How Can Some People be an Awakened Ass?

I always believed that once you saw through the illusion of self you would automatically be a loving, emotionally intelligent being. But it turns out, no!

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Waking Up

is the altered state of consciousness that gives us a first person, direct experience of oneness and connection to all things. It can be increassed / maintained via the progressive path (e.g. ongoing meditation and spititual practices) or via the direct path (e.g. non dual and advaita vedanta).

Growing Up

can be segmented in different ways but has been repliacted in various places to show the general stages of development: Egocentric — interest in and compassion for self. Ethnocentric — interest in and compassion for the group (which therefore creates an ‘other’ group different to ours for which we don’t have compassion). Worldcentric —interest in and compassion for the world and all that’s in it. Kosmocentric — interest in and compassion for the whole cosmos.

Cleaning Up

is shadow work. Bringing to awareness the repressed emotional drives which were disallowed as children. Eventually these become so troublesome in life that we’re urged to act upon them. Life becomes unmanageable as we project our shadows onto ‘them out there’ when it’s in here that we need to bring our attention to. For example, when we think ‘they’re being controlling’ but the problem is coming from the projection of our own, un-owned, need for control.

Showing Up

is working in service, accepting responsbility and carving a self-initiated path to become who we are — unencumbered by the shadows we’ve been trying to keep hidden!

Opening Up

is recognising the gifts you bring, in the only way you can, and sharing them with the world. Ken talks about how we have multiple intelligences beyond the cognitive and verbal we are primarily taught in school and that those who don’t excel at those are likely to have strength in another intelligence, e.g. emotional, musical, aesthetic, spiritual.

Life can be better than this! Reconnecting you to innate brilliance & writing about the truth of the human experience. Coach: Wild Fig Solutions @WildFigSolns

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