Imagine you’re having a nightmare. A monster is chasing you or whatever else, and you’re terrified. Then, a bright light flashes and someone appears – a heavenly figure – and they ask you, “Do you want to wake up?”
What’s your answer? “Yes! Absolutely Yes!”
But really, what do you want to wake up from? And what do you want to wake up to?
If you were waking up to a reality that was as terrifying as the dream, you probably would be indifferent as to whether or not you woke up or not.
So what do we really want to wake up to?
We want to wake up to that feeling of safety! To that feeling of security, to that feeling that we have nothing to fear! We want to wake up to that feeling that we are safe, supported, and loved. Ultimately, we want to wake up to that feeling of unconditional safety – the feeling that no matter what happens – we are safe.
This is Awakening. This just might be Enlightenment. Realizing that no matter what – we are safe. Of course, this can be true if we realize we are much more than physical bodies. If we are Pure, Infinite Spirit, then yes – of course we are always safe! Only when we forget who and what we really are do we experience such sensations as fear and anger and worry.
So what’s the key to waking up and staying awake? Remember who and what we really are! Realize that you and i and all are so much more than what we might appear to be. The physical senses can only experience so much. There is much to this Creation that is unseen and unperceived by us, and yet it is probably realer than anything we do perceive.
The Vedas suggest, “Whatever changes, isn’t real.” Then, what doesn’t change, and what is real? The Eternal, the Everlasting, the Infinite. And perhaps, that is what we really are. After all, why not? We might as well entertain such a promising, loving, pure notion 🙂
So let’s wake up from the illusion of our fears and worries and anxieties! Let us realize and always remember who and what we really are.
Wake up to an eternal feeling of unconditionally safety. Safety without conditions – that is our birthright and reality. Who is to say otherwise?
Gloria in Excelsis Deo!