Listen to the blog audio below:
“We are being called to Co-Create a New Earth, where harmony and peace once again prevail; a New Reality where our Divinity fully inhabits our humanity.”
— Kumari & the Council of Light
There’s an urgency today to evolve beyond humanity’s current ego-based paradigm, and along with it, a unique expression of enlightenment is emerging. And it is rooted in decidedly feminine aspects than the more traditional spiritual teachings.
This new awareness has evolved from years of teaching my Divine Human course, a path that is a direct invitation to awaken in a profound, embodied way, and to participate in a collective evolution that can create a new world.
What is Enlightenment?
Enlightenment is a state of awakened understanding. It can be described simply as the transcendence of suffering and desire in order to obtain spiritual liberation (moksha). To be enlightened is to be freed from the tyranny of the mind and to experience deep spiritual peace, presence and wholeness.
In my classical eastern mysticism training, I was taught that an enlightened person has gone through all the 4 stages of samadhi (divine union) and achieved complete vairagya, detachment from all worldly things and finally the death of one’s own ego, or sense of self as separate from the whole universe (unity consciousness).
At that point, we break through the illusion of duality, and see the Truth of Reality or Satya, That Which Is. Linear time also drops away, so that past, present and future are perceived simultaneously.
A New Enlightenment Paradigm Emerges
Originally I held the somewhat naïve notion that there was a place you arrived, a destination called Enlightenment, Self-realization, or Liberation, and your seeking ended as your journey was complete. Your suffering was over as your consciousness was permanently detached from the world and fixated in the Absolute reality or God-consciousness, and you were in a constant state of peace and bliss.
Many may envision enlightenment culminating from a life of seclusion and contemplation, ideally with a Master, transcending worldly attachments and identification with the body and the achievement of karmic perfection. And it was a rare individual indeed who embarked on this path, rarer still one who actually attains this Absolute Self.
Yet I believe the call to awaken is for all of us. And we must find ways to consciously live that awakening in the midst of our complex, messy, modern lives.
This involves a more feminine awareness, with more of an ebb and flow of the appropriate state for the circumstances, always open to changing and growing. The spiritual concept of the Divine Feminine refers to the aspect of self involved with creation, intuition, community, sensuality (felt sense rather than thinking sense), and collaboration.
The Divine Human
This is what I am referring to as the “Divine Human,” fully engaged with all of life, embracing our emotions, and living our sacred connectedness to All That Is.
Contemporary spiritual teachers are noticing this shift as well.
Meditation teacher Craig Hamilton calls this the “Evolutionary Self” which is neither “the small, contracted ego self. But it wasn’t the timeless Absolute Self that’s discovered in traditional enlightenment either. This part of the self was alive, engaged, animated with spiritual presence and vitality.”
Hamilton continues that “perhaps the most intriguing thing about this more feminine aspect of the self was that it wasn’t awakening in meditation or other solitary spiritual practices. It seemed to be waking up in the midst of daily life and through engagement with other people—particularly with kindred spirits when engaged in transformational conversations and other creative interactions.”
Similarly, in a beautiful book Embodied Enlightenment: Living Your Awakening in Every Moment, Amoda Maa Jeevan shares an exploration of consciousness that embraces both the messiness of your earthly experience and the non-duality of pure awareness, and explores how your daily life can bring you into alignment with a divine destiny of individual and collective awakening.
Busting some of the common myths about enlightenment, she also addresses topics as I have for years, that often were excluded from more traditional spiritual conversations—from the connection between consciousness and the body to relationships to planetary health.
Rather than sitting on a mountaintop awaiting to be fully “baked,” what if our spiritual evolutionary enlightenment path is actually accelerated through delving into sacred relationship with all life, awakened action, creative expression, and conscious co-creation with an intentional collective with that same goal?
The Call for Soul EmBODYment
Is it possible to live consistently from our Soul Essence?
I do believe this is the cutting edge potential that is opening up for humanity now more than ever before.
Embodying soul, to me means having our full soul presence in every cell, muscle, organ and part of our being..permanently. It infuses our minds so we think from soul and therefore act consistently from our highest consciousness. As the wisdom and awareness of our Soul drives our being, our egos drift out of the driver’s seat into the background.
Many may experience that soul energy and awareness comes and goes in and out of the body like the breath. But embodying soul means the soul has a constant presence. This takes time and conscious effort, and many other “layers” of energy need to move from the body before the soul can take up residence. These other layers are held in place by old beliefs, hurts, and emotions that are still stored in our bodies and influence our perceptions and therefore our lives.
In addition, once we have opened up some inner space, I find it helpful to consciously “invite” more Soul to inhabit our form through various practices that I am now able to transmit directly.
For the soul to fully inhabit or take up residence and fully direct our physical body it is a conscious process of being willing to acknowledge and release what doesn’t serve our highest and best good, creating more spaciousness within, and transforming our lives, and ultimately our world.
If you wish to experience living from your Soul EmBODYment consider joining our next playshop: