When we awaken, one of things many are surprised by is how ordinary and normal it is. How did I not get this simplicity sooner? It often changes little about our outer life as the primary shift is deep within – who we recognize ourselves as being.
For some, there can also be outer changes that come before or after the shift due to karma completing or shifts in life cycles. But for many, life just continues as before. The same goodness and struggles but now from a new perspective.
Here, for example, I was surprised how normal and ordinary it was, yet also extraordinary. A few of my friends recognized something had changed right away. A few more recognized over time. Words usually gave it away – their impact or the way things were framed. But many noticed nothing of significance, except perhaps that I laughed more and sometimes inappropriately. (laughs)
Gradually, our perception refines and the way we relate to the world changes. This changes our behaviour and we stop producing new karma. Over longer periods of time, other karmas complete and life gradually simplifies. Dramas fade. Inner peace and our now boundless nature can be more dominant. And then a reliable inner happiness.
We may find that some things fall away we might not have expected and some things stay we would rather not. I’ve been surprised by the laws of nature that shift and those that don’t. We may also see things show up we wouldn’t have anticipated. I never expected writing to be prominent as it hadn’t been supported before nor had I developed much skill around it. We can’t assume what life may bring us.
Gradually the instant inner shift in consciousness moves into progressively denser layers of our expression. Anywhere that’s out of alignment gets realigned. Some may see a career or lifestyle change while others do not.
This descent or embodiment moves into every part of our being, even our history. As our past is healed, it can surprisingly sometimes change. History is not a limit to purification.
We discover large, deeply rooted assumptions that get uprooted. Mostly, these are about ourselves, who we are, and why we’re here. Some of those may seem obvious but there are many side effects we may never have guessed.
I’ve seen peoples eye colour change, body type change, and things move into and out of their lives in many ways. Always it was unique to that person.
Life becomes less and less about this person and more and more about the whole, our true nature. And yes, that wholeness is always in relation to this focal point of a human, what we once thought was all we were.