Hello everyone, and a very good day. I’m Clark and this is a sequel to: How to be enlightened Part 4. In the most recent part, we looked at some ways to reach enlightenment. They were called portals. And here we’ll explore yet more portals. Once again, these portals are sourced from the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, but my personal views and experience in using them are added in as well.
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Go deep into your body as a portal
Here’s yet another portal you may use to reach a connection with the Un-manifested – by taking your attention deeply into your inner body. So, what does this mean?
Close your eyes if this is your first time doing this. Now direct your attention into your body. Feel the life in your feet, then your legs, your stomach, your hands, your arms, your torso, your forehead, and any other parts of your body. Remember to breathe, and to relax, as you’re doing this. Feel the “subtle energy field that pervades the entire body and gives vibrant life to every organ and every cell”. This energy field is your link to the Un-manifested. Feel it in all parts of your body at the same time. Feel it as a single energy field. Keep feeling your inner body for some time. The longer you do it the stronger the feeling. You’ll feel like “every cell is becoming more alive”.
It’s said that your inner body is your link between your outer world (in which your body and mind resides) and the Un-manifested. Hence, to go into your inner body is to bring your attention to the point(s) of connection between Un-manifested and the outer world, and from there it’s possible to connect with Un-manifested itself.
Death as a portal
It’s said that when we die, a portal to the Un-manifested opens up very briefly. This’ll happen even if we didn’t achieve spiritual realization during our lifetime. Remember that. However, if you’ve never “encountered the dimension of the Un-manifested in your lifetime”, you will likely “see the portal, turn away in fear, and then lose consciousness”. Because your “presence wasn’t strong enough yet for conscious immortality”, and you carry “too much identification with the manifested world” and “too much attachment to sensory experience”. After that, you’d be reincarnated. This certainly brings to mind the reincarnation beliefs of certain religions, doesn’t it? So maybe there is some truth to them after all.
I hope you are enjoying this series, and encountering some breakthroughs already in your practicing. Stay tuned for the next part, because there is more on enlightenment from me! So come back often to my website, and before you go feel free to subscribe to my emails (you just need to refresh the page and wait for a little while). Leave your questions and comments in the box below and I’ll get back to you ASAP. Thanks a lot!
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