It is imperative that we awaken from mundane awareness into full spiritual remembrance of who we are. The problem is that even when physically awake, we can still be mentally asleep, unaware of ourselves and entirely absorbed in whatever mechanical impulse or external stimulus captures our attention. This state of confluence, or mental absorption, keeps us in an unproductive dream state.
The common understanding of what it means to be “awake” disguises the truth, which is that despite walking around with eyes open, people tend to nonetheless be hypnotized, dimly conscious, sleepwalking, daydreaming, or in a state of trance. What all these states have in common is that the conscious core of the individual is absent or passive, blowing like a leaf in the winds of environmental stimuli.
I was instructed to dismantle my belief system, and then to intelligently rebuild it from scratch. I was told to be disciplined in my approach and to use personal experience, logic and commonsense to build a new foundation belief system, upon which to continue my quest for true enlightenment.
The concepts in this article directly apply to Kundalini, and to spiritual development in general. This is because, if you have any contradictions in your core belief system, this will misalign you with your higher self, and cause problems when you step into the greater reality by awakening and raising Kundalini.
This came to me today while answering an email from my friend, Ali, in Italy. Inspired by Marina sending me a wonderful Eckhart Tolle video, which gave me much pause for thought – see the previous post for the video.
Dr. Mckenzie is the only researcher to find a psychological cure for schizophrenia. All other research looks for drug based treatments. The videos in the link, by Dr. Mckenzie, are well worth watching.