Spiritual Awakening Intuition is like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon through a painful transformation and once such inner transformation occurs, that leads to a higher level of consciousness and derives inner peace. Two wings are like pleasure and pain and once the mind remain unaffected and remain neutral to either one of them, transformation begins to the higher level of consciousness. What are the effects of higher level of consciousness and why should someone even attempt to reach a higher level of consciousness? It provides a stress-free existence, heals body, mind and spirit, provides meaningful life, achieves inner peace, remains always blissful, develops unconditional love, feels oneness of all and transforms from functioning from the mind influenced by the senses to intellect influenced by the consciousness. Stress-free existence: We are the embodiment of divine principle which is eternal. All experiences encountered are passing clouds. The divine principle continues its journey unaffected by the worldly happenings. Brooding over the past or worrying about the future is a waste of time. Only real existence is the being that is aware and always blissful and hence it is not only present always but also omnipresent. Healing body, mind and intellect: If one needs to understand the true nature of oneself, one needs to cultivate humility and carry out the duties sincerely. That reduces the mind from a dominant force of ego influenced by the senses to creative mind that is perfectly capable of exploring its own full potential. Change and evolution are natural to mind, but the presence of unchanging divine principle should be experienced by it. Meaningful life: The Vedas teaches us that the one who lives devoid of delusion, becomes embodiment of wisdom, reaches beyond the duality of the world, achieves the height of spirituality, focuses the attention to That Thou Art, avoids impurities, immovably establishes himself/herself in Truth, becomes a witness to everything, crosses the barrier of the mind and three gunas and experiences bliss is a holy Guru. Inner Peace: Peace denotes capacity to bear success and failure, joy and misery with perfect equanimity. It is there deep down in the very core of a being. Normally, the mind desires worldly things and once these desires are cut out, the peace becomes stronger. One needs to explore the identity of oneself to achieve peace. The human being is like one who has forgotten his/her name, address and the mission. If one delves deep inside, he/she finds the true identity which gives security and peace. Prayers and spiritual gatherings are recommended to sharpen the intellect and delve into the consciousness. Even one who doesn’t believe in Universal Absolute can pray to invoke the power within to create an encryption in the subconscious mind. Always Blissful: The only way one is going to remain blissful is by awakening the holy spirit that drives everything from inside. The mind is a powerful tool, but given full authority to conduct life, becomes complacent and once it is trained to utilize the power of consciousness, there will be a paradigm shift in life. Seeking happiness is the nature but what is true happiness can be established only with the help of the consciousness. Unconditional Love: Searching for God outside is like searching for the goat that is lying in the shoulder. Seeking Truth is what makes life interesting and by having a mindset that every specie is part of the whole creates the path towards unconditional love. The best way towards selflessness is to be selfish about the spiritual growth and development. Oneness of all: Oneness (Advaita) is expressed in three forms viz. Bhaava Advaita (oneness in mental attitude), Kriya Advaita (oneness expressed in action) and Padaartha Advaita (oneness seen in all objects). Trying to align thoughts, words and deeds is the best way to strive towards this goal. Transformation from mind to consciousness: The only way of hope in the enveloping gloom of fear and violence and cruelty, of enforced conformity, of hatred and persecution, is the peace that one can win through self-control and sadhana. That peace will pervade and puffy the inner consciousness as well as the outer atmosphere. Sadhana is the life breath of human-beings. Pomp and struggle for power is poison. The effort to transform the way we think changes how the mind unfolds the world in front of us. Dwelling inside the Truth is the way to achieve fulfillment. Note: Expressing the above views is in no way demonstration of high-level of knowledge and it is mere expression of thoughts and experiences with an intent to seek thoughts and experiences of others. My objective here is to learn more.