Spirit World

What is Enlightenment?


Today’s topic is enlightenment.  A question that often comes up is “how do I become enlightened?”  People will often refer to this as something that happens to a person spontaneously–as if by magic. It certainly can be true that a major life event, such as the loss of a loved one or an illness, can propel you forward into a new way of thinking. For me, enlightenment is something that has happened more slowly, over time.  The more I am aware of my existence and that there is something beyond this world, the better I understand what enlightenment is. So, what does it mean to be enlightened?  What is the difference between enlightenment and awareness?  Here is the explanation from the spirit world…

Awareness comes from the thoughts of what is currently happening in your life.  You are aware that you exist, that you are a thinking being, and that in your life you have choices.  Enlightenment is when you understand that there is more than just this life.  You believe that you are divinely guided and that you already have everything you need to have a peaceful life. 

You cannot have enlightenment without first having an awareness.  You must have the awareness that there is a self, there is a physical body, and that you have thoughts.  You understand how those thoughts affect your life.  Once awareness has been brought forward, you can then begin the process of enlightenment.  It is learning about yourself and what you want for this life.  It is to trust that you are heading in the right direction.  It is to see that there is a connection in all things.  It is a deeper knowing of all that exists—seen and unseen.  It is the letting go of an expectation.  It is the bringing in of faith in all that is.  It is to move through the world with the ultimate goal of contributing in a positive way.  It is to listen to your inner voice, your soul, and the energy within to see what it wants and why you are here.  

Enlightenment can only come from letting go of your thinking and trusting that your soul already knows where you are going.  It is to trust that there is something more than your present state of awareness.  Enlightenment is truly made up of joy, acceptance, and a willingness to move in any direction, knowing that you will have a positive impact on the energy of the universe as a whole.  

Start with an awareness.  Expand to a knowing.  Let your life be all it was meant to be with the faith that you are loved and guided throughout. 

The picture I choose was taken on a lovely fall hike along a river.  The sun was setting and I couldn’t help but notice that it was the perfect moment to capture what enlightenment might feel like.  Of course it is more than that, but it creates a good visual!

I hope you will take some time to think about these concepts and see how you can move towards a more enlightened life–free from suffering and tuned in to your spiritual self.

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Always Be You, Trisha

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“We all have our own true self. It is what we were born to be. It is what we were meant to be. It is the knowledge that only you have. It lies within us, and guides us throughout our lives.”

Words of Life: Messages for a Path to Inner Peace

Welcome to my blog! I am very excited to open a dialog about what it means to be yourself, help you gain an understanding about our world and the unseen world of spirit, and to explore how you can partner with spirit in your own life. This blog will come from what I have learned from my connection to the spirit world. If you read my “About Me” page, you know that I am an intuitive, medium, and channel. My job is to bridge the gap between the spirit world and the physical world. I am a voice for those in spirit. I hope to open your mind and your heart to the possibility that your life exists exactly as it should and that we are all loved no matter where we are on our journey here in this physical world.

So what does it mean to be yourself? What does it mean to be peaceful within? I have asked these questions myself and it is not always an easy answer! With the help of my connection to the spirit world, this is the topic we will explore for the next few weeks. Every few weeks I will be posting what I have learned through channeling with spirit. You are not going to want to miss this!  These messages are universal, important, and profound. Let’s start with this message about being yourself.

People think that being themselves is to experience a radical change, when in fact, it is coming back to themselves. In the sense that how we act and think now has been learned. It is not their natural state. Being yourself is a way of being what should come naturally. When you think about what it’s like to be yourself, you may think that finding that will be too hard, but it is there. It is waiting. It’s not as hard to reach as you think. Quiet the mind. Go within. This is where the true self resides.

Wow, to think that we already have everything we need to find our true self is liberating, isn’t it? Sign up for my email notification list and we will see you back here soon!

Always be you, Trisha

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