Increasing your positive level of awareness is often accompanied by the desire to help others know the things you are discovering. It’s like visiting the most awesome natural wonder and wanting people to see it, feel it, or touch it. Perhaps you saw the pictures beforehand and realize that being there is a hundred times, or a thousand times, better than the images alone.
Bursting forth with the desire to share may be met with some challenges, however. Let’s discuss the process of bringing awakenings to others.
First, when you awaken and reach higher vibrations, you probably feel as though you have less in common with those who haven’t made the discoveries. It can lead to conversations that go flat, miscommunications, defensiveness about your new perspectives and desires, or a generalized feeling of being misunderstood. Those with whom you are in long term relationships may feel threatened by your new peace or passion. They may worry that you are going to outgrow them, try to change them, or just lose interest in who they are.
Having awakenings is not the same as learning something earthbound; therefore, it is accompanied by unique changes in relationships. When a person studies a subject and knows more about the topic, others do not typically feel threatened by the new knowledge. Awakening, on the other hand, is intangible. A person cannot typically pick up a textbook and unleash the same feelings that you may have had as you increased your vibrational energy. The esoteric nature of your realizations can cause those close to you to feel shut out and excluded. On the other hand, since enlightenment concepts are frequently discussed as though those who integrate them are superior to those who have not, your friends and family members may resist opening up to new ideas as a defense of their present identity – a way to feel that they are worthy now.
The point is that enlightenment does not usually cause a line of those you know begging you for answers about how you got there. Habits run hard, identities are defended to give people a sense of worthiness for who they are in the moment, and fear of abandonment can arise.
A potentially good approach to bring others to open their minds is to narrate your experiences. Don’t try to persuade someone about the superior merits of your new view; simply narrate. Tell them what you learned but, more importantly, tell them how it makes you feel. Tell them about the improvement in your emotions. Explain how you feel happier, lighter, freer, clearer, more connected, more powerful, or more joyful. Let them hear your words, and let them see the difference by modeling your new ability to live above the line. Demonstrate how your new discoveries have made you more fun to be around or more light-hearted. Show how you worry less or have more courage. Let them see the results.
As you narrate and demonstrate the effects of your awakenings, curiosity may naturally arise in those around you. People may begin to ask questions. They may begin to ask for advice. They may start sharing intimate details about their lives that they hadn’t shared before. These behaviors are an opportunity for you to share some of the methods you used to get to an increased state of happiness. Another person’s curiosity, questioning, and demonstrating a desire to want your opinion or advice is evidence that he or she may be ready to take action toward a clearer perspective of reality as well. Cull those moments wisely because they will bring you comfort in the light of people who resist your changes. As long as they ask, answer. As they begin to share, listen. As they show curiosity, guide them to the books, people, speakers, movies, etc., that helped you increase your positive level of awareness.
It is a rare person who can be compelled to awaken. The desire for knowledge has to come from within. As joyous as it can be to witness someone you love have the same aha moments that you’ve had, you can’t force it on them. Try to remember that there was likely a person or two in your life who had reached a higher vibration and wanted wholeheartedly for YOU to have the same awakening. Now it’s your turn to be patient in assisting those who show interest and also to accept those who do not as doing the best they can within their level of awareness. The journey together with some may lessen or even come to a close, but even those changes can be achieved without judgment.
Throughout all your interactions with those whom you’d love to share your perspective, be kind, be understanding, be patient, and be accepting. Not everyone will keep pace with you and stay in your life the same way they’ve always been, but many will, and many new, wonderful people with high vibrational energy will appear.
Enjoy the journey!
If you would like guidance to help you discover your harmonious path, contact Karen for personal or professional coaching. Intuitive coaching allows you to discover shortcuts from where you are to where you want to be by attuning to information that can eliminate barriers and enhance success openings. An investment in your happiness today pays for itself through prosperity, love, and peacefulness.
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