Enlightenment cannot be attained through the thought processes of personal persona or thinking yourself to have ‘achieved’ something, for the concept of achievement comes from the thought processes of human persona. If you think you have ‘achieved’ enlightenment, then you in fact have not. When you have found enlightenment, you will actually never form the question, is this enlightenment? You will simply have no thought about it to question the state you are in.

Enlightenment is not a thing which becomes apparent to one, or something which ‘clicks’ one fine morning. It is something which you become without you knowing you have become it, for you actually let go of the need or want to be that.

There is no persona present of ‘I want to be enlightened’. As long as your desire exists to attain a thing called enlightenment, you will never experience it. You will simply exhibit characteristics of behaviour and mind which, in your own value structure, deem to be a form of enlightenment.

Someone else far more wise than you will then come along and say, well that is not enlightenment. Enlightenment does not require persona; it does not want to be Self-achieved. It is a pure state of bliss, connectivity and spirit union which takes place when one gives of themselves without thought for themselves, for they no longer experience themselves as ‘selves’, only one with everything. In this state, there is no thought of ‘I am enlightened’, for there is no thought of ‘I’ ever arising.

Let us address what you deem to be an ‘advanced being’. Who and how would you define a being to be [spiritually] advanced?

If perhaps you choose to refer to those who perform some practice akin to the mahasamadhi, or who are said to attain enlightenment through the aspirations towards the rainbow body, then I would comment that such activities do not make one more advanced than another. Should it be that some idolized guru in some distant land is able to transmute the cellular body to a pure light body, it is not to say their spirit is any more advanced than anyone else’s. For what they can do, so too can you, if you so choose. Should it be their belief that in performing this apparent miraculous and profoundly spiritual feat results in the discontinuation of the so-called cycle of rebirth, then good luck to them. It is notable to observe that many other beings in the cosmos can adeptly perform similar feats, and yet demonstrate very little in the way of human spiritual values or loving intentions. This ability has more to do with understanding thought and the science of its capacity, rather than actual spiritual attainment, for the spirit is already ‘enlightened’. It is simply that there are those who wish to experience a type of en-lighten-ment whilst within a carbon form.

Everyone has the capacity to detach from their physical counterpart and return to the spirit world at any time, much like your dream states. This is done by detaching the etheric cord from the solar plexus. Though this is so, the intent to do this must come from one of love. For if it is not done in love and in the highest honour and respect, you invite the susceptibility of other energies and entities taking advantage of your unwanted human body. One must also remember that your spirit, which is your True Self, does not actually enter physical time and space, so you are not so much returning home, but withdrawing your conscious awareness from its carbon container.

It is possible for some to synchronize the carbon container on a cellular level to transmute its elemental properties to pure light, at the time of conscious withdrawal. This light, which animated the elements that comprised the carbon form then return to their source. In such instance the carbon form bypasses the linear deterioration to their elemental state.

On the reverse end, as it were, those who are already, in a manner of speaking dead, can perform a similar feat by animating elemental prana of the cellular memory of an individual or object, essentially reanimating the carbon form in physical state temporarily. This is a difficult and energy-demanding action which is often associated with the shining ones.

Your human body, which is often interpreted as being physical, is also made of light. So in a sense, it is also a ‘light-body’. It is an orbit system of gas and chemicals, which, in its true essence have very little real solid matter at all.

As you may be aware, it is possible for spirit to manifest in physical form. So in a sense, consciousness of ‘higher vibrations’ can ‘descend’ to occupy convenient forms suited to particular environments. Because of cellular memory, consciousness can then recreate the particles required to wear certain skins worn as other beings. This is why it is also possible to merge with other beings within the spirit world, and then separate as individual identities when and where necessary. It is also how your spirit can be one with the creator, yet at the same time, or rather, within the concept of time, exist separate from that having an individual identity journey.

It is important similarly that one does not attach human ego to understandings of vibration, being higher or lower. This concept of one being ‘better’ or more of greater worth is a fiction of human ego. The colour blue is not of greater value than the colour orange. All colours are a product of the same source. All vibrations are a product of the same instrument.

Also, some refer to the chemical and bioelectrical process called kundalini, which has to do with connectivity within the biological body, particularly with the nervous system, spinal cord, brain and endocrine system. Unfortunately many seek this stimulant chemical connectivity and activity as some means of professed ladder mechanism of enlightenment. It does not make a being more spiritual or more wise than they were before, it simply works to enhance the functioning processes within the physical structure, which also alters the way the human brain interacts and processes information. Enlightenment is not something which is obtained or reached by some form of activity or measurable ladder of attainment, it is something which others proclaim you possess when you let go of self to the present moment in which you are in complete acceptance of, and at peace with.



Spiritual Paths

“A spiritual path has nothing whatsoever to do with being able to achieve Kundalini, psychic abilities or any other activity promoted as some form of spiritual advancement. It is important for you to acknowledge this, and not to measure your own spiritual progress against what other people believe progress to be. Your spiritual path has more to do with your core central values you resonate as a sentient being of light within the etheric realms, which you aspire to anchor within physical state. You do this by discovering the goodness within yourself and creating a pathway in your life paved from the light and love of this goodness.

Your interests and attractions to specific spiritual beliefs and practices will come and go, but your core central values will always remain the same. This is because these values are at the level of spirit identity which resonate through every fibre of your being, literally. When you think, feel and act in accordance with these values they will resonate a familiar truth with you. Use your gift of creativity in every thought, word and deed to discover what resonates most within you. Follow this resonate rhythm and it shall open the flow to your spiritual path.

Meditation does not follow any one belief system. In fact, its true function is to free you from every belief system.”



About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: http://www.pbase.com/1heart Essays on the Conscious Process: http://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/ Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: http://feelingtoinfinity.wordpress.com/ Verses and ramblings on life as it is: https://writingonwater934500566.wordpress.com/ Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: https://themindthatneverwas.wordpress.com/ Verses on the Play of Consciousness: https://onlydreaming187718380.wordpress.com/ Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: https://themysteriousexpanse.wordpress.com/ Poems of the Mountain Hermit: https://snowypathtonowhere.wordpress.com/ Love Poems from The Book of Yes: https://lovesight.wordpress.com/ Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: https://travelsindreamland.wordpress.com/ Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: https://freetransliterations.wordpress.com/ Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: https://westernmystics.wordpress.com/ Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/ Thank You!
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8 Responses to Enlightenment

  1. Candace says:

    Mahalo for compiling and sharing this dear Brother!

    Love & Blessings!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mike Fitzpatrick says:

    Mahalo. This makes good sense to me.

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  3. Alisha says:

    very nice article brother, I agree with you, we are all enlightenment beings, we don’t realize this and we pretend that we are in a process of being enlighten or one day we will enlighten which is never going to happen. Once we are enlighten all question vanishes and we be in peace. In Tibetan culture people believe that enlighten lamas will turn into rainbow body. Even is some book we can read that higher lamas in the past got rainbow body. Is it true ? or this is just hoax they made to attract people in their tradition. Thank you respected brother for this article on interesting topic enlightenment , 🙂

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    • Bob OHearn says:

      Dear Sister, Thank you for considering these matters! Our true nature is enlightenment, it is not some attainment we need to gain, but simply to re-cognize. By removing our fixations on the false, the real becomes apparent. Yes, it is true that some yogis are able to transmute their forms, but this does not mean that they have achieved some special spiritual status, as the author indicates.

      Love & Blessings!


  4. Bob OHearn says:

    Sparrow on “extraordinary experiences”:

    While it is true that some may recount all sorts of wonderful adventures to you of other realms, you are at the end of the day here to have a physical experience within a physical sense of being. Furthermore, just because your physical brain cannot recall you having similar inter-dimensional adventures, it is not to say you do not also have them; they simply register elsewhere beyond your immediate present awareness. This does not propose one is more spiritually advanced than another, as it is not the case at all.

    Rejoice for the being you are, and how you choose to do things, for you are unique and that is your own gift to everyone else.


  5. marcelvuijst says:

    All creation is because of the 5 elements. Is there any profit or loss for those elements? Only human beings have that idea.
    ~sri niz (december 24, 1979)

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