A.W.A.R.E.N.E.S.S: A Waking And Responsive Effect Native to Every Sentient Soul
~ “The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.” ~
—M. Scott Peck
Every sentient, feeling being has an innate sensibility that allows them to know truth without question. This uncanny ability cannot be learned it is intrinsic, it cannot be taught it is essential. When you first come into this existence, your awareness is keen, but gradually after years of inculcation and indoctrination into certain disciplines and various ways of thinking and feeling, your natural senses eventually become blunted and desensitized. This is not to say that you don’t still possess this natural quality, it is merely to suggest that over the many years of conditioning, cultural biases, systematic beliefs, generational influence, dogmas, and societal norms, you tend to sacrifice what you know to be true in exchange for what you’re told is true. The greatest contradiction ever to be foisted upon man is to be told that what he knows to be true in his heart of hearts, in his soul and in his being, is actually not acceptable to society’s way of thinking. There has to be a sweeping shift in awareness prior to you rising above this unconscious state. Fortunately though, once one awakens, we all awaken.
Awareness is not simply about being awake or alert; it has more to do with an inner sense of knowing. What you hold to be true about your godly self, your divine make-up and the abilities you possess as a spiritual being are actually true. If everyone were truly aware of the inherent qualities they harnessed, there would be no need for organized thought systems hence the religious systems would be vanquished overnight. We wouldn’t need elected officials or laws or even people to enforce them because we would all respond to the same innate guidance system unique to us all. The highest vibration is love and as you tune into its frequencies, and become aware of its pervading influences, you too will become autonomous no longer needing to be told what is “good” or “acceptable” for you will know truth instinctively. When you are truly aware, nothing outside of yourself can dictate or influence your actions. It’s simply about knowing unequivocally that what you sense in your heart is in harmony with the mandates of spiritual law. When you become aware once again of the divine laws which permeates all of existence, a quickening will occur hastening you on to a fully awakened state of enlightenment.
(pg. 63 of 100 Disciplines to Higher Consciousness: A Conclusive Synopsis on Spiritual Principles by Dr. Peter C. Rogers)