Three Dimensions of Awakening
Realizing the true, eternal Self is not a linear, one-dimensional process. Many seekers today equate “Awakening” with the awakening of the head soul center, which is often called “Enlightenment”. The belief is that once this center is awakened, the journey is complete. We been around a lot of people who have experienced some degree of head centered awakening that have other aspects of their soul relatively undeveloped. There awakening is not deeply embodied.
In its fullest expression, awakening involves the conscious unfoldment of three primary dimensions of the soul‘s nature, resulting in the realization of the Self as the holographic, fractal essence of God in all it’s dimensions of being. Many spiritual traditions hold that the absolute, unitive nature of the One expresses through three primary dimensions of being -- the pure spirit aspect, the material or form aspect, and the fusion of the two, or embodied divinity. For instance, the trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit is a central tenet of Christianity, while Hindus revere Brahman, Vishnu and Shiva as the three primary aspects of the divine.
The three dimensions of being correspond to the three loci of the soul, often called soul centers. These are not to be confused with the chakras, which are the means by which the soul experiences and expresses. The consciousness locus of each soul center resides at a much deeper level of being; they form the very foundation for the soul’s unfoldment as an aspect of God/One/All That Is.
The full unfoldment of each of these three centers corresponds to the paths of Enlightenment, realization of one’s individual God or divine nature which is fundamentally Love, and conscious union with the natural soul or psyche, the mother/feminine aspect of the divine. We have come to call these three En-Light-enment, En-Love-enment and En-Life-enment.
Traditionally, organized spiritual methodologies tend to focus primarily on one or the other of the soul centers, but not all three. The sophisticated teachings on the nature of mind and highly refined meditation practices of Buddhism center around the soul center in the head, while Sufi prayers and devotional practices are aimed at awakening the heart of hearts. Goddess, earth based and shamanistic paths focus on the union with the divine Feminine and belly soul center. While the benefits of such paths and practices are legendary, many of us now feel called to explore the flowering of all the dimensions of our being, all aspects of the soul.
And everything wants to be included in this flowering -- the clear emptiness of the absolute, the soaring transcendental realms of light, our individual soul nature as the presence of God or Love~Oneness, and the depths of the subconscious from which the luminous dark light enfolds and births all of life’s multitudinous forms. The Way is simple: include and transcend always -- even, or especially, the most difficult and distorted aspects of the separate ego/personality. If God is all that is, what cannot be part of it? What can be held outside the embrace of the One?
The full flowering of the human being occurs with the realization of the true eternal Self as the composite expression of being of all three dimensions of the True, Divine Self. This is what is called for as the Earth and humanity complete this evolutionary cycle. Grace is flowing forth on the planet to assist in the flowering of all dimensions of our being. The three Transmissions of Grace we have been given awaken all three dimensions. Ilahinoor unfolds the En-life-enment dimension, Love~Oneness catalyzes God realization or Self as Love -- the En-Love-enment aspect, and Spotless Mind activates the non-dual, absolute state of En-Light-enment, or Self as pure