There is a common idea in spiritual circles that enlightenment is “the solution” and it will make all our problems go away. This isn’t necessarily even taught or conscious. It is the mind’s tendency to interpret this way. For example, when I say “life is bliss” or “awakening is becoming infinite peace,” we can naturally assume this will wash away our old life.
However, our stage of development is a stage in our humanity, not a step out of it. The person ceases to be the center of our being, but we remain in the field of karma and humanity. Our higher nature joins our humanity.
Enlightenment does make it much easier to handle issues that arise. We’re no longer caught by experiences. Seeing more clearly, we can resolve many problems more quickly.
We also recognize our role in conflict more easily. While previously, we blamed others and events for our experiences, we now see that our difficulties come mostly from how we respond rather than the events themselves. (Unskilled empaths have an extra layer here to tune.)
This is also true of energy healing. There is the natural tendency to blame others for our experiences. But relationship – energy or otherwise – is always a two-way street. Until we recognize what we’re bringing to the table, we’ll not see clearly and resolve the dynamic.
For example, I’ve seen people talk about discovering some old crud related to a teacher. Does this mean the teacher has gone bad or that we have some crud to resolve around authority figures?
Or we meet someone and feel an inner reaction. Do we confuse that with attraction? Is that our sensitivity to them? Or is our reaction based on our unresolved junk? Maybe it’s a warning flag?
If we don’t learn these dynamics, we’ll tend to have the same problems with a whole series of people, be it bosses, romantic partners, or sales people. If you hear yourself saying something like “all X are Y,” you know the equation is missing the actual common denominator – you.
The mind makes easy traps of “knowing better” or “having the answer.” Just beware the flag of putting it on others. So often, the issue is primarily our own. That’s why it’s showing up in our life. If we didn’t have a trigger, it wouldn’t create events.
Yet we don’t want to be in a constant second-guessing or mindfulness or healing mode. This is not a natural state. It’s mind trying to control. It’s another form of obsession.
Happily, it can all be healed. As we gradually increase clarity, we can see what we’re bringing to the table and can resolve our contributions. Ahhhh…