It's the 1 Seemingly Elusive Thing That EVERYONE is Looking For...
It's time we sat down and had a talk. It's time you knew the truth... the Real Truth.
I'm not referring to a kind of truth that's "learned" at some point in life. It's not a kind of truth that's dependent on life experience. The kind and quality experiences we've gone through are the result (and a mirrored reflection) of, what we've learned and believe to be true.
As you read what follows, do your best to forget any familiar words that I might share here. Don't make assumptions that you already "know" all that.
I can tell you from personal experience, in nearly every case, what we think we know, can and often does, keep us from acting on and reaching the literally indescribable heights that we ALL can.
A number of our commonly held learned beliefs lead to dread, doubt, fear, anguish, anxiety and in many cases, perceived helplessness.
Although many believe that what they've learned and perceive to be truth is in fact "true", in many cases it's not.
The kind of "truth" I'm referring to is much bigger, broader and MUCH more profound than that. It's a very liberating kind of truth. It's of a kind and quality that never changes, always provides and never wavers.
It's currently true, always has been and it's always going to be...regardless.
It's an immutable and unwavering "truth" that stands the test of time.
The kind of truth I'm referring to is in no way, shape or form, acquired externally at some point in life.
Over the years, I've often referred to this kind of "truth" as a Higher Truth.
I have, because it is. Much more so than many of the perceived truths which we've been told of and taught about throughout our lives. It's far more expansive, the various venues available to us.
The fact is, much of what we've "learned" and depend on to make various life choices, is very limited in MANY ways.
The fact is, it's that "learned" kind of truth that more often than not, dramatically limits what we can ALL experience and know. It often delays and in some cases even sabotages what we say we want, consistently strive for and spend the majority of our lives seeking, searching for and trying so hard to get.
It keeps us looking, wanting, striving and always "trying" to find and acquire "more" of this, more of that and more of this other thing.
Yes, we do the best we can with what we've learned, yet regardless of how much we get, we always find ourselves looking, wanting, hungering for and seeking "more."
Life is a Journey and Your Beliefs are Your Guide
You could say many unknowingly and unwittingly use these limited and less than factual 'perceptions of truth" throughout their journey. They depend on them to guide their lives...often times with very limited and more often than not, less than desired results.
There's a very good, yet simple reason as to WHY.
Perceptions of truth are often shallow, blinding, misleading and just plain "wrong." They form a foundation that is shaky at best. They can also keep us from being, doing, having and/or serving in ways that we'd love to, ALL can, yet seldom do.
The reason why is because most of our perceptions stem from some variation of externally acquired data. The learned kind. Much of what we've learned is molded, shaped and at some point, develops into what we believe...many of which are limited and others just plain untrue.
Whether they're "true or untrue" is immaterial really. They determine how we view ourselves, others, life and the world. They determine without fail what we see and experience in life...unconditionally.
We've learned and hold all kinds of beliefs. The fact is we have (or have had) many. A very complex (and oftentimes dichotomous and conflicting) tangled web of beliefs that we've acquired at various stages throughout life.
As obviously true as that is, here's what's important to know IF you're ever to consciously direct your journey and experience a kind of "freedom" and Completion that all CAN...
Truth and belief are often VERY different things. Many times beliefs can blind you to and keep you from being, doing and having more of whatever it might be that you're looking for, striving toward and seeking.
What's truly ironic is that in many cases, our "learned beliefs" can keep us from discovering a Higher Truth.
Perhaps you're familiar with the timeless wisdom...
"The truth will set you free." That's "true." It will. It does. It ALWAYS has and it's ALWAYS going to.
While many beliefs we hold limit and keep us feeling trapped, limited and "seeking more", Higher Truth sets us free. Truly free.
That's why I refer to it as a "Higher Truth." Unlike our "learned beliefs", which are malleable and can change over time, Higher Truth never does. You could say it is, always has been and always will be definitively true.
I'm talking about "truth" as a KNOWING. A kind of KNOWING that oftentimes overrides, reveals and shows us in ways that there's no possible way to describe, just how limited, "untrue" and off the mark many of our learned beliefs are.
Even the long held kind. Maybe even, ESPECIALLY the long held kind.
Learned truths keep us looking, seeking and "trying" more. Higher Truth enables and empowers us to be, do and have more.
If you were aware of this Higher Truth, you wouldn't be seeking more. If you knew where to look to acquire it, surely you would have already found it.
That applies equally to everyone who is still "seeking, looking, striving, but haven't yet found what sets them free...truly free.
The fact is, not everyone gets to the place where their willing to accept that they aren't. Not everyone is open. Not everyone is willing to learn, expand, experience, or do anything more than what they've been taught and believe to be the only way.
It's also why so many never move beyond what they have experienced, are experiencing and will continue experiencing....even though they "claim" they don't like it.
Nothing I can do about that.
As I conveyed in the previous edition of Enlightened Journey, although I "wish" I could, (and have actually "tried" to) be all things to all people, I can't possibly do that.
But I can, and for a long while have, done everything that I possibly can for those in the genuinely curious, serious and fully committed group who are looking for more. As much as I'd love to do more, reach more and assist more, that's as close as I can get to being all things to all people.
As much as I've tried and would LOVE to, there's nothing I can possibly do to assist those who are unwilling to look beyond what they "think they know", just long enough to assist themselves.
Although I struggled with that fact for a number of years, and even "did my best" for awhile, I've finally gotten to the place where I accept that those who are open/ready will, and those who aren't won't.
Since you're still reading, chances are, you are a part of the curious, serious or fully committed group that I'm referring to.
Time will tell.
Do yourself an ENORMOUS favor. Open yourself. Your heart, your mind and the potential that is inherent within you.
We're going to be discussing a topic that reveals a place/space where those who are seeking more, "truly" desire to be...although many aren't "aware" that they are. They're unaware that such a space/place even exists, let alone that they can reach and EXPERIENCE it.
If you were aware of it...if you KNEW that this place existed and you KNEW you could EXPERIENCE it, you already would have.
The fact is, MOST don't think they can. In many cases, they're "learned beliefs" keep them from it.
Regardless of what you or anyone might "believe, think or claim", I KNOW you CAN, because I have. I KNOW that ALL can, because I've been there.
If we CAN, anyone can. Yet, little did I know prior to "doing that", much of what I'd learned and "thought I knew", kept me from personally entering into this "place" and EXPERIENCING what I eventually did.
To say it was a game changer. It was the single most transformational experience of my life...on MANY levels.
What I thought I knew about God, love, what we could SEE and what could be KNOWN about life, both here and beyond, turned out to be a LOT more than I once thought.
Chances are better than good, that you think the same.
What I once "thought" could be understood, based on what I was "taught" and believed could be known, turned out to fall far short of what there is to SEE and what can be KNOWN.
Although you do have the right and you can make the choice to do what I've done, it won't benefit you.
Do your best to look beyond the words.
Words can mean different things to different people. Even the same words. Do the best you can to grasp the broader context of what I'm about to share. Don't merely read it...listen as you do...Hear it. Not with your ears but with your heart.
Take it in, absorb it...do your best to get out of your head. Do what you're able to "disarm" what you "think you know" for just a short time. Eliminate all outside distractions and REALLY listen.
If you will, you'll be more than glad you did.
The foundational understanding I'm about to provide is what opens doors to what can't be described. It's not based on theory, speculation or any form of intellectually acquired data.
It IS the result of personally entering into a place/space of infinite proportion. It's a place that ALL can enter, EXPERIENCE and KNOW.
Let's look at the entry point of this place/space as a door. It's a door that has always existed and one that opens itself, once you know how to allow it to.
It's not a physical kind of door where you turn a knob and push it open. It's not a door that can be opened with the intellect. It can only be opened via the mind. Once opened, it enables you to SEE and KNOW what it means to "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
I can only describe what allows it to open and what takes you there, as a form of multi dimensional consciousness.
Soon I'll be sharing more about this door, this KNOWING and the form of consciousness, what exists beyond our conscious awareness, how YOU can walk through this "door" and how "allowing" yourself to enter into and SEE what exists beyond it will transform your life.
What it is and what it means, will assist you in achieving those states.
First, let's identify where you are.
Where are You, What Have You "Tried" and Where Do Want to Go?
Maybe you've been on the self help, personal development, or self actualization path for awhile. Perhaps even a long while. It's even quite possible that you've become quite familiar with the lingo often used in the religious/holistic/spiritual circles. You understand to a degree what it all means, and even speak about it in your daily conversations.
Perhaps you've even been "saved", have been "seeking enlightenment" or "in the process" of Awakening for awhile.
It's also possible (and in many cases highly probable), you've been searching for answers and deeper meaning since before you could remember...yet you're still "looking."
Maybe you've subscribed to a number of newsletters, read tons of books, tried all kinds of motivational and/or personal development programs, various self help systems, attended countless seminars...tried this technique, that gadget (maybe countless techniques and many gadgets) and yet, despite all that, you still feel as if you're missing something.
You've looked, you've sought, you've tried, you've prayed and you've looked, sought, tried and prayed some more, yet there's still this empty space deep within you that you just can't seem to fill.
There's a void...something missing deep within you that you just can't seem to pinpoint.
I know that feeling. I know what it's like. I do because I've experienced the same. I guess you could say that I've "Been there and done that."
I've personally "tried" a number of things over the decades. Perhaps more than most.
Through it all, I've bought into much of the marketing hype. I've been promised the moon, lied to, let down, tried some more only to experience more of the same.
But I kept looking. I was more than curious. Definitely more than serious too. I was both actually, yet very committed too.
I'm beyond grateful and ecstatic to say, that commitment paid off. I am because I discovered something that I didn't realize could be discovered.
Here's what I discovered...
Here is the truth: If you're like me and MOST who have tried this program, that technique, or have been a vigilant reader and perhaps even a sponge for knowledge all your life, you are still missing something.
You know it. I know it. You could go on like this, searching, trying, following the "rules" and jumping through hoops. You could continue on as you have for 5, 10, maybe even a hundred years and you know what?
If you continue on as you have, you would still be missing that "something."
Maybe you'll argue about how much you've learned, how you've changed, how much you've grown and that over time, you've improved so much. Many do. You might (and more than likely do) see and share with others, specific ways how you've benefited immensely from everything you've learned and done so far.
I won't and never will deny or downplay that. I'm not saying you haven't gotten something out of where you've been.
Here's what I am saying...there's always more.
I'm saying that if you're unable to say with unwavering conviction that you KNOW what it means to feel utterly and totally "complete", there's more to find.
If you're unable to say with certainty and conviction that there's nothing more you want, NEED, or must have to make you "feel totally and completely whole"...there's something you need to acknowledge, right now.
You are still missing something. You can't pinpoint and are unsure about what IT is, but you know there's more to KNOW.
Reflect with nothing but complete honesty on how you feel...and you know it to be true. Whatever you gained from everything you did before, did not give you what you were really looking for.
It's important to realize that. Many people do their best to ignore it, resist it and will hide that from themselves. It's why they keep looking, seeking and trying.
Yet, deep inside, that guiding little voice, a faint whisper from somewhere deep within, calls out, knows it's true and pushes you onward in search of it.
There's no shame in that. There's certainly nothing wrong with it. Looking, seeking, admitting and acknowledging an urge (perhaps a yearning) to find what you feel is missing, is actually a very good thing.
When you acknowledge that missing piece, you've taken the 1st major step forward in aligning yourself (the physical you) with your Higher Self. That's the part of you that nudges and is trying to help you find this missing thing.
Once you've acknowledged, accepted and embraced that there is more...that something is missing, yet understand that whatever it is can be found, you begin to realize and accept what your mission really is.
Despite the countless benefits you get out of the many different forms of meditation, self improvement, some religious affiliation, various philosophies, or even a very focused form of spiritual development... ultimately that is the one thing that people are truly looking for...it's what most people really want.
The missing piece...that "something" that fills the void once and for all.
Money won't do it. Your spouse can't. Your vocation won't either. And religion? Well.
Although many are in a place where they "believe" that some special relationship, great health, a predetermined amount of money, or acquiring enough "stuff" is what will make them happy and complete, it doesn't.
Take it from someone who thought that once upon a time. It can't. It never will either.
Having every material thing you've ever hoped, wished or prayed for will never "get you there."
Things can't. They never will. That's the truth.
Here is another truth...
The majority of so-called experts, preachers, gurus, masters, yogi's or whatever name/title the many self help/personal development folks might identify themselves with, will never be able to provide you with this missing piece either...they can't.
Yes, there are a number who can point you in the right direction. There are those who have been where you are, understand and even KNOW what's missing. But they're very few in number.
But sometimes (many times in fact) those who we've been taught to look to for knowledge, guidance, wisdom and deeper understanding, can't even do that, because even they aren't fully aware of and don't KNOW this place...they've never found or EXPERIENCED it themselves.
Sure, like you, me and everybody else who's been on this "path" of personal development and self actualization for any time at all, you've no doubt gained a lot from your journey. You have a lot to share.
But in the end, there's really only one thing that matters. I call it the Main Thing.
In spite of what we may have learned and believe to be true, it all boils down to one ultimate goal...there's one primary objective we're all attempting to achieve.
It goes beyond money, a terrific partner, the perfect family, optimum health and even all the time freedom so many work toward, strive for and wish they had.
It's this one missing thing...this Main Thing that keeps us looking, seeking, trying and sometimes struggling as we do our best to "figure out" what it is.
There are many labels that could be used. Personally, I like to call it Completion. Regardless of where we are in our personal journey, that's what we're ALL really looking for.
It can't be described. I can't possibly explain it to you. Intellectual forms of knowledge can't possibly provide it.
It must be EXPERIENCED.
Today, we're going to begin the journey towards unveiling the mystery of that missing piece.
It can sound very simple, and it is in many ways. But in other ways it's not. One thing is certain. Once you've EXPERIENCED it for yourself, it's extremely powerful. Life transforming in fact.
It's a form of Completion that reveals the simplicity of and puts everything experienced in the physical world (past, present and future) in perspective.
It's what many would call the secret that could lead to the greatest and most fulfilling discovery of your life. It could, if you'll choose to allow it to. It WILL when you enable yourself to do what's truly necessary to personally experience the "Completion" that you seek, and maybe for years have sought for yourself.
It's a sense of "Completion" which stems from this KNOWING I've eluded to. Yes we each have varying interests, do different things, walk different paths, yet ultimately, that's why were on whatever path we are.
It doesn't really matter where our individual journeys might take us, where they lead us, or what they might be.
This physical journey can, will and does take some unexpected turns at times. It may (and chances are good have) led you to and through places that may not have made sense to you at the time... but isn't that the true mystery of life?
If this Main Thing was something you could expect, that you could anticipate, that you already KNEW about, would you still be looking for it?
Since so many are looking for this "missing thing", and there are countless "seekers" globally who are earnestly trying to find it, it's time I share another "truth."
You don't find it. You CAN'T. But you don't NEED to. It finds you. But creating just the right conditions to enable it to reveal itself, are up to you.
If you can follow for awhile with an open mind, put aside any preconceived ideas and notions about how you are supposed to find this missing piece, and where...I KNOW you will not be disappointed.
You can KNOW too. Better yet you can KNOW and personally EXPERIENCE what it means to be complete. TRULY, fully, wholly and joyfully "complete."
Once that happens, all the work, all the seeking, all the doing, all the tangible things acquired afterwards hold much more meaning.
I'll assure you of one thing. It's at the most unexpected of times, in the most unexpected of places...you find exactly what you were looking for. Don't miss it, because it wasn't what you expected it 'should' be...remain open, willing and receptive. If you'll do that and your "truly" seeking the answers, remain open, DO what's TRULY necessary, and they'll find you.
They not only CAN, they will. But they only will if you make the choice to allow them to.
Let your guard down. Get out of your own way. Forget what you think you "know." The outcome will astound you far beyond description.
As many like me around the planet who have done and experienced the same, we KNOW...and nothing...and I do mean nothing can ever replace, change, shift or take that away.
When you EXPERIENCE for yourself this "completion" that I've done my best to convey, but cannot possibly describe, and you KNOW, you'll never in a lifetime forget nor "allow" anyone or anything to shake, rattle or change it.
It's a kind of KNOWING that serves as a rock solid foundation to build upon...a springboard of sorts that once KNOWN and EXPERIENCED, enables you to do things in such a way that opens doors to HAVING what many never will.
It's a combination of KNOWING and EXPERIENCING a kind and quality of love, assurance, appreciation and joy that once EXPERIENCED, never fades and is never forgotten...regardless.
The Infinite, awe inspiring and truly unconditional kind.
Go ahead. Begin by going here, learn more about it if you must and decide for yourself...
It points you toward the path where KNOWING and Completion can be EXPERIENCED.
Before you go, remember and do this.
Get and stay out of your head as best you can for a time. Allow your heart to lead.
Doing so could transform you and your life in ways that you can't possibly imagine right now.
The fact is, it will. But it only will, if you make the choice to do it and allow it to.
Be assured of this. Once you KNOW the truth, "the truth will set you free."
It's my hope and intention that you'll allow "Real Freedom" to become real for you and that you'll EXPERIENCE the "Completion" that so many are "seeking" yet seldom find. Not because ALL can't, but only because of what they've learned, what they think they know, what they do and where they "choose" to look.
To Your Awakening, Freedom and Ultimately Completion,