Enlightenment (spiritual), a final blessed state free from ignorance, desire and suffering, the knowledge that we are all cosmically united as a race of humans unrelating to race, creed, or any other man made dividing lines.
Enlightenment in a secular context often means the "full comprehension of a situation", but in spiritual terms the word alludes to a spiritual revelation or deep insight into the meaning and purpose of all things, communication with or understanding of the mind of God, profound spiritual understanding or a fundamentally changed consciousness whereby everything is perceived as a unity.
Some scientists believe that during meditative states leading up to the subjective experience of enlightenment there are actual physical changes in the brain. In New Age Christianity, enlightenment is obtained by direct infusion from the Sacred Rays. The Sacred Rays are continuous streams of energy, consciousness, love and data from the Godhead that are color coded into 12 different frequencies. This energy is above gamma rays and not observable by current science. Nevertheless, these Rays can supposedly be caught by the higher self's five different chakras, and then absorbed into the meditator's more physical bodies, and retained within the 7 lower chakras, or the seven churches of John's Revelation. There are 12 human chakras in this system, total.
There are also 12 petals on the heart chakra in this system. Specifically, these 12 petals are also designed to catch and hold the 12 sacred energies of enlightenment. The theory goes that as the energy from the 12 Sacred Rays accumulates in the chakras and petals, the higher-self will eventually become activated. This, in turn, allows the enlightened individual to displace and transcend the selfish ego and quickly develop supernatural abilities, including the fruits and the gifts of the Spirit, perfect peace, the realization of the unity of all things, raise kundalini, and develop the siddhas of Hinduism.
Hinduism also uses similar ideas, moksha being a representation of freedom from desire and other worldly passions. For Hindus as for Buddhists and Jains, enlightenment ends the cycle of reincarnation. Souls are held to enter many different bodies through the course of their existence. In each of the lives they lead, they develop spiritually. The ultimate goal of this spiritual development is the liberation from the system of earthly suffering. The concept of spiritual enlightenment in Buddhism and Hinduism is related to but distinct from ideas such as salvation and transcendence associated with Christianity.
Enlightenment is not accomplished by intellectual insight, dogmatic beliefs, or physical works in this method. It is more a product of dedicated meditation, surrender to Spirit and absorption of God's grace, as contained in the Sacred Rays. This long process ultimately transforms "the old man" into "the new man". It is also considered to be the "New Birth" by New Age Christians.
Currently, our world, as we know it, is at the end of a grand evolutionary cycle that the Ancient Mayans predicted. The process of Ascension has begun for most of us and ascension symptoms are getting more and more evident each day! In our understanding, the path of truth 2011 will lead us to merging of dimensions in the year 2012. We will be witnessing that our planet, Earth will be vibrating on higher spiritual frequencies of love and compassion very soon. There are portals to higher dimensions on Earth that have been used as gateways to other worlds and parallel universes since the ancient times. We can contribute to this grand planetary process by ourselves maintaining higher spiritual frequencies with the right awareness of spiritual laws. Awareness is the key.
Psychologically, it wouldn't be wrong to say that the human ego, as we know it, is coming to an end as we enter a new 5D Earth. The ultimate truths are being uncovered if you look around and do your little research on these subjects, you will exactly know how the collective evolution of global consciousness is accelerating and we are going through DNA changes. Five-dimensional Earth is almost here and each one of us can be a part of it by allowing ourselves to accept new patterns of thought and living, through meditations and going deep within our own consciousness. We must remember what we think we become because on 5D Earth our thoughts will manifest in our physical reality as the spiritual law of manifestation teaches us. Through our website, we are contributing everyday to help you all your process by providing important information, documentaries and articles. We would love to answer your queries and guide you through this process. Here's one such video that explains 5D Earth!
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