“A new spiritual awakening is occurring in human culture, an awakening brought by a critical mass of individuals who experience their lives as a spiritual unfolding, a journey in which we are led forward by mysterious coincidence.” ~ The Celestine Prophecy
With almost any career path or activity that you must learn from school or a teacher, it can be quite apparent to gauge where you are in your progress. We live in a society that breaks things down into levels, (for example, grade levels in school) and certifications (bachelors degree, doctorate, license) that is our “proof” that we have mastered a particular level.
However, a spiritual journey can be a little trickier to determine where a person is in their process. As with many things on the spiritual path, what is “right” and “relevant” in worldly matters, will take on an ironic twist when dealing with spiritual themes.
For instance, it is quite common on a career path to want to strive for higher and higher positions, and for one to “want” to test their knowledge in comparison to their peers, but on a spiritual journey it can be quite the opposite.
It would be safe to say that the more a person “needs” to know how much farther along they are than others or the more they need a certificate of completion to boost their self esteem or to prove their mastery in some area on their spiritual path, the less far along they most likely are.
Because there is no one definitive path to self-awareness, or to experiencing enlightenment, and awakening – it makes it even harder to truly say where someone is on their path, especially in relation to others, we are all in essence traveling our own path.
The landmarks on our path may be in a drastically different order than the next person. Nonetheless there are certain “states of being” that signify an expansion is taking place in our awareness.
The word “expansion” really explains it perfectly when referring to how our journey READ ON