Spiritual Awakening 2019, 2020, 2021, and So On

tree, spiritual awakening, spiritual nature, blue skyThere was some kind of enthusiasm going on for spiritual awakening in 2012 back when I first wrote this blog post. It was definitely fun stuff. People were excited about the idea of peace, love, and harmony entering all of humanity in one fell swoop. People did what they usually do, however, which was to look for some external event to make life all better. Yes, in 2012, many spiritual quests, techniques, and journeys were the latest sugar pill. Take two, and you'll feel better in the morning. I don't know how anyone can really believe this stuff except that the unconscious ego is always looking outside of itself for fulfillment. So I guess this was inevitable, and it'll probably happen many times again in the future.

As 2012 ended and prophecies, portals opening, vortices closing, alien predictions, and every other kind of hoo-hah got to a fever pitch, life went on. Because life and awakening aren't a single moment or experience, and if this is a revelation for you, let me take a moment to explain what spiritual awakening really is.

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Going Within for a Timeless Event

Here's the big truth about the awakened space: it is timeless. The awakened presence within you is always here in the moment. There's no lead time to get to it. You can't lose it. You can't get disconnected from it. Now this may sound counter to what I blog about, but what this blog is actually discussing is dissolving all attachments and illusions that hide awakened awareness. So the spiritual person on this path isn't trying to get to awareness. They're learning to let go of their ego self that is distracted by fantasies that cover up awareness.

A spiritual awakening is the sustained movement of dissolving the ego. The ego is a lens that skews reality, and a spiritual awakening dissolves that lens to allow someone to view life from awakened awareness--no filters, no distortions. Awakening does so independently of the person, and it does so intelligently. In general, a spiritual awakening as I describe it is rare, but so too is a serious drive to become conscious.

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We're Still Human

Even when someone does awaken, they are still human. Awakening doesn't erase all problems, but it seems like a lot of people think that it will. That's partly why the furor that we had going on around 2012 was especially silly. I think a lot of people were presuming that all of humanity's difficulties would be washed out of this world by the end of that year. I certainly was open to that possibility.

But the prediction I made at the end of that year was this: we would all still be human.

And that has been the truth. We all still have issues. We all still make mistakes. We love. We get angry. We get scared. We grieve because all of this is part of the great tapestry of human life. It is part of the whole, and the awakened space has no preference over any part.

It's all sacred.

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The Great Hope for a Better World

But if there is one great hope for a more conscious global human society, it is you. Yes, you. You are the only one in charge of you no matter what year it is nor what vortex is opening. You are the only one who can embrace all of you. If you don't do this, no one else will. If you don't chose to live life from a more conscious and kind awareness every day, no one else will. There's no time to wait for someone else or for some wave of global awakening energy to wash you along to a better or "perfect" life (whatever that means for you). If there is any kind of wave of awakening energy, it's because others have walked through that door to embrace their greatest darkness and their greatest light. In so doing, perhaps they did make a path a little clearer for you.

Nonetheless, spiritual transformation still comes back to you. If you are waiting on the sidelines for a perfect moment to jump in, don't. Don't get in. You'll be leaping in with so many expectations that you'll drown. The path of becoming more conscious is not what you are expecting. The reality of a spiritual awakening if it actually arises in you is even further beyond any expectation that you may have. You have to let go of the idea of a perfect moment  to start, and you have to surrender all of your expectations about what will follow. Then jump in.

Or maybe you should just jump in anyway knowing you're going to have to get rid of expectations as quickly as you find them. Who knows what the best way in is? Everyone is so unique.

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And Then the 2012 Party Was Over

And then 2012 was over. People went on. 2013 came, and then it went. I'm sure people have been cooking up plenty of new prophecies, predictions for opening vortices, parallel dimensions, and the usual stuff since then. There is always something going on in the universe. That's part of why I hold astrology very lightly and rarely use it as a reason for anything I ever feel on my inner plane of existence. There's always a planet in retrograde somewhere. You can't use the external world as an excuse for how you are feeling or if you are ready to awaken. In many respects, awakening is something your soul is already planning to do or not. Still that doesn't mean that there isn't value in preparing yourself for an awakening and learning to release your attachments. And how do you do that? You follow your heart, and you face your fears and darkness.

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Because as years roll by, following your heart will help create the possibilities for spiritual transformations in others in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and so on. Perhaps your inner work makes space for your children to awaken or your friends or your spouse. You can't possibly know all the ramifications of this sacred work. And as I tell people, if you haven't had an awakening, then follow your heart. If you have had an awakening, then follow your heart. Either way, find out where this spiritual path is leading you.

Spiritual Awakening 2020 and 2021

And let's not stop with this new year. Let's get excited about every year. Let's make every year an excuse to make space for spiritual awakening. Let's make space for there to be spiritual caretakers to those who have an awakening. Let's make space to have more love in our relationships. Let's do the work to clear away the old hurtful structures and patterns in our lives and societies. So when year after year people prophesy that a great blue moon in alignment with Jupiter's retrograde in conjunction with the portal opening in the Pleiades has now created the perfect time for spiritual awakenings in 2022, we will make that prophecy come true.

But with all that said, the awakened space is not waiting for us in those future years. It is still here now. It is always here now, and in this present moment, this is where you find your truest revelations, which are almost always about yourself.

Slowing Down and Removing Expectations

The awakened space can't be at any other moment than now. Yes. I said this just a moment ago and a few moments before then. But it bears repeating.

It also bears repeating that discipline and regular practice are vital to becoming more conscious and dissolving into the awakened space. The ego is a creature of habit. It won't go without regular work. This reality is another reason why hoping for big external moments is naive. Things that happen in the external world can impact us somewhat, but the real impact is if they inspire us to go within and regularly work on letting go of the ego.

And the ego will likely put up a fight. In whatever year you are doing this work be it 2019, 2020, 2021, 2035, 2050, the ego will hold on with all of its attachments. It'll make you question this whole conscious path. This is where you find out how serious you are about becoming spiritually free.

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Letting Go of Prophecies, Coming Into the Moment

So let go of the prophecies and predictions. Don't worry about what energies are moving in 2019. They're just ego games to put your hope for yourself, for life, and for this world into the future and into external phenomena. Bring your hope and your happiness to this moment. Bring your awareness to this moment. Be here now.

Be Here Now

Perhaps you can make the spiritual awakening prophecies come true by embracing the fullness of you. Then, maybe all of this enthusiasm and excitement will really grow into an unstoppable tidal wave of consciousness and love that will radically re-shape the whole planet into a world of peace.

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