posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 10:23 PM
Looking through some of the threads in this new wonderful forum, I have been inspired to share with you an experience I had several years ago.
While I and others have written ceaselessly about the unity of Spirit and the interconnection of all, I find myself compelled to talk about an
opposing revelation that shook me to the core.
I had realized that over the past months I had made significant progress spiritually. I had just finished a meditation session when suddenly I felt
felt overcome by this profound feeling.
I had realized that no matter how far I go spiritually, I cannot take my loved ones with me.
We can teach, and encourage, and point the way and work to promote growth all we want. But it is up to the individual to walk the path. No matter what
I would ever do, or how far I would come, I can't throw my cherished ones in a car and take them with me.
To realize that I alone was progressing in my own way, and that those I love were to be left behind, to their own devices, it was such a painful
feeling. They were suffering needlessly at the hands of things I had long since overcome. Yet, I could not elevate them above it. I could not get them
to rise up.
All I wanted at that moment was to be able to share my growth. I wanted to protect them all and nuture them. Prevent them from suffering. It was such
a difficult feeling to describe, and people who have not experienced it, really don't grasp what you're talking about.
I've been really heartbroken in my life, but to realize fully that I could not take others with me, was really devastating.
You see, I make this thread to explain a concept to those who have not yet begun their path. Some people think that spiritual people become devoid of
emotion. But that is not true at all! A spiritual person laughs harder and cries harder. Being a spiritual person doesn't mean saying that I am a
"this or that" as far as religion. It means having begun to take our own steps and experience levels of awakening. A person who just believes in
something because they were brought up with these beliefs is not a spiritual person, not yet.
Spirituality nourishes, and enriches all experience. You are not losing your personality, but magnifying it infinitely. That is what I feel needs to
So, for anyone who'd like to comment, with similar experiences, or ask questions, feel free. With this bright new forum, we have lots of room to
stretch our wings.