Growing up in church helps you to get really good at using big and fancy spiritual words in order to try and express yourself as you seek to impress others. Most of the words we learn are pretty cool sounding and imply some sort of superiority, simply because we know them and can say them. Truth be told, many of the words we learned and use are words that we have no idea or concept of what they really mean, even though we have convinced ourselves that we do.
I heard someone the other day talking about experiencing “enlightenment” and knowing this person the way I do, it got me to wondering do they possibly have any clue as to what the word really means?
Enlightenment involves a moment where we step away from the flesh and into spirit. Enlightenment encourages us to take on and take out the temptations of the ego, so we may be truly free to experience unity with our Creator. Enlightenment is spiritual awarness and has as it’s byproducts: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control…
For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. -1 Corinthians 2:11
When we are “enlightened”, we are no longer worried about or distracted by blame and who gets it or who gives it. We are more concerned with the blessings we are able to share with others, which contribute to enlightenment overall. We are not anxious about the dark, because we have become light, which illuminates the darkness and chases the shadows away. We do not know fear, because perfect loves drives out fear.
Enlightenment is a connection of heart, mind and spirit that opens the Heavens to release miracles to flow into and through our lives. Enlightenment is about an ongoing transformation that changes every part of my life – body, mind and spirit.
So let’s do more than just know about the word, let’s really get to know it, feel it, embrace it, live it and then we can share it. And isn’t that what it’s all really about anyway???