It is hard to express how important it is to develop your spiritual autonomy along the spiritual path. So many practitioners fail to gain lasting results solely because they don’t trust themselves. In this blog post I’ll explain why spiritual autonomy and confidence is one of the most important ingredients for stabilizing your potential spiritual awakening.
Spiritual Autonomy – Stabilization of Awakening
the state of awakening. There are so many splendid revelations and openings: experiencing
divine grace, experiencing oneself as pure light, no time, deep silence, emptiness, oneness,
no-self…and the list goes on.
it seems like we’re not managing to sustain these awakened states.
a clear answer.
STATE but our actual true nature. If you experience Light or Emptiness – you are as a matter of
fact getting in touch with the REALITY of yourself – not with a state.
our knowing with full conviction and confidence. ***This is where many honest spiritual seekers
of truth miss the point and therefore do not stabilize in the awakened reality.
Validation of our inner experience and insight
did. Do you have to go through this experience again in order to be convinced about it’s validity?
experiences and not trust our internal subjective reality. This is part of the collective conditioning
of our time. Therefore, we BELIEVE that we need these experiences again and again and again in
order to become fully convinced in their validity. We search for acknowledgement from the outside
instead of trusting our own spiritual autonomy.
many times. But because they do not recognize it as such and do not give these experiences validation,
they remain in a sense unrealized.
state is already your True Nature. You cannot hold or sustain what you already are. BUT you can
certainly recognize and acknowledge your True Nature and you can and should certainly give it
Stop waiting for another experience – Trust Yourself!
important stabilizing elements of the Awakened Nature – your own nature. You stop mistrusting yourself,
you stop lying to yourself that you don’t know. Because you DO KNOW. And then you stop waiting for
another experience, or teacher, or book to validate your awakening, but you simply start living it, moment
to moment, trusting what is revealed to you and backing it up with conviction and love.
validation you so deeply long for. It has to be YOU that gives this validation. And why’s that? Because
trusting yourself IS knowing yourself, IS being yourself.