Attaining natural enlightenment is about freeing the mind and body from the tyranny of the false self. This is why enlightenment is often called liberation and freedom.
Enlightenment is not an experience or a goal, it is the intuitive, natural recognition of our true nature. When we realise the true self, we are freed from the influence of the false self. The false self causes a lot of suffering.
When I asked my Apple Tree for intuitive guidance on “How to attain enlightenment?” these are the insights that arose.
APPLE TREE ANSWER to “How to reach enlightenment?”
By realising that your true self is already always free, you can give the gift of this freedom to the body and mind. This frees life to flow naturally, with purpose and in service.
When the false self is in power, life does not flow freely or naturally. The false self blocks off our intuition, and the mind pushes and pulls, trying to manipulate our words and actions. This internal conflict causes a lot of suffering.
Each heart has an inner guidance system, the highest inner teacher is available to all, but because most are focused on the mind, they miss the voice of the inner teacher. The inner teacher is calling you home to the true self, it’s function is to enlighten.
The purpose of the inner teacher is to enlighten.
Realise that there is no individual person to attain enlightenment. Enlightenment is the process of intuitively realising and revealing the true self to itself. This self-knowledge is a gift for the body and mind.
Once enlightenment has gifted the body and mind, it is obvious to that mind that there is no individual to claim enlightenment.
When the seed of interest in the true self is germinated, the call to the truth is sounded. For some this is experienced as longing for truth, for others it is an intuitive sense that the world doesn’t have the answers, peace or happiness that we seek. This is the first movement. It is a movement of the mind inwards.
When life brings us to our knees in suffering, there is an opportunity to surrender. Surrender is helpful because it opens the heart and mind. When the heart and mind are open, there is the chance that the inner teacher can be heard. The inner teacher is made of pure knowing. It is different to thoughts that rise from the surface limited mind.
The inner teacher is the same inner teacher that all minds discover.
Each soul drinks from the same well, but each paints their cup differently.
Truth is the water in the well. The true self is the water, is the truth. The mind drops a bucket into the well and translates the water into its own words and images, coloured by its unique conditioning.
This is why when you find your inner teacher, the truth sounds the same as the truth found by all sages, regardless of culture, language or background. Though the translation is different, you sense intuitively that this is the truth that resonates in your own heart.
Wisdom recognises wisdom. Truth recognises truth,
By this path of wisdom, the ignorant mind is given truth, is given self knowledge. This self knowledge transforms the dark into light, the ignorance into understanding. In this understanding the mind sees itself as the self it was seeking.
Just as a flower opens to the sun, eventually all souls open to seek the truth. This path of enlightenment is natural. Nature is not an easy teacher. Seeds have to break open to grow.
Enlightenment is a dying process. It asks for a surrendering of the false and an embodiment of the truth.
If you are sincere in your desire for truth and weary of the world as a source of happiness, then follow the call of enlightenment.
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