I am sitting here at the cafe I started out sitting in over fifteen years ago. I had left this cafe community about four years ago, then came back around recently, getting my coffee to go and sitting in my car. They have begun their reopen this week with limited sit down dining. The decor and tables are the same, even some of the original staff is here. Many people from back then, when the cafe first opened up, are still patronizing the place. But something is different.
I am different. I have traveled that long and lonely and often scary road. I have let go of so much. I am not the person I was back then.
I feel kind of beat up physically. Kind of worn down by the process of embodied realization. But definitely a lot lighter. A lot more clear.
No, I haven’t traveled the world, or done that much on an outer level. When you’re going through this arduous process, it’s almost distracting to do so. Those of us who have awakened have been practicing social distancing long before the current Coronavirus Outbreak.
I am, many of us are at the end of a cycle of lifetimes on this beautiful Planet. We know this will probably be our last lifetime here, so we want to make this one really count.
To others that may signal a need to do lots of living, Travel, build a business, have a relationship of relationships, get really involved in things.
But to those who have gone through this embodied enlightenment experience, it probably means something quite different.
It does mean enjoying life like we never have before. It means savoring things. Being sensual on every level. But we discover that can happen right here. In our current home. On our walk, going for coffee. Having a nice meal. Listening to music.
Just being can be ecstatic. And it doesn’t have to involve anyone else. In fact it probably won’t. Because it’s such a solitary experience. We are experiencing our own sovereignty. Our own energy, in such an intimate way.
Not that travel or any other of a number of things aren’t part of it. As is being more creative and expressive. Our soul loves creating and expressing. But it’s all from an inner sense of joy for just being, for being here. For being here in a very physical and tangible way, coupled with being in the energy of our own soul.
This is radical stuff.
So here I am, right back where I started from. Sitting, sipping my dark roast, writing, and savoring. From the outside in, my life may not appear much different than it was fifteen years ago.
That’s the funny thing about awakening.
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