I am so glad to have found this video on YouTube this morning (archived blog below). I want to share it with you all because it describes very well what I've been trying to tell people for the last few years. And hopefully it doesn't leave you feeling uncomfortable--I've discovered that some people just aren't ready to talk about Awakening yet. And that's OK. You'll be ready one day. Hopefully it leaves you feeling accepted, welcomed...on the right path. I like how Jim Carrey describes his own experience. (His full talk is also on YouTube as well that you can watch).
Awakening doesn't usually simply HAPPEN and take over your whole life. It usually causes a small stirring, plants a seed, and then reappears when you least expect it--until you are thinking about it more regularly. Whichever stage you're in right now...just know that you're not alone. You're not going crazy. On the contrary. You're very lucky. Welcome to your Awakening! Our Awakening...
Some of you are probably wondering at this point..."OK. Is her book about a spiritual journey? Am I only going to like it if I'm into reading this kind of self-help, deep meaningful stuff?" The answer is yes and no. My book is for everyone. If you're into that kind of thing...you'll really like it. If you have absolutely no interest in the metaphysical, or don't know anything about it--you'll still like it! The characters are real. Not pure ascended beings just sitting around talking about meditation all day. There's murder. Sex. Conspiracy. All the good stuff that makes up an interesting page turner.
Anyway, my point is that it's possible to be Awakened and still be a normal human being who is stressed out, curses, imbibes, stretches the truth, gets impatient in traffic and has an argument with their spouse or child or whoever--all at the same time. Awakening is a journey. It doesn't mean you're perfect. It doesn't mean you can't have fun, that you have to become a monk/nun or take a vow of celibacy or any goofy thing like that. It just means that you're more aware. Let's just leave it there. Think about it. Have you Awakened?