egos in the collective are, but then again it may not. I believe we are heading rapidly toward critical mass which will change the global reality for all of those who are aligned with that change.

This is the call to all of humanity; Invite in your Divine Nature.. drop down into your heart and live from love/compassion. Join in the collective of the MILLIONS of people in the world at this moment who are in various stages spiritual awakening. With each and every one, the consciousness of the collective of humanity rises also.. so even though it looks outwardly like we may not make it.. I believe we will. Make no mistake.. God DOES have a plan!

While this is an unprecedented opportunity to grow individually and as a human family, I’m not saying that it might not be practical to take steps to protect yourself and your family.. but not with guns. One does need to keep perspective of the fact that we are God in human form.. and that form needs to be cared for. Enlightenment is not possible if the body is relinquished.

But should you be buying gold and silver? If your intuition and circumstances tell you to then by all means do so. Just because the objective is Awakening doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be wise and listen to what Life is telling us to do if that is the case. There’s nothing wrong with using our innate intuition and intelligence to care for ourselves when calamity arises. My late wife’s grandfather did exactly that and he survived the depression just fine and was able to help others to get through it as well. As Jesus once said “Be wise as a serpent but peaceful as a dove.”

Namaste’ and Blessings,
Dr. John Michael Christian

 

Global Awakening

The world is currently experiencing an unprecedented shift in consciousness, and it is one that will carry us into a new understanding of who, and what we are. This shift will enable us to live to our full potential as Spiritual Beings having a human experience, and as we progress through it, we will eventually come to know and experience the Truth of our Being. In the end, we will come to live in a conscious way, and live in joy.

However, if we are to make the transition we need to have direction, and the best place to get that in my experience is from someone who has been there.

As this ‘Great Awakening’ happens, it is creating enormous upheavals in the old ways of being. Any energies that are not compatible with the new Consciousness will begin to collapse as we are now seeing all around us in our world today. This change is a necessary part of our move into the new consciousness, and there is nothing to fear.

The current paradigm is actually based in fear and has been so for thousands of years, and so it must change because we are shifting into a Heart Centered way of Being. We will also be coming to an understanding of our Oneness through direct experience.  We are all one, not only with each other.. but with the planet as a whole.

In this new way of Being, many are already beginning will live without fear, and are learning how to be at peace and without suffering, and are discovering how to live in joy. Our essential nature is Divine, and we are gradually discovering how to live consciously and experience a much simpler way of living than had previously been known.

The only reason we are not aware that we are part of God, or that we live in what I call “The Body Of God”, is because we do not live from our hearts. But that is all about to change.  We have all become hypnotized by the Collective Consciousness and what is sometimes called “tribal” or “race” beliefs along with it’s fear, selfishness, victimhood and limitations.  And we have been identified with our individual mind and our beliefs and stories. Essentially, we have lost, or forgotten our True Self and our origins.

This shift in consciousness is Life calling us back home. If you’re like most people on the planet today, you are probably feeling like the world has gone crazy and needs to change.. and you’re right. It has gone “crazy” because it is the human ego that is not heart connected, and that is rapidly shifting. In fact, at this very moment in human history, we have an opportunity to change like never before.

And, the truth is and has become increasingly obvious; we need to change because we cannot afford to keep going as we are. We are in the midst of a spiritual transition the likes of which have never been seen before. Life is calling us to hear and to respond, and you have heard the call or you wouldn’t be reading this right now. The change that we are needing in our lives and in the world begins within.

In order to heal the world, we absolutely MUST heal our lives, and to do that we have to change our thinking and beliefs, and reconnect to our hearts. Why? Because we live in a universe that responds to our energy, and our thoughts, beliefs and emotions ARE energy, and they create our reality. And, because we have been collectively creating what we are not experiencing in the world.

Quantum physics has shown us that the “physical” universe responds to our thoughts and expectations. It has also been shown that the world as we know it, at it’s most fundamental level, resembles thought energy more than it does anything else. Essentially, it IS a thought form. It is the Being we call God creating and re-creating the world over and over again at incredible speed. It is happening so quickly that we cannot see it unless we are in an awakened state, or measure it except at a quantum level. WE are responsible for creating the madness that is our world today, but fortunately.. we can change it! How? By aligning ourselves with our own Divinity, and working within ourselves to bring about inner change, which will result in a change in our lives and in the world. Nothing will change outwardly unless it is first changed on the inside.

The mind of man is the creator of our problems, and as Einstein said “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” And that also means from the same level of consciousness. So then if falls upon us. If we are going to have a different world, then we must change ourselves first. The only way that our world is changed from that of what the Divine would have us experience, is through our own intention to return to and experience our own Divine Nature.

Most people want happier and more meaningful lives. We want to live without the stresses caused by the world we have created for ourselves, especially in Western society. And most people want their lives to count for something. We all share in common a desire to leave the world a better place than we found it. But that doesn’t often happen. We get caught up in the struggles of our lives and in our stories and our judgments and beliefs, and then the universe creates according to the energy we are putting out. It has no choice.. it is the Law.

So we ultimately create our lives, and a world that we do not want because we spend much of our time focusing on things we don’t want, and we have beliefs that are not true are they are often running the show on a subconscious level. It is therefore imperative that we turn our lives around and begin make changes today, both in ourselves and in our world. Ghandi once said “Be the change you want to see in the world”. This is what is necessary for us all. If we want the world to change, we must make that change within first.

As I said earlier, there has never been a time like this on the planet earth before.. and we are in the midst of an unprecedented opportunity for change. Miracles are literally taking place in people’s lives the world over. Instantaneous healing of long held patterns is happening, spontaneous healing of disease is happening, and even spontaneous Spiritual Awakening.. such as has happened to me. I experienced a profound spiritual awakening and realized the Truth of our Being.

Our human family is a single Consciousness that appears to be individual, and the earth is part of that Consciousness. We are living in The Body Of God In Creation but we do not know it because of our minds.. and that Body is the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. Life wants to Awaken.. this much I know for certain.. and it needs for us to heed the call and to make the change. So when you take that first step, your life begins to change radically. Mine has.. and I know if you hold a strong intent and are willing to do the work, yours will too. I am available for one on one consultation, and I will soon have programs available that will help on your journey. In the meantime, please browse the site and look at the books and resources that I’ve listed. I’ve read every book that I recommend, and also have used every program, and I know they are good and valid means to healing or they wouldn’t be on this website. If I can be of help, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Conscious Living

Conscious Living


What does it mean to live Consciously in today’s world? In part it is becoming more aware of the planet.. living in harmony with nature and choosing to eat and purchase organic products for example. And it also means living peacefully and harmoniously with others and helping and love one another. These are all an important part of consciousness, but there is more to it than just that..

To really live fully consciously on the planet means to know who and what we are, and to live as Creator intended for us to live. The questions “Why am I here?” and “What is my purpose in life?” and most importantly, “Who AM I?” will ultimately lead to the attainment of consciousness, and to our living consciously.

These are critical questions that we need to ask ourselves. Many of us are doing exactly that because we’re all hearing the same inner voice.. a call to discover our true nature. We know intuitively that there is more to us and to this world than we are consciously aware of, and the answer is almost begging to be discovered within us.

So how then do we answer these questions and discover who we really are and come to live as fully conscious beings? The answer to that can be found in Present Moment Awareness. And the good news is you can bring yourself into the Present Moment in your day to day life and live consciously and from the heart. It’s actually not difficult, but it does require attentiveness and persistence.

The first step is to end your identification with your mind and thoughts and realize that you are not your stories. You are not who and what you have come to believe you are. This can be pretty scary for a lot of people, but the truth is that you are not your judgments or beliefs or your stories. They were instilled in your neural net beginning when you were a child.

As you begin to look at those things and realize they are just stories and beliefs and you stop identifying with them as YOU, a fundament shift will take place within your being. You become aware of your mind and observe it, knowing that it is not who you Are.

Once you have brought awareness to your mind and stories you can bring yourself to Present Moment Awareness. To bring yourself Present first you have to slow down. If you are a meditator, great, but if not you can still become aware of your breath and the feelings and sensations of your body as you go through your day.

Become mindful of what you are doing and pay attention to what is before you in every moment. When you do this life will slow down, stresses created by the mind will fall away, and you will discover a richness in being in the Now that you never knew existed.

As Dan Millman said in Way Of The Peaceful Warrior, “There are No Ordinary Moments.”.. and you will discover the truth of that for yourself when you live life in Present Moment Awareness.

In time as you practice doing it you will also discover that the underlying Truth of your Being will rise up and reveal itself to you as it has to me and tens of thousands of others. And when that happens, you will discover your True Nature and know irrevocably Who and What you are.

We are all at this moment living in “The Body of God”, and ultimately we will all come to know that experientially. And I said, we are beginning to experience it by the thousands.

People around the globe are experiencing Spontaneous Awakenings, and discovering Who they are, and why they’re here, and you can too. Bring yourself Present in the Now and wonders will happen.

Until next time, keep smiling!

Namaste’ and Blessings,
John

Allowing

One of the most important tools you have when it comes to attaining higher consciousness and spiritual awakening is simply allowing.  Life, already knows exactly how to Awaken you and what is needed along the way, and cooperating by allowing the process to unfold as it needs to will help you immensely. 

Late in his life someone asked J. Krishnamurti in a satsang what his “secret” was, and his reply was “My secret is; I don’t mind what happens”.  When we are in a state of allowing when we don’t mind what happens.. we are letting Life be exactly what it is and what it needs to be at any given moment.  In other words, life is always perfect just as it is.. even though it may not seem to be.

When life presents us with a situation or event, your allowing it to be as it is gives you the freedom to be an observer, or witness to the event or situation and to learn from it.  This is important because your energy is what is creating the situation you’re are experiencing, so if you don’t like what you’re seeing outwardly, all you have to do is to turn around and look at how you created it and change it.  Your lack of judgment of the situation will generally also have the effect of shifting it, and you.

Another aspect of Allowing relates to doing the “inner work” of awakening.  Inner work is a process of becoming aware of your stories, beliefs and judgments, and once you’re aware of what they are, you simply watch them when they arise.  When you understand that all of the stories you have created about life are fictions, you can separate yourself from them and watch them as they arise.  When you no longer believe in them, it takes the “juice” out of them. 

And just as watching situations and events in your life unfold, witnessing and allowing what’s happening in your mental and emotional states can, and will change the underlying energy behind them. In other words,  watching your mind and feeling your emotions as they arise can will shift the pattern.

As I said, Life already knows exactly what to do to awaken us, so when you ‘witness’ or watch the mind and it’s shenanigans, you are bringing the deeper Awareness that you are into the equation.  Doing that creates a shift in the story all by itself.  I’ve referred to it as “creating an off ramp on the freeway”.  In other words, when you become of a pattern of thinking that your mind runs, it creates an exit point, and the pattern never runs the same again.  And when you’ve done it enough times, it stops running at all.  So you can see in this process that there is nothing to be done and nothing to clear or heal because the Consciousness that you Are does it for you. 

If you’re like me, you may have learned and used any number of self help techniques along the way, and if you have you’ve probably found that some work a little, some work pretty well, and some don’t work at all.  That was my experience anyway.  The problem with this approach is, other than the fact that it takes a lot of time and effort usually, is that the mind is involved in trying to fix itself.  You are applying your personal will and ego to change or heal what your ego believes is “wrong” with you.  The truth is that you are already a beautiful being and don’t need “fixing”.

Trying to fix or heal the self can actually be a trap.  Once you get involved in it, because you are in a co-creative universe, more “stuff” will show up for you to resolve.  Why? Because you are literally asking the universe for it, and so it gives it to you.  Simply observing and allowing bypasses this entire problem and goes directly to the heart of the matter and lets Consciousness take care of it.

As I said, Life knows what you need, and It will resolve the energies and constructs of your past, but it still does require that you participate. You won’t get anywhere by being a spiritual couch potato and expecting Life to do it all for you.  It isn’t going to happen.  Being a conscious participant also means asking for what you need, watching your mind, and allowing any stuck emotional energies that may be in your body to arise.

If you don’t know where to start or how to discover what your stories are, just ask and you will be shown.  When asking you might say “Please bring it to me in a way that I know that it’s coming from you”.  This ensures that it won’t come up and pass by without your becoming aware of it.  Then just wait, and whatever you need to see will arise.  It may be a feeling in your gut, it may be some kind of mental pattern or judgment.. but it will show up in such a way that you can see it and can be with it and allow Life to heal it.

If it’s a pattern in the mind, just watch it without judgment or feeling a need to change it.  As I said, life will change it by itself.  It what comes up is an unresolved emotional issue, be with that.  It runs against the workings of the ego to do that, but do it anyway.  When you allow yourself to feel your pain without getting lost in the story behind it, you will find that it will dissipate on it’s own, and you may even discover that it has a sort of sublime beauty all it’s own.