July 17, 2014
Enlightenment is ‘from the outside’ in. ‘En’ is from out. ‘In’ is from within. Both are valued states of consciousness. I’ve met a few over the years who claimed ‘enlightenment’, but were not ‘inlightened’ possessing the apparent ability to manifest it with another. Enlightenment seems to be an understanding of the world, but is non transferable. Inlightenment has little to to with knowledge but an inner love that can be transferred to another from the heart. Both are valuable. Enlightenment being more solitary and prevalent among the mentally, spiritually conscious over time, particularly in the East.
The path of ‘enlightenment’ is through meditation and yoga or as some would attest to, through the mind which is able to realize by dropping the mind. Inlightenment involves combining with another where both let go of all worldly attachments yet be in the world where an intensity of love opens like a lotus blossom only the blossom of love is always ongoing regardless of the other. Enlightnment is a more ‘intellectual’ phenomenon while inlightenment is more of the heart with awareness.
Both, at this time, are still very rare states, but with the advent of open communication among coupling like never before, inlightenment is rising from almost total obscurity. To be ‘enlightened’ is to rarely be able to bond with another in an explosive synchronicity. It is an ‘alone with the alone’. To be either is to be awakened and aware of who you are with love from within. The difference being, the enlightened is not conditioned to engulf another mutually in a state of ‘no mind’.
Meditation brings love while love is a meditation. Spiritual seekers of the past have almost exclusively been male, hence the need for solitary meditation or yoga. The new spiritual seeker is really a ‘love seeker’ who will let go of everything while in inner awareness to arise to illimitable heights of joy and blissfulness. Alone but not alone. Two are alone as one. All the great seers or mystics for thousands of years found enlightenment, or enlightenment found them, alone with no one to resonate with but existence.
When the rare two meet, and the path is cleared of past obstructions, the heavens, so to speak, cast a magic aura over them where they both become unconditional with their love energy apart or together. That ‘celestial love’ merges with their shadow and becomes a fulfilled soul. Freedom from attachment comes as an invisible spirit, and they have reached the pinnacles of being free ‘in the light of love’. More than anything, enjoy or ‘in joy’ life and love.