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How Serious Are You About Your Enlightenment?



Are you serious about your enlightenment?  A loaded question for sure.  The answer is probably a resounding, “Of course I am!  I wouldn’t be here otherwise and have gone through and am going through such ______(trying to be polite here, but you can fill in the blank with your favorite swear word.)

You are serious, and getting more so each day.  And by serious, I don’t mean joyless.  I don’t mean that you can’t laugh at yourself or this whole process from time to time.  You are committed.  (Yes there are times you think you should be committed, or someone close to you thinks you should get signed into an institution!).

See, now there’s a little of that humor!  But, you are deeply committed, and deeply loyal to your personal enlightenment.  And you have to be committed to this process.  There is no other way.  You can breeze in and feel the energies of this or that website or blog.  But until you take total responsibility for your awakening, until you put both feet into the new energy, you are still playing games with yourself.

No, ascension, enlightenment can’t be done in a half-hearted fashion.

But, now stay with me….if you are taking yourself too seriously, you’re not taking your enlightenment, your self-mastery seriously.  In other words, are you taking your symptoms, physical, emotional and mental…too seriously?  Too personally?  Allowing your human mind to continually push you into fear, worry and anxiety around your symptoms or around your enlightenment in general?  You can’t afford to consistently identify with the symptoms, the emotions, the illnesses and the diseases…the imbalances coming up…even if some have been with you a long time.


You may have decided to get some real, tangible support from your ascension community.  Either in the form of workshops, webinars, counselling, bodywork.  Perhaps to regularly connect with a group or individual who has the track record to know what you are going through.

I feel it essential to connect with a few guides/mentors along the way who I consider bridges to my soul when I find it difficult to connect with my soul on my own.  Sometimes the assistance is needed to help us to move stuck energies.  In turn I find joy in assisting those who also feel stuck, as you enjoy helping those who are where you had been.  And now you help them to move stuck energies.

You always have the choice to slow down this process if it gets too uncomfortable.  The body especially needs time to integrate. Yet you have discovered that this awakening requires more than an occasional ‘time out’ from the world, from family and friends.  It requires more than just taking a vacation.  It is a daily commitment.  It requires being selfish, being totally supportive of yourself.  Being there for you.  You become your first priority.


This accelerated path is not for everyone.  Those who decided not to do it this lifetime are deeply honored also for their choice.

Embodied enlightenment takes everything you’ve got.  It tears you apart.  It tears your life apart.  It is challenging to the core.  It will bring you to your knees.  It’s not pretty or polite.  It’s not about new agey catch phrases about only love and light.  Most people, including many new agers haven’t yet addressed their own shadow within, so they have no choice but to project it outside into the world.

That’s the most challenging part of this whole process, feeling all the feelings that have been buried, suppressed, all the heavy, murky stuff that’s being pulled to the surface.  Most people won’t go there.  They are not prepared yet for such a process.

So it’s a bold choice to claim self-mastery.  It means being responsible for our own awakening, not so much as the human personality, but giving it over to our divine self.  (kind of like the caterpillar surrendering naturally to the process of being crushed and transformed into a butterfly.)  It means loving yourself  like you never had before, loving the light and the dark.  It means choosing how we want to feel, and releasing the rest.  It means allowing our Christ Consciousness to come forth, even though we know that brings up all the energies that didn’t feel loved. All the resistance in the form of sadness, anger, hopelessness, doubt, fear, boredom, disease….loneliness.

When we ask for our freedom we feel acutely all the ways we haven’t felt free.

 And even though we may not know exactly where all this is taking us, we do know that there is so much more than the limited human existence we have been participating in.  We could no longer endure being just human without having spirit in our body and in our life, not just as a concept, not just occasionally when we channel or create art or music, not just when we feel safe to do so.

Once you’ve had a taste of what it feels like to be loved by spirit, its hard to just sit at the shallow end of the pool, dipping your toes in the water.  You want to dive in.

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Author: soulsoothinsounds

Our lives are like great paintings or great pieces of music. If we focus on all the technical 'imperfections' we will miss the true beauty of the work. We won't see, or rather, FEEL the essence and spirit of the masterpiece. I no longer identify myself as a writer, artist, or musician. Rather I express my divinity, and my humanity through the media of art, music and writing. I began this blog because I wanted to give voice to my experiences and insights, and I wrote for myself primarily. Eight years later, I am still writing for myself, and I am discovering that my experiences are not personal but universal - galactic even. And now I am more sure than ever that I am a new consciousness teacher, as each of you are. The way we teach is by going through the very human experiences, and as we ascend and shed our old selves, with love, and as we embody spirit in this lifetime, which we are all doing, we become the standards for others of the new divine human.

32 thoughts on “How Serious Are You About Your Enlightenment?

  1. I can only speak for myself and from my own personal experience. There came a point in the process when I realized that there is no return. This realization seemed to be and continues to be just another part of the process and all the work that this entails. Whewwww . . .

    Thank you.

  2. I was just about to write sth. similar like Pocahontas. I actually had the feeling or shall I say knowing, that I’m about to start a wild, painful journey straight from the very beginning. There was never an option to stop that process and leave it. From day one, I knew there is no way I can escape this. And I feel that once you are in that process, you can’t go back to the old ways or make it stop. I don’t think that would be possible.

    • I agree, it’s pretty much out of our hands and the less we resist the easier it seems to go. For instance, when i stopped freaking out about a couple of so called ‘diseases’ in my physical body and began recognizing them as something that got triggered from being more open to self love and needing then to spin out of me, i began to relax more. ❤️

      • exactly. I had the same with my anxiety attacks that used to come daily, for many years. I knew it was old stuck feelings wanting to be released so I learned to accept that flood of fear and terror roll over me until it passed. The side effect is that we learned to be more relaxed not only with our ascension related symptoms but generally with life’s annoyances. It never makes sense to panic.

  3. We have come quite a long way and it gets better and better 😍❤️

  4. Best one yet imho Maria. Many thanks

  5. It gives me a smile each time I see someone take the information from the book, What is Lightbody (originally published in 1991 and now on its fourth edition), and present it as if it were new.

    It’s timeless and truthful information, so whatever it takes to get the message out is a good thing.

    • While I haven’t heard of the book you mention, I am sure that much of the light body, ascension information that is being presented these days by myself included, isn’t really new as much as it is timely…in other words, more people are ready to hear it, and resonate with it. There is a lot of good information out there that is much more technical vis a vis the light body process, and it is extremely valuable for those who want to have more in depth information, perhaps more technical information. From time to time I enjoy, or rather my mind enjoys that kind of support….I will check the book out. Thank you.

    • Don’t think Maria takes her info out of any books to be honest.

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  7. So right Kat, there are a lot of ‘trolls’ out there wanting to spew their troll garbage or sell a product. I was trying to be as diplomatic as I could, but I appreciated your response. 🙌Fortunately those energies are few and far between in my experience here on the blog. I encourage some lively debate and differences of opinion here, but generally we can feel when it goes beyond that. 💟

    • TOTALLY agree with your perception here Kat–i felt just the same about it. You stated it perfectly–yes i have ended up reading things in books AFTER having experienced or ascertained them many times. And Maria i like your firm and polite response. Well done. 💙

    • yeah the energy was not kosher, was it. It annoyed me when I read, so I had react 😉

  8. Hi Maria!

    Thank you for yet another highly helpful article. I agree with you and other commenters–I have never felt like there was a choice in this, or any possibility of returning to “the old”. It feels completely dead and gone for me, & there is only one possibility–forward. Its forward into the complete unknown–i feel like there is no path, we are MAKING our paths as we go along. And i love that you used the butterfly metaphor, because i have felt like the dissolving caterpillar for YEARS now, and it really resonates. My old life, old relationships, old jobs & coping mechanisms, all the things i thought were “me”, all dissolved. A caterpillar cant decide to back out! Its underway, irreversibly, and Maria you are so right that its much easier to surrender and go with it than to balk or struggle. And oh wow does it take more than a vacation or time out??? YES!!!!!!! I feel like ascension has become my full time gig. I have no energy left for much else. Its kind of my whole life now, taking good care of myself & setting boundaries, finding ways to relax more. It does feel temporary though, i can feel that at some point it wont be the main focus as much anymore, and things like socializing or otherwise being more “out in the world” will feel good again–hopefully!

    • i agree Elila. I feel like the end of this process is getting much closer. I still feel the most comfortable at the moment living as a recluse, but that can change and I might be more “out there” soon, and as Maria said, it will have a new quality to it. I m quite excited to see where this leads, but very calm about it at the same time. Must be that ascension paradox haha 🙂

      • “I still feel the most comfortable at the moment living as a recluse….”

        Absolutely me too Kat. Im open to that changing, but honestly i am most comfortable and content by myself for now.
        And Maria it heartens me to hear you are experiencing those stirrings–like theres something to look forward to & its actually possible to feel that way again? But i also feel like its just not time yet. More like time to stretch my legs, grab a latte, and settle in to thumbing through old People Magazines in this (seemingly) endless airport layover LOL.
        And yes i too feel like when i do head back “out there”, it will be in an entirely new way 🙂💕

  9. Elila, nicely expressed. Full time gig, indeed! And yes I agree it is temporary and I also am beginning to get stirrings of wanting to get back out there, travel, have more interactions with life and people, but in a whole new way. But the timing just isn’t quite right yet. Thanks for your input. 💝

  10. Yeah Elila, I was surprised myself, when the stirrings awakened in me of going out and adventuring and possibly even making a geographical move. It’s been several years since I’ve felt that. It will be interesting to see how it all unfolds. And, meanwhile I also notice that the simple things I do on a day to day basis are charged with more joy and appreciation. And that self nurturing really pays off! 🍦☕

    • Wow the idea that it actually pays off blows my mind a little, and REALLY cheers me up to think of that! For so many years its been just about getting through each day….
      And i too have not felt any of those stirrings in many years, but i remember what they felt like in the past, & have always expected them to return at some point? Perhaps “new & improved”? With no more fear or trepidation surrounding them…
      Heres to new awakenings….& (butterfly) wings…. 😊💕

      • Yes, here’s to new awakenings indeed ! 🍸🍸. My next post will touch on the subject along with the subject of allowing ourselves to feel good. It seems for a long time we associated feeling good with a price to pay.

  11. Soooooooo true!! Can’t wait to read that one Maria!!!

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