The experience varies but for some, awakening can be like a second childhood. Like we’re going back to school and relearning about what life is. Also because it’s a process of progressively deeper surrender. A return to innocent allowing.
As Lorne Hoff puts it, “The secret to Awakening is readiness, openness, simplicity, innocence and clear simple guidance from within, from nature, or from a fully enlightened being.”
Jesus is said to have said: “I tell you the truth. You must change and become like little children. If you don’t do this, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. The greatest person in the kingdom of heaven is the person that makes himself humble like this child.” (Matthew 18)
Awakening is not something you can convince yourself of or think yourself into. In fact, it is not something you do at all. It is something you surrender to. It is recognizing we are an aspect of the whole. Not individual’s achieving something but expressions of the divine knowing itself more fully.