Enlightenment is constant and we are never separated from it further than its carriage which is… Now. It is true that our realization of it has much to do with fate. It is helpful to distinguish fate from destiny. We can change our fate as it is produced wholly from choice. Destiny on the other hand is constant but we do not have to choose it. Our soul is our destiny. Fate is employed to reach our destiny, or, to lose our soul.
Based on the stories of my childhood I expect that I experienced enlightenment as a young child. I abandoned it along with the rest of childhoods trappings. I have had some drug induced experiences of enlightenment. Those are not very durable although the feeling, or sense of it, can remain.
As a young man I was contemplating ‘Be Here Now’. It caused me to have an epiphany and realize that state. As I sat there in a state of wonderment and awe it seemed that I could choose to stay there and live that way. I decided, not now. Getting there was effortless and so it seemed I could return some other time and that is what I chose to do.
For me personally there is a dualism that drives me. I am driven to build separation between myself and my soul while at the same time expecting to embrace my soul here on the temporal plane. For some reason the embrace troubles my temporal person.
In considering enlightenment it is helpful to remember that it is absolute and as such it is free. It can not be earned. There is no merit by which a person deserves it. It is a simple matter of choosing it. Choice in this example is as a progression. Each choice is as a footfall on our path. We have creative authority and as we think we are. Enlightenment is a choice. It is curious that it seems such a troublesome choice for our temporal self. I think our soul holds the secret to that curiosity. It knows what our fate is when we choose our destiny. Our temporal person must also know this but chooses instead the trappings of ignorance and denial.
The Mystic Tourist ©2012