Awakening Cosmic Eyes Open

Have You Experienced All 7 Types Of Spiritual Awakening?

Katalina Aster

Katalina is a writer, community builder, and changemaker. Her journalism background, coupled with a passion for creating global change, allows her to write articles on a variety of cutting edge topics related to health, spirituality, higher consciousness, and human connection. Since childhood, a sequence of events and new beliefs all came together to open a new path for her. This led her to learning about astrology, crystal healing, metaphysics, numerology, Tarot readings and new age philosophies. Using these philosophies and knowledge, Katalina hopes to inspire others to find their way to happiness, loving conscious relationships, and feeling more connected to the universe.

3 Responses

  1. Aalok says:

    Have had 2/3 types of different experiences you describe. Though these were earth shaking when they happened, the effect seems to have more or less worn off. That is not to say there has been no progress. However the string impacts of these experiences is lost. How can I keep the learning fresh & have it impact my life ongoingly.

  2. V Panetta says:

    Wow! Very rare to come across this kind of commentary. Less than 95% of humanity have a clue what spirituality actually is about,…and currently, it’s likely that less than .2% of humanity have realized Heart Consciousnesss,…which can be associated with the 8th level of Spiral Dynamics,…those who have surrendered to the spiritual dimension underlying all form.

    You could have been clearer on point 4, Awakening By Spiritual Practices. Meditation is not a spiritual practice, but a mental practice that can reveal the spiritual.

    Those who have realized points 6 and 7 do not meditate. Siddhartha meditated, but what reason would Sakyamuni ever have for doing so?

    Historically, Siddhartha Gautama was near dead from meditation when a young girl named Sujata (likely a dakini) offered him some food (perhaps rice cooked in milk). Some say a state of appreciation filled him from this meal, and others as he recovered his physical strength, through a state of appreciation, he realized the nature of Dependent Origination from which suffering arises.

    I totally laugh every time I see an image of Buddha meditating,…other than the one where he is more bone than skin, almost dead.

    Hui Neng said that meditation is unnecessary, and warned that such practice can easily become a narcotic.

    “Do you think you can clear your mind by sitting constantly in silent meditation? This makes your mind narrow, not clear.” Lao-Tzu Huahujing

    “Free yourself from meditation, practice non-meditation” – Kyergangpa Chökyi Senge

    “The state of non-meditation is born in the heart….” Jigme Lingpa

    “The practice of meditation is represented by the three monkeys, who cover their eyes, ears and mouths so as to avoid the phenomenal world. The practice of non-meditation is ceasing to be the see-er, hearer or speaker while eyes, ears and mouths are fulfilling their function in daily life.” – Wei Wu Wei

    “If your purpose is to medicate dukkha,…then meditate. If your wish is bodhi,…practice absolute bodhicitta.” a Chan saying.

    “Meditation, yoga, or one of the many so-called spiritual activities has little to do with liberation from delusion, and everything do to with their desperation to escape busy, unhappy lives, and heartfelt longing for a healthy, stress-free, happy life” Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

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