Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. ~ Carl Jung (1875-1961)
There is a time for everyone’s awakening, a time when you are called to another place, another time… another world. Everyone dreams it is the natural vision that we are all born with. Dreaming is the infancy of awakening. Some never awake and leave this world dreaming never to experience the awakening. In this world we have takers and givers, victims and overcomers, winners and losers, leaders and followers and dreamers and visionaries.
There is a time for all of us, a time when we come to the precipice of all that we have ever known, every place we have ever been, everyone we have ever known and all of our experiences call to us. Many of us keep moving along and never stop to listen and seek out what is calling and drawing them. In fact, the calling causes them to react to the world around them and they are driven harder to purse the outside dreams with even more strength. Then there are those who hear the calling and stop…. They feel as though they are lost…. They seek and appear not to find… They use every resource inside and out, the spiritual and the natural to find out what is calling them. The more they look the more lost and alone they experience, not understanding the language of the call and the blinding darkness frustrates them to point of desperation. Caught in a place that does not appear in the natural to exist but, inside their soul they feel the whirlwinds of it’s passion, the shaking of it’s intensity, the fire of it’s purification, the bitterness of it’s cold pain and the song that is continually being played on the keys of their heart with such precision and power.
Awakening… Awakening or The Awakening may refer to:
- Wakefulness, the state of being conscious
- Spiritual awakening, a religious experience involving a realization of a sacred dimension of reality
Let’s remove the word “religious” from the definition. A spiritual awakening involving a realization of a sacred dimension of reality.
I only would remove the word “religious” because I do not believe being “religious” has any bearing on the experience awakening that is like saying it only can happen to “religious” people. Awakening calls to each and everyone of us. We are not born “religious” we are taught to be religious. Awakening is an experience that creation experiences every moment. Creation awakens without conflict, without knowledge, everyday it awakens without the help or inspiration of man. Look around you all that you see can teach you what you are seeking. In it’s effortless, fluid resignation to awakening creation teaches us conflict creates disorder.
Now let’s take the word “sacred” away and understand that sacred is something that we have been taught should only be used by the chosen, the saints, and those who bring it out and use it only for a special occasion. A sacred dimension can be realized as a spiritual dimension of reality that exists everywhere all around us. “Sacred” does not mean in the essence of “sacred”, a place we go to pray or seek God. Many times the word sacred is used for certain people, tools for religious experiences or books we cannot understand. In reality sacred is a beautiful word and it meaning extends so far beyond that which belongs to religious or secretive. In the experience of awakening the dimension that one experiences is like a birth into a multi-dimensional realm that is the father/mother of the natural existence we have lived in since our physical birth.
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him,
Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God:
For no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
Jesus answered and said unto him,
Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man born be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born again when he is old?
Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.
That which is born of flesh is flesh, and that which is born of Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof,
But cannot tell whence it comes and where it goeth:
So is every one that is born of the Spirit.
We are all born from the womb, from the water of the flesh. We are created in water of the womb from the moment of our creation here on earth. Being born of the Spirit is a different matter.