My articles are not necessarily posted in chronological order. You’ll see me appear to go up and down in mood sometimes, when what may have happened is that I’ve been obliged to slot in a “red-hot” item or I felt the need to vary the pace.
So for instance, this article was written a few days ago and is out of chronological sequence.
I’ve slipped into the natural state again and it happened exactly the same way it did the last time. Archangel Michael earlier called this type of event “the experience of true expansion of interdimensionality, of coming to touch, embrace and begin to explore the breadth of your soul design.” (1)
Experiences like this, he said, “will anchor deeper and deeper until it is simply a state of being.” (2)
Like the last time, this time I became aware of the feeling of ecstacy associated with it and, when I did, I recognized how I was already in the natural state. When I recognized it, the partition between it and me dissolved and I was consciously and fully in the space again.
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to recognize what’s already happening within one’s field of awareness. Becoming conscious of it is what dissolves the partition in consciousness that separates us from that state.
Sometimes we may be vaguely aware of something happening but dismiss it. I’d imagine it will then gradually fade away. But if we recognize and validate it, we enter into it and experience it fully and consciously.
There’s a story about an ancient Hindu sadhu or sage, who had experienced something he couldn’t understand. He went to a more senior sage and asked him to explain what had just occurred. The elder sage said that he had become enlightened and only then did the younger sadhu realize it. The younger sage walked away but now in fully-known and fully-experienced illumination.
I actually attended an Adyashanti workshop in around 2007 at which a woman asked Adya what had happened to her and then described an enlightenment experience. She too did not understand that she had experienced enlightenment. So our realization that something has happened is only slightly less important than the something that happened.
You may already be in what Archangel Michael described as an “expansion of interdimensionality” and not know it. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?
So here I am back again in the natural state after several days away. How do I feel? Because it’s how I feel that really most affects me and is the most tangible proof of something having happened.
I feel at peace. There’s nothing wrong in this state. Just previous to it, I was processing grief. Now all recollection of that has disappeared from my field of awareness for the moment. I’ve totally forgotten what I was grief-stricken about. This space is definitely the answer to what ails us.
Notice that I did nothing I’m aware of to “attain” this space. Well, nothing other than to keep seeing to my mission.
Karma yoga, service, seva is enough of a path, Archangel Michael told me back in 2011.
Steve: Is my karma yoga, my service, enough of a spiritual practice [for enlightenment] or should I be doing other things as well?
Archangel Michael: Karma yoga is a very good practice. It is absolutely perfect for you. (3)
So simply doing my duty, seeing to my dharma appears to have produced this “natural state,” (4) that we so seek after. I think that’s glad news.
At this moment, I’m an absolutely open space to transformative love. I still have to call love up from my heart. It doesn’t flow if not attended to or called upon. Not yet, anyways.
But there’s some other quality in the space that attracts me as much as love. It’s bliss. There’s bliss in this space but it too needs to be called up, I see.
Frankly, I’m happy just feeling the peace.
I spent perhaps three hours in the space today and then things got busy, Skype calls coming in, email arriving. Usually that would be enough to close the space down, but it lasted through the calls and mail and picked up in peaceful intensity again afterwards.
Again a feeling of well-being, no experience of need on any score, all issues forgotten, all vasanas suspended or disappeared.
(1) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow, through Linda Dillon, June 7, 2015.
(2) Loc. cit.
(3) Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow, through Linda Dillon, March 3, 2011.
(4) Our spiritual unfoldment is in the hands of the angels. Consequnetly I have no idea whether karma yoga produced this effect, in a straight causal relationship. It’s only a guess.